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Archives for September, 2013

Profiled: Michael de Adder on cartooning in Nova Scotia

The Chronicle Herald profiles Michael de Adder who has two books out de PICTIONS (a collection of his editorial cartoons) and You Might Be from Nova Scotia If… (a book poking fun at people, politics of Nova Scotia). The best part of the job, de Adder says, is knowing he can affect people, and their […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Michael de Adder on cartooning in Nova Scotia

Sketching London #1

I’m in London this week for work. I’m trying to see as much of the city as I can when not in meetings. I’ll try to post as many sketches inspired by the things I see throughout the week. The Changing of the Guard

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Road Trip!! Mike Smith celebrates Nevada’s 150th birthday exploring the state

Las Vegas Sun editorial cartoonist Mike Smith and editorial page editor Matt Hufman set off to explore the great state of Nevada to commemorate its 150th birthday. The Sun has a cool web site with their day to day travels and dispatches.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Jim Lange’s son pens biography of father

Editorial cartoonist Jim Lange spent 58 years at The Oklahoman. He passed away in 2009. His son, Robert, has written a book about his father called “John Q: The Life and Times of Jim Lange“. From the Oklahoman: ?My dad passed away about four years ago,? the author said. ?I’d thought to myself over the […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Lange’s son pens biography of father

Mike Rhode covers Jen Sorenson’s RFK Journalism award ceremony

Mike Rhode was on hand (and one of the judges) for the Robert F Kennedy Journalism award ceremony in Washington DC. He’s posted pics of the goings on. Jen Sorenson was this year’s winner. Her great piece, “An Open Letter To The Supreme Court About Health Insurance” was one of her cartoon submissions.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Keith Knight posts first live action comedy skit

The K Chronicles and The Knight Life creator Keith Knight has posted his first live-action comedy skit. From his blog: I’m very excited to be finally posting a live-action comedy piece. It has all the elements of your average Keith Knight cartoon (race, humor), and it’ll probably get me in trouble. It was amazing how […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Profiled: Joe Sacco on his work covering wars

I enjoyed this interview by Jessica Salter in The Telegraph with comics journalist Joe Sacco. Regarding covering war: I?m really tired of drawing war. I?m really tired of drawing the AK-47. I still want to do journalism and I?m still interested in the subject of war, but I don?t want to report from war any […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Joe Sacco on his work covering wars

Neal Adams appeals to cabbies to help return original artwork

Legendary comic book artist Neal Adams accidentally left two portfolio bags in a taxi earlier this month containing original artwork worth tens of thousands of dollars. He’s hoping they’ll be returned. From the New York Post: “The lack of certain details presents a challenge,” said TLC spokesman Allan Fromberg, a longtime fan of Adams. “But […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 4 Comments

3 reasons why Pat Oliphant is amazing

Universal Uclick’s Dave Coates has posted a third gallery of great cartoons by editorial cartoonist Pat Oliphant and offers three reasons why Pat “has a few advantages over most satirists”. Dave’s third reason: 3) Harnessing the first two advantages, he is both willing and able to go beyond the usual eye-rolling, exasperated tone of “there […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Rob Smith Jr.’s USO/NCS trip

Another write up about the recent USO/NCS trip. This time Ocala Star Banner profiles Rob Smith Jr.. From Ocala Star Banner: The artists don’t discuss in detail what they draw during the tours. “We don’t use any of it for our promotion. It’s personal. It’s for them. It’s a way to show that we’re appreciative […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Minions movie slated for 2015

The minions of Despicable Me are getting their own feature film. Animated views the movie is slated for a summer 2015 release. I like the minion characters. They’re a pot of yellow comedic gold, I tell you. Despite thinking they got too much screen time in Despicable Me 2, having a movie dedicated to them […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Minions movie slated for 2015

Video: Mason Mastroianni talks about his USO trips

Local news WBNG talks with B.C. cartoonist Mason Mastroianni’s about his USO/NCS trips overseas to draw cartoons for the troops.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

David Rees to retire from sharpening pencils

The above headline sounds like it comes from The Onion, but alas, the story is true and is being reported on Boing Boing. He’s sharpened nearly 2,000 pencils and is thinking of hang the business up. From Mark Frauenfelder: “The whole point of the business is to remind people to appreciate yellow, No. 2 pencils […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2013,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on David Rees to retire from sharpening pencils

The nitty gritty of the syndicate sales brochure

Tina’s Groove creator Rina Piccolo tears down the pieces of what goes into a syndicate sales kit or sales brochure. Putting together a sales brochure begins with a conversation between the cartoonist and the syndicate editor. What’s discussed ranges anywhere from the gist of the comic to who reads it, and why an editor of […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Jeff Parker reports back from Walt Disney Hometown Toonfest

This year’s honored guests at the Walt Disney Hometown Toonfest were Sandra Bell-Lundy (Between Friends) , Steve Kelley (Dustin), Jeff Parker (Dustin) and character designer Stephen Silver. Jeff has posted his thoughts about his experience as one of the four grand marshals. Highlight of the weekend? – being honored as one of four grand marshals […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment