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Archives for November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to U.S. readers; Happy Thursday to the rest of you

Today in the US is the day we pause to give thanks for our blessings, eat too much food; take naps, watch a parade, a movie, football game and plot out our Black Friday shopping (which may or may not actually start on Thursday this year). For the rest of you, it’s a Thursday. As […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2013,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving to U.S. readers; Happy Thursday to the rest of you

Will Family Guy’s Brian be revived in new TV show?

Sunday’s Family Guy episode revolved around the death of the Brian character. There’s been a goodly size reaction from fans – over 91,000 fans have signed a petition asking that the character be brought back. One blogger reports that the reaction has caused conversations over at Fox about creating a spin-off show for the Brian. […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comments: 3 Comments

Bunny Hoest and John Reiner to be inducted into NCS Hall of Fame

The National Cartoonists Society announced that Bunny Hoest and John Reiner will be honored with the Gold Key Award at next year’s Reuben Award Weekend and thus becoming inducted into the NCS Hall of Fame. From the announcement: Bunny Hoest is the writer of several cartoon series, including The Lockhorns, Laugh Parade and Howard Huge, […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Indonesian cartoon creates Aussie-Indonesian stir

Last week a cartoon by Indonesian cartoonist Fonda Lapod depicted Australian Prime Minister as a peeping Tom masturbating while looking behind a curtain labeled “Indonesia” has created a wrinkle in relations between the two countries. The cartoon is in response to news that Australia is allegedly listening in on telephone calls of the Indonesian President […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013,  Section: International, Comments: 4 Comments

Cartoon Art Professional Society to hold auction to benefit Stan Sakai

Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo is facing financial challenges due to a medical costs caring for his wife who has been battling a debilitating illness. She requires 24-hour home care beyond what insurance will cover. The Cartoon Art Professional Society is creating an auction to raise money for Stan and are asking for any […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013,  Section: comic, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: The Brian Walker talks about comics

Comic historian Brian Walker talks about his exhibit of cartoon art at Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and growing up surrounded by professional cartoonists. Looks like the video is shot with a mobile phone, so audio isn’t fantastic, but audible. Via Mike Lynch

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Video: The Brian Walker talks about comics

Stan, Pauline Goldberg recovering from car accident

Archie cartoonist Stan Goldberg and his wife Pauline are recovering in the hospital after being injured in a car accident on their way home from the OSU Festival of Cartoon Art. According to Comics Beat, Pauline suffered two broken arms and a broken leg while Stan has a fractured vertebrae. Flowers, cards and well-wishing can […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Al Plastino passes at age 91

Al Plastino, best known for his work with DC Comics and the Superman comic, has passed away at the age of 91. Mark Evanier breaks the news and writes the first obit. Al was a diverse artist who also worked on the comic strip Nancy and there’s a story that he was the artist in […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Al Plastino passes at age 91

Jeff Smith launches Tuki webcomic

Bone creator Jeff Smith has been teasing the release of a new webcomic for several months now. Yesterday the webcomic went live. Jeff Smith explores the ice age in this all new mythological fiction of the first human to leave Africa. With the completion of his science fiction noir thriller RASL, Jeff Smith returns to […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013,  Section: web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Cartoons and Cocktails raises $20k

Michael Cavna reports on last Friday’s Cartoons and Cocktails gala in Washington DC which raised $20k by auctioning off 160 or so original editorial cartoons. The proceeds goes to the National Press Club. Among the notable pieces auctioned off was Pat Bagley’s cartoon of Malala Yousafzai (see below). The original cartoon was auctioned off earlier […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoons and Cocktails raises $20k

Yesterday Gasoline Alley turned 95

Buried in a story about Gasoline Alley cartoonist Jim Scancarelli contributing to an anti-bullying comic book is news that yesterday, November 24, the comic strip turned 95 years old. Legacy-strip haters are going to hate, but 95 years is an accomplishment.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

The Kennedy cartoon that Post-Dispatch retrieved off the streets before people could see it

Fascinating story out of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the Tom Engelhardt cartoon that was published in 1963 just hours before President Kennedy was shot. The cartoon depicted Kennedy in Texas, in a box, between shooters. Worst possible timing of a cartoon ever. The newspaper, realizing the cartoon had already been sent out, dispatched their […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

India to boycott South Africa because of Zapiro cartoon?

/wp-content/uploads/tdc-images/zapiro-india.jpg India Times reports that several organizations are calling for a boycott of South Africa by the Indian cricket team because of a cartoon by Sunday Times editorial cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (“Zapiro”). The cartoon features Cricket South Africa CEO about to be sacrificed on an alter in front of the Indian god Ganesha (labeled Indian […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on India to boycott South Africa because of Zapiro cartoon?

My condolences to Scott Adams on the passing of his father

I read Scott Adams’s latest blog post regarding his father’s death. At the time of the writing, his father had not yet passed. It’s an angry post against anyone against doctor assisted suicides. You can feel Scott’s raw emotions as you read it. I don’t want this post to be about the morality or politics […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on My condolences to Scott Adams on the passing of his father

NYT Reviews painting apps and styluses

The New York Times looks at three different drawing apps and how well the work with a stylus. When he introduced the iPhone and iPad, Steven P. Jobs asserted the touch-screen devices didn?t need a stylus because humans come with 10 great touch-screen controllers sticking out of our palms: fingers. He was proved right, and […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2013,  Section: Technology, Comments: 5 Comments