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Archives for November, 2013

Maggie Thompson comic collection heading to auction, estimated value $1 million

From the Huffington Post: Comic book collector and industry legend Maggie Thompson of Wisconsin has decided to put some 500 pieces of her personal collection up for auction over the next few months. The first wave alone includes the first issue of “The Avengers,” ”Journey Into Mystery” No. 83, which features the first appearance of […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Michael Maslin reviews New Yorker cartoons from the 1940s, 1960s

New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin looks at a few New Yorker cartoon collections from half a century ago. Before my recent interview with Dana Fradon, I did some research ? as much as the internet allowed, which wasn?t a heck of a lot ? and ran into this first collection of his from 1961. My […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Spider-Man musical to close with $60 million loss

The New York Times reports that the Spider-Man musical is set to close in January with a record-breaking loss of $60 million. The show has only been open for three years. Several investors said they were reeling from the closing announcement, made on Monday night. Three said they have not been paid back anything during […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 4 Comments

A BIG, BIG thanks to everyone!

I went to bed last night $30 shy of $8,000 (I’m also counting a $150 analog donation that came in the mail) in this year’s Fund The Daily Cartoonist drive. Somewhere in the last 30 minutes another donation came in that pushed the total above $8,000. Considering that this one campaign total surpasses all of […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 9 Comments

Profiled: Zapiro pushes boundaries in South Africa

Fox News profiles Jonathan Shapiro (“Zapiro”): Shapiro, 55, has made a career of stripping away taboos and artifice with satire. Sometimes he gets sued, most notably by President Jacob Zuma. The Mandela cartoon in April for The Times, a South African newspaper, was one of his gentler efforts and a commentary on a nation that […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Zapiro pushes boundaries in South Africa

Video: Hugh Haynie exhibit in Louisville

Posted on: Nov 20, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Hugh Haynie exhibit in Louisville

Last day to get my “Best Of” ebook

Just a reminder if you’ve not yet donated or even if you have, any new donors this week or if any of the previous donors increase their donation by $10, I’ll send you the eBook I’m creating containing my best cartoons. Most of you probably haven’t seen my work. Here’s a sample of my cartoons. […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Last day of Fund The Daily Cartoonist!!

Today is the last day to contribute to Fund The Daily Cartoonist campaign. My goals for 2014 is to make a dramatic improvement in the delivery and volume of news of interest. You can read how I’m specifically going to do that on the campaign website. It’s going to take a significant sustained investment of […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2013,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

53 releases Pencil stylus for Paper app

53 – the company that created the Paper app for iPad have now released Pencil – a stylus for their app. Check out this video: Pencil / Think With Your Hands from FiftyThree on Vimeo. I’ve used Paper before, but mostly for sketching. Maybe someone who uses the app in a more serious fashion can […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013,  Section: Technology, Comments: 6 Comments

Signe Wilkinson draws cartoon about being mugged last Sunday

Signe Wilkinson was mugged at gun-point last Sunday about a block from her house. The mugger demanded her purse and claimed to have a gun which Signe believed to be true. The purse the mugger made off with was actually a canvas bag that Signe was carrying filled with pens, paper and sketches of her […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Where in the world is Kevin Kallaugher?

The Economist editorial cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher has a dizzy array of gigs lined up – some of which will take him across the world. The Economist is heading out on an international tour called “The Year in 2014.” KAL will traveling with the tour to Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Mumbai. That last stop […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Bil Keane statue unveiled

The finished 9-foot 7-inch bronze statue titled “Giddy-Up, Daddy” has finally been unveiled. The statue honors Family Circus creator Bil Keane. From The Arizona Republic: The statue came to Scottsdale by way of Paradise Valley on the second anniversary of Keane?s death, who was a resident of the town for more than 50 years, creating […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bil Keane statue unveiled

Introducing the FundTDC Bonus Perk: The Best of Alan’s personal cartoons

You might not know that I was an editorial cartoonist for several years and developed a comic strip (two actually). When the triplets came, I put away my pen and ink and went into the corporate world for the benefit of a steady salary. I still do occasional cartoons and illustrations, but most of my […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 2 Comments

OSU Festival of Cartoon Art reviews

I told everyone to get to this year’s Festival of Cartoon Art in Columbus. With the grand opening of the Billy Ireland Library and Museum and the duly deserved praise for the library’s founder Lucy Shelton Caswell, this was the year to be there. But alas, I couldn’t be there myself and had to jealously […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Lalo Alcaraz and his role in Bordertown

NBC Latino talks to La Cucaracha creator Lalo Alcaraz on his role as a writer on the upcoming animated television series Bordertown. The 49-year-old’s knack for delivering hard-hitting satire about the U.S. landscape is exactly what qualifies him to join the behind-the-scenes-crew of “Bordertown,” says Felix Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments