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Archives for December, 2013

Happy holidays to my readers

As I usually do, I’m taking the last week of the year off for the holidays. I’ll be back at the helm January 2. To each of you, I wish you happy holidays and new year! –Alan

Posted on: Dec 24, 2013,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 5 Comments

Adam Zyglis wins Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award

Buffalo News editorial cartoonist Adam Zyglis has been awarded this year’s Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartooning. The Berryman award is awarded by the National Press Foundation. Adam will officially receive his award in March during their annual awards dinner. Congratulations, Adam!

Posted on: Dec 24, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

John Rose: The Bodacious Best of Snuffy Smith

Much thanks goes out to John Rose for sponsoring the blog last week. Unfortunately, with the server issues, his week was less than ideal and for that I apologize. I’m going to keep up his ads for a couple more days. If you get a chance, click on through and check out his new book […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Hugh MacLeod and Gaping Void

South Florida Business Journal profiles Hugh MacLeod who has carved out a niche in the business world creating inspirational cartoons. I remember seeing Hugh’s early work and it’s cool to see where he’s taken it. MacLeod and his company Gaping Void have landed big corporate clients who seek him out to boost or change their […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Hugh MacLeod and Gaping Void

Podcast: Episode 192 ? Mark Anderson

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to GoComics and give it a listen. In this episode: Mark Anderson of Andertoons.com is here to talk about how you take your talent for cartooning and market it to the world to make a living!  His stuff has been in Forbes, […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2013,  Section: podcast, Comments: 2 Comments

Podcast: Episode 191 ? Maria Scrivan

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to GoComics and give it a listen. In this episode: Maria Scrivan of the comic “Half Full” joins me to talk about her path to syndication, her most excellent magazine comics work for Parade and MAD, her week-long stint filling in for […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2013,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 191 ? Maria Scrivan

NPR feature cartoonist who draws self portraits of himself and his cat in different styles

Nice story from NPR about Mike Holmes who draws cartoons featuring himself and his cat in the style of a different cartoonist. Mike Holmes calls these studies “Mikenesses.” They are all his drawings, imagining himself and Ella through the eyes of these other artists. He’s done batches and batches of them, collected here. What they […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on NPR feature cartoonist who draws self portraits of himself and his cat in different styles

Humans are hardwired for comics?

Eric Jaffe explores the idea that humans are hardwired for the visual language of comics. Language is more than just a series of words strung together. A sentence must have some essential structure, some system of rules governing words and clauses–a grammar. You don’t have to be Strunk or White to recognize this system at […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Rick McKee wins United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award

Augusta Chronicle editorial cartoonist Rick McKee has been named as this year’s United Nations/Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award winner. The prize comes with a nifty $10,000. Rick is the third American to win the award. Congratulations, Rick!

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Shia LaBeouf accused of plagiarizing Daniel Clowes

From Buzzfeed: Shia LaBeouf posted his new short film HowardCantour.com online on Monday, having first debuted the work at the May 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The piece stars Jim Gaffigan as an online film critic named Howard Cantour, and it is almost a direct adaptation of Justin M. Damiano, a 2007 comic written and drawn […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: 2 Comments

OSU offers two courses on comics

On the wake of the Ohio State University Festival of Comic art comes the announcement that two new courses on the topic of comics will be offered in the spring. The classes are offered through the English department and are entitled, “Pictures That Tick ? Difficult History in Comics” and “Comics & Time”. From the […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on OSU offers two courses on comics

Another amazing realistic portrait using the iPad

Earlier this month I posted a video by Kyle Lambert drawing a hard-to-believe-it’s-not-real portrait of Morgan Freeman on his iPad with the ProCreate app. It set off a lot of debate on the validity of the work. I’ve been following ProCreate on Twitter. They say they’ve evaluated the source file and say it’s the read […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2013,  Section: Technology, Comments: 5 Comments

Video: Scott Adams vs. Stephan Pastis; digital vs. analog

Dilbert creator Scott Adams and Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis did a video for Wacom on the topic of analog vs. digital.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

And we’re back

My apologies for the prolonged downtime over the weekend and earlier this week. The blog began having issues last Thursday and became more pronounced Friday and into the weekend. The site couldn’t stay up for more than 15 minutes. Support from my hosting company was underwhelming and frankly useless. I spent far too much time […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2013,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on And we’re back

Check out John Rose’s new Barney Google and Snuffy Smith book

This week’s sponsor of The Daily Cartoonist is John Rose, the cartoonist behind Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. Barney Google and Snuffy Smith was one of the strips that ran in my hometown paper growing up. I have fond memories of laying down on the floor in front of the fireplace reading all of the […]

Posted on: Dec 16, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments