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Archives for April, 2014

Lincoln Peirce sets Guinness World Record for largest cartoon strip by a team

Missed this, but nonetheless very cool. Big Nate creator Lincoln Peirce was on the Today show as the Guinness Book of World Records certified that a panel of Big Nate cartoons drawn by schoolchildren from around the country broke the world record as the largest cartoon strip by a team. The previous record was 3,320 […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

The Boondocks returns to TV but without Aaron McGruder

The Daily Beast is reporting that Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks will be returning to television after a four year hiatus – but the return is without Aaron who has developed another live-action show called Black Jesus. As the world now knows, The Boondocks will be returning for a fourth season, but I will not be […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on The Boondocks returns to TV but without Aaron McGruder

Jen Sorensen, Angelo Lopez win SPJ awards for editorial cartooning

The Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of this year’s Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism. In the category of editorial cartooning, Jen Sorensen took the win in the category of newspaper circulation over 100,000. Angelo Lopez of the Philippines Today took the prize for newspapers under 100,000. Congratulations to Jen […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comments: 2 Comments

Kevin Siers wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning

Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observe has been named the winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning “for his thought provoking cartoons drawn with a sharp wit and bold artistic style.” This year’s finalists include David Horsey of the Los Angeles Times and Pat Bagley of The Salt Lake Tribune. Judges noted David’s […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

AAEC announces dates for 2014 convention in San Francisco

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has announced the date for this year’s convention/festival in San Francisco, CA. AAEC President (and convention host) Mark Fiore is branding the convention as Satire Fest (same acronym as San Francisco) to build public interest and promotion. Most of the events will be open to the public. Expect sessions […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC announces dates for 2014 convention in San Francisco

Online ad revenue surpasses broadcast revenue for first time

Interactive Advertising Bureau reports that for the first time ever, online advertising has surpassed broadcast advertising. Also of import: for a third year in a row, mobile advertising revenue growth is measured with triple digits. ?Our survey confirms that we are fully in transition to the post-desktop era,? said David Silverman, Partner, PwC U.S. ?Triple […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014,  Section: web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Amazon to buy comiXology for undisclosed sum

Big news from the Verge: Amazon has just announced that it’s acquiring Comixology, the highly successful digital comics platform. “We’ve long admired the passion Comixology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels,” said Amazon VP of content acquisition and digital publishing David Naggar. “We look forward to investing in […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

East Coast Black Age of Comics announces nominees for Glyph Award

This year’s nominees for the Glyph Award have been announced. The award is given out during the 13th annual East Coast Black Age of Comics convention on May 16. The category of comic strip now includes webcomics. Not sure when that happened, but the pool of eligible cartoonists has grown, which is a good thing […]

Posted on: Apr 10, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on East Coast Black Age of Comics announces nominees for Glyph Award

Comics Kingdom adds promised features

King Feature Syndicate’s Comic portal Comics Kingdom launched last December with several new features and some planned features set to debut at a later date. This week, some of those are now available. Comic fans can search the comics by keywords and phrases and find comics using that word. They also display keywords under each […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Kingdom adds promised features

Archie set to die heroically in July (updated)

Archie will die a hero’s death in July – at least in one of the many comic book series bearing his name. From CNN: CNN: Can you explain the “Life With Archie” series for the uninitiated? Goldwater: “Life With Archie” is Archie’s future — it gives readers a look into what his life would be […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 4 Comments

Profiled: Jerry Scott and his fine art exhibit

You may not know that Zits and Baby Blues writer Jerry Scott also does oil painting. He has an exhibit of his work at the 1821 Gallery & Studios in Fresno, CA. The exhibit runs through May 31. From the Fresno Bee: “I’ve spent the last 25 years being the guy behind the scenes,” Scott […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Cavna talks to Schulz family about new Peanuts movie

Michael Cavna talks to Craig Schulz about the new Peanuts movie. The result is a very long and in-depth story about how the family selectively picked the animation studio and efforts to stay true to the strip. Amid this lasting appeal, the cartoonist?s son had a short-format concept for a ?Peanuts? film. And once he […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cavna talks to Schulz family about new Peanuts movie

Brian Fies launches “The Last Mechanical Monster” webcomic

While publishing my last post about Brian Fies’s discovery of a Kids say the Darndest Thing book illustrated by Charles Schulz, it reminded me I had a miss-fired blog post that never went live a couple of months ago about Brian’s latest endeavor, a web comic called The Last Mechanical Monster. Very much worthy your […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014,  Section: web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Schulz, Linkletter, Disney say the darndest things

Interesting find by Brian Fies who came across a book entitled Kids Say the Darndest Things by TV and radio personality Art Linkletter who hosted a radio show of the same title. The book had an introduction by Walt Disney and was illustrated by Charles Schulz. Brian writes: The wild card is Schulz. Peanuts had […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Video: Li’l Abner unaired live-action TV pilot

Below are two excerpts from an unsold pilot for a 1966 live-action Li’l Abner television show. The show was produced by Gilligan’s Island’s and Brady Bunch producer Sherwood Schwartz and starred Gilligan Island’s Bob Denver. Part 1: Part 2:

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments