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Thank you to GoComics; Go check out Wumo

Much thanks goes out to Universal Uclick for sponsoring The Daily Cartoonist for a second week and for giving me a chance to plug one of my long-time favorite strips Wumo. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to check out their strip, head over to GoComics.com. You can also find them on the GoComics app […]

Posted on: May 30, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Thank you to GoComics; Go check out Wumo

Profiled: Todd Clark, creator of Lola

Jordan Gray of the Idaho Press-Tribune profiles Lola creator Todd Clark: The man behind the pen and Lola’s witty zingers is Todd Clark, 50, of Boise. In an office with walls crammed full of comic strips from fellow artists, his own work and plenty of Boise State University memorabilia, Clark sketches out Lola, her son […]

Posted on: May 29, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Video: Jack Elrod retires from Mark Trail

I mentioned back in March that Mark Trail cartoonist Jack Elrod was retiring. He’s 90 years old. James Allen is taking over. From WXIA in Sandy Springs, GA:

Posted on: May 29, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Canadian editorial cartoonist association convenes in Cuba

Graeme MacKay, editorial cartoonist for the The Hamilton Spectator, writes a wrap up of his visit to Cuba this month as one of a handful of The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists (ACEC) members attending their annual convention there. Never before have we gone to another country where governments have a record of repressing free […]

Posted on: May 29, 2014,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 8 Comments

Video: Jim Davis drawing Garfield with a Cintiq

Late last year, Stephan Pastis and Scott Adams did a video bit pimping Wacom?s Cintiq Companion. Now Garfield creator Jim Davis is doing the same for the Wacom Cintiq. That Jim is using a a Cintiq doesn’t surprise me. When he was at the Reuben Awards in Las Vegas two years ago, he mentioned that […]

Posted on: May 28, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

A look into Jim Borgman’s studio

From what original art hangs on his wall to where he stashes candy, Zits co-creator Jim Borgman has posted a virtual tour through his office. From his blog: My dad was a sign painter, and this is the wooden box he sat on everyday as he worked. I keep it nearby to remember him, but […]

Posted on: May 28, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on A look into Jim Borgman’s studio

Joe Heller cartoon presented to Pope Francis

A viral cartoon drawn by Former Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial cartoonist (now self-syndicated) Joe Heller featuring Pope Francis driving his 1984 Renault with bumper stickers such as “Have you hugged an Atheist today?,” and “Honk if your a non-conformist” has been presented to his Holiness. Members of the Jubilee USA delegation visiting the Vatican last […]

Posted on: May 28, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Profiled: Aaron Taylor and his BYU webcomic Blood Runs Blue

My good friend Aaron Taylor was profiled on BYUTV Sports about his webcomic about all things BYU sports Blood Runs Blue.

Posted on: May 28, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Aaron Taylor and his BYU webcomic Blood Runs Blue

Review: Surface Pro 2 vs Cintiq Companion

Jonathan Hill spent two weeks with Surface Pro 2 running Windows 8 and the Cintiq Companion. He breaks down his experience on his blog: Ever since I got wind about these tablets that are running full Windows 8 and have pressure sensitive screens, I sold my laptop and decided to jump all over that. It […]

Posted on: May 28, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Reuben Awards weekend 2014 wrap up

This year’s Reubens Award Weekend was held in the spectacular San Diego California. It was only my third NCS weekend, so I’m not the best barometer for attendance. Apart from live-tweeting the winners on Saturday night, I’ll admit, I put aside my the “reporter duties” and just enjoyed the event. My photos are slimmer than […]

Posted on: May 27, 2014,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 8 Comments

Congratulations to all of the Reuben Awards winners

This last weekend was the National Cartoonists Society’s annual Reuben Awards weekend. It was a fabulous event. I’ll post a write-up here shortly. But as fun as the weekend was, the reason we were all there was to find out who were the big winners. Without further delay, below are the winners of the division […]

Posted on: May 26, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 2 Comments

Check out Wumo over at GoComics.com

I?m pleased that Universal Uclick is sponsoring The Daily Cartoonist for another week. Equally happy that they are promoting one of my favorite comics “Wumo.” I was only just a little giddy to hear that the Danish comic Wulffmorgenthaler was being brought to the states. It started in 2001 and ran in several European papers. […]

Posted on: May 26, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Check out Wumo over at GoComics.com

Thank you to Universal Uclick/GoComics

A big thanks goes out to Universal Uclick for sponsoring the blog last week. I’m sure most of my readers know that UU is the owner of GoComics, the largest comics portal in the world if not universe. GoComics has some of the most recognized and famous comics and they continue to amaze me how […]

Posted on: May 26, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Thank you to Universal Uclick/GoComics

Reuben award weekend predictions

I’m off to San Diego for Reuben awards weekend. I stopped long ago trying to guess who would win the Reuben and the division awards. But Tom Heintjes posts his predicts each year. I should look them up (and anyone else) and see who’s got the clearest crystal ball. For the top prize, Tom says […]

Posted on: May 23, 2014,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben award weekend predictions

Nacho Guarache creator Leo Garza passes at age 57

Sad news from the San Antonio Express-News: Former San Antonio Express-News cartoonist Leo Garza, known for his Nacho Guarache strips, died Saturday after a battle with kidney cancer. Garza, 57, worked as a political cartoonist for the Express-News for two decades before leaving the paper in 2007. His work was praised by a number of […]

Posted on: May 22, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Nacho Guarache creator Leo Garza passes at age 57