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Bill Watterson to create poster for 42nd International Festival of Comics in Angouleme

Back in February, Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson was awarded the grand prix de la ville d?Angoulême at this year?s Angoulême International Comics Festival in France. The festival is one of the largest in the world. The prize honors an individual who has influenced the evolution of comics. The winner typically draws the event […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Support creator rights. File amicus with Supreme Court

As you may know, the US Supreme Court will hear the case between Marvel (Disney) and the Jack Kirby heirs over the ownership rights to Kirby’s characters. From Deadline: On May 15, the nine Justices will debate in private Conference whether or not to get involved in the Kirby heir?s 5-year attempt to gain back […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 13 Comments

The Reuben Awards Learn to Draw opening video

Another great “Learn to Draw” from The Doozies creator Tom Gammill who emcee’d this year’s Reuben Awards ceremonies. The segment where Tom and Jeannie Schulz get hitched is hilarious.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 3 Comments

Wrap-up on Watterson, Pastis collaboration

I was traveling yesterday and wasn’t able to update the blog. The Watterson-Pastis collaboration continues to blow people’s mind as evident by the amount of social media and real media attention. I’m not sure there’s a media outlet that didn’t give this biggest comic heist ever some love. Michael Cavna reports that Stephan Pastis’s blog […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Wrap-up on Watterson, Pastis collaboration

Original Watterson, Pastis Pearls Before Swine strips to be auctioned off

This week’s comic explosion over who was guest drawing Pearls Before Swine and then the confirmation that it was none other than Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson wasn’t a fly-by-night collaboration. The two cartoonists, Bill and Pearls creator Stephan Pastis hatched this idea with a philanthropic intent of auctioning off the three strips through […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Confirmed: Bill Watterson returns to comics as guest artist for Pearls Before Swine

Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis confirms that Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson has been a collaborating guest artist in this week’s Pearls. Stephan recounts contacting Bill and actually getting a response back – and a suggestion for a comic idea. So he wrote back and explained his idea. He said he knew that […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Poll results: Is Bill Watterson ghost drawing Pearls Before Swine

Yesterday I published a poll asking people who they thought was providing art to this week’s Pearls Before Swine. There has been a lot of discussion and attention to Stephan Pastis’s strip this week based on speculation that the art is from Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson. As of this morning about 60% believe […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Poll: Is Bill Watterson providing art in this week’s Pearls Before Swine?

Have an opinion on who is providing art (see above) in this week’s Pearls Before Swine? Take the poll below and I’ll post the answers on Friday. Officially, Stephan Pastis isn’t saying one way or the other (Watterson vs. some other artist). The story-line concludes this Saturday with the answer. Loading…

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Is Bill Watterson ghost drawing Pearls Before Swine this week? (UPDATED)

Many comic fans noted that the story-line this week in Pearls Before Swine contained artwork out of character for creator Stephan Pastis’s drawing style. On Monday, Stephan tweeted the following: This week's Pearls strips will contain a mind-blowing surprise. I promise. pic.twitter.com/bzLS9zkBdF — Stephan Pastis (@stephanpastis) June 2, 2014 The story-line this week has a […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 21 Comments

Video: Stephan Pastis visits the Washington Post

Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis had a stop at the Washington Post where he visited with Michael Cavna. Below are video of his segment with Michael and drawing for the crowd.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Stephan Pastis visits the Washington Post

Check out GoComics for most award-winning cartoonists

I’m happy to present GoComics for a third and final week of sponsorship for The Daily Cartoonist. It’s probably not a hard stretch of the imagination to understand that GoComics, being the largest comic portal on the internet, is the home to the most number of award-winning cartoonists. For instance, this year’s recipient of The […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Check out GoComics for most award-winning cartoonists

Call for nominations for Courage in Editorial Cartooning

The Cartoonists Rights Network International has called for nominations for their annual Courage in Editorial Cartooning award. The award goes to an “political or social cartoonist who has demonstrated exceptional courage in the face of overwhelming threats while pursuing their Article 19 freedom of speech rights and the art of political cartooning.” This is an […]

Posted on: Jun 2, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Pat Bagley unveils 15′ 10 most influential Utahns mural

Last Saturday night was the grand unveiling of Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonists Pat Bagley’s 15’ tall “10 most notable and notorious Utahans” mural in The Leonardo which also concluded his month as their artist in residence with the museum. The cocktail reception also included a great slide presentation of some of Pat’s best work. […]

Posted on: Jun 2, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments