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Archives for July, 2014

Video: Spider-man punches cop in face; Jon Stewart has great commentary

A pan-handler dressed as your friendly neighborhood web crawler got into an altercation with the police. The New York Post has the video (below). Best line from the accompanying story: “A crowd of fellow mascots, including Elmo, Batman and a side-by-side Mickey and Minnie Mouse, also stood watch, their fuzzy mitts held to their giant […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Spider-man punches cop in face; Jon Stewart has great commentary

Procreate releases version 2.1

My favorite iPad drawing app just released a major upgrade. Savage Interaction’s ProCreate 2.1 came out last week with some really cool enhancements with color and layers. The ability to drop a color will speed things up for me quite a bit. Check out their what’s new page for full details.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014,  Section: Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Procreate releases version 2.1

San Deigo Comic-Con sends cease-and-desist letter to Salt Lake Comic Con

From the Washington Post: Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names. A lawyer for San Diego Comic-Con has issued a cease-and-desist letter to organizers of Utah’s Salt Lake Comic Con demanding them to drop “Comic Con” from the name. “Attendees, exhibitors and fans seeing use of […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Controversies, Conventions, Comments: 4 Comments

Ann Telnaes receives ‘sexually violent and misogynistic threats’

A recent cartoon by Ann Telnaes has generated what she describes as “sexually violent and misogynistic threats”. The cartoon (see above) is actually an animated cartoon. Visit the Washington Post to see the full cartoon. From Ann’s blog: Early last week I created a cartoon about the bombings in Gaza. In editorial cartooning, there are […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 22 Comments

SLC Jewish community take issue with Pat Bagley cartoon

The war in the Gaza strip is proving to be a sensitive issue here at home. The local Jewish community, led by Salt Lake City rabbi Ilana Schwartzman has taken issue with parallels between Israel and Hamas and local cultural issues in Utah. From the Salt Lake Tribune commentary: What we were told is that […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

PBS to air film on Walt Disney on American Experience

PBS and American Experience will air a four-hour, two-night film on Walt Disney this fall. The film “explores the life and legacy of one of America?s most enduring and influential storytellers.” From the press release: Directed and produced by Sarah Colt (?Henry Ford,? ?RFK?) and written by Mark Zwonitzer (?JFK,? ?Triangle Fire?), the film features […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on PBS to air film on Walt Disney on American Experience

Video: Chester Gould on To Tell the Truth

Chester Gould, who created Dick Tracy, appeared on the TV show To Tell the Truth in 1965.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Chester Gould on To Tell the Truth

Amy Lago to do portfolio reviews at 2014 Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Amy Lago, Washington Post Writer’s Group Comics Editor, will be at this year’s 2014 Kenosha Festival of Cartooning and providing portfolio reviews for aspiring professional cartoonists. If you’re planning to attend and would like this opportunity to have your work reviewed by one of the best editors in the business, you need to register first […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

On family vacation

While everyone on the planet will be at San Diego Comic-Con for the rest of the week, I’m taking the kids to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. It’s just me, five teenagers (not all my own) and a lot of coffee for the next four days. I’ll be back here Monday. Alan

Posted on: Jul 23, 2014,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

THIS makes me wish I was going to SDCC

I don’t wish I was going to San Diego Comic-Con (I have a natural aversion to large crowds of grown people acting like children. P.S. Get off my lawn.), but this t-shirt by the The National Cartoonists Society makes me wish I was there so I could buy one. Features artwork by Bill Amend, Sergio […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 6 Comments

National Cartoonist Society Foundation issues first edition magazine

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation has issued the first of what may become many issues of The National Cartoonist. The new magazine which is intended primarily as a digital magazine, will celebrate “the best in cartooning, past and present, with extensive interviews, in-depth features and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the world of cartooning and comics, as […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

Calvin and Hobbes Exhibition Catalogue coming in October

If you can’t get to the Bill Watterson exhibit at Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum at Ohio State University, consider buying Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue. The catalogue will be released at the end of October. Exploring Calvin and Hobbes is the catalogue for an exhibit by the same name at the Billy Ireland […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 2 Comments

Please help Superman in Supreme Court case

The Man of Steel – or more specifically the heirs of Superman creator Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – needs a few more allies as they prepare their case for the Supreme Court. You, as a professional artist, can add your name to an amicus brief (friend of the court) supporting the position of creator […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Legal, Comments: 4 Comments

Profiled: Al Jaffee on the MAD Magazine Fold-Ins

Paste Magazine interviews the legendary Al Jaffee about his iconic Fold-Ins that appear in MAG Magazine. The way it works is pretty much the way all freelance people work. The Richard Nixon Fold-In is the second fold-in. The first one was with Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher and Richard Burton. But the second one was […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Lalo Alcaraz threatened over Murrieta Hate city cartoon

Editorial cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz has branded Murrieta, CA as “Hate City” which hasn’t sat well with the city’s crisis manager Xavier Hermosillo who took to Lalo’s Instagram to write: “Lalo, There IS a fine line between your Constitutional right to draw cartoons and expressed [sic] your opinions, and falsely, deliberately, and maliciously labeling and attacking […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments