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Archives for October, 2014

Banksy does Calvin and Hobbes

This came across my Twitter feed. I don’t know if “The Real Banksy” is THE real Banksy, nor do I know where it was painted. Take it for what it’s worth: pic.twitter.com/fZsnZtFSg4 — banksy (@thereaIbanksy) September 15, 2014

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Rina Piccolo has gone digital

Tina’s Groove creator Rina Piccolo has started drawing her strip digitally. She cites two reasons, which you can read on her blog. Her summary is a strong endorsement for the Cintiq Companion. To be honest, I didn?t think I?d find anything special in drawing on a tablet. I really am, at heart, a paper-and-ink girl. […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Video: Watch Bob Mankoff discuss the New Yorker cartoon caption contest

New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff discusses the New Yorker cartoon caption contest during a presentation at the 2014 Strata Conference + Hadoop World. Via: Michael Maslin

Posted on: Oct 20, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Hi and Lois celebrate 60 years tomorrow

Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of the Mort Walker and Dik Browne’s comic strip Hi and Lois. The strip was created by Mort and Dik. The feature is now created by Mort?s sons, writers Brian Walker and Greg Walker and Dik?s son, artist Chance Browne (assisted by artist Eric Reaves). This week, the creators have […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Podcast: NYCC Wrap Up

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to Tall Tale Radio and give it a listen. In this episode: New York Comic Con 2014 Recap It’s that time of year again, where the fall leaves change color, everything edible in the world is apparently made with pumpkin spice, and […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: NYCC Wrap Up

GoComics adds Little Nemo in Slumberland

Universal Uclick’s GoComics has announced it’s added Winsor McCay?s Little Nemo in Slumberland to their line-up. Little Nemo is considered one of the McCay’s masterpieces and a foundational comic strip in history. It’s not mentioned in the press release, but it’s almost too coincidental that GoComics adds Little Nemo on October 15 – precisely the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on GoComics adds Little Nemo in Slumberland

Charles Schulz still 3rd top earning dead celebrity

Forbes released it’s annual report on the top earning dead celebrities. Charles Schulz retains his third place ranking. Interestingly the first eight spots are unchanged from last year, but good ol’ Dr. Suess AKA Theodor Geisel moved from 10th to 9th place and tied with Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen and Betty Page. From Forbes: Cartoonist […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Tuesday’s “Love is” comic panel seen as contributing to rape culture

The long running Love Is comic panel featuring a naked, prepubescence man and woman expounding on what love is has created a stir when Tuesday’s caption read, “Love is… knowing that ‘no’ means ‘maybe’ and ‘maybe’ means ‘yes’”. Many interpreted the caption as supporting rape culture and violence against women and according to the Huffington […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 1 Comment

Notice: Berryman Award entry deadline is tomorrow!

A friendly reminder that tomorrow is the deadline to enter into the Berryman Award for editorial cartooning. The award goes to cartoons “that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing and striking effect.” The award is a $2,500 prize. Visit the National Press Club’s website for entry details. Of all the cartooning awards, […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Superman heirs lose copyright fight at Supreme Court

Whereas the prospect of a Supreme Court ruling against Marvel may have played a role in the comic publisher’s decision to settle with Jack Kirby’s heirs, the other comic publisher DC Comics was handed a victory when the Supreme Court refused to hear the case and allowed a lower court’s decision to stand that allowed […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014,  Section: Comic Books, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Superman heirs lose copyright fight at Supreme Court

Editorial cartoonist Jon Kennedy passes at age 96

Arkansas editorial cartoonist Jon Kennedy has passed away at the age of 96. His obituary hints at the longevity of his career: Jon B. Kennedy, 96, of North Little Rock passed away Friday, October 10th. Born in Springfield, Missouri on August 19, 1918 to parents , Brownlow and Ida Kennedy , he started his career […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Video: Tom Gammill’s opening Reuben Awards opening song

Just released: Tom Gammill’s opening number for the 2014 Reuben Awards: Always great.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2014,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 8 Comments

Appeals court lifts ban on Zunar’s books

An Malaysian Appeals Court has lifted a ban on books by editorial cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque (AKA Zunar). Zunar’s books were seized during an arrest in 2012. The cartoonist was charged with sedition. From the Malaysian Insider: “With respect, this is a case where the law of sedition is being used as a convenient peg […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Appeals court lifts ban on Zunar’s books

Warner Bros. fast tracking LEGO Batman movie

Looks like LEGO Movie 2 is being pushed back in order to make LEGO Batman. From Hollywood Reporter: Chris McKay, the animation supervisor on Lego Movie, was initially set to direct that project’s sequel. However, the movie is being pushed back and McKay is now helming the Lego Batman movie, which is being written by […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Warner Bros. fast tracking LEGO Batman movie

Editorial cartoonist Ed Stein to release webcomic

Last August, Ed Stein announced he was ending his long-running strip Freshly Squeezed (which was an extension of Denver Square) and hinted that he was gearing up for another project. Yesterday he posted news that the new project was a webcomic. From Ed: In the next few weeks (I hope) I?ll launch the first installments […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments