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Archives for December, 2014

Pat Bagley irks police organization with cartoon

Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley has offended the Virginia Police Benevolent Association with a recent cartoon depicting how children see police officers. The association wrote a statement in the News and Advance (Lynchburg, VA) where the cartoon ran: During my 25 year law enforcement career and during the time I have been Executive […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Audio: The Art of Richard Thompson discussion

Last week, the editors of The Art of Richard Thompson gathered for an evening to talk about Richard Thompson. Below is the audio to that discussion. I’ll post video if I see that someone captured it.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Audio: The Art of Richard Thompson discussion

Decline in newspaper circulation follows decline in comics printed

Lindsay Foyle argues that the decline in newspaper subscriptions follows the decline of running comic strips in The New Matilda. Over the past 20 years it has become the trendy thing to do for newspaper editors to reduce the number of comics they publish. Not just in Australia, but all over the world. Just why, […]

Posted on: Dec 8, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Slate announces 3rd Cartoonist Studio Prize

FYI for those who like to enter contests. From Slate: Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence in cartooning. (Last year?s winners: Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll.) The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1,000 each. Winners will be selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Slate announces 3rd Cartoonist Studio Prize

Chris Browne publishes children’s book for South Dakota

I know a lot of newspaper cartoonists have migrated into the children’s books, so Hagar the Horrible cartoonist Chris Browne’s story isn’t unique in any way. I just enjoyed the off the cuff approach he took to pitching the book. By the time he was out the door, Browne had the whole storyline mapped out […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiled: Piers Baker, creator of Ollie and Quentin

Nice little profile of Ollie and Quentin creator Piers Baker.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Profiled: Piers Baker, creator of Ollie and Quentin

Video: A day in the life of Zen Pencils

Cool video profile of Zen Pencils creator Gavin Aung Than Zen Pencils, Gavin Aung Than from anotherbeautifulstory on Vimeo.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

JUMPSTART being developed into sitcom

Robb Armstrong’s comic strip JUMPSTART is being developed into a half-hour sitcom by 20th Century Fox TV. Robb is co-writing the script along with Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle). Not a lot of details in the press release. Only a few more over at Deadline.com. Regardless, I’m happy to see a paper comic make […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on JUMPSTART being developed into sitcom