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Archives for January, 2015

Podcast: Episode 204 ? Sarah Andersen and Comic Book Reboots

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: It’s a great pleasure to talk with Sarah Andersen of “Sarah’s Scribbles.”  Fell in love with that strip as soon as I saw it, and Lucas Turnbloom (“Imagine This”) and […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 204 ? Sarah Andersen and Comic Book Reboots

Ed Stein’s Sleeper Ave launches

Former Rocky Mountain News editorial cartoonist Ed Stein (who also created the comic strip Freshly Squeezed has launched his webcomic Sleeper Ave . The comic is a personal history of growing up in Waco, Texas in the 1950s. Here’s how Ed describes it: In 1953, a tornado roared through the small town I grew up […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ed Stein’s Sleeper Ave launches

Jeff Keane to be awarded NCS Silver T-Square award

The National Cartoonists Society has announced that this year’s Society?s Silver T-Square award will be awarded to former NCS president Jeff Keane. From the NCS: The National Cartoonists Society?s Silver T-Square award is ?awarded, by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, to persons who have demonstrated outstanding dedication or service to the Society […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS announces speakers Reuben Award weekend speakers

National Cartoonist Society President Tom Richmond has posted the cover art for this upcoming year’s NCS Reuben Awards weekend with caricatures of the line-up of speakers and special award winners. Family Circus cartoonist and former NCS President Jeff Keane will be the recipient of this year’s NCS ?Silver T-Square? for outstanding dedication to the organization. […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 16 Comments

Tom Toro submitted 610 cartoons to the New Yorker before his first sale

Interesting report by NPR about New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro who submitted 610 cartoons to the New Yorker before he made his first sale. From NPR: “I went in, he looked at my stuff, I was just nervously sitting there waiting for him to say something,” Toro says. “And I remember he looked up and […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Toro submitted 610 cartoons to the New Yorker before his first sale

DreamWorks Animation cuts 500 jobs; focuses on sequels

Sad news from DreamWorks Animation. The LA Times reports that the animation studio has cut 500 jobs in a restructuring effort and will scale back its film production and close its studio in Redwood City. From the LA Times: The announcement is a bruising moment for Katzenberg, who once presided over one of the industry’s […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2015,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on DreamWorks Animation cuts 500 jobs; focuses on sequels

Sunday’s Pearls Before Swine mocks syndicate president John Glynn

Stephan Pastis often injects himself into his strip Pearls Before Swine, but yesterday he brought in his syndicate boss John Glynn. Michael Cavna asked Stephan what prompted him to mock Universal Uclick’s President and Editorial Director: So, what sparked this heartily applauded decision to get all passive-transgressive? ?Well, the truth is that Glynn is about […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Sunday’s Pearls Before Swine mocks syndicate president John Glynn

Dan Perkins donates Tom Tomorrow Collection to Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

This Modern World creator Dan Perkins (AKA Tom Tomorrow) has donated his collection of manuscripts, research materials, and ephemera to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. From the press release: When asked why he found OSU to be the ideal home for his collection, Perkins said: “At this point, it represents not only a […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2015,  Section: Alternative comics, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Dan Perkins donates Tom Tomorrow Collection to Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Podcast: Episode 203 ? Doug Adams, Music While You Work

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: With the release of the final “Hobbit” movie, I thought it was time to have Doug Adams on one more time! Always great to talk with the author of “The […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 203 ? Doug Adams, Music While You Work

Dan Piraro hits 30 years drawing Bizarro

Dan Piraro has marked the 30th anniversary doing his panel Bizarro. He has a sample of his earliest work on his blog. He writes: My career started 10 years before I owned a computer so my first decade of work was not digitized and I?ve no idea where my early work is in my archival […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Dan Piraro hits 30 years drawing Bizarro

11 episodes of Bob Mankoff talking about New Yorker cartoons

I can’t remember if I’ve posted this before, but if I have not, and you’re a fan of The New Yorker cartoons, head over to Fans of The Cartoon Lounge – 11 episodes of New Yorker Cartoon editor Bob Mankoff talking about cartoons.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2015,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on 11 episodes of Bob Mankoff talking about New Yorker cartoons

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard (Tignous) Verlhac’s coffin was covered in cartoons

From the New York Daily News: One of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists killed in a bloody rampage against the Paris magazine was buried Thursday in a coffin covered in cartoon drawings. During a private funeral for Bernard (Tignous) Verlhac, the 57-year-old?s friends and family sketched final farewells on his casket as they remembered ?the King […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2015,  Section: International, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Toonseum hires news executive director

The Toonseum has announced it has found a new interim executive director to replace founder Joe Wos who left in September. From the press release: The ToonSeum is proud to announce Tammy Aupperle as the new interim executive director of Pittsburgh’s cartoon museum. Ms. Aupperle is the Principal of TB Aupperle Consulting, LLC, which specializes […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2015,  Section: Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Toonseum hires news executive director

Check out the National Cartoonists Society’s gallery of Charlie Hebdo cartoons

The National Cartoonists Society has compiled a large gallery of cartoons drawn by their members and other professionals in response to the Charlie Hebdo attack last week. By my count – it’s over 130 cartoons. Worth checking out.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

Cagle.com hit by hackers, presumably over Mohammad cartoons

I will be upfront. The headline insulating a Mohammad/Charlie Hebdo connection is my conjecture – not anything Daryl Cagle has insulated. But here’s what we do know from Daryl. Cagle.com – one of the largest online repositories of editorial cartoons in the world has been hit with a brute force Distributed Denial of Service attack […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment