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Archives for April, 2015

Read excerpts from Charb book, finished two days before Charlie Hebdo attack

The Independent has published a long excerpt from a book (“Letter to the Islamophobia Frauds Who Play into the Hands of Racists”) penned by Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier, better known as Charb. The book was finished just two days before the attacks on Charlie Hebdo. A snippet: People who accuse Charlie Hebdo cartoonists of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015,  Section: International, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

AAEC announces details on annual convention

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will gather in Columbus, OH this year for their annual convention. Columbus is home to the Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum and the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) which makes it a prime venue for ink-slingers. The dates for the convention are Thursday, […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC announces details on annual convention

Eisner award nominees announced

This year’s Eisner Award nominees have been announced. Looking though the list (below), I’m seeing several familiar names. Glad to see Richard Thompson nominated for The Complete Cul de Sac in the Best Humor Publication category. Brian Fies has been nominated in the Best Digital/Web Comic category for his comic “The Last Mechanical Monster”. I’m […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Eisner award nominees announced

Roz Chast awarded Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities (and $250k cash prize!)

New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast has had quiet a run lately since the release of her book “Can?t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?”. The book has won the Kirkus Prize, the National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award. It also was cited as a reason for being honored with the Heinz […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Susan Camilleri-Konar temporarily takes over Rhymes with Orange

Rhymes with Orange creator Hilary Price does this from time to time – takes a week off and brings in a guest cartoonist to keep the strip going. This week’s guest cartoonist is Susan Camilleri-Konar. Her cartoons started on Monday and continue through Sunday. Hat tip: Rina Piccolo

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum forced to find new home

The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will lose its current space in June after a lease ends. From the San Francisco Chronicle: The institution, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, has to vacate its home in downtown San Francisco after its longtime lease ends in June, but it has not yet found a new […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum forced to find new home

Kevin & Kell get a relaunch on Comics Kingdom

Bill Holbrook’s Kevin & Kell, one of the longest running webcomics ever, relaunched on King Feature’s Comics Kingdom yesterday starting with strips from 2009. Bill has been producing the strip since 1995. “Bringing classic “Kevin & Kell” strips to Comics Kingdom is an exciting development, as it opens up a whole new audience for the […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Keith Knight pulls anti-vax cartoon after DailyKos readers leave threats

K Chronicles creator Keith Knight hinted that the reaction to the cartoon above that was posted on DailyKos was so bad, he felt he needed to take it down. The Raw Story has more on the reaction both by Keith and DailyKos readers. But Knight assured us that he himself made the decision to pull […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 2 Comments

Ann Telnaes: Garry Trudeau is wrong

A great piece by Washington Post cartoonist Ann Telnaes regarding recent comments made by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau about the terror attack on the French publication Charlie Hebdo. Ann writes: Unfortunately, whether he meant it or not, some of Trudeau?s words sounded like the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists had it coming. This is a dangerous suggestion […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 12 Comments

Weird Al issue of MAD on shelves

There’s a lot of positive press surrounding the release of this last issue of MAD Magazine with Weird Al as the guest editor. National Cartoonist Society President Tom Richmond as the run-down on who contributed to the issue. IGN has a nice interview with Al and MAD Editor-in-Chief John Ficarra. IGN: [Laughs] Al, you said […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Weird Al issue of MAD on shelves

Adam Zyglis wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize

Today the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning was announced. The winner this year goes to Adam Zyglis of the Buffalo News. You can see his cartoon entries over at Pulitzer.org. Adam has had a tremendous year. He was awarded the Aronson Award for Cartooning with a Conscience just last week. He was also the recipient […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

City Paper cuts Maakies, Tony Millionaire attacks paper on Twitter

(click above for larger view) The City Paper opted to drop Tony Millionaire’s (aka Scott Richardson) Maakies because they felt the comic was no longer fresh and often misogynistic. The paper’s editor Evan Serpick writes the background on why they decided to cut Maakies after a 15 year run. “Maakies” by Tony Millionaire (aka Scott […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2015,  Section: Alternative comics, Comments: Comments Off on City Paper cuts Maakies, Tony Millionaire attacks paper on Twitter

Steve Benson awarded National Headliner Award

Arizona Republic editorial cartoonist Steve Benson is this year’s National Headliner Award winner for cartooning. The award is given by the Press Club of Atlantic City for journalism excellence. Adam Zyglis (Buffalo News) came in second place with Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Daily News coming in third place.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Video: Michael Ramirez on editorial cartooning

Investor?s Business Daily editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez spoke at the Freedom Center?s 2015 West Coast Retreat in March. Here’s the video. The transcript has been posted on Front Page Mag Funny bit from Michael: The Pulitzer ceremony?s actually a noontime thing. It?s a luncheon. It?s at the Columbia campus library. So we pull up in […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Steven Spielberg to direct Roald Dahl’s The BFG

BFG is a Gardner family favorite of the Roald Dahl books. I’m excited to see Steven Spielberg will be taking on this film. It’s due out in July 1 2016. The movie will be co-financed and co-produced by Disney. Bill Hader has been signed as one o the mean giants.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment