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Archives for June, 2015

Michael Cavna takes home 4 Society of Features Journalism awards

Washington Post columnist Michael Cavna, AKA Comic Riffs, has been awarded four awards in the Society of Features Journalism contest. He was honored with first place for his blog Comic Riffs, video storytelling and two third place wins in arts and entertainment and short feature. Congratulations to Michael.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Michael Cavna takes home 4 Society of Features Journalism awards

So excited – first Wumo book collection released!

I’m a big Wumo fan, so I’m highly excited that the first Wumo book collection was released yesterday by Andrews McMeel Publishing. The book is entitled WuMo: Something Is Wrong. If you’re not familiar with the strip, head over to GoComics and give it a read. Also, if you don’t want to pay for the […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on So excited – first Wumo book collection released!

Vic and Nat’ly creator Bunny Matthews announced he has a brain cancer

From Gambit: Bunny Matthews, who created the quintessential comic-strip Yats “Vic and Nat’ly” in 1982, announced today in a Facebook post that he is suffering from brain cancer. Matthews, whose cartoons appeared in Gambit for years (along with every other local publication), has provoked, skewered and amused the New Orleans arts, music and media communities […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Vic and Nat’ly creator Bunny Matthews announced he has a brain cancer

Podcast: Episode 220 ? Drawn Together

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 incredibly cool that I get to talk to artists and writers like I do, so this time, it’s four times as cool!  Lucas Turnbloom and I took a little […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 220 ? Drawn Together

AAEC posts schedule for convention in Columbus Ohio

Nate Beeler, the host of this year’s AAEC convention in Columbus, OH, has revealed some of the weekend’s plans. Attendees will hear from Mike Peters, Steve Brodner, Jules Feiffer, Liza Donnelly, Michael Kahn and Richard West. Topics will include Charlie Hebdo, free speech, Puck and of course being hosted in the hometown of the Billy […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC posts schedule for convention in Columbus Ohio

And congratulations to Hilary Price for 20 years of Rhymes with Orange

On the topic of major comic strip milestones, Hilary Price just cleared 20 years of serving up Rhymes with Orange to the world. She blogs about what it means to her, what she did to commemorate the day and what the highlight and lowlights of the doing the strip for 20 years. Here’s her first […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Investigation called in Sentinel plagiarism; 81 of 84 cartoons found to be copies; paper owner: ‘meh’

My headline is wordy, but there are several updates to the The Montgomery Sentinel cartoon plagiarism case since it was first revealed three weeks ago. Tom Moore, the city councilman who brought attention to the issue, wrote the paper’s owner hoping that perhaps if he went high enough into the paper’s chain of command, that […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Schlock Mercenary turns 15

Howard Tayler’s Schlock Mercenary debuted on the web 15 years ago. A lot of comics flame out long before that regardless of where they run, so 15 years is a major milestone. My congratulations to Howard for a great strip and for always being so willing to share how he’s built up a webcomic into […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Schlock Mercenary turns 15

Podcast: Episode 219 ? Stephan Pastis and Lincoln Peirce

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: Two of the biggest names in both comics AND kids books are here to talk about a very cool event they’re involved with…Drawn Together!  This Saturday, June 20th, Stephan Pastis […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 219 ? Stephan Pastis and Lincoln Peirce

Journalist Jake Tapper draws cartoons Roll Call’s 60th anniversary

I knew reporter/journalist/news anchor Jake Tapper had inspired to be a cartoonist, I wasn’t aware that he was once a cartoonist for Roll Call. That aside, the paper asked him to provide a cartoon for their 60th anniversary, which he did (see below). I think Jake might be a candidate for the National Cartoonists Society’s […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Bootleg Hobbes tiger gets royal treatment at airport after being reported as lost

A blonde-haired boy and his pet stuff-animal tiger Hobbes were recently separated at the Tampa International Airport before boarding a flight to Houston, TX. Hobbes was found by airport employees and when the boy’s mother reported Hobbes as missing, they assured her that Hobbes would be there when the family returned back to Tampa. An […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bootleg Hobbes tiger gets royal treatment at airport after being reported as lost

WSJ: Profiles Jules Feiffer and his new career in graphic novels

The Wall Street Journal profiles Jules Feiffer, how he got into cartooning and how at age 86, he’s still going strong drawing graphic novels. I began drawing at age 3, and the more I drew, the better I became. I soon discovered that if I took this skill out in the street using chalk, the […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015,  Section: Comic history, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Watched the newly released The Peanuts Movie

Today 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios released a new trailer for THE PEANUTS MOVIE!. It’s the most extensive peek into this anticipated release (November 6, 2015). My first reaction to the announcement was of worry that this was going to totally wreck any positive feelings for the original Peanuts. As more of these […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 5 Comments

Atena Faraghdani’s attorney arrested for shaking her hand

As if the news of Iranian activist and artist Atena Faraghdani’s being sentenced for 12.5 years for posting a cartoon on Facebook was outrageous enough, Global Village is reporting that Atena’s attorney has also been arrested for … shaking her hand. From The Global Village: Mohammad Moghimi, the attorney of the Iranian activist and cartoonist […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Atena Faraghdani’s attorney arrested for shaking her hand

Thank you Carvtober.com; Fund your fav charity and turn your cartoons into pumpkins

I want to thank this last week’s sponsor, Carvtober.com. Carvtober.com is a unique project that provides cartoonists such as yourself a way to help fund your favorite charities with no financial risk to the charity or yourself. Simply create a pattern with your line-art, register your charity and upload your art to Carvtober.com. The pattern […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Thank you Carvtober.com; Fund your fav charity and turn your cartoons into pumpkins