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Podcast: Episode 229 ? Gavin Aung Than of ?Zen Pencils?

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: One of my favorite comics of recent years is “Zen Pencils” by Gavin Aung Than.  Gavin takes all sorts of quotes from a wide variety of sources, and illustrates them […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: 2 Comments

Jan Eliot retires daily Stone Soup

Jan Eliot, the creator of Stone Soup, has announced that she is retiring the daily comic strip that she created in 1995. She will continue to syndicate the Sunday version of the strip. Jan writes: For 20 years, I have held the most wonderful job in the world ? making a living in art, creating […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 15 Comments

Get ready for Inktober!

We’re about nine days away from Inktober – the month long challenge to draw and ink something interesting everyday and share it online. According to Jake Parker, the creator of the challenge, the rules are simple: Drawing in ink, post it online, use the hashtag #inktober. If you can’t commit to everyday, commit to something […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Get ready for Inktober!

Johnny Hart’s B.C. comic starts from the beginning today at GoComics

As of today, you can start reading Johnny Hart’s B.C. from the very first comic (see below) over on GoComics. The reboot of the comic is being called Back to B.C. The current story-line B.C. by Johnny’s grandson Mason Mastroianni is still available too.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Johnny Hart’s B.C. comic starts from the beginning today at GoComics

Don’t forget the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is this week!

Just a reminder for those living in and around Kenosha, WI (or have airline miles to burn), that this weekend is the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. Organizer Anne Morse Hambrock has a very strong and entertaining line-up that will include gag cartoonist Mark Anderson, editorial cartoonist and creator of Candorville and Rudy Park, Darrin Bell, […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

Atena Farghadani facing new charges of adultery for shaking her attorney’s hand

From The Independent: Amnesty International reports that Atena Farghadani, 29, who was jailed after she depicted Iranian government officials as monkeys and goats in a satirical cartoon, may face a longer sentence amid claims over the handshake. Charges of an ?illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery? have been brought against Farghadani and her lawyer Mohammad […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 6 Comments

Jack Ohman talks about recent AAEC convention

Association of American Editorial Cartoonists President Jack Ohman posts a recap of his trip to Columbus, OH for the annual AAEC convention. From background accounts, it was a terrific convention in all regards: speakers, topics, after-convention banter and (sigh) security. Jack explains: Suddenly, I was faced with a completely new world. Instead of a nice, […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Marmaduke creator Brad Anderson passes at age 91

From the New York Times: Bradley Jay Anderson was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on May 14, 1924. He drew cartoons while growing up and attended Syracuse University on the G.I. bill after serving in the Navy during World War II. He graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in advertising in 1951. Mr. Anderson […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Marmaduke creator Brad Anderson passes at age 91

Bill Holbrook celebrates 20 years with Kevin & Kell

Bill Holbrook’s Kevin & Kell turns 20 years old today which also makes it the longest continuously running web comic on the Internet. Bill also does the strips Safe Havens and On the Fastrack which are syndicated through King Features.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Podcast: Episode 228 ? Jan Eliot ?Stone Soup?

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: Jan Eliot of “Stone Soup” joins me to talk about her wonderfully winding road to syndication and about the great comic she’s been doing for 20 years!  Find out how […]

Posted on: Sep 3, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: 4 Comments

Cartoonists visit Turkey on USO trip

A group of National Cartoonists Society members are on a USO tour. Below is a news segment from their stop in Incirlik Air Base (Turkey). The spot features primarily Baby Blues artist Rick Kirkman, but you’ll catch of glimpse of Ed Steckley and Sam Viviano.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2015,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

Milt Priggee offends Florida police fraternity with cartoon

The Milt Priggee cartoon above has managed to offend the Jacksonville (FL.) chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police. The local news station reports the FOP believe it “is offensive and puts local police officers in danger.” FOP president Steve Amos speaking to WJXT: ?They are outraged and embarrassed, because they don?t believe they should […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 34 Comments

Rick McKee to publish collection of best work

The Augusta Chronicle editorial cartoonist Rick McKee is publishing a 224-page best-of collection of his cartoons in late November entitled: “Painting with a Broad Brush”. You can pre-order the book now at a discount. From the description: The book kicks off in the Bill Clinton years and takes off from there, through the Bush and […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Rick McKee to publish collection of best work

Steve Moore?s “In the Bleachers” turns 30

Steve Moore?s sports cartoon In the Bleachers launched 30 years ago today. To commemorate the milestone Gocomics is giving away a few signed prints, Steve has posted his five favorite strips, GoComics has posted an interview with Steve about his career and there’s a bit of news I didn’t know about Steve. He has Essential […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments