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The Daily Cartoonist turns 10 years old

Last week The Daily Cartoonist hit the 10 year mark. I started the blog as an experiment in 2005 to better understand what was going on in the comic industry. I didn’t expect the blog to take off as quickly or become as popular as it did. At the height of its popularity it was reaching about 2,000 unique visitors a day. Not too shabby for a hobby blog.

That said, I am very cognizant that I’m limping into my second decade. Blog posts are infrequent and few these days. I haven’t yet been able to articulate what or where I will take the blog in the future, but I’m sure I won’t be retiring from it anytime soon. I appreciate your patience as I figure out the next steps.

The blog has opened the door to many friendships, both virtually and in person. Cartoonists in general are a very friendly sort and you all have been very welcoming and supportive. If you’ve been a long-time, or even a less than long-time reader, thank you! It’s been a fun ride these last 10 years. I have enjoyed it immensely.


Community Comments

#1 Michael Pohrer
@ 8:32 am

Congrats on the milestone Alan. Enjoy grabbing industry news right here at TDC. Onward and Upward.

#2 Bob Weber Jr.
@ 10:27 am

Congratulations, Alan! Visiting TDC is a morning ritual!

#3 David Reddick
@ 11:21 am

Congratulations, Alan! To second Bob Weber Jr., TDC is a daily ritual and has been for years!

#4 Pam Huggins
@ 11:34 am

I’ve really enjoyed receiving your updates in my email. Always good information and always interesting! It’s easy to see why your blog is so popular.
Thank you for the updates and articles. I look forward to many years to come.

#5 Tom Stemmle
@ 11:39 am

Big Congrats, Alan! A morning ritual for me, too! Somehow the news you choose is always the most interesting and the most ‘need-to-know’. Thanks for your hard work and great editing!

#6 Howard Cruse
@ 11:48 am

As the previous comments suggest, Alan, your blog has many appreciative readers, even if most of us don’t take time to post responses. Don’t drive yourself crazy, though; maintain whatever pace you can comfortably sustain. Your dispatches will always be received with gratitude.

#7 Joe Groshek
@ 12:41 pm

Echoing all the other comments, congratulations on your 10th Anniversary of your great Blog! I sure hope it continues for a long time to come.

#8 Dan Bielinski
@ 1:50 pm

Alan- thanks for all that you do.

TDC is a daily visit for me as well.

#9 John Rose
@ 3:57 pm

Bodacious congratulations, Alan! What a milestone! I visit your blog every day!

#10 Dave Stephens
@ 4:29 pm

Every day I visit, grateful for the news you provide – thanks for all you do, Alan!

#11 Carl Moore
@ 6:12 pm

Thanks, Alan. It’s an informative and fun site. I enjoy the back-and-forth with the many liberal cartoonists on this blog.

#12 mike peters
@ 12:06 pm

Alan, as you know most cartoonist are like the monastic scribes writing alone in their monasteries every once in awhile taking a sip of coffee and looking out the window at the world. The daily cartoonist is our window. Thank you Alan

#13 John Glynn
@ 12:09 pm

Congrats, AG. You are nature’s greatest miracle.

#14 Charles Brubaker
@ 1:23 pm

Congrats, Alan! I still enjoy your blog!

#15 Susan Camilleri Konar
@ 3:10 pm

Cheers, Alan!

#16 John Cole
@ 10:08 am

Happy Blogday to you, then!

#17 Dave Kellett
@ 4:32 pm

Thank you for this, Alan! And best wishes!

#18 Frank M Hansen
@ 5:27 pm

How did I get on website? It this Pinterest? I’m confused! Bad jokes aside, CONGRATS Alan. This site means more than you know. Thank you so much!

#19 John Lotshaw
@ 6:43 pm

Congrats on ten years of great coverage of the world of cartooning, Alan! Here’s to ten more (and more)!

#20 Joel Tieg
@ 8:17 am

When is Alan going to be given the Silver T-square Award?

#21 Darryl Heine
@ 8:28 am

Here’s to another 10 years!

#22 Steve Greenberg
@ 8:56 am

Thanks for providing a decade of required reading, Alan.

#23 Andrew Farago
@ 12:00 pm

Congratulations! You don’t look a day over nine!

#24 Liz Hamilton
@ 7:37 pm

Congrats Alan! May I suggest reliving some of the best moments over the past decade ;).

#25 Mike Lester
@ 9:20 am

Seems like a lot trouble and a thankless job babysitting self-important egomaniacs -but thanks.

#26 b.j. dewey
@ 7:06 pm

Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed the blog for at least the last four years and it’s become a regular read.

#27 Nelson Cruz
@ 9:41 am

Congratulations and keep up the good work. Also, do you have any information on the fate of “Apartment 3G?” It’s had artistic issues recently and I’ve seen reports that it will be cancelled in 2 weeks.

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