Patrick McDonnell as Schulz Museum’s Second Saturday Cartoonist – or not
On November 10 the Schulz Museum was all set to welcome
award-winning cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, creator of the comic strip Mutts, to talk about his favorite mutts, from real-life dogs to Snoopy. McDonnell will sign books after his talk, including his newest collection of Mutts comics, You Have Those Wild Eyes Again, Mooch
Wiley Miller Talks
Non Sequitur‘s Wiley Miller came to the GoComics offices to chat about all things comics. The list included, but was not limited to:
1. The conception of spunky, sarcastic Danae (and how she was birthed out of a subplot that parodied Calvin and Hobbes).
2. How Wiley would fight with his brothers over the comics pages and then trace over Pogo comics.
3. And last, but certainly not least, how he will notice trends in politics and use them to predict the future!
Charlie Upchurch gives us a trio of short (3 – 4 minute) Wiley Miller interview videos.
Keith Knight Answers Questions
Keith Knight (aka The Gentleman Cartoonist) is having a very good year.
Not only is Knight’s long-running comic strip The Knight Life syndicated across the country in papers like The Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle, but the award-winning creator’s weekly strips (th)ink and his hilarious K Chronicles also make Knight one of the most respected political cartoonists in the genre. He also has an ongoing graphic novel, Jake the Fake, with comedian Craig Robinson and Adam Mansbach
Recently, news broke that Hulu is developing a series about his life as a cartoonist called Woke
“I love that when I get an idea, it might fit in as a daily or it might work as the weekly or in the single. I don’t like having nine deadlines a week, but at this point, I gotta pay my bills somehow.”
Ed Koren in Wild Vermont
In his newest collection, Koren In the Wild, the acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist illustrates country life, exurbanites and the ironies of living in the boonies. His cartoons have Vermonters looking at city folk, and city folk looking at Vermonters.
Coming up this week is Phoenix Books. More upcoming:
‘Could you give us more stuff with sex and drugs?’
“Comics are thriving and [comics] have proved themselves to be good at lots of things. One thing being making art I suppose, but more obvious in more recent decades, it’s used to amuse and entertain but also to spread the most vile propaganda possible.”
The Daily Trojan caught up with Art Spiegelman to talk comics, culture
and what creativity may mean for posterity.
Bob Mankoff Fills Us In
By the time I left The New Yorker last year, [Cartoon Bank] had become a shell of its former self.
Cartoonists used to make 20- to 30-thousand dollars a year in licensing fees, now it’s become a tenth of that. So when I left I said, ‘Ok, why not do it right? But also do it bigger and better.’
I had my eye on CartoonStock for a long time. They had traffic and were a viable business and they were selling cartoons. I knew the guys, so we began the process of negotiations to buy them, but it took a long time. After we acquired them we started building the site because they gave us the proprietary technology we needed.
Developing the contracts with all the cartoonists was the next phase. A big part of building those relationships was making sure they knew it was a non-exclusive opportunity. They trusted that I was a guy who knew about cartoons and could help them make money.