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2010 Doug Wright Award winners announced

Congrats to Seth, Michael DeForge and Marc Bell. Press release: Canada’s finest comics and graphic novels were celebrated last night as the 6th annual Doug Wright Awards touched down in Toronto?s Bram & Bluma Appel Salon in a ceremony hosted by ReGenesis actor Peter Outerbridge. This year?s top honours included: BEST BOOK: George Sprott: (1894-1975) […]

Posted on: May 10, 2010,  Section: Awards, Blogs, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on 2010 Doug Wright Award winners announced

Podcast interviews: Mike Cavna and Guy Gilchrist

Two podcast interviews of note: Comics Coast to Coast interviewed Guy Gilchrist, cartoonist for the Nancy strip and budding country music artist. Tom Racine interviews the Comic Riffs blogger Michael Cavna.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2010,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Interviews, Podcasts, Comments: 1 Comment

Rhode to write comic column for Washington paper

Mike Rhode, who writes the ComicsDC blog, has been tapped to write a weekly column on local comic arts for The Washington City Paper. Much to my surprise, I was recently asked to write on comic art for Washington City Paper. My previous contact with the paper, beyond being a regular reader of it since […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010,  Section: Blogs, Comments: 2 Comments

News briefs for December 23, 2009

Comic Strips » JC Duffy has launched called “Nightly Deposits.” Interviews » Scott Nickel interviews illustrator Danny Hellman. Webcomics » Comic Book Resources has posted their review of the year in webcomics.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

Tony Blair: Yale Press did the right thing

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is teaching a course on Faith and Globalization at Yale University, has stated that he thinks Yale Press made the right decision to not include the infamous Muhammad cartoons in a book about the cartoons. When asked how he would have approached the matter, he replied: It’s certainly […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Cartoons, Controversies, International, Comments: Comments Off on Tony Blair: Yale Press did the right thing

Reuben, NCS division awards results here live on Saturday

I’m closing shop down for the weekend to head to AZ for a family wedding. Thanks to Mary Anne Grimes at United Media and John Read of Stay Tooned! magazine, we’ll be able to bring you the results of the National Cartoonists Association’s Reuben Awards weekend. Mary and John will be texting me the results […]

Posted on: May 21, 2009,  Section: Awards, Blogs, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 9 Comments

Amazon: 60% Off Dilbert 2.0 today only

Scott Adam’s “Dilbert 2.0: 20 Years of Dilbert” collection is currently one of Amazon’s Deal of the Day listed at 60% off list price making the $85 purchase a slim $34. Click here to get the deal. Hat tip to From the editors blog.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

News Briefs for April 2, 2009

» DC comics is launching a new news blog called The Source. The blog will feature “news, previews, behind-the-scenes info.” Hat Tip to Comics Worth Reading » The 6th annual Lakeland Community College Comics Symposium in Kirtland, OH begins tomorrow. The two-day symposium will feature Justin Thompson, Mike Pawuk, Victor Dubina, Terri Libenson, Brad Ricca, […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for April 2, 2009

Dave Astor resurfaces on Huffington Post

Our good friend Dave Astor, the senior editor at Editor & Publisher that was laid off last fall, is now writing his topical humor column for the Huffington Post. His first column appeared yesterday entitled “Layoffs for Leaders.” Dave told me in an email that the column will be periodic.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Comments: 2 Comments

New Chuck Jones Blog

Craig Kausen, grandson of Chuck Jones has launched a new blog devoted to the legendary animation director. Chuck Reduxcan be found here.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2009,  Section: Animation, Blogs, Comments: 1 Comment

Rob Rogers to cover the Super Bowl

The Pittsburg Post-Gazette is sending their cartoonist Rob Rogers to Tampa to cover the Super Bowl. He left early this morning. Be sure to watch his blog for the updates. He tells me in an email, “I guess a newspapers isn’t completely dead if it covers the Steelers. The paper sent me to Tampa! Whoooo. […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

More print cartoonists joining the blogosphere

I’ve been quietly adding print cartoonists to my list of cartoonist/bloggers on the homepage. Here are the new ones: Editorial Cartoonist Brian Fairrington Editorial Cartoonist Paul Szep Editorial Cartoonist Steve Greenberg Pearls Before Swine’s Stephan Pastis

Posted on: Jan 23, 2009,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Comic strip finalists announced for Weblogs Award

The 2008 Weblog Award finalists have been announced. In the category of best comic strip, the final 10 include: Day By Day, Calamities of Nature, Town Called Dobson, Garfield Minus Garfield, What The Duck, The Book of Biff, Medium Large, Dilbert, Jesus and Mo and xkcd. Voting begins sometime today through the 12th. On a […]

Posted on: Jan 5, 2009,  Section: Awards, Blogs, Comic strips, Contests, web comics, Comments: 9 Comments

Christmas cartoon collections popping up

Rich Diesslin, an active TDC participant has launched his sixth annual Carton Days of Christmas (TCDC) on Monday of this month and will run through January 5th. Contributing cartoonists include: Sean Boley, Rich Diesslin, Kevin Edler, Dale Hunt, Larry Miller, H. R., and Lan Hoang Vu (a.k.a. VAL) Hogan’s Alley has also posted a near […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Universal Press launches editor’s blog

Universal Press Syndicate has started a new blog authored by comics editor John Glynn. From the email that I received from Kathie Kerr states that the purpose is to give comic fans a chance to see the inside workings of a syndicate. Inside the doors of Universal Press Syndicate are a lot of smart people, […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2008,  Section: Blogs, Universal Press, Comments: 1 Comment