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Scripps Howard discontinues Charles Schulz Award

Last month when the Scripps Howard Awards were announced, absent was the announcement for the Colleges M. Schulz Award for best college cartoonist. I’m told by the foundation that the category has been discontinued due to the lack of entries to merit its continuance. The award was first given in 1980 and several recipients have […]

Posted on: Apr 12, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 5 Comments

Petition started to reinstate Texas cartoonist after Trayvon cartoon

Students at the University of Texas have started an online petition hoping to support the reinstatement of the campus paper’s cartoonist Stephanie Eisner who was fired after the paper ran her cartoon commenting on the media coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. She later apologized as did the paper. It should be noted […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Student cartoonist fired after Trayvon Martin cartoon

University of Texas student editorial cartoonist, Stephanie Eisner, is no longer The Daily Texan’s cartoonist after she created a national stir with a cartoon that run on Tuesday. The cartoon depicts a mother (labeled “The Media”) reading to her daughter saying, “And then … the big bad white man killed the handsome, sweet, innocent colored […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 19 Comments

Locher award now includes $1,000 prize

The John Locher Memorial Award recognizing the best student editorial cartoonist in North America now offers a $1,000 prize in addition to the all expense paid trip to the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention in Washington D.C in September. The winners work will also be distribute to college newspapers nationally through McClatchy-Tribune Campus News […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Locher award now includes $1,000 prize

Hugh MacLeod becomes college’s official cartoonist

Babson College has partnered with Gaping Void creator Hugh MacLeod to create cartoons to inspire entrepreneurial students. “The cartoons make statements, spark conversations, and inspire action. They help us communicate our belief in the power of entrepreneurship in organizations of all shapes and sizes and our strategy to lead the advancement of Entrepreneurship of All […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 1 Comment

4 of top 10 most controversial college papers due to comics

Interesting write-up of the 10 most controversial college newspapers in the U.S. The college newspaper is the perfect storm for controversial content. The content standards are much more relaxed because nobody is afraid of offending the older readers (most papers don’t have a subscription so no fear of someone “dropping the paper”). Advisors are less […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 4 Comments

Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship submission deadline looming

Just a reminder to those college cartoonist readers out there. The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship deadline is rapidly approaching (December 15). The recipient will earn a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Las Vegas to hang with members of the National Cartoonists Society during their annual Reuben Award weekend. For rules and entry information, visit […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2011,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 1 Comment

College cartoon causes controversy in California

Fall in is in the air. School is back in session. And just like clockwork we have a new college campus cartoon controversy. The cartoon in question ran in Solano Community College’s paper The Tempest and depicts black women calling black men worthless and wishing they’d all “go away.” The cartoon also ran under an […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2011,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 1 Comment

Student paper apologizes for Obama Lion King cartoon

University of New Mexico African-American students are demanded and received an apology from the student paper, The Daily Lobo, after it ran a cartoon depicting the scene from The Lion King where the monkey Rafiki holds up the young Simba lion cub, but in the drawing President Barak Obama was the Rafiki character holding Osama […]

Posted on: May 6, 2011,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 22 Comments

John Vestevich wins Charles M. Schulz Award

The Charles M. Schulz Award for best college cartoonist went to John Vestevich of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. this year. The Schulz Award is sponsored by the The Scripps Howard Foundation. John will receive $10,000 and a plaque. Finalists for the award were David Zaleski, Los Angeles Loyolan Newspaper, Loyola Marymount University, […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2011,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 3 Comments

Collegiate cartooning scholarship available

I received this notice from The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians: The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians has as part of its objectives the awarding of a scholarship to a student interested in learning the mystical art of sequential illustration. This scholarship will be at least a lowly $100, but might reach loftier sums of […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2011,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 1 Comment

Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship deadline Dec. 15

Know a young budding college aged cartoonist? The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is an award of $5,000 and a trip to the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Weekend. Applicants must be college students in the United States, Canada or Mexico that will be in their Junior or Senior year during the 2010-2011 academic year. Applicants do […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2010,  Section: Awards, College cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship deadline Dec. 15

More college cartoon controversies

And yet another college campus cartoon controversy. This time at the University of Connecticut where two cartoons have been deemed offensive to women. The two cartoons were published on September 21st – one re-writing the “Sugar and Spice” poem to read, “Forget sugar and spice and everything nice. Try crabs, scabs and everything viral. That’s […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 16 Comments

Another college cartoon causes outrage

I swear I’ve written that headline before. This time the cartoon was published at Eastern Michigan University and depicts several individuals in KKK garb standing around a tree with a noose hanging from a branch. The caption reads, “Honey, This is the tree where we met.” Students, particularly African American students, found the cartoon offensive. […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 21 Comments

Sacramento student paper apologizes for cartoon

An editorial cartoon that ran on Sept. 29 in the Sacramento State University student newspaper has caused the paper to issue an apology. The cartoon was entitled “Why Baseball is the Best Sport Ever” and was meant to mock a column that ran in the same edition touting the sport, but the cartoon depicted a […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments