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Non Sequitur “Sign-Off” contest voting begins

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about a new Non Sequitur “Sign-Off” contest (think caption contest). Wiley and Universal Uclick editors have whittled the thousands of entries to four and they’re ready for your vote. The final entries are (in alphabetical order): “Entrée: Vous” – M. Cameron, Austin American Statesman “Homme Cooking” – […]

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 4 Comments

Dana Simpson wins Comic Strip Superstar contest

Dana Simpson’s Girl has won the Andrews McMeel and Amazon.com Comic Strip Superstar contest. She wins a publishing contract with Andrews McMeel, a development contract with Universal Uclick and syndication on gocomics.com. You can see her samples on Amazon.com

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 116 Comments

Amazon posts final 10 in Comic Strip Superstar contest

Amazon has posted the final 10 comic strips in their Comic Strip Superstar contest. I’ve listed the finalists below with a link to their samples. Voting begins to day and runs through November 6th with the winner announced on the 9th. Belle Plaine by Eric Gapstur Büni by Ryan Pagelow CounterCulture by Kory Merritt Evil […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 251 Comments

Peanuts look-a-like contests kicks off 60th anniversary celebration

Kicking off a year-long series of events celebrating Peanuts’ 60th Anniversary in 2010, Peanuts announces the launch of its first-ever PEANUTS 60th Anniversary Photo Look-A-Like Contest, which will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Peanuts fans of all ages are invited to submit photos of themselves or their children looking like one of these […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2009,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 2 Comments

Amazon releases third round finalists in Comic Strip Superstar contest

Amazon has announced those that have survived the second round of judging in their Comic Strip Superstar contest. The third round is suppose to have 50, but by my count there are 51. Those advancing to the third round include: 2 Cups Above â?©theâ?© Fold Beingâ?© Dad Belle â?©Plaine Büni Casual â?©Friday Counter Culture Doubtingâ?© […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 107 Comments

Amazon posts quarterfinalists in Comic Strip Superstar contest

Amazon has posted the results of the first round of judging in their Comic Strip Superstar contest with Andrews McMeel Publishing. Those making it past this first round will now go on to be winnowed down by John Glynn and Lee Salem of Universal Uclick. Those that advance will then be judged by Garry Trudeau, […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 92 Comments

Lio look-alike finalists announced

Universal Uclick acquisition editor John Glynn has announced the finalists for the Lio Look-A-Like photo contest. Check out the finalists here and you can vote here (right hand side of page).

Posted on: Sep 22, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 2 Comments

Jesse Springer wins second science idol contest

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) today announced that Jesse Springer, of Eugene, Oregon has won the 2009 “Science Idol: the Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest.” The competition draws attention to the work that must be done for the Obama administration to fulfill its pledge to “restore science to its rightful place.” Springer’s cartoon depicts […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2009,  Section: Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

News Briefs for August 4, 2009

Comic Strips » The Aaugh Blog has an interesting post on who draws (and doesn’t draw) the Peanuts characters that appear in merchandising. » Who does this @#$@ think he is? Sure we all have lists of comics we don’t like, but comics favorites are so subjective, it’s hard for anyone to really argue who’s […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2009,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: 4 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

Rare Arctic Circle caption contest created

The Daily Green, a web site dedicated to living green, is offering its readers a one-time caption contest of a cartoon created by Arctic Circle creator Alex Hallatt. The Daily Green editors will whittle the choices down to 10 and then Alex will pick the winner who will receive a signed and framed print with […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2008,  Section: Contests, Comments: Comments Off on Rare Arctic Circle caption contest created

Justin Bilicki wins Science Idol contest

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has announced this year’s winner of their Science Idol: Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest. The winner is Justin Bilicki. The annual contest hopes to draw attention to the growing problem of political interference in federal government science. “It has become increasingly difficult to trust anything or anyone associated with […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2008,  Section: Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Global Media Awards competition taking entries

The annual Population Institute’s Global Media Awards competition is now open. The special interest award is designed to encourage greater media coverage of population and development issues. See their web site for entry information in the editorial cartooning category.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2008,  Section: Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Global Media Awards competition taking entries

Concerned Scientists contests announces fnalists

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has announced the 12 finalists in their third annual Science Idol: Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest. The public now has to opportunity to vote for the winner. The UCS received hundreds of cartoon entries from artists. A panel of cartoonists (Dave Coverly, Mike Keefe, Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher, Wiley Miller, […]

Posted on: Jul 11, 2008,  Section: Contests, Comments: 3 Comments

News Briefs for July 9, 2008

» Washington Examiner editorial cartoonist Nate Beeler has been featured in American University’s magazine and also drew an illustration for the front cover. » Deflocked creator Jeff Coriveau is profiled in The Republican. » PBS’ NOW program is running an election season cartoon caption contest. The winner receives a NOW DVD (about $20 worth). » […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2008,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on News Briefs for July 9, 2008