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Scott Kurtz to speak at Macworld

The Macworld website has posted news that PvP creator Scott Kurtz will speak at this year’s Macworld along with Chicago Sun-Times and Macworld columnist Andy Ihnatko. The discussion description: or the past century, succeeding as a writer or artist in the newspaper business required submitting work to syndicates and editors. Chances of success for slim, […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Speaking Engagements, Technology, web comics, Comments: 333 Comments

Chicago Humanities Festival wrap-up

Several stories have been filed about last weekend’s Chicago Humanities Festival featuring several notable cartoonists. The Chicago Tribune writes about New Yorker cartoonists Pat Byrnes, Edward Koren, Roz Chast and New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff about cartooning humor for The New Yorker. The Tribune also write about Jules Feiffer, Chris Ware, Lynda Barry and […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Gatherings, Magazine cartoons, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Chicago Humanities Festival wrap-up

Caricature convention set to convene next month

The International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA, formerly known as the NCN) 2009 Annual Caricature Convention and Competition is set to hold it’s annual convention next week beginning Nov. 2 through 7th in Sandusky, OH. This year four special guests from MAD Magazine are scheduled which include Sam Viviano Longtime MAD artist and current art […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2009,  Section: Caricature, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Caricature convention set to convene next month

Will there be a Success in Comics DVD release?

I received word from Bill Kellogg, the marketing/sales guy for Tundra, about whether the Success in Comics seminar will be released to DVD. After discussing the issue with Chad Carpenter, the strip’s creator and co-host of the event, they decided they are not going to make the video available. In his own words, The primary […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 70 Comments

Regarding the notes I’ve posted of the Success in Comics weekend

I debated how much information from the seminar to share with my readers who didn’t attend. I took extensive notes filling seven full, single space, typed pages. It seems unfair to those who ponied up the $350, plus travel and hotel expenses to find out a good portion of it was available to those who […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Comments: 24 Comments

My review of the Success in Comics weekend

This last weekend was the Success in Comics seminar hosted by Chad Carpenter and Bill Kellogg, the cartoonist and sales guy for the Tundra comics strip. The idea for this seminar was hatched over a year ago after many cartoonist approached Bill asking him how he was able to get Tundra into so many papers […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Comments: 8 Comments

Blogging from the Comic Seminar this weekend

This weekend is the long anticipated Comic Seminar hosted by the Tundra folks, Chad Carpenter and Bill Kellogg in Las Vegas. As an invited guest I will be blogging some of the things that are discussed over the weekend. Those that follow me on Twitter will probably get the most play by play action, with […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Gatherings, Comments: 2 Comments

Society of Caricature Artists to meet in Ohio

Tom Richmond announces details (including guest speaker line-up) about this year’s The International Society of Caricature Artists (formerly called National Caricature Network) 2009 Annual Caricature Convention and Competition that will be held November 2-7 in Sandusky, Ohio. First off, there is not one, not two, not three but FOUR guest speakers, all from MAD Magazine: […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2009,  Section: Caricature, Conventions, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

Details on this year’s Disney Hometown Toonfest

MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond has details on this year’s Walt Disney Hometown Toonfest in Marcelene, MO. The line up of guest cartoonists include animated editorial cartoonist pioneer Mark Fiore; Wiley Miller (creator of Non Sequitor); David Mowder of Hallmark Cards; and MAD Magazine art director Sam Viviano. He (Tom) is also calling for original […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

News briefs for August 10, 2009

I’ve got a big deadline to meet today, that and couple it with the server issues this morning, I ran out of blogging time. I’ll be posting back here tomorrow. Until then, here are some of the headlines. Comic Strips » The Fusco Bros has turned 20. The strip is done be JC Duffy. » […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Gatherings, Interviews, Comments: 42 Comments

Important updated information for Comic Seminar

With two months to go before the Comic Seminar in Las Vegas, there has been some updates to the event that are worth noting. First, due to a new sponsor, the cost of the seminar has been reduced to $350 and that price is for everyone regardless of when they signed up. Secondly, the Monday-Tuesday […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 6 Comments

San Diego Comic-Con opens tomorrow

This is the big one. The San Diego Comic-con opens tomorrow and there will be lots of goings on. I’ll do my best to keep the most relevant announcements and news updated on the blog. Several of you have emailed me your schedule of where you’ll be (booth, panels, etc.). I couldn’t possibly make individual […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Conventions, Exhibits, Gatherings, Graphic Novels, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 3 Comments

News Briefs for June 11, 2009

Comic Strips » Mallard Fillmore creator Bruce Tinsley will be on “The O’Reilly Factor” tomorrow night at 8:00 pm (EST) to discuss the 15th anniversary of his strip. » Cory Pandolph launches his fourth comic feature Monday. Promo video (of sorts) on youTube. Interviews » Scott Nickel continues his series of interviews. The latest round […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Gatherings, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 9 Comments

News briefs for June 4, 2009

We have a launch date set for Monday for the web project(s) that have been consuming my life. I hope to return to normal blogging schedule beginning next week. Until then, blogging will be intermittent. Interviews » Carolyn Davis of the Philadelphia Inquirer interviews their own Signe Wilkinson on her comic strip, The Family Tree. […]

Posted on: Jun 4, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

MoCCA line up for this weekend

This weekend is the annual The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival in New York. This yearâ??s MoCCA Festival program features a rich mix of animators, cartoonists, graphic artists, and academics. Featured guests include Tom Hart, Al Jaffee, Tom Kaczynski, Heidi MacDonald, Gary Panter, Bill Plympton, Arnold Roth, Dash Shaw, Seth, Raina Telgemeier, Adrian […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2009,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Conventions, Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments