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Sita Sings the Blues at Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are hosting a special evening with Nina Paley, creator of Sita Sings The Blues on July 20. There will be a special screening of her self-created animated feature film. The museum is also exhibiting her work between July 3 and October 24th. Tickets for the screening […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2010,  Section: Animation, Movies, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 3 Comments

Michael Ramirez to lecture at Reagan Library

Investor’s Business Daily’s editorial cartoonist Michael Ramirez will be a guest lecturer at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on June 14. Michael’s lecture is entitled “Editorial Cartooning, Journalism and a Citizen’s Responsibility in a New World Order.” He will also be signing his latest book “Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion.” Both events are […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 8 Comments

Reminder: Register for 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art

Today opens registration for the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art in Columbus Ohio. See full announcement and details that I posted last Thursday or visit their site for details. Register early and get a discount: The registration fee will be $125, with an early bird discount of $20 (must register by August 1, 2010). Members […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2010,  Section: Gatherings, Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 7 Comments

2010 Festival of Cartoon registration opens Tuesday

Mark your calendars and register early. Space is limited to 275 participants. Registration for the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art organized by The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will open on June 1, 2010. The Festival, which is a celebration of cartoons and comics, will take place October 14-17. Online registration, […]

Posted on: May 27, 2010,  Section: Gatherings, Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on 2010 Festival of Cartoon registration opens Tuesday

Rogers’ How a Cartoonist’s Brain Works in SF

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Rob Rogers will present his “How a Cartoonist’s Brain Works” at The Cartoon Art Museum this Thursday, June 24. The presentation is described as an “interactive combination of live drawing and a cartoon slide presentation takes the audience behind the curtain of his creative process.” From the ol’ press release: Rogers’s material will […]

Posted on: May 25, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

KAL returns from Middle East

Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher, the editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine, has returned from a speaking tour in the Middle East. I have just returned from a 12 day visit to Amman, Jordan and Beirut, Lebanon as part of a strategic speaker initiative sponsored by the US Embassies in the region. During my visit I addressed […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on KAL returns from Middle East

Jim Davis to be honored at Ball State University

After more than three decades of drawing Garfield, Jim Davis will honored by Ball State University on April 17. An Extraordinary Evening with Jim Davis will recognize the genius of the comic strip creator, credited with developing the worldwide Garfield marketing phenomenon. Guests will have an opportunity to meet Davis and learn firsthand about the […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Davis to be honored at Ball State University

Rob Rogers: How a Cartoonist’s Brain Works

Kick back and watch this video of Rob Roger’s lecture to the Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for the Arts in Society delivered on March 6, 2010. Runs 39 minutes, but well worth it. h/t Mike Lynch

Posted on: Mar 19, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 43 Comments

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

Richmond, Eliot, Cagle: reports from Middle East

We have three reports from cartoonists regarding their trips to the Middle East region. MAD Magazine artist Tom Richmond was part of the NCS/USO group that went to Iraq, Jan Eliot and Daryl Cagle went to Algiers for the 2009 Festival International de la Bande Dessinee d’Alger and then went on to Morocco (Eliot), Egypt […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, International, Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, National Cartoonist Society, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Richmond, Eliot, Cagle: reports from Middle East

Cartoonist updates from the Middle East

Last week I reported that 10 National Cartoonist Society cartoonists were traveling to the Middle East with the USO to visit with troops. Due to security concerns, those cartoonists with blogs can’t identify their location, but some are reporting back their experiences. Here’s the Stars and Stripes story about their stop at Landstuhl Regional Medical […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment

Westergaard remains defiant; urges free speech

Kurt Westergaard, who drew the well known caricature of the prophet Mohammad with turban resembling a bomb, made a couple of speeches yesterday the day after the fourth anniversary of the original printing of the 12 Danish Mohammad cartoons. He spoke at Princeton as well as Yale (off campus for security concerns). Here’s reports From […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009,  Section: Controversies, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 4 Comments

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

Westergaard’s Yale visit stirring controversy

Kurt Westergaard, who drew the famous Muhammad cartoon, will be speaking tomorrow at Yale on the same day as the author of “The Cartoons that Shook the World” (the one that won’t reprinting the cartoons). The two events were organized independently of each other. For security concerns, Westergaard’s speech was moved off campus. The Yale […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2009,  Section: Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 1 Comment