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Axios Snapshot of Hearst Communications

Hearst expects revenues to grow close to $12 billion this year, up slightly from the record $11.9 billion it earned last year, according to new figures from CEO Steve Swartz provided to Axios in an interview. Why it matters: A larger portion of the company’s profits now comes from its specialty media, data and software […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Magazines, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Technical Difficulties – Please Stand By – Its Fixed!

Update: Comics Kingdom has Monday’s comics up.   original post: It looks like that Dennis the Menace has gotten into our servers yet again! We’re experiencing technical difficulties at the moment and some comics may have not been updated. We apologize for this inconvenience and will update you as soon as we have everything corrected! […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

Nobody Told Me Nuttin’ – Molina at GoComics

I was this many years old when I found Pedro X. Molina on GoComics!   And he’s been there for three months, since Counterpoint Syndication debuted! Upon discovery I immediately added that page to the “Comics i Follow.” © Pedro X. Molina I guess we’ll soon see Eric Allie and Mike Beckom joining the GoComics […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Nobody Told Me Nuttin’ – Molina at GoComics

Eric Allie and Mike Beckom Join Counterpoint Media

Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication (aka Counterpoint Media) has expanded their roster of editorial cartoonists with the recent addition of Eric Allie and Mike Beckom. Their profiles and cartoon galleries join the original five (scroll down). Counterpoint Syndication now has seven – The Magnificent Seven?

Posted on: Aug 23, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Eric Allie and Mike Beckom Join Counterpoint Media

Mike Lester Moves Mike du Jour to Andrews McMeel

As the Washington Post Writers Group (WPWG) continues to dismantle their comics syndication service, the Mike du Jour comic strip by Mike Lester has signed on with Andrews McMeel Syndication (AMS). This week the title was added (out of alphabetical order) to the AMS page of syndicated comics. This move comes as the comic strip […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Lester Moves Mike du Jour to Andrews McMeel

The Old Frontiers with Charles M. Russell

In the mid-1910s famed “Cowboys and Indians” artist Charles M. Russell began a new phase of his storied career – contributing illustrations and tales to newspapers, mostly for local Montana papers through the Montana Newspaper Association (MNA). The MNA offered Montana papers a four page ready print insert of Montana news and related stories, allowing […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

The State of The Syndicated Art

Rob Tornoe, for Editor & Publisher, takes a look at the current status of newspaper syndication as it involves comic strips and editorial cartoons (and puzzles). Rob starts the article with self-syndicated cartoonist Chad (Tundra) Carpenter. While “Tundra” has lost some papers that were forced to cut back or shutter during the pandemic, he did […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on The State of The Syndicated Art

Counterpoint Media Debuts, Gannett Thumbs Nose

Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication (CL&S) debuted on June 1 with six editorial cartoonists. The five core cartoonists from the old Washington Post Writers Group (WPWG) each have a different way of crediting the Counterpoint syndicate. Lisa Benson, who has been a contributor to the original Counterpoint, continues after the switch with the same “Counterpoint.com” slug, […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Counterpoint Media Debuts, Gannett Thumbs Nose

Loose Parts Changes Syndicates (Again)

June 1st, 2022 saw Dave Blazek move his Loose Parts panel from the Washington Post Writers Group to Andrews McMeel Syndication. left: WPWG May 31, 2022 (Tuesday); right: AMS June 1, 2022 (Wednesday) This is the 4th syndicate for Dave Blazek and Loose Parts. Los Angeles Times Syndicate April 20, 1998 – December 23 (24?), […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Loose Parts Changes Syndicates (Again)

Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication Debuts

Last month the news of a new syndicate for editorial cartoons broke. Counterpoint founder Nick Anderson said the new operation would go active June 1, 2022. And so it has as a Jack Ohman cartoon with a Sacramento Bee/ Counterpoint Media credit appeared today. © Sacramento Bee/Jack Ohman Clay Bennett, Lisa Benson, Tim Campbell, Jeff […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication Debuts

The 76th Annual Reubens Award Schedule

Well, I might take a train I might take a plane But if I have to walk I’m going just the same I’m going to Kansas City Kansas City, here I come Everything you need to know about the 76th annual Reuben Awards Weekend in Kansas City, MO on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September, […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on The 76th Annual Reubens Award Schedule

Anderson Answers – A Counterpoint Debriefing

The news of Counterpoint Media creating a new syndication division brought some questions with it. Counterpoint founder Nick Anderson was kind enough to answer a few of the questions we had. Foremost among concerns was, with this added to Nick’s schedule, it would slow his cartoon output. Said Nick: I will absolutely continue cartooning. I’m […]

Posted on: May 5, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, WPWG, Comments: 1 Comment

Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication Begins with Washington Post Writers Group Cartoonists

There’s a new syndicate in town! Counterpoint Media to Launch New Cartoon Syndication Platform The expansion into syndication will broaden Counterpoint’s mission to support independent political cartooning.   From Counterpoint Media Group comes news of a new syndicate – Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication. Counterpoint Media, an independent organization of political cartoonists of all perspectives, will […]

Posted on: May 5, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication Begins with Washington Post Writers Group Cartoonists

Pickles and Loose Parts Move to Andrews McMeel – updated

A couple months ago we noted that the Washington Post Writers Group was “winding down” its syndicated editorial cartoon service. Their comic strip division may also be slowing down, if not ending.  The creators of the Pickles comic strip and the Loose Parts comic panel have told The Daily Cartoonist that come June their features […]

Posted on: Apr 13, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Forum Communications Teams w/ Comics Kingdom

Forum Communications, an upper mid-west media company with a score of newspapers that can trace its publishing roots to 1878, has partnered with Comics Kingdom to bring their on-line readership the King Features Syndicate and Tribune Content Agency line of comic strips and panels. From DL-Online, the Detroit Lakes Tribune website: LOOK: DL-Online now features […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Tribune Media Services, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Forum Communications Teams w/ Comics Kingdom