Archives for 2005
FYI, I won’t be updating the Daily Cartoonist over the New Years holiday weekend. Be safe and enjoy the weekend. Alan Gardner Daily Cartoonist Editor
Daryl Cagle will be on MSNBC on January 1. From his “blog”: Our readers will have a rare opportunity to see my live, smiling face on MSNBC television, on Sunday January 1st, at about 10:45am Eastern, 7:45am Pacific. It is your chance to say,”THAT’S what Cagle looks like? I’d have never guessed!”
Kathryn LeMieux, who is also one of the Six Chicks collaborators, is ending her “Feral West” weekly cartoon that has run in the Pt. Reyes Light Newspaper for the last 11 years has run its course. The last strip ran Friday. After more than 11 years in The Light, this week Tomales cartoonist Kathryn LeMieux’s [...]
From E&P: In the “Best Print Comic Strip” category, winners were “This Modern World” by the self-syndicated Tom Tomorrow (About.com’s choice) and “Doonesbury” by Garry Trudeau of Universal Press Syndicate (“People’s Pick”). Winners for “Best Web Cartoons” were Chris Muir’s “Day by Day” (About.com’s choice) and Charles Fincher’s “The Illustrated Daily Scribble” (“People’s Pick”).
The New York Times has a lengthy article about the new comic strip “Retail” that debuts tomorrow in about 20 papers. His aim for the comic strip, which will be published beginning tomorrow, is to do for the mall what “Dilbert” did for the office, revealing the dysfunctional world of bickering employees, spineless managers and [...]
With the end of Helen, Sweetheart of the Internet, The Philadelphia Inquirer has picked up Cathy both as a daily and Sunday feature. We received your calls and e-mails, and we’ve listened. Beginning Sunday, the humor and true-to-life adventures of Cathy return to our comics pages seven days a week. And on Jan. 8, we [...]
I sat on this story for a while hoping to get more details. Since Peter Zale’s creation is silently closing down, I’ll post what I do know. Helen, Sweetheart of the Internet will no longer be syndicated after Christmas 2005. Peter’s web site say’s he’s on sabbatical, but an article in the Salt Lake Tribune [...]
A small Indiana weekly, Brown County Democrat, has won a couple of awards including editorial cartoonist Irene Joslin who took second place in editorial cartooning. The Democrat’s editorial cartoonist, Irene Joslin, received second-place accolades among all non-daily newspapers for her work, which the judges said were “well-crafted cartoons with a point to make. Beautifully drawn!”
Fosters Daily Democrat (Dover, NH) will start running Darby Conley’s Get Fuzzy on Sunday.
Details are sketchy, but Ed Williams, editor of the editorial page for the Charlotte Observer, has mentioned that starting next month their staff cartoonist, Kevin Siers, will draw a weekly editorial cartoon and allow readers to submit the caption. The nice thing about his targets is that, unlike clay pigeons and popped balloons, they keep [...]
Daryl Cagle has been interviewed by the Santa Barbara News-Press about his cartoons, syndicate and latest book, The Best Political Cartoons of the Year, 2006 Edition. On my Web site, I have what I call “Yahtzees,” which is when all the cartoonists happen to draw the same thing at the same time. I put them [...]
NPR had Mike Luckovich and Mike Peters on to discuss their favorite cartoons of the year. You can see a sample of their favorite cartoons on the NPR site and also click to listen to the interview. Political cartoonists Mike Luckovich of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Mike Peters of the Dayton Daily News have each [...]
Editor and publisher ‘has an article on the passing of Bud Blake who drew the comic feature “Tiger.” More information can be had at King Feature’s web site. “Tiger” comic creator Bud Blake died Monday at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was 87. Blake created “Tiger” in 1965, and it still appears in [...]
King Features will roll out a new strip on January 1 called “Retail”. The feature is created by Norm Feuti has worked in retail for more than 15 years. “The concept of a retail-based strip has great mass appeal, because everyone can relate to it, either as a former or current retail worker or shopper,” [...]
Our good cartooning friends to the north are having good fun with the current election. See what they’re up to. Thirty days into the federal election campaign, editorial cartoonists are having no trouble drawing inspiration from the campaign trail. In an interview from Halifax on Wednesday, Halifax Daily News cartoonist Michael DeAdder says the campaign [...]