Archives for 2007
With the exception of the year-end-review I plan to post later this week, I’m closing the Daily Cartoonist for regular updates until January 2. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas (or holiday). See you all next year! –Alan
Back in July I told you about Fantagraphic Books’ plans to release a collection of Bill Mauldin’s Willie and Joe cartoons from the World War II years. The book is now available for pre-order. You can pre-order it at Amazon for only $40.95 (regularly $65) and has a price guarantee that if they ever drop [...]
Category: Comic strips The Winston-Salem Journal has announced that they will begin running Adrian Raeside’s The Other Coast in a four week trial beginning on Monday. The Other Coast has been in syndication since 2000 and appears in over 200 papers. The Journal’s story announcing the trial run has interesting background information on Adrian’s career [...]
Aaron McGruder, creator of the comic strip and television show The Boondocks, has signed with Super Deluxe – an online comedy site to develop a live action series based on his “brand of racially charged humor” according to a Reuter’s story. Aaron’s show, “The Super Rumble Mixshow,” will begin next month. He’ll develop 20 mini-episodes [...]
San Diego Union-Tribune editorial cartoonist Steve Breen was recently featured on KPBS to talk about the news of 2007 and the cartoons he drew over the year. KPBS has posted that interview as well as a slide show of Steve’s work on their web site.
South Bend Tribune (IN) will run three pages of editorial cartoons in a special year-in-review. The first page will all be in color and feature their staff cartoonist Ron Rogers. The other two pages will feature other cartoons that the editorial page editor didn’t use over the last 12 months. In an interview with E&P, [...]
I have just received confirmation from King Features that Tom Ryan will be ending his long running feature Tumbleweeds at the end of this year (December 29th for daily, December 30 for Sundays). Tumbleweeds was launched in 1965 making Tom’s feature a 42 year run that inspired a animated Saturday morning TV show in the [...]
Voting has opened over on the Chewing Pencils blog for best Christmas Carton. Polls close 4 p.m. Friday Melbourne Australia time. Two winners to be announced that night – the first selected by guest judge Mark Anderson, and a second one selected by popular vote from the blog’s visitors.
Seattle Times editorial cartoonist Eric Devericks was invited to participate in an end-of-year review on Seattle’s City Inside/Out program. You can watch Eric on streaming video and he’s posted the cartoons that he mentions over on his blog.
In what may be the first documented case of an employee being fired for posting a Dilbert comic strip at the office, a Fort Madison (IL) man was fired back in October after pinning a Dilbert cartoonon a bulletin board that joked that management decisions were made by “drunken lemurs” (see cartoon). In a recent [...]
William Barth, the editor of the Beloit Daily News has announced that Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur has been returned to their comic line-up citing overwhelming support for the comic not just from Beloit residence, but from national attention they received. After printing a few comments they received – including one from Tom Racine of Comics [...]
R.C. Harvey has posted a detailed review of a new book called the “Art of Ill Will,” a book which claims to be the “Story of American Political Cartoons.” While the Introduction is chronological, the illustration section is thematically organized?Wars and Foreign Relations; Ethnic, Racial and Religious Issues; Local and Domestic Politics; Business and Labor?but [...]
USA Today has an interesting story on the rise of comic art classes in colleges and universities around the country. The article mentions a few specific schools and the increase in students: the Center for Cartoon Studies applications for enrollment are up 50%, the School of Visual Arts in New York has doubled the number [...]
The Borgblog, Jim Borgman’s blog, has passed the 2 year mark with 526 posts and nearing 20-30 comments a day. He has posted a review of the evolution of his blog which started out as a means of posting his sketches and rough drafts and then turned to posting his final cartoons and writing longer [...]
Des Moines Register editorial cartoonist Brian Duffy has a close up view of the presidential election as a cartoonist in one of the key primary (or in this case caucus) states. He was recently interviewed by NPR about his creative process and how he draws the candidates. “The first couple of times it will look [...]