Archives for 2010
Fort Knox cartoonist Paul Jon has created art for a USO coloring activity for kids. This second year’s art features Major Joe Knox returning home to his wife, Jane, and their two boys, Donald and Wesley, after his deployment to Afghanistan. “Last year, the USO was thrilled to bring back a beloved holiday tradition of [...]
Alternative cartoonist Howard Cruse has posted a video of his holiday greeting cartoon.
Jonathan Mahood’s Bleeker, The Rechargeable Dog has been picked up by King Features Syndicate and is set to launch on January 3rd. Jonathan’s strip has been on the web since 2006 and is currently running on GoComics.com. As for the launch of a well established webcomic, Jonathan writes that the national launch will include older [...]
The San Francisco Chronicle interviewed Bill Amend about his career and his recently released 20 year collection , The Best of FoxTrot. Q: You include a lot of math puzzles and science references in your strips. Have you ever made a mistake? A: Oh, yes. And how the e-mails flow on those days. I probably [...]
I reported earlier this week that GoComics.com removed the comment section for Brooke McEldowney’s Pibgorn and 9 Chickweed Lane. Brooke has posted on his blog two explanations: the first an explanation for the removal and the second his email response to those contacting him. So, I objected and objected and objected as time went on [...]
Muppet Central has disclosed the plot to the next Muppet movie that will be hitting theaters Thanksgiving weekend 2011. On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze [...]
We’re closing in on the end of the year. 2010 was a good year, but mostly a blur. That said there were a lot of great books, services and products that came out this year. I’ve compiled a list of things I thought are above and beyond. If you’re still looking for a gift to [...]
I noted earlier this week that it was 30 years ago that Bloom County debuted in newspapers. The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be running an exhibit of Berkeley Breathed‘s art work ranging from Bloom County, his children’s books, and movie projects. A reception will be planned in April. It should also be [...]
Kevin “KAL” Kallugher gave the final address to the “World in 2011 Festival” put on by The Economist. Below is his speech. Visit his blog to see his sketches of the other speakers.
Writing on his blog, Bob Englehart notes he’s hit the 30 year mark as the staff cartoonist of the Hartford Courant. Today marks the first day of the thirty-first year of my tenure at the Hartford Courant. Thirty years ago yesterday, I walked into my office, the dumpiest I’d ever seen. It was small, oblong, [...]
The Center for Cartoon Studies is now in its 5th year and are soliciting donations to raise money for the school. All proceeds are tax deductible (the school is a non profit company.) The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) opened its doors to the inaugural class of twenty students in 2005. Many dedicated individuals, organizations, [...]
The Cartoonists Rights Network is calling on the Malaysian government to lift its sedition charges against Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, the cartoonist better known as Zunar. The letter read in part: “While some of his cartoons may be embarrassing to certain important individuals, the contents speak strongly for Malaysia’s recognition of the importance of free speech [...]
Hindustan Times leads with news that The Simpsons creator Matt Groening is working with Lynda Barry on a comic book based on his travels to India. Not many details are given other than, “it’ll come out in the next couple of months.”
Editorial cartoonist Matt Bors has announced on his blog that he’s now the Comics Journalism Editor for Cartoon Movement – a new platform run by the Video Journalism Movement (VJ Movement), an organization “dedicated to the promotion of video journalism and press freedom.” Matt writes that the Cartoon Movement seeks to “publish four editorial cartoons [...]
King Features Syndicate has just released a DailyINK iPhone/iPod Touch app through the iTunes App Store. The free download connects DailyInk allows everyone to access “dozens of strips, panels and editorial cartoons will be featured in ‘Today’s Comic’” and the ability to go back seven days for the feature comics. Those with paid subscription accounts [...]