Last weekend was the Sand Diego Comic-Con and the announcement of the Eisner Awards. This year’s winners are: Best Short Story “The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW) Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) Daredevil #7, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel) Best Continuing Series Daredevil, by [...]
Last night the National Cartoonists Society gathered in Las Vegas for their annual Reuben Award banquet. The top honor for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year went to MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond. Tom started his career doing caricatures and freelance work for magazines, publishers and advertisers. As a caricaturist, he has been honored by the [...]
Posted on: May 27, 2012, Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Caricature, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazines, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments
Mike Peterson spent the weekend at the New England Webcomics Weekend. He’s posted his impressions and observations on his blog. To begin with, I really didn’t know how big a deal the New England Webcomics Weekend was until Saturday morning, when I discovered that the place was sold out for that day and I’d have [...]
This year’s Penny Arcade Expo boasts its attendance has set a record at 67,000 attendees and that future events may be limited not by interest, but by the size of the venue. The expo is a spin off to the gaming webcomic Penny Arcade created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik.
Player vs. Player creator Scott Kurtz will return as this year’s Harvey Awards dinner emcee and Mark Waid will be the keynote speaker. The Harvey Awards is held during the Baltimore Comic Con which is scheduled for August 28th. Over the past 25 years, Mark has been involved in every aspect of comics publishing, from [...]
Heidi MacDonald has a great write-up regarding the potential loss to San Diego if Comic-Con International moves the largest comic-con in the US because it’s outgrown the convention center and hotel availability. Other cities vying for the convention include Los Angeles and Anaheim. With its contract with the San Diego Convention Center running out in [...]
Friday’s Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention started off with an panel of cartoonists from the Middle East who shared with the group some of the challenges and success in being a cartoonist in the Middle East. Jeff Danziger and Jack Ohman Jeff Danziger was the next presenter who was interviewed by Jack Ohman on [...]
Yesterday was the first full day of activities for the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ annual convention held this year in Portland OR. Mark Fiore kicked off the session, entitled “Appholes” on his experience working with Apple to get his iPhone app into the App Store. Next up was the “New Frontiers” panel Mike Keefe [...]
The Australian Acting-Prime Minister has condemned an cartoon drawn by an Indian cartoonist that compares Aussie police to the Ku Klux Klan. The cartoon was published in response to investigations into the murder of a young Indian man.
Animation » An “Iron Giant” reunion on is slated for October 23rd where animators and directors of the classic “Iron Giant” film will gather to discuss the movie and the art of animation. Tickets are required to attend. » The New York Times has a piece on how Pixar created a 3-D version of Toy [...]
Last weekend’s Penny Arcade Expo will be memorable for several attendees – more so for many possibly returning home with H1N1, commonly called the swine flu. So far there have been less than a 100 confirmed cases according to Robert Khoo, Penny Arcade, Inc.’s President of Operations and Business Development. Those who attendeded and contracted [...]
Tom Richmond announces details (including guest speaker line-up) about this year’s The International Society of Caricature Artists (formerly called National Caricature Network) 2009 Annual Caricature Convention and Competition that will be held November 2-7 in Sandusky, Ohio. First off, there is not one, not two, not three but FOUR guest speakers, all from MAD Magazine: [...]
Books » Fantagraphics to publish the complete run of Ernie Bushmillerâ€™s comic strip Nancy. Comic-Con » Michael Cavna was sent to cover the big Con. He’s taking questions during a live chat. » Rolling Stone reviews what was notable about the event. Comic Strips » A Charlie Brown Christmas will be released in Blu-Ray on [...]
» Newsarama interviews Brian Andersen about his self-published comic So Super Duper » Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers filed daily reports from the Con. Check out his sketches, photos and musings. » Heidi MacDonald has great coverage with photos and reviews of each of the days events. » Washington Post’s Michael Cavna reported from [...]
» Michael Cavna interviews five notable cartoonists who will be at this year’s Con. The five are: Sergio Aragones, Neil Gaiman, Lynn Johnston, Stan Lee, and Stephan Pastis. » Tom Richmond is “live blogging” the con. » The son of legendary Gene Roddenberry, Eugene Wesley Roddenberry Jr., is debuting a new Roddenberry Productions graphic novel [...]