Women’s Wear Daily reports that despite the high hopes for the iPad, the magical device has not been the boon for magazines as hoped. Many magazines that are available on the iPad, such as Esquire, People and The New Yorker, have not posted their digital single-issue sales to the ABC. But Vanity Fair sold 8,700 [...]
The venerable Editor & Publisher has decided to remove its paywall to its content. The magazine’s online presence has historically had articles available only to subscribers and even articles posted openly on their website would disappear into the paid archives after a couple of weeks. “We have not been big believers in paywalls,” said Duncan [...]
New Yorker regular cartoonist Bob Eckstein has launched a new online humor magazine called The Basement. The site includes cartoons from several well known artists including Meg Pokrass, Rina Piccolo, Susan Camilleri Konar, Flash Rosenberg, J. Bear Savo, and Matthew Reiss. In addition to the cartoons, the site features poetry, music and original animation.
Rob Tornoe has released the second edition of his Punchline magazine. Punchline is a humor magazine published in the Delaware area.
Editorial cartoonist Rob Tornoe’s goal of publishing a humor magazine is finally coming off the press. Back in May when the endeavor was announced, Rob wrote: People are quick to point out that with the internet, they can read everything they want on their glowing, irritating computer screen. And for the newspapers it makes sense, [...]
As usual, John Read gives me an advanced sneak peak at his upcoming magazine (pictured above). This issue is dedicated to nine cartoonists whose first name is Mike or Michael. Rumor has it that Mike Lynch (one of the profiled cartoonists) is fond of saying, “you don’t have to be named Mike to make it [...]
The latest edition of Hogan’s Alley (#17) is now available. This edition has nearly two dozen artists, writers, voice actors, executives, producers, directors sharing their insights and reminiscences about SpongeBob SquarePants. Also an examination of the Marvel-Disney merger and its implications for the industry and the art form. They also interview four cartoonists who are [...]
Rob Tornoe, editorial cartoonist for Editor & Publisher, The Press of Atlantic City and Cagle Cartoons, is launching a print humor magazine at the end of June. In his announcement, he writes: People are quick to point out that with the internet, they can read everything they want on their glowing, irritating computer screen. And [...]
Tom Richmond reports that MAD magazine will go from a quarterly mag to bimonthly. No further details, but as John says this will mean not only a lot more MAD to be had but also a return to more topical material. MAD has been hampered by being completely unable to riff on timely subjects due [...]
Just finished reading the latest issue of John Read’s Stay Tooned! magazine. Once again, John does an excellent job. This issue covers Roz Chast, Jack and Carole Bender (Alley Oop), John Hambrock (The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee), Joe Bluhm, Justin Thompson (MythTickle), Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey, Hi and Lois), Jeff Koterba and Don Hagist. [...]
Just received word from John Read about issue five of Stay Tooned!. The cover has been kept under wraps, but he’s allowing me to post it here today. This issue features profiles of Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey), Jack & Carole Bender (Alley Oop), editorial cartoonist Jeff Koterba, caricature artist Joe Bluhm, New Yorker cartoonist Roz [...]
Editor & Publisher has been sold to Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc. paving the way to resume the publication of the newspaper industry bible as of today. The details of the purchase are not released. According to an article posted on E&P’s website, Greg Mitchell, Joe Strupp and a number of other staffers are not being [...]
Greg Mitchell, editor of Editor & Publisher since 2002 writes of receiving the news of the publication’s closing and the outpouring of attention the announcement has received. He also hints that there is a small chance the publication will continue in some form. In any case, the outpouring of support â€” staggering, really â€” has [...]
The Comics Journal will be expanding its online offerings and consolidating its print publication to expanded semi-annual editions. From their press release: The expanded, full-service TCJ.com will deliver everything readers love â€” in-depth interviews, smart columns, sharp criticism, real journalism â€” on a daily basis. And not only will readers get the traditional Comics Journal [...]
Rob Tornoe spotted this story regarding the Malaysian government seizing the premiere issue of “Gedung Kartun” (translated: Cartoon Store) : Officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs seized over 400 copies of the inaugural issues of “Gedung Kartun” (Cartoon Store) from the publisher’s office in Kuala Lumpur. Zainal Abidin Othman, the home ministry’s chief enforcement [...]