Dilbert is getting a new manager. Universal Uclick will begin syndicating Scott Adam’s Dilbert in June and will take over Dilbert.com on January 1. This announcement is a big one and one wonders how United Media, who grew the famous office strip into one of the most widely syndicated strips in the world, could let [...]
United Media has announced that they have added Tribune Media Service’s portfolio of cartoons and editorial cartoons to comics.com. Cartoons now on comics.com: Animal Crackers, Annie, Bliss, Bottom Liners, Bound & Gagged, Brenda Starr, Brewster Rockit, Broom-Hilda, Dick Tracy, Gasoline Alley, Gil Thorp, Loose Parts, Love Is…, The Middletons, Pluggers, Sylvia, and 9 to 5. [...]
Iconix Brand Group Inc. and the Charles M. Schulz family has bought the rights to the Peanuts comic strip and other assets from United Features Syndicate and E.W. Scripps Co for $175 Million. The family will have a 20% share of the rights. According the a Reuters story, Iconix projects a $75 million annual royalty [...]
After a couple of emails and tweets asking about why comics.com was unavailable over the weekend, I contacted United Media to ask why. According to Mary Anne Grimes, the “website host suffered a series of failures that caused intermittent problems throughout the weekend – some users were able to access the site, many could not. [...]
Ted Rall, who worked as the Editor of Acquisitions and Development at United Media has been laid off last Thursday. Ted tells me that eight other individuals were also let go and that his responsibilities would probably be reassigned to other people. Ted was brought in for the position back in 2006. During his term [...]
2008 might well be described in a word as a roller coaster or to many a third and fourth quarter stock market ride. Clearly many cartoonist achieved career highs and milestones, but for many cartoonist who live and die in the newspaper, there was a lot of dying. In writing this review, I can’t help [...]
Posted on: Dec 31, 2008, Section: AAEC, Awards, College cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, King Features, Mohammed Cartoon, Museums, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Tribune Media Services, United Media, web comics, Comments: 13 Comments
In addition to Universal’s Garfield countdown package, United Media is offering its annual Peanuts Christmas Countdown package to its subscribers at no charge. The syndicate has offered this package for decades and runs through the shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas and also comes in color or black and white. Tis the season!
The Mail Tribune in Medford, Oregon decides not to discontinue Peanuts due to reader reaction. Fort Wayne, Indiana’s Journal Gazette will add â€œThe Brilliant Mind of Edison Leeâ€ and “Bound and Gagged” to their daily comics pages.
FoxTrot creator Bill Amend, Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library Associate Curator and Assistant Professor Jenny Robb and United Media Syndicate Senior VP/General Manager Lisa Klem Wilson were named among the 43 journalism professionals that will be judging in this year’s National Journalism Awards. The announcement does not specify which category the three will judge, [...]
After the heated discussion last week regarding the launch of Rich Stevens’ Diesel Sweeties webcomic into print syndication, I asked if Ted Rall, who acquired DS for United Media, if he’d be willing to respond to any questions from you readers about DS. I’d like to thank Ted for participating in the dialog on this [...]
United Media has announced that Ted Rall has joined them and will help acquire and develop comics and text features…. Ted has his ear to the ground and he knows where to look to find more edgy content that appeals to younger readers and addresses the needs of today.”Editor and Publisher also has filed a story.
Scott Adams, the creator of the comic strip “Dilbert”, will address the Assemblly Technology Expo (ATExpo 2006) as the keynote speaker. Not familiar with Expo? As in years past, it’s where you can discuss everything “from lean manufacturing to adhesive use and wire harness assembly.” Hold me back!
Arlo and Janis creator Jimmy Johnson posted on his website that he exerienced a mild heart attack earlier this week. I used to vaguely be amused when I’d miss a day here on the Web, and readers would write to enquire nervously about my health. I am no longer amused. Early Monday morning, I had [...]