Monday, July 16, 2007

Tim Benson Spotlight II

From Tim's bio from Cartoonists Day Exhibit bio sheet:
"My political cartoons were also published by daily newspapers "The Missoulian" in Missoula, MT, "The Bozeman Chronicle" in Bozeman Mt., "The Great Falls Journal" in Rapic City, and in
The Argus Leader" from 1983 until present. My political cartoons were also published by the weekly newspaper "The Guide" in Rapid City in 1986 and 1987 and by the bi-weekly newspaper "The Tempest" in Sioux Falls in 2000 and 2001. I received a first place award in political cartooning from Sigma delta Chi in Western Region Collegiate competition in 1983."
**While reading about Tim and admiring his cartoons, click here to hear Tim's Blend Playlist, or find his playlist on the right column! **

Saturday, July 14, 2007

New face for editorial cartooning?

I post this not for the political message, but that this is done by one of Houston Chron's editorial cartoonists. However you feel about the content -- it is amazing at the face of cartooning and what is being done and skills one might need to have.

With YouTube and multimedia -- are we looking at more cartooning as video, mixed media productions?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Tim Benson -- Local Cartoonist of the Week

From our cartoonist bio sheet from the Cartoonist Day exhibit:

"I became a fan of cartoons because of the Munsters; and the Batman TV series in the 1960's. My favorite cartoons on TV were "Johnny Quest" and "Fat Albert." My cartoons have been published in newspapers since 1979, when I was sports editor and cartoonist for hte "Hawk Tawk", the student newspaper of Bozemanm MT. Senior High School. While attending college, my cartoons were published by the Black Hills State College "Today", the University of Montana "Kaimin" and the Montana State University "Exponent" from 1980 to 1985. I drew a cartoon strip called "The Kid" that was published by the Exponent in 1984 and 1985. I earned a B.A. in Fne Arts from MSU in 1985.


**To listen to some of Tim's favorite music, click here to hear Tim's Blend Playlist, or find his playlist on the right column! **

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

"Doug Marlette, World editorial cartoonist, dies in Mississippi accident." -Tulsa World

This just in from the Tulsa World, cartoonist Doug Marlette was killed Tuesday morning in a car crash.

As a fan of his editorial work and his strip Kudzu, I felt the need to post this as soon as I heard. Sincerest condolences are offered to his family, friends, and fans. He was a great cartoonist, and a consummate professional. His light will be missed.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Cartoonist Conspiracy Reflection

It's been a busy couple weeks and unfortunately, contributions to this blog fell to a stand still. Sorry!

Here's my report for the Cartoonist Conspiracy gathering at Skellys June 28th. First off, it was a BLAST! Sarah Morean officiated, bringing friend Abby and some Panara goodies they had to eat in the alley. Jay Kirschenmann was the first to arrive -- with trustworthy pen and notebook of sketches that kept him busy while we were all a tad fashionably late. I, Jackie, brought one of my friends and houseguest -- Marilyn, who considered herself a non-cartoonist. She discovered otherwise in her participation! Later on in the evening, Tim Benson showed up for the festivities.

Our theme was Rabbits and Romance or Dating. It was a Jam comic, where there is a cover and then numbered pages. Someone is asked to design the cover. We were all assigned a page and drew the first panel, then passed the pages around until we all added a panel. It was a great experience -- as the whole comic organically came together with recurring themes. I laughed at loud at the outtakes page ... it was a great experience. (The walleye on the Skelly's menu, BTW, not too shabby. I'd order it again.) It did remind me of my old sketchbook parties and Wolves Den notebook and caffeine cartoons from college days.

We will get together for another one -- latter part of July. I'll mass e-mail the cartoonist crew with details and discussion as to the best day and time, etc.

Ken Alvine Spotlight Roundup

To Recap:

This spotlight link will be included at the right hand column as reference!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Mark Your Calendars -- Sun. Aug. 12th, 1-3

Sioux Falls & Regional Editorial Cartoonists "Lowbrow Lowdown On The Prairie" exhibit!!
More info and poster graphic coming soon.