AAN News

Cartoonist Ted Rall Auctions Himself on eBay

In a listing posted yesterday, political cartoonist Ted Rall offers to draw a political cartoon on "any subject you want." (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-26-2011  12:36 pm  |  Industry News

Cartoonist Ward Sutton's Village Voice Cover Called a 'Glorious Menagerie of Mashups'

The Village Voice released its Comics Issue this week, with an inventive and eye-catching cover done by longtime alt-cartoonist Ward Sutton. (FULL STORY)
AAN  |  04-06-2011  8:23 am  |  Industry News

Ted Rall Releases New Graphic Memoirnew

Ted Rall has teamed up with Pablo G. Callejo for The Year of Loving Dangerously, which is based on Rall's experience getting arrested, dumped, expelled and evicted in New York City in 1984. It's Rall's first collaborative effort, and it hits stores next month. "Year is an allegory for the economic collapse, showcasing what can happen to anyone, even a white Ivy-educated male, who suffers a run of bad luck," Rall writes. "It's also a shot across the bow of other male graphic artists who wallow in self-pity and alienation." The Washington Post's Michael Cavna says the book is "a little bit Midnight Cowboy in tone, and part The Graduate."
Rall.com  |  10-06-2009  10:28 am  |  Industry News

Ted Rall Loses Job at United Medianew

His position for the syndicate -- editor of acquisitions and development -- has been eliminated. Over the past few years, Rall had successfully brought several alt-cartoonists into the fold at United, including Keith Knight ("The Knight Life") and the Weekly Dig's Tak Toyoshima ("Secret Asian Man"). Rall, who had held the acquisitions job since 2006, says he will still be drawing comics and writing columns for United.
Rall.com  |  04-22-2009  12:18 pm  |  Industry News

Alt-Weekly Cartoonists and Others Cry Foul Over Contest Fee Hikenew

Ted Rall, who is president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists president, has written an open letter to the Overseas Press Club of America president over an increase in the awards entry fee from $150 to $175. Rall accuses the organization of using the fees as a "revenue enhancing" operation at the expense of "beleaguered cartoonists," and says that at least 11 cartoonists will not enter the contest this year. The list includes other alt-cartoonists Mikhaela Reid (The Boiling Point) and Jen Sorensen (Slowpoke).
The Daily Cartoonist  |  12-19-2008  11:03 am  |  Industry News

Ted Rall Elected President of Editorial Cartoonists Group

Rall, whose cartoons and columns appear in many alt-weeklies, took over as president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists on Sept. 12. "For some reason my colleagues have made me president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC), the organization for professional political cartoonists. (I suspect cartoonists' predilection for hard drinking had something to do with it.)," Rall writes in his weekly column. "Kidding aside, I'm honored." V. Cullum Rogers, the cartoonist at North Carolina's Independent Weekly, remains the group's secretary-treasurer, and Mikhaela Reid, whose work appears in Metro Times and other AAN papers, was elected to the group's board of directors.
AAN News  |  09-17-2008  9:28 am  |  Industry News

Alt-Weekly Cartoonists Declare Jihad on Comedy Central "Scabs"

Ted Rall and Matt Bors, whose strips appear in many AAN papers, are releasing cartoons this week ridiculing Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for returning to their TV shows without making a deal with the striking Writers Guild of America. "The stakes are too high, the issues too important, the hypocrisy too hypocritical for us to just put down our pens and tune in to their union-busting, albeit highly amusing, programs," Rall and Bors say in a joint statement. They both say they will not be available to appear on either The Daily Show or The Colbert Report while the strike remains in effect. "We'd rather fight in Bush's wars than cross a picket line," they say. The cartoons go live today at TedRall.com and MattBors.com. (FULL STORY)
Ted Rall and Matt Bors Press Release  |  01-17-2008  8:51 am  |  Press Releases