I've been re-arranging more furniture.
Finally, I have added and updated a few more links to blogs I like to visit. These sites are linked for your enjoyment but mostly for mine because I waste a lot of time scrolling through my bookmarks looking for them. This is far more time-efficient.
This is another New Year's resolution by the way. Scoff if you must, but I am slowly ticking off things that I've been meaning to do for quite some time. Last year's motto was "I'll get to it later". This year, I'm just going to get it done.
You can check out the links but I'll highlight them here in no particular order:
Six Chix is one site I've referred to a few times here. The Six Chix comic is an innovative strip that's done by six different very talented women cartoonists and this link will take you to their blog. (The cartoon below is by my buddy, Margaret Shulock, the Tuesday Chick)
No Brow Cartoons is the blog and web site of the very funny Mark Heath. Mark just ended his charming syndicated strip, "Spot the Frog". I was sorry to see it go. But-he has re-entered the freelance cartoon field and he does very funny work.
Speaking of very funny work, check out Andertoons by Mark Anderson. He has to be one of the most innovative cartoonists working today who is embracing the marketplace on the web. He's very good at the regular cartoon-type thing too!
I'm also a fan of the comic strip, Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes. Karen recently ended her strip in the traditional newspaper syndication vein but has gone on to feature her strip on the web. She likes the fact that there are fewer editorial constraints. Her main character, Eve, is perfect for the uncensored web and I'm loving her work and her blog.
I found the Broadsides blog by chance. (She had posted a mention about my domestic violence abuse story and some readers followed the link to my blog) Antonia Zerbisias, a columnist for the Toronto Star writes a very lively and interesting blog that focuses on women's issues. I know the phrase "women's issues" sounds so over-used and boring but I can't think of another descriptive. She covers the gamut and her comments are bold and energetic and she provides lots of links.
Kieran Meehan is one of my favourite cartoonists. He's the cartoonist of Pros and Cons. He is so dry and witty and his artwork is funny just to look at.
The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee by John Hambrock is another King Features strip. John's writing is clever and his artwork is just amazing.
The Fies Files is Brian Fies' new blog, formally the Mom's Cancer Blog. Brian's book, "Mom's Cancer" is an award-winning graphic novel. He is working on a new graphic novel and I'm not going to tell you everything about it...you're going to have to visit his blog to find out. He writes about the process of drawing and the publishing industry among other things and it's always an interesting read.
I just found Nicole Hollander's blog and I was excited to see her entering the blogosphere. Nicole is the cartoonist behind the strip, Sylvia. Everyone knows Nicole Hollander, right?
The Kovaleski blog is by my friend, John (who else?) Kovaleski. He created the wonderful strip, Bonanas, sadly no longer in syndication but you can still buy his books. He has a very quirky sense of humour and his artwork is ... well, it's quirky too and I mean that in a good way. He's one of those cartoonists that has a very unique style and when you see his cartoons somewhere like on a greeting card or illustration, you immediately know it's Kovaleski.
Alex Hallet is the cartoonist behind Arctic Circle, a strip about penguins that have somehow emigrated to the North Pole. Her strip has an enviromental bent and her humour is very friendly-funny. Alex is a UK cartoonist living in Australia. Go check out the birds!
And lastly, I posted a link to Editor and Publisher which is a site for people interested in what's going on in the newspaper business. Make sure you click on the link on their site to go to their EdPub blog. It has links to all kinds of things related to this business, cartoons and Jon Stewart included.
I'm sure I've missed a few sites but I'll realize that as times goes. You're probably thinking it's no wonder I'm always chasing deadlines with this line-up to read. However, I must defend myself by saying it's all business-related and therefore absolutely necessary reading. And I have saved some time by linking, remember . . .