From Poynter.org, December 8, 2011, “Second visual plagiarism case may lead to ethical guidelines for editorial cartoons”
From The Telegraph, December 7, 2011, “David Langdon“ — this obit.
From Westfield Comics Blog, “Interview: Dean Mullaney and Jared Gardner on IDW’s Cartoon Monarch: Otto Soglow and The Little King”
From newyorker.com’s blog, The Book Bench, December 6, 2011, “An Artist’s War” — this post on Joe Farris’s new book
From The Washington Post’s blog, Comic Riffs, December 6, 2011, “Jeff Stahler Suspended: Columbus Dispatch political cartoonist’s work probed over ‘striking similarity’ to New Yorker cartoon”
And for more, go to The Daily Cartoonist, for Alan Gardner’s post “Coincidence or plagiarism for Jeff Stahler” (December 6, 2011)
To Ink Spill visitors I toss out the name Dearing Ward in the hope someone can tell me something about her. While working on The New Yorker Cartoonists A-Z yesterday, I noticed that Ms. Ward’s name had nothing next to it.
Looking her up on the Complete New Yorker’s database I found she is a member of a special group: she had just one cartoon published in The New Yorker, in the issue of November 26,1927. If you visit the Posted Notes section of this site and scroll down to an entry titled Just Once you’ll find a piece I wrote on this elite group.
According to the New Yorker’s database, Ms. Dearing mostly contributed poetry and fiction to the magazine (from October 9, 1927 through November 6, 1937). A web search for biographical information turned up zilch. If anyone can provide something to beef up her A -Z listing please contact me by clicking on the contact button on the upper right side of the page.