CARTOONIST GROUP LICENSING RELEASES NEW PATTERN FROM ANN TELNAES TO HONOR HER MAKING CARTOON HISTORYJune 1, 2017, 5:57 pm
Seattle, WA., June 1, 2017: Cartooning history was made May 27 when Ann Telnaes won the 2017 Reuben Award to become the first female to receive both the Reuben Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartoons. To commemorate this, Cartoonist Group Licensing is pleased to announce the release of a new pattern based on a Telnaes cartoon: “Cheering.”
Telnaes received the Reuben Award at the 2017 convention of the National Cartoonist Society, held in Portland, Oregon. The Reuben Award is the highest award given by cartoonists to cartoonists. Telnaes received the Award for her animated and still editorial cartoons created for the Washington Post during 2016. This was the 71st annual NCS convention. Telnaes won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2001.
“Cheering” incorporates a cartoon created by Telnaes in 2000 and submitted as part of her winning Pulitzer entry. By using it in “Cheering,” Gillian Smith Murrell, VP Brand Licensing at the Cartoonist Group, explains that “the enduring quality of Telnaes’ art, as well as the timeless nature of the subject matter she so cleverly addresses are celebrated in this new design,” Telnaes adds that “the cartoon is especially relevant now because Trump is starting to dismantle that wall of separation between church and state.”
Telnaes, a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, began her career in animation at various studios in Los Angeles, London, New York, and Taipei. She transitioned to become a show designer for Walt Disney Imagineering. She shifted to editorial cartooning when she was inspired to engage in social commentary during Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court confirmation hearings. She is a fierce advocate for freedom of speech and her editorial cartoons frequently address this plus all other civil liberties, women’s rights and the Supreme Court. Her drawing style is notable for its graceful lines and spot color.
Cartoonist Group Licensing is the licensing agent for Ann Telnaes and three other Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonists, Joel Pett, Signe Wilkinson and Matt Wuerker, plus two multi-award-winning comic strips, “Frank and Ernest” and “Speed Bump.” Cartoonist Group Licensing recently launched several collections per brand. Each collection includes pattern and merchandise inspirations that suggest how the cartoon images may be taken out the cartoon box and adapted to diverse merchandise. Additionally, thousands of images and custom art are available for each brand.
Ann Telanes’ still and animated cartoons may be seen online at the Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/ann-telnaes/). Current and past print cartoons may be searched at The Cartoonist Group (http://cartoonistgroup.com/properties/template_search.php?id=62) and Telnaes’ own site offers links to cartoons and more: http://www.anntelnaes.com.
See the “Cheering” pattern here: http://cartoonistgrouplicensing.com/brands/collection.php?name=ann-telnaes&collection=7&page=2
About Cartoonist Group Licensing
Cartoonist Group Licensing is a division of Cartoonist Group. With a group of award-winning cartoonists and an extensive and diverse archive of cartoons, Cartoonist Group Licensing builds strategic licensing programs with innovative licensees for the development of successful new products and services. Visit http://www.cartoonistgrouplicensing.com for more information.
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Cartoonist Group Launches Cartoonist Group LicensingJune 1, 2017, 7:41 am
Seattle, Washington – May 20, 2017. The Cartoonist Group, the Internet’s most diverse cartoon art database has expanded its business capabilities with the launch of Cartoonist Group Licensing. This new division will develop strategic licensing opportunities to introduce exciting new products.
“For decades, successful cartoonists have entertained, enlightened and challenged our thoughts from the revered pages of our favorite newspapers and magazines” said Cartoonist Group founder, Sara Thaves. “Now is a great time to expand the cartoonist’s fan base as well as connect with current readers with new products that leverage the cartoonist’s award-winning art and uniquely well informed perspectives.”
The first cartoon brands to be licensed include Pulitzer prize-winning editorial cartoonists Joel Pett, Ann Telnaes, Signe Wilkinson and Matt Wuerker as well as the award-winning cartoons of Frank and Ernest™ and Speed Bump™. Thousands of cartoons were culled to create four to five unique collections for each cartoonist that represent unique strengths of the cartoonist as well as command strong market appeal. In addition to the cartoons, designs have been created using the cartoons or elements from the cartoons to offer inspiration for fresh and unique new product development. Collection themes range from hot topics such as “Nasty Women”, “Persistence”, “Trump”, “Environment”, “Technology” and “Peace” to evergreen themes around family, animals and lifestyle. In addition to these collections, every cartoonist has an extensive archive of cartoons from which custom collections can be created because of the easily searchable database available at cartoonistgroup.com.
Cartoonist Group Licensing is seeking quality licensees for innovative products in the categories of apparel, accessories, home décor and gift & novelty. “We are very excited about introducing these uber talented cartoonists to a wider audience,” said Gillian Murrell, V.P. of Brand Licensing. “And by taking the cartoons out of their (cartoon) box, we are able to bring them into a new world of consumer products.” For more information on licensing with Cartoonist Group Licensing, please visit cartoonistgrouplicensing.com or email email@example.com.
About the Cartoonist Group The Cartoonist Group maintains the most diverse cartoon date base on the Internet. With over 130,000 cartoons from a wide variety of cartoonists available in a searchable database, finding just the right cartoon for the right use is made very easy. Visit www.cartoonistgroup.com for more information.
About Cartoonist Group Licensing
Cartoonist Group Licensing is a division of Cartoonist Group. With a group of award-winning cartoonists and an extensive and diverse archive of cartoons, Cartoonist Group Licensing builds strategic licensing programs with innovative licensees for the development of successful new products and services. Visit www.cartoonistgrouplicensing.com for more information.