G'day, again!....This page is where I'll try and keep you up to date with all that's happening in our BUSHY TALES world.
There'll be more to report in the future...but we are very excited about what has happened so far, too. You'll have to come back and check the page out frequently to see what other news there is.
I will update the page every few weeks.
BUSHY TALES Goes to Child Care!
Doug the Wombat has been enlisted as the mascot of the YOUNG DISCOVERERS group of Child Care centres on the Gold Coast (Queensland). Doug (and the BT strip) were selected as being worthy representatives of the Child Care centres and their positive values and excellent care.
BUSHY TALES achieves Print Syndication
Whilst the BT strip is syndicated worldwide for digital publication by Universal UClick syndicate, it is now represented in the USA for print publication by INK BOTTLE SYNDICATE.
November - ACA STANLEY AWARDS
The "Stanleys" are Australia's premier awards for cartoonists. In November of 2015 BUSHY TALES cartoonist, Ian Jones, was named as one of the finalists in the popular Comic Strip Artist category. he did not win but being named a finalist was a huge honour in itself, and further ackowledgement of the quality of the BUSHY TALES strip.
2015 ROTARY CARTOON AWARDS-FINALIST
BUSHY TALES was recognized by the judges of the annual Rotary Australian Cartoonist Awards in Coffs harbour by being named as one of the three finalists in the Comic Strip section. This was the first time the strip had been entered in any awards/competition.
WORLDWIDE DIGITAL SYNDICATION
BUSHY TALES is to be launched on the world's largest cartoon website, GoComics.com, on July 27th. GoComics is the main site for the large US syndicate, Universal UClick, and this step is a recognition of the quality and consistency of the BT strip...and its potential to succeed in the ultra-competitive market of global cartooning.
The contract covers worldwide digital publication for BUSHY TALES. It does not take in newspaper publication...that is still a goal for the strip for the years ahead.
However, this is a big step forward...and we are thrilled!!!!
There will be more to announce closer to July 27th.
BUSHY TALES launches in its first USA newspaper! Woohoo!!!
Okay, it is probably the smallest newspaper in the US...but it is a start. maybe not a foot in the door, more like a little toe...but we wriggle and squirm and get the whole foot through yet!
- "BULLYING IS NO LAUGHING MATTER" finally
set for release August 11th.
- BUSHY TALES was invited to be a part of a
"Cartoonists Against Bullying" project being coordinated by Kurt Kolka, a US cartoonist/journalist.
This is very exciting for us as it sees BUSHY
TALES join over 25 of the world's best-known comic strips, including FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, PICKLES, DENNIS THE MENACE, THE PHANTOM, LUANN, FUNKY WINKERBEAN, BLONDIE, BROOM HILDA, STONE SOUP, THE CARDINAL, JUMP START and others!
Rarified company for a little wombat from
And it is a very worthy cause and one with which we are excited and proud to be a part of. The project looks set to launch in June, this year. We'll keep you updated in the months ahead!
- BUSHY TALES becomes a DAILY comic strip, not just a Sunday/once-a-week strip. Good news for everyone!
- The whimsical world of BUSHY TALES was launched onto the world-wide web with its own website...www.bushytales.com
- Contract signed for syndication of BUSHY TALES in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
- BUSHY TALES comic strip is created.