Animated Cartoonist Mark Fiore Signs With Universal and uclick

By: E&P Staff Animated editorial cartoon pioneer Mark Fiore has signed a distribution deal with Universal Press Syndicate and its uclick online division.

Fiore, who has been self-syndicating his weekly animations to clients such as and the San Francisco Chronicle's, said in a statement: "I'm excited about working with uclick and Universal Press Syndicate to bring my work to a wider audience."

And the San Francisco-based creator added: "The best part is, instead of just repurposing print cartoons for the Web, we'll be able to showcase my animated political cartoons that are created for a world where motion, voice, and music are able to reach out and grab the audience in a much more immersive way."

Clients of uclick include online newspapers, other news sites, and search portals.

The award-winning Fiore (profiled in E&P's Oct. 27, 2003, issue) embarked on his animation career in 2001, after being let go as a print editorial cartoonist for the San Jose Mercury News.

Fiore's animations can viewed at () or People can also add his animations to their customized e-mails of favorite comics through uclick's "My Comics Page" subscription service.


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