Jonny Hawkins And TinBu Partner To Build Online Cartoon Channel For Digital Publishers

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The Cartoon Channel will feature hundreds of single-panel cartoons in 11 categories, and will be available for online-publishers in 2Q, 2012.

TinBu, a leading provider of interactive content for online-publishers, is pleased to announce they have partnered with Jonny Hawkins to develop an interactive Cartoon Channel. Jonny Hawkins is known as one of America's most popular single-panel cartoonists, as evidenced by his work appearing in over 600 publications since 1986, including over 72 Chicken Soup for the Soul editions, and in numerous Cartoon-a-Day calendars that are sold nationally in leading retail outlets and online by Amazon.com.

"We work with hundreds of digital publishers, including many newspaper and television websites. For many years we have been asked if we could provide a daily cartoon feature as part of our content offerings," said John Brier, TinBu's CEO. "Our partnership with Jonny Hawkins gives us access to his world-class library of single-panel comics in a wide variety of topical areas. We are excited to be developing this new channel with Jonny, and look forward to making it available to online-publishers in the near future," added Brier.

The interactive Cartoon Channel will feature daily cartoons in 11 different categories. Users will be able to see the daily cartoon for each of the 11 categories, and also will be able to review an archive of previous cartoons in each category. It total the new Cartoon Channel will feature 100's of Jonny Hawkins single-panel cartoons while offering online audiences fresh, new cartoon content every day. Categories features in the Cartoon Channel include:

     Church
     Medical and Health
     Teachers
     Sports
     Business
     Car and Travel             
     Cats
     Dogs
     Fishing
     Family
     General

“I’m excited to be partnering with leading content provider, TinBu, as they offer my cartoons to web publishers and beyond in a daily format. They have shown the ability to effectively deliver entertainment and information in a versatile and innovative way. Giving editors and publishers 11 different categories from which to choose my single panel comics, we hope to enliven many sites, overhauling the fun-ability factor and increasing traffic and smileage along the way. Daily changing cartoons - what could be more user-friendly!”, said Hawkins.

TinBu will be releasing the Cartoon Channel for publisher integration in early 2Q, 2012. Publishers who integrate the TinBu Cartoon Channel can expect to see increase site traffic, unique users, and advertising revenue. For more information contact Jim Schonewolf, V.P. of North American Media Sales, at Jschonewolf@TinBu.com, or visit http://www.TinBu.com.

About TinBu:

TinBu uses patent-pending technology to provide interactive data products to leading online and wireless companies worldwide. TinBu has close to 30 different revenue generating content channels available for web publishers. TinBu`s clients include AP Wire, AOL, AOL Latino, Telemundo, MSN, MSN Espál, MSNBC, USA TODAY, BellSouth, ATT, edia General, Inergize Digital, CBS Television, ABC Television, Fox Television, CBS Radio, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, Tribune, Toronto Star, CBC New Media, My Red Fish, Local Solutions Networks, Motricity, uClick, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Hello Metro, New York Daily News, DirecTV, Univision, Terra Networks, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Latino, Yahoo! Canada, Rogers Radio, People PC, and many others. To learn more visit them online at http://www.TinBu.com.

About Jonny Hawkins:

Jonny Hawkins started selling his cartoons in college in 1986. Since then, thousands upon thousands of his cartoons have been used in many leading magazines like Reader’s Digest, Forbes, Guideposts, Harvard     Business Review and over 600 other publications. His cartoons have been in 72 Chicken Soup for the Soul books, in many of his own collections, on greeting cards and in a variety of products like his several annual Cartoon-a-Day calendars published by Andrews McMeel, the world’s #1 calendar publisher. He lives with his wife and 3 kids in Sherwood, Michigan.

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