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Bob Englehart takes buy-out

Bob Englehart, who has been at the Hartford current for newrly 35 years, has announced he’s taken a buyout and his last catoon will run on Thanksgiving Day. He post the following on Facebook. The rumors are true. I?m taking the buyout from the Hartford Courant. I?ve read the tea leaves and consulted smarter people […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari sent to prison

From the New York Times: Hadi Heidari, a cartoonist at the Shahrvand newspaper, was arrested on Monday and sent to Tehran’s Evin prison, his lawyer told Reuters in a telephone interview from Tehran. “He was convicted two years ago for his cartoons and was sentenced to one year in jail. The authorities had a different […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari sent to prison

Calvin and Hobbes turns 30

   Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of the launch of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes.  To note the anniversary Lee Salem recalls working with Bill: You worked closely with Watterson for more than 10 years, remaining a friend after 30 years. Please share a few of your favorite memories of working with him. From an editorial […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2015,  Section: comic, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Hilary Price provides a densely packed post on cool cartooning stuff

Hilary Price sends out a “charming yet infrequent” newsletter with an assortment of things related to her comic Rhymes With Orange. Her last one is packed with really cool tidbits, so I hope you click through and give it a full read. Here’s a summary of her post. She, and other artists in her studio, […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Hilary Price provides a densely packed post on cool cartooning stuff

Video: How to draw Donald Trump by David Fitzsimmons

Funny (and instructional) video from Arizona Daily Star’s David Fitzsimmons on how to draw Donald Trump.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

College paper runs offensive cartoon, cancels subscription to syndicate who provided it

Cartoon courtesy of Cagle Cartoons The Daily Illini, a college newspaper at University of Illinois, ran a Rick McKee cartoon (above) last week that offended many in the student body. The paper has since issued an apology stating that the “cartoon was run with frivolous regard, and in no way represents our ideals as an […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 54 Comments

Anne Morse Hambrock honored in Kenosha for organizing cartoon festival

Congratulations are in order to Anne Morse Hambrock, the creator of The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. Anne was one of four who were recognized by Kenosha city for their efforts to expand art appreciation in the city. From the Kenosha News: Kenosha’s Commission on the Arts wants to make one thing clear: The city?s vibrant […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

The Daily Cartoonist turns 10 years old

Last week The Daily Cartoonist hit the 10 year mark. I started the blog as an experiment in 2005 to better understand what was going on in the comic industry. I didn’t expect the blog to take off as quickly or become as popular as it did. At the height of its popularity it was […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Daily Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 27 Comments

Podcast: Episode 233 ? Rob Harrell

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to Tall Tale Radio and give it a listen. In this episode: Multi-talented Rob Harrell joins me to talk about the recent release of his second “Life of Zarf” book…“The Troll Who Cried Wolf” which you can pick up here!   Rob also […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: 1 Comment

Original Tintin art sold for $1.2 million in Hong Kong

An original 1936 original art piece by Belgian cartoonist Herge for a Tintin comic has fetched $1.2 million at a Hong Kong auction. According to the BBC, it is the only original from the book The Blue Lotus. The Asian people do take their cartoon art seriously.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment

Bob Englehart celebrates 35 years with the Hartford Courant

Editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart is celebrating 35 years with his paper the Hartford Courant. The local Fox station has posted an interview. Bob is also enjoying an exhibit of his work “Drawn and Cornered: 35 Years of Engelhard Cartoons” that will run from October 23 through November 28 with an opening reception Oct. 22.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 10 Comments

Syrian cartoonist Akram Raglan reported as dead; family disputes claim

The Cartoonist Rights Network International is reporting that a fellow prisoner has stated that Syrian cartoonist Akram Raglan died in a Syrian hospital as “possibly a result of torture” two and a half years ago. Two years ago a PRI story reported the cartoonist’s death, but the family stating that they were unsure of the […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Syrian cartoonist Akram Raglan reported as dead; family disputes claim

Podcast: Episode 232 ? Ryan Fisher of ?Torchlight Lullaby?

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to Tall Tale Radio and give it a listen. In this episode: Ryan Fisher of the all-ages graphic novel “Torchlight Lullaby” is here to talk about his ambitious project, the Kickstarter he’s running for it, and the deeper themes of kids’ literature […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 232 ? Ryan Fisher of ?Torchlight Lullaby?

NPR: Bloom County is back!

NPR did a story in the return of Berkeley Breathed and “Bloom County“. After re-reading a letter from To Kill a Mocking Bird author Harper Lee, asking him not to retire the strip, he renewed his interest in the strip. BREATHED: When I pulled that out – I hadn’t seen it for 25 years. And […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Atena Farghadani subjected to virgnity test by Iranian authorities

From Amnesty International: A recent revelation by satirical cartoonist Atena Farghadani that she was forced to undergo a ?virginity and pregnancy test,? prior to her trial for a charge of ?illegitimate sexual relations? for shaking hands with her lawyer, has added another stain on Iran?s shameful record of violence against women, Amnesty International said today. […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 9 Comments