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Archives for April, 2019

Jason Chatfield – Cartoonist and Job Advisor

  About a week ago, after having the violent realization that I’ve been doing everything wrong, I came across a blog written by a guy named Jason Chatfield. As it turns out, Chatfield, comedian/vice president of The National Cartoonists Society/cartoonist for The New Yorker and Mad Magazine, is a productivity machine that knows the failure […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, NCSFest, Comments: 1 Comment

Kevin Fagan, 40 Years as Father of Drabble

    Kevin Fagan’s last name is printed in 200 different newspapers every week, but to his neighbors in Mission Viejo, he’s just a regular guy. Fagan can usually be found in his home studio, using his dip pen and ink to create new story-lines for his long-running comic series, Drabble. The series runs every day and […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Fagan, 40 Years as Father of Drabble

Dogs, Cartoons, and George Booth – A Visit

  By 1965, the cartoonist was making a name for himself along the freelance circuit, with work in the Saturday Evening Post, The American Legion, Look and Collier’s. To hear him tell, it was a rootless existence. Several years later he’d sell his first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1969, the publication he’d come to learn […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Dogs, Cartoons, and George Booth – A Visit

New York Times Deletes Offensive Image – update

  The New York Times International published a political cartoon that many are claiming is anti-Semitic. The cartoon itself was drawn by political cartoonist António Moreira Antunes of the Lisbon, Portugal-based newspaper Expresso. The New York Times admitted the image was offensive and pulled it from its syndication service, but did not quite apologize for […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies Come On A Tuesday This Week

I could use a nice, non-political fun day today. Not that fun can’t be thought-provoking, of course, which makes Joy of Tech ironically named. Stupid pop-ups have taken a lot of the joy out of tech, or, at least, out of the Internet part. I’ve long resisted pop-up blockers because I understand that content needs […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Floyd Norman to Receive Milton Caniff Award

  On May 18, at the Reuben Award Dinner, it will be revealed who wins the National Cartoonists Society divisional awards and who will be named Cartoonist of the Year. The NCS also presents other awards, sometimes revealing the honoree ahead of time. Animator and cartoonist Floyd Norman has been named the recipient of the […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

NY Times and Critics Double Down on Cartoons

  With critics of the New York Times continuing to call for action against the Times and the editors responsible for publishing an anti-Semitic cartoon, the New York Times International again published a cartoon critical of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hours after the Times apologized for the first cartoon.     Some are saying […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Trouble Painting Cartoonist as Anti-Semitic -updated

  Widespread condemnation of the New York Times International continues as people react to the cartoon it published earlier this week. Some of the disapproval is honest, heartfelt, and personal; some is just blatantly political using it as an opportunity to blast “the other side.” The Jerusalem Post and Townhall report on reactions, mostly avoiding […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

CSotD: Of Lice and Men

Ben Jennings looks across the Atlantic and offers us the gift of seeing ourselves as others see us. You can parse it and explain it and run polls showing otherwise, but it really is just Robert Burns’s proud lady primping and taking pride in her lovely bonnet and her nice clothes while those behind her […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

NCSFest Magazine and Program

  The big NCSFest is only two and a half weeks away. In anticipation the NCSFest has released their program magazine online. If the mission was to be informative about the gala celebration and to get people amped about being there, they succeeded! The magazine has a complete program guide (go easy on those showing […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest Magazine and Program

CSotD: Don’t go changing

Too Much Coffee Man must be seeing the same proud postings on social media that I am: People being anxious to let the universe know that they’ve never watched “Game of Thrones.” I’ll confess that I find chirping about how excited you are for the new season of the show a little annoying, but social […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

First and Last – Marvel Comic Strips

In 1977 Stan Lee achieved a lifelong goal of writing a hit comic strip. The Amazing Spider-Man comic strip by Lee and Romita, debuting in newspapers on January 3, 1977, was a success from the get-go. This led Marvel Comics and the Register and Tribune Syndicate to quickly develop another comic strip. They decided that […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on First and Last – Marvel Comic Strips

CSotD: The popular viewpoint

Before we get into politics, let’s get into Sherman’s Lagoon, because this new story arc looks like fun, and, besides, separation of popular TV from national politics is pretty unclear anyway. I’ll confess that much of what I know about current TV shows is also pretty unclear, because it’s based on the promos they run […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Not Your Ordinary Political Cartoon

From Denverite: It’s a stretch to call the cartoon mailed to Denver voters this month a comic strip because it’s not exactly funny and it’s also sort of confusing. The clip-arty mailer paints a world in which feline lobbyists — fat cats — get cozy with a human mayor in Colorado. Presumably the cartoon politician […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Politics, Comments: Comments Off on Not Your Ordinary Political Cartoon

Tales From The Reuben – cranky digression

So – there I am reading about book deals on the Publishers Weekly site, specifically to read about forthcoming Will McPhail projects: Rosenthal’s second big deal of the week was a preempt for two books from writer and cartoonist Will McPhail, whose work for the New Yorker has earned him the National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Discussion, Magazine cartoons, Opinion, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From The Reuben – cranky digression