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Archives for April, 2020

Mark Evanier Interviews Sergio Aragones (Video)

Mark Evanier spends part of every summer heading numerous panels at the San Diego Comic Con, Mark being one of the most knowledgeable people about comics and cartooning and animation in the world. But this year that San Diego week has fallen through. Mark and Comic Con International are going to try work out something, […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Evanier Interviews Sergio Aragones (Video)

Tom Richmond’s Daily Coronacature Page

Famed caricaturist Tom Richmond has a new project. Alicia Eler and the Star Tribune explain: As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, his upcoming ComicCon appearances in Anaheim and San Diego got canceled. Then a fan reached out, asking Richmond if he’d be willing to do a daily caricature exercise with people via social media. He would […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Richmond’s Daily Coronacature Page

WaPo Covers Editorial Cartoonists’ Reaction to Pence’s No-Mask Mayo Visit

The Washington Post’s Michael Cavna talked to Jack Ohman, Matt Wuerker and Rick McKee about Vice President Mike Pence’s mask-free visit to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. From the piece:  “Not only did he put himself and others at risk — and violate his own policy and that of the hospital — he set a […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on WaPo Covers Editorial Cartoonists’ Reaction to Pence’s No-Mask Mayo Visit

Today! Where We’re Coming From (Online Event)

The Billy Ireland Library and Museum reminds us: Rebecca Wanzo, Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Washington University will discuss her new book, The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging. Following her presentation, Wanzo will join cartoonists Bianca Xunise and Barbara Brandon-Croft. Xunise and Brandon-Croft’s work pushes boundaries […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Today! Where We’re Coming From (Online Event)

Talkin’ ‘Bout This ‘n’ That

Lucy Bourton, for It’s Nice That, interviews New Yorker cartoonist Ed Steed. INT When you say you’re a cartoonist, not an illustrator, what’s the difference for you? ES Just that I don’t illustrate things, not usually. I’m not illustrating someone else’s idea, I do the idea and the drawing. I do them at the same […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Talkin’ ‘Bout This ‘n’ That

‘Blockhead’ Podcast Features ‘Dennis the Menace’ Cartoonist Marcus Hamilton

On Geoff Grogan’s latest “Blockhead” podcast, he interviews “Dennis the Menace” cartoonist Marcus Hamilton. From the site: “Dennis the Menace” takes over “Blockhead”! The wonderful Marcus Hamilton, daily cartoonist of “Dennis the Menace”, is here to talk about Dennis, the Mitchells, Mr. & Mrs. Wilson, his career as a top-notch illustrator in the 1970s and […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on ‘Blockhead’ Podcast Features ‘Dennis the Menace’ Cartoonist Marcus Hamilton

CSotD: Variety Pack

John Cole on the digital divide, which has been a factor in education for a good 25 or 30 years but is now in sharper focus as schools shift to distance learning. For those who came in late, the “digital divide” refers to kids who are at a disadvantage because their classmates have computers and […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

The Far Side (Gary Larson) and Webcomic Name (Alex Norris) Nominated for Humor Webby Award

Gary Larson’s The Far Side and Alex Norris’ Webcomic Name sites have each been nominated for Best Humor Website as part of the 24th Annual Webby Awards. Other (non-cartoon) nominees are Ellentube (Ellen DeGeneres) Funny or Die Avenue 5: Juddspace Faux Tourism Microsite (HBO) Voting for The 24th Webby Awards is open through May 7, […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2020,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Far Side (Gary Larson) and Webcomic Name (Alex Norris) Nominated for Humor Webby Award

John Backderf at 60 on Kent State at 50

In the opening pages, Derf is 10 years old on April 30, 1970, clutching a MAD magazine in the passenger seat of his mom’s car. She drives along a road lined with National Guard soldiers, whose bayonets are fixed, ready to put down a wildcat Teamsters strike. In a couple days those troops Derf saw […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2020,  Section: Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

A Live Conversation with Terri Libenson

Today at 3:00 (ET) Indigo Bookstores out of Canada will be holding a live Instagram conversation with cartoonist/author Terri Libenson. From Terri’s Facebook page: Today! 3 PM EST! Instagram Live chat with Indigo about BRIANNA and the Emmie & Friends series. Bonus! You can turn it into a drinking game any time you catch me […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on A Live Conversation with Terri Libenson

CSotD: The Cloud of Knowing

I’m leading off today with this Ann Telnaes piece for two reasons. One is that I like it and that she’s right: The president’s claims that he didn’t know have been further undermined by facts, specifically a revelation that he ignores his Presidential Daily Briefings. The PDBs warned of the virus and tracked its spread […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

NCS Planning Sunday Comic Event to Honor Crisis Workers

Rick Kirkman (Baby Blues) and NCS President, Ginger Meggs’ cartoonist and Covid-19 sufferer Jason Chatfield are proposing to the NCS membership and all cartoonists to include symbols within their comics as a tip of the hat/thank you for everyone working to help control the Covid-19 pandemic. Here’s Jason’s entire letter: Calling all cartoonists, including editorial cartoonists!  […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Ecocomics: Sherman’s Lagoon Saving Sea Lions.

From Courthouse News Service: PORTLAND, Ore. (CN) – Decades of efforts, including billions of dollars spent, to prevent the extinction of 13 species of Columbia River salmon and steelhead were stymied by the resurgence of gregarious mammals who themselves returned from the brink. Now, a new plan backed by Native American tribes and three states […]

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N.Y. Times Covers Funny Pages’ Approach to Pandemic

In today’s Art & Design section, The New York Times talks with six syndicated cartoonist about their approach to using Covid-19  in their work. Reporter Gavin Edwards spoke with Mark Tatulli, Ray Billingsley, Bill Hinds, Tony Carrillo, Lalo Alcaraz and Stephan Pastis. From the piece: Unlike internet cartoonists, who can respond immediately to current events, creators […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on N.Y. Times Covers Funny Pages’ Approach to Pandemic

CSotD: The Attack of the Swifties

  Signe Wilkinson offers commentary on Joe Biden’s current silence, which reminds me of an old piece of cowboy wisdom, “Never miss a good chance to shut up.” As her cartoon suggests, Trump’s nonsensical comments about disinfectants and his general mishandling of the Covid-19 issue are doing more for Biden’s chances than anything Joe could […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments