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Archives for October, 2021

Ray Billingsley Named 2020 Cartoonist of the Year (75th Annual Reuben Award Winner)

Ray Billingsley has been named Cartoonist of the Year and was presented with the 75th Annual Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society.   From the National Cartoonist Society announcement: The recipient of the cartooning profession’s highest honor, the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, is chosen by a secret ballot of the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Special Awards

  Awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, The Gold Key honors the recipient as a member of the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame. Mort Gerberg is awarded The NCS Gold Key.     The Gold T-Square is awarded for 50 years as professional cartoonist. Garry Trudeau is now a member […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 3

The National Cartoonists Society announced the winners of the final Divisional Awards for 2020 Saturday evening. The nominees and the winners of those categories are below. Nominees for Comic Books  And the winner is… Walter Simonson     Nominees for Graphic Novels And the winner is… Jared Cullum     Nominees for Book Illustration And […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 2

The National Cartoonists Society announced the Divisional Animation Awards Saturday afternoon. Here are the nominees and the winners for 2020 work in those categories.   Nominees for Feature Animation And the winner is… Maria Pareja     Nominees for Television Animation And the winner is… Genndy Tartakovsky     Nominees for Online Animation And the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Saturday Mix

Some days, I take Wallace the Brave (AMS)‘s cheerful outlook on things, other days I adopt Spud’s dour viewpoint. Today will be a mix of both, though perhaps a bit more on the Spud side of life.   F’rinstance, Lee Judge (KFS) makes a pun out of Cost of Living Allowance and cola-as-in-soft-drink, but that’s […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 1

Friday evening saw the National Cartoonists Society announce the winners of a half dozen of the 16 Divisional Awards for 2020 work. And the nominees and winners for those Divisional Awards:   Nominees for Advertising/Product Illustration And the winner is…   Luke McGarry     Nominees for Greeting Cards And the winner is… Scott Nickel […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Gatherings, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

NCSFest/Reubens Weekend Starts 11am Today

The National Cartoonists Society‘s celebratory weekend begins Friday October 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. (eastern). For information: Schedule details at https://ncsfest.com/ Details at The 75th Annual Reuben Awards  

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Oh, What a Lovely War!

Michael Ramirez (Creators) paints as good a picture of our current situation as anyone. He’s not the first political cartoonist to depict Moses coming down from Mt Sinai to find his people in a state of idolatry, but he is more explicit in labeling their idol as conspiracies and bull and tying the delusion into […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Chronicles: Will Be That Was

Old stuff. A London illustrator in 1898 looks ahead one hundred years and is not all that far off. ‘Cycle lane, Rollerblades (missed out on electric scooters), Lots of buses, Planes, St Pauls still visible, Raised walkways (Barbican only). That’s impressive,’ one history fan wrote.   © respective copyright holders Artist Hal Empie‘s sideline was […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 2 Comments

Would Herblock Get a Staff Cartoonist Job Today?

        Herbert Block, born 112 years ago yesterday, had a long and successful career drawing a salary from newspapers and syndicates. Thousands of other editorial cartoonist did the same during the 20th century. These days maybe two dozen political cartoonists hold a staff position with the attendant security of salary and benefits. […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! Pure Treat

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Korean War Comic Books   Our Artists At War   Unicorn Playlist   Inked   Scenes from Isolation   Definitely Nat: The Nat […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: The Curse of Certainty

In Agnes (Creators), Trout is only pretending to be obsessed with uncertainty, but she’d do well on social media, where knee-jerk skepticism is generally mistaken for wisdom. It’s good to be skeptical. You should question everything. Howsoever, there is a level of fundamentalist disbelief which is every bit as irrational as fundamental belief. Also, equally […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Braddock At The Beacon – Past & Present Paige

Famed University of Tennessee alumna and former UT Daily Beacon contributor Paige Braddock will sit for a virtual Q & A session held by UT’s Pride Center on November 2, 2021. As a bit of a preview Paige recently answered some questions from current Daily Beacon Editor-in-Chief Sarah Rainey. Who are you, and what is […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, College cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Matt Dent – RIP

Cartoonist Matt Dent has passed away.    Matthew Scott (Matt) Dent August 4, 1971 – September 20, 2021 artist, illustrator, cartoonist From the obituary: Matt graduated from TL Hanna High School in 1989 and went on to Kansas City Art Institute, where he graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  He worked at […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

David DePatie – RIP

Academy Award-winning animation producer David DePatie has passed away.   David Hudson DePatie December 24, 1929 – September 23, 2021   From cartoon historian Jerry Beck’s memoriam: There is much to say about DePatie, but I’ll start with the fact he was the last producer of the Warner Bros. Animation Division in 1961-62 – the […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2021,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments