See All Topics

Archives for October, 2021

Pedro X. Molina Awarded Gabo for Excellence

Pedro X. Molina, cartoonist and illustrator of CONFIDENCIAL, has been awarded the Recognition of Excellence Gabo Award 2021, by the Governing Council of the Gabo Foundation, becoming the first cartoonist to receive such award, naming him “one of the most persistent and incisive commentators of contemporary processes of corruption, advancement of authoritarianism, regression of civil […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Pedro X. Molina Awarded Gabo for Excellence

CSotD: It’s funny ’cause it’s true

Graeme MacKay starts us out easy, with a supply chain gag that, for some reason, doesn’t depict a broken chain with some politician in the middle, hanging on by the broken ends. Perhaps he didn’t get the memo.   However, he hit me at the right moment, because I bought my Halloween candy the other […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Margaret Shulock – RIP

Cartoonist Margaret Shulock has passed away.   Margaret (Ackerman) Shulock September 27, 1949 – October 17, 2021 From the obituary: Margaret Ackerman Shulock, of 7652 Wideman Road, Friendship, passed away Sunday (Oct. 17, 2021) after a long illness. Margaret grew up in Canastota, New York and attended SUNY State College at Buffalo for several years. […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Davis, Groening Among 50 Richest Celebrities

The list of top 50 Celebrities in the world in 2021:- The wealthiest Actors, Directors, Comedians, Singers, Authors, and Models are made their presence in our top 50 Richest Celebrities list. There is no easy way to Make the top 50 wealthiest Celebrities list globally, but it is also not impossible. Here is a list […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Exercises in Dubiosity

We’ll start this review of things that shouldn’t shake the firmaments with a Peter Brookes commentary on Dear Ex-Leader’s latest foray into the Intertubes. The main point of featuring this is that it was once flattering when the greater world took notice of our leaders, but lately perhaps not so much. It’s hard to tell […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Exercises in Dubiosity

Comic Artist Arrested as Alleged January 6 Rioter

A graphic and comic book artist who was part of a group of insurrectionists who charged and attacked Capitol police officers on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol was arrested yesterday by the FBI. Robert Wayne Dennis, 61, of Garland, Texas, was caught on police body cameras fighting with police officers trying to control the […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Crime, Comments: 2 Comments

Nick Anderson Editoon Becomes GOP Talking Point

The official Twitter account of Connecticut Senate Democrats raised eyebrows after sharing a cartoon Thursday comparing parents angry with their school boards to horror movie villains. © Nick Anderson Liberal cartoonist Nick Anderson, whose recent cartoons include depicting Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., being sold at auction, produced the work. A Nick Anderson cartoon showing the […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Nick Anderson Editoon Becomes GOP Talking Point

Animators of Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month wrapped up a few days ago, but it’s never too late to acknowledge the immense contributions that Mexican and Mexican-American artists have made to the development of American animation. When you start diving into American animation history, it’s actually surprising at first to discover the impact that artists of Mexican descent have […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Animators of Hispanic Heritage

An Appreciation of Political Cartooning

“The best art is not passive.” Even beyond their value on the planes of humor and inclusivity, it is important to remember that political cartoons are, at their core, an incredible form of art. They task the artist with a manifold mission, challenging them to at once make biting political critique, formulate this critique so […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on An Appreciation of Political Cartooning

Jerry Pinkney – RIP

Famed illustrator Jerry Pinkney has passed away.   Jerry Pinkney December 22, 1939 – October 21, 2021   From NPR: The celebrated illustrator Jerry Pinkney has died. According to his long-time agent Sheldon Fogelman, Pinkney suffered a heart attack today; he was 81. Pinkney was a legend in the world of children’s publishing. He won […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Counting on things that just ain’t so

John Auchter states one of our major problems, though he’s being a bit unfair about it. He’s right that we have at best a tenuous grip on math and a firm prejudice towards believing what we want to believe. One of the more popular social media posts is when the poster states that they’ve never […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Comic Art News and Reviews

Joe Dator puts a book together.    © Joe Dator What do you wish you had known before making a book? I wish I’d known even one single thing about book publishing. It was a massive learning experience, and I started from scratch. For one thing, I found out that what goes in the book […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Art News and Reviews

Barbara Smaller and The Chief-Leader Join Forces

New Yorker cartoonist Barbara Smaller is now a regular contributor to the weekly New York City-based newspaper The Chief-Leader. © Barbara Smaller From The Chief-Leader’s proud proclamation: Ms. Smaller is joining The Chief-Leader as a regular contributor. Every week in these pages, her drawings and accompanying captions will take on lives of their own. “That’s […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Barbara Smaller and The Chief-Leader Join Forces

CSotD: Afraid I’m in a funny mood

Mr. Boffo is a constant celebration of dumbasses, often, as in this case, accompanied by the side-glance of a woman who realizes what an idiot she married. Granted, whether this dork knows what the Magna Carta was, he clearly knows when it was signed. Which makes me wonder if he knows that, when the Constitution […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Charlie Addams’ Love Letters to His Valentine

In 1935, Addams –always “Charlie” to his friends—was in love with a hometown girl, 22-year-old Jewell Valentine Bunnell. She was beautiful, bright, creative, and fun-loving – “I think the fondness we have in common for cemeteries is one of the many reasons I love you,” Charlie wrote. As Charles Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life gets a […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment