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Political Cartoons are Relics, Replace with Memes

  As a scholar who studies social media and memetics, I wonder if political cartoons are the best way to connect with today’s diverse readership. Many crave searing, cutting political commentary – and they’re finding it in internet memes. What if internet memes were elevated – not only as a serious art form but also […]

Posted on: May 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartooning, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

The Chicago Reader Quits Comics

  Earlier this year the Chicago Reader began publishing a trio of comic strips. That now comes to an end as the paper announces in its current issue: Comics serials farewell (for now) The last installments of Prairie Pothole, Violet Private Eye, and P.L. Dermes We hope you’ve enjoyed the return of comics serials to […]

Posted on: May 3, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Chicago Reader Quits Comics

Tomi Ungerer – RIP

Author, Illustrator and cartoonist Tomi Ungerer has passed away. Jean-Thomas (Tomi) Ungerer November 28, 1931 – February 9, 2019* *Ungerer died sometime during the night of Friday February 8 to Saturday February 9. In 1956, he traveled to America, hitting New York in 1956 with $65 in his pocket and many drawings whereupon Ursula Nordstrom, […]

Posted on: Feb 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tomi Ungerer – RIP

Interviews: Will McPhail, Nicole Hollander, and Lauren Weinstein

“There is something magical about three you know – a trio is tight and nicely economical.”   Ian Willliams Here’s trio of interviews with cartoonists. …it’s hard when one’s job is to get people laughing. An interview with Will McPhail: cartoonist for The New Yorker       The wonderful thing about black and white […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Interviews: Will McPhail, Nicole Hollander, and Lauren Weinstein

The (Air) Pirated Mickey Mouse

  This is the story of five kids and a mouse. It begins with a boy—Dan O’Neill, who, at 21, became one of the youngest syndicated cartoonists… Before long, he met up with 20-year-old Bobby London and 23 year-old Ted Richards at the Berkley Tribe… 25-year-old artist named Gary Hallgren, who at that time had […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2018,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment

City Paper cuts Maakies, Tony Millionaire attacks paper on Twitter

(click above for larger view) The City Paper opted to drop Tony Millionaire’s (aka Scott Richardson) Maakies because they felt the comic was no longer fresh and often misogynistic. The paper’s editor Evan Serpick writes the background on why they decided to cut Maakies after a 15 year run. “Maakies” by Tony Millionaire (aka Scott […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2015,  Section: Alternative comics, Comments: Comments Off on City Paper cuts Maakies, Tony Millionaire attacks paper on Twitter

Interviewed: Tom Tomorrow on illustration as a cartoonist

Ward Sutton asks Dan Perkins (Tom Tomorrow) about the illustration work he does on occasion. WARD SUTTON: Do you actively look for illustration work? TOM TOMORROW: I honestly don’t. Occasionally an interesting project falls in my lap, like a book cover or the album art and packaging I designed for Pearl Jam. But in general, […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2015,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoons, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Tom Tomorrow on illustration as a cartoonist

Video: Dan Perkins discusses ?This Modern World? creative process

Video posted by Monterey County Weekly

Posted on: Mar 3, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Dan Perkins discusses ?This Modern World? creative process

Dan Perkins donates Tom Tomorrow Collection to Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

This Modern World creator Dan Perkins (AKA Tom Tomorrow) has donated his collection of manuscripts, research materials, and ephemera to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. From the press release: When asked why he found OSU to be the ideal home for his collection, Perkins said: “At this point, it represents not only a […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2015,  Section: Alternative comics, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Dan Perkins donates Tom Tomorrow Collection to Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Did you like LEGO movie? Expect at least two more

The LEGO Movie surprised everyone with its box office success. As with all things in Hollywood, if the first movie goes well – make another. And another. And another. So expect a few more LEGO movies in the next few years. From Animation Magazine: WB previously announced that The LEGO Movie 2, to be directed […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014,  Section: Alternative comics, Comments: Comments Off on Did you like LEGO movie? Expect at least two more

Sorensen, Tomorrow, Rogers win Association of Alternative Newsmedia awards

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia has announced this year’s awards for best in alternative journalism. In the category for cartooning, first place this year goes to Jen Sorensen (Slowpoke Comics), second place goes to Tom Tomorrow (This Modern World) and Cullum Rogers (INDY Week). Congratulations!

Posted on: Jul 14, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Sorensen, Tomorrow, Rogers win Association of Alternative Newsmedia awards

Derf announces end to 24 year run of The City

Derf, creator of The City, has announced today that he’s ending after 24 years to concentrate on graphic novels. From his blog: It was never my plan to produce The City this long. Nearly a quarter of a century? How the hell did THAT happen? But I?d be nothing without this cranky, quirky, little comic […]

Posted on: May 15, 2014,  Section: Alternative comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Matt Bors announces new line up of The Nib cartoonists

Matt Bors, who edits The Nib, over on Medium, has announced a new line up of regular cartoonists for 2014. Cartoonists include: Liza Donnelly, Rich Stevens, Ruben Bolling, Emily Flake, Brian McFadden, Zach Weiner, J.J. McCullough, Tom Tomorrow, Jen Sorensen, Scott Bateman, Erika Moen, Ryan Pequin, Ted Rall and Shannon Wheeler. And wait – there’s […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2014,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Matt Bors announces new line up of The Nib cartoonists

Time magazine looks at what makes Matt Bors stand out

Time Magazine looks at the success of Matt Bors in the comic world. “I’m a lot more interested in breaking out from this little rectangle,” Bors said in a recent interview. His style demonstrates this well: Bors uses rich colors and strays from the standard white background that has become so ubiquitous in his craft. […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2013,  Section: Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Lynda Barry joins UW-Madison Department of Art

Cartoonist Lynda Barry has joined the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) and the UW-Madison Department of Art as an assistant professor. From the University of Wisconsin – Madison: Barry’s journey in studying the creative process originally brought her to the university in 2012 as an artist in residence at the Arts Institute. But beginning this […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment