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The Future of The Nib, Again

It was reported Friday that First Look Media made the decision to end funding for The Nib along with shuttering the web magazine Topic.com at the end of July. That is true and something that I’ve been dealing with the results of for a few weeks now. That leaves me writing yet another post on […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Future of The Nib, Again

The Nib & First Look Media Part Ways – Go Inkwell!

  A message from Matt Bors about The Nib: I have some important news about the future of The Nib and I wanted you to know first. After three and a half years, First Look Media has decided to no longer fund The Nib at the end of July and me and my team will […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on The Nib & First Look Media Part Ways – Go Inkwell!

KC Green Recaptures His ‘This Is Fine Dog’ Meme

In 2013 cartoonist KC Green, as part of his Gunshow comic strip, created what became known as This Is Fine Dog. Slowly but surely the first two panels of the strip went viral. It wasn’t a massive viral hit and wasn’t associated with anything particularly repugnant. He made a little money off an Adult Swim […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on KC Green Recaptures His ‘This Is Fine Dog’ Meme

$15,000 for Pepe the Frog Copyright Infringement

Alex Jones and Infowars have agreed to pay Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie $15,000 to settle a lawsuit concerning misuse of the cartoon character. Infowars included Pepe the Frog in a poster by Jon Allen featuring right-wing public figures in a campaign to earn money for the conspiracy-theory website.   Both sides claimed victory […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartooning, Controversies, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on $15,000 for Pepe the Frog Copyright Infringement

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