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Comics Stuff-ing

© Ward Sutton Ward Sutton and The Village Voice start us off with a Thanksgiving Day comic.   Roadside America takes us to Lancaster, Ohio where they celebrate local boy made good with the headline Richard Outcault: Inventor of the Comic Strip. Richard Outcault (1863-1928) was an American illustrator and creator of The Yellow Kid, […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoonist Clippings

Neil Gaiman Calls Out MoMA for Not Giving Cartoonist Credit From MoMA, crediting the publisher but not the artist: The source for his painting, Drowning Girl, is “Run for Love!,” the melodramatic lead story of Secret Love #83, a DC Comics comic book from 1962. Follow Neil’s Twitter thread where other comics people comment.   […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Clippings

Frankie and Johnny Were Lovers…Rooty Toot Toot

The debut of the short subject Rooty Toot Toot seventy years ago this month is as much a groundbreaking moment for animation as the first full-length feature, animated shows on prime-time TV, and the advent of computer-generated imagery. It tells a darkly comedic tale that would seem daring even for live-action films of the time, […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2021,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Comments: Comments Off on Frankie and Johnny Were Lovers…Rooty Toot Toot

Being For the Benefit of St. Jude’s Kids – Reminder

A reminder that there are only two days left until the National Cartoonists Society auction to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is over.       Shown here are some getting high bids, but there are scores of great original art pieces at bargain prices still available. Check it out and, if possible, put in your […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2021,  Section: Animation, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Charity, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Chronicles – The Way They Were (updated)

Not long after I posted this issue The AFRO posted an item about Hambone’s Meditations.I’m putting that notice up top for those who have already read this entry.       Readers of The Commercial Dispatch and dozens of other Southern newspapers in the early 20th Century were greeted often, sometimes daily, sometimes on the front […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Chronicles – The Way They Were (updated)

NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

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

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

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: 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: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Pure Treat

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: Comments Off on David DePatie – RIP

Sam Cornell – RIP

Animator Sam Cornell has passed away. Samuel Miller (Sam) Cornell June 1939 – May 1, 2021   From the IMDb: From Pegboard, the Animation Guild’s newsletter: Sam Cornell d. 5/01/2021 – Industry veteran Sam Cornell is known for his varied work on Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Rugrats Movie, The Wuzzles, and Shinbone Alley. His […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Sam Cornell – RIP

Ruthie Tompson – RIP

Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson has passed away at age 111. Ruthie Tompson July 22, 1910 – September 10, 2021   From Variety: Ruthie Tompson, who began her career at the Walt Disney Studios as a painter in the Ink and Paint Department during the first golden age of Disney animation, died peacefully in her sleep […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ruthie Tompson – RIP

Book Covers and Looney Trademark Rights

This week, we published a book by the talented Jaime Weinman on the history of the Looney Tunes cartoon franchise, which he considers the high-water mark of American filmed comedy. About six months ago, as the manuscript was being copyedited, we began working on the promotional copy. At the same time we were writing promo […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2021,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic history, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Book Covers and Looney Trademark Rights

U.S. Declares Woody Woodpecker Extinct

Woody Woodpecker no longer exists according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Woody Woodpecker is an iconic American cartoon character. He first debuted in the early 1940s, becoming the official mascot of Universal Studios along the way. In multiple cartoons starring Woody, he’s identified as a “Campephilus principalis.” More casually known as an ivory-billed […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on U.S. Declares Woody Woodpecker Extinct