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2019 NCSFest Cartoonist of the Year – The Reuben

The National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year presented May 18, 2019 (nominees listed, winner highlighted):   Lynda Barry Brian Basset Stephan Pastis Hilary Price Mark Tatulli   The 11th time is the charm for Stephan!! above photo via National Cartoonists Society   hat tip: Anne Morse-Hambrock and TomHeintjes      

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 NCSFest Cartoonist of the Year – The Reuben

2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards

National Cartoonists Society Divisional Awards presented May 18, 2019. Nominees listed, winners highlighted   EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Rob Rogers   MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Tom Bunk Amy Kurzweil Jim Woodring   FEATURE ANIMATION Shiyoon Kim – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Ramsay – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Justin K. Thompson – Spider-Man: Into the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards

Animator vs. Cartoonist – Drawing from Memory

  Animator vs. Cartoonist: Drawing Looney Tunes Characters From Memory. The gang tries to draw Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, and Marvin The Martian from memory. How well would -you- do? A BuzzFeed Video.            

Posted on: May 14, 2019,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on Animator vs. Cartoonist – Drawing from Memory

Mark Fiore Wins Robert F. Kennedy Award

  The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization has announced the winners of its annual awards. Cartoon “Family Separation in Cartoons” KQED News and online news outlets Mark Fiore Mark Fiore won the cartoon category for his series of child separation animations.   Mark will receive the award at a ceremony on Thursday, May 23 […]

Posted on: May 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Fiore Wins Robert F. Kennedy Award

Floyd Norman to Receive Milton Caniff Award

  On May 18, at the Reuben Award Dinner, it will be revealed who wins the National Cartoonists Society divisional awards and who will be named Cartoonist of the Year. The NCS also presents other awards, sometimes revealing the honoree ahead of time. Animator and cartoonist Floyd Norman has been named the recipient of the […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2019,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Don Morgan – RIP

  Animator and Pogo artist Don Morgan has passed away. Donald Lester (Don) Morgan May 16, 1938 – March 31, 2019   From the obituary: He grew up in Mechanicsburg, Penn., and joined the Navy three days after graduation from high school. After his time in the Navy he went to Pratt Institute and majored […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2019,  Section: Animation, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Don Morgan – RIP

2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

The 2018 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. The National Cartoonists Society  

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

Spinning the Cartoon Wheel Again

Whhhiirrrrr…clik…clik…clik…clak   Awards The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the nominees for the seventh annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winner in each of our categories will be announced April 12. Each winner will receive $1,000 and eternal glory. On the shortlist of nominees for Best Web Comic […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2019,  Section: Animation, Auctions, Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Legal, Newspaper industry, Off topic, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Spinning the Cartoon Wheel Again

Cartooning – Around the Dial

  The Father of Children’s Goth Edward Gorey is the doubtful guest in this fine biography: a stubbornly evasive and irreducible essence, now sprawled in a tureen, now chewing on crockery, now standing with his nose to the wall. He lived 30 years too early and 100 years too late. His solitude was significant, that’s […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning – Around the Dial

So, Whatever Happened to Glenn McCoy?

Glenn McCoy the early years: Right out of the gates of [Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville], Glenn was brought on as the Art Director at the Belleville News-Democrat. “I always secretly wanted to be a cartoonist, and when I saw the opportunity to start doing cartoons for the News-Democrat, that was sort of my entry […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on So, Whatever Happened to Glenn McCoy?

CSotD: Potpourri & Popeye

Let’s get the political piece out of the way first: In today’s Non Sequitur, Wiley Miller comments on the new rules for press briefings at the White House. I’m okay with the new format, not because it’s a victory for press freedom, of course, except to the degree that it is. I don’t believe in […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

November 18, 1928 – Mickey’s Birthday? Eventually.

  When did Mickey celebrate his third birthday? October 24, 1931. When did Mickey celebrate his fifth birthday? October 1, 1933. When was Mickey’s lucky seventh birthday…September 28th, 1935. When was Mickey’s 40th birthday in 1968? September 27th, 1968.     As an installment of Jim’s Animation Anecdotes, animation and comics historian Jim Korkis, at […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Mickey Mouse at 90 is Still Animated

  90 years ago Mickey Mouse became very popular due to his freewheeling attitude in the early cartoons. After a couple decades Mickey Mouse was tamed as he became the 1950s company image, and his popularity declined. Five years ago his early character was revived with a new series of shorts. You may have heard […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Mickey Mouse at 90 is Still Animated

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss

  You’ve probably been pronouncing “Seuss” wrong. Sorry, but Seuss is not pronounced “Soose.” Instead, Dr. Seuss and his family, who emigrated to the US from Bavaria, pronounce the name “Zoice.”     Seuss collected hats, won a Pulitzer Prize, coined the word ‘nerd’, and more. Marilyn La Jeunesse and Insider present the above and […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Short Takes

First, this note to editorial cartoonists: If Elizabeth Warren had — without claiming any advantage for it — said that her family spoke of African-American heritage, was mocked and called “Aunt Jemima” for it, but then took a DNA test that bore out her claim, would you depict her as a triumphant minstrel-show mammy? Don’t […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2018,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments