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Crazy Comics, Silly Strips, Et Cetera

© King Features Syndicate   Paul Berge noticed that one comic strip had replaced another this weekend. So he went back one more week to see if the replacement was new or happened earlier. What he discovered is that the October 17 comics section had run one comic twice. © respective copyright owners I think […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2021,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Tonight: The 2020/2021 Herblock Prize Virtual Event

2021 Herblock Prize winner Rob Rogers and 2020 Herblock Prize winner Michael de Adder are part of a live streaming event hosted by The Herblock Foundation in honor of the worthy editorial cartoonists whose work embodies Herb Block’s philosophy and approach. The 7:00 to 8:30 times are Eastern.   © Michael de Adder The judges […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

Video Stars of the NCS and AAEC Conventions

The National Cartoonists Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists have put videos of their virtual conventions online for easy viewing. AAEC’s Zoom Fest ’21 panels can be accessed here.   If you missed any part of the NCSFest2021 the NCS has broken the festival into bite-sized chunks.(The missing Mike Mignola interview points to […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Ray Billingsley Named 2020 Cartoonist of the Year (75th Annual Reuben Award Winner)

Ray Billingsley has been named Cartoonist of the Year and was presented with the 75th Annual Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society.   From the National Cartoonist Society announcement: The recipient of the cartooning profession’s highest honor, the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, is chosen by a secret ballot of the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 8 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Special Awards

  Awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, The Gold Key honors the recipient as a member of the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame. Mort Gerberg is awarded The NCS Gold Key.     The Gold T-Square is awarded for 50 years as professional cartoonist. Garry Trudeau is now a member […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

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

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 1

Friday evening saw the National Cartoonists Society announce the winners of a half dozen of the 16 Divisional Awards for 2020 work. And the nominees and winners for those Divisional Awards:   Nominees for Advertising/Product Illustration And the winner is…   Luke McGarry     Nominees for Greeting Cards And the winner is… Scott Nickel […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Gatherings, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Matt Davies Wins 2021 Rex Babin Award

                Newsday’s Matt Davies is the 2021 recipient of the “Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning.” The panel of judges also named Robert Ariail, David Horsey, and Marc Murphy as finalists. The award was announced online on Friday, Oct. 8, during Zoomfest ‘21, the virtual convention of the Association of American […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Matt Davies Wins 2021 Rex Babin Award

Looking Back on Comics News This Week

As the old cliché goes, “What goes around comes around.” And Charlie Daniel is still coming around. At Bacon & Company in downtown Knoxville, what’s going around on their screen-printing machines are vintage t-shirts, gearing up Vol fans for UT’s upcoming matchup with the South Carolina Gamecocks. “We used to do game day t-shirts back […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2021,  Section: Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Convention Season Begins: CXC, AAEC, NCS/CAF

It’s a convention extravaganza for the next three weekends. Starting with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus. Alison Bechdel, Hilary Price, Jerry Craft, Jeff Smith, Shary Flenniken, Bianca Xunise, Steenz, Joey Alison Sayers, Jonathan Lemon, Trina Robbins, Shena Wolf, Roberta Gregory, Jules Rivera, Patrick McDonnell, Ben Towle, Brian Walker, Nick Anderson, Chris Samnee, and more guests.   Then […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on Convention Season Begins: CXC, AAEC, NCS/CAF

Mike Marland Gets NHPA Lifetime Achievement

Cartoonist Mike Marland received the New Hampshire Press Association Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday night at their Excellence in Journalism presentation. From the NHPA site: Over the years Marland has drawn cartoons for 11 newspapers from all over the state, starting out at the Littleton Courier. Mike spent the bulk of his career, almost 30 years, […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Marland Gets NHPA Lifetime Achievement

Dale Messick and Floyd Norman Included as 2021 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Inductees

Dale Messick and Floyd Norman are the comic artists inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame this year.       Known as the “Grand Dame of the Funnies,” Dale Messick … for creating the popular adventure comic strip Brenda Starr, Reporter. Debuting in June of 1940, it was an immediate hit. Each […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Dale Messick and Floyd Norman Included as 2021 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Inductees

Sam Nakahira – 2021 John Locher Award Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 AAEC John Locher Memorial Award, Sam Nakahira! The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has announced the Winner Sam Nakahira, the Runner-Up Katie Vuong, and Finalists Reilly Branson, Tom Coute, and Izzy Boyce-Blanchard for the 2021 John Locher Memorial Award. Sam Nakahira is a Japanese American comic artist. Her comics […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Sam Nakahira – 2021 John Locher Award Winner

Davis Award to Rose; Meglin Award to Oliphant

The South East Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society held their annual meeting at Salisbury, North Carolina’s Waterworks Visual Arts Center this  past weekend. As mentioned here earlier Marcus Hamilton was there with his art exhibit “Two Dream Careers: From Illustrator to Cartoonist” and animator Eddie Pittman was there with his presentation.    And they […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment