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2018 Stanley Awards (Australian Cartoonists Assn)

  above: last year’s Comic Strip Stanley Award to Gary Clark The Australian Cartoonists’ Association is holding its annual Stanley Awards and Cartoonists Conference this weekend in Canberra (or maybe its going on right now, isn’t Australia, like, three or four days ahead of the U.S.?) The Stanley Awards are Australia’s equivalent of the United […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2018,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Luckovich, Ramirez and Varvel Win 2018 Advancing American Democracy Award

Editorial cartoonists Mike Luckovich, Mike Ramirez and Gary Varvel will all be recipients of the 2018 Advancing American Democracy Award. The award is given by the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and past winners have included author Ron Chernow and Senator Richard Luger. The three cartoonists will receive the award at an event at The Conrad Indianapolis hotel […]

Posted on: Sep 13, 2018,  Section: AAEC, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Luckovich, Ramirez and Varvel Win 2018 Advancing American Democracy Award

Roz Chast Honored by Moore College of Art

The Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia has announced that New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is to receive their “Visionary Woman Award”.  From their site: Since joining The New Yorker in 1978, Roz Chast has established herself as one of our greatest artistic chroniclers of the anxieties, superstitions, furies, insecurities and surreal imaginings of modern […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2018,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Getting Awarded: C. J. Barrios, R. C. Harvey, others

Charis Jackson Barrios has won the 2018 John Locher Memorial Award. The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics [are] accepted. “Charis is producing well-crafted, smart, affecting […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2018,  Section: Awards, Comments: Comments Off on Getting Awarded: C. J. Barrios, R. C. Harvey, others

Herblock Prize Ceremony and Reception in Photos

If you missed Ward Sutton getting the Herblock Prize last night, don’t worry. Bruce Guthrie was there with his camera and is sharing the pictures. The Prize and The Young Man who won it. photos © Bruce Guthrie Bruce Guthrie’s photo gallery of The Presentation is here. Bruce Guthrie’s photo gallery of The Reception is […]

Posted on: May 10, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Herblock Prize Ceremony and Reception in Photos

Three women named as finalists to Thurber Prize

The Thurber House, who sponsor the Thurber Prize named after cartoonist and writer James Thurber, has announced this year’s three finalists. They are New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, actress-writer Annabelle Gurwitch and novelist Julie Schumacher. With three women in the running, the award will go to a woman for the first time in its nearly […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2015,  Section: Awards, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS Foundation announces Celebrity Cartoonist Caribbean Cruise

So a really cool thing is in the works – not just in the works, it is happening this January. National Cartoonists Society Foundation President Steve McGarry has organized a week-long Caribbean Cartoonist Celebrity Cruise. These aren’t just B-rated or has-been cartoonist “celebrities”, we’re talking four Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonists (two of which have been […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2015,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Roz Chast wins 2015 Reuben Award; NCS announces category winners

This last weekend was the annual Reuben Awards where the National Cartoonist Society bestows their best of in various categories and the big prize for Cartoonist of the Year. This year, the Reuben Award went to New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. In the division awards the winners are: Magazine Feature / Magazine Illustration Tom Richmond […]

Posted on: May 25, 2015,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Eisner award nominees announced

This year’s Eisner Award nominees have been announced. Looking though the list (below), I’m seeing several familiar names. Glad to see Richard Thompson nominated for The Complete Cul de Sac in the Best Humor Publication category. Brian Fies has been nominated in the Best Digital/Web Comic category for his comic “The Last Mechanical Monster”. I’m […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Eisner award nominees announced

Roy Doty passes at age 92

Prolific cartoonist and illustrator Roy Doty passed away this morning at the age of 92. The one and only time I met Roy was in 2006 when I visited the Ohio State University Cartoon Library (Now Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum). At 84, he told me he was working full-time and was so busy […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2015,  Section: Awards, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Garry Trudeau to receive George Polk Career Award

Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau will be the first cartoonist to receive the George Polk Career Award. The George Polk Award is given to honor special achievement in journalism. From the press release: Garry Trudeau will be the 33rd recipient of the George Polk Career Award and is the first cartoonist in the program’s history to […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2015,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

KAL wins Grand Prix Press Cartoon Europe award

Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) has won this year’s Grand Prix Press Cartoon Europe cartoon. The cartoon above was published in the October issue of The Economist. KAL’s cartoon beat out 150 other cartoonists and takes home 8,000 Euros. Second and third place goes to Jean Gouders (The Netherlands), and Quirit (Belgium) respectively. Congratulations to KAL

Posted on: Feb 13, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Bill Watterson exhibit highlight of Angouleme International Comic Art Festival

This last weekend was the Angouleme International Comic Art Festival in France. Reports say the annual event had extra security due to the recent terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo publication last month. Last year’s Grand Prix winner, Bill Watterson, did not attend, but instead OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Jenny Robb and […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2015,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Manga, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Watterson exhibit highlight of Angouleme International Comic Art Festival

NCS Reuben Awards Call for submissions announced

The National Cartoonist Society has announced it’s annual call for submissions for the 2014 Reuben Award and division awards. This year most of the division awards will be voted on by the entire membership body electronically. In years past, division awards were juried by regional chapters. As always, you do not have to be a […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2015,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Reuben Awards Call for submissions announced

Video: Tom Gammill’s opening Reuben Awards opening song

Just released: Tom Gammill’s opening number for the 2014 Reuben Awards: Always great.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2014,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 8 Comments