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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: 0 Comments

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

Video: Alison Bechdel on cartooning, MacArthur Fellow

Short interview with Alison Bechdel on cartooning, her work and being a MacArthur Fellow recipient. Also something I’ve never seen before – she writes and “draws” as she goes along using what looks like Photoshop. The drawings, during the writing process, are nothing more than images grabbed off the Internet as placeholders until she draws […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Alison Bechdel on cartooning, MacArthur Fellow

Harvey Awards Nominees announced

The 2014 Harvey Awards Nominees have been announced. Final winners will be annouced at the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con September 6, 2014. The awards are to recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. BEST LETTERER Deron Bennett, CYBORG 009, Archaia Dave Lanphear, QUANTUM AND WOODY, Valiant Entertainment Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING, Abstract […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014,  Section: Awards, Comments: Comments Off on Harvey Awards Nominees announced

Reuben Awards weekend 2014 wrap up

This year’s Reubens Award Weekend was held in the spectacular San Diego California. It was only my third NCS weekend, so I’m not the best barometer for attendance. Apart from live-tweeting the winners on Saturday night, I’ll admit, I put aside my the “reporter duties” and just enjoyed the event. My photos are slimmer than […]

Posted on: May 27, 2014,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 8 Comments

NCS announces 2013 Divisional Nominees

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the division awards for the 68th Annual NCS Reuben Awards. Looking through the different categories, I certainly have my favorites and hopefuls. Overall, strong contenders in each division. The winners will be announced during the annual Reuben Awards dinner Memorial Day weekend. Best of luck to all the nominees! […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS announces 2013 Divisional Nominees