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de Adder Wins 2020 National Newspaper Award

The National Newspaper Awards have announced the winners of their 2020 awards with Michael de Adder as the winner of the Editorial Cartooning category. Editorial Cartooning Winner: Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle Herald/Toronto Star Finalists: Graeme MacKay, Hamilton Spectator; Bruce MacKinnon, Halifax Chronicle Herald An additional note: Several individuals took home top honours for the […]

Posted on: May 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

2021 Will Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees & Nominees

Comic-Con International: San Diego has announced the Judges Inductees who are automatically entered into their Will Eisner Hall of Fame; and 16 nominees, four of which will be voted into the Hall by comics people across a variety of professions (cartoonists, editors, comic store owners, historians, etc.). As is usual a number of inductees and […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Planet Whatnot

The Bottom Ten Warner Bros. Cartoons © Warner Bros. Instead of listing his Top Ten animation expert Jerry Beck lists his least favorite. Of the over 1000 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts – I honestly could find something of value in 990 of them. Yes, even the ones pre-1936 and the ones post-1964. That […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Comic history, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Planet Whatnot

KAL Wins Overseas Press Club Cartooning Award

The Overseas Press Club of America announced today that Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher has been named the winner of their annual cartoon award. Cartoons THE BEST CARTOON AWARD Best print or digital graphic journalism, including cartoons, on international affairs Sponsor: Daimler Kevin Kallaugher (pen name KAL) Judges: Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher seems like a cartoonist transported from […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

2020 NCS Divisional Reuben Nominees (part one)

The National Cartoonists Society has released the nominees for five 2020 Reuben Divisional Award categories that need members to vote for a winner. They are: GAG CARTOONS Kendra Allenby Robert Leighton Ellis Rosen   NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIPS Brian Crane – Pickles   Jeff Parker & Steve Kelley – Dustin Ricardo Siri (Liniers) – Macanudo   […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 NCS Divisional Reuben Nominees (part one)

NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape II

The other day we mentioned this year’s Reuben Award weekend: [T]his year’s 75th Annual festivities are still being finalized. When and where have not been made public other than “late summer 2021.” It is hoped that by that time the pandemic will have eased enough to allow the usual gathering rather than a virtual gala […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2021,  Section: Awards, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape II

NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape

National Cartoonists Society members are being asked to vote their favorites in five Reuben Award divisions for work that appeared in 2020. There are five divisions to vote on, the top three nominees in each division are what you’ll be deciding. All of these divisions were juried by regional NCS chapters and the results were […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape

Rob Rogers is 2021 Herblock Prize Winner

Rob Rogers has been awarded the 2021 Herblock Prize. © Rob Rogers From The Herb Block Foundation: “In a historically tumultuous and heartbreaking year where so many political cartoonists created outstanding work to both comfort and eviscerate a suffering and divided nation, Rob Rogers cartoons on racial justice, pandemic hypocrisy & America’s political devolution shone […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

This ‘n’ That from This Week That Was

I’m not going to make a habit of commenting on things I’ve drawn, but I think I do need to say a few things about “Club Nematoda,” a kind of Village Vanguard I had imagined for some hipster worms. Saying nothing would have been like a cartoon hit-and-run; I had to go back and explain […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Exhibits, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on This ‘n’ That from This Week That Was

Other Fast-Approaching Awards Deadlines

Our RFK Human Rights item reminds us to mention other awards deadlines.   Your submissions must completed by January 22, 2021 Today is the last for National Cartoonists Society‘s Divisional Reuben Awards submissions.   Entry deadline: Jan. 25, 2021 Almost  as immediate is The Pulitzer Prize, whose deadline is only three days away.   DEADLINE: January […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Other Fast-Approaching Awards Deadlines

RFK Awards – Ten Day Window for Submissions

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization is now accepting submissions for its Excellence in Journalism awards. … the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards honor outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Robert Kennedy’s concerns, including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world. Entries should […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award. All that is required is that the work be […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

Steve Borggren, Ryan Sohmer & Lar DeSouza, and Ed Hall Take Florida Press Club Honors

The Florida Press Club had announced the winners of their annual competition. Ed Hall took three awards, Steve Borggren one, and team Ryan Sohmer and Lar DeSouza one. Illustration, Artist Illustration, Class A-C Ed Hall, Folio Weekly Ed Hall, Folio Weekly Illustration, Editorial Cartooning, Class A-B Steve Borggren, Anna Maria Island Sun Illustration, Editorial Cartooning, […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Borggren, Ryan Sohmer & Lar DeSouza, and Ed Hall Take Florida Press Club Honors

Awards – the 2021 Deadlines

We know you are currently occupied with the holiday season, but the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists wants you to know about the submission deadlines for next year’s awards – many of which must be submitted by January and February. National Cartoonist Society Divisional Reuben AwardsDeadline: January 2021Rules and entry form available online: https://www.nationalcartoonists.com/awards/guidelines/ National Newspaper […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Awards – the 2021 Deadlines

Webcomic Earns Desirée Santos Girl Scout Gold

Desirée N. Santos has earned the Girl Scouts Gold Award for her Emma webcomic.The Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA.   From NJ Advance Media: Desirée N. Santos, a resident of Cranford and a Lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of Cranford (Service Unit 48), recently received official […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2020,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Webcomic Earns Desirée Santos Girl Scout Gold