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Cartoonists in Miscellanea

How Did He Do It © King Features Syndicate The second panel on this strip was one of those panels where if you don’t sell it the whole gag falls apart. The following is a little behind the scenes look at what goes into a drawing like this. Jim Keefe shows how he sets up […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2021,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! – Earth Day Pulp

  BC © John Hart Studios; Paperback cologne from Demeter Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for April 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Trots and Bonnie     If You’re Cracked, You’re Happy: The History of […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoon Carousel – Zoom! Pow! Crash!

Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch ABOUT THE CLASS: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch. In this week-long course, we will learn to create characters, animals, dinosaurs, monsters, sharks, superheroes, aliens, word balloons (BOOM! POW! CRASH!) and more, and then put these drawing skills together to make our own comic book stories together via […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

More Weekend Whatnots

Alfred E. Neuman Funky Pop Funko has released a Pop figure of MAD mascot Alfred E. Neuman; this one more aligned with the current look of their collectibles rather than the 2012 edition. Though Tom Richmond, with the help of Photoshop, corrected a couple discrepancies. © EC Publications   SOI Maurice Sendak Exhibit and Bake […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Licensing, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on More Weekend Whatnots

Signe Wilkinson & Jonathan Zimmerman – Event

Thursday, April 1, 20217:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT Author/scholar Jonathan Zimmerman and illustrator/cartoonist Signe Wilkinson have teamed up to produce Free Speech and Why You Should Give A Damn. The pair will join cartoon editor Bob Mankoff for a conversation about [the] history of free speech in the U.S. […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Signe Wilkinson & Jonathan Zimmerman – Event

George Mandel – RIP

It is being reported that author and cartoonist George Mandel has passed away. George Mikali MandelFebruary 11, 1920 – February 13, 2021 From the March 18, 2021 Shelf Awareness notice: George Mikali Mandel, the author and cartoonist who was an early member of the Beat Generation, died last month in New York. He was 101. […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! An Extra Hour of Reading(?)

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. Big Nate: In Your Face!   “It’s True. I Never Liked The Guy.”  review   Wicked Epic Adventures   Should I Pee […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! An Extra Hour of Reading(?)

CSotD: Diverse topics

(Matt Davies — AMS) Rick McKee (Counterpoint)  We’ll start the examination of the Great Dr. Seuss Crisis with a Juxtaposition that contains both the plaint and the answer. First of all, I am not the only one who suspects that the rightwing was desperate to distract us when they leapt upon the decision by Seuss […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Presidential Library

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for February 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy Volume 29 The Complete Dick Tracy by Chester Gould is completed!   In Love & Pajamas […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Presidential Library

SVA Is Proud of Alumus Jerry Craft

The School of Visual Arts hails one of its own: Author and cartoonist Jerry Craft (BFA 1984 Media Arts) made history twice last year. His best-selling book New Kid—the story of Jordan Banks, an artistic African American 12-year-old newly enrolled at a predominantly white private school—became the first graphic novel to win the American Library […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2021,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on SVA Is Proud of Alumus Jerry Craft

Renewing Memories – Cartoonist Chronicles210204

There has been a persistent myth that Napoleon was a short man, when in fact he was 5 feet 7 inches tall which was above average height at the time. James Gillray, a British cartoonist helped directly influence this myth, consistently drawing the French leader as a short figure surrounded by tall British adversaries.  R.K. […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Renewing Memories – Cartoonist Chronicles210204

This ‘n’ That Post Groundhog Day

Which of The Usual Gang of Idiots Do You Most Admire? That’s almost impossible to answer … Mort Drucker was the master of caricature and literally defined the movie/TV parody. Jack Davis was the greatest action/movement/physical cartoonist maybe ever. Wally Wood was a virtuoso of ink, light, and shadow, and could draw virtually anything from […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

A Little of This, A Little of That

Tain’t Funny McGee McPherson © John McPherson A New Castle News reader finds no humor in a Close to Home comic: I no longer “read” The News but scan for something of local or personal interest, such as Dr. Roach’s “Your Health.” As on Saturday when a “cartoon” of God’s chosen man, Moses, was right […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2021,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Paul Gilligan Signs New Book Deal

Cartoonist Paul Gilligan, of Pooch Cafe and King of the Mole People fame, has signed a book deal with Tundra/Penguin Random House for a series of graphic novels for young readers. © Paul Gilligan Publishers Weekly reports: Peter Phillips and Tara Walker at Tundra have acquired, in an exclusive submission, world rights to Pluto Rocket […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Gilligan Signs New Book Deal

Hey Kids! Comics! – Winter Reading

© Tom Gauld Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. A Cockeyed Menagerie   For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 5   Ditko Shrugged   BB […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment