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CARTOONIST PROfiles Archives

A treasure trove for cartooning fans is now available! The Internet Archive has made available the run of Jud Hurd’s CARTOONIST PROfiles magazine. From issue #1 (March, 1969) to issue #146 (June, 2005) CARTOONIST PROfiles was THE insider magazine for newspaper and magazine cartoonists (and greeting cards and illustration and and animation and caricature and… […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Black (Comics) History Month

There is a growing and welcome sub-genre of comics history that deals with African American cartoonists and the work they have produced. Below, some books off the shelf dealing with the subject. Invisible Men by Ken Quattro is the most recent of the books about Black cartoonists. This deals with the Golden Age of comic […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Caricature, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Dick Kulpa – RIP

Cartoonist and caricaturist Dick Kulpa has passed away. Richard Allen (Dick) Kulpa January 12, 1953 – January 3, 2020   Family and friends of Dick Kulpa are reporting his death. … a few days ago when a hospital visit about one thing turned into a deadly diagnosis of stage 4 cancer. Dick found a battle […]

Posted on: Jan 5, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

The Trump Show, A Gallery of Comic Book Covers

Since Mike doesn’t do politics on Fridays, I guess I’ll go there. President Trump, when cast as a comic book character, is most often portrayed as some version of The Incredible Hulk. Rich Ragsdale has spoofed Trump by placing him on various comic book covers emulating the characteristics of DC, EC, Dell, and Marvel (yes, […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

If Your Show Never Got a MAD Parody, You Buy One

  Stars can have a mega-hit movie or a short-run television show, either way it don’t matter unless they are featured in a MAD parody. So, after ten years without being satirized in MAD, and no chance for one in the the foreseeable future with MAD down to reprints, what’s a producer to do? Well, […]

Posted on: Nov 6, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on If Your Show Never Got a MAD Parody, You Buy One

The End of an Error, uh, Era

It’s the end of an era, marking an error of MADdening proportions.   MAD covers and material is © E.C. Publications Above is MAD #15 (right and on sale now) and MAD #16 (left, on sale October 6, 2020). The major difference between the two issues, other than the cover, is that for the first […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazines, Publications, Comments: 3 Comments

Russian Caricaturist Draws Adorable Native Girls

A bit off our normal path, but too cute to let go. From Bored Panda: Our world is so beautifully different. Unique appearances, cultures, and traditions are what make it so rich and exciting to live in and learn from. Packed with details such as national animals, food, outfits, or makeup, these adorable cartoon-like characters […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Russian Caricaturist Draws Adorable Native Girls

Sandy Huffaker – RIP

Illustrator and editorial cartoonist Sandy Huffaker has passed away. Calvin Sanford (Sandy) Huffaker, Sr. September 23, 1943 – May 23, 2020 From the obituary: Huffaker was a highly acclaimed political cartoonist who started his career with The Birmingham News and the Raleigh News and Observer. He later moved to New York City and illustrated covers […]

Posted on: May 25, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Tom Richmond’s Daily Coronacature Page

Famed caricaturist Tom Richmond has a new project. Alicia Eler and the Star Tribune explain: As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, his upcoming ComicCon appearances in Anaheim and San Diego got canceled. Then a fan reached out, asking Richmond if he’d be willing to do a daily caricature exercise with people via social media. He would […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Richmond’s Daily Coronacature Page

Mort Drucker -RIP

Famed caricaturist and comic artist Mort Drucker has passed away. Morris (Mort) Drucker March 22, 1929 – April 8, 2020 Master caricaturist, illustrator, and comic artist   Across Facebook and Twitter are notes of sadness. From The Berndt Toast Gang: There are many things in life we hope not to have to do and this […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 6 Comments

Cartoonists On Drawing Democratic Candidates

above: Gary Varvel   President Trump made news last May when, in an interview with Politico, he said his new nickname for Pete Buttigieg was Alfred E. Neuman, a reference to the youthfully grinning MAD magazine mascot. Yet a month earlier, cartoonist Gary Varvel had already drawn that comparison. The right-leaning political cartoonist’s first contribution […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists On Drawing Democratic Candidates

Cartooning Workshops by Professionals

Drawing is something all little ones do. Occasionally they don’t give it up. If you are a cartoonist and want to learn how to become professional, there’s an opp for that. The opportunity is to learn from professionals.   Craig Boldman has a course coming up in March for the still young. Students will learn […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic strips, How-to, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning Workshops by Professionals

Oliphant: “Being a Cartoonist is a Great Privilege”

In 2018 the great editorial cartoonist Pat Oliphant donated a great deal of his papers to the University of Virginia. Last Fall the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library had sorted through enough of the material to set up a very good exhibit of the master cartoonist. Oliphant: Unpacking the Archive […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Oliphant: “Being a Cartoonist is a Great Privilege”

Je Suis Charlie – Cinq Ans Après

The current issue of Charlie Hebdo is a special about The New Censors. (Google translation)   AlterNet looks at French humor on the fifth anniversary of the horrible terror attack: Before 2015, about 40,000 people read Charlie Hebdo each week. Given that many hundreds of thousands declared “je suis Charlie”, most were clearly not regular […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Caricature, Cartooning, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Je Suis Charlie – Cinq Ans Après

MAD Magazine Lives (in MADison Magazine)

THE spoof magazine, MAD itself, got spoofed by Madison Magazine. From Madison Magazine: We’ve gone MAD! Don’t think we haven’t heard the whispering behind our backs from people who don’t take our monthly publication as seriously as we do: “Madison Magazine? More like MAD magazine!” Well, to those folks we say: Your wish has been […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on MAD Magazine Lives (in MADison Magazine)