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Newly Revealed David Low Self-Caricatures

If you are unaware of the renowned British editorial cartoonist and caricaturist here is cartoonist Mel Calman on Sir David Low: “Low was undoubtedly the best political cartoonist of his time.” That would run from 1910 to 1960, starting in New Zealand and ending in Great Britain. His heydays were with the conservative Evening Standard […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Gag Cartoons and Diversity

Of the many challenges cartoonists face — rejection, money, drink, or lack of — one of the trickiest is the growing pressure to depict diversity. Nowadays readers often write to publications complaining about the dearth of ethnic minorities in our drawings and demand for cartoons to be more inclusive. Attempts to make cartoon characters more […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Gag Cartoons and Diversity

Cartoonists Unclassified

Former NCS President Tom Richmond shows off his caricature skills with a recent job for CNN. This consisted of a LOT of caricatures of classic sitcom actors/characters, and it was a tricky thing to compose because I needed to do it in a way that allowed for both a vertical and horizontal format   Former […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Ron Rice – RIP

Newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Ron Rice has passed away.      Ronald Maburn (Ron) Rice January 31, 1933 – March 15, 2021 newspaper illustrator, graphic artist, caricaturist, cartoonist From the obituary: By profession Ron Rice was an artist for almost sixty years until the onset of Alzheimer’s prevented him from creating his art. He worked […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ron Rice – RIP

Al Hirschfeld: Life & Legacy

Al Hirschfeld: Life & Legacy of the Great American Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld’s drawings stand as one of the most innovative efforts in establishing the visual language of modern art through caricature in the 20th century. A self-described “characterist,” his signature work that was defined by a linear calligraphic style appeared in virtually every major publication […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Events, Illustration, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on Al Hirschfeld: Life & Legacy

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