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Happy 90th Mort Drucker

Born March 22, 1929 is one of the greatest caricaturists of all time. Mort Drucker becomes a Senior Stripper on the occasion of his 90th birthday.     World famous for his decades for satirizing movie and tv stars’ shows for MAD magazine, he was much more that that. For example he is an amazing […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

70th National Newspaper Award Finalists

  The National Newspaper Awards is the trade name of the Canadian Daily Newspaper Awards Programme Administration Corporation, a not-for-profit body which governs the awards program.   Finalists for Editorial Cartooning: • Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle-Herald/Brunswick News/Toronto Star.       • Brian Gable, Globe and Mail. • Garnotte (Michel Garneau), Le Devoir.   […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Caricature, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on 70th National Newspaper Award Finalists

Tom Richmond Featured On Minnesota Original television show

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 1 Comment

Great story how Jason Chatfield did a caricature of Larry David for Katie Curic

Ginger Meggs cartoonist, stand-up comedian and caricaturist Jason Chatfield relates how he ended up creating a caricature of Larry David. I can?t quite explain why, but being insulted by Larry is a great honour. The job came through a fellow New York illustrator and great friend, Ed Steckley. He passed the job on through an agency, knowing full well […]

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 1 Comment

Jason Chatfield going toe to toe with Parisian caricaturists

Speaking of Jason Chatfield and caricatures, he has another great story about how he ended up in the seat of a Parisian caricaturist for a caricature and ended up switching the tables. Or, um, seats. I felt kind of guilty about the whole photo debacle, so wanted to make amends. I walked over and said […]

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 1 Comment

Aussie cartoonist Chris Wilson breaks world record for marathon caricature drawing

I’m always a bit surprised at the various things that get logged as a Guinness World Record, but I like this one: From The ABC: Canberra cartoonist Chris Wilson has broken the world record for the longest caricature-drawing marathon, putting pen to paper in the foyer of the Canberra Hospital for more than two days […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2014,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 2 Comments

What caricature can teach computers about facial recognition

Wired magazine has an interesting article on the limits of facial recognition and what the art of caricature could teach those trying to make computer recognition possible. Ben Austen talks to caricature artists Stephen Silver, Jason Seiler, Roger Hurtado, and Court Jones. ?I don?t care how many wrinkles there are around the eye or if […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2013,  Section: Caricature, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on What caricature can teach computers about facial recognition

Johnny Depp to host documentary about Ralph Steadman

Actor Johhny Depp is slated to host a documentary about legendary artist Ralph Steadman. The film is entitled For No Good Reason. From the synopsis: Johnny Depp pays a call on his friend and hero RALPH STEADMAN and we take off on a high-spirited, lyrical, raging and soulful journey discovering the life and works of […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013,  Section: Books, Caricature, Cartoons, International, Comments: Comments Off on Johnny Depp to host documentary about Ralph Steadman

Tom Richmond offering personal caricature with Artist Edition of The Mad Art of Caricature

From Tom Richmond: For all those who have written me over the years asking if I do personal commissions, looking for a caricature of themselves or their family/friends … now’s your chance! I’ll draw one as part of a Limited Artist’s Edition of my book, The Mad Art of Caricature! A Serious Guide to drawing […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2012,  Section: Books, Caricature, Comments: 9 Comments

Controversial cartoon of Jesus causing ruckus in Germany

A cartoon by on display at the caricature museum in the German city of Kassel is raising a ruckus. The cartoon depicts Jesus hanging on the cross and words coming down from heaven, “Hey, you. I f—– your mother.” Religious officials have called it offensive and have asked the museum to remove it to which […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2012,  Section: Caricature, Cartoons, International, Comments: 4 Comments

More details on MoCCA-Illustrators merge

The Comics Journal’s Michael Dean writes a more in-depth piece on the recent announcement that MoCCA is merging with Society of Illustrators. In a little more than a month, this radical transformation of MoCCA’s future went from a tentative germ of an idea to nearly a fait accompli. With the lease coming to an end […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2012,  Section: Caricature, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on More details on MoCCA-Illustrators merge

Al Hirschfeld exhibit opens in St. Louis

In the St. Louis area? Check out the new Al Hirschfeld exhibit set to open September 7. Al is best known for his black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars. The exhibit includes 100 original pieces of drawings, paintings, prints etc. from his career. Al was born in St. Louis.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012,  Section: Caricature, Comic history, Comments: Comments Off on Al Hirschfeld exhibit opens in St. Louis

Tom Richmond wins 2012 Reuben Award; Division awards announced

Last night the National Cartoonists Society gathered in Las Vegas for their annual Reuben Award banquet. The top honor for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year went to MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond. Tom started his career doing caricatures and freelance work for magazines, publishers and advertisers. As a caricaturist, he has been honored by the […]

Posted on: May 27, 2012,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Caricature, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazines, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

The Mad Art of Caricature! goes into second printing

MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond has posted news on his blog that his book “The Mad Art of Caricature!” has gone into a second printing and he’s signed with a distributor so that bookstores can carry it. This is fantastic news. “The Mad Art of Caricature!” is one of those books that should belong on […]

Posted on: May 1, 2012,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 8 Comments

Profiled: Kerry G. Johnson

Raychelle Muhammad interviews illustrator and caricaturist Kerry G. Johnson: 1) Please describe your journey to becoming an artist. Art has always been my passion. In fact, I knew in kindergarten that I was gifted and blessed as an artist after drawing a picture of cat that won first place in a citywide contest of youth. […]

Posted on: Mar 7, 2012,  Section: Caricature, Comments: 1 Comment