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Comic and Cartoon News – various and sundry

  American (and other) Cartoonists in Paris Every year a big group of cartoonists from [the Cagle] syndicate meet up in France with cartoonists from around the world. This year 23 CagleCartoonists were there. Apparently Daryl Cagle is a modern day Bill Gaines, taking his usual gang of cartoonists on an annual tour. Daryl, with […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartooning History, Lessons #243 – 247

  The Origins of Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies Gorey’s darkly droll tales touch—lightly—on weighty matters: the death of God, the meaning of life, and, always and everywhere, our impending mortality. Emblems of innocence and naïveté, children make perfect victims, as Gorey told the New Yorker. “It’s just so obvious,” he said. “They’re the easiest targets.” […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

The (Air) Pirated Mickey Mouse

  This is the story of five kids and a mouse. It begins with a boy—Dan O’Neill, who, at 21, became one of the youngest syndicated cartoonists… Before long, he met up with 20-year-old Bobby London and 23 year-old Ted Richards at the Berkley Tribe… 25-year-old artist named Gary Hallgren, who at that time had […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2018,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment

Political Cartoons and Cartoonists in the News

  Kevin Siers References A Past Master Not news but I enjoyed Kevin Siers tribute to the famous Robert Minor cartoon and using it for a current situation.     Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes Elsewhere someone takes a famous cartoonist’s old cartoon and changes it to please his own political ideology without so much as a fare-thee-well. Something […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Political Cartoons and Cartoonists in the News

Mary Schmich, Jim Toomey, Roz Chast, Ed Koren, Jeff Smith

  Mary Schmich, newspaper columnist and the last writer of the Brenda Starr comic strip, went on the radio to talk about a recent column that generated some negative feedback. But the first 5 minutes of the interview deals with the end of Brenda Starr. After 25 years Mary had tired of the never-ending daily […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mary Schmich, Jim Toomey, Roz Chast, Ed Koren, Jeff Smith

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss

  You’ve probably been pronouncing “Seuss” wrong. Sorry, but Seuss is not pronounced “Soose.” Instead, Dr. Seuss and his family, who emigrated to the US from Bavaria, pronounce the name “Zoice.”     Seuss collected hats, won a Pulitzer Prize, coined the word ‘nerd’, and more. Marilyn La Jeunesse and Insider present the above and […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonist Interviews and Appearances

  Patrick McDonnell as Schulz Museum’s Second Saturday Cartoonist – or not On November 10 the Schulz Museum was all set to welcome award-winning cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, creator of the comic strip Mutts, to talk about his favorite mutts, from real-life dogs to Snoopy. McDonnell will sign books after his talk, including his newest collection […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Interviews and Appearances

Halloween Cartoon List and Other Quick Hits

A Halloween Cartoon List Steve Stanchfield, via Cartoon Research, presents a list of seasonal animated cartoons: Since it’s almost Halloween, I’ll continue the tradition of posting some favorite Halloween films. Here’s the ones that are on my must watch list (again) for this year. Some of these will very likely be projected for the kids […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Halloween Cartoon List and Other Quick Hits

Weekend Quick Hits (6/17)

Fare Well Evelyn Smith! John Kovaleski reveals that KFS editor Evelyn Smith is retiring. Evelyn spent the 1980s and 1990s as Managing Editor for Tribune Media Services, the 2000s and 2010s as King Features Syndicate editor. The 2017 King Features Directory lists her as Senior Comics Editor. We wish Evelyn the bluest skies.   Warner […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Quick Hits (6/17)

Mid-Week Quick Hits

The ECBACC Pioneer/ Lifetime Achievement Awards 2018 This past week in Philadelphia The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention presented its Hall of Fame awards to Ray Billingsley (Curtis), Barbara Brandon-Croft (Where I’m Coming From), Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz), Tayo Fatunla (Our Roots), and Ralph Stevenson (Concepts in Communication, Inc.).   The Missouri Man […]

Posted on: May 23, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mid-Week Quick Hits

Weekend Quick Hits

Jim Keefe on Making Comics – The Assembly Line Jim Keefe on the assembly line of making syndicated comic strips.   Terri Libensen, Invisible Emmie, and The Sixth Grade Terri Libensen visits New Richmond Middle School.   The Evolution of Wayno Panels Wayno’s blog about his daily panels, but with first drafts added this week […]

Posted on: May 19, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Quick Hits