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Megan Kelso’s Comic Strip Mural “Crow Commute”

Megan Kelso, whose comic strip creation Crow Commute will be a featured installation at the Climate Pledge Arena as part of “Art at the Arena,” was featured on KIRO7 (Seattle). For months, we’ve been showing you the artwork that will be installed at the new Climate Pledge Arena. This month, we introduce you to cartoonist […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartooning While Black

Really late on this exhibit. Chashama and Art To Ware present Cartooning While Black, a preview of the art from the upcoming One Idea Press title release, The Anti-Racism Activity Book. Art from the volume, written and illustrated by cartoonist and comedian Victor Varnado, is shown alongside fellow Black New Yorker cartoonists, Yasin Osman, Akeem […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Kevin Cannon is Poster Child for State Fair

Cartographer Kevin Cannon draws a lot into his cartoon maps. But he may have outdone himself with his Minnesota Star Fair poster. From the MinnPost: In late spring 2019, Minneapolis-based cartoonist and illustrator Kevin Cannon learned that he had been chosen as the Minnesota State Fair’s commemorative artist for 2020. Unfortunately, due to The Covid, […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoonist Barbara Dale is On A Roll

If “the medium is the message,” what’s that say about Barbara Dale‘s latest canvas? What did you do during the pandemic? One local cartoonist has quite the answer. Barbara Dale used the materials she had at hand to chronicle a year none of us will ever forget — and the materials at hand just happened […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2021,  Section: Art Supplies, Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Clay Jones Reviews Electronic Tools of the Trade

Editorial cartoonist Clay Jones has written an in-depth review and comparison (“it’s long. I wrote it over three days”) of Microsoft’s Surface Pro and Apple’s iPad. To be specific, my review is of a Surface Pro 6 (16 GB) and an iPad Pro 12.9 (1 TB) as for how they apply for drawing political cartoons […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Art Supplies, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, How-to, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Jones Reviews Electronic Tools of the Trade

Comic Chronicles: Learning About Yesterday

This first one is for Kip. © Magazine Management(?) Charles Rodrigues, who was born in 1926 and died in 2004, was one of the most widely-published and beloved cartoonists of the latter half of the 20th Century. His cartoons appeared in scores of men’s magazines, from the low end, low circulation girlie mags and dozens […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Niche Cartoons

Recently stumbled on a few sites that feature cartoons for specific audiences. Cartoonist Dan Thompson, of Brevity, Rip Haywire, KidSpot, Harley, Lost Sheep, and Humorous Maximus fame, began a new weekly gig earlier this year. © Classic Cars The Classic Carl Caption Contest is, you guessed it, a caption contest. It began in February of […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Green Mountain Cartooning

The other day Mike linked to Bado’s post of Seven Days publisher Paula Routly’s defense of their editorial cartoonist Tim Newcomb. That was part of Seven Days’ annual cartoon issue, where along with the regular roster of comic strips and cartoonists they open up even more pages to other area cartoonists. Dan Bolles’ Drawing Conclusions […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Green Mountain Cartooning

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

Get a Leg Up on Being a New Yorker Cartoonist

Howdy. I’m Emma Allen, and I take it you want to be a New Yorker cartoonist. Before you uncap that pen or dip your quill in the blood of your frenemies, you might want to take these cartooning tips and tricks into account. Or not! Who am I to tell you what to do? Oh, […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Get a Leg Up on Being a New Yorker Cartoonist

The Origin and Evolution of a Magazine Cartoon, or When a Cartoonist Just Won’t Let Go

One bright day in the middle of the night Jason Chatfield is sitting at a bar when inspiration hits. I was sitting at a bar ordering a beer when the bartender asked me for a card to keep my tab open. I told the bartender to ‘keep it open’ and as I said it, I […]

Posted on: May 27, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

How Many Days into This Did Pat Bagley Think…

The first edition of what is now called The Tribune hit the streets on April 15, 1871. It was called “The Tribune & Utah Mining Gazette.” As part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration cartoonist Pat Bagley created a poster. Thoughts on seeing stuff like this are (1) how long did this take to complete? And (2) […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on How Many Days into This Did Pat Bagley Think…

Liza Donnelly: Cartoonist, Historian, Advocate

Young Liza had succeeded in fulfilling a lifelong dream. In 1979 Liza Donnelly joined three other women as the female force of New Yorker cartoonists; there were more than ten times that many male cartoonists contributing to the magazine then. Not long before that she was made aware that she was a “woman cartoonist,” prior […]

Posted on: Apr 12, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Liza Donnelly: Cartoonist, Historian, Advocate

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: Comments Off on Cartoon Carousel – Zoom! Pow! Crash!

Ladies Night at The Daily Cartoonist

© Bianca Xunise Xunise’s work is funny and thoughtful. Her linework has this playful energy, and she has a masterful talent for playing with tone in different ways, even as her work shifts from moving personal stories to deep political analysis to elegant and perfectly structured gag cartoons. She is part of the great tradition […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment