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Al Jaffee Hands Fold-In Off to Johnny Sampson

Johnny Sampson notes: I did the “Special Edition MAD 20 Fold-In”, out this week! Some of you know this but @original.aljaffee gave me his blessing a while back, and this is (to my knowledge) the first non-Al Jaffee Fold-in MAD’s ever published. I’m thrilled he got to see it in print for himself. (I think […]

Posted on: Dec 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Mary Worth Artist June Brigman Interviewed

Cartoonist June Brigman (Mary Worth, Brenda Starr, Power Pack, Captain Ginger) is interviewed by Comic Culture’s Terrance Dollard. June discusses taking over a comic strip from an established artist, getting old fans to adapt to her style, collaborating with Karen Moy, her work habits, adjusting from comic strip requirements to comic book layouts. and more. […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Thurber and Company

The 125th anniversary of James Thurber’s birth arrives on Sunday, December 8, and this year fans of the legendary humorist have extra reason to celebrate. Launched earlier this fall, A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber is a two-pronged presentation of Thurber’s drawings, both in an exhibition at the Columbus […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Exhibits, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Museums, Comments: 0 Comments

Joy to the World – A Lynda Barry Interview

When are you officially too old to make a bad drawing? As kids, we would frequently scribble the wildest things across the page with zero inhibitions, but as we grow up, we often start judging the things we make. That’s where Lynda Barry comes in. Lynda Barry sits down for a twenty minute video interview. […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Joy to the World – A Lynda Barry Interview

A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

The Improbable Remains On his How To book tour Randall Munroe goes north to Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports on Randall’s lecture there.   The Spurns that Patient Merit of th’ Unworthy Takes At the time of this writing, the two most influential politicians in the United States are a real estate developer who became […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

Comics Kingdom Video Channel

The Comics Kingdom @YouTube channel is now live! Catch classic like Flash Gordon, Krazy Kat, Beetle Bailey and more every week! Find some exclusive behind the scene clips from some Comics Kingdom cartoonists too! Forget Disney+, the Comics Kingdom Video Channel is here! From the “About” page: Welcome to the official Comics Kingdom video channel, […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2019,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, King Features, video, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Kingdom Video Channel

Wednesday Wrap – Who, What, When, Where

So what’s a freelancer to do when a gig dries up? Tom Richmond says you suck it up and look for new clients, like always.   How do YOU keep yourself occupied for 7 hours while running a marathon? Liza Donnelly draws what she sees.   What was the first comic strip robot? Steve Carper, […]

Posted on: Nov 6, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Wednesday Wrap – Who, What, When, Where

Liza Donnelly – Cartooning For Peace

Liza Donnelly, a cartoonist and writer for The New Yorker Magazine and CBS, visited the Education Building Room 115 [at The College of New Jersey] on Oct. 24 to discuss the importance of cartoons in society, and described her own use of humor to portray political and cultural themes in cartoons through her career and […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Liza Donnelly – Cartooning For Peace

Making Comics Is Not Really About Making Comics

There’s a reason Lynda Barry is the first comics artist to win a MacArthur “Genius” Award. She loves children. Making Comics is a love letter to every child who ever picked up a crayon and started making marks with unselfconscious intensity. Those children include her college students. Like her readers, some arrive at class with […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, College cartoonists, How-to, Comments: 2 Comments

“Give me a single panel cartoon any day.”

“Give me a single panel cartoon any day.” So said Bob Mankoff, this year’s keynote speaker Nov. 7 at the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival in response to being asked how how his absurdist, pointillist illustrations in The New Yorker and other major publications stack up against other forms of humorous social commentary like […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Events, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Steve DuQuette – RIP

  Cartoonist Steve DuQuette has passed away. Steven Aldrich (Steve) DuQuette May 13, 1927 – October 26, 2019   Saying Steve was a cartoonist seems a bit of understating. He was a gag/magazine cartoonist, a caricaturist, an editorial cartoonist, a spot illustrator, he did comic features, and on and on. From Mike Lynch: He was […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Steve DuQuette – RIP

Everyone’s A Critic Editor Critques the Industry

Bob Eckstein, cartoon editor of a new book, sits down with cartoonist Michael Maslin. Fittingly, when Michael Maslin sat down and interviewed Bob Eckstein it began with criticism of the current gag cartooning market. There are more cartoonists and cartoons than ever, and quite frankly too many to support in shrinking real estate for the […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Everyone’s A Critic Editor Critques the Industry

Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh’s Candy Man

In Western Pennsylvania, Yinzer and Jagoff are terms of endearment. Saying “dahntahn” is as much a beloved tradition as putting fries on your sammich or waving a yellow towel! That’s why Pittsburgh radio personalities Jim Krenn and Larry Richert have teamed up with cartoonist Rob Rogers to create Yinzer Cards as a way of celebrating […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Fund Raisers, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh’s Candy Man

Kevin Necessary Resigns as Staff Cartoonist

Kevin Necessary has resigned his staff position as WCPO-TV Cincinnati cartoonist. Kevin sez: Ok, no more vaguebook posts (and apologies in advance for the novel): Today was my last day at WCPO. I wasn’t fired or railroaded out. I left on my own terms, in good standing, and I’m honored to have spent so many […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Necessary Resigns as Staff Cartoonist

Liza Donnelly Becomes a New Yorker Cartoonist

Liza Donnelly: The year was 1979 and I was lost. Not completely so, but, on balance, I was a bit of a mess. If my life were a pie chart, there would be a slice of about one-eighth that would represent the part of my life that was percolating along fairly well. That part was […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Liza Donnelly Becomes a New Yorker Cartoonist