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Bill Amend Takes On Fox News and NFTs

Bill Amend, creator of the FoxTrot comic strip, has been using his Twitter feed to dump on Fox News and, separately, the NFT culture with non-FoxTrot “editorials” drawn on napkins. Bill felt that his NFT slap had gained him enough new followers that he could afford to lose a few by chiding Fox News.  I […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Tony Tallarico – RIP

Cartoonist/illustrator Tony Tallarico has passed away. Anthony F. (Tony) Tallarico September 20, 1933 – January 6, 2022   From the Berndt Toast Gang Facebook page earlier today: The wonderful Tony Tallarico passed away late last night. Tony had a long and prolific career working in comics and children’s books. A consummate professional, Tony was always […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Minnesota Cartoonist Kevin Cannon Interviewed

For a long time, cartoonist and illustrator Kevin Cannon said, he didn’t have a distinctive style. He was too busy drawing things exactly the way customers wanted. But along the way, perhaps when he started working on graphic novels, Cannon developed the clean, simple style that prompted the folks at the Minnesota State Fair to […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Minnesota Cartoonist Kevin Cannon Interviewed

Lou Brooks – RIP

Graphic artist and cartoonist Lou Brooks has passed away.   Louis (Lou) Brooks September 5, 1944 – November 21, 2021 From the obituary: Known to some as “The World’s Oldest Kid”, Lou began his career as a self-taught commercial illustrator, but over 50 years expanded his talents into other creative realms as writer, graphic designer, […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Call for 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Submissions

The Center for Cartoon Studies in association with The Beat is calling for submissions to their 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize in two categories: Best Print Comic and the Best Webcomic. Submissions in both categories must be received by January 30, 2022. Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on Call for 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Submissions

Cartoonists Run Amok

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, “Cartoonists Run Amok,” is SOP. But this is an exhibit and greet & meet by NCS members of the Philadelphia Chapter Friday December 10 from 5–8:30pm, check out the National Cartoonists Society of Philadelphia’s gallery opening, curated by Moore’s own adjunct professor Andrea Beizer! Exhibit and sale of toons […]

Posted on: Dec 8, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists Run Amok

Kevin Cannon Draws Winter Carnival Buttons

[T]he four official buttons of the 136th Winter Carnival were designed by local cartoonist and illustrator Kevin Cannon. He most recently designed the 2021 Minnesota State Fair poster. According to the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation: The Saint Paul Winter Carnival [since 1886] is the oldest winter festival in the United States. It predates […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Charity, Events, Comments: 2 Comments

18th-Century Hogarth and The Woke Culture

Tate Britain in London has defended the approach taken in its Hogarth and Europe exhibition (until 20 March 2022) following a wave of criticism focused on wall labels written by contemporary commentators, which one critic described as “wokeish drivel”. The museum’s director, Alex Farquharson, tells The Art Newspaper that “Tate Britain has both the confidence […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on 18th-Century Hogarth and The Woke Culture

A Second Season of Joe Wos’ Cartoon Academy

WQED Education is offering a second season of an innovative and fun project – cartooning. Renowned Pittsburgh cartoonist Joe Wos takes students of all ages (and the young at-heart) through the creative steps of drawing cartoon characters, while sharing educational facts on the cartoon subjects. He’ll also teach a few artistic terms during each online […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, How-to, video, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on A Second Season of Joe Wos’ Cartoon Academy

Jerry Palen – RIP

STAMPEDE cartoonist Jerry Palen has passed away.   Jerry Joseph Palen July 9, 1943 – November 25, 2021 rancher, painter, sculptor, cartoonist From the obituary: In 1964, Jerry married Ann Prosser, his high school sweetheart whom he met in art class at Central High. The couple interrupted their studies at the University of Wyoming to […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Jerry Palen – RIP

Comics Stuff-ing

© Ward Sutton Ward Sutton and The Village Voice start us off with a Thanksgiving Day comic.   Roadside America takes us to Lancaster, Ohio where they celebrate local boy made good with the headline Richard Outcault: Inventor of the Comic Strip. Richard Outcault (1863-1928) was an American illustrator and creator of The Yellow Kid, […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Stuff-ing

British Cartoonist Mulls New Yorker Cartoons

‘I can explain the meaning of life, but not the meaning of New Yorker cartoons.’ So New Yorker gags are more philosophical than their British counterparts. Here, virtually anything goes — sick jokes, coarse jokes, badly drawn jokes, puns. The New Yorker has a metropolitan disdain for crudity and eschews wordplay. We reckon that if […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on British Cartoonist Mulls New Yorker Cartoons

Tom Toro on Environmentalists’ Favorite Cartoon

It’s a case of life imitating art, or more specifically, life imitating a cartoon. A while back, Tom Toro published a cartoon in The New Yorker that exquisitely captures this sentiment, that our obsession with wealth continues to suffocate the will to ensure a livable planet. That cartoon was published in 2012. Since then, it […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Toro on Environmentalists’ Favorite Cartoon

Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

© DC Comics The Jewish co-creators of the comic book superhero Superman will be posthumously inducted into the Jewish American Hall of Fame (JAHF) in a virtual ceremony that will take place in November. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster developed the superhero as well as his companion characters Clark Kent, Lois Lane and others. It […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, How-to, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

Tom Richmond: Ink Stained Wretch

Cartoonist Tom Richmond has decided to change the emphasis of his online presence. He broke the news on his Tom’s Mad Blog last week: This blog used to get average of 3.5K unique visitors per day at its peak in 2008. Today a really good day is less than 1K. It has become obvious to […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2021,  Section: Blogs, Cartooning, News Stream, newsletters, Comments: 3 Comments