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Clay Jones Editorial Comic Strip (on YouTube)

As Clay Jones says: It’s not one of his animations, It’s not one of his “watch me draw” videos, It’s not one of his print cartoons, No, it’s not any of the things we are used to enjoying from Clay. Clay sez: Check out my very first political cartoon video. It’s not a print cartoon, […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, video, Comments: 0 Comments

The Cartoonists Have Won

“Thirty years of avoiding other human beings . . . validated!” Read Chris Ware‘s comic strip in The New Yorker. Also: Chris Ware talks about his April 6, 2020 New Yorker COVID-19 cover.    

Posted on: Mar 30, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: 0 Comments

Commonwealth Comics and Cartoonists

On the occasion of an upcoming book… Bado’s Blog reviews the Duncan Macpherson biograpy.   In northern New Zealand… The Times this week began featuring cartoons from Aucklander Isabelle Russell.   In anticipation of his forthcoming book… Tom Gauld is interviewed by Creative Review. Short book review from Publishers Weekly here.   In 2006 a […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

AAEC + ACC Ottawa Convention Postponed – Update: Convention Now Cancelled

From the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists: 3/27/20 UPDATE: The 2020 AAEC+ACC cartoonist convention has been officially cancelled. Wes Tyrell, President of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists, said, “We just heard today from the Canadian Feds, who were hosting a big chunk of the convention, that they must postpone until an undetermined date. We are […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC, Cartooning, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Ted Mullings – RIP

Cartoonist/artist Ted Mullings has passed away. Harry Theodore (Ted) Mullings April 7, 1926 – April 12, 2019*   commercial artist, painter, cartoonist From the obituary: Ted was a commercial artist for the Climax Molybdenum Company and the owner of The Little Cottage Art Gallery in Leadville. He was a member of the Ski Club in […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Albert Uderzo – RIP

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo has passed away. Alberto Aleandro (Albert) Uderzo April 25, 1927 – March 24, 2020   From The Guardian obituary: Asterix illustrator Albert Uderzo has died at the age of 92, his family has announced. The French comic book artist, who created the beloved Asterix comics in 1959 with the writer René Goscinny, […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Chinese American Cartoonist Takes on Covid-19

Chen Weng knows from coronavirus hot spots. The artist was born in Wuhan and now lives in Seattle, so it was only natural that her online comics would begin to steer toward commentary about covid-19. “People in the rest of the world might not have known much at the time, but it was all people […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

74th Reubens – Divisional Nominees Announced

The National Cartoonists Society has revealed the 2019 NCS Divisional Award nominees for the 74th Annual NCS Reuben Awards. All nominees for all categories at the National Cartoonists Society site. Good Luck to all!  

Posted on: Mar 20, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Playboy Ends Print Edition

After its Spring 2020 issue Playboy magazine will stop printing regular editions in the U.S. “We have decided that our Spring 2020 Issue, which arrives on U.S. newsstands and as a digital download this week, will be our final printed publication for the year in the U.S.” They add Playboy will now operate on a […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Comics Community Comity Amid Covid Concerns

above: Clay Bennett of the Chattanooga Times Free Press   With all the important places closing, some comics people are trying to make our lives a bit more tolerable while we all huddle at home shelter in place.   Cartoonist Joe Wos has his YouTube channel for kids of all ages to learn How To […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, How-to, Comments: 0 Comments

Diddling with Doodling

Kids’ author Mo Willems is here to make Mondays a little better for a while: Starting today, he’ll release a new “Lunch Doodle” video each Monday at 1 PM. The Kennedy Center and Mo Willems informs: When I became the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, I didn’t realize the most impactful word in that title would be […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, video, Comments: 4 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Stay Home with a Good Book

In 2019, more Americans went to the library than to the movies. A Coronavirus Library Update from Publishers Marketplace: Overdrive tells libraries it is “assembling a series of digital content options to respond to the challenges your communities are facing.” For academic libraries and customers, Proquest issued a list of over 50 publishers that have […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Stay Home with a Good Book

Al Jaffee’s 99th Birthday on Friday the 13th

Al Jaffee, the cartoonist responsible for you not being able to find a mint condition copy of MAD Magazine, celebrates his 99th birthday on March 13, 2020. Happy Birthday Al! Thanks for the laughs. The Official Al Jaffee Website. Al Jaffee’s Twitter Feed.   Al Jaffee’s comic book credits from 1942 up.   A selection […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Al Jaffee’s 99th Birthday on Friday the 13th


REMINDER: Four weeks to deadline for the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists’ The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning submissions.   As conventions are being cancelled or delayed the AAEC discloses their current plans: At this point we are 10 weeks out from the gathering in Ottawa, and one month from the hotel and registration deadline. […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2020,  Section: AAEC, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Wall Street Journal Changes Pat Byrnes’ Caption

The Wall Street Journal bought a cartoon from Pat Byrnes but changed the caption on publication. From Pat Byrnes Facebook posting: Last Friday, the Wall Street Journal ran the cartoon below on the right. On the left is the original caption. They bought it in November, 2017. I wrote it months before that. And I […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment