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Cartoon Characters Banned – Bad For Children

Yeah, it’s a cereal thing. From The Guardian: Lidl is to remove cartoon characters from its own-brand cereal ranges to help parents resist pester power and tackle Britain’s growing childhood obesity crisis. The discount retailer, which has almost 800 UK stores, pledged to remove cartoon characters from eight of its cereal ranges by spring. From […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, International, Comments: 2 Comments

NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

December 20, 2019 Letter from the National Cartoonists Society calling for submissions. Note that membership is not a requirement to submit and be considered for the divisional awards and the submissions deadline is January 23, 2020.  

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

Mo Willems Interview – It’s A Biggie

Mo Willems is the winner of multiple Caldecott Awards. His kids books are very popular. The other week I took a Little One to the bookstore and said she could get two books. She picked the two Biggie books, though she has at least half of the collected stories in individual editions. Every one of […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Mo Willems Interview – It’s A Biggie

Adam Ellis Calls Out Company For Stealing Art, Gets Response

Cartoonist Adam Ellis called out a Malaysian company for using his comic strip art in an advertising campaign without permission, notification, or compensation. Shopee Malaysia has apologised after being called out by cartoonist and former Buzzfeed writer Adam Ellis for stealing one of his comics to promote its 12.12. Birthday Sale. In a tweet last […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Controversies, Legal, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Adam Ellis Calls Out Company For Stealing Art, Gets Response

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: Comments Off on Mary Worth Artist June Brigman Interviewed

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: Comments Off on Thurber and Company

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