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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

Cartoonews

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

Don Martin’s Widow, Norma, Needs Trademark Help

Norma Martin, widow of famed cartoonist Don Martin, is asking for help. Norma is fighting to retain the trademark on “Don Martin.”   Norma Martin has opened a gofundme account to raise money for legal fees in a fight to keep “Don Martin” a part of their family. He made other people rich.  But he […]

Posted on: Mar 9, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: 4 Comments

Gahan Wilson Licensing to Cartoons Collection

Licensing for New Yorker cartoonist Gahan Wilson is now exclusively available on Cartoon Collections! On CartoonCollections.com you can license Gahan Wilson cartoons for use in presentations, publications, web and classroom use, or buy prints and products featuring his cartoons. Details at Cartoon Collections.  

Posted on: Mar 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson Licensing to Cartoons Collection

Marchin’ in with Miscellany

NPR interviews a Genius. The site also features a short Yes You Can! Lynda Barry video.   This Is How You Do It. Jim Keefe gives a video sketchbook inking tutorial.   Arting in the 21st Century. Patrick LaMontagne shows how to draw on a Wacom.   San Diego Comic-Con issues a kind of non-statement […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, video, Comments: Comments Off on Marchin’ in with Miscellany

DeBartolo Streak Ends; Aragonés Now Top Streaker

MAD #12 comes out tomorrow and does not contain NEW material from Dick DeBartolo. That ends a streak going back to the June 1966 dated MAD  and lasting to the February 2020 dated MAD, encompassing 459 issues! As Tom Richmond notes: It’s also very much worth noting that this issue of MAD magazine is the […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

The Weed of Cartooning Bears Bitter Fruit (2)

At Boing Boing Rusty Blazenhoff writes of rejection. Specifically Drew Dernavich and his pile of cartoons rejected by The New Yorker. …That search led me to Brooklyn-based Drew Dernavich (and, boy, I sure am glad I found him!). On top of The New Yorker, he’s been published in Time, the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Weed of Cartooning Bears Bitter Fruit (2)

Nick Downes is the Latest Case For Pencils

A Case for Pencils asks cartoonists about the tools of the trade Nick Downes is the latest to take the survey, and he discounts my earlier theory (elsewhere today) that pencils are a thing of the past: I eschew electronic means of creating work as much as possible, as I enjoy the process of drawing, […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Nick Downes is the Latest Case For Pencils

Collectors’ Growing Interest in Original Art

above: Régis Loisel An exhibit of original European comic art in New York City gives Forbes a reason to look at the collectors market for original comic art. Philippe Labaune, founder of Art9, has a few ideas explaining why American collectors are getting into original comics art right now. “The American collector is moving steadily […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, International, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Collectors’ Growing Interest in Original Art

Cartooning Workshops by Professionals

Drawing is something all little ones do. Occasionally they don’t give it up. If you are a cartoonist and want to learn how to become professional, there’s an opp for that. The opportunity is to learn from professionals.   Craig Boldman has a course coming up in March for the still young. Students will learn […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic strips, How-to, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning Workshops by Professionals

Elizabeth Montague Profiled at Washington Post

In the first cartoon Elizabeth Montague published in the New Yorker, two black women stand on a rooftop that overlooks a darkened cityscape. Above them, a Batman-inspired spotlight beams a message into the night sky: PER MY LAST EMAIL. Beneath them, the caption reads: “We’ve done all we can. It’s out of our hands now.” […]

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: 2 Comments

This ‘n’ That, From Here ‘n’ There

Awwww. Avery’s Pikmin Adventure is a comic by cartoonist Chris Furniss. The Pikmin story is a “daily procedural comic, written and drawn on the fly”, with Chris’ son starring as the main character in the Pikmin universe. It’s actually made up of little note cards which are left for his [seven-year-old] son to read over […]

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Magazines, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

The Secret Comics Section of The Washington Post

The Lily was the first U.S. newspaper by women. We’re bringing it back. For all things comics in Washington DC we turn to Mike Rhode – if he don’t know, he’ll find out. And recently he discovered a new secret area of comics from The Washington Post. As Mike at his ComicsDC site explains: Since […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on The Secret Comics Section of The Washington Post

Bruce Plante Ends Cartoon Caption Contest

After five years and more than 300 caption-less cartoons, Bruce Plante and the Tulsa World have decided to end their Cartoon Caption Contest. Bruce Plante told The Daily Cartoonist that participation from amateur gag writers in the area was not as it had been in prior years, that he could use a free day during […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Bruce Plante Ends Cartoon Caption Contest