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Daily Cartoonist Facebook Fancies for July

Occasionally, over at The Daily Cartoonist Facebook page, we throw in, along with links to items here, a cartoon or drawing that impressed us but didn’t show up here on The Daily Cartoonist site. Here are a few from July. We started with this great Rob Tornoe cartoon celebrating the United States’ birthday from America’s […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Barbara Brandon-Croft: Where She’s Coming From

Back in our younger days we would enjoy the Where I’m Coming From comic strip in The Sunday Oakland Tribune by the younger still Barbara Brandon-Croft. So it brings a smile when Barbara is in the news. Today courtesy the Post News Group: Historically, Black cartoonists have never enjoyed the same representation as their white […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

British Cartoonist Brian Walker – RIP

British cartoonist Brian Walker has passed away. Brian H. N. Walker March 22, 1926 – May(?) 2020   cartoonist, author, illustrator From Brian’s daughter Jo writing for The Guardian: My father, Brian Walker, who has died aged 94, was a cartoonist and illustrator whose work appeared across a span of 50 years in comics such […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, International, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Dan Nakrosis – RIP

Cartoonist Dan Nakrosis has passed away. Daniel A. “Dano” Nakrosis July 4, 1963 – July 21, 2020   Comic writer, artist, letterer, editor From the obituary: Born in Bayonne, Dan’s coloring, lettering and artwork graced the pages of all the major comics publishers across a wide genre of books. His work history included stints at […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Snuffy Smith Cartoonist John Rose Interviewed

John Rose introduced the interview at the Comics Kingdom blog: John Rose, cartoonist for King Features Barney Google And Snuffy Smith comic strip was recently interviewed by Buddy Roberts, the Special Projects Editor for Consolidated Publishing in Alabama.  Roberts interviewed Rose for an article in the My Home Town section of The Daily Home newspaper […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Kurt Mitchell – RIP

Chicago illustrator/cartoonist Kurt Mitchell has passed away. Kurt Davis Mitchell July 24, 1952 – July 1, 2020 From the obituary: A freelance artist and writer, his work graced the pages of the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times among others. He also worked in video game development. In later years he self-published over a […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kurt Mitchell – RIP

Last Week Today – Comic News Roundup

A new weekly comic “Informal Drawings” by Peter Slemen, which focuses on intellectual property issues, now features a new weekly comic: IPWatchdog is pleased to announce the launch of our weekly comic series, brought to you by Wei & Sleman founding partner, Peter Sleman. Peter’s Comic Strip, appropriately named “Informal Drawings”, is a weekly […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Last Week Today – Comic News Roundup

Duane McKenna – RIP

Art director and cartoonist Duane McKenna has passed away. Duane Alton McKenna August 20, 1922 – July 1, 2020 From the obituary: Born 97 years ago in Sioux Falls, SD, he served in the Army Air Force from 1943-46 before graduating from the University of South Dakota with an art degree. Upon moving to Washington, […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Duane McKenna – RIP

Marty Riskin – RIP

Cartoonist Marty Riskin has passed away. Martin S. (Marty) Riskin November 26, 1936 – July 9, 2020   From the newspaper notice: When the computer came along setting the graphic art’s world into a tailspin, Marty was left behind, [son] Gregg said. “It turned him into a prehistoric relic … he did not adapt,” he […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Marty Riskin – RIP

Henry Martin – RIP

Magazine cartoonist Henry Martin has passed away. Henry Read MartinJuly 15, 1925 – June 30, 2020   Excerpted from daughters Ann and Jane’s announcement via Michael Maslin: Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Henry Read Martin (who signed his cartoons H. Martin) died on June 30, 2020, just two weeks shy of his 95th birthday. For a […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Senior Strippers (2020 edition)

Happy Birthday Frank Thorne, born June 16, 1930! Stroud: You’ve done syndicated strip work on Perry Mason.  How did that come about? Thorne: I was 20 years old and walked in to King Features with my samples, they gave me the Perry Mason Daily and Sunday. Stroud: Was it a good gig?  A strip seemed to be the […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Senior Strippers (2020 edition)

Trina Robbins: A Life Fighting Sexism; Now Ageism

Robbins, who grew up in Queens, N.Y., recalls taking her weekly, 10-cent allowance to the neighborhood candy store and after studying the week’s selection, buying any comic that featured young girls and women. At home, she wrote and illustrated her own comics and dreamt of publication. Robbins insists she did not come from a dysfunctional […]

Posted on: May 29, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comments: Comments Off on Trina Robbins: A Life Fighting Sexism; Now Ageism

May 5th is National Cartoonist Day

On May 5, 1895 the first color Hogan’s Alley appeared in The Sunday New York World. May 5th is now recognized as National Cartoonists Day. above from Ohio State University   above via John Wells   above: the EC Comics bullpen by Marie Severin   above by way of Allan Holtz’s Strippers Guide   above […]

Posted on: May 5, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on May 5th is National Cartoonist Day

74th Reubens – The Poster (with reveals)

Tom Richmond has released the poster for the 74th Annual Reuben Awards. A couple of not-yet-announced awards by the National Cartoonists Society are revealed. Hy Eisman will be awarded the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. The Milton Caniff is awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors. It is given for a lifetime […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

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