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Marian Del Vecchio – RIP

  Cartoonist and community activist Marian Del Vecchio has passed away.   Marian Del Vecchio February 24, 1935 – June 15, 2019   From the obituary: Her memoir, “Hunger,” traces her family’s 1938 escape from Hitler, the excitement of New York, and the Freudian labyrinth of the 1960s. In 1964 Marian married former fighter pilot, […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Skip Morrow – RIP

  Cartoonist and musician Skip Morrow has passed away.     Dennis B. (Skip) Morrow circa 1951 – May 28, 2019 cartoonist, illustrator, musician From the obituary: All the while, he loved to sketch. His art mostly consisted of cartoons, although he was talented in several mediums. In 1974, while still playing music on the […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Joe Lanier – RIP

  Cartoonist Joe Lanier has passed away. Joseph Phillip (Joe) Lanier November 19, 1937 – May 26, 2019   From the obituary: After finishing time in law enforcement, Lanier’s security industry career began in 1968 as an installing dealer and then progressed in 1973 with the formation of Texas-based Defensive Security Southwest, a wholesale distributor […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Arnie Levin Interview

  “We had a thing, where there were four of us, I don’t know if we ever mentioned this, I would get together with Sam Gross, Bill Woodman… once a month we’d all meet at Sam’s apartment, and we would sit down and we would open the phone book— we’d get the yellow pages, and […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Then, in 1979, Frank Cotham Sold His First Cartoon

Unbeknownst to him, the frantic graphics job would lead to his future calling. “I had a lot of downtime waiting for the graphics lists from the news department. So the guy who worked next to me said, ‘You’re always doing these stupid little drawings. Why don’t you try sending some to magazines?’ I did that […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Then, in 1979, Frank Cotham Sold His First Cartoon

Animator vs. Cartoonist – Drawing from Memory

  Animator vs. Cartoonist: Drawing Looney Tunes Characters From Memory. The gang tries to draw Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, and Marvin The Martian from memory. How well would -you- do? A BuzzFeed Video.            

Posted on: May 14, 2019,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on Animator vs. Cartoonist – Drawing from Memory

Mark Fiore Wins Robert F. Kennedy Award

  The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization has announced the winners of its annual awards. Cartoon “Family Separation in Cartoons” KQED News and online news outlets Mark Fiore Mark Fiore won the cartoon category for his series of child separation animations.   Mark will receive the award at a ceremony on Thursday, May 23 […]

Posted on: May 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Fiore Wins Robert F. Kennedy Award

Happy National Cartoonists Day!

  above: the famous B. Kliban cartoon, below: W. C. Morris from circa 1908 Both the above and many more cartoonist related cartoons at Larry Rippee and Molly Rea‘s site.   Here is a Cartoonists Day celebration from Richard Thompson.   A couple cartoonist self-portraits:   Unbelievably, not everyone loves cartoonists.   Of course, when […]

Posted on: May 5, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Happy National Cartoonists Day!

Gary Price Leaves Jazz Birthday Feature

  For over three years Gary Price has supplied the illustration for The Syncopated Times Jazz Birthday of the Month feature. With the May 2019 issue Gary’s contributions to “the only monthly newspaper focused on hot jazz, ragtime, and swing” comes to an end. This month I’m bidding farewell to one of the elements that […]

Posted on: May 1, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Gary Price Leaves Jazz Birthday Feature

Jason Chatfield – Cartoonist and Job Advisor

  About a week ago, after having the violent realization that I’ve been doing everything wrong, I came across a blog written by a guy named Jason Chatfield. As it turns out, Chatfield, comedian/vice president of The National Cartoonists Society/cartoonist for The New Yorker and Mad Magazine, is a productivity machine that knows the failure […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, NCSFest, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Friday Funnies Come On A Tuesday This Week

I could use a nice, non-political fun day today. Not that fun can’t be thought-provoking, of course, which makes Joy of Tech ironically named. Stupid pop-ups have taken a lot of the joy out of tech, or, at least, out of the Internet part. I’ve long resisted pop-up blockers because I understand that content needs […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Tales From The Reuben – cranky digression

So – there I am reading about book deals on the Publishers Weekly site, specifically to read about forthcoming Will McPhail projects: Rosenthal’s second big deal of the week was a preempt for two books from writer and cartoonist Will McPhail, whose work for the New Yorker has earned him the National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Discussion, Magazine cartoons, Opinion, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From The Reuben – cranky digression

Yes, Virginia, There Are Magazine Cartoonists

  Cartoonist P. C. Vey Hampshire Life: Talk about the work you’re currently doing. What does it involve, and what are you trying to achieve? Peter Vey: Right now I’m doing a batch of cartoons, which is about 15 to 20 roughs. I actually do this every week for The New Yorker. The batch is due by […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Yes, Virginia, There Are Magazine Cartoonists

Peter Vatsures – RIP

  Cartoonist Peter Vatsures has passed away. Peter Spiro Vatsures July 26, 1930 – April 15, 2019 art director, painter, musician   From the obituary: After a short volunteer tour of active duty in the U.S. Army, he moved to New York City to begin his life-long pursuit of artistic expression. Peter sold several cartoons […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Peter Vatsures – RIP

Tales From The Reuben: Al Roker, A.C.E.

  Awards are handed out every year at The Reubens Dinner. Most are annual acknowledgements, some are occasional. The ACE Award is on the intermittent schedule. The ACE Award, or Amateur Cartoonist Extraordinary award, is given to a celebrity or notable who aspired at one time to become a cartoonist, but whose path led them […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From The Reuben: Al Roker, A.C.E.