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new comic: Liz at Large by Elizabeth Montague

The Washington City Paper has a new panel cartoon. Welcome a new cartoon series—here for the next eight weeks. Liz at Large by Elizabeth Montague November 29*, 2019 – weekly panel Washington City Paper [began 2019(?) as webcomic] * The news was posted at the City Paper’s online site on Wednesday November 27; Wikipedia says […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on new comic: Liz at Large by Elizabeth Montague

Howard Cruse – RIP

Cartoonist Howard Cruse has passed away. Howard Russell Cruse May 2, 1944 – November 26, 2019   Howard’s daughter shared on Facebook earlier today: With sadness I share that my birth father passed this afternoon after a too short battle with cancer, with his dear friend Pam and loving husband Eddie by his side, among […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

Books – Reviews, Previews, and News

Eddie Campbell reviews Screwball for The Comics Journal: Screwball follows an isolated strain of comics history as opposed to those other books that tell the whole lot decade by decade or by lining up a canon of masters. Which is not say it isn’t linear: from Fred Opper to Boody Rogers, editor Paul Tumey locates […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Books – Reviews, Previews, and News

Centenarian Veteran and Cartoonist Honored

Ernie Poignant was born a few months after the end of World War 1, which made him of age to serve in World War 2. Today, a few months shy of his 101st birthday, Ernie was a guest of honor at Remembrance Day ceremonies. A legendary cartoonist and Second World War veteran came back to […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Centenarian Veteran and Cartoonist Honored

When War and Life Interrupt the Dream

His whole life, Howard Weistling wanted to be a comic strip artist. But in December 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. And Weistling felt compelled to enlist. He trained to be an aircraft mechanic with the Army in Gila Bend. [Howard Weistling’s grandson] Mike, who lives in Flagstaff, said after flight engineer training Howard was […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on When War and Life Interrupt the Dream

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

Paul Gray, The Most Reverend Cartoonist

WTWO/WAWV carries the story of local cartoonist minister Paul Gray. At almost 90 years old, Paul Gray of Carlisle has been cartooning his entire life—he even still publishes a weekly cartoon for area newspapers. “In the early 1950s, I worked for the Detroit Daily News a little bit,” he said. He also worked for a […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

A Century of Women’s Comics and Cartoon Art

Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art Nov. 2, 2019-May 3, 2020 at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum above: the Jackie Ormes display (image via Pioneering Cartoonists of Color Facebook) Jackie Ormes, Rose O’Neill, Lynn Johnston, Edwina Dumm, Alison Bechdel. Nell Brinkley, and more. From the Columbus Alive […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on A Century of Women’s Comics and Cartoon Art

The Rich and The Dead

Charles M. Schulz again makes it into the top five of Forbes Top-Earning Dead Celebrities in this year of 2019. Another cartoonist comes in at #6.   The other cartoonist achieved his fame as a book author. Go here for Forbes list of the 13 Top Earning Dead Celebrities of 2019.  

Posted on: Nov 2, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on The Rich and The Dead

Día de los Muertos (2)

We want to open this year’s respect to those who have come before us by thanking the people who made it possible for Barbara Shermund to be given her due.           (Phil May)           (Wilhelm Busch)                     images […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Día de los Muertos (2)

Dana Fradon – RIP

Famed magazine cartoonist Dana Fradon has passed away. Arthur Dana Fradon April 14, 1922 – October 3, 2019   From the obituary: Dana attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York where he met and married Comic Illustrator, Ramona Fradon. He wanted to pursue a career in political cartooning […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Children's Books, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Dana Fradon – RIP

Lynda Barry Awarded MacArthur “Genius Grant”

Cartoonist Lynda Barry is among those awarded a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship. Commonly called a Genius Grant, “The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached award to extraordinarily talented and creative individuals as an investment in their potential.”   The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the University of Wisconsin-Madison proudly boasts it is home to two of […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Lynda Barry Awarded MacArthur “Genius Grant”

Laurie Mitchell – RIP

  Artist, author, cartoonist Laurie Mitchell has passed away. Laurie L. Mitchell (aka Lori Jackman) ca. 1957/58 – September 14, 2019   From the obituary: On her return [from Europe] she worked as assistant manager at the Towne West B. Dalton Bookseller for 10 years before retiring to pursue her art. She sculpted in papier […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Greeting Cards, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Laurie Mitchell – RIP

Que pasa New York?…Que pasa New York?

The New York Post reports: Cartoonist Stan Mack and his writer/editor wife Susan Champlin have just listed their West Village home for $1.72 million. Mack, who’s owned this unit for some 30 years, is best known for his “Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies” series that appeared in the Village Voice for more than two decades. […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Off topic, The Water Cooler, Comments: Comments Off on Que pasa New York?…Que pasa New York?

Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian is Newsworthy at 93

Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian was featured on the local news back in July 2019 when he was 92, since that time he has celebrated his 93rd birthday. Watch via YouTube. Looking Good, Emil!   Below: Emil’s National Cartoonists Society mini-bio card.     to the NCS Twitter feed.        

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Illustration, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian is Newsworthy at 93