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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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

Gahan Wilson – Status Update

Gahan Wilson was interviewed last month. As stepson Paul Winters said then: Gahan was interviewed today for a newspaper piece that will probably go out nationwide. The people on the reporting team were very sweet and sensitive to Gahan. Gahan was on his game…speaking about his life and other things.   The Arizona Republic story […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Don Morgan – RIP

  Animator and Pogo artist Don Morgan has passed away. Donald Lester (Don) Morgan May 16, 1938 – March 31, 2019   From the obituary: He grew up in Mechanicsburg, Penn., and joined the Navy three days after graduation from high school. After his time in the Navy he went to Pratt Institute and majored […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2019,  Section: Animation, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Don Morgan – RIP

Funny Characters, But Not Fools, in Today’s News

Quotes From Cathy Cathy Guisewite is on a book tour. “After I quit the strip, so much started changing in my adult life,” Guisewite explains. “I dealt with it by writing it down — and honestly, I always wrote the strip before I drew it. For years I summed up ideas, thoughts, experiences in four […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Funny Characters, But Not Fools, in Today’s News

Ken Bald – RIP

  Comic artist Ken Bald has passed away. Kenneth Bruce (Ken) Bald August 1, 1920 – March 17, 2019   From the obituary: Upon graduating Pratt in 1941, Bald’s talent landed him a job at the Jack Binder Art Studio in Englewood, NJ. Quickly recognized for his flair for main characters and a smooth inking […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Interviews: MacKay, Kelley, Griffith, Fies

  An Unapologetic Political Cartoonist WELLS: I saw on Twitter, I mean I just saw a bit of it, but he apologized and then he sort of apologized for the apology. But people started giving a hard time for apologizing. MACKAY: I think the big difference there is that he’s a freelancer so he doesn’t […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Interviews: MacKay, Kelley, Griffith, Fies

Joe Ruisi – RIP

  Cartoonist Joe Ruisi has passed away. Joseph A. (Joe) Ruisi November 4, 1936 – March 10, 2019 Joe was a magazine, gag, and editorial cartoonist; a children’s book and greeting card illustrator. Life began for Joe Ruisi in beautiful downtown Buffalo, New York. At about the age of three, little Joey began to exhibit […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists: Bill Griffith, Tom Scott, Steve Ditko, Rube Goldberg, Jeff Kinney, Will McPhail

  Interview: Bill Griffith, Nobody’s Fool, and a Grand Career in Comics In 1976, Zippy began to appear in about 50 alternative weekly newspapers–syndicated only by me. From ’76 to ’85, Zippy was a weekly strip that I syndicated alone. In 1985, the San Francisco Examiner, a daily Hearst paper, was given over to a […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists: Bill Griffith, Tom Scott, Steve Ditko, Rube Goldberg, Jeff Kinney, Will McPhail

WASP Accuses Jewish Cartoonist of Anti-Semitism

  Following the foofaraw of Ilhan Omar’s remarks about a “push for allegiance to a foreign country,” and Meghan McCain’s protest to that statement because, in part, she “verge[‘s] on being a Zionist as well,” cartoonist Eli Valley, who is not a fan of the current leadership in the U. S. or in Israel, drew […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on WASP Accuses Jewish Cartoonist of Anti-Semitism

Gahan Wilson is Suffering from Advanced Dementia

  Gahan Wilson‘s stepson, Paul Winters, is releasing the information on Gahan’s Facebook page: Sad news. Gahan’s wife of 53 years, Nancy Winters, passed away March 2, 2019. More sad news is that Gahan is suffering from advanced dementia. We were keeping his condition private for many reasons. My mother, his wife, was his rock […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson is Suffering from Advanced Dementia

Cartoonist Milton Knight Assaulted

  Milton Knight has relayed on his Facebook page that he was a victim of a hate crime: I was beaten up today. To make a long story short, was waiting for the bus, and a guy was using a one-sided conversation with people to shout NIGGER every two seconds. Went on for 15 minutes. […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Crime, Comments: 1 Comment

Spinning the Cartoon Wheel of Stuff

Wwwwhhhirrrrrr…tic….tic…..tic……tac   Merrie Melodies, Silly Symphonies, and Looney Tunes Meet The Queen’s Cartoonists, a New York jazz band bringing back cartoon music. As I watched The Queen’s Cartoonists slip and slide through decades of cartoon music in a matter of minutes, with the animations projected on a large screen behind them, I followed a captivated […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Contests, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Spinning the Cartoon Wheel of Stuff

Mo Willems is Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence

  The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced that Mo Willems-the beloved author and illustrator best known as the award-winning creator of The Pigeon series, Knuffle Bunny, and Elephant & Piggie-will serve as its first Education Artist-in-Residence. Says Mo: “Being a kid is serious work. Children are constantly told to be […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on Mo Willems is Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence