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A Boy and His Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson – Being for the Benefit of the Cartoon Art Museum

  The Cartoon Art Museum proudly announces its second tribute auction. This year’s theme will be A Boy and his Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson. Starting soon on eBay, we will feature original artwork from top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have admired and drawn inspiration from Watterson’s work. The auction will support the […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, Fund Raisers, Comments: 1 Comment

Speaking of Jules Feiffer…

Robb McAllister noted in a comment here earlier today that the 1974 Jules Feiffer book FEIFFER ON NIXON is featured on Mike Lynch’s blog. Mike Lynch notes that after nearly fifty years, the times they aren’t really a’changin’. In a bit of synchronicity the New Orleans Times-Picayune has a feature story about Jules today. His […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Speaking of Jules Feiffer…

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)

“He knows he’s Gahan Wilson”

Even if you don’t know Gahan Wilson’s name, chances are very good that you’ve laughed at his creations. As one of the most legendary cartoonists of the last half century, his work appeared often in magazines like Playboy, and in National Lampoon, where his regular comic strip, “Nuts,” delved into the world of childhood trauma. […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on “He knows he’s Gahan Wilson”

Everyone’s A Critic Editor Critques the Industry

Bob Eckstein, cartoon editor of a new book, sits down with cartoonist Michael Maslin. Fittingly, when Michael Maslin sat down and interviewed Bob Eckstein it began with criticism of the current gag cartooning market. There are more cartoonists and cartoons than ever, and quite frankly too many to support in shrinking real estate for the […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Everyone’s A Critic Editor Critques the Industry

Yahoo Groups Goes Private, Deletes Files

“Attention: Starting December 14, 2019 Yahoo Groups will no longer host user created content on its sites. New content can no longer be uploaded after October 28, 2019. Sending/Receiving email functionality is not going away, you can continue to communicate via any email client with your group members. Learn More“ “Yahoo has made the decision […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Syndicates, Web Sites, Comments: 2 Comments

Cul de Science: Richard Thompson Art Rarities

Cartoonist Richard Thompson contributed illustrations to a 1996 science book. Mike Rhode informs us: [W]e’ve recently been told of a book where Richard contributed over a score of drawings, and we’ll share some of them with you. Richard’s drawings were used in the 1996 edition called Everyday Science Explained and then reprinted in 2003. His […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Cul de Science: Richard Thompson Art Rarities

Charles Addams: Not Creepy, Not Kooky

[H. Kevin] Miserocchi knew Addams for just nine years before the cartoonist suffered a fatal heart attack in 1988, but he continued a friendship with his wife, moving onto the Sagaponack estate two years later to, first, keep her company, and then helm the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation. It is where he both lives […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Charles Addams: Not Creepy, Not Kooky

AUCTIONING TONY AUTH’S DRAWING BOARD! Last Call

– – Auction ends Monday October 14, 2019 – – A message from Signe Wilkinson: When he retired from the Philadelphia Inquirer after 41 brilliant years, I inherited the great Tony Auth‘s drawing board (with a built-in light table). The Inquirer is consolidating space and Tony Auth’s drawing board, which I have been using these […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on AUCTIONING TONY AUTH’S DRAWING BOARD! Last Call

New Yorker Swipe File (Saxon v Hoff)

Attempted Bloggery has a theory about an unpublished Charles Saxon cartoon. Last week Michael Maslin’s Ink Spill published a photograph of an original Charles Saxon cartoon hanging on the wall of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. “Couldn’t we break our rule about hitchhikers just this once?” Stephen Nadler thinks a 1959 Syd Hoff […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on New Yorker Swipe File (Saxon v Hoff)

Gahan Wilson September Update

As you probably know Gahan Wilson and his family are battling Alzheimer’s. Gahan ended this Summer in a bad way. September 24, 2019 by Paul Winters (stepson): Send your love! Gahan has had a rough five days. He went in to the hospital last Friday. Surgery was performed and he was released today. He is […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson September Update

Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!

Patrons of Davenport’s Putnam Museum & Science Center are invited to view fantastically ridiculous machines, and dream up some of their own, in the venue’s Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!, the new traveling exhibition that opens on September 28 and showcases the legendary Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions, imaginative illustrations, and humorous storytelling. Created […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!

The Battle of the Century

So what fight was the actual Battle of the Century? Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries? Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier? Captain Easy and Bull Dawson? Maybe Stan Laurel and Noah Young: All contenders, but contenders only. The Battle of the (20th) Century was precipitated by the introduction of Bluto on September 12, 1932. above: […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on The Battle of the Century