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2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

The 2018 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. The National Cartoonists Society  

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: 0 Comments

National Women’s Hall of Fame Inducts Rose O’Neill

  The National Women’s Hall of Fame announced their 2019 inductees. Cartoonist Rose O’Neill of Kewpies fame was among the chosen. From the Hall’s O’Neill profile: Rose O’Neill: (1874-1944) As a successful artist, writer, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Rose boldly assisted with the activities of the woman suffrage movements coordinated by the National Woman’s Suffrage Association headquartered […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Women’s History Month – Cartoonist Wing

Seems as good a time as any to drop these recent comic strip articles.   Where I’m Coming From by Barbara Brandon-Croft Where I’m Coming From’s mission as a comic meant to affect change rather than just entertain was twofold. First, Brandon-Croft wanted white readers to fully grasp the struggles of Black Americans as people […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

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

Happy 90th Arnold Roth

Join us in wishing Arnold Roth a Happy Birthday! Born February 25, 1929 he becomes a member of our Senior Strippers Club (90+). The Reuben Award winner (and about a dozen other National Cartoonists Society divisional awards) and Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame member is a giant of the craft. Here, from Lambiek, is […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Happy 90th Arnold Roth

Going, Going, Gone! …Sold for $12,000

  The early Little Orphan Annie original art up for auction I had mentioned elsewhere has sold. August 26, 1924 Little Orphan Annie = $12,000 + $1200 for the buyers premium.   For comparison, here’s some other original art sold at the same Heritage Auctions lot, the following prices all include the buyer’s premium in […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Comics Notes and News

  Comics Related Oscars The Oscars are tomorrow night. So Torsten Adair, at The Beat, has assembled past Oscars that went to comics related projects that originated in print (that leaves out almost all of the animated shorts and films).     More of The Boondocks Aaron MacGruder (and Seung Kim) have returned with more […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Notes and News

Some Recent Comics Shtuff

  It’s Gahan Wilson’s Birthday! Happy Birthday to Gahan Wilson. To celebrate here’s a recent audio interview with the master cartoonist.     Massachusetts Loves Their Pickles To millions of people the Pickles comic strip is one of the best. Those include loyal readers of The Republican, whose passionate response to cancellation of the strip […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Society of Illustrators 2019 Hall of Fame

The Society of Illustrators has announced the inductees to their class of 2019 Hall of Fame and, as has been customary for the past 60 years, cartoonists are among the chosen.     Mary Petty (1899–1976) was a self-taught, prolific illustrator of books and magazines whose works appeared regularly on the covers of The New […]

Posted on: Feb 14, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Society of Illustrators 2019 Hall of Fame

Cartoonists Remembering and Remembering Cartoonists

  A few days later I got calls from the highway department AND The Famous Artists Schools both saying that I was hired. What a dilemma. H-m-m-m, sweat all day in the broiling sun in a road gang … OR … sit at a drawing board all day and draw cartoons? Randy Enos‘ latest Caledonian […]

Posted on: Feb 14, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Gahan Wilson Retires

  “It is with great sadness that I inform all of you who love Gahan Wilson, that he is retiring. After 60 plus years as one of the greatest cartoonists ever…” From earlier this month: << It is with great sadness that I inform all of you who love Gahan Wilson, that he is retiring. […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson Retires

Thomas Nast, Saint and Sinner

  At the time of his death in the early 20th Century Thomas Nast became known as “The Father of the American Cartoon.” Well-known as creator of the Republican and Demoocratic party symbols, the elephant and the donkey. He was credited in helping to bring down the corrupt Boss Tweed. Further, at this time of […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS Fest Artists Alley Reservations Reminder

  Yeah it’s the busy season but don’t forget to reserve your table for the NCS Fest. The Deadline is January 31, 2019 and we hope to remind you again after New Years Day.   Coming to Huntington Beach, California, May 17-19, NCS Fest is shaping up to be the biggest FREE comic arts festival […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2018,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Fest Artists Alley Reservations Reminder

Cartooning History, Lessons #243 – 247

  The Origins of Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies Gorey’s darkly droll tales touch—lightly—on weighty matters: the death of God, the meaning of life, and, always and everywhere, our impending mortality. Emblems of innocence and naïveté, children make perfect victims, as Gorey told the New Yorker. “It’s just so obvious,” he said. “They’re the easiest targets.” […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning History, Lessons #243 – 247

Cartoonist Interviews and Appearances

  Patrick McDonnell as Schulz Museum’s Second Saturday Cartoonist – or not On November 10 the Schulz Museum was all set to welcome award-winning cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, creator of the comic strip Mutts, to talk about his favorite mutts, from real-life dogs to Snoopy. McDonnell will sign books after his talk, including his newest collection […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Interviews and Appearances