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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: 0 Comments

Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)

Lee served as editor and then president of Universal Press Syndicate, now called Andrews McMeel Syndication. In his nearly four decades at Universal, he is credited with editing and developing some of the iconic comic strips of our time, including Calvin and Hobbes, Cathy, Cul-de-Sac, Doonesbury, The Far Side and For Better or for Worse. […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Stan Lynde & The Great Montana Cattle Drive of ’89

Leading up to the state’s centennial a small group decided Stan Lynde‘s idea of a 60 mile Great Montana Centennial Cattle Drive, though crazy, had merit. A massive undertaking, the cattle drive involved 105 drovers, 2,812 cattle, 208 wagons, 3,337 horses for 2,397 cowboys and cowgirls, and 79 horse wranglers. Stan Lynde, famous for his […]

Posted on: Sep 7, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Sam Gross: 50 Years as New Yorker Cartoonist

It was the 1960s and Sam Gross began his cartooning career. Like other cartoonists he had a number of goals, but one was foremost. To paraphrase: not because it is easy, but because it is hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of his energies and skills, because that challenge […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Gahan Wilson at 89 – and at 13

As Mike Peterson mentioned the other day Gahan Wilson still draws a bit.   While the GoFundMe page is no longer soliciting donations, stepson Paul Winters continues to send out updates on the cartoonist. In the latest Paul shares an illustrated letter 13-year-old Gahan sent to illustrator J. R. Neill.   Read the August 19, […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson at 89 – and at 13

Three Rocks, The Ernie Bushmiller Story – A Sneak Peek at Bill Griffith’s Graphic Biography

Bill Giffith has a few obsessions in his life. There is his lifelong preoccupation with observing human beings and commenting on the social implications of those people and their actions. His enthusiasm for people has recently lead him into a second career as a graphic biographer.   Seemingly as far back is his passion for […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

It’s a Dirty Job But Someone’s Gotta Do It – Memoirs of a National Cartoonists Society President

I was president of the NCS from June, 1999 to May, 2001, and I ran two “Reuben Awards” conventions. The first was held at the World Trade Center in Manhattan the year before the towers were destroyed, and the second in Florida at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Much of the work of the […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on It’s a Dirty Job But Someone’s Gotta Do It – Memoirs of a National Cartoonists Society President

National Cartoonists Society Popeye Auction

The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating Popeye‘s 90th year (and Olive Oyl‘s 100th) by auctioning off a number of specialty drawings and other art and comic books for the benefit of the National Cartoonist Society Foundation. The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating the jubilees of these two beloved comic strip and cartoon characters with an […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on National Cartoonists Society Popeye Auction

Editor Quits After Unauthorized Dean Yeagle Art

  The current issue of the French magazine Blandice has a Dean Yeagle cover, unfortunately, due to a series of mistakes, Dean was neither credited nor paid for the art.   Tom Heintjes noticed it while traveling abroad and informed Dean. Dean, taking it in stride, wrote on Facebook:   Then Bleeding Cool picked it […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Legal, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Editor Quits After Unauthorized Dean Yeagle Art

Sergio Aragonés Rejects the Idea of No More MAD

  Longtime MAD contributor Sergio Aragonés just can’t imagine a world without MAD. Aragonés sees MAD as a way of presenting people’s foibles and the world’s problems with humor. “Instead of crying, you laugh at it,” he said, suggesting the magazine’s influence has reached a swath of humanity that includes politicians lampooned in its pages. “They […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Sergio Aragonés Rejects the Idea of No More MAD

Hey Kids! Essentials Comics!

Essentials is a series from IDW Publishing through their Library of American Comics imprint. These books are 4.4 inches high and 11.5 inches long and ?1.2 inches thick, printing one daily strip per page. The books more or less cover an entire year. And for this Independence Week IDW is offering them at a 25% […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Mordillo – RIP

Internationally acclaimed cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo has passed away. Guillermo Mordillo Menéndez August 4, 1932 – June 30, 2019   Sources close to the family have reported the death. The news has spread worldwide, unfortunately, at this moment, I am not finding a report in English and Google Translate is not working for me right now. […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

“Happy Monster” – new Gahan Wilson Drawing

Paul Winters has updated the status of Gahan Wilson showing him drawing. From Paul: He has been talking about how happy he is to be alive. I think he channeled it into his drawing. He called the creature a “happy monster”. The fund to provide care for Gahan has stalled at around 60% for a […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on “Happy Monster” – new Gahan Wilson Drawing

George Booth’s New Yorker Golden Anniversary!

Michael Maslin celebrates 50 years of George Booth contributing to the New Yorker, from June 1969 to June 2019, with some history and a bunch of visual treats.    

Posted on: Jun 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on George Booth’s New Yorker Golden Anniversary!

2019 Reuben Awards Photo Album

Hogan’s Alley magazine has released their annual photo album of the Reuben Awards. Along with The Dinner they also cover the NCSFest weekend, and add a Sergio Aragonés display. Almost 200 photos of cartoonists having fun.    

Posted on: Jun 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 Reuben Awards Photo Album