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Oliphant: “Being a Cartoonist is a Great Privilege”

In 2018 the great editorial cartoonist Pat Oliphant donated a great deal of his papers to the University of Virginia. Last Fall the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library had sorted through enough of the material to set up a very good exhibit of the master cartoonist. Oliphant: Unpacking the Archive […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Oliphant: “Being a Cartoonist is a Great Privilege”

Webster’s Bridge (1924) – New Paperback Edition

Nat Gertler and About Comics have reissued the 1924 Webster’s Bridge book, originally published by Frederick A. Stokes. Bleeding Cool has more information about the new edition of Webster’s Bridge. Nat Gertler must be a bridge fan, as Bleeding Cool notes, “This book is just the latest in a series of books of bridge humor […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Buy Gerald Scarfe Art

From the Livingston Ledger: An image of the Duke of Cambridge leap-frogging over his father the Prince of Wales [#39] is among the satirical Gerald Scarfe cartoons going on sale. The unpublished image, which has a £3,000 to £5,000 estimate, is among a catalogue of cartoons to be sold by Sotheby’s auctioneers in central London […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Buy Gerald Scarfe Art

Buy Ranan Lurie’s Home

As Mansion Global says: Ranan Lurie couldn’t have drawn a more perfect view from his 63rd-floor Manhattan apartment, which serves as his office and studio. Now the political cartoonist is about to put the two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom apartment at Time Warner Center on the market for just under $5 million. The listing is set to […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Buy Ranan Lurie’s Home

Al Jaffee Hands Fold-In Off to Johnny Sampson

Johnny Sampson notes: I did the “Special Edition MAD 20 Fold-In”, out this week! Some of you know this but @original.aljaffee gave me his blessing a while back, and this is (to my knowledge) the first non-Al Jaffee Fold-in MAD’s ever published. I’m thrilled he got to see it in print for himself. (I think […]

Posted on: Dec 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Willie and Joe and World War 3 (Mauldin, 1951)

Here’s the story in a nutshell. In May, 1952, after the Russian invasion of Yugoslavia, the principal United Nations countries and the United States declare war. The United States uses atomic bombs against Russian industrial complexes. Soviet forces invade West Germany, the Middle East and Alaska. US forces, in disarray, have retreated on all fronts. […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Thurber and Company

The 125th anniversary of James Thurber’s birth arrives on Sunday, December 8, and this year fans of the legendary humorist have extra reason to celebrate. Launched earlier this fall, A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber is a two-pronged presentation of Thurber’s drawings, both in an exhibition at the Columbus […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Exhibits, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Thurber and Company

A Cumulative Remembrance – Gahan Wilson

A collection of news stories and tributes on the death of Gahan Wilson. above: Michael Cavna-Warped News The Washington Post The New York Times The Associated Press (via The Los Angeles Times) 27East – The South Hampton Press CNN   Comics Sites The Comics Journal Multiversity Comics Comic Book Resources Four Realities Grand Comics Database […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, news, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on A Cumulative Remembrance – Gahan Wilson

Joy to the World – A Lynda Barry Interview

When are you officially too old to make a bad drawing? As kids, we would frequently scribble the wildest things across the page with zero inhibitions, but as we grow up, we often start judging the things we make. That’s where Lynda Barry comes in. Lynda Barry sits down for a twenty minute video interview. […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Joy to the World – A Lynda Barry Interview

McDonnell and Mutts’ Tributes to Album Art

Patrick McDonnell’s Mutts is famous for a number of reasons, among them is his gentle-but-great humor, his sensitivity to the plight of animals, and his fantastic artistic abilities. Another famed feature are the homages that make up his title panels. There are dozens of examples throughout the years of his homages to artists such as […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on McDonnell and Mutts’ Tributes to Album Art

Gahan Wilson – RIP

Iconic cartoonist Gahan Wilson has passed away. Gahan Allen Wilson February 18, 1930 – November 21, 2019 Stepson Paul Winters is reporting the death of Gahan Wilson: Gahan Wilson 2/18/1930 – 11/21/2019 The world has lost a legend. One of the very best cartoonists to ever pick up a pen and paper has passed on. […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 8 Comments

PS Magazine as Comic Book 1951-2019

Mike Rhode is reporting that PS: The Preventative Maintenance Monthly, a comic bookish instructional manual for the U. S. Army, will cease to exist as it has for 68 years: “Effective 1 Nov 2019, PS will cease publication of its monthly, illustrated magazine and move to a fully-online information resource. To read PS Magazine after […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

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