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Red, White, Black and Blue: Documenting America’s Racial Illiteracy – A Keith Knight Presentation

Knight’s talk was both autobiographical and a chance to comment on society through his art. Knight, who grew up in Boston, remarked that he had only one black teacher in school – and that was a substitute who, as a comic artist, at least modeled a career that appealed to Knight. It wasn’t until Knight […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoons, Comic strips, Discussion, Editorial cartooning, Events, Graphic Journalism, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Red, White, Black and Blue: Documenting America’s Racial Illiteracy – A Keith Knight Presentation

Hey Kids! Comics! Book Love

Seems Dennis is right: I love books. The problem is that my book-buying habit outpaces my ability to read them. This leads to FOMO and occasional pangs of guilt over the unread volumes spilling across my shelves. Sound familiar? But it’s possible this guilt is entirely misplaced. According to statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb, these unread […]

Posted on: Feb 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Books, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Book Love

Hey Kids! Comics! Read Comics, Get Smarter

Language experts have been studying the act of reading comics and its effect on the brain, and they have arrived to the conclusion that reading comic books makes you smarter. Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Read Comics, Get Smarter

NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

December 20, 2019 Letter from the National Cartoonists Society calling for submissions. Note that membership is not a requirement to submit and be considered for the divisional awards and the submissions deadline is January 23, 2020.  

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

Hey Kids! Comics! For Under the Tree

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for December 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   LOAC Essentials Volume 14: Barney Google, 1928   Anatomy of Authors   Rugrats: The Newspaper Strips   Choke Gasp! The Best […]

Posted on: Dec 14, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! For Under the Tree

‘Tis the Season for Calendars

This calendar year ends and another begins in less than a month, and calendars are selling! The Dilbert Day-to-Day Desk Calendar (above) is the best-selling comic-related calendar on the Amazon site at this writing. It is #1 in the Humor & Comic Calendars department, #2 in the all-encompassing Calendars, Planners & Organizers department, and even […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Earlybird Special

Frazz brings back a memory: Back when I used to visit classrooms to teach media literacy, my offer to teachers was that I would come for free, any time they wanted, except on the last day of class before a major holiday. Nobody ever objected; most greeted it with laughter, because they didn’t want to […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

CSotD: Back to Basics

I don’t know if Paul Berge considers this a cartoon or if he just posted it on his page to amuse himself and his regulars. Machs nix. When I used to do a presentation to high school students about political cartooning, I began by noting that they’ve usually got some wiseass who passes rude things […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: What’s New?

Mo is content to put up her feet and gobble popcorn (go read the whole thing here), but her creator and other political cartoonists need to focus because things are beginning to speed up.   Of course, some cartoonists habitually work hard and file often, and Clay Jones has posted a dozen-and-a-half sketches of things […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Classics Cartooned

Forget Classics Illustrated, let’s read Classics Cartooned. I’m Katie, and I’ve been drawing single-panel cartoons for the past eight years. I love silly puns, drawing, and reading, and these cartoons are a celebration of great books, authors, and literary tropes. I draw these with felt pens on paper, and then, because I am a bit […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Centenarian Veteran and Cartoonist Honored

Ernie Poignant was born a few months after the end of World War 1, which made him of age to serve in World War 2. Today, a few months shy of his 101st birthday, Ernie was a guest of honor at Remembrance Day ceremonies. A legendary cartoonist and Second World War veteran came back to […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Centenarian Veteran and Cartoonist Honored

Wednesday Wrap – Who, What, When, Where

So what’s a freelancer to do when a gig dries up? Tom Richmond says you suck it up and look for new clients, like always.   How do YOU keep yourself occupied for 7 hours while running a marathon? Liza Donnelly draws what she sees.   What was the first comic strip robot? Steve Carper, […]

Posted on: Nov 6, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Wednesday Wrap – Who, What, When, Where

Paul Gray, The Most Reverend Cartoonist

WTWO/WAWV carries the story of local cartoonist minister Paul Gray. At almost 90 years old, Paul Gray of Carlisle has been cartooning his entire life—he even still publishes a weekly cartoon for area newspapers. “In the early 1950s, I worked for the Detroit Daily News a little bit,” he said. He also worked for a […]

Posted on: Nov 3, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

World Series Scandals: 2019 vs.1919

So the 2019 World Series has its scandals. Baseball fans jeered the President and baseball fans flashed the Houston Astros pitcher. That’s got to top the World Series of 100 years ago when the Chicago White Sox threw the series to the Cincinnati Reds. The 1919 Black Sox Scandal didn’t become public knowledge until 1920, […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on World Series Scandals: 2019 vs.1919

Vernon Grant, 1960s Stars and Stripes Cartoonist

Cartoonist and Army officer Vernon Grant had a unique ability to capture the soldier’s perspective during the Vietnam War. The Stars and Stripes contributor was the latest in a long line of social commentators to grace its pages during times of war, the most notable being Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Mauldin during World War II. […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Vernon Grant, 1960s Stars and Stripes Cartoonist