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Angouleme Festival presents fake awards; upset everyone

Brigid Alverson writes at Robot6: The ceremony began with comedian Richard Gaitet, clad in a neon-blue suit and red bow tie, announcing, ?This will be the shortest ceremony in history, because all we want to do is drink and dance.? He proceeded to present nine awards in rapid succession, including the award for best series […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, International, Comments: 3 Comments

Hilary Price to teach class on cartooning

Rhymes with Orange creator Hilary Price will be teaching a class on cartooning in April. The description from the course website: What are the components of a caption cartoon? (Plot, setting, characters, surprise… all in a snapshot.) Each day’s lecture will focus on a different element of panel cartooning and I’ll assign exercises to strengthen that […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, comic, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Scottish Parliament proposes January 7 Cartoonists Day to highlight free speech

Cartoonists Rights Network International reports that one member of the Scottish Parliament is proposing that January 7, the anniversary of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices, become Cartoonists day. French-born MSP Christian Allard proposed the motion that the parliament ?reflect on the events that took place in Paris on 7 January 2015 at the […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, International, Comments: Comments Off on Scottish Parliament proposes January 7 Cartoonists Day to highlight free speech

Angouleme International Comics Festival opens Grand Prix into a write-in

From the Guardian: This week the largest comics festival in France announced its 30 nominees for what many consider the most prestigious prize in comics, the Grand Prix. Not one nominee was a woman. Usually there are at least few women on the longlist for the Angoul√™me International Comics Festival (known in French as the […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Angouleme International Comics Festival opens Grand Prix into a write-in

Cartoonist call for boycot of Grand Prix d’ Angouleme

The Grand Prix d’ Angouleme is one of the highest awards that can be conferred upon a cartoonist. Previous American honorees include Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, R. Crumb and Bill Watterson. This year’s list of 30 nominees did not include the name of any woman and that has many cartoonists upset. Leading the charge is Jessica […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, International, Comments: 2 Comments

Will Terry Reviews the iPad Pro as a professional illustration tool

Children’s book illustrator Will Terry reviews Apple’s iPad Pro as a professional illustration device.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2015,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

AAEC releases statesment supporting Ann Telnaes

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has issues the following statement supporting editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) stands in support with Ann Telnaes and her right to call out presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz for politicizing his daughters in a campaign attack ad. While it would be in bad […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: 6 Comments

Rex Babin honored with journalism award

The late Rex Babin, editorial cartoonist for The Sacramento Bee, was honored with the Mark Twain Award for Journalistic Excellence by the California Press Foundation. His family received the award on his behalf.  From the Sacramento Bee Babin, 49, died in March 2012 after a 15-month struggle with cancer. The annual award honors writers and […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Rex Babin honored with journalism award

2016 Kenosha Festival Of Cartooning speakers announced

Exciting news from Kenosha Festival of Cartooning founder and Director Anne Morse Hambrock. Next year’s line up will include: Ann Telnaes, Jen Sorensen, Wiley Miller, John Hambrock, Rob Harrell and Eddie Pittman. This is a great line-up. The festival will run September 15-17.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

My thoughts on the documentary Very Semi-Serious

I know I’ve mentioned the documentary “Very Semi-Serious” here before. It will air next Monday on HBO. I was kindly offered a sneak peak last night (which was also the night of the screening in New York City with the New Yorker cast of cartoonists – wouldn’t that have been fun to attend). A few […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Molly and the Bear book to hit shelves in 2016

I’ve always admired Bob Scott work on his comic Molly and the Bear, so I’m happy to see the comic being printed in book form. The book will hit shelves in March of next year. You can pre-order from Amazon.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2015,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Review: Are Apple’s new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil artist ready?

Tom May, associate editor at Creative Bloq, reviews Apple’s newly announced Pro tablet iPad Pro along with the new stylus Apple Pencil. Having dropped the ball so much in the film-making arena (bad-mouthing Final Cut Pro seems to have become a professional sport within the movie industry), we weren’t sure could ever get back into […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Review: Are Apple’s new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil artist ready?

Get ready for Inktober!

We’re about nine days away from Inktober – the month long challenge to draw and ink something interesting everyday and share it online. According to Jake Parker, the creator of the challenge, the rules are simple: Drawing in ink, post it online, use the hashtag #inktober. If you can’t commit to everyday, commit to something […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Get ready for Inktober!

Don’t forget the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is this week!

Just a reminder for those living in and around Kenosha, WI (or have airline miles to burn), that this weekend is the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. Organizer Anne Morse Hambrock has a very strong and entertaining line-up that will include gag cartoonist Mark Anderson, editorial cartoonist and creator of Candorville and Rudy Park, Darrin Bell, […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

Check out the 1980’s Fantistic Funnies tv show with your fav newspaper comics

Charles Brubaker has posted a fascinating piece over at Cartoon Research about the 1980’s ?The Fantastic Funnies? television show wherein actress Loni Anderson, best known for WKRP in Cincinnati, introduces and talks to cartoon characters from newspaper comics of the day. Here’s the intro video. Charles has posted seven other YouTube videos from that program […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments