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Readers Digest holds contest for college cartoonists

If you’re a budding college cartoonist, Readers Digest is holding a contest for “the Next Great Cartoonist contest.” If you’re between ages 14-23, with talent for creating funny cartoons, comics, animations, or other hilarious visuals, then the Reader’s Digest first annual Search for the Next Great Cartoonist contest is for you. Make Reader’s Digest judges […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 1 Comment

Charlotte Mao wins Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

The National Cartoonists Society Foundation (NCSF) has announced that Charlotte Mao is the recipient of this years Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship award. From the announcement: Charlotte is an illustration major at Ringling College of Art & Design in Sarasota FL. She was chosen from over 65 applicants for the award, which includes a $5,000 scholarship […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, College cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 3 Comments

Did The Badger Herald pull comic due to race concerns

Gus McNair writes a column in The Badger Herald taking issue with the paper’s decision to pull a comic from an edition last week because the comic mentioned race. The comic in questions is by Vincent Cheng and the comic depicts a man deciding which music to “like” on Facebook that shows he has a […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2013,  Section: College cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Locher Memorial Award entries due March 15

The John Locher Memorial Award for best college editorial cartoonist entry date is March 15. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize as well as all-expense paid trip to this year’s Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention hosted in Salt Lake City, UT. There is a $10 entry fee. Entrants must be 25 or younger […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2013,  Section: College cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

Jay Kennedy Scholarship deadline December 15

For those aspiring cartoonists in your life, please remind them the Jay Kennedy Scholarship entry is due December 15. Applicants must be Junior or Senior students during the 2013–2014 academic year at a 4-year college in the United States, Canada or Mexico. They do not have to be art majors to be eligible. Head over […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

The value of an arts education during a recession

Amy Scott reporting for Marketplace looks at students pursuing a degree in the arts, racking up debt, and staring at an uncertain future. MICA senior Erica Sadler stopped by the food truck for a quick $4 quesadilla on her way from a work-study job. She’s an interdisciplinary sculpture major, which includes performance art and installation. […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on The value of an arts education during a recession

AZ student cartoonist fired for derogatory LGBT cartoon

D.C. Parsons, a student cartoonist at The Daily Wildcat, has been fired and the student paper is apologizing after running a cartoon (during LGBT History Month) that depicts a father and son laughing at a derogatory joke. The cartoon depicts a father telling his son that if he ever comes out of the closet that […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 9 Comments

University of Montana cartoon draws fire

Callan Berry, a student at the University of Montana, is “drawing fire” according to a report by the local NBC station. The cartoon points out the irony of mandatory sexual assault prevention classes required of all students. Callen says: “I’m a satirical artist. My point was to satirize the feeling on campus towards PETSA… which […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

2012 Locher Award to be given to Ben Wade

Ben Wade, a student at Indiana University – Bloomington, will be award this year’s AAEC/John Locher Memorial Award. Second place this year is a tie between Phillip Henry and Sam Reveley. I’m told the voting this year was very close. The John Locher Memorial Award was established in 1986 to honor the best college editorial […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on 2012 Locher Award to be given to Ben Wade

Scripps Howard discontinues Charles Schulz Award

Last month when the Scripps Howard Awards were announced, absent was the announcement for the Colleges M. Schulz Award for best college cartoonist. I’m told by the foundation that the category has been discontinued due to the lack of entries to merit its continuance. The award was first given in 1980 and several recipients have […]

Posted on: Apr 12, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 5 Comments

Petition started to reinstate Texas cartoonist after Trayvon cartoon

Students at the University of Texas have started an online petition hoping to support the reinstatement of the campus paper’s cartoonist Stephanie Eisner who was fired after the paper ran her cartoon commenting on the media coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. She later apologized as did the paper. It should be noted […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Student cartoonist fired after Trayvon Martin cartoon

University of Texas student editorial cartoonist, Stephanie Eisner, is no longer The Daily Texan’s cartoonist after she created a national stir with a cartoon that run on Tuesday. The cartoon depicts a mother (labeled “The Media”) reading to her daughter saying, “And then … the big bad white man killed the handsome, sweet, innocent colored […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 19 Comments

Locher award now includes $1,000 prize

The John Locher Memorial Award recognizing the best student editorial cartoonist in North America now offers a $1,000 prize in addition to the all expense paid trip to the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists convention in Washington D.C in September. The winners work will also be distribute to college newspapers nationally through McClatchy-Tribune Campus News […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Locher award now includes $1,000 prize

Hugh MacLeod becomes college’s official cartoonist

Babson College has partnered with Gaping Void creator Hugh MacLeod to create cartoons to inspire entrepreneurial students. “The cartoons make statements, spark conversations, and inspire action. They help us communicate our belief in the power of entrepreneurship in organizations of all shapes and sizes and our strategy to lead the advancement of Entrepreneurship of All […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 1 Comment

4 of top 10 most controversial college papers due to comics

Interesting write-up of the 10 most controversial college newspapers in the U.S. The college newspaper is the perfect storm for controversial content. The content standards are much more relaxed because nobody is afraid of offending the older readers (most papers don’t have a subscription so no fear of someone “dropping the paper”). Advisors are less […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2012,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 4 Comments