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Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship submission deadline looming

Just a reminder to those college cartoonist readers out there. The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship deadline is rapidly approaching (December 15). The recipient will earn a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Las Vegas to hang with members of the National Cartoonists Society during their annual Reuben Award weekend. For rules and entry information, visit […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2011,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 1 Comment

College cartoon causes controversy in California

Fall in is in the air. School is back in session. And just like clockwork we have a new college campus cartoon controversy. The cartoon in question ran in Solano Community College’s paper The Tempest and depicts black women calling black men worthless and wishing they’d all “go away.” The cartoon also ran under an […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2011,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 1 Comment

Student paper apologizes for Obama Lion King cartoon

University of New Mexico African-American students are demanded and received an apology from the student paper, The Daily Lobo, after it ran a cartoon depicting the scene from The Lion King where the monkey Rafiki holds up the young Simba lion cub, but in the drawing President Barak Obama was the Rafiki character holding Osama […]

Posted on: May 6, 2011,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 22 Comments

John Vestevich wins Charles M. Schulz Award

The Charles M. Schulz Award for best college cartoonist went to John Vestevich of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. this year. The Schulz Award is sponsored by the The Scripps Howard Foundation. John will receive $10,000 and a plaque. Finalists for the award were David Zaleski, Los Angeles Loyolan Newspaper, Loyola Marymount University, […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2011,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 3 Comments

Collegiate cartooning scholarship available

I received this notice from The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians: The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians has as part of its objectives the awarding of a scholarship to a student interested in learning the mystical art of sequential illustration. This scholarship will be at least a lowly $100, but might reach loftier sums of […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2011,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 1 Comment

Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship deadline Dec. 15

Know a young budding college aged cartoonist? The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship is an award of $5,000 and a trip to the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Weekend. Applicants must be college students in the United States, Canada or Mexico that will be in their Junior or Senior year during the 2010-2011 academic year. Applicants do […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2010,  Section: Awards, College cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship deadline Dec. 15

More college cartoon controversies

And yet another college campus cartoon controversy. This time at the University of Connecticut where two cartoons have been deemed offensive to women. The two cartoons were published on September 21st – one re-writing the “Sugar and Spice” poem to read, “Forget sugar and spice and everything nice. Try crabs, scabs and everything viral. That’s […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 16 Comments

Another college cartoon causes outrage

I swear I’ve written that headline before. This time the cartoon was published at Eastern Michigan University and depicts several individuals in KKK garb standing around a tree with a noose hanging from a branch. The caption reads, “Honey, This is the tree where we met.” Students, particularly African American students, found the cartoon offensive. […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 21 Comments

Sacramento student paper apologizes for cartoon

An editorial cartoon that ran on Sept. 29 in the Sacramento State University student newspaper has caused the paper to issue an apology. The cartoon was entitled “Why Baseball is the Best Sport Ever” and was meant to mock a column that ran in the same edition touting the sport, but the cartoon depicted a […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

Controversial college strip wins press award

Back in January a Delta College comic strip upset the community of Saginaw, MI because it painted the town negatively as a place of drugs and violence. The cartoon, created by Rashad Baiyasi and David Ferrier, was honored with a first place win in the division three colleges of the Michigan Press Association. According to […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 1 Comment

Purdue ‘Sex Position’ comic causes outrage

The Purdue University’s student newspaper, The Exponent, has issue an apology for running a cartoon that many viewed as promoting rape. The comic feature, Sex Position of the Week, depicted a male character (all in silhouette) having sex with a female (from the rear), then allowing another male to also engage in the position without […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Controversies, Comments: 59 Comments

Mengxin Li wins 2010 Kennedy Memorial Scholarship

According to Between Friends creator Sandra Bell-Lundy, Mengxin Li has won this year’s 2010 Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. She is a Film and Animation major at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. Li was born in China and grew-up in Japan. She received the third place prize at the Beijing International Student Animation […]

Posted on: May 20, 2010,  Section: Animation, Awards, College cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

College president apologizes for cartoon

Delta College president Jean Goodnow has apologized to the for the hurt and disappointment caused by a cartoon that ran in the campus newspaper which painted the city of Saginaw MI as a place of drugs and violence. The cartoon has prompted outrage from several community leaders and prompted a community forum that included the […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Controversies, Comments: 4 Comments

College paper apologizes for Haiti sex cartoon

The Independent Florida Alligator has issued an apology for running a cartoon depicting a man and woman having sex while texting their donation to the American Red Cross (link goes to the cartoon, NSFW). When deciding to run that cartoon, we in no way wanted to make light of the situation that happened in Haiti. […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 22 Comments

Saginaw stereotype in cartoon upsets readers

It seems like college cartoon controversies happen in bunches. Here’s another from Michigan. Apparently a comic strip that appeared in the Delta College newspaper painted the city of Saginaw, MI as a place of drugs and violence – which didn’t go over well with readers – despite unscientific polls that showed people thought the stereotype […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010,  Section: College cartoonists, Comments: 5 Comments