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The Phantom: Original Fantomen Story #1000

In 1950 the Swedish comic book starring The Phantom began with reprints translated from the U.S. comic strip. A dozen years later they were getting close to using up all the strips. In order to keep the popular comic going the publishers contacted King Features Syndicate and a licensing agreement allowed for new stories to […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Comic Chronicles – Recent and Distant Past

In one of his most celebrated paintings, O the Roast Beef of Old England, William Hogarth appears as himself, sketching the fortifications at Calais at the very moment of being mistakenly arrested as a spy in 1748. It is not what you would call a subtle scene. The raggedy French soldiers are on their last […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Chronicles – Recent and Distant Past

Hey Kids! Comics! Building Books Better

 Tom Gauld comic Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for November 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   American Comics: A History    Pearls Awaits the Tide    Graphic Witness (second edition, expanded)   Rubes Twisted Pop Culture […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Building Books Better

Cartoonist Clippings

Neil Gaiman Calls Out MoMA for Not Giving Cartoonist Credit From MoMA, crediting the publisher but not the artist: The source for his painting, Drowning Girl, is “Run for Love!,” the melodramatic lead story of Secret Love #83, a DC Comics comic book from 1962. Follow Neil’s Twitter thread where other comics people comment.   […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Clippings

Gene D’Angelo, KFS and DC Colorist, Has Passed

Word is spreading on social media that Gene D’Angelo has passed away. Anthony Tollin gives a nice profile of Gene’s career: I just received the sad news that ace colorist GENE D’ANGELO recently passed away at age 97. Gene began his long comics career at King Features Syndicate shortly after completing his WWII military service, […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Being For the Benefit of St. Jude’s Kids – Reminder

A reminder that there are only two days left until the National Cartoonists Society auction to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is over.       Shown here are some getting high bids, but there are scores of great original art pieces at bargain prices still available. Check it out and, if possible, put in your […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2021,  Section: Animation, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Charity, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

© DC Comics The Jewish co-creators of the comic book superhero Superman will be posthumously inducted into the Jewish American Hall of Fame (JAHF) in a virtual ceremony that will take place in November. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster developed the superhero as well as his companion characters Clark Kent, Lois Lane and others. It […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, How-to, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Larry Lieber

Happy 90th Birthday to comic book and comic strip cartoonist Larry Lieber! It was the latter half of the 1960s when I became infatuated with Marvel Comics, among the favorites was Larry’s Rawhide Kid. (I still retain an affection for western comics.) Within a few years I gathered quite a few of the early Marvels […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Larry Lieber

NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Comic Artist Arrested as Alleged January 6 Rioter

A graphic and comic book artist who was part of a group of insurrectionists who charged and attacked Capitol police officers on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol was arrested yesterday by the FBI. Robert Wayne Dennis, 61, of Garland, Texas, was caught on police body cameras fighting with police officers trying to control the […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Crime, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Art News and Reviews

Joe Dator puts a book together.    © Joe Dator What do you wish you had known before making a book? I wish I’d known even one single thing about book publishing. It was a massive learning experience, and I started from scratch. For one thing, I found out that what goes in the book […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Art News and Reviews

Reuben Weekend – NCS Special Awards

  Awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, The Gold Key honors the recipient as a member of the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame. Mort Gerberg is awarded The NCS Gold Key.     The Gold T-Square is awarded for 50 years as professional cartoonist. Garry Trudeau is now a member […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 3

The National Cartoonists Society announced the winners of the final Divisional Awards for 2020 Saturday evening. The nominees and the winners of those categories are below. Nominees for Comic Books  And the winner is… Walter Simonson     Nominees for Graphic Novels And the winner is… Jared Cullum     Nominees for Book Illustration And […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 3

Comic Chronicles: Will Be That Was

Old stuff. A London illustrator in 1898 looks ahead one hundred years and is not all that far off. ‘Cycle lane, Rollerblades (missed out on electric scooters), Lots of buses, Planes, St Pauls still visible, Raised walkways (Barbican only). That’s impressive,’ one history fan wrote.   © respective copyright holders Artist Hal Empie‘s sideline was […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 2 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Pure Treat

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Korean War Comic Books   Our Artists At War   Unicorn Playlist   Inked   Scenes from Isolation   Definitely Nat: The Nat […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Pure Treat