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Niche Cartoons

Recently stumbled on a few sites that feature cartoons for specific audiences. Cartoonist Dan Thompson, of Brevity, Rip Haywire, KidSpot, Harley, Lost Sheep, and Humorous Maximus fame, began a new weekly gig earlier this year. © Classic Cars The Classic Carl Caption Contest is, you guessed it, a caption contest. It began in February of […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Everybody Gagging

The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest is certainly the most famous and popular of the current You-Write-the-Gag exercises. So popular it has birthed a book, a game, and winners become news stories for their local newspapers. Cartoon Collections runs the similar idea. So similar it uses New Yorker cartoonists to supply the drawings. This is […]

Posted on: May 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

2021 Davenport Cartoon Contest Call for Entries

Announcing the 2021 Davenport International Cartoon Contest! Anyone may enter the contest. Grand Prize: $750 * First: $500 * Second: $300 * Third: $200 * (5) People’s Choice: Ribbon The entry fee is $25.00 (US Dollars), for each cartoon entered. Subject: Contemporary political, economic and social ideas of interest; an “Editorial Cartoon.” Your entry must […]

Posted on: May 20, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

A ‘Cartoon Caption Contest’ Contest

It started with Michael Gerber of The American Bystander asking a question. Michael Maslin‘s Ink Spill passed the question to others. It came down to us filtered through the Mike Lynch Cartoons blog (simply because we clicked on Mike’s site before clicking on Michael’s site, both are regular and recommended stops while surfing the internet). […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoons, Contests, Comments: 2 Comments

2020 Prizes/Awards Deadlines

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has published the deadlines and links to various Award and Prize opportunities for Editorial Cartoonists. A few, including The Pulitzer and The Divisional Reubens, have January deadlines. The deadline for Canada’s National Newspaper Awards is only days away. National Newspaper Awards (Canada) Deadline: January 9, 2020 Rules and entry […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Events, Graphic Journalism, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Prizes/Awards Deadlines

Animator vs. Cartoonist – Drawing from Memory

  Animator vs. Cartoonist: Drawing Looney Tunes Characters From Memory. The gang tries to draw Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, and Marvin The Martian from memory. How well would -you- do? A BuzzFeed Video.            

Posted on: May 14, 2019,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on Animator vs. Cartoonist – Drawing from Memory

CSotD: Mister, we could use some men like Herblock again

Matt Davies was, for a second time, awarded the Herblock Prize, and much as I dislike awards in general, I like this one for two reasons: One is that it’s kind of an inside job that consistently honors people who live up to Herblock’s traditions and standards. I mean, they don’t require Nobel laureates to […]

Posted on: May 4, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Spinning the Cartoon Wheel of Stuff

Wwwwhhhirrrrrr…tic….tic…..tic……tac   Merrie Melodies, Silly Symphonies, and Looney Tunes Meet The Queen’s Cartoonists, a New York jazz band bringing back cartoon music. As I watched The Queen’s Cartoonists slip and slide through decades of cartoon music in a matter of minutes, with the animations projected on a large screen behind them, I followed a captivated […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Contests, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Spinning the Cartoon Wheel of Stuff

GoComics Announces ‘Short Shorts’ Animation Contest

$25,000 prize to the winner. For more details, go here. 

Posted on: May 11, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on GoComics Announces ‘Short Shorts’ Animation Contest

Roz Chast wins 2015 Reuben Award; NCS announces category winners

This last weekend was the annual Reuben Awards where the National Cartoonist Society bestows their best of in various categories and the big prize for Cartoonist of the Year. This year, the Reuben Award went to New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. In the division awards the winners are: Magazine Feature / Magazine Illustration Tom Richmond […]

Posted on: May 25, 2015,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Slate announces 3rd Cartoonist Studio Prize

FYI for those who like to enter contests. From Slate: Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence in cartooning. (Last year?s winners: Taiyo Matsumoto and Emily Carroll.) The creators of two exceptional comics will be awarded $1,000 each. Winners will be selected by Slate Book Review editor Dan […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Slate announces 3rd Cartoonist Studio Prize

Cartoonist Studio announces 3rd cartooning contest

The fine folks over at The Cartoonist Studio have announced a third “So Ya Wanna Be A Cartoonist” contest. The 10-week contest is slated to launch by February 11. The contest prize has a financial award to the winner and a chance to be mentored by professional cartoonist in the studio who will also help […]

Posted on: Jan 10, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 5 Comments

The Cartoonist Studio politically themed cartoon rules

I told you last week The Cartoonist Studio was sponsoring another cartoon contest – two actually – but this time on a political theme. They’ve now posted all of the FAQs and contest rules. The prize on this go around is an advertising split from the advertising fees collected during the contest. The first contest […]

Posted on: May 16, 2012,  Section: Contests, Comments: 1 Comment

The Cartoonists Studio to launch new politically themed competition

On the heels of their second annual “So You Want to Be a Cartoonist” contest earlier this spring, The Cartoonists Studio will launch two politically themed contests in June and August with winners of both contests announced the day before this year’s presidential election. More details will be posted at a later date, but here’s […]

Posted on: May 7, 2012,  Section: Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Greg Wallace wins Cartoonist Studio contest

The Cartoonist Studio’s second annual “So Ya Wanna be a Cartoonists” has declared a winner. This year the winner goes to Greg Wallace, an illustrator and caricature artist, who’s feature Nothing is not Something bested over 125 other cartoonists over 10 weeks of voting by fans and professional cartoonists. As the winner, Greg’s feature will […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Contests, Comments: 10 Comments