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Chelsea Saunders 2019 Locher Award Winner

  The 2019 Locher Memorial Award winner is Chelsea Saunders! The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Chelsea Saunders 2019 Locher Award Winner

AAEC/ACC and NCS – 2020 Convention Conflict?

  Bado posted the news about the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists joint convention for 2020. Per Bado: We are happy to announce that Ottawa will be hosting, next May 14-17, the 2020 conventions of both the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. I […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

The John Locher Memorial Award for Young Political Cartoonists Accepting Submissions

  The Locher Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible to submit.   The prestigious award includes a $1,000 cash prize […]

Posted on: May 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The John Locher Memorial Award for Young Political Cartoonists Accepting Submissions

NCSFest Magazine and Program

  The big NCSFest is only two and a half weeks away. In anticipation the NCSFest has released their program magazine online. If the mission was to be informative about the gala celebration and to get people amped about being there, they succeeded! The magazine has a complete program guide (go easy on those showing […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest Magazine and Program

Tales From The Reuben: Mell Lazarus Joins NCS

  In 1957 Mell Lazarus got his Miss Peach comic strip into newspapers. The next year Mell joined the National Cartoonists Society. Yearly dues in January 1958 were $35, yearly dues now, in 2019, are $225. (The inflation calculator puts that 1958 $35 at $307.86 in today’s dollars.) You can join the NCS for less […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From The Reuben: Mell Lazarus Joins NCS

NCSFest – One Month to Go

  Only one short month until “America’s Biggest Comic Arts Festival!”     Officially it runs May 17 to May 19, 2019, but there’s a signing event on May 16 and a live podcast on May 20th. Get there early and stay late.   Like the star of his Badlands comic strip, Steve McGarry is […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Exhibits, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest – One Month to Go

NCS Fest Artists Alley Reservations Reminder

  Yeah it’s the busy season but don’t forget to reserve your table for the NCS Fest. The Deadline is January 31, 2019 and we hope to remind you again after New Years Day.   Coming to Huntington Beach, California, May 17-19, NCS Fest is shaping up to be the biggest FREE comic arts festival […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2018,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Fest Artists Alley Reservations Reminder

“Comic-Con” Reserved for San Diego

The United States court system has upheld Comic-Con International‘s contention that it holds a trademark on the term ‘Comic-Con”. From The Hollywood Reporter: San Diego Comic Convention was the plaintiff taking on Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg, who ran the Salt Lake Comic Con. At a trial held last winter, San Diego prevailed on its […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2018,  Section: Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on “Comic-Con” Reserved for San Diego

A Q&A with NCS Foundation President Steve McGarry on the New ‘NCS Fest’

The National Cartoonists Society (NCS) recently announced a change in format for their Reubens’ Awards weekend from a closed membership-only event to an open-to-the-public European-style comics fest. The Daily Cartoonist interviewed former NCS President and current NCS Foundation President Steve McGarry on the updated event. TDC: This is a big change from the Reubens weekend […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2018,  Section: Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

San Diego Comic-Con and The Funny Pages

The 2018 San Diego Comic Con (officially Comic-Con International: San Diego) begins later this week and today a few comic strips celebrated the annual event. Funky Winkerbean (the comic strip, if not the character) is there hoping to win an Eisner Award. While Sally Forth and family remain at the Trystero Con instead of THE […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2018,  Section: Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on San Diego Comic-Con and The Funny Pages

Mark Anderson reviews Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Andertoons Mark Anderson attended last weekend’s Kenosha Festival of Cartooning and has posted his photos and thoughts. It was an amazing weekend put together by John & Anne Morse Hambrock. I can?t imagine all the time and work (and cake baking) that went into this. And apparently there?s a lot of pent up demand for […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Conventions, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Anderson reviews Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Follow the fun of the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

For those of us who are attending the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning vicariously, here are sources to watch: The official blog. Mike Peterson has a great post about the cartoonists gathering for the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. Attending cartoonist Twitter accounts (some are more verbose than others): Mike Cope John Hambrock Rick Stromoski Terri Libenson […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Follow the fun of the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Salt Lake and San Diego comic cons to talk about settling lawsuit out of courts

The legal fight between San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake Comic Con took another step forward – and hints at a possible settlement. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Salt Lake Comic Con filed their official response to San Diego’s lawsuit asserting that “comic con” (no dash) is generic term and used by several […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2014,  Section: Controversies, Conventions, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Salt Lake and San Diego comic cons to talk about settling lawsuit out of courts

If you didn’t have the zillions of dollars to buy a Watterson original, get a signed print

Great news from Anne Hambrock, founder and organizer of the The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning: The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is THRILLED to announce that among the items we are offering in the National Cartoonists Society Foundation Benefit Auction is a RARE signed print of the last Calvin & Hobbes strip! When Bill Watterson retired […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Conventions, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

Salt Lake Comic Con sets another attendance record

Salt Lake Comic Con set another attendance record with over 120,000 attendees. This is only its second comic con. Earlier this spring was the sibling convention FanX which also set records of more than 72,000. With numbers this large, there were long lines and dealing with these numbers posed issues for the organizers for a […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Conventions, Comments: 1 Comment