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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: 0 Comments

CSotD: Saturday Mix

Some days, I take Wallace the Brave (AMS)‘s cheerful outlook on things, other days I adopt Spud’s dour viewpoint. Today will be a mix of both, though perhaps a bit more on the Spud side of life.   F’rinstance, Lee Judge (KFS) makes a pun out of Cost of Living Allowance and cola-as-in-soft-drink, but that’s […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

CSotD: Oh, What a Lovely War!

Michael Ramirez (Creators) paints as good a picture of our current situation as anyone. He’s not the first political cartoonist to depict Moses coming down from Mt Sinai to find his people in a state of idolatry, but he is more explicit in labeling their idol as conspiracies and bull and tying the delusion into […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Would Herblock Get a Staff Cartoonist Job Today?

        Herbert Block, born 112 years ago yesterday, had a long and successful career drawing a salary from newspapers and syndicates. Thousands of other editorial cartoonist did the same during the 20th century. These days maybe two dozen political cartoonists hold a staff position with the attendant security of salary and benefits. […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

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: 0 Comments

CSotD: Pressing a few points

First Dog on the Moon touches on several points, beginning with how stories get assigned, but you’ll have to go here to read the whole thing Most newsroom people at daily papers work from just after lunch until roughly 9 pm or so, which means that, for the most part, they only know each other, […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: 30 years ago – Anita Hill

Thirty years ago, cartoonist reactions to Anita Hill’s testimony in Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings began to fill the editorial pages, and Tony Auth begins our flashback with this scene-setter. It was a different world, at least in Congress, where the vibe of the rest of the nation hadn’t quite arrived yet.   As Jeff MacNelly […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Happy No Mail and the Bank’s Closed Day

Prickly City (AMS) was my first reminder that the post office and banks will be closed today. Winslow and Carmen are arguing over what to call the thing, but let’s start by pointing out that most workers — except for letter carriers, teachers and bank tellers — won’t be getting the day off. Not only […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

Lowcountry by Robert Ariail, Not-New Local Comic

We are embarrassed that, until the recent news that Robert Ariail was a Rex Babin Award finalist, we were unaware that Robert was creating a weekly comic strip. And it is not some new comic strip; no, it started a year ago! Lowcountry by Robert Arial debuted thirteen months ago in The Charleston City Paper. […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Dare to be daring

As we’re discussing, debating and dissecting the current state and potential future of cartooning, Will Henry is going off in his own direction with Wallace the Brave (AMS), in which he has created a distinctive cast of characters but is not content to have them do setups and punchlines every day. Today’s strip is a […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Matt Davies Wins 2021 Rex Babin Award

                Newsday’s Matt Davies is the 2021 recipient of the “Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning.” The panel of judges also named Robert Ariail, David Horsey, and Marc Murphy as finalists. The award was announced online on Friday, Oct. 8, during Zoomfest ‘21, the virtual convention of the Association of American […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Conventions: The Convenient and the Conventional

Today is the day! Join the cartoonists of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists starting at 1:30pm ET for a free day-long series of conversations on the Pulitzer Prize, staying creative during a pandemic, handling legal challenges to parody, and a look at Season 2 of Keith Knight’s Woke. Register here, now!     […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Truth, or a reasonable facsimile thereof

Starting out with a point of personal privilege: As Rod Emmerson notes, Covid is becoming a greater problem in rural areas than in urban centers, and I’ve been concerned about the old home town. This report from Kaiser Health News lays it on the line: Rural Americans are dying of covid at more than twice […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Looking Back on Comics News This Week

As the old cliché goes, “What goes around comes around.” And Charlie Daniel is still coming around. At Bacon & Company in downtown Knoxville, what’s going around on their screen-printing machines are vintage t-shirts, gearing up Vol fans for UT’s upcoming matchup with the South Carolina Gamecocks. “We used to do game day t-shirts back […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2021,  Section: Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Stamp Cartoonists Talk

The Canada Post conversation with the editorial cartoonists honored this week is available. Serge Chapleau, Brian Gable, Bruce MacKinnon, Terry Mosher (Aislin) and Ian Macpherson (representing his father Duncan Macpherson) joined together for an entertaining discussion about their work, the industry and much more. Watch it here.  

Posted on: Oct 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, International, webinar, Comments: 0 Comments