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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

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: Comments Off on Stamp Cartoonists Talk

AAEC Virtual Convention/ZoomFest ’21 – Oct. 8 & 9

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists kicks off it’s annual convention tomorrow. ZoomFest ’21 features several virtual events that are open to the public on October 8 & 9, 2021.  The morning of October 8 sees the AAEC partnering with the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and Canada Post to join with the honored cartoonists for […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Events, Interviews, Legal, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC Virtual Convention/ZoomFest ’21 – Oct. 8 & 9

Duncan Macpherson – Stamped and Profiled

Canada Post’s week of honoring editorial cartoonists continues with Duncan Macpherson. Duncan Macpherson is considered a giant of Canadian editorial cartooning. His witty cartoons challenged authority and tapped into public sentiment on domestic and world events while Macpherson himself helped reshape the trade for a generation of cartoonists. Among several firsts throughout his career, Macpherson […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, International, Comments: Comments Off on Duncan Macpherson – Stamped and Profiled

AAEC ZoomFest ’21 Lineup Taking Shape

  The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has released a preliminary schedule of their upcoming online-only convention. The Friday events (so far) are for members only, but Saturdays are open to the public and free. Saturday’s happenings, limited to 300 viewers for each event, include: The finalists for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Events, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC ZoomFest ’21 Lineup Taking Shape

Davis Award to Rose; Meglin Award to Oliphant

The South East Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society held their annual meeting at Salisbury, North Carolina’s Waterworks Visual Arts Center this  past weekend. As mentioned here earlier Marcus Hamilton was there with his art exhibit “Two Dream Careers: From Illustrator to Cartoonist” and animator Eddie Pittman was there with his presentation.    And they […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

2021 AAEC Convention Set for October 8 & 9

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists have set the dates for their 2021 Convention.         October 8 & 9, 2021 will be the dates for the convention. Like last year it will be virtual. From the AAEC: Join the editorial cartoonists of the AAEC for our virtual convention Oct. 8-9, 2021. Like […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Events, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on 2021 AAEC Convention Set for October 8 & 9

Talking Hamilton on Ferdinand Day

Sunday is Ron’s day but we’re here for Marcus, the week day Dennis the Menace cartoonist. From The Salisbury (North Carolina) Post: On Thursday, Aug. 26, at 12:30 p.m., Marcus Hamilton will illuminate visitors to his artistic collections named, “Two Dream Careers: From Illustrator to Cartoonist,” now showing as part of Waterworks’ summer exhibition, IMAGINE. […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Events, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Roast Cartoonist – Fitz on a Spit

From Blog for Arizona: David Fitzsimmons is the cartoonist for the Arizona Daily Star. He will be roasted by former politicians Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and District 2 Pima County Supervisor Dan Eckstrom. I also know personally stand up comic attorney Nancy Stanley and former Tucson Citizen videographer Daniel Buckley who are evidently involved. Fundraiser […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Roast Cartoonist – Fitz on a Spit

Still More Weekend Whatnots

    These days Red Ryder is less known for the comic strip than for the BB Gun. Even the upcoming Rodeo, now in its 71st year, is more famous than the comic. © Red Ryder Enterprises, Inc   Comic strip (and comic book) writer Stan Lee was honored with a NYC street.   © […]

Posted on: Jun 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Licensing, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Still More Weekend Whatnots

Al Hirschfeld: Life & Legacy

Al Hirschfeld: Life & Legacy of the Great American Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld’s drawings stand as one of the most innovative efforts in establishing the visual language of modern art through caricature in the 20th century. A self-described “characterist,” his signature work that was defined by a linear calligraphic style appeared in virtually every major publication […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Events, Illustration, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on Al Hirschfeld: Life & Legacy

Happy National Cartoonists Day

May 5 was determined to be National Cartoonists Day due to The (not yet) Yellow Kid’s debut in R. F. Outcault’s Hogan’s Alley in The New York World on May 5, 1895. In the 22 years since the day was created the celebration has slowly taken a low-key approach. But some cartoonist still celebrate. © […]

Posted on: May 5, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Events, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoon Carousel – Zoom! Pow! Crash!

Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch ABOUT THE CLASS: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch. In this week-long course, we will learn to create characters, animals, dinosaurs, monsters, sharks, superheroes, aliens, word balloons (BOOM! POW! CRASH!) and more, and then put these drawing skills together to make our own comic book stories together via […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Carousel – Zoom! Pow! Crash!

Signe Wilkinson & Jonathan Zimmerman – Event

Thursday, April 1, 20217:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT Author/scholar Jonathan Zimmerman and illustrator/cartoonist Signe Wilkinson have teamed up to produce Free Speech and Why You Should Give A Damn. The pair will join cartoon editor Bob Mankoff for a conversation about [the] history of free speech in the U.S. […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Signe Wilkinson & Jonathan Zimmerman – Event

Random Whatnots

© Condé Nast The Argentine artist Liniers is now settled in Vermont, but he knows New York City well. He knows the rhythm of the seasons; and he knows, too, that life begins underground, especially when there’s a whiff of spring in the air. We recently talked to the artist about his work, city life, […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Graphic Journalism, How-to, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Random Whatnots