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CXC Weekend, October 1 – 4, 2020

The 2020 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, like other events and gatherings this year, is online. The CXC is “an international showcase for the best of cartoon art in all its forms, including comics, animation, editorial cartoons, newspaper strips, and beyond.” And this year’s roster of guests explores all those areas of cartooning. With Special Guest Appearances. […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartooning, Events, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Goes Online

The administrators of the annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival have decided that for 2020 the show will be online instead of a physical grouping. Following is the CXC statement: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus has decided that all CXC 2020 events cannot continue in their regular format, due to uncertainty about how to best protect the health […]

Posted on: May 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Goes Online

Today! Where We’re Coming From (Online Event)

The Billy Ireland Library and Museum reminds us: Rebecca Wanzo, Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Washington University will discuss her new book, The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging. Following her presentation, Wanzo will join cartoonists Bianca Xunise and Barbara Brandon-Croft. Xunise and Brandon-Croft’s work pushes boundaries […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Today! Where We’re Coming From (Online Event)

Pulitzer Prize Announcement Delayed

Announcement of the Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists, traditionally released on the third Monday of April, has been delayed two weeks. The Pulitzer Prize Board has decided to postpone the 2020 award winners’ announcement. Originally scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020, the Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music now will be announced on Monday, […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Events, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Pulitzer Prize Announcement Delayed

2020 Herblock Prize/Lecture Ceremony Cancelled

The Herb Block Foundation has announced that the ceremony honoring the 2020 Herblock Prize winners has, for now, been cancelled:

Posted on: Mar 18, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Herblock Prize/Lecture Ceremony Cancelled

74th Reubens: Garfield’s Jim Davis Guest Speaker

The National Cartoonists Society has announced that Jim Davis, creator of Garfield, the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world, will be a guest speaker at their 2020 Reubens weekend: A previous Reuben-winner, Jim will be speaking at the NCS conference on Friday, 5th June at the Marriott Kansas City Downtown. His exclusive talk for the […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Reubens: Garfield’s Jim Davis Guest Speaker

Red, White, Black and Blue: Documenting America’s Racial Illiteracy – A Keith Knight Presentation

Knight’s talk was both autobiographical and a chance to comment on society through his art. Knight, who grew up in Boston, remarked that he had only one black teacher in school – and that was a substitute who, as a comic artist, at least modeled a career that appealed to Knight. It wasn’t until Knight […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoons, Comic strips, Discussion, Editorial cartooning, Events, Graphic Journalism, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Red, White, Black and Blue: Documenting America’s Racial Illiteracy – A Keith Knight Presentation

Roz Chast Sez: Cartoonists Stay With Your Passion

Roz Chast has advice for young cartoonists: Chast said aspiring artists should not be deterred from their passion. “Listen to the people who understand what you’re trying to do, who could offer you good advice,” she said. “There are people not understanding what you’re trying to do and put you down and think you’re going […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Events, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Roz Chast Sez: Cartoonists Stay With Your Passion

Kevin Cannon Named Minnesota State Fair Artist

The Minnesota State Fair has named Kevin Cannon as 2020 Commemorative Artist. Twin Cities Pioneer Press is reporting: Twin Cities cartoonist and illustrator Kevin Cannon has been selected to create the official 2020 Minnesota State Fair commemorative art. His original interpretation of the Great Minnesota Get-Together will be unveiled at the State Fairgrounds in June. […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Events, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Cannon Named Minnesota State Fair Artist

2020 Garry Trudeau-Zonker Saranac Poster/Button

For the 40th year Doonesbury cartoonist Garry B. Trudeau has created a collectible button for the Saranac Winter Carnival. And it’s a beauty. Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker as a knight riding a winged unicorn, gazing at a sword being held out of a lake by a hand, a la Excalibur. Since 2012 Garry […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Garry Trudeau-Zonker Saranac Poster/Button

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

Celebrate Kwanzaa With a Ray Billingsley Parable

Happy Kwanzaa! And to make this year more special Ray Billingsley has returned with a new Kwanzaa Tale. A decade ago Ray treated us to annual Kwanzaa stories… that has now become an occasional reward: Those are a hassle to do because of the confines of the strip. It’s so small I really have to […]

Posted on: Dec 26, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Comments: 1 Comment

National Cartoonists Society NYC Holiday Party

above: a wonderful seasonal drawing by the wonderful Arnold Roth The NYC Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society will be hosting the 2019 Holiday Bash. When: Wed, Dec 11, 7-10pmWhere: Society of IllustratorsE 63rd between Park & Lex, NYC Details at the NCS site. Early registration pricing ends on December 4, so book now to […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Events, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Speaking of Jules Feiffer…

Robb McAllister noted in a comment here earlier today that the 1974 Jules Feiffer book FEIFFER ON NIXON is featured on Mike Lynch’s blog. Mike Lynch notes that after nearly fifty years, the times they aren’t really a’changin’. In a bit of synchronicity the New Orleans Times-Picayune has a feature story about Jules today. His […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Speaking of Jules Feiffer…

“Give me a single panel cartoon any day.”

“Give me a single panel cartoon any day.” So said Bob Mankoff, this year’s keynote speaker Nov. 7 at the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival in response to being asked how how his absurdist, pointillist illustrations in The New Yorker and other major publications stack up against other forms of humorous social commentary like […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Events, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments