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The Federalist Papers in Action by Scott Stantis

What happens when you get Federalists Alexander Hamilton and James Madison (and John Jay?) together with anti-Federalists Patrick Henry and Sam Adams, and then choose Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis as the moderator? In this case the result is a seven and a half minute animated version of the birth of The Constitution. [Scott] […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! First Amendment Comics!

  Matt Wuerker and Ann Telnaes, in association with Jenny Robb and Lucy Caswell, are going to try put together a small book/bookazine/catalogue based on the current Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and The First Amendment exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. Matt is asking for some help in gathering material for the […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoonist Profile* – Nathan Archer

  In a burst of ebullient laughter, editorial cartoonist Nathan Archer confesses he always wanted to be Benny the Cab from “Roger Rabbit.” Today, he likens himself more to Disney’s Goofy. Archer got his start making editorial cartoons for the Tallahassee Democrat in 2016. His day begins with scanning headlines and looking for intersections between […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Profile* – Nathan Archer

$28 Million Popeye Sculpture Gets Home in Harbor

The mirror-polished, stainless steel’s gleam is impossible to miss in Encore Boston Harbor’s garden esplanade. The Popeye sculpture bought by former Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn in 2014 has made it to its intended home five years later. The 6-foot-5, 2,000-pound sculpture was installed earlier this [month] by the garden esplanade and will remain wrapped […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on $28 Million Popeye Sculpture Gets Home in Harbor

Billy Ireland: 1st Amendment & Ollie Harrington

  Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum has an exhibit showcasing editorial cartoonists praising the first amendment to the Bill of Rights and defending it from attackers. The exhibit runs until October 20, 2019.   The political cartooning display runs the gamut from a 1774 etching […]

Posted on: May 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Billy Ireland: 1st Amendment & Ollie Harrington

The OCR and the OCW and the NCS(Fest)

Cartoonist Steve McGarry says that whenever he runs into people who insist they have no interest in the world of cartoons he likes to prove them wrong. “I don’t care who you are,” says McGarry, the president of the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, which will debut the inaugural NCS Fest in Huntington Beach this weekend. […]

Posted on: May 15, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on The OCR and the OCW and the NCS(Fest)

NCSFest – This Is The Week That Is

The NCSFest will begin this week Wednesday. And Steve McGarry is why. For McGarry’s festival, comic art will be nearly everywhere downtown. Original work will be displayed at select businesses along Main Street and at 5th and PCH, popular artwork will be on display for free under the Big Tent at Pier Plaza, and more […]

Posted on: May 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest – This Is The Week That Is

The Pre-Reubens Weekend Weekend

  Next week is the NCSFest highlighted by The Reuben Dinner. The Huntington Beach Art Center is starting a wee bit earlier. Public Opening Reception: May 11th | 6–9pm Festival: NCSFest: May 17th–19th | www.ncsfest.com Art for Lunch: May 23rd | 11:30am–1:30pm Three free major exhibitions demonstrate the incredible range of comic art. Thought-provoking, fascinating […]

Posted on: May 8, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on The Pre-Reubens Weekend Weekend

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

Comic and Cartoon News – various and sundry

  American (and other) Cartoonists in Paris Every year a big group of cartoonists from [the Cagle] syndicate meet up in France with cartoonists from around the world. This year 23 CagleCartoonists were there. Apparently Daryl Cagle is a modern day Bill Gaines, taking his usual gang of cartoonists on an annual tour. Daryl, with […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Comic and Cartoon News – various and sundry

Saul Steinberg – The Man and The Art

On the occasion of a new exhibition of Saul Steinberg’s drawings, Patterson Sims, the managing director of the Saul Steinberg Foundation, spoke with The New Yorker’s art editor, Françoise Mouly, and her husband, the graphic artist and writer Art Spiegelman.   “The View of the World from 9th Avenue” image via Conde Nast   Françoise: […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2018,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Saul Steinberg – The Man and The Art

Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics

Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics New York Transit Museum Exhibit June 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019 The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition, Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics is a raucous ride through New York’s transit system from a range of visual storytellers and draws on satirical cartoons, comic strips and […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2018,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics

Exhibit on William Randolph Hearst and influence on comics opens this weekend

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will celebrate the centennial of King Features Syndicate with King of the Comics: William Randolph Hearst and 100 Years of King Features. This exhibit examines the role William Randolph Hearst played in the birth of newspaper comics and traces the […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 2 Comments

Florian Satzinger exhibit opens today

One of my favorite artists Florian Satzinger has an exhibit of his work in Austria that opens today. If you’re not familiar with Florian, check out his blog. Good luck with the exhibit, Florian.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2014,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Florian Satzinger exhibit opens today

Calvin and Hobbes Exhibition Catalogue coming in October

If you can’t get to the Bill Watterson exhibit at Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum at Ohio State University, consider buying Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue. The catalogue will be released at the end of October. Exploring Calvin and Hobbes is the catalogue for an exhibit by the same name at the Billy Ireland […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 2 Comments