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The New Yorker on Food and Chicago Comics

The new New Yorker is a Food and Drink issue. One of the thrills of living in a big city, especially a cosmopolitan one like New York or London, where the cartoonist and artist Tom Gauld lives, is the abundance and variety of delicacies that are readily available to tempt even the most finicky of […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Patrick McDonnell Exhibit – Comics Abstract

Patrick McDonnell has been an artist for over 40 years. Best known for MUTTS, he has always made personal and abstract paintings while drawing comics and illustrations for publication. During the turmoil and isolation of the past few years, McDonnell’s paintings have literally exploded – in volume and intensity. In this exhibition of over 50 […]

Posted on: Aug 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

Megan Kelso’s Comic Strip Mural “Crow Commute”

Megan Kelso, whose comic strip creation Crow Commute will be a featured installation at the Climate Pledge Arena as part of “Art at the Arena,” was featured on KIRO7 (Seattle). For months, we’ve been showing you the artwork that will be installed at the new Climate Pledge Arena. This month, we introduce you to cartoonist […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Megan Kelso’s Comic Strip Mural “Crow Commute”

Cartooning While Black

Really late on this exhibit. Chashama and Art To Ware present Cartooning While Black, a preview of the art from the upcoming One Idea Press title release, The Anti-Racism Activity Book. Art from the volume, written and illustrated by cartoonist and comedian Victor Varnado, is shown alongside fellow Black New Yorker cartoonists, Yasin Osman, Akeem […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning While Black

Cartoonists Unclassified

Former NCS President Tom Richmond shows off his caricature skills with a recent job for CNN. This consisted of a LOT of caricatures of classic sitcom actors/characters, and it was a tricky thing to compose because I needed to do it in a way that allowed for both a vertical and horizontal format   Former […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Chicago Celebrates Its Classic Comics Culture

Who would have guessed that Chicago was the birthplace of comics? The exhibition focuses on the origins of the comics in popular publishing, the immeasurable importance of African-American cartoonists and publishing, the first woman cartoonists and editors, the first daily comic strip, and finally the art and comics of undeservedly forgotten Frank King, who with […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Bill Mauldin & The Art Of War Exhibit

From PRWeb: CHICAGO (PRWEB)April 08, 2021 The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is proud to announce its newest exhibit, “Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin & the Art of War,” which will celebrate the artistic career of cartoonist Bill Mauldin. © Chicago Sun Times/Bill Mauldin From the Pritzker Military Museum and Library: For nearly fifty years, […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Mauldin & The Art Of War Exhibit

More Weekend Whatnots

Alfred E. Neuman Funky Pop Funko has released a Pop figure of MAD mascot Alfred E. Neuman; this one more aligned with the current look of their collectibles rather than the 2012 edition. Though Tom Richmond, with the help of Photoshop, corrected a couple discrepancies. © EC Publications   SOI Maurice Sendak Exhibit and Bake […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Licensing, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on More Weekend Whatnots

Lily Renée Part of ACF-NY Exhibit

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to announce the presentation of Three with a Pen: Lily Renée, Bil Spira, and Paul Peter Porges featuring works by the three Jewish artists driven from their homes in Vienna after the German annexation of Austria, the so-called “Anschluss,”, in 1938. On view March 11 through September […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic Books, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Lily Renée Part of ACF-NY Exhibit

This ‘n’ That from This Week That Was

I’m not going to make a habit of commenting on things I’ve drawn, but I think I do need to say a few things about “Club Nematoda,” a kind of Village Vanguard I had imagined for some hipster worms. Saying nothing would have been like a cartoon hit-and-run; I had to go back and explain […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Exhibits, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on This ‘n’ That from This Week That Was

“Love! Heartbreak! Applause! Self Pity!”

American cartoonist Jules Feiffer is considered the most widely read satirist in the country. In 1986, he won the Pulitzer Prize as a leading editorial cartoonist and one of his most widely read and popular series was the weekly satirical comic strip, “Feiffer” which ran in the Village Voice from 1956 to 1997. Feiffer’s cartoons […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on “Love! Heartbreak! Applause! Self Pity!”

Walt Kelly’s Pogo is New Billy Ireland Exhibit

Into the Swamp: The Social and Political Satire of Walt Kelly’s Pogo, an exhibition curated from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) collections, showcases political satire and commentary using a motley group of swamp critters from Walt Kelly’s newspaper comic strip Pogo. Into the Swamp is on view January 30 through October 31, […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

COVID-19 Resurgence: The Billy Ireland Closes

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum is closing again: Beginning Friday, November 20, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Galleries and Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room will temporarily close in compliance with the Franklin County Stay-At-Home advisory issued on November 18. This decision to close, made with careful guidance from The Ohio State […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Events, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on COVID-19 Resurgence: The Billy Ireland Closes

Cartoonists’ Profiles

© Grant Snider Grant Snider, whose newest collection “I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf,” was nominated for a 2020 Goodreads Choice Award gets profiled in The Derby Informer. Once he went off to college at the University of Kansas, Snider began drawing comics for the student newspaper, “The University Daily Kansan.” He was drawing […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists’ Profiles

A Century of Wayne Thiebaud – Happy Birthday!

Famed pop artist Wayne Thiebaud was born on October November 15, 1920 and celebrates his 100th birthday today!   To celebrate the Crocker Museum in Sacramento, Ca. is presenting Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings, an extensive, celebratory retrospective featuring the full range of the Sacramento artist’s achievements on canvas and on paper in an exhibition […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on A Century of Wayne Thiebaud – Happy Birthday!