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Thurber and Company

The 125th anniversary of James Thurber’s birth arrives on Sunday, December 8, and this year fans of the legendary humorist have extra reason to celebrate. Launched earlier this fall, A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber is a two-pronged presentation of Thurber’s drawings, both in an exhibition at the Columbus […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Exhibits, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Museums, Comments: 0 Comments

Talking Funny and Comic Looking

  Lectures, Conversations, and Exhibits. Mark Dery on Nursery Crimes: Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense. In [an] illustrated lecture, cultural critic Mark Dery, author of Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey, reveals the surprisingly serious themes woven through his oeuvre: death, sexuality, the human condition, the meaning (or meaninglessness?) of life, […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2019,  Section: Discussion, Exhibits, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Talking Funny and Comic Looking

A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

The Improbable Remains On his How To book tour Randall Munroe goes north to Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports on Randall’s lecture there.   The Spurns that Patient Merit of th’ Unworthy Takes At the time of this writing, the two most influential politicians in the United States are a real estate developer who became […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

A Boy and His Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson – Being for the Benefit of the Cartoon Art Museum

  The Cartoon Art Museum proudly announces its second tribute auction. This year’s theme will be A Boy and his Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson. Starting soon on eBay, we will feature original artwork from top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have admired and drawn inspiration from Watterson’s work. The auction will support the […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, Fund Raisers, Comments: 1 Comment

A Century of Women’s Comics and Cartoon Art

Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art Nov. 2, 2019-May 3, 2020 at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum above: the Jackie Ormes display (image via Pioneering Cartoonists of Color Facebook) Jackie Ormes, Rose O’Neill, Lynn Johnston, Edwina Dumm, Alison Bechdel. Nell Brinkley, and more. From the Columbus Alive […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on A Century of Women’s Comics and Cartoon Art

Editorial Cartoonists – Hither and Yonder

Utah in November. THU, NOV 14 AT 7 PM MST Pat Bagley’s 40th Anniversary Celebration The tickets to get in are free, but going fast.     France in October A group of CagleCartoonists headed to France for the 38ème Salon International de la Caricature, du Dessin de Presse et d’Humour, joining an international assemblage […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartoonists – Hither and Yonder

Ed Hall – To The Point

On Oct. 17, 2018, almost exactly one year ago, I wrote a cover story about Jacksonville-born and –based political cartoonist Ed Hall, who had recently undergone treatment for colon and liver cancer. So I felt a twinge of déjà vu when I found myself on the phone with Hall last week, again discussing cancer treatment. […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Ed Hall – To The Point

Asian Babies: Works from Asian New Yorker Artists

In cartoonist lingo, a “baby” is a cartoon. Cartoonists often speak of finding homes for their babies, or places of publication. However, the term “babies” in this exhibition has other meanings as well. They refer to the artists themselves, young in age or their careers. In its nearly 100-year history, the [New Yorker] magazine has […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Asian Babies: Works from Asian New Yorker Artists

Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!

Patrons of Davenport’s Putnam Museum & Science Center are invited to view fantastically ridiculous machines, and dream up some of their own, in the venue’s Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!, the new traveling exhibition that opens on September 28 and showcases the legendary Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions, imaginative illustrations, and humorous storytelling. Created […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!

Front Lines: Political Cartooning and the Battle for Freedom of Speech

If you are headed to the AAEC Convention/CXC Festival be sure to pick up this limited edition, soon-to-be-collectors’-item book available only there this weekend. As the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists tweeted: Politico’s [Matt Wuerker] & a slew of guest cartoonists have put together a book that ties into “Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists & the […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, book, Cartoons, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Front Lines: Political Cartooning and the Battle for Freedom of Speech

Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

From Fine Books & Collections: Washington, D.C. — A new exhibition at the Library of Congress explores the fascinating evolution of visual storytelling styles in comic art – from panels in early newspapers to contemporary images of some of the most famous and funny characters in print. Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Comic Art of Lynn Johnston at DC Gallery

The Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., for the next four months, is presenting The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston. The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston, an art exhibition exploring the career of Canadian comic artist Lynn Johnston and the themes of her popular comic strip For Better […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Art of Lynn Johnston at DC Gallery

NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

Notice from the National Cartoonists Society: In case you’re not aware, the Great NCS Popeye Auction is underway on the Heritage Auctions website and closes this Sunday! Our NCS Popeye pieces are part of Heritage’s weekly Sunday Auction which includes many other comic art and animation pieces, but here’s a link to just the NCS Popeye pieces. […]

Posted on: Sep 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

Piggybacking Off Peterson and Other Things

Earlier today Mike Peterson mentioned some events happening in non-Upstate New York. Well, if you are headed to Upstate New York sometime in the next two months you may want stop by the Ellenville Public Library and Museum for R. Robert Pollak‘s “A Cavalcade of American Newspaper Comic Strip Art” exhibit. It features Pollak’s collection […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

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