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Bunny Matthews Crowd Funder for Final Costs

New Orleans alternative cartoonist and music critic Bunny Matthews has decided to discontinue cancer treatment and entered hospice. His family has created a crowd funding page for final costs. From Gambit: Jude Matthews said in a statement on the Musicians Clinic’s website that his father’s life earnings from his prolific creative works have been “snapped […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 0 Comments

They’re Doing It, You Too Can Help Bob Wiacek

From ComicsBeat: It seems Wildstorm editor Scott Dunbier found an unpublished script by Moore for Gen 13 annual a while ago. Recently he auctioned off the script – which has the tantalizing title “The Coming of the Collector” – to raise money for veteran inker Bob Wiacek who is struggling with a diagnosis of glaucoma.  Saga […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2021,  Section: Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on They’re Doing It, You Too Can Help Bob Wiacek

Bill Plympton’s SLIDE Kickstarter

Famed animator Bill Plympton has three days to raise $40,000 for his independent animated feature. As a kid growing up among the tall timbers of Oregon, I wanted to create a Western that takes place in the evergreen-covered mountains. It’s 50 years later, I’ve had Oscar nominations and won Cannes Festival awards, and it’s time […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2020,  Section: Animation, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Plympton’s SLIDE Kickstarter

Hy Eisman: A Life in Comics Feature Documentary

With over 70 years of drawing and writing and teaching comics, Hy Eisman can certainly fill a documentary. The current cartoonist of the Popeye Sunday page is the subject of a documentary … with our help. Marco Cutrone and Vincent Zambrano are organizing a fundraiser to complete the production of a film celebrating Hy’s achievements. […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 2 Comments

What’s Up USPS? Bugs Bunny Stamps!

On Monday the United States Postal Service issued a set of ‘Forever’ stamps paying tribute to Bugs Bunny on the occasion of his 80th (82nd?) anniversary. Not the first time Bugs was so honored. In 1997 Bugs was the first of a five year project putting Warner Bros. cartoon characters on United States postage stamps. […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 4 Comments

Don Martin’s Widow, Norma, Needs Trademark Help

Norma Martin, widow of famed cartoonist Don Martin, is asking for help. Norma is fighting to retain the trademark on “Don Martin.”   Norma Martin has opened a gofundme account to raise money for legal fees in a fight to keep “Don Martin” a part of their family. He made other people rich.  But he […]

Posted on: Mar 9, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: 4 Comments

This ‘n’ That, From Here ‘n’ There

Awwww. Avery’s Pikmin Adventure is a comic by cartoonist Chris Furniss. The Pikmin story is a “daily procedural comic, written and drawn on the fly”, with Chris’ son starring as the main character in the Pikmin universe. It’s actually made up of little note cards which are left for his [seven-year-old] son to read over […]

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Magazines, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

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

“He knows he’s Gahan Wilson”

Even if you don’t know Gahan Wilson’s name, chances are very good that you’ve laughed at his creations. As one of the most legendary cartoonists of the last half century, his work appeared often in magazines like Playboy, and in National Lampoon, where his regular comic strip, “Nuts,” delved into the world of childhood trauma. […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on “He knows he’s Gahan Wilson”

AUCTIONING TONY AUTH’S DRAWING BOARD! Last Call

– – Auction ends Monday October 14, 2019 – – A message from Signe Wilkinson: When he retired from the Philadelphia Inquirer after 41 brilliant years, I inherited the great Tony Auth‘s drawing board (with a built-in light table). The Inquirer is consolidating space and Tony Auth’s drawing board, which I have been using these […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on AUCTIONING TONY AUTH’S DRAWING BOARD! Last Call

Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh’s Candy Man

In Western Pennsylvania, Yinzer and Jagoff are terms of endearment. Saying “dahntahn” is as much a beloved tradition as putting fries on your sammich or waving a yellow towel! That’s why Pittsburgh radio personalities Jim Krenn and Larry Richert have teamed up with cartoonist Rob Rogers to create Yinzer Cards as a way of celebrating […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Fund Raisers, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh’s Candy Man

Gahan Wilson September Update

As you probably know Gahan Wilson and his family are battling Alzheimer’s. Gahan ended this Summer in a bad way. September 24, 2019 by Paul Winters (stepson): Send your love! Gahan has had a rough five days. He went in to the hospital last Friday. Surgery was performed and he was released today. He is […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson September Update

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

Rob Rogers’ Brewed On Grant Needs Your Help

It an emergency situation! LESS THAN 24 HOURS FOR ROB ROGER’S BREWED ON GRANT KICKSTARTER! $3,500 is still needed to bring Rob’s comic strip back via Pittsburgh Current. Reliable sources say with Kickstarter, you either make it or break it: All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: 1 Comment

Gahan Wilson at 89 – and at 13

As Mike Peterson mentioned the other day Gahan Wilson still draws a bit.   While the GoFundMe page is no longer soliciting donations, stepson Paul Winters continues to send out updates on the cartoonist. In the latest Paul shares an illustrated letter 13-year-old Gahan sent to illustrator J. R. Neill.   Read the August 19, […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson at 89 – and at 13