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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

National Cartoonists Society Popeye Auction

The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating Popeye‘s 90th year (and Olive Oyl‘s 100th) by auctioning off a number of specialty drawings and other art and comic books for the benefit of the National Cartoonist Society Foundation. The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating the jubilees of these two beloved comic strip and cartoon characters with an […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on National Cartoonists Society Popeye Auction

“Happy Monster” – new Gahan Wilson Drawing

Paul Winters has updated the status of Gahan Wilson showing him drawing. From Paul: He has been talking about how happy he is to be alive. I think he channeled it into his drawing. He called the creature a “happy monster”. The fund to provide care for Gahan has stalled at around 60% for a […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on “Happy Monster” – new Gahan Wilson Drawing

King Features Joins Effort to End Child Poverty

  Today, King Features, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular iconic characters, announces they’ve joined Red Nose Day in their charitable mission to end child poverty in America and around the world. Red Nose Day 2019 takes place on Thursday, May 23. 2019 marks Red Nose Day’s fifth year in the […]

Posted on: May 15, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on King Features Joins Effort to End Child Poverty

Gahan Wilson is Suffering from Advanced Dementia

  Gahan Wilson‘s stepson, Paul Winters, is releasing the information on Gahan’s Facebook page: Sad news. Gahan’s wife of 53 years, Nancy Winters, passed away March 2, 2019. More sad news is that Gahan is suffering from advanced dementia. We were keeping his condition private for many reasons. My mother, his wife, was his rock […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson is Suffering from Advanced Dementia

Meanwhile…Elsewhere in Comics Land

  Seems cartoonist Jerry King has a new gig. The Fast Lane Truck site is enjoying Jerry’s humor.     Coloring Camouflage I had a bit of a breakthrough when coloring this one. Initially, I tried to fill in the individual areas on each item of camouflage clothing with different colors, which quickly became overwhelming. […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Meanwhile…Elsewhere in Comics Land

Penny Arcade using Kickstarter campaign to raise $1 million

The Penny Arcade gentlemen, Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, are using Kickstarter to take their site ad-free. According to their promotion video, to get rid of all the ads will require them to raise $1 million. They’ve set up a milestone chart with levels of support equating to ads being removed and new features being […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2012,  Section: Fund Raisers, web comics, Comments: 19 Comments

Seth Godin: Why Kickstarter projects fail or succeed

Many comic creators are turning to Kickstarter to fund publishing book collections and other projects. Rich Burlew raised $1.2 million; Jake Parker raised $80,000. Those are some of the major success stories. Seth Godin, author and authority on marketing in the internet era, has written an article worth reading on why some Kickstarter projects fail. […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Fund Raisers, Comments: 3 Comments