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Richmond posts detailed report of MAD SCAD weekend

MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond has posted a long, detailed and thorough report of the MAD SCAD Weekend held at the Savannah College of Art and Design last weekend. Seriously, what a line-up. Throughout the weekend people were enthusiastic about the gathering, but I think it might have escaped most how unique it was to […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2011,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Richmond posts detailed report of MAD SCAD weekend

Brian Fies reports on Comics & Medicine 2011

Brian Fies was one the organizers for the second annual Comics & Medicine 2011 conference in Chicago. He’s posted a thorough run down of the conference on his blog Karen and I made it home from the second international “Comics & Medicine” conference in Chicago–or, as one of our participants called it, “the Coolest Conference […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2011,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

John Hambrock reports on Toonfest 2010

The Briliant Mind of Edison Lee creator John Hambrock has posted several reports on his trip down to Marceline, MO to be apart of this year’s Toonfest. His latest post includes several photos of the event and its participants. includes several photos of the event and its participants. This is the last batch of pics […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

ACEC to host first Fall convention

The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists Convention is scheduled for later this month. The event runs September 23-26 in Hamilton Ontario. Coinciding with the convention is an exhibit entitled “Doodles to Digital” that runs from September 4 through December 12 and is described as, “shows how Canada’s best known editorial cartoonists have dealt with the […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

Stabbing at Comic-Con Universal panel

One San Diego Comic-Con attendee was taken away in a stretcher after being stabbed near the eye by another attendee . The alleged dispute was over a saved seat in the “Resident Evil” panel. Police were able to subdue and arrest the attacker who reportedly stated that he was only defending himself. Comic Book Resources […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: 13 Comments

Is Comic-Con really Hollywood-con?

The LA Times writes how “Hollywood-ized” the San Diego Comic-Con has become. They didn’t care how acclaimed the director, how bright the star, if you didn’t measure up to their very high bar, they would flay you. When the Hollywood power brokers started showing up in the ’90s, the hardcore fans who had been making […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Gatherings, Comments: 5 Comments

Mike Lynch reports on 2010 Bunny Bash

Mike Lynch attended and has posted photos of this year’s Bunny Bash hosted by Bunny Hoest co-creator of Howard Huge. The event is an annual gathering of cartoonists in the New York area.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Gatherings, Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Lynch reports on 2010 Bunny Bash

Reminder: Register for 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art

Today opens registration for the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art in Columbus Ohio. See full announcement and details that I posted last Thursday or visit their site for details. Register early and get a discount: The registration fee will be $125, with an early bird discount of $20 (must register by August 1, 2010). Members […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2010,  Section: Gatherings, Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 7 Comments

2010 Festival of Cartoon registration opens Tuesday

Mark your calendars and register early. Space is limited to 275 participants. Registration for the 2010 Festival of Cartoon Art organized by The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will open on June 1, 2010. The Festival, which is a celebration of cartoons and comics, will take place October 14-17. Online registration, […]

Posted on: May 27, 2010,  Section: Gatherings, Museums, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on 2010 Festival of Cartoon registration opens Tuesday

Rex Babin on AAEC Convention changes

This year’s president of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, Rex Babin, has posted a letter to AAEC member about the upcoming convention in Portland, OR this June. This year’s convention will be held in conjunction with Portland State University. Born out of necessity in this day of disappearing newspapers, vanishing sponsorships and eliminated travel […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Comments: 2 Comments

Tom Richmond reviews his trip to Cuba

MAD cartoonist Tom Richmond reports back about his recent trip to Cuba along with Jeanne Schulz and others for an artistic and culture exchange with Cuban artists. Other’s participating in the trip: Justin Thompson, Brian Narelle, Lex Fajardo, and Hilary Price. I was contacted several months ago by Jeannie Schulz, the widow of the great […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Gatherings, International, Comments: 9 Comments

Scott Kurtz to speak at Macworld

The Macworld website has posted news that PvP creator Scott Kurtz will speak at this year’s Macworld along with Chicago Sun-Times and Macworld columnist Andy Ihnatko. The discussion description: or the past century, succeeding as a writer or artist in the newspaper business required submitting work to syndicates and editors. Chances of success for slim, […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Speaking Engagements, Technology, web comics, Comments: 333 Comments

Chicago Humanities Festival wrap-up

Several stories have been filed about last weekend’s Chicago Humanities Festival featuring several notable cartoonists. The Chicago Tribune writes about New Yorker cartoonists Pat Byrnes, Edward Koren, Roz Chast and New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff about cartooning humor for The New Yorker. The Tribune also write about Jules Feiffer, Chris Ware, Lynda Barry and […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Gatherings, Magazine cartoons, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on Chicago Humanities Festival wrap-up

Caricature convention set to convene next month

The International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA, formerly known as the NCN) 2009 Annual Caricature Convention and Competition is set to hold it’s annual convention next week beginning Nov. 2 through 7th in Sandusky, OH. This year four special guests from MAD Magazine are scheduled which include Sam Viviano Longtime MAD artist and current art […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2009,  Section: Caricature, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Caricature convention set to convene next month

Will there be a Success in Comics DVD release?

I received word from Bill Kellogg, the marketing/sales guy for Tundra, about whether the Success in Comics seminar will be released to DVD. After discussing the issue with Chad Carpenter, the strip’s creator and co-host of the event, they decided they are not going to make the video available. In his own words, The primary […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2009,  Section: Gatherings, Self Syndication, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 70 Comments