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Random Whatnots

© Condé Nast The Argentine artist Liniers is now settled in Vermont, but he knows New York City well. He knows the rhythm of the seasons; and he knows, too, that life begins underground, especially when there’s a whiff of spring in the air. We recently talked to the artist about his work, city life, […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Graphic Journalism, How-to, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Random Whatnots

Hey Kids! Comics! An Extra Hour of Reading(?)

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. Big Nate: In Your Face!   “It’s True. I Never Liked The Guy.”  review   Wicked Epic Adventures   Should I Pee […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! An Extra Hour of Reading(?)

Cartoonists: Call to Support the Creative Arts

From Counterpoint via the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists: The AAEC has been asked by Counterpoint to spread the word about Be An Arts Hero, a push by the arts & cultures sector for direct government support of creatives during the time of coronavirus. (Think a WPA for COVID-19). Details are below. If you’re interested, […]

Posted on: Mar 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists: Call to Support the Creative Arts

Brian Turner – RIP

Cartoonist Brian Turner (aka Renrut) has passed away.   Brian William Turner December 15, 1949 – January 31, 2021 writer, cartoonist, researcher, and educator From the obituary: Brian was a prolific writer who worked diligently on his novels, articles, books, and research projects right up to the weeks before his death. One of a handful […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Newsroom Cartoonists – Cartoonist Chronicles

Cartooning the Mid-20th Century Newsroom Cartoonists and other artists, working in newsrooms, captured and caricatured their working lives, including their colleagues, in these places. What follows is a small sample of the images I have gathered in my research for my new book on the history of the American newsroom from the 1920s through the […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 1 Comment

“It’s All Relative” by John Potter, New Eco-cartoon

The Mountain Journal, a journalistic watchdog of The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, has recently engaged artist John Potter as an editorial cartoonist. The former cartoonist and illustrator for The Billings Gazette will contribute a weekly cartoon dedicated to preserving “the wildest landscape in the Lower 48.” The feature began with a February 3, 2021 issue. John […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on “It’s All Relative” by John Potter, New Eco-cartoon

Awards – the 2021 Deadlines

We know you are currently occupied with the holiday season, but the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists wants you to know about the submission deadlines for next year’s awards – many of which must be submitted by January and February. National Cartoonist Society Divisional Reuben AwardsDeadline: January 2021Rules and entry form available online: https://www.nationalcartoonists.com/awards/guidelines/ National Newspaper […]

Posted on: Dec 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Awards – the 2021 Deadlines

Betty Debnam – RIP

Betty Debnam, the creator and editor of The Mini Page, has passed away. Betty Glass Debnam Hunt October 23, 1929 – November 1, 2020   Elementary school teacher, advertising copywriter Creator of the educational newspaper insert The Mini Page From the obituary: While teaching in Wake County, Betty had the idea of combining education and […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2020,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

The Sunday Social Session

Art Spiegelman artwork © Art Spiegelman In the age-old discussion about when comics finally “grew up” Maus is often exhibit A. The New Yorker called it “the first masterpiece in comic-book history”. It’s the comic that people who don’t read comics have read, and the only graphic novel ever to have won a Pulitzer prize. […]

Posted on: Oct 18, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Sunday Social Session

Tonight: OPC Award Winner Adam Zyglis

The Overseas Press Club presents: Join an online program with Adam Zyglis of The Buffalo News, the winner of this year’s Best Cartoon Award for best print or digital graphic journalism, including cartoons, on international affairs. Moderating the panel will be Rob Rogers, who served as head judge for the Best Cartoon Award jury. He won the OPC’s cartoon award for […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Events, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Tonight: OPC Award Winner Adam Zyglis

The Future of American Political Cartooning

With print news receding, online sources proliferating (and become more partisan), and digital tools opening new aesthetic horizons, what is happening to this form of visual commentary, once the shared experience of every reader with a newspaper and a cup of coffee? In this virtual symposium, prominent artists representing different generations and regions of the […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, Gatherings, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on The Future of American Political Cartooning

Pandemic Illustrated: “Totally Under Control”

200,000+ U. S. deaths attributed to Covid-19. Presidents — both Republican and Democratic — worked to ensure that if a pandemic came, there would be an effective plan to respond. Yet while other countries used that playbook and succeeded in doing what was necessary to get the coronavirus under control, the Trump administration threw out […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Pandemic Illustrated: “Totally Under Control”

Pultizer Cartoon Expanded Into Graphic Novel

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winner for editorial cartooning, Welcome to the New World by Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan, is now a graphic novel. The authors have expanded the original 20 part series into a 192 page graphic novel. When it came to illustrating the book, Michael approached his drawing style differently. The project “put me […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Pultizer Cartoon Expanded Into Graphic Novel

Classic Illustrated: Constitution Illustrated

Classics Illustrated adapted famous books to the comic book format,R. Sikoryak has done the same with one of the world’s most famous documents. Utilizing comic characters and their creators’ styles Sikoryak has adapted The United States Constitution word for word into comic book format. As Boing Boing says: Cartoonist R. Sikoryak’s talent for mimicking other […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 1 Comment

Darrin Bell Signs Two-Book Deal

The Associated Press is reporting that Darrin Bell and Henry Holt & Company have signed an agreement for two books by the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist. The first book, “The Talk,” will be published next year. Holt is calling it “a graphic memoir written as a deeply personal meditation on “the talk” Black parents must have […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 1 Comment