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John Backderf draws Kent State Shootings

  Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the infamous Kent State shootings. In Spring of 2020 John Backderf and Abrams Books will release Kent State: Four Dead In Ohio. “I’ve boiled the story down to showing how it unfolded,” Derf said. “It’s a very personal account of this shocking event that still reverberates […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC, Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 0 Comments

The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Darrin Bell

The Pulitzer Prize organization has announced the 2019 winners.   The 2019 winner in the Editorial Cartooning category is Darrin Bell. “For beautiful and daring editorial cartoons that took on issues affecting disenfranchised communities calling out lies, hypocrisy, and fraud in the political turmoil surrounding the Trump administration.”     Finalists for the Editorial Cartooning […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 9 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

above: Macanudo by Liniers Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Laptops Are So Warm: An Ask a Cat Collection     Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

Interviews: MacKay, Kelley, Griffith, Fies

  An Unapologetic Political Cartoonist WELLS: I saw on Twitter, I mean I just saw a bit of it, but he apologized and then he sort of apologized for the apology. But people started giving a hard time for apologizing. MACKAY: I think the big difference there is that he’s a freelancer so he doesn’t […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Interviews: MacKay, Kelley, Griffith, Fies

Walking and Talking with Jerry Craft

Steve Sheinkin is an author of fiction and non-fiction works and he is an illustrator of fiction and non-fiction works. Sometimes he blends the fiction and non-fiction and sometimes he blends the prose and the illustrations. Anyway… Steve also does graphic interviews with authors and illustrators, which he calls Walking and Talking with… Here he […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Walking and Talking with Jerry Craft

Ted Rall Petition Backed by CBLDF, AAEC, CRNI

    Cartoonist Ted Rall has petitioned the California Supreme Court to review a lower court’s ruling that found in favor of the L. A. Times anti-SLAPP suit against Ted. SLAPP and anti-SLAPP from Forbes: For my non-attorney readers, a strategic lawsuit against public participation — aka SLAPP — is a lawsuit that may potentially […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Controversies, Graphic Journalism, Legal, Comments: 1 Comment

Ann Telnaes: Voice of America

“Personally, I don’t think there should be a line.” Because who is going to decide what should or shouldn’t? Voice of America highlights editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes in a 2½ minute video.            

Posted on: Feb 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

100 Years Ago Today: Armistice!

    Paul Berge celebrates the end of The War to End All Wars with a selection of editorial cartoons from 100 years ago. The End was the beginning of cleaning up the mess. Or as Paul puts it: “every party needs its pooper.”     Paul has done an incredible job of following the […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on 100 Years Ago Today: Armistice!

Michael Maslin interviews New Yorker cartoonist Frank Cotham

Michael Maslin: Michael Maslin : You know, it?s funny, but I realized this evening while looking up your work on The New Yorker?s database that tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of your first appearance in the magazine, the issue dated December 13, 1993. What was that moment like for you, selling that first drawing, and […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2014,  Section: Graphic Journalism, Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: Susie Cagle talks about her unresolved arrest while covering Occupy Oakland

Graphic cartoonist/journalist Susie Cagle talks to Robert Russell of Cartoonists Rights Network International about her arrest last year while covering the Occupy Oakland protests and how and why the case is still yet to be resolved. Via Mike Lynch

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012,  Section: Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Video: Susie Cagle talks about her unresolved arrest while covering Occupy Oakland

Cartoon Movement to publish ‘Army of God’

On February 15, Cartoon Movement will launch the first monthly installment of Army Of God, an ambitious 100 page work of comics journalism by David Axe and Tim Hamilton focusing on the Lord’s Resistance Army in the Congo, the people they’ve terrorized, and the people fighting back. Based on David Axe’s reporting from the Democratic […]

Posted on: Feb 8, 2012,  Section: Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Movement to publish ‘Army of God’

Susie Cagle arrested for second time and released

Last nights massive arrest of 400 Occupy Oakland protesters included for a second time graphic journalist Susie Cagle. According to Susie’s Twitter stream she was caught in the police kettle where at one point she was thrown down by police during a charge that left her “numb for 5 minutes.” Four other credentialed journalists were […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2012,  Section: Graphic Journalism, Comments: 13 Comments

More cartoonists covering the Occupy protests

I’ve mentioned Susie Cagle before regarding her reporting on the Occupy Oakland protests wherein she’s been tear-gassed and arrested while covering the demonstrations. Michael Cavna has a write-up of other cartoonists in other cities are that are reporting on the events through comic journalism. Featured include Susie, Matt Bors and Stephanie McMillan. You can see […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2011,  Section: Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on More cartoonists covering the Occupy protests

Susie Cagle charged with “present at raid” misdemeanor

Susie Cagle, the lone comic/graphic journalist reporting in the Occupy Oakland protest, has been released from jail last night after being charged with a misdemeanor “present at raid”. She has been covering the protests for the last three weeks and despite having her credentials out in plain sight and even recognized by one of the […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2011,  Section: Graphic Journalism, Comments: 6 Comments