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Sid the Kid Makes the Senior Strippers List

Sid Jacobson was born 90 years ago today, and so joins our Senior Strippers club. Sid, born October 20, 1929, is probably most famous for being a longtime editor, and sometime writer, for the Harvey comic book company. Sid has a claim on creating Richie Rich.   Though the Harvey kids are most recognizable, Sid […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 0 Comments

Vernon Grant, 1960s Stars and Stripes Cartoonist

Cartoonist and Army officer Vernon Grant had a unique ability to capture the soldier’s perspective during the Vietnam War. The Stars and Stripes contributor was the latest in a long line of social commentators to grace its pages during times of war, the most notable being Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Mauldin during World War II. […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 0 Comments

A Fire Story – Two Years Later

Two years ago, in October 2017, Brian and Karen Fies’ home was among the thousands that burned to the ground in the infamous Tubbs Fire. In late March [2019], nearly 18 months after Fies and his wife Karen fled the wildfire that destroyed roughly 3,000 Santa Rosa homes and more than 5,300 countywide, they finally […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Ted Rall: The Times (NY & LA), Mom, and Apple Pie

Some Times Earlier this year the Portuguese cartoonist António Moreira Antunes drew one of the most controversial political cartoons in history. His cartoon about U.S.-Israeli relations sparked so much controversy that The New York Times, whose international edition published it in April, decided to fire its two staff cartoonists, neither of whom had anything to […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 1 Comment

Dustin Harbin, the NY Times, & Long Form Comics

I fell off a bike into an outpouring of charity. But Americans shouldn’t have to seek out strangers to pay health bills. Dustin Harbin was involved in a mishap. I was recently in a bicycle accident which resulted in me landing–by all evidence, directly on the mouth–face first on the asphalt. I’m not sure what […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Dustin Harbin, the NY Times, & Long Form Comics

Democracy – A Graphic Guide to Governance

  Only one quarter of grown-ass adults can correctly name all three branches of the U.S. government, according to a 2017 study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. This bad. This very bad. But a new project by Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies offers a glimmer of hope that the […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Democracy – A Graphic Guide to Governance

THE NIB: The Website-The Magazine-The Fundraiser

By now you know The Nib got cut loose from its publisher earlier this summer — rather than fold, Matt Bors and his crew decided to go independent. The Nib runs political cartoons, journalism, essays and memoir about what is going down in the world, all in comics form — the best medium. The Comics […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on THE NIB: The Website-The Magazine-The Fundraiser

Hey Kids! Comics! Back to School Books

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for August 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Big Orange Football Coloring Book     Charles M. Schulz’s Linus     A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Back to School Books

The Future of The Nib, Again

It was reported Friday that First Look Media made the decision to end funding for The Nib along with shuttering the web magazine Topic.com at the end of July. That is true and something that I’ve been dealing with the results of for a few weeks now. That leaves me writing yet another post on […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Future of The Nib, Again

The Nib & First Look Media Part Ways – Go Inkwell!

  A message from Matt Bors about The Nib: I have some important news about the future of The Nib and I wanted you to know first. After three and a half years, First Look Media has decided to no longer fund The Nib at the end of July and me and my team will […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on The Nib & First Look Media Part Ways – Go Inkwell!

World Press Freedom Day 2019

The 26th celebration of World Press Freedom Day     Molina for Cartooning for Peace Foundation in Geneva     Cartoons for Freedom of Expression     Freedom of Press cartoons     #FreeMusaKart on World Press Freedom Day More #FreeMusaKart at Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Cartoonists Rights Network International      

Posted on: May 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, International, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

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, AAEC-feed, Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on John Backderf draws Kent State Shootings

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