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Barbara Remington – RIP

Illustrator Barbara Remington has passed away. Barbara Remington June 23, 1929 – January 23, 2020   Artist and illustrator Barbara Remington may be a little off-topic here but she was the cover artist for my copies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Remington illustrated the original American paperback editions of “The Hobbit” […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2020,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

Your submissions must be delivered to their respective locations by January 23, 2020 for consideration   The National Cartoonists Society website has the entry forms and details. You DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

2020 Garry Trudeau-Zonker Saranac Poster/Button

For the 40th year Doonesbury cartoonist Garry B. Trudeau has created a collectible button for the Saranac Winter Carnival. And it’s a beauty. Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker as a knight riding a winged unicorn, gazing at a sword being held out of a lake by a hand, a la Excalibur. Since 2012 Garry […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

December 20, 2019 Letter from the National Cartoonists Society calling for submissions. Note that membership is not a requirement to submit and be considered for the divisional awards and the submissions deadline is January 23, 2020.  

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

$1 Million for Berni Wrightson’s Frankenstein

Berni Wrightson‘s original art for the wraparound cover to his illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for Marvel in 1983 has sold for $1,000,000.00. From icollector: Bernie Wrightson original wrap-around cover artwork for Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. (Marvel, 1983) Accomplished in pencil and ink on large 20 x 30 in. heavy weight art board. […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Books, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on $1 Million for Berni Wrightson’s Frankenstein

Buy Gerald Scarfe Art

From the Livingston Ledger: An image of the Duke of Cambridge leap-frogging over his father the Prince of Wales [#39] is among the satirical Gerald Scarfe cartoons going on sale. The unpublished image, which has a £3,000 to £5,000 estimate, is among a catalogue of cartoons to be sold by Sotheby’s auctioneers in central London […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Buy Gerald Scarfe Art

A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

The Improbable Remains On his How To book tour Randall Munroe goes north to Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports on Randall’s lecture there.   The Spurns that Patient Merit of th’ Unworthy Takes At the time of this writing, the two most influential politicians in the United States are a real estate developer who became […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

Richard Marschall and Theodore Roosevelt

The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University was built to study and analyze the life and legacy of the 26th President. The university recently hired a cartoon archivist who will add to Roosevelt’s legacy, and he says it’s a position you can’t find anywhere else. And that cartoon archivist? To continue making this digital […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, book, Caricature, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Richard Marschall and Theodore Roosevelt

Cul de Science: Richard Thompson Art Rarities

Cartoonist Richard Thompson contributed illustrations to a 1996 science book. Mike Rhode informs us: [W]e’ve recently been told of a book where Richard contributed over a score of drawings, and we’ll share some of them with you. Richard’s drawings were used in the 1996 edition called Everyday Science Explained and then reprinted in 2003. His […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Cul de Science: Richard Thompson Art Rarities

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

Poking at the Rich and Famous 500 Years Ago

Far from being admired as an extraordinary genius, Leonardo da Vinci was repeatedly lampooned and teased about his unusual red hair and his unconventional sexuality by other leading artists of his day. Although the work of the great Italian was popular in his time, an extensive new study of the artist to be published this […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Poking at the Rich and Famous 500 Years Ago

Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian is Newsworthy at 93

Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian was featured on the local news back in July 2019 when he was 92, since that time he has celebrated his 93rd birthday. Watch via YouTube. Looking Good, Emil!   Below: Emil’s National Cartoonists Society mini-bio card.     to the NCS Twitter feed.        

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Illustration, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian is Newsworthy at 93

John P. Weiss, Drawer of Cartoons & Writer of Life

John P. Weiss is a retired police chief, a fine artist of landscapes, a cartoonist with style, and an inspirational writer. With column headings such as Are You Committing This Mistake With Your Creative Work? – with a bit about Thomas Kinkade   This is How to Survive Productivity and Win at Life. and more; […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Blogs, Cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on John P. Weiss, Drawer of Cartoons & Writer of Life

Charles Santore – RIP

Famed Illustrator Charles Santore has passed away. Charles Santore March 16, 1935 – August 11, 2019   From the Philadelphia Inquirer obituary: He began his career in 1956 working as a freelance illustrator for local advertising agencies and publications such as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Redbook, and the Ladies’ Home Journal. Starting in 1972, […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019,  Section: Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Charles Santore – RIP

L.A. Clippers Release Schedule in Comic Format

The National Basketball Association has announced their 2019-2020 schedule. The Los Angeles Clippers released their NBA 2019-20 schedule in  a comic format.   Five artists contributed to the effort. Karmo Ruusamaa   Bob Lian   Norman Nazar   Jack Perkins   Jonathan Chan   The Clippers Social Media Team gives a shout out to pjpaula04 […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2019,  Section: Animation, comic, Illustration, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on L.A. Clippers Release Schedule in Comic Format