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Tom Gianni – RIP

Courtroom artist and illustrator Tom Gianni has passed away. Thomas Francis (Tom) Gianni January 5, 1960 – March 30, 2020   courtroom sketch artist, illustrator, artist brother to Gary Gianni From the obituary: Thomas worked as a book illustrator, freelance artist, and most notably courtroom artist for WGN, NBC, and WTTW in Chicago. He was […]

Posted on: Apr 4, 2020,  Section: Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Bud Gordinier – RIP

Artist/illustrator Bud Gordinier has passed away. Hollace Carey (Bud) Gordinier Jr. February 15, 1933 – February 25, 2020   From the obituary: Hollace studied at the Meinzinger School of Art in Detroit after his discharge from the Army Medical Corps in 1955. He continued to study illustration and fine arts at Wayne State University in […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bud Gordinier – RIP

Marchin’ in with Miscellany

NPR interviews a Genius. The site also features a short Yes You Can! Lynda Barry video.   This Is How You Do It. Jim Keefe gives a video sketchbook inking tutorial.   Arting in the 21st Century. Patrick LaMontagne shows how to draw on a Wacom.   San Diego Comic-Con issues a kind of non-statement […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, video, Comments: Comments Off on Marchin’ in with Miscellany

Google Tribute to Tenniel is Not Tenniel Art

Celebrating the 200th year since the birth of cartoonist/artist Sir John Tenniel, the Google Doodle for the day is an illustration of Alice and the Cheshire Cat from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. “‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ [said Alice]. ‘That depends a good deal on where you […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

Russ Cochran – RIP

Comics maven, historian, archivist, dealer, and publisher Russ Cochran has passed away. above: Russ Cochran portrait by Frank Frazetta Russell Vance (Russ) Cochran July 3, 1937 – February 23, 2020 Self-described as “Ph.D. in Physics, 1964, Professor at Drake University 1964-1974, Publisher of collector books, 1971-date, lover of all apes.” The news of Russ’ passing […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

First and Last – James Thurber & The New Yorker

James Thurber‘s first drawings appeared in the The New Yorker dated ninety years ago today. In the New Yorker issue dated February 22, 1930 a short James Thurber contribution included two illustrations, the first Thurber drawings to appear in the magazine. [James Thurber’s words first appeared in the February 26, 1927 New Yorker, but since […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on First and Last – James Thurber & The New Yorker

Society of Illustrators 2020 Hall of Fame

The Society of Illustrators has announced their 2020 Hall of Fame Laureates. Among this year’s inductees are a couple with comics backgrounds.   2020 Hall of Fame Inductee: Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (Mœbius) French artist, writer, and cartoonist Jean Henri Gaston Giraud garnered worldwide acclaim under the pseudonyms Mœbius and Gir. Born in the suburbs […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2020,  Section: Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Society of Illustrators 2020 Hall of Fame

Kevin Cannon Named Minnesota State Fair Artist

The Minnesota State Fair has named Kevin Cannon as 2020 Commemorative Artist. Twin Cities Pioneer Press is reporting: Twin Cities cartoonist and illustrator Kevin Cannon has been selected to create the official 2020 Minnesota State Fair commemorative art. His original interpretation of the Great Minnesota Get-Together will be unveiled at the State Fairgrounds in June. […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Events, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Cannon Named Minnesota State Fair Artist

Garry Trudeau’s Poster Things & Buttons & Bows

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise interview Garry Trudeau on his latest Zonker poster and button for the Saranac Winter Carnival. Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau answered questions by email over the weekend about designing the poster and button for this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, about his stepmother Ursula Trudeau — an artist and model from Montreal […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Garry Trudeau’s Poster Things & Buttons & Bows

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: Comments Off on Barbara Remington – RIP

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: Comments Off on NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

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: Comments Off on 2020 Garry Trudeau-Zonker Saranac Poster/Button

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