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“Nancy, All Too Nancy”

From last year’s McSweeney’s #50 comes an essay on reality. Not sure if the story came first or was inspired by the panels. Most of us have experienced the inkling that there is a world behind the world. “Nancy, All Too Nancy” by Jonathan Letham, illustrated with selected Ernie Bushmiller panels.

Posted on: May 16, 2018,  Section: Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on “Nancy, All Too Nancy”

Interviewed: Tom Tomorrow on illustration as a cartoonist

Ward Sutton asks Dan Perkins (Tom Tomorrow) about the illustration work he does on occasion. WARD SUTTON: Do you actively look for illustration work? TOM TOMORROW: I honestly don’t. Occasionally an interesting project falls in my lap, like a book cover or the album art and packaging I designed for Pearl Jam. But in general, […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2015,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoons, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Tom Tomorrow on illustration as a cartoonist

Ralph Steadman creates Breaking Bad portrait series

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan enlisted Ralph Steadman to create a series of illustrations for Blu-ray covers for the show. The art goes on display in London this Friday. Below is the art for the main character Walter White. Head over to Mashable to see the rest. From Mashable: Gilligan said he thought the idea […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

Check out Chris Eliopoulos’s new ‘Ordinary People Change the World’ books

This week’s sponsor is Chris Eliopoulos. I’ve been a fan of Chris’s work for, well… the first time I saw his stuff. His book Cow Boy is gorgeous. His latest project is illustrating a six book series on non-fiction heroes who were noted for demonstrating the resolve and powerful potential of individuals. The books were […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2014,  Section: Children's Books, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Check out Chris Eliopoulos’s new ‘Ordinary People Change the World’ books

Check this out: Andreas Englund photo-realistic paintings of an aged superhero

Swedish painter Andreas Englund is mostly known for his humorous photo-realistic paintings. His latest paintings are a candid look at an aged superhero. The old superhero in the mix ? by artist Andreas Englund from Andreas Englund on Vimeo.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013,  Section: Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Check this out: Andreas Englund photo-realistic paintings of an aged superhero

Check out Mo Willem’s Paris Doodles sketches

Award winning illustrator Mo Willems is on sabbatical for a year. While he’s in Paris, he’ll be posting doodles and sketches on

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013,  Section: Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

The Art of British illustrator, satirist Ralph Steadman

A great video story from the Economist about British illustrator and satirist Ralph Steadman. “I go straight in with ink and that’s in, you know. That’s it. I don’t believe in penciling in first in anything. But people say, ‘don’t you make a mistake?’. Oops” I say, ‘there’s no such thing as a mistake. A […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2013,  Section: Illustration, International, Comments: 2 Comments

Mark Pett publishes 2nd children’s book

Author and illustrator Mark Pett has released his second picture book today entitled The Boy and the Airplane. It’s a wordless story about a boy who receives a toy airplane as a gift. He plays with it. He loves it. He throws it. In throwing it, he finds it stuck on a nearby roof. The […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2013,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 2 Comments

NCS announces 2012 division awards

The National Cartoonist Society has announced this year’s division award nominees. The winners will be announced during their annual Reuben Awards dinner in Pittsburgh, PA. Here are the nominees: Television Animation Todd Kauffman, Executive Producer, “Sidekick” Alberto Mielgo, Production Design, “Tron: Uprising” Rich Webber, Director, Aardman Animation Studios, “DC Nation” Feature Animation Rich Moore, Director, […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young to team up for “Fortunately, the Milk”

Robot6 reports that Neil Gaiman has signed a 5 book deal with HarperCollins Children’s Books. One of the five, Fortunately, the Milk, will be illustrated by Eisner winning illustrator Skottie Young. Dave McKean was at one point set to illustrate Fortunately, the Milk, which Gaiman referred to last fall as “a very silly children’s book” […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2012,  Section: Graphic Novels, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

2012 Eisner award winners announced

Last weekend was the Sand Diego Comic-Con and the announcement of the Eisner Awards. This year’s winners are: Best Short Story “The Seventh,” by Darwyn Cooke, in Richard Stark’s Parker: The Martini Edition (IDW) Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) Daredevil #7, by Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera, and Joe Rivera (Marvel) Best Continuing Series Daredevil, by […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2012,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on 2012 Eisner award winners announced

Tom Richmond reviews the Wacom Cintiq 24HD

After seven years using the Wacom Cintiq 21ux, MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond upgrades to the Cintiq 24HD. If you’ve read any of Tom’s reviews, he’s very detailed oriented and provides a lot of information. This is his first review delivered as a video and it’s up to Tom’s usual review standards. If you’ve thought […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Illustration, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

Tom Richmond wins 2012 Reuben Award; Division awards announced

Last night the National Cartoonists Society gathered in Las Vegas for their annual Reuben Award banquet. The top honor for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year went to MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond. Tom started his career doing caricatures and freelance work for magazines, publishers and advertisers. As a caricaturist, he has been honored by the […]

Posted on: May 27, 2012,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Caricature, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazines, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

Maurice Sendak passes at age 83

Sad, sad day. Maurice Sendak, children’s author and illustrator best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, has passed away at the age of 83. From The New York Times: In book after book, Mr. Sendak upended the staid, centuries-old tradition of American children’s literature, in which young heroes and heroines were typically […]

Posted on: May 8, 2012,  Section: Illustration, Comments: 7 Comments

Edward Sorel: tracing is cheating

Illustrator, cartoonist Edward Sorel was profiled by NY1 about his work drawing covers for prestigious magazines like The New Yorker, The Nation, Esquire, Time. To Sorel, tracing is cheating. “If you don’t trace, it’s art. If you trace, it’s illustration,” says Sorel. “For me, working direct is fine art, and tracing is commercial art. That’s […]

Posted on: Feb 8, 2012,  Section: Illustration, Comments: 11 Comments