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2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards

National Cartoonists Society Divisional Awards presented May 18, 2019. Nominees listed, winners highlighted   EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Rob Rogers   MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Tom Bunk Amy Kurzweil Jim Woodring   FEATURE ANIMATION Shiyoon Kim – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Ramsay – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Justin K. Thompson – Spider-Man: Into the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

Jorge Longarón – RIP

  Famed Spanish illustrator Jordi Longarón has passed away. Jordi Longarón i Llopart (aka: Jorge Longarón) February 1 November 29, 1933 – May 10, 2019   Spanish comic artist Jordi Longarón made a name for himself throughout Europe; in the United States he was known as Jorge Longarón, artist of the Friday Foster comic strip. […]

Posted on: May 11, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Charity Auctions – Buy Original Cartoon Art

Only a week to go for two charity events highlighted by auctioning of cartoons. Editorial and magazine cartoonists have made contributions to benefit two good causes. above: Steve Kelley, Rob Rogers   First up, with an auction ending May 7, is the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The RCFP provides pro boon legal […]

Posted on: May 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Happy 90th Mort Drucker

Born March 22, 1929 is one of the greatest caricaturists of all time. Mort Drucker becomes a Senior Stripper on the occasion of his 90th birthday.     World famous for his decades for satirizing movie and tv stars’ shows for MAD magazine, he was much more that that. For example he is an amazing […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

The 2018 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. The National Cartoonists Society  

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

Society of Illustrators 2019 Hall of Fame

The Society of Illustrators has announced the inductees to their class of 2019 Hall of Fame and, as has been customary for the past 60 years, cartoonists are among the chosen.     Mary Petty (1899–1976) was a self-taught, prolific illustrator of books and magazines whose works appeared regularly on the covers of The New […]

Posted on: Feb 14, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Society of Illustrators 2019 Hall of Fame

Tomi Ungerer – RIP

Author, Illustrator and cartoonist Tomi Ungerer has passed away. Jean-Thomas (Tomi) Ungerer November 28, 1931 – February 9, 2019* *Ungerer died sometime during the night of Friday February 8 to Saturday February 9. In 1956, he traveled to America, hitting New York in 1956 with $65 in his pocket and many drawings whereupon Ursula Nordstrom, […]

Posted on: Feb 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tomi Ungerer – RIP

“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 GoComics.com

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