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Kurt Westergaard – RIP

Danish artist Kurt Westergaard, famed for drawing a caricature the Prophet Mohammed which sparked outrage around the Muslim world, has died at the age 86, his family told Danish media on Sunday. Kurt WestergaardJuly 13, 1935 – July 14, 2021 From The Citizen: Westergaard passed away in his sleep after a long period of ill […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Mohammed Cartoon, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Reinhold Reitberger – RIP

Cartoonist and comics historian Reinhold Reitberger has passed away. Reinhold C. Reitberger December 25, 1946 – June 25, 2021 A cartoonist and comics historian based in Germany, Reinhold and Wolfgang Fuchs’ Anatomy of a Mass Medium, along with George Perry and Alan Aldridge’s Penguin Book of Comics (which I got one within a year of […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Reinhold Reitberger – RIP

This Week’s Whatnots

Dennis the Menace Gets Royal Stamp Treatment The Beano comic is celebrating its 70th anniversary and to mark the milestone Royal Mail has released 10 special stamps using pictures from the comic strip. Dennis was first brought to life in a pencil sketch in January 1951 by Scottish illustrator and cartoonist David Law along with […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2021,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on This Week’s Whatnots

Australia Mints Centennial Ginger Meggs Coins

A century ago, Sydney artist Jimmy Bancks created an iconic Aussie character, a red-headed boy called Ginger Meggs. Part battler, part larrikin, part philosopher, Ginger Meggs is one of Australia’s most successful cultural figures, ranking alongside Dame Edna, Crocodile Dundee and Blinky Bill. When Sydney artist Jimmy Bancks created a newspaper cartoon strip in 1921, […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Australia Mints Centennial Ginger Meggs Coins

Cartoonist Mark Knight Quits Journalist Union

Australian editorial cartoonist Mark Knight has quit the journalists’ union there after they took an action he didn’t approve. From The Australian: After a lifetime of membership, Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight has quit the journalists union after its “latest perversion” of withdrawing from the Australian Press Council. According to Sky News host Chris Kenny, […]

Posted on: May 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Mark Knight Quits Journalist Union

Vive La Parodie

From Techdirt: By way of a throat clearing, there are a couple of things you need to know about Hergé, the nom de guerre for the artist behind the well-known Tintin comics of yore. First, Hergé’s estate has found its way onto Techdirt’s pages before and has a reputation for being wildly restrictive and litigious […]

Posted on: May 13, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Illustration, International, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Vive La Parodie

Senior Strippers (2021 Edition)

  Happy Birthday to Lily Renée (Lily Renée Willheim Peters Phillips) born 100 years ago today. Lily joins a few other centenarians on our Senior Strippers list. This seems a good time to update our Senior Strippers roster, cartoonists who for 90+ years continue to survive “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.” […]

Posted on: May 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Senior Strippers (2021 Edition)

French Cartoonist Plantu Retires

Jean Plantureu, better known by his pen name Plantu, has drawn his last cartoon for Le Monde. From Good Word News: As he announced in January, the designer Plantu, who has just celebrated his 70th birthday, has asserted his retirement rights within the daily newspaper. He signs his last drawing in one of Le Monde […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on French Cartoonist Plantu Retires

Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Outrages Royalists

A front page Charlie Hebdo cartoon by Juin on the recent House of Windsor/Mehgan Markle kerfuffle has outraged fans of the monarchy, and foes of racism for a disturbing riff on George Floyd’s death. Reactions as collected by OyeYeah: “This is nothing but racist bigotry and inciting hate” “Charlie Hebdo is a racist rag” “Appalling […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Hebdo Cartoon Outrages Royalists

The Phantom Writer Claes Reimerthi Retires

The Chronicle Chamber is passing on the news that Claes Reimerthi is retiring from The Phantom. Claes Reimerthi is retiring and it is going to leave a huge gap in the Phantom world. There will be questions on everyone’s lips after the news broken by stalwart Kari Lappanen who posted on his own website that […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Phantom Writer Claes Reimerthi Retires

Cartoonist Plantu Leaves Le Monde after 50 Years

The celebrated cartoonist of France’s Le Monde daily Plantu said Friday that he would soon leave the paper after half a century of work that has seen him mock the elite in his country and elsewhere with bitingly acerbic drawings. The departure on March 31 of Plantu — who has championed cartoons as a bastion […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Plantu Leaves Le Monde after 50 Years

Perspectives – Cartoonist Chronicles210121

© EC Comics Hundreds of years before The Impossible Trident there was … William Hogarth’s Satire on False Perspective, engraved by Luke Sullivan, offers an Escher-like array of impossible lines and vanishing points: a man lights his pipe from a distant candle; a flock of sheep grow bigger as they recede round a corner; a […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Perspectives – Cartoonist Chronicles210121

Cartoonist Quits After Newspaper Apologizes

PARIS (AFP) — A leading French cartoonist on Wednesday said he would no longer work for Le Monde after the newspaper apologized for a cartoon he drew that tackled a sex-abuse scandal. France’s intellectual elite was rocked this month by a claim that political commentator Olivier Duhamel sexually abused his stepson, prompting social media users […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Quits After Newspaper Apologizes

The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Over 1200 pages long with more than 1200 new entries, this is a bibliography of articles and books on all aspects of comic and cartoon art including comic books, comic strips, cartoons, animation, editorial cartoons, newly updated as of the end of 2018. The electronic book, a non DRM PDF, includes tens of thousands of […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Cartooning Down Under

It Ain’t The Stanley But… In a year in which horrible news has been replaced by more horrible news, the job of a political cartoonist is more important than ever. That’s according to the Museum of Australian Democracy, which has named The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s Cathy Wilcox the political cartoonist of the […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning Down Under