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Doonesbury – Past, Present, and Future

NPR talked to Garry Trudeau and a couple others about Doonesbury. It all began as an irreverent strip called Bull Tales in the Yale Daily News when Garry Trudeau was a junior… The strip caught the attention of a fledgling newspaper syndicate which told Trudeau the drawing and lettering needed work but also told him […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoonist Interviews: Billingsley, Donnelly, Scott

The newest Visual Arts Journal features Michael Tisserand interviewing Ray Billingsley. Read the entire interview here.   Comics DC interviews cartoonist (and homegirl) Liza Donnelly.   What work are you most proud of?Getting into The New Yorker, particularly at age 24. I am also very proud of the book that I wrote, Funny Ladies: The […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Interviews: Billingsley, Donnelly, Scott

Flash Gordon Cartoonist Jim Keefe Interviewed

Yes, Jim Keefe is the artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, but he was (1996-2003), and occasionally still is, the writer/artist of Flash Gordon.   Sally Forth and Flash Gordon © King Features Syndicate With King Features Syndicate bringing back Flash Gordon as a limited edition Sunday webcomic Edgar, for KFS, talked to Jim […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Jules Rivera on Making Her Mark

[Jules] Rivera says that as she researched the strip to prepare her audition portfolio she realized that despite their age differences she and Mark Trail had some key similarities. “I really liked that at its core Mark Trail was about something very pure that I can get behind,” Rivera says. “It’s about a dude who […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Jules Rivera on Making Her Mark

Cartoonists in Conversation: The Power of Black Ink

Join cartoonists Robb Armstrong,Darrin Bell,Keith “Keef” Knight,Elizabeth Montague, and Bianca Xunise as they discuss the Black experience as told through graphic novels and comic stories. Robb Armstrong, who inspired the last name of the Peanuts character Franklin Armstrong, is the creator of the groundbreaking comic strip, Jump Start, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Darrin Bell […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in Conversation: The Power of Black Ink

Ted Rall on Progressives & the Biden Adminstration

Ted Rall prediction: Almost certainly the Democrats are not going to pick up either of these house run-off seats in Georgia. That’s a pipe dream. That leads off a five minute interview with KAAL (Minnesota) where Ted goes on to explain that Biden will have to run a center-right administration with a McConnell Senate. Among […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Rall on Progressives & the Biden Adminstration

Nate, Max, and Lincoln Peirce

Cartoonist and author Lincoln (Big Nate) Peirce is interviewed as his 2nd Max and the Midknights book is soon to be released. [H]ow are Nate and Max different? Nate has a much bigger ego than Max and is convinced of his own exceptionality. He’s older than Max is, but not as emotionally mature. He’s impulsive […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Nate, Max, and Lincoln Peirce

Colorado Creatives: Ward Sutton (interview)

Ward Sutton moved to Colorado a few years ago. Political cartoonist Ward Sutton, a relative newcomer to Colorado, might have come here to get away from it all, but his handiwork enjoys a national reach, appearing in such publications as the Boston Globe and the New Yorker and, as drawn by his alter-ego Kelly, The Onion. […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Colorado Creatives: Ward Sutton (interview)

The Conciseness of the One Panel Cartoon

“A Wealth of Pigeons” by Harry Bliss and Steve Martin will soon be released. [Steve] Martin, who collaborate[s] with New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss, calls cartooning comedy’s last frontier. “It was a completely unique experience,’ he said. “It’s the precision of one thing. This is a one-second link between the picture and the words, or […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Conciseness of the One Panel Cartoon

Cartoonists’ Profiles

© Grant Snider Grant Snider, whose newest collection “I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf,” was nominated for a 2020 Goodreads Choice Award gets profiled in The Derby Informer. Once he went off to college at the University of Kansas, Snider began drawing comics for the student newspaper, “The University Daily Kansan.” He was drawing […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists’ Profiles

Jerry Craft – Class Act

Jerry Craft’s middle-grade graphic novel New Kid broke new ground in more ways than one: it was the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal(it also won the Coretta Scott King Author Award and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature), and it’s the first mainstream middle-grade graphic novel to frankly depict the everyday racism […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2020,  Section: Books, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Jerry Craft – Class Act

The Brian Walker Tapes

Brian Walker is  – a writer of comic strips  – a historian of comic strips  – a curator of comic strips  – a compiler of comic strips The son of Mort Walker and raised in “Cartoon County,” Brian knows his comic strips. Geoff Grogan talks to Brian about all phases of Brian’s career and life […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on The Brian Walker Tapes

74th Annual Reuben Awards/2020 NCSFest Lineup

The National Cartoonist Society has released its schedule for the September 12, 2020 NCSFest and Reuben Awards.   Streaming broadcast begins at10am Saturday, September 12 at NCSFest.com   Official Welcome to NCSFest 2020 from NCS President & thank you’s.   From Panels to Publishing  (90 mins) Guests: Mark Tatulli, Terri Libenson, Maria Scrivan, and Rob […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

John Backderf: From The City to the (Kent) State

An established provocateur from an early age, John “Derf” Backderf is a renowned comics creator residing in Cleveland, Ohio. His work has garnered much critical acclaim and has earned such accolades as an Eisner Award (Trashed) and an Angoulême Prize (My Friend Dahmer). His latest work, Kent State (Abrams Comicarts) is an in-depth and critical […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on John Backderf: From The City to the (Kent) State

Jason Chatfield: International Cartooning Socialite

President of National Cartoonists Society, New Yorker and Ginger Meggs cartoonist, stand-up comedian, former president of the Australian Cartoonists Association, MAD magazine and editorial cartoonist, and on and on. Medium’s recent interview with Jason Chatfield begins with an impressive list of achievements credited to this young man.   Excerpt from the interview: Q4) When you […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Jason Chatfield: International Cartooning Socialite