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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

74th Reubens – Patrick McDonnell Will Be Honored With The Elzie Segar Award

The National Cartoonists Society has announced that Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell will receive The Elzie Segar Award at the 2020 Reubens Banquet in Kansas City. From the NCS announcement: On behalf of the board of directors of the National Cartoonists Society, It is my great pleasure to announce that Patrick McDonnell will be awarded the Elzie Segar award […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Reubens – Patrick McDonnell Will Be Honored With The Elzie Segar Award

Bob Andelman – RIP

Bob Andelman, aka Mr. Media, has passed away. Robert Stephen (Bob) Andelman October 9, 1960 – February 24, 2020 journalist, author, talk show host   From the St. Petersburg Catalyst obituary: Journalist and author Bob Andelman, a longtime presence in St. Petersburg media, died Monday after a short battle with a rare form of cancer. […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2020,  Section: Books, Interviews, Obituary, Podcasts, Comments: 3 Comments

Nick Downes is the Latest Case For Pencils

A Case for Pencils asks cartoonists about the tools of the trade Nick Downes is the latest to take the survey, and he discounts my earlier theory (elsewhere today) that pencils are a thing of the past: I eschew electronic means of creating work as much as possible, as I enjoy the process of drawing, […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Nick Downes is the Latest Case For Pencils

Sandra Bell-Lundy Interview

JH: You started drawing “Between Friends” when you were in your thirties, and your characters were the same age. What made you decide to let them age in real-time with you? SBL: The strip evolved as my influences changed. When I began “Between Friends,” there were no children in it, for example…The strip launched in […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Sandra Bell-Lundy Interview

The Collected Perry Bible Fellowship

To celebrate the last decade of PBF, Dark Horse is releasing a special and comprehensive Almanack collection of Nicholas’s comics. In addition to placing all of his work in one place, the book also contains scrapped panels that never made the main website. On the occasion of The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack (10th Anniversary Edition) […]

Posted on: Feb 7, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on The Collected Perry Bible Fellowship

Dave Blazek’s Recipe for Success

Bette Banjack sits down with Loose Parts’ Dave Blazek and gets a recipe. Moving through the newspaper world he landed at the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. Being a creative person, Dave has done it all. Graphic arts, writing, plus creating and directly some 500 radio commercials plus around 100 TV commercials. He retired as […]

Posted on: Feb 7, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Dave Blazek’s Recipe for Success

Origins of a Cartoonist, Rich Sparks Style

Not long after Rich Sparks moved to Chicago in 1982, he started a job at Carnival Foods, a grocery store in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Working in the produce department, Sparks was tasked with updating a sign advising customers to “Ring Bell for Service,” and in short order he’d transformed it into a sort […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Roz Chast Sez: Cartoonists Stay With Your Passion

Roz Chast has advice for young cartoonists: Chast said aspiring artists should not be deterred from their passion. “Listen to the people who understand what you’re trying to do, who could offer you good advice,” she said. “There are people not understanding what you’re trying to do and put you down and think you’re going […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Events, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Roz Chast Sez: Cartoonists Stay With Your Passion

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

Phil Hands, Editorial Cartoonist and More

The Wisconsin State Journal proudly proclaims of Phil Hands: We’ve got a full-time editorial cartoonist. Of course a full time newspaper cartoonist does more than political cartoons. Phil, who also handles our letters to the editor, creates three to four editorial cartoons for us each week, and at least one of those is syndicated nationally […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Phil Hands, Editorial Cartoonist and More

“Feiffer On Nixon” in the Trump Era

  “It’s déjà vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra So Michael Tisserand took 1974’s Feiffer On Nixon down from the shelf… Recently, I re-read Feiffer on Nixon while, in the background, live impeachment proceedings played over my computer. It produced a feeling that, at least for a short time, mimicked a sense of calm. […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

John Branch on Creating Local Editorial Cartoons

With no salaried editorial cartoonists in the state of Texas, the larger newspapers rely on freelancers for cartoons about local issues. John Branch is interviewed by the Houston Chronicle. Though most of the cartoons you see in the Opinion section come through national syndication, Houston-based cartoonist John Branch is a regular contributor on Sundays. Op-Ed […]

Posted on: Jan 5, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on John Branch on Creating Local Editorial Cartoons

“I sent him a few sketches and he liked them”

above: Specialty drawing by Ron Ferdinand NMCV:How did you get the job working on Dennis the Menace? Ron: I subscribed to a quarterly magazine called “Cartoonist Profiles.” In 1980, there was an interview with Hank Ketcham. He had just moved back to Monterey, CA from Geneva, Switzerland and was starting a training program. I sent […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on “I sent him a few sketches and he liked them”