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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   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

Heart of the City Cartoonist Steenz Interviewed

Smash Pages Q&A: Steenz The cartoonist who took over ‘Heart of the City’ this year discusses the comic strip process, her focus on the characters, her other projects and more. Smash Pages covers Steenz‘s career with the focus on her new gig as Heart of the City cartoonist. On getting the job: We started an […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Snuffy Smith Cartoonist John Rose Interviewed

John Rose introduced the interview at the Comics Kingdom blog: John Rose, cartoonist for King Features Barney Google And Snuffy Smith comic strip was recently interviewed by Buddy Roberts, the Special Projects Editor for Consolidated Publishing in Alabama.  Roberts interviewed Rose for an article in the My Home Town section of The Daily Home newspaper […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists at the Video Shop

Cartoonists are interviewed and/or showcase drawing skills, recorded on video. Last Week a Today show segment discussed historic events as seen in comic strips, highlighting Lalo Alcaraz and La Cucaracha.   Watch as Wisconsin State Journal editorial cartoonist Phil Hands walks viewers through his creative process as he draws his latest Mendota Marsh cartoon.   […]

Posted on: May 19, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, video, Comments: 1 Comment

Mark Evanier Interviews Sergio Aragones (Video)

Mark Evanier spends part of every summer heading numerous panels at the San Diego Comic Con, Mark being one of the most knowledgeable people about comics and cartooning and animation in the world. But this year that San Diego week has fallen through. Mark and Comic Con International are going to try work out something, […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Evanier Interviews Sergio Aragones (Video)

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