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Comic Strip Cartoonist #7 and Hogan’s Alley #22

Comic Strip Cartoonist #7 Snuffy Smith cartoonist John Rose interviewed Rina Piccolo says goodbye to Tina’s Groove Justin Thompson and his MythTickle comic strip Visiting the Charles M. Schulz Museum Corbett Features’ self-syndicated cartoonist Barry Corbett and more. Now available in print or in PDF: http://www.comicartspress.net/ Hogan’s Alley #22 Cartoonists of the old Open Road […]

Posted on: May 1, 2018,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strip Cartoonist #7 and Hogan’s Alley #22

Mike Holmes’ True Story becomes Real, Dumb

For six years, from 2007 – 2013, cartoonist Mike Holmes contributed “True Story” to the Halifax alternative newspaper The Coast. It adapted reader stories into a weekly comic strip. Now he has revived and reworked the concept into a regular feature for the new (improved?) Mad magazine as “Real, Dumb.” About the new feature: “That […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Holmes’ True Story becomes Real, Dumb

My thoughts on the documentary Very Semi-Serious

I know I’ve mentioned the documentary “Very Semi-Serious” here before. It will air next Monday on HBO. I was kindly offered a sneak peak last night (which was also the night of the screening in New York City with the New Yorker cast of cartoonists – wouldn’t that have been fun to attend). A few […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Read excerpts from Charb book, finished two days before Charlie Hebdo attack

The Independent has published a long excerpt from a book (“Letter to the Islamophobia Frauds Who Play into the Hands of Racists”) penned by Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier, better known as Charb. The book was finished just two days before the attacks on Charlie Hebdo. A snippet: People who accuse Charlie Hebdo cartoonists of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015,  Section: International, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Weird Al issue of MAD on shelves

There’s a lot of positive press surrounding the release of this last issue of MAD Magazine with Weird Al as the guest editor. National Cartoonist Society President Tom Richmond as the run-down on who contributed to the issue. IGN has a nice interview with Al and MAD Editor-in-Chief John Ficarra. IGN: [Laughs] Al, you said […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Weird Al issue of MAD on shelves

Interviewed: Weird Al and MAD Magazine’s John Ficarra talk about the Weird Al edition

The Huffington Post’s Bryan Young talks to Weird Al and MAD Magazine’s John Ficarra about Weird Al’s Guest Editor edition. BY: Al, how did this work on your part? I’m sure your schedule is already pretty busy, I mean you just got done shooting all kinds of music videos for everything and about to go […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2015,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Weird Al and MAD Magazine’s John Ficarra talk about the Weird Al edition

New York Times: New Yorker?s Magazine Covers Shift From Polite to Provocative

Interesting article from The New York times on the changing cover of The New Yorker. At The New Yorker?s Midtown offices, a wall of covers arranged in chronological order shows a distinct change in tone. Today, the magazine?s covers, which have been drawn or painted by artists each week since its founding in 1925, frequently […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on New York Times: New Yorker?s Magazine Covers Shift From Polite to Provocative

Al Jaffee donates life’s work to Columbia University

Al Jaffee, perhaps best known for his three-panel fold-ins for MAD Magazine, is donating the vast majority of his cartoon originals and personal archives to Columbia University. From the New York Times: Karen Green, a Columbia librarian, approached Mr. Jaffee at last year’s New York Comic Con, a gathering place for popular-culture fans, and asked […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2013,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 2 Comments

Bob Mankoff memoir to be published next spring

A memoir penned by New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff is set to be released in March of next year. The book is entited, “How About Never–Is Never Good for You?: A Life in Cartoons” From the publisher’s description: With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 2 Comments

Help fund MAD documentary

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438570989/when-we-went-mad-a-documentary-of-ecch-ic-proportiThis looks like a great project. My name is Alan Bernstein – I am the Co/Producer and Director of the movie When We Went MAD! a documentary that explores the history and influence of MAD Magazine. Whether you grew up reading MAD, had a brother or sister who read it, or remember a parent who […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Help fund MAD documentary

60 years of MAD Mag analyzed by Fast Company

Susan Karlin looks at the new coffee table book “Totally Mad” about the last 60 years of MAD Magazine for Fast Company magazine. The original Mad men were a group of subversive cartoonists and writers poking fun at anything that carried the slightest hint of authority. Today?s editorial crop have a much harder job–satirizing folks […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Newsweek to cease print publication; going 100% digital in 2013

Tina Brown, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast – which owns Newsweek, has announced that December 31 will be the last print edition of Newsweek. Starting in early 2013, it will be called Newsweek Global will only be available via digital devices and the web. We are announcing this morning an important development at Newsweek […]

Posted on: Oct 18, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Magazines, Comments: 7 Comments

New Yorker cartoon banned on Facebook

The New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff responds to a cartoon by Mick Stevens that was banned on Facebook because it depicted a naked Adam and Eve. The New Yorker has a Facebook page, which a lot of you like, or maybe it’s just one person with a lot of time on their hands, liking […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 5 Comments

Help Stay Tooned! Magazine win small business grant

John Read, the publisher of Stay Tooned! magazine, has applied for a grant by Chase and LivingSocial for $250,000 and would like your support to qualify. To lend your support, visit missionsmallbusiness.com and login (they make you use your Facebook credentials which means they will have access to certain information about you such as your […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: 5 Comments

Interviewed: Dick DeBartolo talks about writing for MAD Mag

The Paris Review interviewed long-time MAD Magazine writer Dick DeBartolo about his long career starting in 1962. As you watch a movie, are you keeping count of the gags and writing ideas down? Yeah, and after I see the movie, I write a whole outline of it, and then I go through it again and […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2012,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Dick DeBartolo talks about writing for MAD Mag