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Cartoonists and Contributors on ArMADageddon

  Eulogies for MAD magazine.   Clay Bennett     [Peter Kuper has] been drawing the Spy vs Spy cartoons in the magazine for the past 23 years. [Shortly after the bad MAD news broke] he spoke with As It Happens guest host Susan Bonner about what Mad means to him. In one form or another, […]

Posted on: Jul 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Illustrator Terry Colon Retires

Reason has announced the retirement of Terry Colon. Terry Colon rose to indie comics prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was a prolific contributor to the pioneering web magazine Suck, where he shared a masthead with Reason Editor at Large Nick Gillespie and drew the illustration for the iconic tagline, “A fish, a barrel, and […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Illustrator Terry Colon Retires

The MADness Ends

  It seems the unthinkable has happened, MAD magazine will shut down. Tom Spurgeon broke the news hearing of the demise but acknowledging it was unconfirmed. Now Evan Dorkin has confirmed the news.   MAD began in 1952 with Harvey Kurtzman in charge and a stellar cast of artists. It soon changed to a magazine […]

Posted on: Jul 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Esquire Magazine Top Executive Staff Gone

There is chaos at Esquire, as the entire top of the masthead has either resigned or been let go following the resignation of Editor-in-Chief Jay Fielden last week. Bruce Handy, features editor, who one source said was the choice of Hearst Chief Content Officer Kate Lewis to be interim editor after Fielden’s resignation on May […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Esquire Magazine Top Executive Staff Gone

Comic Character as Presidential Nominee?

  Pogo, Howard the Duck, Snoopy, Bill the Cat, and other comic characters have had runs at being the President of the United States. Yes, even Alfred E. Neuman.   Now Alfred E. Neuman has been introduced into the 2020 race by President Trump. “Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States,” Trump […]

Posted on: May 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Character as Presidential Nominee?

May 4 is Free Comic Book Day 2019

Today, May 4, 2019, is Free Comic Book Day! Along with the ones shown here there are plenty of superhero comic books too. Visit your local comic book shop and get freebies for the kiddies.   As for you homebodies, there is free stuff also. If haven’t read an issue of the wonderful Hogan’s Alley […]

Posted on: May 4, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Magazine Monday

  Comic Strip Cartoonist #10 Last month I got the delightful 10th (#10) Anniversary issue of Comic Strip Cartoonist. “Ski” gives us the origin of the magazine, followed by a summary of the first 9 issues. Then we get an enjoyable gallery of comics from cartoonists featured in those nine issues, with an update on […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazines, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Magazine Monday

Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

above: Macanudo by Liniers Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Laptops Are So Warm: An Ask a Cat Collection     Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

Cartooning – Around the Dial

  The Father of Children’s Goth Edward Gorey is the doubtful guest in this fine biography: a stubbornly evasive and irreducible essence, now sprawled in a tureen, now chewing on crockery, now standing with his nose to the wall. He lived 30 years too early and 100 years too late. His solitude was significant, that’s […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning – Around the Dial

Editorial and Magazine Cartoon News and such

  Why Trump is Cartoonist’s Target-in-Chief “You pick on Trump way more than you picked on Obama.” I started wondering if these people were on to something. Trump officially marks the middle of his term Sunday, so I decided to go back and count the cartoons I’ve done on him over the past two years […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial and Magazine Cartoon News and such

Baby Boomers: The Nib Death Issue (#1) is Here

Since Mike reminded some of us how old we are, let’s prepare ourselves with the recently released first print issue of The Nib, which deemed it apropos to debut with a Death Issue. The Nib has previewed a bit of the premiere issue’s contents at its site. For the younger generations, who plan to stick […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Baby Boomers: The Nib Death Issue (#1) is Here

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