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2019 Ringo Award Nominees – Comic Strip Division

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The nomination ballot is determined by fans and pros alike. The third annual awards return as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. Top honors will be announced Saturday, October 19, 2019. As […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 Ringo Award Nominees – Comic Strip Division

Webcomic XKCD Forum Gets Hacked

Vice.com is reporting: Hackers have breached the forum of the popular webcomic XKCD, stealing around 560,000 usernames, email and IP addresses, as well as hashed passwords. “The xkcd forums are currently offline. We’ve been alerted that portions of the PHPBB user table from our forums showed up in a leaked data collection. The data includes […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Webcomic XKCD Forum Gets Hacked

THE NIB: The Website-The Magazine-The Fundraiser

By now you know The Nib got cut loose from its publisher earlier this summer — rather than fold, Matt Bors and his crew decided to go independent. The Nib runs political cartoons, journalism, essays and memoir about what is going down in the world, all in comics form — the best medium. The Comics […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on THE NIB: The Website-The Magazine-The Fundraiser

Monsters of the Midway Reassemble!

The 2019 NFL season is a month away, but preseason is here. And so are the Chicago Bears as the Monsters of the Midway, with a new team and a new comic strip. or, as Stan Lee would put it,   The new Monsters:   Some of the “villains” they will face this season:   […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, sports cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Monsters of the Midway Reassemble!

Randall Munroe Gives Us “How To” Advice

Take this quandary from Munroe’s latest book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (Riverhead, Sept.): “How to Move.” On the surface, the problem is simple enough: transporting stuff from one place to another presents no immediately confounding issues, beyond the obvious. “At some point in the move,” Munroe writes, “many people take […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, How-to, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Randall Munroe Gives Us “How To” Advice

Bob Mankoff: Cartoon Editor of the new Air Mail

A month after the staff of Esquire was let go, Bob Mankoff has bounced back as the cartoon editor of Air Mail, a new digital weekly magazine. Welcome to the world of Air Mail—the perfect addition to your weekend reading. Every Saturday at 6:00 A.M. E.S.T., a new issue will arrive in your in-box. We […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Bob Mankoff: Cartoon Editor of the new Air Mail

The NEW National Cartoonists Society

National Cartoonists Society President Jason Chatfield has sent out a State of The Society message to members with a look to the future of the NCS – and the brand new website.   With permission, here is Jason’s letter to the members:   Hello, NCS! Well, here we are. Just another American job outsourced to […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

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 Future of The Nib, Again

It was reported Friday that First Look Media made the decision to end funding for The Nib along with shuttering the web magazine Topic.com at the end of July. That is true and something that I’ve been dealing with the results of for a few weeks now. That leaves me writing yet another post on […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Future of The Nib, Again

The Nib & First Look Media Part Ways – Go Inkwell!

  A message from Matt Bors about The Nib: I have some important news about the future of The Nib and I wanted you to know first. After three and a half years, First Look Media has decided to no longer fund The Nib at the end of July and me and my team will […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on The Nib & First Look Media Part Ways – Go Inkwell!

KC Green Recaptures His ‘This Is Fine Dog’ Meme

In 2013 cartoonist KC Green, as part of his Gunshow comic strip, created what became known as This Is Fine Dog. Slowly but surely the first two panels of the strip went viral. It wasn’t a massive viral hit and wasn’t associated with anything particularly repugnant. He made a little money off an Adult Swim […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on KC Green Recaptures His ‘This Is Fine Dog’ Meme

The Oatmeal, Mad Racoons, A Problem Like Jamal – A Webcomics Post!

  Matthew Inman is suspending The Oatmeal production for the nonce Matthew lets fans know of the coming hiatus and why (scroll to the bottom): I am happy to announce that I am in development on my own animated feature for Illumination. In short: I got a movie deal. The good news: I’m making a […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Oatmeal, Mad Racoons, A Problem Like Jamal – A Webcomics Post!

Drawn and Quartered by Peter Noonan Returns

With a new United States Presidential election round coming up, artist and illustrator Peter Noonan has decided to return to editorial cartooning for Manchester Ink Link after a three year hiatus. Here at the Manchester Ink Link, we’ll make certain to promote political art in American life and the celebration of free speech and a […]

Posted on: Jun 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

2019 NCSFest Cartoonist of the Year – The Reuben

The National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year presented May 18, 2019 (nominees listed, winner highlighted):   Lynda Barry Brian Basset Stephan Pastis Hilary Price Mark Tatulli   The 11th time is the charm for Stephan!! above photo via National Cartoonists Society   hat tip: Anne Morse-Hambrock and TomHeintjes      

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 NCSFest Cartoonist of the Year – The Reuben

2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards

National Cartoonists Society Divisional Awards presented May 18, 2019. Nominees listed, winners highlighted   EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Rob Rogers   MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Tom Bunk Amy Kurzweil Jim Woodring   FEATURE ANIMATION Shiyoon Kim – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Ramsay – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Justin K. Thompson – Spider-Man: Into the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards