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NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

Your submissions must be delivered to their respective locations by January 23, 2020 for consideration   The National Cartoonists Society website has the entry forms and details. You DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

December 20, 2019 Letter from the National Cartoonists Society calling for submissions. Note that membership is not a requirement to submit and be considered for the divisional awards and the submissions deadline is January 23, 2020.  

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

Geoff Coates New Editorial Cartoonist for V.I.A.

Vancouver Is Awesome, a part of the vast Glacier Media empire, has hired Geoff Coates as their weekly editorial cartoonist for the website. From V.I.A.’s introduction by editor Bob Kronbauer: I’m extremely proud to introduce you to our new (and first ever!) editorial cartoonist, the amazingly talented and witty Geoff Coates! If you recognize his name […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Geoff Coates New Editorial Cartoonist for V.I.A.

40 Foot Comic Scroll Explains Lead in Pipes

Dozens of New Jersey towns have found too much lead in their drinking water. More than 1.5 million are affected. Cancer-linked chemicals have also been discovered around the state. This year, Newark found itself consumed by a lead water crisis — one that a new NJ Advance Media investigation finds may have been preventable. The […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, news, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 40 Foot Comic Scroll Explains Lead in Pipes

Support Your Local Cartoonist (Patreon List)

A fellow named Rickey Scott got in touch with me at CSotD and offered to compile a list of Patreon and other support sites. I’ll be putting this on a website in the future; if you are a cartoonist with a support site not listed here (or you spot a typo in yours), put it […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

Adam Ellis Calls Out Company For Stealing Art, Gets Response

Cartoonist Adam Ellis called out a Malaysian company for using his comic strip art in an advertising campaign without permission, notification, or compensation. Shopee Malaysia has apologised after being called out by cartoonist and former Buzzfeed writer Adam Ellis for stealing one of his comics to promote its 12.12. Birthday Sale. In a tweet last […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Controversies, Legal, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Adam Ellis Calls Out Company For Stealing Art, Gets Response

It Seems I Owe Teresa Burritt an Apology

It has recently been pointed out to me that I have inadvertently insulted Frog Applause cartoonist Teresa Burritt with a throwaway line while discussing the possible upcoming syndication of Dark Side of the Horse. I’ll let Teresa tell it (in the comments section here): A couple things: I never said the strip was bad. The […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on It Seems I Owe Teresa Burritt an Apology

Tauhid Bondia Interview

Webcomics. Far too many webcomics for me to follow, but there are a few I really enjoy. Among the webcomic creators whose work have touched me is Tauhid Bondia. I got started with his A Problem Like Jamal, and followed him over, laughing all the way, to his current Crabgrass. A recent, relatively speaking, find […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Tauhid Bondia Interview

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