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Archives for March, 2015

Rodd Perry animates Mike Cohen recording from his youth

Brevity co-creator Rodd Perry has posted a small animation he did from a recording that Mike Cohen made of a conversation he had with his father from 1985. The Brother Mike Tapes: 1985 from rodd perry on Vimeo.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Rodd Perry animates Mike Cohen recording from his youth

Former AAEC president Jack Jurden passes at age 88

From The News Journal (Delaware): Delaware’s best-known cartoonist, Jack Jurden, whose pen-and-ink drawings spanned more than six decades, has died at the age of 88. The charming and quick-penned artist, who met and drew every president from Kennedy to Carter, died quietly at his Brandywine Hundred home Tuesday night, surrounded by family and friends. Although […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Former AAEC president Jack Jurden passes at age 88

Two Turkish cartoonists charged with insulting President

From Cartoonists Rights Network International: Cartoonists Bahadir Baruter and Ozer Aydogan, from the Turkish satirical magazine Penguen, appeared in court last week charged with ?insulting? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The indictment relates to a cartoon placed on the front cover of the magazine last August, depicting the President meeting two officials outside his newly […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Jim Berry passes at age 83

Another sad news item. From the National Cartoonists Society: The NCS is sad to announce the passing of ?Berry?s World? cartoonist James O. ?Jim? Berry on Friday, March 20th at 83. After dabbling with a cartoon strip on his ship?s newsletter while serving in World War II, Jim left a career in business management in […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Interviewed: Charles Schulz and Larry King in a 1988 interview

A 1988 Larry King radio interview with Charles M. Schulz: Via: Mike Lynch

Posted on: Mar 20, 2015,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 4 Comments

French cartoonist arrested on Anti-Semitism: You’re a Charlie or a Terrorists

A French Jewish cartoonist was arrested on charges of Anti-Semitism for a cartoon he drew in 2011. More from Anadolu Agency: ?The environment after the Charlie Hebdo attacks is just like post-Sept. 11. You are either Charlie, or a terrorist,? Zeon said in an interview with The Anadolu Agency. After the 2001 terrorist attacks in […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2015,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on French cartoonist arrested on Anti-Semitism: You’re a Charlie or a Terrorists

Steve Breen featured in documentary on the creative process

Steve Breen, the Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, is one of several artists and creative individuals featured in a new documentary about the creative process called “From Nothing, Something.” Here’s the film’s description from their website: This fast-paced, funny, inspiring doc explores the common techniques, habits and neuroses that lead […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Breen featured in documentary on the creative process

Roy Doty passes at age 92

Prolific cartoonist and illustrator Roy Doty passed away this morning at the age of 92. The one and only time I met Roy was in 2006 when I visited the Ohio State University Cartoon Library (Now Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum). At 84, he told me he was working full-time and was so busy […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2015,  Section: Awards, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Lars Vilks awarded prize for free speech courage

From Breitbart: Each year, the Free Press Society of Denmark gives out the Sappho Award ? a prize for courage in the advocacy of free speech, named after the Greek poet who serves as the Society?s icon. This year?s winner is cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has been dealing with death threats from Muslims in Europe […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: Comments Off on Lars Vilks awarded prize for free speech courage

Mandrake the Magician cartoonist Fred Fredricks passes

Sad news from King Features who reports that Mandrake the Magician cartoonist Fred Fredericks recently passed. I’m not finding wide-spread news about his passing, but according to Wikipedia, he passed on March 10. From KFS: MANDRAKE creator Lee Falk originally drew his Mandrake strip himself but soon turned the job over to artist Phil Davis, […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Original Asterix comic book page raises $160k for Charlie Hebdo families

Astérix co-creator Albert Uderzo donated a storyboard from the 1971 Astérix and the Laurel Wreath for auction. From The New York Times: PARIS ? An original Astérix comic book page fetched 150,000 euros, or about $160,000, at a sale at Christie?s here, with all the proceeds going to the families of those killed in the […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2015,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 2 Comments

Ecuadorian cartoonist Xavier Bonilla threatened by ISIS?

From the The Miami Herald regarding the cartoon above: Xavier Bonilla may have the least funny job in comedy. A prolific and scathing cartoonist for El Universo, one of Ecuador?s major newspapers, he has been sued by the president, reprimanded by congress and flooded with hate mail for his work. Even so, the threat he […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2015,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Irwin Hasen, Dondi cartoonist, passes at age 96

The New York Times obituary of Dondi cartoonist Irwin Hasen: Irwin Hasen, the cartoonist and comic-book artist who drew, and helped create, ?Dondi,? the widely syndicated comic strip about a lovable, wide-eyed World War II orphan, died on Friday in Manhattan. He was 96. The Times describes his life as an iconic or stereotypical New […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Interviewed: Tom Tomorrow on illustration as a cartoonist

Ward Sutton asks Dan Perkins (Tom Tomorrow) about the illustration work he does on occasion. WARD SUTTON: Do you actively look for illustration work? TOM TOMORROW: I honestly don’t. Occasionally an interesting project falls in my lap, like a book cover or the album art and packaging I designed for Pearl Jam. But in general, […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2015,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoons, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Tom Tomorrow on illustration as a cartoonist

Podcast: Episode 209 ? Mary Varn, Steve Ogden and Video Games

Tom Racine’s latest Tall Tale Radio podcast episode is now available. Head over to Tall Tale Radio and give it a listen. In this episode: Tall Tale Radio has a case of “Pac Man Fever!”  First off,  Mary Varn of “NPC Comic,” joins us to give us her impressions of the huge video game convention, […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2015,  Section: podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Podcast: Episode 209 ? Mary Varn, Steve Ogden and Video Games