Cartooning News and Notes


Cartoonist and artist Jeff Stahler is featured on the PBS show Broad & High.
Equal parts about his cartooning career and his art career.
It’s the first four and a half minute segment after the introduction.



Editorial cartoonist and illustrator Randall Enos remembers a “typical evening at the [National] Cartoonists Society” about 60 years ago with “a small man with a large head” and “a near fist fight between a very drunk Walt Kelly and the evening’s guest speaker, my favorite radio guy Jean Shepherd.”



Connecticut Circle was published from 1938 to 1971.
Only the last paragraph of the article mentions a cartoonist (Walt Kelly), but it is highlighted with illustrations from a time when magazines and cartoonists were very popular.



While we’re in Connecticut let’s visit the Bruce Museum.

Popeye, Betty Boop and other popular characters will grace the walls of the Bruce Museum when the Greenwich venue opens its new exhibition, “Masterpieces from the Museum of Cartoon Art,” on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The museum said the show will feature “more than 100 original works celebrating the history of this unique art form in America.” Among the items will be “an early editorial cartoon by Thomas Nast, a spectacular Prince Valiant page by Hal Foster, a witty New Yorker gag by Peter Arno and classic Peanuts, Doonesbury and Calvin and Hobbes strips.”

The centerpiece of the show will be a recreation of the Museum of Cartoon Art’s Hall of Fame. Thirty-two artists were elected to this group between 1975 and 1997, including such masters as Walt Disney, Milton Caniff and Chuck Jones. Each is represented by a superlative example of their work and a brass plaque.



Andrew Hamm‘s journey from Milan to Minsk Halifax to New York and The New Yorker.

It all started with a drawing on a napkin and a post to Twitter on Dec. 26, 2011.
Andrew Hamm had been living in New York City for a few months trying to make it as a standup comedian. But it wasn’t going well.



Just because I stumbled on to it recently, here is V1#1 of The Cartoon Crier in pdf.