Cartoonist Profiles and Cartoonews

MONTAGUE: Yeah. I had emailed just, like, the general New Yorker email from the Instagram account and had said, hey, you know, there’s a lot of – there’s definitely some diversity lacking at The New Yorker and The New Yorker cartoons just based on the characters that are drawn and the point of view and perspectives, and that – you know, that’s something that was really lacking. And then, to my total surprise, she responded and just asking, you know, if there’s anyone I would recommend. And I recommended myself.

WBFO-NPR interviews Liz Montague.



Henry Boltinoff died April 26, 2001. He had been a cartoonist all his life, since about 1933. That’s 68 of his 87 years. He was one of the last of a vanishing breed— the cartoonists who began working in the 1930s and worked in every venue of cartooning, magazines and comic books and newspaper comic strips. And his signature was one of the best-known in the business.

R. C. Harvey provides a Henry Boltinoff biography.



Zack Davisson presents a recent(?) Ramona Fradon drawing.
Will the rope brake Trump, or will Trump break the Lasso of Truth?



Well, here it is. The last Billy the Pop strip. It’s hard for me to figure out what to say about it, other than that I hope it’s a satisfying ending.
It’s the first day of summer, fittingly, because it was about this time of year that I started drawing this comic in 2013…

[Lee] Marrs got into underground comics via conversations with the great Trina Robbins, who founded the Wimmen’s Comix collectives and to this day does significant work documenting and collecting the history of women in comics. In Marrs’ words, “We all had different aims for it. We saw pretty quickly that there was going to be no money involved, but one thing that was really important to us was that as many women as possible be given this chance. Because we had a venue that could give people a chance to have their work seen, it was important for us to have about half of the book be either beginners or people who hadn’t had a chance to work in comics before. This was a tenet that we held to for the whole 20 years.”

SYFYWire profiles cartoonist Lee Marrs.



Just bought another volume of The Complete Peanuts and have realised that when the full set is all lined up on the shelf, you have Charlie Brown standing in the middle while everyone else walks away from him.

Eddie Robson notes a Complete Peanuts design.