Cartoonists Unclassified

Former NCS President Tom Richmond shows off his caricature skills with a recent job for CNN.

This consisted of a LOT of caricatures of classic sitcom actors/characters, and it was a tricky thing to compose because I needed to do it in a way that allowed for both a vertical and horizontal format


Former NCS President Rick Stromoski has a Virtual Cartooning Workshop coming up July 1st.

… a live, virtual, and interactive cartooning class on Thursday, July 1 at 430pm for all kids ages 8 to 16. Learn to draw expressive, funny animal cartoons!


Current NCS President Jason Chatfield is interviewed by Tom Falco.

Webcomics are a rich and diverse artform we’re really proud to promote — comics in newspapers are only a fraction of the make-up of NCS membership. Our biggest numbers of entries for the 2020 Reuben awards were for both webcomics categories.


through the past, darkly…

Ron Cobb‘s five best underground political cartoons picked by JSTOR.

His cartoons and drawings were syndicated in underground papers all over the country. They (usually brilliantly) express Cobb’s perspectives on war, race, poverty, police, ecology, and the characteristically countercultural fear of excessive technological advances.


Art Spiegelman talks Maus.

For years, comics artist Art Spiegelman refused to give interviews about his groundbreaking work, Maus.

In the last year or two, however, he’s changed his tune. “I allowed myself to actually talk about Maus more overtly in a way that my younger self would look at sneeringly.”

Spiegelman is blunt when asked why he’s become more willing to talk about it: “Trump.”


Art Spiegelman in conversation with Noah Van Sciver. (YouTube)

Topics include Woody Gelman, Harvey Kirtzman, Jay Lynch, Robert Crumb, syndication, gag cartoons, RAW, Skeeter Grant, advertising, and more. Oh, yeah, even Françoise Mouly and Maus. This is Part One.


Tom Brevoort Presents the 1972 Lee and Romita Spider-Man and Walt Kelly Pogo comic strips from The New York Times. (So can someone show me Al Capp’s Li’l Abner from the same issue?)


Tom Batiuk reminisces about his early mass market paperbacks.

There are quite a few Funky books out there with some stretching all the way back to the strip’s early days. So I thought it might be fun and possibly illuminating to revisit them in chronological order and look at how they came about, what my involvement was and the environment from which they emerged.

Hopefully Tom will continue through all his books.


it’s a dog’s life

Jenny Jenya has a new comic strip and Bored Panda showcases it.

Jenny Jinya, the artist who makes people cry with her Loving Reaper comics, started the series with a story about a dog who got left behind. As time went by, she has included more and more animals in her work, like bunnies, parrots, and elephants. Now, Jenny is back with a piece about another good boy in a bad family.

Three days ago, she uploaded a strip that takes us back to winter.


“The Dog Show: Two Centuries of Canine Cartoons” is open at The Billy Ireland.

When you turn to the comics pages each morning, does your favorite cartoon character drool, bark or beg for food at the table? …

To that end, the museum tapped curator Brian Walker, a comics scholar and son of the late Mort Walker, the creator of Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois.

“I started making a list of all the cartoon dogs I could think of,” Walker said. “I came up with almost 150 names.”

The exhibit, which will be on view through Oct. 31, surveys a panoply of pen-and-ink pooches to have appeared in comic strips, comic books, editorial cartoons and animated movies.



One thought on “Cartoonists Unclassified

  1. I noticed in the sitcom caricatures that Alf is right next to Archie Bunker. Since I know from checking the original British version of All in the Family. Till Death Is Do Part, on YouTube and watching the available episodes that the original Archie Bunker was called Alf (Garnett). Was that on purpose as a subtle joke/reference, or just a happy accident? Cool either way.

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