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Archives for October, 2021

Video Stars of the NCS and AAEC Conventions

The National Cartoonists Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists have put videos of their virtual conventions online for easy viewing. AAEC’s Zoom Fest ’21 panels can be accessed here.   If you missed any part of the NCSFest2021 the NCS has broken the festival into bite-sized chunks.(The missing Mike Mignola interview points to […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Video Stars of the NCS and AAEC Conventions

Newspapering News and Burning Book Bridges

“What is it like to work at a small-market local newspaper in the United States?” Earlier this month the Columbia School of Journalism’s TOW Center in association with the Columbia Journalism Review published the results of a survey of small local newspapers.  The observations in this report are based on an online survey conducted between […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Newspapering News and Burning Book Bridges

CSotD: Dissenting from the praise

Jeff Stahler (AMS) wins the day for dissenting from the fulsome praise being ladled out for Colin Powell without going too far in the other direction. There is an absolute flood of cartoons mourning his death, and it is a death to be mourned. But let’s not be guilty of reversing Marc Antony’s dictum (okay, […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Dissenting from the praise

Catching Up with Comic Strips

Been distracted lately – so let’s take a look at the Funny Pages. The NCS isn’t the only organization handing out awards, so is the C.o.U.      © Dana Simpson This Phoebe and Her Unicorn arc started way back on September 27.   Ces and Jim promised some weirdness for October Sundays.       […]

Posted on: Oct 18, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Reality intrudes

Reply All (WPWG) brings up internships, sparking my memories of interns who did more than collate. I placed two interns in the newsroom, one a high school student and the other a young teacher working on her masters in English. They both dug right in as full-blown reporters, and the high schooler was promptly hired […]

Posted on: Oct 18, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

8 Pages of Iridescent Polychromous Effulgence

125 years ago Hearst’s New York Journal promoted the first issue of the American Humorist – “8 full pages of color that make the kaleidoscope pale with envy.” On Saturday October 17, 1896 Hearst promised (above) to outshine that puny Pulitzer’s “wishy-washy” Sunday color supplement with, “Eight pages of iridescent polychromous effulgence that make the […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 8 Pages of Iridescent Polychromous Effulgence

CSotD: Looking to find a reason to believe

Barney & Clyde (WPWG) has it right, but it’s more complex. I don’t think people are any more stupid than in the past, nor do I believe there are any more stupid people than ever. However, stupid people are far less isolated than they used to be, and that gives them a great deal more […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Ray Billingsley Named 2020 Cartoonist of the Year (75th Annual Reuben Award Winner)

Ray Billingsley has been named Cartoonist of the Year and was presented with the 75th Annual Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society.   From the National Cartoonist Society announcement: The recipient of the cartooning profession’s highest honor, the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, is chosen by a secret ballot of the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 8 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Special Awards

  Awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, The Gold Key honors the recipient as a member of the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame. Mort Gerberg is awarded The NCS Gold Key.     The Gold T-Square is awarded for 50 years as professional cartoonist. Garry Trudeau is now a member […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 3

The National Cartoonists Society announced the winners of the final Divisional Awards for 2020 Saturday evening. The nominees and the winners of those categories are below. Nominees for Comic Books  And the winner is… Walter Simonson     Nominees for Graphic Novels And the winner is… Jared Cullum     Nominees for Book Illustration And […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 3

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 2

The National Cartoonists Society announced the Divisional Animation Awards Saturday afternoon. Here are the nominees and the winners for 2020 work in those categories.   Nominees for Feature Animation And the winner is… Maria Pareja     Nominees for Television Animation And the winner is… Genndy Tartakovsky     Nominees for Online Animation And the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Saturday Mix

Some days, I take Wallace the Brave (AMS)‘s cheerful outlook on things, other days I adopt Spud’s dour viewpoint. Today will be a mix of both, though perhaps a bit more on the Spud side of life.   F’rinstance, Lee Judge (KFS) makes a pun out of Cost of Living Allowance and cola-as-in-soft-drink, but that’s […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 1

Friday evening saw the National Cartoonists Society announce the winners of a half dozen of the 16 Divisional Awards for 2020 work. And the nominees and winners for those Divisional Awards:   Nominees for Advertising/Product Illustration And the winner is…   Luke McGarry     Nominees for Greeting Cards And the winner is… Scott Nickel […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Gatherings, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

NCSFest/Reubens Weekend Starts 11am Today

The National Cartoonists Society‘s celebratory weekend begins Friday October 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. (eastern). For information: Schedule details at https://ncsfest.com/ Details at The 75th Annual Reuben Awards  

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest/Reubens Weekend Starts 11am Today

CSotD: Oh, What a Lovely War!

Michael Ramirez (Creators) paints as good a picture of our current situation as anyone. He’s not the first political cartoonist to depict Moses coming down from Mt Sinai to find his people in a state of idolatry, but he is more explicit in labeling their idol as conspiracies and bull and tying the delusion into […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments