Weekend Roundup: Cartoonists in the News


For those who have access to a newsstand that sells the April 2022 issue of Washingtonian – grab it.

Editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes on her journey from The Brave Little Toaster to a Pulitzer Prize. As told to Bill O’Sullivan.


[T]he second season of Woke  –  debuting April 8th on Hulu – delves even deeper into America’s reaction and how Keef is dealing with newfound fame. 

The real Keith Knight will be appearing this weekend [April 3} at WonderCon with new t-shirts and merchandise – his first convention since the show debuted.

The Beat zoom chats with Keith Knight.

About Woke and cartooning from the transcript:

The thing that has changed is I’m not extremely looking over my shoulder financially, which is a huge, huge thing…I realized I’d had my foot on the gas for 25 straight years. And I could slow down for a moment, and gather myself. So it’s that more than anything else.

What I love about cartooning is it’s such a solitary endeavor, and you are in control of the scripts, you’re in control of the scenes, you’re in control of everything.



Jonathan Lemon is interviewed by Chuck, Chris, and Dale.

Jonathan discusses comic striping (writing takes an amazing amount of time; digital is unbelievably time saving), Hunt Emerson, MAD magazine, Jonathan’s cartooning career (including Comics Sherpa), a day in the life of cartooning two daily comic strips, legacy strips, and, of course, Rabbits Against Magic and Alley Oop.



The nominees for the 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Award have been released! The tenth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize Award is presented by The Center for Cartoon Studies and The Beat.

The short list of nominees.



Here are some final realized bids on Nate D. Sanders’ auction of John Cullen Murphy original pages and Hal Foster preliminary pages of 1970s Prince Valiant.


Illustrators Jason Chatfield and Ed Steckley talk about how they have adapted to a variety of high-tech tools, along with traditional media, to enhance workflow in their respective illustration careers.

Wacom presents Modern Workflow in the World of Humorous Illustration.


Upcoming Cartoonists and Cartoons

Cartoonist to present social justice lecture

Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Mark Fiore will speak at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 24 at 4:30 p.m. as part of the temple’ s Leif Nissen Social Justice Lecture Series.


It’s Earth Day, Charlie Brown. From Collider:

Apple TV+ released today the trailer for It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown, an upcoming animated special featuring the Peanuts. The special episode is being released in celebration of Earth Day and will follow the whole crew banding together to save a flower that grew in the wrong spot.

Here’s the official synopsis for It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown:

In celebration of Earth Day, It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown follows Sally’s bond with a special little flower on the baseball field that may spell disaster for the big game. For Charlie Brown and the team, it’s just the inspiration they need to make a positive impact on their environment.