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Archives for May, 2022

The William Heath Robinson Sesquicentennial

  From the Heath Robinson Museum: William Heath Robinson is an artist whose work, whether in his well known humorous drawings or his illustrations for Kipling, Shakespeare or children’s stories, is integral to British cultural heritage. His name entered the language as early as 1912 and is still in daily use to describe the kind […]

Posted on: May 31, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on The William Heath Robinson Sesquicentennial

Bill Rupp – RIP

U.S. Army(ret), sports (golf) writer, cartoonist Bill Rupp has passed away. William Nathaniel (Bill) Rupp December 27, 1945 – May 24, 2022 From the obituary:  He graduated from LCHS in 1963 and joined the US Army on August 26, 1963. He later graduated from IU with a BS radio and communications in 1973. He retired […]

Posted on: May 31, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Rupp – RIP

CSotD: In other news …

Let’s start the day with a grim chuckle from Wiley Miller, because, while today’s Non Sequitur (AMS) is funny, it’s not. Whatever the lead time for his strip, this was safe commentary, because we’re seeing book after book come out from both former White House apparatchiks and reporters who covered the Trump administration, explaining all […]

Posted on: May 31, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Memorial Day, 1922

Cochran Kettner Bushnell Morris Donahey   Callaghan  Ding  Reynolds  Ripley  Bushnell McCrae  

Posted on: May 30, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Facts Not In Evidence, and vice-versa

UK cartoonist Steve Bright leads off this chapter of our ongoing discussion of Uvalde with a cartoon about Ukraine.   And why not? As Michael de Adder notes, War is war, whether waged between countries or within one. We are re-enacting the similar scene from Saving Private Ryan over and over, as if it were […]

Posted on: May 30, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Canton Repository Cuts Op-Eds, Signs Jerry King

The phone calls and emails roll in every so often. Readers want to complain about the opinion pages. Yes, even though it may shock some of you, I receive complaints about the pages leaning both far-left and far-right. It may be more surprising for some of you to learn that if you’re reading the opinion pages at all, […]

Posted on: May 29, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 4 Comments

Cartoonists in Briefs (Newsbriefs)

Mo Willems Strapping in for a self-proclaimed emotional roller coaster ride, author-illustrator Mo Willems sat down with Union Square Kids editorial director Tracey Keevan to discuss his epic 20-year-plus journey in children’s books and the release of his eighth Pigeon book, The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! (September). By way of highlighting Willems’s achievements, […]

Posted on: May 29, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: 2 Comments

The Clay Jones RFK Award-Winning Cartoon Folio

Cartoonist Clay Jones presents his Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award winning portfolio. Each editorial cartoon contest requires a certain number of cartoons in an entree. The Pulitzer, Herblock, and RFK each require 15 cartoons. All the rest require less. It’s extremely difficult to select 15, or fewer, of your best from over 300 cartoons. […]

Posted on: May 29, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The Clay Jones RFK Award-Winning Cartoon Folio

CSotD: Stragedy

Let’s start by remembering tomorrow’s holiday, and, as often as I disagree with Dana Summers (Tribune), he nailed this one. I hate the sentimental dreck of little kids saluting tombstones, but there’s also no need for squawking that Memorial Day is for remembering the dead, not having barbecues. Summers hits a sweet middle ground by […]

Posted on: May 29, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

The 76th Annual Reubens Award Schedule

Well, I might take a train I might take a plane But if I have to walk I’m going just the same I’m going to Kansas City Kansas City, here I come Everything you need to know about the 76th annual Reuben Awards Weekend in Kansas City, MO on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September, […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on The 76th Annual Reubens Award Schedule

The Queen is a Finck

     With the release of her newest book, Let There Be Light, in the Spring of 2022 Liana Finck has been making the rounds. But recently there has been different spins on the cartoonist. At The Comics Journal Andrew Field looks at Liana’s earlier books: Another way of saying this is there’s been a […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Queen is a Finck

A Century of Schulz: Celebrating Sparky

Many of the things that were important to Schulz — faith, sports, gender equity and more — are on display in “Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts,” curated by Caswell and on view now at the Billy [Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State] (timed to coincide with the centennial of Schulz’s 1922 […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on A Century of Schulz: Celebrating Sparky

CSotD: Media Scrum in Smalltown America

Steve Breen (Creators) sums up everything we know so far about Uvalde: Children were murdered, parents were devastated and we’re hearing a lot of same-old same-old from the top. As noted here the other day, President Biden did step up with a masterful, furious speech demanding to know when we were going to finally do […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Finalists Named for 2021 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has revealed the finalists for the various Divisional Awards for their 76th Annual Reuben Dinner. All of these divisions were juried by regional NCS chapters and specialty juries. The results were tallied to arrive at these final nominees. The nominees for 2021 creativity are: Comic Book: Trish Forstner; Gideon Kendall; David […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Wally Badgett to Receive 2022 Saddle of Honor

On Saturday, August 20, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame will celebrate the third “Saddle of Honor” to be awarded to Montana Cowboy Cartoonist, Wally Badgett. Badgett’s pen name, M.C. Tin Star became the backbone for his popular syndicated cowboy cartoon, Earl. Badgett was inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame in April of […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Wally Badgett to Receive 2022 Saddle of Honor