A Friday Free-For-All

A memorial will be held for cartoonist Ted Richards tomorrow, June 10, at the S.F. Cartoon Art Museum.

Please join us for a Memorial for Ted Richards

Saturday, June 10th from 6pm to 8pm at The Cartoon Art Museum

781 Beach Street, Fl 1, San Francisco

Details and registration here.

37½ Year in Private Eye: A Tony Husband Exhibit and Profile.

“When I was a hippy I was beaten up by a gang of skinheads,” explained Tony Husband, sat in the bar of the The Edge Arts Centre in Chorlton, glass of white wine in hand.

“I’m not a violent person, so I started to draw them to get my own back, and I did some skinhead gags – two skinheads spraying a wall, and one says to the other, ‘How do you spell NF?’

“Ian Hislop took it for Private Eye and then wrote to me saying, ‘We love your skinhead jokes, do you want to do a strip and we’ll call it The Yobs? Give it a shot and we’ll see how it goes.’ Anyway that was 38 years ago.”

On the occasion of a gallery showing of his cartoons Tony Husband is profiled by David Adamson for Confidentials.

Jerry Davich, of The NWI Times, says newspaper readers need comics.

© Logan Howell

The large blue envelope arrived at The Times’ office with a two-word message written on the front: DON’T BEND.

Inside were four colored cartoons, each on a separate piece of paper, and each under the same title: “Just Another Day.” The cartoons are originals, not copies.

One of them showed a father leaving his home as his son watches him near the front door. “I’m only leaving because you don’t know when to shut up,” the caption says.

I chuckled when I read it.

One time cartoonist Jerry Davich encourages Logan Howell, the new generation.

Jenny Campbell gets a Spectrum News segment about her Rescue Village work.

photo: Spectrum News 1/Wiley Jawhary

CLEVELAND — A local cartoonist has been drawing nearly all her life, but now her work is inspiring people to adopt animals from shelters all over the country.

“I’ve illustrated about 25 children’s books. Those are the jobs that feed my mortgage,” she said.

But what people don’t know is that she’s also saving animals with her drawings.

“Drawing for Rescue Village for the last 22-plus years, most of it is pro bono. They did pay me for the mural, but most of it is pro bono. That is the work that feeds my soul,” she said.

Wiley Jawhary, for Spectrum News, talks to Jenny (Flo & Friends) Campbell – with transcript.

Interesting tidbit: “Campbell is one of only 50 female nationally syndicated cartoonists in the country.”

More encouragement to young cartoonists, this time from Stephan Pastis.

© Stephan Pastis (as is the feature image)

After coming up with his “Pearls Before Swine” concept, Pastis pitched his strip. On Dec. 31, 2001, it became syndicated.

“I couldn’t have been happier,” Pastis said. “I had a new career. I’m doing what I was meant to do.”

Pastis’ advice for fledgling artists is to take a chance and go for it.

“But it won’t be easy or automatic,” Pastis said. “You’ll have to work hard and be OK with taking rejection at the end of the day. It’s more will than skill in this business. Follow your heart. I wish I didn’t wait until I did, but it all worked out in the end.”

Stephan Pastis, preparing to visit Washington, talks to Ed Condran of The Spokesman-Review.

Marvel/Disney drop Stan Lee documentary trailer. Stan Lee comes to Disney+ June 16.