Saturday with Miss Cellany

a collage of Alexandra Bowman cartoons

I am deeply honored and thrilled to share that I am the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists‘ (AAEC) inaugural 2024 Locher Fellow, a nomination-only award honoring young editorial cartoonists’ achievement from the Locher Award Advisory Community, the AAEC, and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

Through the fellowship, I will be a guest at this year’s Cartoon Crossroads Columbus convention. I will also get to work with the AAEC’s Kevin Necessary to find ways to help the AAEC serve young cartoonists in today’s economic and political landscape. I am so grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait to see where it leads.

Alexandra Bowman thanks the AAEC for being honored with the first John Locher Memorial Fellowship.


Beetle Bailey by Mort Walker May 18, 1981 – relevant?

John Wells


PORTLAND [NY] — Today is the day one of the area’s most famous natives was born 100 years ago.

Brad Anderson, known for his renowned comic Marmaduke, was born 100 years to the date, May 14, 1924, in Jamestown. Anderson is a native of Portland and graduate of Brocton Central School in 1942.

Braden Carmen for the Dunkirk N.Y. Observer celebrates the 100th anniversary of cartoonist Brad Anderson.

Marmaduke panel and Grandpa’s Boy comic strip both from 1954.


In Baldo today Hector Cantu and Carlos Castellanos celebrate Don Martin‘s birthday.


Typically, if a Youtube video essay starts with a hook like, “The animation industry is on the brink of collapse and no one is talking about it,” you can be assured that the person who published it has no clue what they’re talking about. Happily, that’s not the case here. And unhappily, the industry is indeed experiencing some turmoil and uncertainty about its future.

Zach Mulligan, the person who put together this video, is an industry worker with experience at Dreamworks Animation, Scanline VFX, and The Jim Henson Company and has now started his own company ZOPStudios. In a brisk 25-minute video, he offers a concise argument for why the animation industry – and more specifically, the L.A. animation industry – is in trouble.

Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew, after viewing Zach Mulligan’s The Animation Industry – Brink of Collapse explains the five reasons (streaming bubble has burst, layoffs, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions, generative AI) Mulligan gives as to why “the animation industry is in a downward spiral.”

But there are a few reasons that give hope for the future.


Charleston videographer Gavin Shelton presents Poddy Rules the World, the first-ever retrospective exhibition this weekend at Hed Hi Studios on the illustrious life and career of underground comic legend, Gilbert Shelton, Gavin’s uncle. 

Gilbert Shelton first achieved success in the early 1960s with his “Wonder Warthog” comics, a satire of the superhero comics of the era. In 1968, he created the “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” whose drug-fueled misadventures sold millions of copies around the world.

Chloe Hogan for Charleston City Paper talks to Gavin Shelton on the background of putting together the exhibition about his famous uncle Gilbert Shelton.


DC Comics Remembers Ramona Fradon

Art by Mary Worth cartoonists June Brigman and Roy Richardson, who followed Ramona on Brenda Starr.


Just a reminder about the Lexington Public Library’s 741.5 four page bi-weekly (or so) newsletter.

feature image by Alexandra Bowman

3 thoughts on “Saturday with Miss Cellany

  1. Wanted to thank you, 3 D, for putting these articles together. I always learn something or am entertained by something I wouldn’t have known about. You’re the cat’s pajamas.

  2. Ah yes…Fat Freddy’s Cat…”I’ve learned my lesson. I won’t sh** on his pillow.”

    “I’ll sh** in his boot.”

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