Yeah, I Don’t Get Around Much Any More; But If I Did… (updated)

Ernie Bushmiller, John Kascht and Bill Watterson, Steve Brodner, Drew Friedman, Jack Davis, Georgia Dunn, Maurice Sendak, Steve Breen and Grant Oliphant, John Rose, Bill Amend, Marcus Hamilton, Joe Staton, Alex Saviuk, June Brigman and Roy Richardson

Steve Breen and Grant Oliphant inewsource event

June 2, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Comic-Con Museum

Join inewsource Pulitzer Prize-winning Cartoonist Steve Breen and Conrad Prebys Foundation CEO Grant Oliphant as they discuss their shared love and history of cartooning, art and their place in community storytelling. Grant’s father, Pat Oliphant, is the legendary cartoonist who inspired Steve to be an editorial cartoonist.

Details and registration at the inewsource events page.


Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak

Wild Things Are Happening: The Art of Maurice Sendak celebrates the work of Jewish American artist Maurice Sendak, creator of the acclaimed children’s books Where the Wild Things Are (1963), In the Night Kitchen (1970),and Outside Over There (1980).Organized by The Columbus Museum of Art, where it premiered in October 2022, it is the first major Sendak retrospective since his death in 2012, and the largest and most complete exhibition of his work to date. 

On view through September 1, 2024. Details for the exclusive West Coast (Los Angeles) engagement.

Can’t make it? Get the book. Next stop: Denver Art Museum Opens Oct. 13, 2024


The Schulz Museum has Breaking Cat News

Meet, watch, and talk to Georgia Dunn, creator of the comic strip and book series Breaking Cat News. Based on her real cats, Elvis, Puck, and Lupin, Breaking Cat News has run since 2010. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Dunn now makes her home in the Pacific Northwest, with her two children and their many cats.

More details at The Charles M. Schulz Museum and there are other happenings at the museum this summer.


JACK DAVIS: A Centennial Celebration – June 12 – September 21

The Society of Illustrators marks the centenary celebration of Jack Davis’ birth by hosting a retrospective featuring the original art from among his most admired works, many for the first time ever. The art on view represents every genre and every phase of Davis’ six-decade career: from EC Comics and Mad Magazine to TV Guide and Time Magazine, from Raid and McDonald’s ads to NASCAR and Super Bowl promotions, from history book illustrations to movie posters.

Details at the Society of Illustrators.


Drew Friedman: Vermeer of the Borscht Belt

June 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of art and film as we celebrate the work of Drew Friedman with a special screening of “Vermeer of the Borscht Belt”. Before the screening Drew will be joined in conversation by the film’s director Kevin Dougherty. Afterwards there will be a book signing of Schtick Figures: The Cool, The Comical, The Crazy. The book will be available for purchase in the SI Museum shop ($29.99). Pre-inscribed posters will also be available for purchase ($15 cash only). 

Delve into the fascinating world of Drew Friedman’s artistic evolution with “Vermeer of the Borscht Belt,” a captivating documentary tracing Friedman’s journey from alternative comics to SPY magazine and beyond.

More details for this Society of Illustrators event.


Steve Brodner/Herblock Prize Ceremony

According to the Herb Block Foundation:

Steve Brodner has been named the winner of the 2024 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning. Steve Brodner has been a leading satiric artist for the last 40 years. His goal during this time was to find an outlet for various forms of political and social commentary in the world of independent, freelance art.

Steve Brodner will receive the Prize on June 4th in a ceremony held at the Library of Congress. The Honorable Stephen Breyer, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the U.S, will deliver the annual Herblock Lecture at the awards ceremony.


The Wayne County Arts Alliance presents art by John Kascht

The energy spilling out onto the sidewalk pulls you into the brightly lit gallery. People are talking and it’s all about the exciting art exhibition now on display at the Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) in downtown Honesdale until Saturday, June 15.

The exhibition features illustrations, sculptures and sketches by John Kascht, taken from four decades of publications such as the New Yorker, the New York Times, Esquire Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, the Washington Times and many others. 

Upstairs are Kascht’s illustrations and clay models from his latest book, “The Mysteries.” Written by Bill Watterson (of “Calvin and Hobbes” fame) and illustrated by Kascht and Watterson, the best-selling book is a fable that reminds us of the relationship between fears, superstitions and human suffering. The black-and-white illustrations are dark and ominous, lending a haunting quality to the story within. 

Annette Kulick-Hickey for River Reporter reviews the exhibit at the Wayne County Arts Alliance.

Two copies of The Mysteries signed by John Kascht and Bill Watterson will be auctioned.

Only 25 books were signed by both Watterson and Kascht. This is the first time any have been offered publicly. The books are in pristine condition and signed with archival ink … Two signed copies of the book are being auctioned separately. The auction for one signed book ends on June 12th at 11:55pm and the auction for the other signed book ends 3 days later on June 15th at 11:55pm.


The Nancy Show: Bushmiller and Beyond

May 22, 2024 – November 3, 2024
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St.
Columbus OH 43210

The Nancy Show – Bushmiller and Beyond at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum is divided into two parts. The Robinson Gallery will feature original strips, Sunday pages by Bushmiller, and printed newspaper pages, photos, and other artifacts from his career. The Friends of the Library Gallery will highlight a wide variety of artists inspired by Nancy, as well as the creators who took over the strip after Bushmiller’s passing in 1982.

This exhibition, curated by Brian Walker, provides an in-depth look at the creative genius of Ernie Bushmiller and his impact on popular culture and the art of cartooning.

More information at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

Exhibition Catalog Available for Preorder


John Rose, Bill Amend, Marcus Hamilton, Joe Staton, Alex Saviuk, June Brigman and Roy Richardson at HeroesCon

Scores of comic book and comic strip cartoonists at Heroes Convention.