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NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: 0 Comments

Davis, Groening Among 50 Richest Celebrities

The list of top 50 Celebrities in the world in 2021:- The wealthiest Actors, Directors, Comedians, Singers, Authors, and Models are made their presence in our top 50 Richest Celebrities list. There is no easy way to Make the top 50 wealthiest Celebrities list globally, but it is also not impossible. Here is a list […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Animators of Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month wrapped up a few days ago, but it’s never too late to acknowledge the immense contributions that Mexican and Mexican-American artists have made to the development of American animation. When you start diving into American animation history, it’s actually surprising at first to discover the impact that artists of Mexican descent have […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Profiles, Comments: 0 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 2

The National Cartoonists Society announced the Divisional Animation Awards Saturday afternoon. Here are the nominees and the winners for 2020 work in those categories.   Nominees for Feature Animation And the winner is… Maria Pareja     Nominees for Television Animation And the winner is… Genndy Tartakovsky     Nominees for Online Animation And the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! Pure Treat

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Korean War Comic Books   Our Artists At War   Unicorn Playlist   Inked   Scenes from Isolation   Definitely Nat: The Nat […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

David DePatie – RIP

Academy Award-winning animation producer David DePatie has passed away.   David Hudson DePatie December 24, 1929 – September 23, 2021   From cartoon historian Jerry Beck’s memoriam: There is much to say about DePatie, but I’ll start with the fact he was the last producer of the Warner Bros. Animation Division in 1961-62 – the […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2021,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Sam Cornell – RIP

Animator Sam Cornell has passed away. Samuel Miller (Sam) Cornell June 1939 – May 1, 2021   From the IMDb: From Pegboard, the Animation Guild’s newsletter: Sam Cornell d. 5/01/2021 – Industry veteran Sam Cornell is known for his varied work on Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Rugrats Movie, The Wuzzles, and Shinbone Alley. His […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Ruthie Tompson – RIP

Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson has passed away at age 111. Ruthie Tompson July 22, 1910 – September 10, 2021   From Variety: Ruthie Tompson, who began her career at the Walt Disney Studios as a painter in the Ink and Paint Department during the first golden age of Disney animation, died peacefully in her sleep […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Book Covers and Looney Trademark Rights

This week, we published a book by the talented Jaime Weinman on the history of the Looney Tunes cartoon franchise, which he considers the high-water mark of American filmed comedy. About six months ago, as the manuscript was being copyedited, we began working on the promotional copy. At the same time we were writing promo […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2021,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic history, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Book Covers and Looney Trademark Rights

U.S. Declares Woody Woodpecker Extinct

Woody Woodpecker no longer exists according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Woody Woodpecker is an iconic American cartoon character. He first debuted in the early 1940s, becoming the official mascot of Universal Studios along the way. In multiple cartoons starring Woody, he’s identified as a “Campephilus principalis.” More casually known as an ivory-billed […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on U.S. Declares Woody Woodpecker Extinct

Dale Messick and Floyd Norman Included as 2021 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Inductees

Dale Messick and Floyd Norman are the comic artists inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame this year.       Known as the “Grand Dame of the Funnies,” Dale Messick … for creating the popular adventure comic strip Brenda Starr, Reporter. Debuting in June of 1940, it was an immediate hit. Each […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Dale Messick and Floyd Norman Included as 2021 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Inductees

Bob Kain – RIP

Cartoonist and illustrator Bob Kain has passed away.   Robert (Bob) Kain August 12, 1932 – August 31, 2021   From the obituary: His great love of cartooning took him to study at The Ontario College of Art, and then to New York City to attend The School of Visual Arts. For 35 years he […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2021,  Section: Animation, Children's Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Talking Hamilton on Ferdinand Day

Sunday is Ron’s day but we’re here for Marcus, the week day Dennis the Menace cartoonist. From The Salisbury (North Carolina) Post: On Thursday, Aug. 26, at 12:30 p.m., Marcus Hamilton will illuminate visitors to his artistic collections named, “Two Dream Careers: From Illustrator to Cartoonist,” now showing as part of Waterworks’ summer exhibition, IMAGINE. […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Events, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

75th Annual NCS Divisional Award Nominees part 2

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the second round of nominees for their 75th Annual Divisional Reuben Awards for work in 2020. (Earlier nominees announced here.) MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION: Tom Chitty; Peter Kuper; Bob Lizarraga ADVERTISING/PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION: Chad Frye; Pat Higgins; Luke McGarry;                                                                   Patrick Merrell; Dave Whammond COMIC BOOKS: Brahm Revel; Stan Sakai; Walter Simonson […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

South Park Creators Sign $900 Million Deal

Bloomberg breaks the story: The creators of “South Park” have signed a new deal with ViacomCBS Inc. that will pay them more than $900 million over the next six years, one of the richest deals in TV history. Trey Parker and Matt Stone will use the money to make new episodes of “South Park” for […]

Posted on: Aug 5, 2021,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: Comments Off on South Park Creators Sign $900 Million Deal