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Don Morgan – RIP

  Animator and Pogo artist Don Morgan has passed away. Donald Lester (Don) Morgan May 16, 1938 – March 31, 2019   From the obituary: He grew up in Mechanicsburg, Penn., and joined the Navy three days after graduation from high school. After his time in the Navy he went to Pratt Institute and majored […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2019,  Section: Animation, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

The 2018 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. The National Cartoonists Society  

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

Spinning the Cartoon Wheel Again

Whhhiirrrrr…clik…clik…clik…clak   Awards The Slate Book Review and the Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to announce the nominees for the seventh annual Cartoonist Studio Prize. The winner in each of our categories will be announced April 12. Each winner will receive $1,000 and eternal glory. On the shortlist of nominees for Best Web Comic […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2019,  Section: Animation, Auctions, Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Legal, Newspaper industry, Off topic, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Spinning the Cartoon Wheel Again

Cartooning – Around the Dial

  The Father of Children’s Goth Edward Gorey is the doubtful guest in this fine biography: a stubbornly evasive and irreducible essence, now sprawled in a tureen, now chewing on crockery, now standing with his nose to the wall. He lived 30 years too early and 100 years too late. His solitude was significant, that’s […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning – Around the Dial

So, Whatever Happened to Glenn McCoy?

Glenn McCoy the early years: Right out of the gates of [Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville], Glenn was brought on as the Art Director at the Belleville News-Democrat. “I always secretly wanted to be a cartoonist, and when I saw the opportunity to start doing cartoons for the News-Democrat, that was sort of my entry […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on So, Whatever Happened to Glenn McCoy?

CSotD: Potpourri & Popeye

Let’s get the political piece out of the way first: In today’s Non Sequitur, Wiley Miller comments on the new rules for press briefings at the White House. I’m okay with the new format, not because it’s a victory for press freedom, of course, except to the degree that it is. I don’t believe in […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

November 18, 1928 – Mickey’s Birthday? Eventually.

  When did Mickey celebrate his third birthday? October 24, 1931. When did Mickey celebrate his fifth birthday? October 1, 1933. When was Mickey’s lucky seventh birthday…September 28th, 1935. When was Mickey’s 40th birthday in 1968? September 27th, 1968.     As an installment of Jim’s Animation Anecdotes, animation and comics historian Jim Korkis, at […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Mickey Mouse at 90 is Still Animated

  90 years ago Mickey Mouse became very popular due to his freewheeling attitude in the early cartoons. After a couple decades Mickey Mouse was tamed as he became the 1950s company image, and his popularity declined. Five years ago his early character was revived with a new series of shorts. You may have heard […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on Mickey Mouse at 90 is Still Animated

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss

  You’ve probably been pronouncing “Seuss” wrong. Sorry, but Seuss is not pronounced “Soose.” Instead, Dr. Seuss and his family, who emigrated to the US from Bavaria, pronounce the name “Zoice.”     Seuss collected hats, won a Pulitzer Prize, coined the word ‘nerd’, and more. Marilyn La Jeunesse and Insider present the above and […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Short Takes

First, this note to editorial cartoonists: If Elizabeth Warren had — without claiming any advantage for it — said that her family spoke of African-American heritage, was mocked and called “Aunt Jemima” for it, but then took a DNA test that bore out her claim, would you depict her as a triumphant minstrel-show mammy? Don’t […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2018,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Josh Olsen Wins Short Shorts Animation Contest

Joshua Olsen has been named the winner of GoComics 2018 Short Shorts Animation Contest. Animators who entered their own 60-second-or-less video were eligible to win a $25,000 grand prize from GoComics. So Josh got a bit more than just a nice plaque. The GoComics blog carries the short notice with a link to ten finalists […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

Voting Has Opened on GoComics’ ‘Short Short’ Contest

GoComics has announced and posted the pubic voting site to their animation contest for ten semi-finalists. The public vote will narrow it down from ten to three finalists. The three finalists will be voted on by industry-related judges and the winner will get $25,000. GoComics and the Daily Cartoonist are owned by Andrews McMeel. […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: 1 Comment

GoComics ‘Short Shorts’ Animation Contest Starts Today (May 29) – updated

Bumped up as a reminder to all you animators out there. Only 6 days to get your short video animation in! You could win $25,000! No Purch Nec. See Rules for details. Enter now! original May 29, 2018 post: GoComics has sent out an email today announcing the start of their short animation contest. From […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: 2 Comments

Exclusive Interview: Steve Moore to Step Away from ‘In the Bleachers’

Q: You’ve decided to put the pen down on “In the Bleachers” … What gives? The comic is only 33 years old. A: Yeah, 33 years. Would you believe I started Bleachers when I was 4-years old? I didn’t think so. Anyway … I still have three youngsters who need to burn through Dad’s hard-earned […]

Posted on: Jul 9, 2018,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

A Mouse Divided – A Mouse Diminished

A few Walt Disney news items via Cartoon Brew. Released tomorrow, July 3, 2018, is ‘A Mouse Divided’ by Jeff Ryan – A New Book Exploring How Success Tore Apart Mickey Mouse Creators Walt Disney And Ub Iwerks Cartoon Brew’s Amid Amidi explains The book…explores how Walt Disney’s colleague Ub Iwerks was never given the […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on A Mouse Divided – A Mouse Diminished