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Cartoons Have been Grooming Kids for Decades The last 12 months has witnessed a bit of a frenzy surrounding kids’ entertainment, from bisexual Superman to the first gay dads in Sesame Street to a brief kiss from a lesbian couple in Pixar’s new animated feature Lightyear. In response, reactionaries are rehashing moral panics from previous […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2022,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Events, International, Manga, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

Weekend Whatnots on a Sunday Afternoon

Anything you can think of is controlled by a handful of companies After a flurry of last-minute filings and orders, the U.S. Department of Justice’s bid to block Penguin Random House’s acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster is ready for court. Oral arguments are set to begin on August 1 before Judge […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Movies, Comments: 0 Comments

Penmen of the Past (a Comic Chronicles issue)

Mike Rhode reports on Sara Duke revealing that The Library of Congress has received a new addition from 1918 to their collection by Harrison Cady, a master of the arts.   “Written by Jim Edgar, ‘Matt Marriott’ was the finest and most atmospheric newspaper strip about the American Wild West that has ever been produced,” […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Penmen of the Past (a Comic Chronicles issue)

Miscellaneous Monday – We’re All Over the Place

A reminder that if you are, or know, a young cartoonist doing political cartoons or comics journalism, you have until July 15 to submit work for this year’s Locher Award!    The Sunday Heathcliff every which way. © Creators Syndicate Except for the title and the Kitty Korner companion panels Sean Kleefeld rearranges the Heathcliff […]

Posted on: Jul 11, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Miscellaneous Monday – We’re All Over the Place

Senior Strippers – 2022 Edition

Around mid-year we update our Senior Strippers list with a birthday of a cartoonist around this time. However there are no 90th birthdays on our list for mid-2022 (the next on our schedule isn’t until 2023). But we have added a few since last year.   Most recently Playboy cartoonist and children’s book author/illustrator Don […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2022,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Simon Deitch – RIP

Underground cartoonist Simon Deitch has passed away. Simon Deitch May 12, 1947 – June 21, 2022   From The Comics Journal: Simon Deitch, a member of a superbly talented family of comic artists and writers, whose work first began appearing in the earliest days of the underground comix revolution, died of kidney failure Tuesday morning, […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Recalling the Cartoonists of Carmel

On the East Coast they have Cartoon County. On the West Coast there is the city of Carmel. They used to congregate at a Carmel coffee shop on the same afternoon each week, having come into town to share stories, reminisce, poke fun. These were the masters of satire, legendary cartoonists who, after creating characters […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Recalling the Cartoonists of Carmel

The First Weekend Whatnots of Summer

Real Estate Listing: Terry Manor For Sale Location: Bronxville, New York – Price: $5.995 million  Originally built in 1935, Terry Manor is a fully restored and renovated Tudor-style home set on nearly an acre of park-like property in Lawrence Park West, a tree-lined neighborhood in Westchester County.  The period home was built by Charles Lewis […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Legal, Television, Comments: Comments Off on The First Weekend Whatnots of Summer

See You in the Funny Papers – Exhibit & Etymology

“See You in the Funny Papers”: a phrase that began to grace the American lexicon around the 1920s and served as a reminder that life can often be just as amusing and whimsical as the Sunday comics. That’s what Ruthmere’s summer exhibit is all about… Funny Papers will include a traveling exhibit from the Charles M. […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

Weekend Roundup Come On a Monday This Month

As a cartoonist, I’m always asked about my greatest influences. I have quite a few, but my earliest — like many, many cartoonists — was Charles Schulz (Peanuts). Therefore, you can imagine how honored I am to be speaking at the Charles M Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday, June 25! It’s a […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2022,  Section: Animation, Charity, Comic strips, Exhibits, International, Newspaper industry, Speaking Engagements, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup Come On a Monday This Month

Everett Peck – RIP

Illustrator Everett Peck has passed away. Everett Lee Peck October 9, 1950 – June 14, 2022   Illustrator, cartoonist, animator, painter The Peck Family has posted on social media that Everett has died. Animation Magazine also has the sad news.  Illustrator, cartoonist, animator, writer and teacher Everett Peck — best known for his popular animated […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2022,  Section: Animation, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Everett Peck – RIP

Cartoonists, Animated and Otherwise – A Roundup

Graphic Illustrator or Cartoonist? What is a graphic illustrator? A graphic illustrator is a professional who creates illustrations with the help of computer software, application, or by hand. They create visual content such as logos that help their clients display their intentions and messages. To be a graphic illustrator is not easy as it requires […]

Posted on: Jun 4, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Politics, Comments: 1 Comment

Finalists Named for 2021 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has revealed the finalists for the various Divisional Awards for their 76th Annual Reuben Dinner. All of these divisions were juried by regional NCS chapters and specialty juries. The results were tallied to arrive at these final nominees. The nominees for 2021 creativity are: Comic Book: Trish Forstner; Gideon Kendall; David […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Andrews McMeel Entertainment presents Marmaduke

So far this century Marvel Entertainment has ruled the comics inspired film world, that is about to change as Andrews McMeel Entertainment begins its challenge for supremacy. Until now I didn’t realize there was an Andrews McMeel film division. From Cartoon Brew: Originally set to release in 2020 but delayed by COVID-19 setbacks, the new […]

Posted on: Apr 10, 2022,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Andrews McMeel Entertainment presents Marmaduke

Cartoonists in the News

Bill Suddick, Chuck Asay, Kate Beaton, Roy Thomas, Edward Sorel, and Jackie Ormes. Beach Metro Community News cartoonist, illustrator and educator Bill Suddick will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, March 22, online event hosted by The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. The free Zoom presentation will feature Suddick talking about the stories […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the News