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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

Sketching the Disneyverse

Disney Sketchbook Disney+’s new six-part original Series Sketchbook will give “an insider’s look into the animation process” as studio artists teach viewers how to draw Disney characters like Kuzco (Emperor’s New Groove), Olaf (Frozen), Genie (Aladdin), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Mirabel (Encanto), and Simba (The Lion King). Disney describes it as “an intimate instructional documentary […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Sketching the Disneyverse

Mustering of Cartoon and Comic Announcements

After mentioning The Reubens and CXC lets talk MoCCA. The Society is thrilled to welcome you back to the 2022 MoCCA Arts Festival! Please join us in celebrating a selection of top comic, cartoon and illustration artists from around the world! Featuring work by over 500 creators the weekend will also include live lectures, panels, […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Mustering of Cartoon and Comic Announcements

Lincoln Peirce Interview as Big Nate Debuts on TV

Big Nate gets involved in new shenanigans as an animated tv star today. The beloved comic strip Big Nate by cartoonist Lincoln Peirce has evolved quite a bit from a newspaper comic strip  first debuted in 1991 to a full-blown media franchise that includes illustrated novels and even a stage musical. After more than three […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2022,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Lincoln Peirce Interview as Big Nate Debuts on TV

Bloom County to Return as Animated Series

Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County comic strip is in development as an animated television series with the creator as co-writer and executive producer. From Variety: Ack! Bill the Cat, Opus and the rest of Berkeley Breathed’s “Bloom County” universe are heading to Fox. The comic strip, created and written by Berkeley Breathed, is being developed as […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2022,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

This ‘n’ That East of The Mississippi

February 8 is Okefenokee Swamp Day in Georgia One of Georgia’s seven natural wonders, Okefenokee Swamp has inspired everything from comic strips to rides at Six Flags Over Georgia and has long been one of the state’s leading tourist attractions, but on Feb. 8, the 428,000-acre blackwater wetland will finally get its dues at Georgia’s […]

Posted on: Feb 8, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, Exhibits, Greeting Cards, Comments: 1 Comment

Roundups and Updates

A reminder that the deadline for entries to the National Cartoonists Society’s Divisional Reuben Awards ends in three days – February 2, 2022. The NCS has put up a video describing the selection/election process of the Reuben Awards. (As much as I love the procedural explanation I love the various interpretations of the NCS logo.) […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Reuben, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment