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2021 Eisner Award Winners

The winners of the 2021 Eisner Awards were announced Friday night at the San Diego Comic-Con. A mostly comic book affair here are the winners in some categories we regularly cover here at TDC. Best Reality-Based Work WINNER: Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, by Derf Backderf (Abrams) Big Black: Stand at Attica, by Frank “Big […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2021,  Section: Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

Call For Entries: The 2021 Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is now open for entries published between June 2020 and June 2021 for The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is once again looking for the best in local political cartooning. The Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Call For Entries: The 2021 Rex Babin Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Cartooning

Jen Sorenson, Sage Stassel, Alexandra Bowman Are 2021 Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) Winners

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) has announced the annual best-of-the-best, the winners of its 2021 Column-writing Contest. “We took a chance, expanded the categories, and it paid off with some incredibly rich and insightful columns and content. I’m forever grateful to the judges for helping us navigate all the amazing work.” One of […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jen Sorenson, Sage Stassel, Alexandra Bowman Are 2021 Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) Winners

Bernstein, Blum, Lockman, Newman Get The Finger

  The San Diego Comic-Con has announced the comics writers who will be awarded The Bill Finger Award this year. Comic-Con is proud to announce six writers who contributed greatly to the history of comics have been selected to receive the 2021 Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. The selection, made by […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2021,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bernstein, Blum, Lockman, Newman Get The Finger

Gary and Mike are Paid Their Dues

Excerpts of remarks of Saul Schniderman, Chair, Labor Heritage Foundation upon the presentation of The Joe Hill Award to cartoonists Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki: This evening the Labor Heritage Foundation presents the Joe Hill Award to the most famous labor cartoonists in the United States — Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki. This is a […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Gary and Mike are Paid Their Dues

Huck & Konopacki Honored with Joe Hill Award

Cartoonists Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki were honored by The Labor Heritage Foundation with the presentation of the “lifetime achievement” Joe Hill Award. The Joe Hill Award honors leaders and artists who have contributed to the successful integration of arts and culture in the labor movement. Every year at the Great Labor Arts Exchange, the […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Huck & Konopacki Honored with Joe Hill Award

Davies, Ohanian, Bui Get Sigma Delta Chi Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists announced the recipients of the 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism on Saturday, among them are awards for editorial cartoons created in 2020.   Matt Davies won for newspapers with a circulation of 100,000+ (Newsday). Judges statement: Davies makes his point with a whisper rather than a […]

Posted on: Jun 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

More on Pulitzer’s Editorial Cartooning No-Prize

Mike Peterson has weighed in with his and a few others opinions, but the outrage is large and justifiable. The major slight is to the nominated cartoonists of course, and we’ll return to them in a moment. But let’s not forget the affront shown to this year’s jury. Two Pulitzer Prize-winning Cartoonists, two Editorial Page […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: I’ve been thrown out of classier joints

  Well, I stand by yesterday’s post, and I’m glad that it — and JP Trostle’s “epic rant” — got said before Columbia University and their Pulitzer Committee delivered that stunning mean-girl snub because otherwise it might sound like sour grapes. As I wrote then The Pulitzers do reward good work. But they’re still just […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2021,  Section: Awards, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Mort Gerberg: NCS Gold Key/Hall of Fame Entry

The National Cartoonists Society takes great pleasure in announcing that the Gold Key Award will be presented this year to Mort Gerberg, for his widely-varied and successful career of over 60 years as a cartoonist. The Gold Key, awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, honors the recipient as a member of […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

2021 Eisner Award Nominees – Comic Strip Division

The annual Eisner Awards, in association with the San Diego Comic-Con, have announced the nominees in their various groupings. While there is no exact comic strip or editorial cartoon categories, there are some divisions and nominees to which we can relate among the mostly comic book awards.    The most direct comic strip category is […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2021,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 2021 Eisner Award Nominees – Comic Strip Division

2021 Locher Award Call For Entries

Are you a young cartoonist who draws commentary on social topics? Do you know a cartoonist who’s doing work with a political tinge? Enter today! http://locheraward.org/ The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 2021 Locher Award Call For Entries

The Nib & Reveal Win 2021 RFK Journalism Award

In/Vulnerable: Inequity in the Time of Pandemic From the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Awards: In her @reveal series, cartoonist Thi Bui captured the devastation of COVID-19 and laid bare the stark disparities that shape our lives. Congrats to this year’s Cartoon winner for her riveting work “In/Vulnerable: Inequality in the Time of the […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The Nib & Reveal Win 2021 RFK Journalism Award

de Adder Wins 2020 National Newspaper Award

The National Newspaper Awards have announced the winners of their 2020 awards with Michael de Adder as the winner of the Editorial Cartooning category. Editorial Cartooning Winner: Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle Herald/Toronto Star Finalists: Graeme MacKay, Hamilton Spectator; Bruce MacKinnon, Halifax Chronicle Herald An additional note: Several individuals took home top honours for the […]

Posted on: May 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on de Adder Wins 2020 National Newspaper Award

2021 Will Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees & Nominees

Comic-Con International: San Diego has announced the Judges Inductees who are automatically entered into their Will Eisner Hall of Fame; and 16 nominees, four of which will be voted into the Hall by comics people across a variety of professions (cartoonists, editors, comic store owners, historians, etc.). As is usual a number of inductees and […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment