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2020 Eisner Hall of Fame Judge’s Choices (and Nominees): Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell

The 2020 Judges’ Choices for automatic inclusion into the Eisner Hall of Fame are Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell. Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have selected two individuals to automatically be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2020. These inductees are pioneering newspaper cartoonist Nell […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Pulitzer Prize…Deadline Imminent! January 24!

Entry deadline: Jan. 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Entry fee: $75 per entry – paid by credit card only (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover). Cartooning category: Cartoons should be uploaded as JPEGs. If they are animated, enter via URLs. For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

Your submissions must be delivered to their respective locations by January 23, 2020 for consideration   The National Cartoonists Society website has the entry forms and details. You DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

2020 Prizes/Awards Deadlines

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has published the deadlines and links to various Award and Prize opportunities for Editorial Cartoonists. A few, including The Pulitzer and The Divisional Reubens, have January deadlines. The deadline for Canada’s National Newspaper Awards is only days away. National Newspaper Awards (Canada) Deadline: January 9, 2020 Rules and entry […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Events, Graphic Journalism, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Prizes/Awards Deadlines

CSotD: Category Killers and other delights

I’ve recently mentioned my past covering shopping malls, but I hadn’t mentioned “category killers,” a term from that corner of retail business. A category killer is a store that makes it pointless to add other stores in that category. For instance, if you lease to Dick’s Sporting Goods, there’s no point in a smaller sports […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2019,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

December 20, 2019 Letter from the National Cartoonists Society calling for submissions. Note that membership is not a requirement to submit and be considered for the divisional awards and the submissions deadline is January 23, 2020.  

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

Disney Gets 3 Golden Globes Nominations, But…

Cartoon Brew is reporting the nominations for the Golden Globes Animation category. It’s a stellar result for Disney, which picked up nominations for its three animated releases of the year: Toy Story 4, The Lion King, and Frozen 2. For the first time since 2012, the House of Mouse accounts for a majority of the […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Animation, Awards, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Disney Gets 3 Golden Globes Nominations, But…

RJ Matson Wins 2019 Berryman Award

CQ Roll Call cartoonist Robert “RJ” Matson has won the National Press Foundation’s Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons. The NPF judges said: “Matson’s cartoons combine visual clarity and instant impact. His drawing is fresh, clean and beautifully composed. Matson’s dry satire helps break down complicated issues and zeroes in on […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on RJ Matson Wins 2019 Berryman Award

Dennis Draughon 2019 EPPY Award Winner

Dennis Draughon, Capitol Broadcasting Company’s editorial cartoonist, has been recognized for the best editorial/political cartoons by Editor & Publisher magazine’s 24th annual EPPY Awards. The annual competition honors the best work on digital media websites. Draughon, 58, has been drawing editorial cartoons for Capitol Broadcasting since February 2017. The EPPY judges praised Draughon’s cartoons as […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Dennis Draughon 2019 EPPY Award Winner

Hype Igoe on 2020 Boxing Hall of Fame Ballot

Sports reporter, writer, and cartoonist Hype Igoe is among those on the ballot for the 2020 International Boxing Hall of Fame in the Observers category. ESPN reports: The International Boxing Hall of Fame, which in July reduced the wait for eligibility to three years, released the ballot for the 2020 election cycle and it is […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic history, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hype Igoe on 2020 Boxing Hall of Fame Ballot

Lynda Barry Awarded MacArthur “Genius Grant”

Cartoonist Lynda Barry is among those awarded a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship. Commonly called a Genius Grant, “The MacArthur Fellowship is a $625,000, no-strings-attached award to extraordinarily talented and creative individuals as an investment in their potential.”   The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the University of Wisconsin-Madison proudly boasts it is home to two of […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Lynda Barry Awarded MacArthur “Genius Grant”

2019 Ringo Award Nominees – Comic Strip Division

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The nomination ballot is determined by fans and pros alike. The third annual awards return as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. Top honors will be announced Saturday, October 19, 2019. As […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 Ringo Award Nominees – Comic Strip Division

Cartoonist Awards Reporter 2019 H-Eisman Trophy

Last year Larry Yudelson profiled Hy Eisman for the Jewish Standard. That story won a Rockower Award: Category 11: The David Frank Award for Excellence in Personality Profiles Division A. Newspapers 15,000 circulation and over; Broadcast Second Place Jewish Standard, Teaneck, NJ “Popeye the Sailor’s man in Glen Rock” by Larry Yudelson Click here to view submission […]

Posted on: Sep 6, 2019,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Chelsea Saunders 2019 Locher Award Winner

  The 2019 Locher Memorial Award winner is Chelsea Saunders! 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, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Chelsea Saunders 2019 Locher Award Winner

Lalo Alcaraz Wins Southern Calif Journalism Award

  Lalo Alcaraz was awarded the SoCal Journalism Award for Editorial Cartooning from the Los Angeles Press Club on June 30, 2019. D7. EDITORIAL CARTOON Lalo Alcaraz, Andrews McMeel Syndication, “Prototypes Exhibit in Mexico” https://www.gocomics.com/laloalcaraz/2018/12/28 Judges’ comment: This was just funny. The best editorial cartoons are often the ones that make us laugh hardest, and […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Lalo Alcaraz Wins Southern Calif Journalism Award