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38th Annual Stanley Awards

The ACA held their annual Stanley Awards last night. Or maybe the night before, it’s in Australia and while we fell back an hour they jump ahead a day. The Stanley Awards was held for the first time since 2019 and Cathy Wilcox, the Australian Cartoonists Association’s (ACA) president said, ‘it will be a blast […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Ward Sutton Wins 2022 Berryman Award

The National Press Foundation has announced that Ward Sutton has won the 2022 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons. Sutton’s satire skewered U.S. politicians for inaction on school shootings, explored dark scenarios about the end of American democracy, and portrayed Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping as new […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ward Sutton Wins 2022 Berryman Award

A Gathering of Gallimaufry

A Hard-Copy of the Morning Newspaper is Vital Art Marmorstein needs four things in the morning: … a warm shower, a bowl of cereal, a cup of coffee and a hard-copy morning newspaper. If my kids have used up all the hot water, a lukewarm or even a cold shower will do the trick. If […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2022,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comic strips, Museums, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Charles Addams and George Booth to be Inducted into the 2022 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

Cartoonists Charles Addams and George Booth will be inducted into the 2022 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame on November 3, 2022.   Charles Addams     George Booth        The other inductees are Emory Douglas Wendy and Brian Froud Reynold Ruffins Sarah Stilwell-Weber

Posted on: Oct 28, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Charles Addams and George Booth to be Inducted into the 2022 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

Re: Comic Strip Type Cartoonists

© Patrick McDonnell Patrick McDonnell passes on a little inside stuff: MUTTS might look a little different to you this week and in the future. If so, it’s because I’ve loosened up my art style, using very little preliminary pencils (in some cases none) and going straight to drawing in ink. It gives the strip […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Re: Comic Strip Type Cartoonists

Cartoonists Assemble!

David G. Brown posted a photo gallery of the recent AAEC Convention.   This morning the CXC Newsletter came with awards information and photos.   Trina Robbins and Lee Marrs won the Transformative Work Award for their work as part of the Wimmen’s Comix collective from the 1970s to the 1990s, and for their careers […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Awards, Cartooning, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists Assemble!

City Paper on Steve Stegelin’s Babin Award Win

As Mike Peterson reported (with photos!) Steve Stegelin won the Rex Babin Award last night. And Steve’s home The Charleston City Paper proudly boasted of the honor: Charleston City Paper cartoonist Steve Stegelin on Saturday won a major national award for cartoon excellence for the style and snark that Charlestonians have come to love for […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on City Paper on Steve Stegelin’s Babin Award Win

CSotD: The AAEC/CXC gets rolling

My day yesterday began at a CXC event, with a session on James Sturm, a cartoonist of substantial background and current production, best known in my neighborhood as the founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT, which is just across the river from me. Oddly enough, though we’re only four […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2022,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: CXC Opening Day

The first day of the AAEC Conference began with a long business meeting and ended, alas, with the discovery that my camera had been lying to me all day long. So it goes. But backlighting and shadows are appropriate here because they probably shouldn’t have even let a non-voting associate in, and, like most such […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2022,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: CXC Opening Day

The Harvey Awards Hall of Fame Honors Go To: Buell, Gaiman, Shelton, Thomas

The Harvey Awards, which honors exemplary comic book work, will be adding members to its Hall of Fame at New York Comic Con in October. The new inductees are Neil Gaiman, whose best-selling series The Sandman was recently adapted for Netflix, the underground cartoonist Gilbert Shelton, and Roy Thomas, a prolific writer and editor for […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2022,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Harvey Awards Hall of Fame Honors Go To: Buell, Gaiman, Shelton, Thomas

The Next Big Cartoonists Meet: CXC/AAEC

Cartoonists of all sorts and stripes – comic strip cartoonists, editorial cartoonists, comic book (mainstream, alternative, small press) cartoonists – of all ages, for all ages. Only a week away. (a week away, a week away)     Lee Marrs, Keith Knight, Bill Plympton, Ann Telnaes, Jim Mahfood, Steenz, Dan Parent, Trina Robbins, Kevin Necessary, […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on The Next Big Cartoonists Meet: CXC/AAEC

Comic Art and Cartoonist News

Broom-Hilda by Russell Myers © Tribune Content Agency   When The Far Side Went Too Far? According to a 2019 interview with Larson in the New York Times, Larson revealed that he had numerous moments where he was going to be pulled from newspapers by controversy, but one stuck out in his mind the most. […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2022,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Art and Cartoonist News

Of Pultizers and Things

For reasons unexplained, the Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning was not awarded in 1923, 1936, 1960, 1965, 1973, and 2021. It may have been because all competitors in those years fell below the standard of excellence fixed by the Pulitzer Board, the governing body that meets twice annually, once to appoint nominating jurors in each […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Controversies, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 1 Comment

76th Reuben Award Winner is Edward Sorel

  On September 16 the National Cartoonists Society presented their 76th Annual Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year to … EDWARD SOREL     The National Cartoonists Society Announcement.  

Posted on: Sep 17, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 76th Reuben Award Winner is Edward Sorel

2021 NCS Divisional Award Winners

On September 16, 2022 the National Cartoonists Society announced the winners of their Divisional Awards for work produced in 2021 at the 76th Annual Reuben Awards Banquet. Winners in bold. Nominees for Comic Book: Trish Forstner; Gideon Kendall; David Peterson    Nominees for Gag Cartoons: Emily Flake; Amy Hwang; Christopher Weyant   Nominees for Greeting […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2022,  Section: Awards, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2021 NCS Divisional Award Winners