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Hey Kids! Comics! Presidential Library

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for February 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy Volume 29 The Complete Dick Tracy by Chester Gould is completed!   In Love & Pajamas […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: 0 Comments

SVA Is Proud of Alumus Jerry Craft

The School of Visual Arts hails one of its own: Author and cartoonist Jerry Craft (BFA 1984 Media Arts) made history twice last year. His best-selling book New Kid—the story of Jordan Banks, an artistic African American 12-year-old newly enrolled at a predominantly white private school—became the first graphic novel to win the American Library […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2021,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on SVA Is Proud of Alumus Jerry Craft

Renewing Memories – Cartoonist Chronicles210204

There has been a persistent myth that Napoleon was a short man, when in fact he was 5 feet 7 inches tall which was above average height at the time. James Gillray, a British cartoonist helped directly influence this myth, consistently drawing the French leader as a short figure surrounded by tall British adversaries.  R.K. […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Renewing Memories – Cartoonist Chronicles210204

This ‘n’ That Post Groundhog Day

Which of The Usual Gang of Idiots Do You Most Admire? That’s almost impossible to answer … Mort Drucker was the master of caricature and literally defined the movie/TV parody. Jack Davis was the greatest action/movement/physical cartoonist maybe ever. Wally Wood was a virtuoso of ink, light, and shadow, and could draw virtually anything from […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

A Little of This, A Little of That

Tain’t Funny McGee McPherson © John McPherson A New Castle News reader finds no humor in a Close to Home comic: I no longer “read” The News but scan for something of local or personal interest, such as Dr. Roach’s “Your Health.” As on Saturday when a “cartoon” of God’s chosen man, Moses, was right […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2021,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Paul Gilligan Signs New Book Deal

Cartoonist Paul Gilligan, of Pooch Cafe and King of the Mole People fame, has signed a book deal with Tundra/Penguin Random House for a series of graphic novels for young readers. © Paul Gilligan Publishers Weekly reports: Peter Phillips and Tara Walker at Tundra have acquired, in an exclusive submission, world rights to Pluto Rocket […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Gilligan Signs New Book Deal

Hey Kids! Comics! – Winter Reading

© Tom Gauld Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. A Cockeyed Menagerie   For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 5   Ditko Shrugged   BB […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award. All that is required is that the work be […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

New for ’21: 1925 is Public Domain

As of January 1, 2021 most everything from 1925 entered public domain status. While that Duke University links focuses on some lesser works, we will turn our attention to more important literature that is now available after the Walt Disney Extension. Among the more well-known comics that started in 1925, and whose first year is […]

Posted on: Jan 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Wrapping Up the Old with a Year-End Roundup

Some miscellaneous items from the recent past. On this day 25 years ago, Bill Watterson’s iconic comic strip Calvin and Hobbes bid us farewell. To take us on a path down memory lane, here are some of the best Calvin and Hobbes strips created. Well, some of the best as decided by Mackenzie Cummings-Grady.   […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonist Interviews: Billingsley, Donnelly, Scott

The newest Visual Arts Journal features Michael Tisserand interviewing Ray Billingsley. Read the entire interview here.   Comics DC interviews cartoonist (and homegirl) Liza Donnelly.   What work are you most proud of?Getting into The New Yorker, particularly at age 24. I am also very proud of the book that I wrote, Funny Ladies: The […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Interviews: Billingsley, Donnelly, Scott

The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Over 1200 pages long with more than 1200 new entries, this is a bibliography of articles and books on all aspects of comic and cartoon art including comic books, comic strips, cartoons, animation, editorial cartoons, newly updated as of the end of 2018. The electronic book, a non DRM PDF, includes tens of thousands of […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Ted Dawson Gets Publishers Weekly Cover

Max Weaver and Ted Dawson‘s new Grubbs book (Spring 2021 release) got a prime spot in the latest (December 21) Publishers Weekly magazine – the cover! It’s a parody alternate cover for their Person of the Year issue. Grubbs has been around, in one form of another, for a dozen years. From a 2016 interview […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Dawson Gets Publishers Weekly Cover

Bearing With Bob Scott

Cartoonist Bob Scott has no intention of sending his Bear into hibernation this winter. A new Bear With Me book will soon join his first Molly and the Bear book in stores and comic shops. Recently John Adcock interviewed Bob at Yesterday’s Papers: Brett Koth and I were hired to co-pencil Jim’s comic strip US Acres. […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bearing With Bob Scott

And the Company You Keep Too

The end of the year brings out the “Best of” lists.Some of which contains items that we have mentioned here. The Beat‘s list of the 50 best comics of 2020 includes titles by seasoned creators and up-and-coming talents.   Forbes has put out their list of The Best Graphic Novels of 2020.   Polygon has […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on And the Company You Keep Too