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Hey Kids! Comics! Hot August Books

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for August 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Ballard Street Redux: The Comic Art of Jerry Van Amerongen    Victorian Comics  (re-issue of 1976 edition)   Big Nate: Destined […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, International, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Kevin Kallaugher & the Art of Editorial Cartooning

Grotesquerie is Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher’s bread and butter. For fifty years the cartoonist has rendered newsmakers in a fleshy museum of knobbly noses, splayed teeth, dewlaps, wattles, and vast foreheads. He’s produced some 10,000 cartoons for the Baltimore Sun and The Economist—in 1978 he became the first cartoonist hired by the latter—and his work is […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: 0 Comments

New Book – America’s Most Influential Journalist: The Life, Times and Legacy of Thomas Nast

This 830-page biography contains 1,000 Nast cartoons, illustrations, sketches, and paintings. 800 from Harper’s Weekly, the balance from other rare publications including Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper (25), New-York Illustrated News (47), Phunny Phellow (19), a comic paper that Nast contributed to from 1859-1873 100 cartoons on related topics by 20 other artists like Joseph Keppler […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Raymond Briggs – RIP

Author-illustrator-cartoonist Raymond Briggs has passed away. Raymond Redvers Briggs January 18, 1934 – August 9, 2022 “iconoclastic national treasure” From The Guardian: Raymond Briggs, the writer and illustrator who delighted children and inspired adults with bestselling cartoons and picture books, died on Tuesday morning aged 88, his publisher Penguin Random House has said. Ranging from […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Upcoming Events

Wednesday August 10, 2022 Memes, Editorial Cartoons, and Visual Journalism: Lessons for Your Classroom Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT Editorial cartooning is a powerful form of opinion journalism with a long history of effecting change and holding powerful individuals accountable. While the craft has evolved—even shaping contemporary forms of […]

Posted on: Aug 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Events, webinar, Comments: 0 Comments

Weekend Whatnots on a Sunday Afternoon

Anything you can think of is controlled by a handful of companies After a flurry of last-minute filings and orders, the U.S. Department of Justice’s bid to block Penguin Random House’s acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster is ready for court. Oral arguments are set to begin on August 1 before Judge […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Whatnots on a Sunday Afternoon

2022 San Diego Comic Con Souvenir Bookazine

The 2022 Comic Con International: San Diego ends today, but the memories can last a lifetime with the 2022 Souvenir Book. It is quite a nice “bookazine.” Included are feature articles on comic creators who were born 100 years ago in 1922. More feature articles about comic characters who debuted 40, 50, 60 years ago: […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Conventions, Gatherings, Comments: 2 Comments

SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards were handed out Friday night at the San Diego Comic Con. Below are a select few with categories and winners in bold. Best Short Story“Funeral in Foam,” by Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier, in You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife (Iron Circus)“Generations,” by Daniel Warren Johnson, in Superman: Red & Blue […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazines, Publications, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

Penmen of the Past (a Comic Chronicles issue)

Mike Rhode reports on Sara Duke revealing that The Library of Congress has received a new addition from 1918 to their collection by Harrison Cady, a master of the arts.   “Written by Jim Edgar, ‘Matt Marriott’ was the finest and most atmospheric newspaper strip about the American Wild West that has ever been produced,” […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Penmen of the Past (a Comic Chronicles issue)

Weekend Roundup – Late Edition

Announcing the 2022 Davenport International Cartoon Contest! A festival that honors a famous Political Cartoonist seems almost naked without some kind of competition focused on that endeavor. To that end, the International Cartoon Contest has returned! Also, since we have not changed either our entry fees or our prizes in over 30 years, we have […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Contests, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, International, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup – Late Edition

50 Years Ago – Maus Origins

50 years ago, on July 15, 1972, Apex Novelties released Funny Aminals #1, an underground comix book with work by Robert Crumb, Justin Green, Shary Flenniken, Jay Lynch, Michael McMillan, Bill Griffith, and Jim Osborne. Oh, and a three page story by Art Spiegleman. Three pages that would evolve into a Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book. […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on 50 Years Ago – Maus Origins

Miscellaneous Monday – We’re All Over the Place

A reminder that if you are, or know, a young cartoonist doing political cartoons or comics journalism, you have until July 15 to submit work for this year’s Locher Award!    The Sunday Heathcliff every which way. © Creators Syndicate Except for the title and the Kitty Korner companion panels Sean Kleefeld rearranges the Heathcliff […]

Posted on: Jul 11, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Miscellaneous Monday – We’re All Over the Place

Macanudo: Elsewhere and Elsewhen

Argentinian cartoonist Liniers’s internationally syndicated daily comic is collected for the first time in English in Macanudo: Welcome to Elsewhere (Fantagraphics, Aug.). Being Fantagraphics that book is now scheduled for September.     With the cartoonist’s first book for the English speaking world coming soon Publishers Weekly talks with Macanudo comic strip creator Liniers. I […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Macanudo: Elsewhere and Elsewhen

Robert C. Harvey – RIP

Cartoonist and comics historian Bob Harvey has passed away. Robert Charles (Bob) Harvey (a.k.a. R. C. Harvey) June 22, 1937 – July 7, 2022 Bob’s friends Tom Tanquary and Carolyn Weller have informed the comics world that R.C. Harvey has passed away due to complications following a fall. From Bob’s daughter Julia: Last week Dad […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Book Reviews and Book Revues

Despite their vast impact, the whole story of the underground comix movement has never been fully told in a coherent, systematic way. Sure, over the years we’ve seen some good work focus on individual creators or publishers, and some good bibliographic work tracking down the titles and print histories from a collectors’ perspective, but nothing […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Book Reviews and Book Revues