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The Rotary Cartoon Awards (Australia)

And the award goes to….. Cartoon of the Year to David Rowe for Nuts   Open Category winner Jason Chatfield for Coronavirus Diary 1- 3 Merit Award to Jed Dunstan for Kangaroo looking for a date   Sports Category winner is Harry Bruce for Faster, higher, stronger with Merit Award to Lindsay Foyle for Excitement […]

Posted on: Mar 7, 2022,  Section: Awards, Caricature, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Rotary Cartoon Awards (Australia)

Cartoon MADness

Mad #24 is nipping at our heels with a release date of February 15. It features a new cover by Ed Steckley. Though some places are showing an old (July 1976) Bob Jones cover to illustrate the solicitation. Must have been sent out for the early listers. Elsewhere Ed gives us a look at the […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon MADness

The Comic Strip Preservation Society

A Comic Chronicles Edition So much comics history. IF FAY KING HADN’T MARRIED A PRIZE FIGHTER named “Battling” Nelson, we’d know almost nothing about her life. We know her opinions about the manners and mores of the twenties and thirties from her comic strips, cartoons and columns. And we have an inkling of what she […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on The Comic Strip Preservation Society

American Caricature – Documentary Feature Film

You’ve seen them in magazines, in cartoons, and at just about every densely populated tourist attraction in America. A professional caricature artist will manage not only to capture a person’s likeness, but amplify it – all while exaggerating, contorting, and stylizing the subject’s most prominent features. To some, they are souvenirs. Fleeting entertainment. To others, […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Comments: Comments Off on American Caricature – Documentary Feature Film

Tom Kelly – RIP

Caricaturist Tom Kelly has passed away. Thomas Merton (Tom) Kelly October 12, 1950 – January 4, 2022 From the obituary: He studied at Cal Poly Pomona before launching a successful career as a caricaturist and cartoonist at Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland. Tom was in constant demand as an artist at wedding receptions, birthday parties, […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Kelly – RIP

The Shetland Islands and 40 Years of Smirk

Since we are celebrating 40 year anniversaries today let’s go to Scotland where… “Births, Deaths, Marriages and Smirk, but not necessarily in that order”, is how someone once told me they read The Shetland Times – probably apocryphal – then of course there are the back pages. A cartoon is a form of expression that […]

Posted on: Jan 4, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Shetland Islands and 40 Years of Smirk

Court Sketch Artists Draw Ghislaine Maxwell as Ghislaine Maxwell Draws Court Sketch Artists

A COURTROOM sketch artist in the Ghislaine Maxwell sex trafficking trial has told of the bizarre moment the socialite twice turned around to draw her. Illustrator Elizabeth Williams, who has been sketching people in court for 40 years, was at a pre-trial hearing in November when Maxwell began staring at her while drawing. © Associated Press/Elizabeth Williams […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Court Sketch Artists Draw Ghislaine Maxwell as Ghislaine Maxwell Draws Court Sketch Artists

Newly Revealed David Low Self-Caricatures

If you are unaware of the renowned British editorial cartoonist and caricaturist here is cartoonist Mel Calman on Sir David Low: “Low was undoubtedly the best political cartoonist of his time.” That would run from 1910 to 1960, starting in New Zealand and ending in Great Britain. His heydays were with the conservative Evening Standard […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Gag Cartoons and Diversity

Of the many challenges cartoonists face — rejection, money, drink, or lack of — one of the trickiest is the growing pressure to depict diversity. Nowadays readers often write to publications complaining about the dearth of ethnic minorities in our drawings and demand for cartoons to be more inclusive. Attempts to make cartoon characters more […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Gag Cartoons and Diversity

Cartoonists Unclassified

Former NCS President Tom Richmond shows off his caricature skills with a recent job for CNN. This consisted of a LOT of caricatures of classic sitcom actors/characters, and it was a tricky thing to compose because I needed to do it in a way that allowed for both a vertical and horizontal format   Former […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Ron Rice – RIP

Newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Ron Rice has passed away.      Ronald Maburn (Ron) Rice January 31, 1933 – March 15, 2021 newspaper illustrator, graphic artist, caricaturist, cartoonist From the obituary: By profession Ron Rice was an artist for almost sixty years until the onset of Alzheimer’s prevented him from creating his art. He worked […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ron Rice – RIP

Al Hirschfeld: Life & Legacy

Al Hirschfeld: Life & Legacy of the Great American Caricaturist Al Hirschfeld’s drawings stand as one of the most innovative efforts in establishing the visual language of modern art through caricature in the 20th century. A self-described “characterist,” his signature work that was defined by a linear calligraphic style appeared in virtually every major publication […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Events, Illustration, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on Al Hirschfeld: Life & Legacy

CARTOONIST PROfiles Archives

A treasure trove for cartooning fans is now available! The Internet Archive has made available the run of Jud Hurd’s CARTOONIST PROfiles magazine. From issue #1 (March, 1969) to issue #146 (June, 2005) CARTOONIST PROfiles was THE insider magazine for newspaper and magazine cartoonists (and greeting cards and illustration and and animation and caricature and… […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Black (Comics) History Month

There is a growing and welcome sub-genre of comics history that deals with African American cartoonists and the work they have produced. Below, some books off the shelf dealing with the subject. Invisible Men by Ken Quattro is the most recent of the books about Black cartoonists. This deals with the Golden Age of comic […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Caricature, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment