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Sports, Mascots, Elves, Wokeness, Whatnots

Continuing with a couple topics that partner Peterson touched on this morning. The Return of Brownie the Elf Cleveland Scene reports National Football League’s Cleveland Browns bringing back an old favorite. From a helicopter perch high above the city, Fox 8’s Patty Harken snapped this shot of the Cleveland Browns’ new midfield logo at FirstEnergy […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Comic Books, Controversies, International, Magazine cartoons, sports cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Caricature and The Right of Publicity

Can a caricaturist sell copies of his caricature of Jack Nicholson or any celebrity on T-shirts at some store or over the internet? How about all those caricature prints selling daily on eBay and Etsy? Each case has its own individual facts and facets, but the underlying law that allows public figures to protect the value of their […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Caricature and The Right of Publicity

Max Beerbohm Sesquicentennial

Max Beerbohm was born 150 years ago. A Catalogue of The Caricatures of Max Beerbohm (1972)From Wikipedia: Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm (24 August 1872 – 20 May 1956) was an English essayist, parodist and caricaturist under the signature Max. He first became known in the 1890s as a dandy and a humourist. He was the […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Comic history, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Max Beerbohm Sesquicentennial

Ranan Lurie – RIP

Editorial cartoonist and political caricaturist Ranan Lurie has passed away.                                                                                AP Photo/Richard Freeda Ranan Raymond Lurie May 26, 1932 – June 8, 2022       From The New York Times:  Ranan Lurie, an Israeli war hero and world peacemaker who set records as the world’s […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, International, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Tom Richmond Art for 2022 NCS Reubens

The National Cartoonists Society has released the art for 76th Annual Reuben Awards brochures, posters, and other applications. It is by Reuben Award-winning caricaturist Tom Richmond.   Match the cartoonist with their caricatures. Yes, there are a few in the poster that are not in the photo collage. Read about the guests to find them […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2022,  Section: Awards, Caricature, Events, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Richmond Art for 2022 NCS Reubens

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