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Henry Martin – RIP

Magazine cartoonist Henry Martin has passed away. Henry Read MartinJuly 15, 1925 – June 30, 2020   Excerpted from daughters Ann and Jane’s announcement via Michael Maslin: Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Henry Read Martin (who signed his cartoons H. Martin) died on June 30, 2020, just two weeks shy of his 95th birthday. For a […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Carl Granath – RIP

Cartoonist Carl Granath has passed away. Carl Robert GranathSeptember 30, 1930 – May 28, 2020   From the obituary: He was in demand as a writer, art director and voice talent during his long career with major advertising agencies in Chicago but hated watching commercials. He was an animator and cartoonist who grew up idolizing […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoonist Profiles and Cartoonews

MONTAGUE: Yeah. I had emailed just, like, the general New Yorker email from the Instagram account and had said, hey, you know, there’s a lot of – there’s definitely some diversity lacking at The New Yorker and The New Yorker cartoons just based on the characters that are drawn and the point of view and […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

A ‘Cartoon Caption Contest’ Contest

It started with Michael Gerber of The American Bystander asking a question. Michael Maslin‘s Ink Spill passed the question to others. It came down to us filtered through the Mike Lynch Cartoons blog (simply because we clicked on Mike’s site before clicking on Michael’s site, both are regular and recommended stops while surfing the internet). […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoons, Contests, Comments: 2 Comments

Dan Danglo – RIP

Animation and gag cartoonist Dan Danglo has passed away. Daniel R. (Dan) Danglo March 1, 1925 – June 6, 2020 (There is also a Dan A. Danglo, and a March 26, 1925 birthdate. I hope to get that cleared up.) animation, comic books, gag cartoonist An autobiography from Dan’s website: Dan Danglo was born in […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Murray Olderman – RIP

Famed sports cartoonist Murray Olderman has passed away. Murray OldermanMarch 27, 1922 – June 10, 2020 SPORTS CARTOONIST (yeah, he merits the upper case), sports columnist From the notice: Marty Appel posted that Murray Olderman died at the age of 98.Murray Olderman profiled and drew sports cartoons of every major sports figure of the past […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Remembering Jeff MacNelly

As Ron McGeary reminds us, it was 20 years ago today that the great Jeff MacNelly left us.   Jeff is acclaimed as one of the finest editorial cartoonists of all time. Praise proven by his winning three Pulitzer Prizes in the years from 1972 to 1985; and winning two Reuben Awards during those years. […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Jeff Koterba Goes All In For The 21st Century

Jeff Koterba trades his pencil and ink for pad and apple. For three years, artist Jeff Koterba’s new iPad and Apple pencil sat unused and unloved. “My son encouraged me to use it and I tried to, in fits and starts. I just could not get the hang of it,” said Koterba, who has been […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jeff Koterba Goes All In For The 21st Century

Mad Medieval Marginalia

All of us, at one time or another, have written in the margins of our books. I continue to do it (e.g., my copy of Allan Holtz’s American Newspaper Comics). Not as many of us doodle in the margins, though at least one person has made a career of it. But centuries before Sergio Aragonés […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comments: Comments Off on Mad Medieval Marginalia

Greg Kearney Joins People’s World, Gets Profiled

It takes courage to speak out against racism, bigotry in all its ugliness, especially if you live in regions dominated by Trump extremism. Take Greg Kearney. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas, a town he describes as “a little dot of blue in a sea of red.” Yet Kearney, a political cartoonist, uses his pen to […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Greg Kearney Joins People’s World, Gets Profiled

2020 Eisner Award Nominations

Comic Con International: San Diego has announced the nominees for this year’s Will Eisner Awards. Like most of this year’s conventions and gatherings the San Diego Comic-Con will take a different format, but some things remain – award presentations among them. Mostly comic book related this year has a number of comic strip and more […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Eisner Award Nominations

Bianca Xunise: Modern Cartoonist, Classic Sense

Bianca Xunise is the newest member of the Six Chix group, but that is a small part of her cartooning. In fact this profile doesn’t even mention her newest gig. Xunise was never really aware of the concept of being an artist. It was merely an extension of how she communicated to the people around […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bianca Xunise: Modern Cartoonist, Classic Sense

Joe Yeninas – RIP

Newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Joe Yeninas has passed away. Joseph John (Joe) YeninasMay 10, 1934 – May 29, 2020 newspaper cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic editor   From the Joseph J. Yeninas Creative Arts Fund: In 1953 Joe Yeninas joined the Marine Corps, deciding to pass up an opportunity to play Minor League baseball. Shortly after […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Yeninas – RIP

Trina Robbins: A Life Fighting Sexism; Now Ageism

Robbins, who grew up in Queens, N.Y., recalls taking her weekly, 10-cent allowance to the neighborhood candy store and after studying the week’s selection, buying any comic that featured young girls and women. At home, she wrote and illustrated her own comics and dreamt of publication. Robbins insists she did not come from a dysfunctional […]

Posted on: May 29, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comments: Comments Off on Trina Robbins: A Life Fighting Sexism; Now Ageism

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Goes Online

The administrators of the annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival have decided that for 2020 the show will be online instead of a physical grouping. Following is the CXC statement: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus has decided that all CXC 2020 events cannot continue in their regular format, due to uncertainty about how to best protect the health […]

Posted on: May 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Goes Online