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The End of an Error, uh, Era

It’s the end of an era, marking an error of MADdening proportions.   MAD covers and material is © E.C. Publications Above is MAD #15 (right and on sale now) and MAD #16 (left, on sale October 6, 2020). The major difference between the two issues, other than the cover, is that for the first […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazines, Publications, Comments: 3 Comments

2020 Hindsites – Late on the Breaking News

Clearing out some bookmarked items. The Blount County Daily Times has a nice write-up about Dave and Doreen Dotson and their long-running (15 years?) weekly comic strip Outzkirts. Unfortunately we only get one look at the article and then it goes behind a paywall. So I am unable to quote from the article. But here’s […]

Posted on: Sep 6, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

74th Annual Reuben Awards/2020 NCSFest Lineup

The National Cartoonist Society has released its schedule for the September 12, 2020 NCSFest and Reuben Awards.   Streaming broadcast begins at10am Saturday, September 12 at NCSFest.com   Official Welcome to NCSFest 2020 from NCS President & thank you’s.   From Panels to Publishing  (90 mins) Guests: Mark Tatulli, Terri Libenson, Maria Scrivan, and Rob […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Weekend Wrap – Gettin’ Around

September celebrates Beetle Bailey at 70, then October will see Charlie Brown celebrating his 70th. Charlie (and his dog) gets a bit more publicity than Beetle, including Timex licensing. In August a new cartoonist joined The New Yorker club. Lillie J. Harris is the 14th cartoonist to make her first appearance in the magazine this […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Jason Chatfield: International Cartooning Socialite

President of National Cartoonists Society, New Yorker and Ginger Meggs cartoonist, stand-up comedian, former president of the Australian Cartoonists Association, MAD magazine and editorial cartoonist, and on and on. Medium’s recent interview with Jason Chatfield begins with an impressive list of achievements credited to this young man.   Excerpt from the interview: Q4) When you […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Jason Chatfield: International Cartooning Socialite

How About Never- Revised(Adam) & Revisited(Bob)

Editorial cartoonists often take universally recognizable images and twist them into a useful satirical drawing for sarcastic and humorous purposes. So it was that Adam Zyglis appropriated a very famous Bob Mankoff cartoon for an effective lampoon of current events. Said Adam: I believe Trump’s desire to postpone the election was really his way of […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Rhymes With Orange as Interactive Comic Strip

Welcome to the Comic of The Future, brought to you by Rhymes With Orange, King Features, and Mental Canvas. From Rhymes With Orange: The King Features’ syndicated cartoon Rhymes With Orange has teamed up with Mental Canvas to bring you a cartoon that you can virtually jump into and explore. What’s the cartoon about? No […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

New 2020 Reuben Awards Weekend Set

The Coronavirus-delayed 2020 Reuben Awards Weekend now has a date: September 12. The ceremony will be an online presentation, where awards for 2019 creativity will be announced. From National Cartoonists Society President Jason Chatfield: The [Reubens] team have now figured out the complicated logistical and technical aspects of staging an online Reubens event and have […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on New 2020 Reuben Awards Weekend Set

Magazine Cartoonists Going the Way of The Dodo? – update

July 23: The dearth of magazines buying gag cartoons does not bode well. ‘Nightmare!’ is how The Spectator’s cartoon editor Michael Heath has been describing cartooning for at least 30 years, but it’s truer now than ever. Eighty years ago, cartoonists were so celebrated that waxworks of Low, Strube and Poy were displayed in Madame […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Summer Reading

above from Half Full by Maria Scrivan Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for July 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   BREAKING LINES $5.00 plus $1.50 p&h. Canada $2.00 p&h to Ken Alvine, 1608 S. […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

The National Cartoonists Society Activity Book

50 pages of fun from NCS Cartoonists! Download and print out this activity book featuring 50 pages of fun from NCS artists. Pay what you can – all proceeds go to the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity and support programs such as our Cartooning for Kids initiative! Donate What You Can Hat […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on The National Cartoonists Society Activity Book

Russian Caricaturist Draws Adorable Native Girls

A bit off our normal path, but too cute to let go. From Bored Panda: Our world is so beautifully different. Unique appearances, cultures, and traditions are what make it so rich and exciting to live in and learn from. Packed with details such as national animals, food, outfits, or makeup, these adorable cartoon-like characters […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Russian Caricaturist Draws Adorable Native Girls

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: Comments Off on Carl Granath – RIP

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: Comments Off on Cartoonist Profiles and Cartoonews