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Clearing the Queue – Tales From Hither and Thither

The Evolving Art of Ruffling Feathers © Steve Nease Most newspapers had a full-time cartoonist on staff. Now, the juice just isn’t worth the squeeze. Steve Nease, one of Canada’s premier cartoonists, isn’t surprised. A lot of papers no longer run, not just his, but any cartoons. “Sometimes, it’s a cost-cutting matter,” he admits. Cartoonists aren’t […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

38th Annual Stanley Awards

The ACA held their annual Stanley Awards last night. Or maybe the night before, it’s in Australia and while we fell back an hour they jump ahead a day. The Stanley Awards was held for the first time since 2019 and Cathy Wilcox, the Australian Cartoonists Association’s (ACA) president said, ‘it will be a blast […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

New Jules Feiffer Interview

The above art by Jules Feiffer is from a September 2022 edition of Dan’s Papers, but the interview conducted by Dan Rattiner for his podcast is this month new. Dan asks Jules about a few of his more than a dozen awards – the Academy Award-winning Muro, his special George Polk Award, and his Pulitzer […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on New Jules Feiffer Interview

First Wednesday After the First Tuesday After the First Monday of November (A Cartoonist Roundup)

The other day Mike Peterson featured “a well-crafted homage” cartoon by Daniel Boris in his column. An unfamiliar name to me – but it was a great cartoon for old Warner Bros. animation fans. © Daniel Boris Those of us wanting to know more about the cartoonist are rewarded with an auto-profile by Daniel supplied […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Events, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

Local Boy Makes Great (Cartoonist George Booth)

George grew up on a farm in Fairfax, on the north end of town, but his extraordinary artistic talent led him east, where he made a name for himself in New York as a famous cartoonist.   The Atchison County Mail reports the death of famous favorite son George Booth. George Booth, who made a […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Local Boy Makes Great (Cartoonist George Booth)

Cartoonist Profiles: Christopher Weyant

When Christopher Weyant ’89 studied at Gettysburg College, he did not anticipate that he would end up publishing cartoons in The New Yorker and The Boston Globe. Weyant grew up in New Jersey. When he studied at Gettysburg College, he majored in political science and economics.  The Gettysburgian Magazine profiles alumni Christopher Weyant,cartoonist for The […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Profiles: Christopher Weyant

In Remembrance of George Booth

Jeff Stahler tribute   The Marine Corps Times (and The Navy Times and The Army Times and The Air Force Times) ran the Associated Press obituary: “George Booth was a remarkable artist who sold his first drawing to The New Yorker in 1969 and filled the magazine with a kind of wild delight for decades […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

The Spinning TDC Topic Wheel Lands On…

Theft In Delaware is a politician, running for an office to verify accuracy and maintain laws, who stole the property of Ann Telnaes and The Washington Post, photoshopped out the original meaning, chopped off Ann’s name, and, without permission, used it as a campaign ad.    © The Washington Post/Ann Telnaes J.P. at the Association […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonists Assemble!

David G. Brown posted a photo gallery of the recent AAEC Convention.   This morning the CXC Newsletter came with awards information and photos.   Trina Robbins and Lee Marrs won the Transformative Work Award for their work as part of the Wimmen’s Comix collective from the 1970s to the 1990s, and for their careers […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Awards, Cartooning, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists Assemble!

October Extra! Cartoonists in the News

Liz Montague! Elizabeth Montague is a cartoonist and author known online as “Liz at Large” or simply Liz Montague. She made national news in 2019 for being the first [second*] [third**] Black cartoonist for the New Yorker. Since then she has worked with President Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, the U.S. Open, and Google, where she […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on October Extra! Cartoonists in the News

Acclaimed Actors as (Un)Common Cartoonists

Actors are artists. Some even pick up brushes and put oil to canvas. And a few have been or become cartoonists. A very few. Before Frank James Cooper became actor Gary Cooper he contributed at least two political cartoons to his hometown newspaper The Helena Daily Independent in 1924.   Xavier Cugat was already a […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

The Next Big Cartoonists Meet: CXC/AAEC

Cartoonists of all sorts and stripes – comic strip cartoonists, editorial cartoonists, comic book (mainstream, alternative, small press) cartoonists – of all ages, for all ages. Only a week away. (a week away, a week away)     Lee Marrs, Keith Knight, Bill Plympton, Ann Telnaes, Jim Mahfood, Steenz, Dan Parent, Trina Robbins, Kevin Necessary, […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on The Next Big Cartoonists Meet: CXC/AAEC

Gus Arriola, Bill Watterson, Orrin Evans, and Cartoonyfellers (A Comic Chronicles Edition)

How Gus Arriola and Gordo Became Accidental Ambassadors of Mexican Culture When Arriola started his comic strip, words like ‘burrito’ were unknown in the United States “Gordo,” August 21, 1966; © UFS, Inc. Gordo, published between 1941 and 1985, was created, drawn, and written by Arriola; it was distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. The […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Gus Arriola, Bill Watterson, Orrin Evans, and Cartoonyfellers (A Comic Chronicles Edition)

Bruce Cochran – RIP

Magazine cartoonist and humor writer Bruce Cochran has passed away. Edward Bruce Cochran October 9, 1935 – August 22, 2022    From the obituary: Bruce spent most of his remarkable 63-year career as an independent professional cartoonist, illustrator, humorist and writer based in Kansas City, getting his start as a writer and illustrator for Hallmark […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bruce Cochran – RIP

Lynda Barry – A Groovy Kind of Love

For nearly 30 years, the cartoonist Lynda Barry published her adored comic strip “Ernie Pook’s Comeek,” which told the whimsical, hardscrabble story of the young sisters Marlys and Maybonne, in alternative papers across the country. (An anthology, “It’s So Magic,” was published earlier this month.) [S]ince 2012, Barry, a 66-year-old who in 2019 received a […]

Posted on: Sep 6, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Lynda Barry – A Groovy Kind of Love