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Rosy’s Diner Closes

Charlie Daniel’s Sunday comic panel has ended. Rosy’s Diner by Charlie Daniel 2006(?) – February 3, 2019* weekly (Sunday) panel Knoxville News Sentinel *I’m not sure if the February 3, 2019 issue appeared in the print Knoxville News Sentinel or is web-only. Sussed from various articles it seems that the concept and characters of Rosy’s […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Interviews: Will McPhail, Nicole Hollander, and Lauren Weinstein

“There is something magical about three you know – a trio is tight and nicely economical.”   Ian Willliams Here’s trio of interviews with cartoonists. …it’s hard when one’s job is to get people laughing. An interview with Will McPhail: cartoonist for The New Yorker       The wonderful thing about black and white […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Interviews: Will McPhail, Nicole Hollander, and Lauren Weinstein

Cartooning – Around the Dial

  The Father of Children’s Goth Edward Gorey is the doubtful guest in this fine biography: a stubbornly evasive and irreducible essence, now sprawled in a tureen, now chewing on crockery, now standing with his nose to the wall. He lived 30 years too early and 100 years too late. His solitude was significant, that’s […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning – Around the Dial

So, Whatever Happened to Glenn McCoy?

Glenn McCoy the early years: Right out of the gates of [Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville], Glenn was brought on as the Art Director at the Belleville News-Democrat. “I always secretly wanted to be a cartoonist, and when I saw the opportunity to start doing cartoons for the News-Democrat, that was sort of my entry […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on So, Whatever Happened to Glenn McCoy?

Editorial and Magazine Cartoon News and such

  Why Trump is Cartoonist’s Target-in-Chief “You pick on Trump way more than you picked on Obama.” I started wondering if these people were on to something. Trump officially marks the middle of his term Sunday, so I decided to go back and count the cartoons I’ve done on him over the past two years […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial and Magazine Cartoon News and such

Cartooning News and Notes

  Cartoonist and artist Jeff Stahler is featured on the PBS show Broad & High. Equal parts about his cartooning career and his art career. It’s the first four and a half minute segment after the introduction.     Editorial cartoonist and illustrator Randall Enos remembers a “typical evening at the [National] Cartoonists Society” about […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning News and Notes

Cartooning Awards with January Deadlines

  Here are just SOME of the cartooning awards and details on submissions and deadlines. After easy holiday days it is time to get frantic if planning to enter some of these.   The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship DEADLINE: ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 7, 2019 Only days left to enter this scholarship given […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning Awards with January Deadlines

Comic and Cartoon News – various and sundry

  American (and other) Cartoonists in Paris Every year a big group of cartoonists from [the Cagle] syndicate meet up in France with cartoonists from around the world. This year 23 CagleCartoonists were there. Apparently Daryl Cagle is a modern day Bill Gaines, taking his usual gang of cartoonists on an annual tour. Daryl, with […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Comic and Cartoon News – various and sundry

Cartooning History, Lessons #243 – 247

  The Origins of Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies Gorey’s darkly droll tales touch—lightly—on weighty matters: the death of God, the meaning of life, and, always and everywhere, our impending mortality. Emblems of innocence and naïveté, children make perfect victims, as Gorey told the New Yorker. “It’s just so obvious,” he said. “They’re the easiest targets.” […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning History, Lessons #243 – 247

The (Air) Pirated Mickey Mouse

  This is the story of five kids and a mouse. It begins with a boy—Dan O’Neill, who, at 21, became one of the youngest syndicated cartoonists… Before long, he met up with 20-year-old Bobby London and 23 year-old Ted Richards at the Berkley Tribe… 25-year-old artist named Gary Hallgren, who at that time had […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2018,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment

Political Cartoons and Cartoonists in the News

  Kevin Siers References A Past Master Not news but I enjoyed Kevin Siers tribute to the famous Robert Minor cartoon and using it for a current situation.     Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes Elsewhere someone takes a famous cartoonist’s old cartoon and changes it to please his own political ideology without so much as a fare-thee-well. Something […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Political Cartoons and Cartoonists in the News

Mary Schmich, Jim Toomey, Roz Chast, Ed Koren, Jeff Smith

  Mary Schmich, newspaper columnist and the last writer of the Brenda Starr comic strip, went on the radio to talk about a recent column that generated some negative feedback. But the first 5 minutes of the interview deals with the end of Brenda Starr. After 25 years Mary had tired of the never-ending daily […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Mary Schmich, Jim Toomey, Roz Chast, Ed Koren, Jeff Smith

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss

  You’ve probably been pronouncing “Seuss” wrong. Sorry, but Seuss is not pronounced “Soose.” Instead, Dr. Seuss and his family, who emigrated to the US from Bavaria, pronounce the name “Zoice.”     Seuss collected hats, won a Pulitzer Prize, coined the word ‘nerd’, and more. Marilyn La Jeunesse and Insider present the above and […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonist Interviews and Appearances

  Patrick McDonnell as Schulz Museum’s Second Saturday Cartoonist – or not On November 10 the Schulz Museum was all set to welcome award-winning cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, creator of the comic strip Mutts, to talk about his favorite mutts, from real-life dogs to Snoopy. McDonnell will sign books after his talk, including his newest collection […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Interviews and Appearances

Halloween Cartoon List and Other Quick Hits

A Halloween Cartoon List Steve Stanchfield, via Cartoon Research, presents a list of seasonal animated cartoons: Since it’s almost Halloween, I’ll continue the tradition of posting some favorite Halloween films. Here’s the ones that are on my must watch list (again) for this year. Some of these will very likely be projected for the kids […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Halloween Cartoon List and Other Quick Hits