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The Sunday Social Session

Art Spiegelman artwork © Art Spiegelman In the age-old discussion about when comics finally “grew up” Maus is often exhibit A. The New Yorker called it “the first masterpiece in comic-book history”. It’s the comic that people who don’t read comics have read, and the only graphic novel ever to have won a Pulitzer prize. […]

Posted on: Oct 18, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Sunday Social Session

Paul F. Gray Joins the Senior Strippers Club

A(nother) belated notice that Paul Frank Gray is now a dues-paying member of the Senior Strippers club. We wish the Reverend Paul Gray a happy and blessed belated birthday, born October 10, 1930. From Assemblies of God last December: Since 2002, Gray has drawn the faith-based cartoon “Shades of Gray” for the religious page of […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Paul F. Gray Joins the Senior Strippers Club

More Honors for Lynda Barry

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports: Cartoonist, writer and teacher Lynda Barry has been honored with Oregon State University’s Stone Award for literary achievement. Barry will be honored on campus on April 29, 2021, with a possible virtual appearance possible. The Stone Award comes with a cash prize of $20,000. Previous winners have included Colson Whitehead (last […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Events, Comments: 1 Comment

In Other Cartooning News…

UW–Madison’s Lynda Barry is the recipient of the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, which is chosen by a secret ballot of the members of the National Cartoonists Society. This recognition is considered by many to be the cartooning profession’s highest honor. The University of Wisconsin – Madison celebrates one of its own […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on In Other Cartooning News…

Inktober Starts Today

Every October there is a celebration of ink drawing with the surprising codification of Inktober. Many artists go freelance while others take up “prompt” challenges. This year IDW through its Library of American Comics brand has the challenge I’m excited about. We know many of you are artists, cartoonists and illustrators! Many of you have […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Inktober Starts Today

CXC Weekend, October 1 – 4, 2020

The 2020 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, like other events and gatherings this year, is online. The CXC is “an international showcase for the best of cartoon art in all its forms, including comics, animation, editorial cartoons, newspaper strips, and beyond.” And this year’s roster of guests explores all those areas of cartooning. With Special Guest Appearances. […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartooning, Events, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on CXC Weekend, October 1 – 4, 2020

Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Wayne Horne

  We wish a very Happy Birthday to Wayne Horne, a new name on our Senior Strippers list. Wayne was born on September 29, 1927 and celebrates 93 years today. While we usually welcome Senior Strippers in their 90th year we just learned about Wayne’s birthday recently.    Wayne’s artist son Doug posted a few […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Wayne Horne

Comic Tidbits

Pluggers header from 2015 (above) and 2020(below) © Tribune Content Agency Just saying – I would like to see a Rick McKee illustration replace the old Gary Brookins header for the Pluggers Sunday page. And yes, I realize that The Amazing Spider-Man continues to use the John Romita title panels 40 years after John stopped […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

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