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The Queen is a Finck

     With the release of her newest book, Let There Be Light, in the Spring of 2022 Liana Finck has been making the rounds. But recently there has been different spins on the cartoonist. At The Comics Journal Andrew Field looks at Liana’s earlier books: Another way of saying this is there’s been a […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Queen is a Finck

Galifianakis on 25 Years of Illustrating Hax

The cartoons started with a passing thought: “…And maybe Nick could draw an icon to go with it,” an editor suggested to Carolyn Hax, my wife at the time, as they were discussing Carolyn’s new advice column in The Washington Post. A quarter-century later, I have yet to draw an “icon” to go with the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Galifianakis on 25 Years of Illustrating Hax

Ralph Steadman Naked Beer Label Ruled Okay

Last year the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission ruled a beer label designed by cartoonist Ralph Steadman was in bad taste and rejected the Flying Dog brewery’s use of that label. Now a U. S. District Court has judged Flying Dog has a First Amendment right to use the label. On May 13, U.S. […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Ralph Steadman Naked Beer Label Ruled Okay

In Praise of Comic Artist June Brigman

For a generation of comic book fans, June Brigman’s name conjures a particular accolade that – while entirely deserved – undermines the impressive body of work that she’s built up across a career that’s lasted 39 years at the time of this article being written. But before we address that dubious honor, however, let’s appreciate […]

Posted on: May 14, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Catchin’ Up with Cartoonists in the News

It started, as most searches do, by looking toward the end. “COVID taught us all just how precious and fragile time with family is,” reflected 34-year-old Charlestonian video editor/director/cinematographer Gavin Shelton. Thus began Shelton’s pandemic project: a curation of the life and legacy of his uncle, underground comix icon Gilbert Shelton. Gilbert Shelton, now in […]

Posted on: May 9, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Hogan’s Alley Magazine for Free Comic Book Day

For those wanting to know what all the hoopla surrounding the Hogan’s Alley magazine is about here’s your shot at getting a free sample of the best comic history magazine going without leaving home. From Hogan’s Alley: It’s Free Comic Book Day, and you know what that means! To take advantage of our offer, you […]

Posted on: May 7, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Hogan’s Alley Magazine for Free Comic Book Day

Triumph and Tragedy and Things

  2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Winners The Beat and The Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to reveal the winners of the tenth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize Award in both the Print Comics and Webcomics categories. Each of the 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Award winners will receive a $1000 prize and a Wacom One Creative […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Fund Raisers, Gatherings, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

PEN America has published a report on the rise of books being banned in public schools. Book bans in public schools have recurred throughout American history, and have long been an issue of concern to PEN America, as a literary and free expression advocacy organization. Over the past nine months, the scope of such censorship […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, International, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

Gabrielle Drolet, New Yorker’s Newest Cartoonist

Michael Maslin noted a new cartoonist in the April 4, 2022 issue of The New Yorker: Sixteen cartoons, seventeen cartoonists (Liana Finck has a “Sketchbook”). One duo that we know of (Pia Guerra and Ian Boothby. The Spill counts duos as one cartoonist), and one newbie: Gabrielle Drolet, the 8th new cartoonist added to the […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Gabrielle Drolet, New Yorker’s Newest Cartoonist

Weekend Roundup: Cartoonists in the News

  For those who have access to a newsstand that sells the April 2022 issue of Washingtonian – grab it. Editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes on her journey from The Brave Little Toaster to a Pulitzer Prize. As told to Bill O’Sullivan.   [T]he second season of Woke  –  debuting April 8th on Hulu – delves […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, Podcasts, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup: Cartoonists in the News

Australian Cartoonists’ 2021 Stanley Awards

The Australian Cartoonists Association held their Stanley Awards brunch in February where finalists and winners were announced for various categories. Book Illustrator 2021 Awarded to Judy Nadin Finalists… Jason Chatfield   Anton Emdin   Simon Kneebone   Dean Rankine Judy Nadin won both Book and Caricature awards. Caricaturist 2021 Awarded to Judy Nadin Finalists… Terry […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Australian Cartoonists’ 2021 Stanley Awards

Sketching the Disneyverse

Disney Sketchbook Disney+’s new six-part original Series Sketchbook will give “an insider’s look into the animation process” as studio artists teach viewers how to draw Disney characters like Kuzco (Emperor’s New Groove), Olaf (Frozen), Genie (Aladdin), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Mirabel (Encanto), and Simba (The Lion King). Disney describes it as “an intimate instructional documentary […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Sketching the Disneyverse

Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists   It’s a Pug’s Life   Bandits, Misfits, and Superheroes   Britain’s Best Ever […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

Mustering of Cartoon and Comic Announcements

After mentioning The Reubens and CXC lets talk MoCCA. The Society is thrilled to welcome you back to the 2022 MoCCA Arts Festival! Please join us in celebrating a selection of top comic, cartoon and illustration artists from around the world! Featuring work by over 500 creators the weekend will also include live lectures, panels, […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Mustering of Cartoon and Comic Announcements

The Day David Sipress Became a Cartoonist

David Sipress writes: In the fall of 1969, I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to quit graduate school at Harvard, where I was enrolled in a master’s program in Soviet studies. As the euphoria brought on by my boldness began to fade, an overwhelming anxiety about consequences took over… Chief among my real-world worries was that […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Day David Sipress Became a Cartoonist