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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…

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

Jackie Ormes Honored with Google Doodle

Today (September 1) cartoonist Jackie Ormes is being honored with a Google Doodle slideshow. Jackie Ormes was born Zelda Mavin Jackson on August 1, 1911, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She taught herself to draw at an early age and showcased her skills with a page of cartoons in her high school yearbook. After graduation, she entered […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Hy Eisman: A Life in Comics Feature Documentary

With over 70 years of drawing and writing and teaching comics, Hy Eisman can certainly fill a documentary. The current cartoonist of the Popeye Sunday page is the subject of a documentary … with our help. Marco Cutrone and Vincent Zambrano are organizing a fundraiser to complete the production of a film celebrating Hy’s achievements. […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 2 Comments

Tom Ward – RIP

Cartoonist Tom Ward has passed away. Thomas Roland (Tom) WardJune 1, 1928 – August 14, 2020 designer, cartoonist From the obituary: After high school in 1946, he asked if the Indianapolis Times would buy his cartoons. He picked up jobs at the Indianapolis Speedway drawing the drivers and cars. His drawings helped him to land […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

A Crazy Quilt of Comic Quickies

Pittsburgh Yinzer Greetings, creator of Yinzer Cards and Yinzer Bars, has created a special chocolate candy bar to salute Pittsburgh’s essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeds from the sales of the “Thank You” Yinzer Bar will benefit Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation’s Pandemic Grant Program. Yinzer Bar was founded by Pittsburgh comedian Jim Krenn, KDKA […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Kiraz – RIP

International cartoonist and illustrator Kiraz has passed away. Edmond “Kiraz” KirazianAugust 25, 1923 – August 11, 2020   From the notice: The cartoonist, known in particular for his illustrations of “Parisiennes” published in many magazines, died on Tuesday at the age of 96, his companion told AFP. “Edmond Kiraz, born in Cairo on August 25, […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kiraz – RIP

Still Drawing After All These Years

The new New Yorker cover is by 99-year-old Pop Artist Wayne Thiebaud. The New Yorker interviews their cover artist, who will turn 100 this November. Tell me a little about how a boy who wanted to be a cartoonist became a painter. Well, I still do cartoons for myself. I love cartoons—they are so much […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

Daily Cartoonist Facebook Fancies for July

Occasionally, over at The Daily Cartoonist Facebook page, we throw in, along with links to items here, a cartoon or drawing that impressed us but didn’t show up here on The Daily Cartoonist site. Here are a few from July. We started with this great Rob Tornoe cartoon celebrating the United States’ birthday from America’s […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Barbara Brandon-Croft: Where She’s Coming From

Back in our younger days we would enjoy the Where I’m Coming From comic strip in The Sunday Oakland Tribune by the younger still Barbara Brandon-Croft. So it brings a smile when Barbara is in the news. Today courtesy the Post News Group: Historically, Black cartoonists have never enjoyed the same representation as their white […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

British Cartoonist Brian Walker – RIP

British cartoonist Brian Walker has passed away. Brian H. N. Walker March 22, 1926 – May(?) 2020   cartoonist, author, illustrator From Brian’s daughter Jo writing for The Guardian: My father, Brian Walker, who has died aged 94, was a cartoonist and illustrator whose work appeared across a span of 50 years in comics such […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on British Cartoonist Brian Walker – RIP

Dan Nakrosis – RIP

Cartoonist Dan Nakrosis has passed away. Daniel A. “Dano” Nakrosis July 4, 1963 – July 21, 2020   Comic writer, artist, letterer, editor From the obituary: Born in Bayonne, Dan’s coloring, lettering and artwork graced the pages of all the major comics publishers across a wide genre of books. His work history included stints at […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Snuffy Smith Cartoonist John Rose Interviewed

John Rose introduced the interview at the Comics Kingdom blog: John Rose, cartoonist for King Features Barney Google And Snuffy Smith comic strip was recently interviewed by Buddy Roberts, the Special Projects Editor for Consolidated Publishing in Alabama.  Roberts interviewed Rose for an article in the My Home Town section of The Daily Home newspaper […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Kurt Mitchell – RIP

Chicago illustrator/cartoonist Kurt Mitchell has passed away. Kurt Davis Mitchell July 24, 1952 – July 1, 2020 From the obituary: A freelance artist and writer, his work graced the pages of the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times among others. He also worked in video game development. In later years he self-published over a […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kurt Mitchell – RIP

Last Week Today – Comic News Roundup

A new weekly comic “Informal Drawings” by Peter Slemen IPWatchdog.com, which focuses on intellectual property issues, now features a new weekly comic: IPWatchdog is pleased to announce the launch of our weekly comic series, brought to you by Wei & Sleman founding partner, Peter Sleman. Peter’s Comic Strip, appropriately named “Informal Drawings”, is a weekly […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Last Week Today – Comic News Roundup