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Margaret Shulock – RIP

Cartoonist Margaret Shulock has passed away.   Margaret (Ackerman) Shulock September 27, 1949 – October 17, 2021 From the obituary: Margaret Ackerman Shulock, of 7652 Wideman Road, Friendship, passed away Sunday (Oct. 17, 2021) after a long illness. Margaret grew up in Canastota, New York and attended SUNY State College at Buffalo for several years. […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

A Cartoonist’s Life: Sunshine, Rainbows, Lollipops?

  Self portrait © by Stephan Donche Comics journalist and author Chris Arrrant asked Comic industry people: What’s something about your job that you wish more people understood? Chris got quite a response from cartoonists in various genres. A sampling: Making comics is HARD work. Just how labor intensive it is. (drawing, penciling/inking) Or how […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! History in July

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for July 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Rebirth of the English Comic Strip: A Kaleidoscope, 1847–1870   Lieutenant Dangerous   The Spellbinding Episodes of Phoebe and Her Unicorn […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! History in July

Life As Charles Johnson Sees It

  Charles Johnson has one of those careers, you know the kind, the ones where you start out at the Chicago Tribune as a political cartoonist, turn Buddhist and philosopher, make a huge splash as a novelist, win the National Book Award, grow so revered that literary societies are founded in your name, host a […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Life As Charles Johnson Sees It

Reinhold Reitberger – RIP

Cartoonist and comics historian Reinhold Reitberger has passed away. Reinhold C. Reitberger December 25, 1946 – June 25, 2021 A cartoonist and comics historian based in Germany, Reinhold and Wolfgang Fuchs’ Anatomy of a Mass Medium, along with George Perry and Alan Aldridge’s Penguin Book of Comics (which I got one within a year of […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Reinhold Reitberger – RIP

It’s Not Puzzling Why We Adore Sandra Boynton

With her delightful drawing, wonderful wordplay, and high-spirited humor Sandra Boynton is one of the top cartoonists around for youngsters of all ages. Boynton is a publishing phenomenon who’s been working since the 1970s as an author and cartoonist. Many of her works feature quirky animals who love to eat chocolate and share puns. So […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

Danny Shanahan – RIP

Magazine cartoonist Danny Shanahan has passed away. Daniel Patrick (Danny) Shanahan July 11, 1957 – July 5, 2021    Michael Maslin is reporting the death of Danny Shanahan: The cartoonist, Danny Shanahan, who contributed drawings to The New Yorker from September of 1988 through last year,  died early this morning, according to his wife, Janet […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists Unclassified

Former NCS President Tom Richmond shows off his caricature skills with a recent job for CNN. This consisted of a LOT of caricatures of classic sitcom actors/characters, and it was a tricky thing to compose because I needed to do it in a way that allowed for both a vertical and horizontal format   Former […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Bernie’s People by Senior Stripper Bernie Hurlbut

Observer-Dispatch (Utica, N.Y.) has a nice article about local (Rome, N.Y.) cartoonist Bernie Hurlbut. In recent years, several local papers have featured Bernie’s People, including the Mid-York Weekly out of Hamilton where Hurlbut’s work appears regularly. He also does cartooning seminars for all ages as far away as the Old Forge Library. It is no […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bernie’s People by Senior Stripper Bernie Hurlbut

Will McPhail Answers Questions

Magazine cartoonist Will McPhail has a new book out and is making the rounds. Which was scarier? Sending your first cartoon to the New Yorker or sitting down to work on your debut graphic novel? Definitely The New Yorker. I had no idea that I was supposed to be scared of doing the graphic novel […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Graphic Novels, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Will McPhail Answers Questions

Ty Templeton Cartoons His Fans About His Cancer

Cartoonist Ty Templeton will be taking a slower pace for his cartooning. He explained in a cartoon: © Ty Templeton Below the Bun Toon Ty explains further: I’m not looking for sympathy — my experience of chemo and radiation (so far) has been quite tolerable — and I’m fairly confident I’m coming out the other […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ty Templeton Cartoons His Fans About His Cancer

Hey! Lynn Johnston! Whatcha Doin’?

The Vancouver Sun recently talked to cartoonist Lynn Johnston about her “retirement.” Q: For Better or For Worse still runs in about 1,600 newspapers worldwide. Do you oversee the reprints? A: Yes. We have to do some editing. We have to put helmets on the skiers, we have to put seatbelts on people in cars, […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! – Papa’s Got a Brand New Book

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for June 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Scoop Scuttle and His Pals   Charlie Brown’s America  review   Squiggles by Sharon   Coping Skills by John Cuneo   […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – Papa’s Got a Brand New Book

Bunny Matthews – RIP

Iconic New Orleans cartoonist Bunny Matthews has passed away.      Will Bunn (Bunny) Matthews III February 15, 1951 – June 1, 2021   From The New Orleans Times-Picayune: Will Bunn “Bunny” Matthews III, a cartoonist and writer whose Vic and Nat’ly cartoons summoned a quintessential bit of New Orleans’ collective character in the form of […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bunny Matthews – RIP

Hey Kids! Comics! – Send Your Soldier a Book

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Back Issue #127   We’ll start the book section with a couple filed for May but released in April. Caricature and […]

Posted on: May 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments