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Marty Riskin – RIP

Cartoonist Marty Riskin has passed away. Martin S. (Marty) Riskin November 26, 1936 – July 9, 2020   From the newspaper notice: When the computer came along setting the graphic art’s world into a tailspin, Marty was left behind, [son] Gregg said. “It turned him into a prehistoric relic … he did not adapt,” he […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Marty Riskin – RIP

Henry Martin – RIP

Magazine cartoonist Henry Martin has passed away. Henry Read MartinJuly 15, 1925 – June 30, 2020   Excerpted from daughters Ann and Jane’s announcement via Michael Maslin: Longtime New Yorker cartoonist Henry Read Martin (who signed his cartoons H. Martin) died on June 30, 2020, just two weeks shy of his 95th birthday. For a […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Senior Strippers (2020 edition)

Happy Birthday Frank Thorne, born June 16, 1930! Stroud: You’ve done syndicated strip work on Perry Mason.  How did that come about? Thorne: I was 20 years old and walked in to King Features with my samples, they gave me the Perry Mason Daily and Sunday. Stroud: Was it a good gig?  A strip seemed to be the […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comments: Comments Off on Senior Strippers (2020 edition)

Trina Robbins: A Life Fighting Sexism; Now Ageism

Robbins, who grew up in Queens, N.Y., recalls taking her weekly, 10-cent allowance to the neighborhood candy store and after studying the week’s selection, buying any comic that featured young girls and women. At home, she wrote and illustrated her own comics and dreamt of publication. Robbins insists she did not come from a dysfunctional […]

Posted on: May 29, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comments: Comments Off on Trina Robbins: A Life Fighting Sexism; Now Ageism

May 5th is National Cartoonist Day

On May 5, 1895 the first color Hogan’s Alley appeared in The Sunday New York World. May 5th is now recognized as National Cartoonists Day. above from Ohio State University   above via John Wells   above: the EC Comics bullpen by Marie Severin   above by way of Allan Holtz’s Strippers Guide   above […]

Posted on: May 5, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on May 5th is National Cartoonist Day

74th Reubens – The Poster (with reveals)

Tom Richmond has released the poster for the 74th Annual Reuben Awards. A couple of not-yet-announced awards by the National Cartoonists Society are revealed. Hy Eisman will be awarded the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. The Milton Caniff is awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors. It is given for a lifetime […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Nick Downes is the Latest Case For Pencils

A Case for Pencils asks cartoonists about the tools of the trade Nick Downes is the latest to take the survey, and he discounts my earlier theory (elsewhere today) that pencils are a thing of the past: I eschew electronic means of creating work as much as possible, as I enjoy the process of drawing, […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Nick Downes is the Latest Case For Pencils

Art Van Rhyn Retires at 90

Art Van Rhyn, The Cambrian cartoonist for 30 years, has decided to retire.   Kathy Tanner writing for both The Cambrian and the San Luis Obispo Tribune: He joined the newspaper’s cadre of freelancers in 1991, soon after I became a reporter there. The Cambrian’s editor asked Art to submit a cartoon, which he did. […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Art Van Rhyn Retires at 90

Claire Bretécher – RIP

Famed French cartoonist Claire Bretécher has passed away. Claire Bretécher April 7, 1940 – February 10*, 2020 * A number of early reports gave February 11 as the date of passing. “Women in comic strips are usually portrayed either as shrews or movie stars. But in real life, women, like men, are neither of these […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Elizabeth Montague Profiled at Washington Post

In the first cartoon Elizabeth Montague published in the New Yorker, two black women stand on a rooftop that overlooks a darkened cityscape. Above them, a Batman-inspired spotlight beams a message into the night sky: PER MY LAST EMAIL. Beneath them, the caption reads: “We’ve done all we can. It’s out of our hands now.” […]

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: 2 Comments

Swipe File – The Sipress Christmas Hanukkah

Cartoonist David Sipress recently had one of his New Yorker cartoons co opted for use in a conceptual art exhibit. Or as David says, “I wuz robbed.” David, in The New Yorker, tells of the appropriation: This is my original drawing of the cartoon. Haendel took my cartoon and reproduced it exactly in a different […]

Posted on: Feb 5, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Controversies, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Swipe File – The Sipress Christmas Hanukkah

Kenneth Mahood is a Senior Stripper

Cartoonist Kenneth Mahood is a Senior Stripper! Born February 4, 1930. From the Irish Comics Wiki: After working at a solicitor’s office and as an apprentice lithographer, he became a full-time artist in 1949. He sold his first cartoon to Punch at eighteen, and became a regular contributor. As a painter, he had his first […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Kenneth Mahood is a Senior Stripper

Bruce Plante Ends Cartoon Caption Contest

After five years and more than 300 caption-less cartoons, Bruce Plante and the Tulsa World have decided to end their Cartoon Caption Contest. Bruce Plante told The Daily Cartoonist that participation from amateur gag writers in the area was not as it had been in prior years, that he could use a free day during […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Bruce Plante Ends Cartoon Caption Contest

Bianca Xunise – New Tuesday Chick

Tuesday January 28, 2020 saw the debut of a new cartoonist joining the Six Chix lineup. Bianca Xunise joined the panel this past Tuesday, and announced her new spot that same day: Scary Bradshaw @biancaxunise I’m thrilled to be brought on as a writer for Six Chix! I’ll also be the first black female cartoonist […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bianca Xunise – New Tuesday Chick

Roz Chast Sez: Cartoonists Stay With Your Passion

Roz Chast has advice for young cartoonists: Chast said aspiring artists should not be deterred from their passion. “Listen to the people who understand what you’re trying to do, who could offer you good advice,” she said. “There are people not understanding what you’re trying to do and put you down and think you’re going […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Events, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Roz Chast Sez: Cartoonists Stay With Your Passion