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Rube Goldberg, Inventor (Comic Chronicles)

From the archives: Rube Goldberg machines are serious business In the June 1923 issue of Popular Science, Rube Goldberg himself writes that he hopes to ‘invent something useful.’   From the Bill Gourgey introduction: Before the name Rube Goldberg became synonymous with comically over-engineered chain-reaction contraptions that satirize technology, the eponym belonged to a humble […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

75 Years Ago – Caniff Wins First “Reuben” Award

In May 1947 Milton Caniff was voted “Outstanding Cartoonist of 1946.” Seventy-five years ago Milton Caniff, creator of the Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon comic strips received the first Billy DeBeck Memorial Award, or The Barney, as the highest honor from the newly established National Cartoonists Society (NCS). Yes, The Reuben Award began […]

Posted on: May 12, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

USPS Reveals Charles Schulz Centennial Stamps

The United States Postal Service announced some new editions to their 2022 stamp program. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service has announced several additions to the 2022 stamp program first announced last fall. All stamp designs are preliminary and subject to change. Additional details, including issue dates and locations, will be announced later. Headlining the […]

Posted on: May 3, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Neal Adams – RIP

Comic book and comic strip artist Neal Adams has passed away. Neal Adams June 15, 1941 – April 28, 2022 From The Hollywood Reporter: Neal Adams, the legendary comic book artist who reinvigorated Batman and other superheroes with his photorealistic stylings and championed the rights of creators, has died. He was 80. Adams died Thursday in New York […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

Happy 90th Angelo Torres

Comic book and comic strip artist Angelo Torres joins our Senior Strippers as he turn 90 years old, having a birth date of April 14, 1932.        Early on in his career Angelo became a member of what Harvey Kurtzman dubbed The Fleagle Gang – Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, George Woodbridge, […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Illustration, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: 3 Comments

Shel Silverstein/The Giving Tree Stamp Issued

Cartoonist Shel Silverstein, who also dabbled in a few other creative efforts, was honored with a stamp from the United States Postal Service yesterday. From Linn’s Stamp News: Beloved children’s author and illustrator Shel Silverstein will be honored on a United States commemorative stamp to be issued April 8 at a Chicago elementary school that […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Shel Silverstein/The Giving Tree Stamp Issued

A Little Song, A Little Dance…

A Saul Steinberg drawing from 1967 graces the cover of the new New Yorker. Françoise Mouly interviews Ian Frazier, friend of Saul and executor of his legacy. …we all see him as a major twentieth-century artist and much funnier than most of the Abstract Expressionist painters he hung out with. But, because he drew rather […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on A Little Song, A Little Dance…

When Overground Cartoonists Went Underground

The late 1960s to the mid 1970s was the height of the underground comix, and the creators and producers of those comix enjoyed a brief time of being joined by some old masters of the cartooning art.     Historian Brian Doherty has a new book, Dirty Pictures, coming out this Spring about Underground Comix. […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on When Overground Cartoonists Went Underground

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

Richard Guindon – RIP

Cartoonist Dick Guindon has passed away. Richard Gordon (Dick) Guindon December 2, 1935 – February 27, 2022 The Detroit Free Press reports: Richard Gordon Guindon, 86, died the evening of Feb. 27 in Northport, Michigan, after a long illness with his son at his side. Guindon’s six-decade career began at the university’s Minnesota Daily, where […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Happy Birthday Arnold Roth

Respect! Friday 25th February is Arnold Roth’s 93rd Birthday! Here’s a video from the National Cartoonists Society featuring Arnold Roth discussing his career and giving tips to the youngsters.  

Posted on: Feb 26, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Birthday Arnold Roth

A Gorey Gallery

Presented on the anniversary of Edward Gorey‘s birth is a gallery of his art as selected by Richard Gagnon.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on A Gorey Gallery

This Week’s Weekend Roundup

Following the news that The New Adventures of Tarzan will be collected between hard covers comes Dark Horse announcing they will also publish the other Tarzan strip from the E. R. Burroughs website. From The Beat: For years, the Tarzan of the Apes comic strips by Roy Thomas, Pablo Marcos, and Oscar Gonzalez have been available exclusively to subscribers […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on This Week’s Weekend Roundup

Gorey’s Children, An Exhibit

The [San Francisco] Cartoon Art Museum hosts Gorey’s Children, an exhibit featuring original artwork and limited edition serigraphs by celebrated author and artist Edward Gorey, on display from February 1 through June 5, 2022. The Cartoon Art Museum shows an Edward Gorey more sympathetic to children than most of us are accustomed to. Author and […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Gorey’s Children, An Exhibit

NCS Auction Raises $54K for St. Jude’s Children

Helping to clobber kid’s cancer the National Cartoonists Society raised $54,000 last Fall with a Heritage Auctions event selling original art for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! The Good News from the NCS: To all members of the NCS who contributed, thank you so much for your support of the 75th Anniversary […]

Posted on: Jan 10, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Charity, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction Raises $54K for St. Jude’s Children