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Three Rocks, The Ernie Bushmiller Story – A Sneak Peek at Bill Griffith’s Graphic Biography

Bill Giffith has a few obsessions in his life. There is his lifelong preoccupation with observing human beings and commenting on the social implications of those people and their actions. His enthusiasm for people has recently lead him into a second career as a graphic biographer.   Seemingly as far back is his passion for […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

It’s a Dirty Job But Someone’s Gotta Do It – Memoirs of a National Cartoonists Society President

I was president of the NCS from June, 1999 to May, 2001, and I ran two “Reuben Awards” conventions. The first was held at the World Trade Center in Manhattan the year before the towers were destroyed, and the second in Florida at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Much of the work of the […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Syndicates, Comments: 0 Comments

National Cartoonists Society Popeye Auction

The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating Popeye‘s 90th year (and Olive Oyl‘s 100th) by auctioning off a number of specialty drawings and other art and comic books for the benefit of the National Cartoonist Society Foundation. The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating the jubilees of these two beloved comic strip and cartoon characters with an […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 0 Comments

Editor Quits After Unauthorized Dean Yeagle Art

  The current issue of the French magazine Blandice has a Dean Yeagle cover, unfortunately, due to a series of mistakes, Dean was neither credited nor paid for the art.   Tom Heintjes noticed it while traveling abroad and informed Dean. Dean, taking it in stride, wrote on Facebook:   Then Bleeding Cool picked it […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Legal, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Editor Quits After Unauthorized Dean Yeagle Art

Sergio Aragonés Rejects the Idea of No More MAD

  Longtime MAD contributor Sergio Aragonés just can’t imagine a world without MAD. Aragonés sees MAD as a way of presenting people’s foibles and the world’s problems with humor. “Instead of crying, you laugh at it,” he said, suggesting the magazine’s influence has reached a swath of humanity that includes politicians lampooned in its pages. “They […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Sergio Aragonés Rejects the Idea of No More MAD

Hey Kids! Essentials Comics!

Essentials is a series from IDW Publishing through their Library of American Comics imprint. These books are 4.4 inches high and 11.5 inches long and ?1.2 inches thick, printing one daily strip per page. The books more or less cover an entire year. And for this Independence Week IDW is offering them at a 25% […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Mordillo – RIP

Internationally acclaimed cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo has passed away. Guillermo Mordillo Menéndez August 4, 1932 – June 30, 2019   Sources close to the family have reported the death. The news has spread worldwide, unfortunately, at this moment, I am not finding a report in English and Google Translate is not working for me right now. […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

“Happy Monster” – new Gahan Wilson Drawing

Paul Winters has updated the status of Gahan Wilson showing him drawing. From Paul: He has been talking about how happy he is to be alive. I think he channeled it into his drawing. He called the creature a “happy monster”. The fund to provide care for Gahan has stalled at around 60% for a […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on “Happy Monster” – new Gahan Wilson Drawing

George Booth’s New Yorker Golden Anniversary!

Michael Maslin celebrates 50 years of George Booth contributing to the New Yorker, from June 1969 to June 2019, with some history and a bunch of visual treats.    

Posted on: Jun 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on George Booth’s New Yorker Golden Anniversary!

2019 Reuben Awards Photo Album

Hogan’s Alley magazine has released their annual photo album of the Reuben Awards. Along with The Dinner they also cover the NCSFest weekend, and add a Sergio Aragonés display. Almost 200 photos of cartoonists having fun.    

Posted on: Jun 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 Reuben Awards Photo Album

The Trudeau Chronicles

  Next to the door of my father’s studio stood a non-functioning lacquered mahogany grandfather clock, which faced down a hall that ran the length of our 10th-floor apartment. If the studio door was closed I would sometimes open the clock’s cabinet and set its brass pendulum swinging to produce a resonant tick-tock that softened […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Trudeau Chronicles

Billy Ireland: 1st Amendment & Ollie Harrington

  Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum has an exhibit showcasing editorial cartoonists praising the first amendment to the Bill of Rights and defending it from attackers. The exhibit runs until October 20, 2019.   The political cartooning display runs the gamut from a 1774 etching […]

Posted on: May 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Billy Ireland: 1st Amendment & Ollie Harrington

$5.4 Million for Original Comic Book Cover Art

  Yeah, it’s Frazetta.   Frank Frazetta’s original art for the cover of Eerie #23 (September 1969) sold for $5,400,000.00 via Heritage Auctions. The Grand Comics Database notes about the cover: Frank Frazetta republished this painting, with slight revisions, as a poster titled “Egyptian Queen.” The face of the woman is different in the poster. […]

Posted on: May 23, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on $5.4 Million for Original Comic Book Cover Art

Jack Davis as Sports Cartoonist

    If you happened to grow up in America in the 1960s, 70s or 80s, you’ve no doubt seen the work of artist Jack Davis. Best known for his work on MAD Magazine, Davis’ art permeated American pop culture in so many ways, it’s arguable that he was at one point the country’s most […]

Posted on: May 20, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Jack Davis as Sports Cartoonist

A Reuben of Cartoonists (photos)

A few pictures of The Reuben Awards evening nicked off Twitter and Facebook. David Blumenstein takes a group photo. Here’s that tall guy in the middle of the above pic – Will Henry with editor Shena Wolf:   above: Peter Kuper, Maria Scrivan, Joe Dator – winners all. below: Dave Blazek and Family (Jillian and […]

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment