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Yahoo Groups Goes Private, Deletes Files

“Attention: Starting December 14, 2019 Yahoo Groups will no longer host user created content on its sites. New content can no longer be uploaded after October 28, 2019. Sending/Receiving email functionality is not going away, you can continue to communicate via any email client with your group members. Learn More“ “Yahoo has made the decision […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Syndicates, Web Sites, Comments: 0 Comments

Cul de Science: Richard Thompson Art Rarities

Cartoonist Richard Thompson contributed illustrations to a 1996 science book. Mike Rhode informs us: [W]e’ve recently been told of a book where Richard contributed over a score of drawings, and we’ll share some of them with you. Richard’s drawings were used in the 1996 edition called Everyday Science Explained and then reprinted in 2003. His […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

Charles Addams: Not Creepy, Not Kooky

[H. Kevin] Miserocchi knew Addams for just nine years before the cartoonist suffered a fatal heart attack in 1988, but he continued a friendship with his wife, moving onto the Sagaponack estate two years later to, first, keep her company, and then helm the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation. It is where he both lives […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

AUCTIONING TONY AUTH’S DRAWING BOARD! Last Call

– – Auction ends Monday October 14, 2019 – – A message from Signe Wilkinson: When he retired from the Philadelphia Inquirer after 41 brilliant years, I inherited the great Tony Auth‘s drawing board (with a built-in light table). The Inquirer is consolidating space and Tony Auth’s drawing board, which I have been using these […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: 0 Comments

New Yorker Swipe File (Saxon v Hoff)

Attempted Bloggery has a theory about an unpublished Charles Saxon cartoon. Last week Michael Maslin’s Ink Spill published a photograph of an original Charles Saxon cartoon hanging on the wall of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. “Couldn’t we break our rule about hitchhikers just this once?” Stephen Nadler thinks a 1959 Syd Hoff […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Gahan Wilson September Update

As you probably know Gahan Wilson and his family are battling Alzheimer’s. Gahan ended this Summer in a bad way. September 24, 2019 by Paul Winters (stepson): Send your love! Gahan has had a rough five days. He went in to the hospital last Friday. Surgery was performed and he was released today. He is […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson September Update

Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!

Patrons of Davenport’s Putnam Museum & Science Center are invited to view fantastically ridiculous machines, and dream up some of their own, in the venue’s Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!, the new traveling exhibition that opens on September 28 and showcases the legendary Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions, imaginative illustrations, and humorous storytelling. Created […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!

The Battle of the Century

So what fight was the actual Battle of the Century? Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries? Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier? Captain Easy and Bull Dawson? Maybe Stan Laurel and Noah Young: All contenders, but contenders only. The Battle of the (20th) Century was precipitated by the introduction of Bluto on September 12, 1932. above: […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on The Battle of the Century

Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)

Lee served as editor and then president of Universal Press Syndicate, now called Andrews McMeel Syndication. In his nearly four decades at Universal, he is credited with editing and developing some of the iconic comic strips of our time, including Calvin and Hobbes, Cathy, Cul-de-Sac, Doonesbury, The Far Side and For Better or for Worse. […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)

Stan Lynde & The Great Montana Cattle Drive of ’89

Leading up to the state’s centennial a small group decided Stan Lynde‘s idea of a 60 mile Great Montana Centennial Cattle Drive, though crazy, had merit. A massive undertaking, the cattle drive involved 105 drovers, 2,812 cattle, 208 wagons, 3,337 horses for 2,397 cowboys and cowgirls, and 79 horse wranglers. Stan Lynde, famous for his […]

Posted on: Sep 7, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Lynde & The Great Montana Cattle Drive of ’89

Sam Gross: 50 Years as New Yorker Cartoonist

It was the 1960s and Sam Gross began his cartooning career. Like other cartoonists he had a number of goals, but one was foremost. To paraphrase: not because it is easy, but because it is hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of his energies and skills, because that challenge […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Gahan Wilson at 89 – and at 13

As Mike Peterson mentioned the other day Gahan Wilson still draws a bit.   While the GoFundMe page is no longer soliciting donations, stepson Paul Winters continues to send out updates on the cartoonist. In the latest Paul shares an illustrated letter 13-year-old Gahan sent to illustrator J. R. Neill.   Read the August 19, […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson at 89 – and at 13

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: 9 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: Comments Off on It’s a Dirty Job But Someone’s Gotta Do It – Memoirs of a National Cartoonists Society President

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: Comments Off on National Cartoonists Society Popeye Auction