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NCSFest – One Month to Go

  Only one short month until “America’s Biggest Comic Arts Festival!”     Officially it runs May 17 to May 19, 2019, but there’s a signing event on May 16 and a live podcast on May 20th. Get there early and stay late.   Like the star of his Badlands comic strip, Steve McGarry is […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Exhibits, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Darrin Bell

The Pulitzer Prize organization has announced the 2019 winners.   The 2019 winner in the Editorial Cartooning category is Darrin Bell. “For beautiful and daring editorial cartoons that took on issues affecting disenfranchised communities calling out lies, hypocrisy, and fraud in the political turmoil surrounding the Trump administration.”     Finalists for the Editorial Cartooning […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 8 Comments

Gahan Wilson – Status Update

Gahan Wilson was interviewed last month. As stepson Paul Winters said then: Gahan was interviewed today for a newspaper piece that will probably go out nationwide. The people on the reporting team were very sweet and sensitive to Gahan. Gahan was on his game…speaking about his life and other things.   The Arizona Republic story […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Happy 90th Mort Drucker

Born March 22, 1929 is one of the greatest caricaturists of all time. Mort Drucker becomes a Senior Stripper on the occasion of his 90th birthday.     World famous for his decades for satirizing movie and tv stars’ shows for MAD magazine, he was much more that that. For example he is an amazing […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

2018 Reuben Award Nominees

  The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for this year’s Reuben Award. National Cartoonists Society members have nominated the top five finalists for the 2018 NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”. Ballots have been sent out to all voting NCS members this week, and the Reuben Award will be presented […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

70th National Newspaper Award Finalists

  The National Newspaper Awards is the trade name of the Canadian Daily Newspaper Awards Programme Administration Corporation, a not-for-profit body which governs the awards program.   Finalists for Editorial Cartooning: • Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle-Herald/Brunswick News/Toronto Star.       • Brian Gable, Globe and Mail. • Garnotte (Michel Garneau), Le Devoir.   […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Caricature, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on 70th National Newspaper Award Finalists

2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

The 2018 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. The National Cartoonists Society  

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

National Women’s Hall of Fame Inducts Rose O’Neill

  The National Women’s Hall of Fame announced their 2019 inductees. Cartoonist Rose O’Neill of Kewpies fame was among the chosen. From the Hall’s O’Neill profile: Rose O’Neill: (1874-1944) As a successful artist, writer, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Rose boldly assisted with the activities of the woman suffrage movements coordinated by the National Woman’s Suffrage Association headquartered […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on National Women’s Hall of Fame Inducts Rose O’Neill

Women’s History Month – Cartoonist Wing

Seems as good a time as any to drop these recent comic strip articles.   Where I’m Coming From by Barbara Brandon-Croft Where I’m Coming From’s mission as a comic meant to affect change rather than just entertain was twofold. First, Brandon-Croft wanted white readers to fully grasp the struggles of Black Americans as people […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Women’s History Month – Cartoonist Wing

Gahan Wilson is Suffering from Advanced Dementia

  Gahan Wilson‘s stepson, Paul Winters, is releasing the information on Gahan’s Facebook page: Sad news. Gahan’s wife of 53 years, Nancy Winters, passed away March 2, 2019. More sad news is that Gahan is suffering from advanced dementia. We were keeping his condition private for many reasons. My mother, his wife, was his rock […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson is Suffering from Advanced Dementia

Happy 90th Arnold Roth

Join us in wishing Arnold Roth a Happy Birthday! Born February 25, 1929 he becomes a member of our Senior Strippers Club (90+). The Reuben Award winner (and about a dozen other National Cartoonists Society divisional awards) and Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame member is a giant of the craft. Here, from Lambiek, is […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Happy 90th Arnold Roth

Going, Going, Gone! …Sold for $12,000

  The early Little Orphan Annie original art up for auction I had mentioned elsewhere has sold. August 26, 1924 Little Orphan Annie = $12,000 + $1200 for the buyers premium.   For comparison, here’s some other original art sold at the same Heritage Auctions lot, the following prices all include the buyer’s premium in […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Comics Notes and News

  Comics Related Oscars The Oscars are tomorrow night. So Torsten Adair, at The Beat, has assembled past Oscars that went to comics related projects that originated in print (that leaves out almost all of the animated shorts and films).     More of The Boondocks Aaron MacGruder (and Seung Kim) have returned with more […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Notes and News

Some Recent Comics Shtuff

  It’s Gahan Wilson’s Birthday! Happy Birthday to Gahan Wilson. To celebrate here’s a recent audio interview with the master cartoonist.     Massachusetts Loves Their Pickles To millions of people the Pickles comic strip is one of the best. Those include loyal readers of The Republican, whose passionate response to cancellation of the strip […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Society of Illustrators 2019 Hall of Fame

The Society of Illustrators has announced the inductees to their class of 2019 Hall of Fame and, as has been customary for the past 60 years, cartoonists are among the chosen.     Mary Petty (1899–1976) was a self-taught, prolific illustrator of books and magazines whose works appeared regularly on the covers of The New […]

Posted on: Feb 14, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Society of Illustrators 2019 Hall of Fame