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The Charles Schulz Centennial in the News

Portrait by Pete McDonnell for The Petaluma Argus Courier From NPR: Cartoonist Charles Schulz died in February 2000, the night before his final comic strip ran in the Sunday paper. But the characters he created and developed over the course of five decades still endure, in the form of reruns, beloved TV specials, a movie […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Peanuts Day at the Press Democrat – Free Content

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat features a special Peanuts section today celebrating the 100th birthday of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. An added bonus for those of us not in the PD’s hard copy distribution area is they are making it accessible online for free today. Added bonus: every article has a slideshow. Among the articles […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Some Schulz Centennial Celebrations

Was thinking to hold onto these Charles M. Schulz/Peanuts articles until the actual 100th anniversary of his birth (November 26), but the items are coming in faster than Snoopy in a Sopwith Camel. So… The white-spotted dog, who became “the first beagle on the moon” in a series of Peanuts comic strips in 1969, is […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Some Schulz Centennial Celebrations

New Jules Feiffer Interview

The above art by Jules Feiffer is from a September 2022 edition of Dan’s Papers, but the interview conducted by Dan Rattiner for his podcast is this month new. Dan asks Jules about a few of his more than a dozen awards – the Academy Award-winning Muro, his special George Polk Award, and his Pulitzer […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on New Jules Feiffer Interview

Local Boy Makes Great (Cartoonist George Booth)

George grew up on a farm in Fairfax, on the north end of town, but his extraordinary artistic talent led him east, where he made a name for himself in New York as a famous cartoonist.   The Atchison County Mail reports the death of famous favorite son George Booth. George Booth, who made a […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Local Boy Makes Great (Cartoonist George Booth)

In Remembrance of George Booth

Jeff Stahler tribute   The Marine Corps Times (and The Navy Times and The Army Times and The Air Force Times) ran the Associated Press obituary: “George Booth was a remarkable artist who sold his first drawing to The New Yorker in 1969 and filled the magazine with a kind of wild delight for decades […]

Posted on: Nov 7, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

George Booth – RIP

Cartoonist George Booth has passed away. George William Booth June 28, 1926 – November 1, 2022   Update: The New York Times Obituary George Booth, the New Yorker cartoonist who created a world of oddballs sharing life’s chaos with a pointy-eared bull terrier that once barked a flower to death, and sometimes with a herd […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 11 Comments

Charles Addams and George Booth to be Inducted into the 2022 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

Cartoonists Charles Addams and George Booth will be inducted into the 2022 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame on November 3, 2022.   Charles Addams     George Booth        The other inductees are Emory Douglas Wendy and Brian Froud Reynold Ruffins Sarah Stilwell-Weber

Posted on: Oct 28, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Charles Addams and George Booth to be Inducted into the 2022 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

Lists: The Far Side, 2022 Graphic Novels, 2023 Stamps, Greatest Comic Artists, Calvin and Hobbes

Gary Larson’s 10 Best Comics, Ranked   © Gary Larson Screen Rant lists, what they purport to be, The 10 Best Cartoons from Gary Larson’s The Far Side. Gary Larson wrote his comic strips for syndication for over 15 years, each one is funny and some are perfect examples of what comic art can be. […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

A Happy 90th to Lee Lorenz (belated)

Belatedly we welcome cartoonist Lee Lorenz to our Senior Strippers club. Michael Maslin notified us (for some reason our notebook says born in 1933): Lee Lorenz  Born October 17, 1932, Hackensack, NJ. Lorenz was the art editor of The New Yorker from 1973 to 1993 and its cartoon editor until 1997. During his tenure, a […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on A Happy 90th to Lee Lorenz (belated)

The Vermont Conversation with Ed Koren

“I love to draw, it’s as much draftsmanship as it is storytelling, and it’s as much character delineation as anything else.” – Ed Koren Ed Koren continues to make people laugh even as he faces a serious predicament: He has incurable lung cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2020. Koren, 86, is one of […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Vermont Conversation with Ed Koren

Cartoonists Merry-Go-Round

Bill Holbrook informs us that it is October. “On the Fastrack” during October, every day (except for Sundays) will feature a different Halloween costume worn by Dethany. It started with the October 5 On The Fastrack (though there was an October 1 preview).   In the February-March 1945 issue of The Magazine of the Sigma […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists Merry-Go-Round

Sergio Aragonés: MAD’s Oldest Active Idiot

… Aragonés contributed to a special edition of MAD, publishing Tuesday, that marks the magazine’s 70th anniversary. The special edition also spotlights Aragonés’s status as the oldest artist currently drawing for MAD. He says he’s been blessed with six fruitful decades at the iconic magazine… Once Aragonés left for New York in 1962, he didn’t […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

76th Reuben Award Winner is Edward Sorel

  On September 16 the National Cartoonists Society presented their 76th Annual Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year to … EDWARD SOREL     The National Cartoonists Society Announcement.  

Posted on: Sep 17, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 76th Reuben Award Winner is Edward Sorel

Schulz Stamps Set for September Ceremony

What: The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the centennial of the birth of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz with 10 new fun-filled stamps. The first-day-of-issue event for the Charles M. Schulz Forever stamps is free and open to the public.  When: Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at 12 p.m. PDT  Where: Charles M Schulz Museum & Research […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Schulz Stamps Set for September Ceremony