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Al Jaffee, at 99, is Interviewed

When you worked for Eisner and then when you got out of the service and worked for Stan Lee, were all of your colleagues obsessed with comics? Did you talk a lot about comics and the artists in the field. I think in the back of the minds of everybody who could draw straight figures […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comments: 0 Comments

Silverstein: A Man Named Shel

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif green hair grows on my chest?Whatif nobody likes me?Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?… from A Light in the Attic   When asked many years ago […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: 2 Comments

Joe Sinnott – RIP

Famed comic book artist Joe Sinnott has passed away. Joseph Leonard (Joe) Sinnott October 16, 1926 – June 25, 2020 From the Joe Sinnott Facebook notice: It with great sorrow that we must announce the passing of Joltin’ Joe Sinnott on June 25th at 8:40am at the age of 93. He went peacefully with the […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Al Jaffee Retires at 99

After putting in a mere 79 years as a professional cartoonist Al Jaffee is retiring. From Michael Cavna: Al Jaffee, officially the longest-working comic artist ever, has decided to retire at age 99. So to mark his farewell, Mad’s “Usual Gang of Idiots” will salute Jaffee with a tribute issue next week. It will be […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

A Virtual Visit to The Billy Ireland Library & Museum

As the Columbus Dispatch says: For those who haven’t set foot in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, now is not the time. But during the COVID-19 closure of the Ohio State University facility, thousands of the cartoons, comics, drawings and other materials in its collection – the largest of its kind in the […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on A Virtual Visit to The Billy Ireland Library & Museum

Mort Drucker -RIP

Famed caricaturist and comic artist Mort Drucker has passed away. Morris (Mort) Drucker March 22, 1929 – April 8, 2020 Master caricaturist, illustrator, and comic artist   Across Facebook and Twitter are notes of sadness. From The Berndt Toast Gang: There are many things in life we hope not to have to do and this […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 6 Comments

74th Reubens – The 2020 Reubens Brochure

The National Cartoonists Society has posted their Reubens Weekend brochure! “Everything you need to know about the 74th annual Reuben Awards Weekend in Kansas City, MO. June 5-7, 2020.” … a star-studded line-up of cartoonists covering a wide variety of topics, starting with the very talented young cartoonist, GEORGIA DUNN, shining a spotlight on her […]

Posted on: Mar 4, 2020,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Reubens – The 2020 Reubens Brochure

74th Reubens – The Poster (with reveals)

Tom Richmond has released the poster for the 74th Annual Reuben Awards. A couple of not-yet-announced awards by the National Cartoonists Society are revealed. Hy Eisman will be awarded the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. The Milton Caniff is awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors. It is given for a lifetime […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Gahan Wilson Licensing to Cartoons Collection

Licensing for New Yorker cartoonist Gahan Wilson is now exclusively available on Cartoon Collections! On CartoonCollections.com you can license Gahan Wilson cartoons for use in presentations, publications, web and classroom use, or buy prints and products featuring his cartoons. Details at Cartoon Collections.  

Posted on: Mar 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson Licensing to Cartoons Collection

Google Tribute to Tenniel is Not Tenniel Art

Celebrating the 200th year since the birth of cartoonist/artist Sir John Tenniel, the Google Doodle for the day is an illustration of Alice and the Cheshire Cat from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. “‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ [said Alice]. ‘That depends a good deal on where you […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

74th Reubens – Patrick McDonnell Will Be Honored With The Elzie Segar Award

The National Cartoonists Society has announced that Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell will receive The Elzie Segar Award at the 2020 Reubens Banquet in Kansas City. From the NCS announcement: On behalf of the board of directors of the National Cartoonists Society, It is my great pleasure to announce that Patrick McDonnell will be awarded the Elzie Segar award […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Reubens – Patrick McDonnell Will Be Honored With The Elzie Segar Award

First and Last – James Thurber & The New Yorker

James Thurber‘s first drawings appeared in the The New Yorker dated ninety years ago today. In the New Yorker issue dated February 22, 1930 a short James Thurber contribution included two illustrations, the first Thurber drawings to appear in the magazine. [James Thurber’s words first appeared in the February 26, 1927 New Yorker, but since […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on First and Last – James Thurber & The New Yorker

74th Reubens: Gold T-Square to G. B. Trudeau

The National Cartoonists Society is noting that Garry B. Trudeau will be presented the Society’s the Gold T-Square. From NCS President Jason Chatfield: On behalf of the board of directors of the National Cartoonists Society, It is my great pleasure to announce that Garry Trudeau will be awarded the Gold T-Square award at the 74th […]

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Reubens: Gold T-Square to G. B. Trudeau

Bil Canfield – RIP

Editorial and sports cartoonist Bil Canfield has passed away. William Newton (Bil) Canfield October 8, 1920 – January 30, 2020 sports cartoonist, editorial cartoonist   The New Jersey Star-Ledger is reporting the death of Bil Canfield: William (Bil) Canfield, who entertained millions of newspaper readers as an editorial cartoonist, died peacefully on January 30th at […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

2020 Eisner Hall of Fame Judge’s Choices (and Nominees): Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell

The 2020 Judges’ Choices for automatic inclusion into the Eisner Hall of Fame are Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell. Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have selected two individuals to automatically be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2020. These inductees are pioneering newspaper cartoonist Nell […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Eisner Hall of Fame Judge’s Choices (and Nominees): Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell