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2021 Will Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees & Nominees

Comic-Con International: San Diego has announced the Judges Inductees who are automatically entered into their Will Eisner Hall of Fame; and 16 nominees, four of which will be voted into the Hall by comics people across a variety of professions (cartoonists, editors, comic store owners, historians, etc.). As is usual a number of inductees and […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Chris Yambar – RIP

Pop artist and cartoonist Chris Yambar has passed away. Rev. Christopher David (Chris) Yambar July 4, 1961 – March 27, 2021   From the obituary: Chris was called to the ministry at age 19 to work with inner-city youth … he published Manna Underground Press / The Activist, a newspaper specializing in arts, music, and […]

Posted on: Apr 13, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Joye Hummel – RIP

1940s Wonder Woman writer Joye Hummel has passed away.   Joye Evelyn Murchison Kelly (neé Hummel)April 4, 1924 – April 5, 2021   Anina Bennett was among those breaking the sad news: RIP Joye Hummel Murchison Kelly, the first woman to write [Wonder Woman] comics in the 1940s. After Joye it would be nearly 40 […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Jerry Lazare – RIP

Artist and illustrator Gerald Lazare has passed away. Gerald John (Jerry) Lazare September 25, 1927 – March 23, 2021 painter, illustrator, comic artist Gerald Lazare began his professional art career creating comic books for Canada’s Bell Features during World War II after U.S. comic books were banned. From the Comic Book Daily entry: He was […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Jerry Lazare – RIP

George Mandel – RIP

It is being reported that author and cartoonist George Mandel has passed away. George Mikali MandelFebruary 11, 1920 – February 13, 2021 From the March 18, 2021 Shelf Awareness notice: George Mikali Mandel, the author and cartoonist who was an early member of the Beat Generation, died last month in New York. He was 101. […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Random Whatnots

© Condé Nast The Argentine artist Liniers is now settled in Vermont, but he knows New York City well. He knows the rhythm of the seasons; and he knows, too, that life begins underground, especially when there’s a whiff of spring in the air. We recently talked to the artist about his work, city life, […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Graphic Journalism, How-to, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Random Whatnots

Lily Renée Part of ACF-NY Exhibit

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to announce the presentation of Three with a Pen: Lily Renée, Bil Spira, and Paul Peter Porges featuring works by the three Jewish artists driven from their homes in Vienna after the German annexation of Austria, the so-called “Anschluss,”, in 1938. On view March 11 through September […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic Books, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Lily Renée Part of ACF-NY Exhibit

Frank Thorne – RIP

It is being reported that Frank Thorne has passed away.   Benjamin Franklin (Frank) Thorne June 16, 1930 – March 7, 2021   Social media is reporting that cartoonist Frank Thorne has died and Marilyn, his wife of 70 years, joined him only a few hours later. Mark Evanier relates some highlights of Frank’s career. […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

Liz Berube – RIP

It is being reported that cartoonist Liz Berube has passed away. Elizabeth Ann Safian (Liz) BerubeJanuary 7, 1943 – January 15, 2021   Writer/artist for comic books, Liz spent most of her comics career as a comic book colorist. From the late 1960s to the early 1970s and signing as “elizabeth” she contributed pages to […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Liz Berube – RIP

The Phantom Writer Claes Reimerthi Retires

The Chronicle Chamber is passing on the news that Claes Reimerthi is retiring from The Phantom. Claes Reimerthi is retiring and it is going to leave a huge gap in the Phantom world. There will be questions on everyone’s lips after the news broken by stalwart Kari Lappanen who posted on his own website that […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Phantom Writer Claes Reimerthi Retires

This ‘n’ That from This Week That Was

I’m not going to make a habit of commenting on things I’ve drawn, but I think I do need to say a few things about “Club Nematoda,” a kind of Village Vanguard I had imagined for some hipster worms. Saying nothing would have been like a cartoon hit-and-run; I had to go back and explain […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Exhibits, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on This ‘n’ That from This Week That Was

The Batman Comic Strip Returns – after a fashion

Cartoonist David Aja creates a new comic strip featuring The Batman of 1949. From Comic Book Resources: Writer/artist David Aja’s story for Batman: Black and White #2 is done in the style of the daily Batman newspaper comic strip from 1946 to 1949. DC Comics publicist Clark Bull tweeted Friday, “I’ve been hoping for the revival […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Batman Comic Strip Returns – after a fashion

Auctions: $3.9 Million for Original Tintin Comic Art, $2.2 Million for Batman Comic Book

Artwork originally intended to be the cover of a Tintin comic book (album) has sold for 3.2 Euros ($3,872,000.00). From Artnet: A picture by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé (1907–1983) has set a new record for the most expensive work of comic book art, selling for €3.2 million ($3.8 million) on January 14 at an auction at Artcurial in Paris. […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Auctions: $3.9 Million for Original Tintin Comic Art, $2.2 Million for Batman Comic Book

Hey Kids! Comics! – Winter Reading

© Tom Gauld Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. A Cockeyed Menagerie   For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 5   Ditko Shrugged   BB […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award. All that is required is that the work be […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards