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Comic Artist Arrested as Alleged January 6 Rioter

A graphic and comic book artist who was part of a group of insurrectionists who charged and attacked Capitol police officers on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol was arrested yesterday by the FBI. Robert Wayne Dennis, 61, of Garland, Texas, was caught on police body cameras fighting with police officers trying to control the […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Crime, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Art News and Reviews

Joe Dator puts a book together.    © Joe Dator What do you wish you had known before making a book? I wish I’d known even one single thing about book publishing. It was a massive learning experience, and I started from scratch. For one thing, I found out that what goes in the book […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: 0 Comments

Reuben Weekend – NCS Special Awards

  Awarded by unanimous vote of the NCS Board of Directors, The Gold Key honors the recipient as a member of the National Cartoonists Society Hall of Fame. Mort Gerberg is awarded The NCS Gold Key.     The Gold T-Square is awarded for 50 years as professional cartoonist. Garry Trudeau is now a member […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 3

The National Cartoonists Society announced the winners of the final Divisional Awards for 2020 Saturday evening. The nominees and the winners of those categories are below. Nominees for Comic Books  And the winner is… Walter Simonson     Nominees for Graphic Novels And the winner is… Jared Cullum     Nominees for Book Illustration And […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Comic Chronicles: Will Be That Was

Old stuff. A London illustrator in 1898 looks ahead one hundred years and is not all that far off. ‘Cycle lane, Rollerblades (missed out on electric scooters), Lots of buses, Planes, St Pauls still visible, Raised walkways (Barbican only). That’s impressive,’ one history fan wrote.   © respective copyright holders Artist Hal Empie‘s sideline was […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 2 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Pure Treat

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Korean War Comic Books   Our Artists At War   Unicorn Playlist   Inked   Scenes from Isolation   Definitely Nat: The Nat […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Greta Tomlinson – RIP

Dan Dare comic artist Greta Tomlinson has passed away.   Greta Edwards (neé Tomlinson)1927 – September 4, 2021   From The Times obituary: Greta Tomlinson’s diary gave an indication of how hard she had to work as an illustrator on the Eagle magazine from 1950. “Monday. Worked till 3am. Tuesday. Worked till 5am. Wednesday. Worked […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Sam Cornell – RIP

Animator Sam Cornell has passed away. Samuel Miller (Sam) Cornell June 1939 – May 1, 2021   From the IMDb: From Pegboard, the Animation Guild’s newsletter: Sam Cornell d. 5/01/2021 – Industry veteran Sam Cornell is known for his varied work on Twilight Zone: The Movie, The Rugrats Movie, The Wuzzles, and Shinbone Alley. His […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Looking Back on Comics News This Week

As the old cliché goes, “What goes around comes around.” And Charlie Daniel is still coming around. At Bacon & Company in downtown Knoxville, what’s going around on their screen-printing machines are vintage t-shirts, gearing up Vol fans for UT’s upcoming matchup with the South Carolina Gamecocks. “We used to do game day t-shirts back […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2021,  Section: Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Russ Kick – RIP

“Rogue transparency activist” and comics editor Russ Kick has passed away. Russell Charles (Russ) Kick III July 20, 1969 – September 12, 2021 From The Washington Post obituary: Russ Kick, a writer, editor and self-described “rogue transparency activist” who pried loose government records, using Freedom of Information Act requests to obtain overlooked documents and peek […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Russ Kick – RIP

Cartoonists in the News

As one of the last remaining full-time newspaper cartoonists left in the U.S., I was starting to feel like a contestant on one of those reality shows. You know, something like “Last Cartoonist Inking.” And then it’s like I was kicked off the show. After 31 years drawing award-winning cartoons for my beloved hometown newspaper, […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the News

Convention Season Begins: CXC, AAEC, NCS/CAF

It’s a convention extravaganza for the next three weekends. Starting with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus. Alison Bechdel, Hilary Price, Jerry Craft, Jeff Smith, Shary Flenniken, Bianca Xunise, Steenz, Joey Alison Sayers, Jonathan Lemon, Trina Robbins, Shena Wolf, Roberta Gregory, Jules Rivera, Patrick McDonnell, Ben Towle, Brian Walker, Nick Anderson, Chris Samnee, and more guests.   Then […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on Convention Season Begins: CXC, AAEC, NCS/CAF

Larry Lieber, Stan Lee’s Brother, Sues Marvel

comic characters © Marvel Comics Larry Lieber, who scripted the initial appearances of Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, Loki, Fin Fang Foom, and other heroic and villainous characters in the Marvel Universe, has sued Marvel/Disney for a bigger portion of the pie. Disney has counter-sued to protect their interests. Earlier today we reported that the heirs […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Larry Lieber, Stan Lee’s Brother, Sues Marvel

Hey Kids! Comics! Harvest Those Bookshelves

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for September 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Empire’s Nursery   The Strange Death of Alex Raymond   You Can’t Do Business (or Most Anything Else) Without Yiddish   Britain’s Best […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Harvest Those Bookshelves

My Two Million Dollar Comic Book – update

Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962). First appearance of Spider-ManAt Heritage Auctions with 6 days until end of bidding. Okay, so my copy of the comic book is about half this one’s condition, but mine is signed by Stan Lee. So I figger a few hundred thousand less than this floppies’ current bid.   UPDATE The copy […]

Posted on: Sep 9, 2021,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comments: 6 Comments