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Conservatives Careless Comics Communications

The Republican Party in a couple of states is having cartoon problems. The Lawrence County (Alabama) Republican Party posted a GOP elephant to Facebook. © Mother Jones/Woody Harrington Shanon Terry, the GOP chair in Lawrence County, apologized in a statement posted on Aug. 15. “I would like to offer a deep and sincere apology for […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2022,  Section: comic, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Comments: 3 Comments

Cartoonist Eleanor Davis Gets New York Times Gig – Updated

Original November 29 post: Eleanor Davis, who The New York Review called “one of the very best cartoonists working today,” seems to have hooked up with The New York Times for a daily spot illustrating their “Of Interest – Noteworthy Facts from Today’s Paper” column. Above is her first from November 3, 2021.     […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, comic, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Eleanor Davis Gets New York Times Gig – Updated

Peyote Cowboy: In The Old (Bizarro) West

So you’ve been wondering what Dan Piraro has been up to since giving up Bizarro dailies to Wayno? Apparently he’s been experimenting… …with a different genre and a different format – a graphic novel in serial form. Dan expands our consciousness with an introduction/explanation: Five years ago a scene from a story dropped into my […]

Posted on: Sep 2, 2020,  Section: comic, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

L.A. Clippers Release Schedule in Comic Format

The National Basketball Association has announced their 2019-2020 schedule. The Los Angeles Clippers released their NBA 2019-20 schedule in  a comic format.   Five artists contributed to the effort. Karmo Ruusamaa   Bob Lian   Norman Nazar   Jack Perkins   Jonathan Chan   The Clippers Social Media Team gives a shout out to pjpaula04 […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2019,  Section: Animation, comic, Illustration, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on L.A. Clippers Release Schedule in Comic Format

Hilary Price to teach class on cartooning

Rhymes with Orange creator Hilary Price will be teaching a class on cartooning in April. The description from the course website: What are the components of a caption cartoon? (Plot, setting, characters, surprise… all in a snapshot.) Each day’s lecture will focus on a different element of panel cartooning and I’ll assign exercises to strengthen that […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, comic, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Yahoo! News closes down comics page

Newspapers aren’t the only medium cutting comics. Yahoo! has announced it has closed down its online comics page that ran on their Yahoo! News portal. From the NY Post: The comics appeared as part of Yahoo! News, which attracts some 43 million unique users per month. A Yahoo! spokeswoman said: ?We never had a destination. […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2016,  Section: comic, Comic strips, Comments: 24 Comments

Calvin and Hobbes turns 30

   Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of the launch of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes.  To note the anniversary Lee Salem recalls working with Bill: You worked closely with Watterson for more than 10 years, remaining a friend after 30 years. Please share a few of your favorite memories of working with him. From an editorial […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2015,  Section: comic, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoon Art Professional Society to hold auction to benefit Stan Sakai

Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo is facing financial challenges due to a medical costs caring for his wife who has been battling a debilitating illness. She requires 24-hour home care beyond what insurance will cover. The Cartoon Art Professional Society is creating an auction to raise money for Stan and are asking for any […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013,  Section: comic, Comments: 1 Comment

Michael Jantze launches campaign to fund The Norm

Michael Jantze is back at the drawing board and ready to knock out a special edition book of his comic strip The Norm. Here’s part of his pitch on Indiegogo: “Knocked Out Loaded” is a story I pitched and sold to DC Comics in 1990 – along with another graphic novel titled “Rave On” – […]

Posted on: Jul 3, 2013,  Section: comic, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 3 Comments

Amazon posts best comics and graphic novels of year

Amazon has posted their “Best Books of the Year So Far 2013: Comics & Graphic Novels” for the first six months of the year. Here’s their list: Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon, by Matt Fraction, David Aja, Javier Pulido and others (Marvel) Solo: The Deluxe Edition, by various (DC Comics) Thor: God […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013,  Section: comic, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Amazon posts best comics and graphic novels of year

Interviewed: Kerry G. Johnson

Yolanda Johnson Bryant interviews editorial cartoonist Kerry G. Johnson who is also an art director, caricaturist, cartoonist and graphic designer. Listen to internet radio with ymjauthor on BlogTalkRadio

Posted on: May 16, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, comic, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Kerry G. Johnson

Autographed Complete Calvin and Hobbes, Team Cul de Sac up for grabs

So you couldn’t afford an original Bill Watterson oil painting of Cul de Sac character Petey, or any of the two original strips that went to auction earlier this year. But maybe you can afford to buy one of five autographed Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Watterson or maybe even one of the five Watterson […]

Posted on: May 15, 2013,  Section: Books, comic, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Autographed Complete Calvin and Hobbes, Team Cul de Sac up for grabs

Mark Anderson on how to fail properly

Andertoons cartoonist Mark Anderson has a nice summary of his presentation he gave back in February at the Success in Comics seminar. I must have done everything right, right? Not so much. When I take a good hard look at it, probably 95% of the things I’ve tried ended up failing. But the other 5% […]

Posted on: May 15, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, comic, Comments: 6 Comments

The Cartoonist Studio launches blog

The fine folks over at The Cartoonist Studio have announced they have started a blog to go along with the other cool features. Each day one of the many syndicated pros will respond to a topic. While you’re over there, check out the studios and cartoon of the day.

Posted on: May 13, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, comic, Comments: Comments Off on The Cartoonist Studio launches blog

Video: Superman: Man of Steel

With better special effects and better writing, super-hero movies have been doing really well in theaters in the last decade. Sure there have been some stinkers, but when you think of Batman, The Avengers, Ironman, many have done quite well. Directors finally figured out that treating the comic book movies more like action thrillers make […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2013,  Section: comic, Comic Books, Comments: 5 Comments