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Outside the AAEC Convention/CXC Festival Sphere

Yes, Columbus is the place to be, but outside Ohio there is also news. © Nidhi Chanani; Peter Conrad; MariNaomi The San Francisco Examiner has partnered with Andrew Farago of the Cartoon Art Museum. Twice each month, The Examiner’s Comix Showcase will highlight the art and artists of the Bay Area, with an emphasis on […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, College cartoonists, Comic strips, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on Outside the AAEC Convention/CXC Festival Sphere

Weekend Roundup – Late Edition

Announcing the 2022 Davenport International Cartoon Contest! A festival that honors a famous Political Cartoonist seems almost naked without some kind of competition focused on that endeavor. To that end, the International Cartoon Contest has returned! Also, since we have not changed either our entry fees or our prizes in over 30 years, we have […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Contests, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, International, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup – Late Edition

Cartoonists in the News

Cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq Honors  The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will highlight the career and accomplishments of the renowned cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq during a ceremony at Belmont Park on Saturday, July 9 as part of the Stars and Stripes Racing Festival. In […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Awards, Comic history, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the News

Cartoon and Comic Strip News Briefs

Sorry about the tight deadline (April 20, 2022) but here’s a fun project for the cartoonist in your family. hosts the famous annual Rube Goldberg Machine contest where building a physical Rube Goldberg contraption is the object. Now they have added a cartoon contest! Details and rules at   New at GoComics While […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Contests, Events, Exhibits, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Call for 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Submissions

The Center for Cartoon Studies in association with The Beat is calling for submissions to their 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize in two categories: Best Print Comic and the Best Webcomic. Submissions in both categories must be received by January 30, 2022. Each year the Cartoonist Studio Prize will be awarded to work that exemplifies excellence […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on Call for 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Submissions

Niche Cartoons

Recently stumbled on a few sites that feature cartoons for specific audiences. Cartoonist Dan Thompson, of Brevity, Rip Haywire, KidSpot, Harley, Lost Sheep, and Humorous Maximus fame, began a new weekly gig earlier this year. © Classic Cars The Classic Carl Caption Contest is, you guessed it, a caption contest. It began in February of […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Everybody Gagging

The New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest is certainly the most famous and popular of the current You-Write-the-Gag exercises. So popular it has birthed a book, a game, and winners become news stories for their local newspapers. Cartoon Collections runs the similar idea. So similar it uses New Yorker cartoonists to supply the drawings. This is […]

Posted on: May 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

2021 Davenport Cartoon Contest Call for Entries

Announcing the 2021 Davenport International Cartoon Contest! Anyone may enter the contest. Grand Prize: $750 * First: $500 * Second: $300 * Third: $200 * (5) People’s Choice: Ribbon The entry fee is $25.00 (US Dollars), for each cartoon entered. Subject: Contemporary political, economic and social ideas of interest; an “Editorial Cartoon.” Your entry must […]

Posted on: May 20, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

A ‘Cartoon Caption Contest’ Contest

It started with Michael Gerber of The American Bystander asking a question. Michael Maslin‘s Ink Spill passed the question to others. It came down to us filtered through the Mike Lynch Cartoons blog (simply because we clicked on Mike’s site before clicking on Michael’s site, both are regular and recommended stops while surfing the internet). […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoons, Contests, Comments: 2 Comments

2020 Prizes/Awards Deadlines

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has published the deadlines and links to various Award and Prize opportunities for Editorial Cartoonists. A few, including The Pulitzer and The Divisional Reubens, have January deadlines. The deadline for Canada’s National Newspaper Awards is only days away. National Newspaper Awards (Canada) Deadline: January 9, 2020 Rules and entry […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Events, Graphic Journalism, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Prizes/Awards Deadlines

Animator vs. Cartoonist – Drawing from Memory

  Animator vs. Cartoonist: Drawing Looney Tunes Characters From Memory. The gang tries to draw Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, and Marvin The Martian from memory. How well would -you- do? A BuzzFeed Video.            

Posted on: May 14, 2019,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on Animator vs. Cartoonist – Drawing from Memory

CSotD: Mister, we could use some men like Herblock again

Matt Davies was, for a second time, awarded the Herblock Prize, and much as I dislike awards in general, I like this one for two reasons: One is that it’s kind of an inside job that consistently honors people who live up to Herblock’s traditions and standards. I mean, they don’t require Nobel laureates to […]

Posted on: May 4, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Spinning the Cartoon Wheel of Stuff

Wwwwhhhirrrrrr…tic….tic…..tic……tac   Merrie Melodies, Silly Symphonies, and Looney Tunes Meet The Queen’s Cartoonists, a New York jazz band bringing back cartoon music. As I watched The Queen’s Cartoonists slip and slide through decades of cartoon music in a matter of minutes, with the animations projected on a large screen behind them, I followed a captivated […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Contests, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Spinning the Cartoon Wheel of Stuff

GoComics Announces ‘Short Shorts’ Animation Contest

$25,000 prize to the winner. For more details, go here. 

Posted on: May 11, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Contests, Comments: Comments Off on GoComics Announces ‘Short Shorts’ Animation Contest

Roz Chast wins 2015 Reuben Award; NCS announces category winners

This last weekend was the annual Reuben Awards where the National Cartoonist Society bestows their best of in various categories and the big prize for Cartoonist of the Year. This year, the Reuben Award went to New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. In the division awards the winners are: Magazine Feature / Magazine Illustration Tom Richmond […]

Posted on: May 25, 2015,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment