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Of Pultizers and Things

For reasons unexplained, the Pulitzer Prize in editorial cartooning was not awarded in 1923, 1936, 1960, 1965, 1973, and 2021. It may have been because all competitors in those years fell below the standard of excellence fixed by the Pulitzer Board, the governing body that meets twice annually, once to appoint nominating jurors in each […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Controversies, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 1 Comment

While We’ve Been Distracted By Royalty…

While we’ve been distracted by royalty of the British and cartooning kinds the world continued to spin. Here we do some catching up. But before we move on from cartoon royalty… 10 Funniest The Far Side Comics, According To Reddit One of the inspirations for Gary Larson’s popular recurring characters was just honored by his […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Publications, Speaking Engagements, sports cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

AAEC Convention Hotel Booking Reminder

Act Fast! Today is the last day to book your room at The Hotel LeVeque and get convention rates. DEADLINE TO BOOK YOUR LEVEQUE ROOM HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, SEPT. 16! Information at the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists site.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Conventions, Comments: 0 Comments

Reuben Reminder – Affair in a Fortnight

The National Cartoonist Society will hold its annual Reubens Convention in two weeks – on September 15th and 16th.  The Reuben Divisional Awards and The Cartoonist of the Year winners will be announced the evening of September 16.  

Posted on: Sep 1, 2022,  Section: Awards, Conventions, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Reminder – Affair in a Fortnight

Preliminary 2022 AAEC Convention Schedule

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has released an early look at the line-up of their 2022 AAEC Convention. The AAEC has been working closely with CXC on this fall’s gathering in Ohio, and we now have a preliminary schedule for our convention. A few highlights: Thursday, Oct. 6: Later, we’ll be gathering at a […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Preliminary 2022 AAEC Convention Schedule

Autoptic Festival – August 13 and 14, 2022

We have some exciting news to share: Autoptic Festival is returning as an in-person event on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th, 2022. This year’s festival will feature the debut of our new two-day split schedule format with our floor show exhibition on Saturday and all of our panels and Programing on Sunday. The Twin […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Conventions, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

2022 San Diego Comic Con Souvenir Bookazine

The 2022 Comic Con International: San Diego ends today, but the memories can last a lifetime with the 2022 Souvenir Book. It is quite a nice “bookazine.” Included are feature articles on comic creators who were born 100 years ago in 1922. More feature articles about comic characters who debuted 40, 50, 60 years ago: […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Conventions, Gatherings, Comments: 2 Comments

NCS at SDCC

The San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) started in earnest Thursday (July 21) and The National Cartoonists Society (NCS) counts among the exhibitors and goers.   The NCS notes there will be SDCC exclusives. The legendary Sergio Aragones may not be at SDCC this year, but Groo The Wanderer is — in pin form! Stop by […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2022,  Section: Conventions, Events, Exhibits, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

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

2022 AAEC Convention

Once again the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is teaming up with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum for their annual convention this year. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists will again be part of the CXC Festival in October in Columbus, Ohio. While CXC is free and open to […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on 2022 AAEC Convention

The 76th Annual Reubens Award Schedule

Well, I might take a train I might take a plane But if I have to walk I’m going just the same I’m going to Kansas City Kansas City, here I come Everything you need to know about the 76th annual Reuben Awards Weekend in Kansas City, MO on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September, […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on The 76th Annual Reubens Award Schedule

Then There Was This (Weekend Whatnots)

Ninety-three-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and Village Voice veteran Jules Feiffer and his wife, JZ Holden, are listing their Shelter Island home for $1.2 million. Feiffer — who is also the illustrator of Gimme’s favorite childhood book, “The Phantom Tollbooth” — moved to Shelter Island full time in 2017.  The charming, shingle-style traditional home at 5 Emerson Lane, built in 2016, […]

Posted on: May 7, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Conventions, Events, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Then There Was This (Weekend Whatnots)

2022 NCS Reuben Weekend Set for September

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the setting for the 2022 Reubens’ Weekend. Put it in your calendars, folks, because we’re going to try this once more with feeling– our 76th Annual Reuben Awards will take place in Kansas City, MO on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September* 2022. We miss you all and can’t wait to get together […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2022 NCS Reuben Weekend Set for September

Jay Kalagayan New Executive Director of CXC

Each fall since its founding in 2015, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) has convened the creators of leading comic strips, comic books and graphic novels in the capital city. Cartoon Crossroads Columbus announced who will be the new head of their organization. The organization said that Jay Kalagayan would become its second executive director.  Kalagayan will […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2022,  Section: Conventions, Events, Exhibits, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Jay Kalagayan New Executive Director of CXC

2021 NCSFest and Reuben Award Trailers

The countdown begins with our 75th-anniversary celebrations for the Reuben Awards. This year we honor Mort Gerberg with the Gold Key Award, inducting him into the NCS Hall of Fame. We also have special messages from our 2020/21 Gold T-Square and Milt Caniff Award-winners, Garry Trudeau and Hy Eisman, along with our slate of talented […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2021 NCSFest and Reuben Award Trailers