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Warning! Scam Targeting Cartoonists Still Active

The scam targeting cartoonists we were alerted to last Spring is still making the rounds, with a twist. Shannon Wheeler is working with authorities: I’m Shannon Wheeler and someone is using my name and project details similar to some of my own work to lure working artists into a fraud scheme. I’m working with law […]

Posted on: Feb 7, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Crime, Legal, Comments: 1 Comment

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

Alert: Scam Targeting Cartoonists

The National Cartoonists Society is helping Bill Morrison spread the word about a scam specifically directed at cartoonists. From the NCS: Dear NCS Members, Keep your eyes peeled for scammers targeting cartoonists. NCS past-President Bill Morrison had the following experience with a scammer offering cartoon work, and he luckily picked up on the ruse before […]

Posted on: May 3, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Crime, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Alert: Scam Targeting Cartoonists

Ed Hall Cartoon Perverted, Attribution Remained

Editorial cartoonist Ed Hall has seen an anti-racism cartoon of his changed in Photoshop to one that downplays racism, but then keeps Ed’s signature on the perversion. Yesterday, someone on Reddit, decided to take one of my cartoons, change the text in Photoshop, and turn it into a racist cartoon. Then they did something even […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Crime, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

New Yorker Cartoonist Arrested for Child Porn

From The Daily Voice: A cartoonist famous for his work in the “New Yorker,” has been arrested in the Hudson Valley for alleged possession of a sexual performance by a child. Dutchess County resident Daniel (Danny) P. Shanahan, 64, of Rhinebeck, was arrested by New York State Police on Wednesday, Dec. 9, and charged with […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2020,  Section: Crime, Comments: 1 Comment

Trina Robbins Art Stolen

Trina Robbins is asking for people to keep an eye out for stolen art: Dear friends, I need your help! Back before the lockdown, I loaned 5 pieces of my original comic art from the 70s for a planned exhibit at Sacramento State college. Then along came the lockdown and the exhibit never happened. In […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Crime, Comments: 1 Comment

Swipe File – Calvin Peeing

Twenty years ago the bootlegged decal was ubiquitous, and illegal (still is). First things first—Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson says he has nothing to do with the lewd caricature of his beloved Calvin. Watterson was vehemently against licensing his creation for merchandising, and that includes the stickers that “cheapened and corrupted” the comics. Watterson never […]

Posted on: Feb 5, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Crime, Legal, Comments: 1 Comment

Do You Recognize This Caricature of a Man?

From ABC7: It’s not your average suspect sketch, but Riverside police are hoping a drawing will help them find a man who is suspected of robbing a caricature artist. Police say the suspect approached the victim at the Festival of Lights event in downtown Riverside on Dec. 5 and asked him for a portrait of […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartoonist, Crime, Comments: Comments Off on Do You Recognize This Caricature of a Man?

Cartoonist Milton Knight Assaulted

  Milton Knight has relayed on his Facebook page that he was a victim of a hate crime: I was beaten up today. To make a long story short, was waiting for the bus, and a guy was using a one-sided conversation with people to shout NIGGER every two seconds. Went on for 15 minutes. […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Crime, Comments: 1 Comment

“The Doodler”: Cartoonist as Serial Killer

  San Francisco police released a new sketch Wednesday [February 6, 2019] showing what a serial killer who targeted gay men in the 1970s could look like now in hopes of getting a break in the cold case. The killer was dubbed the ‘Doodler’ after he told a person who later became a victim and […]

Posted on: Feb 7, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Crime, news, Comments: Comments Off on “The Doodler”: Cartoonist as Serial Killer