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Reuben Weekend Come on Weekdays This Year

Apologies to Sean Cleary and everyone, life got in the way of The Daily Cartoonist today. So other than the already set in motion Hey Kids! Comics! post TDC was forced into the backseat. Anyway…  © Patrick McDonnell Yes Sean there has been a number of comic characters guest starring in other comic strips this […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

A September Saturday and Such

We mentioned it earlier this month, but Mark Parisi waited until the actual anniversary of Off The Mark to celebrate. © Mark Parisi Mark lets us in on the in-joke at his Facebook page. GoComics notes the anniversary. The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, today announced that it will award Art […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Magazine cartoons, Reuben, Comments: 3 Comments

Schulz Stamps Set for September Ceremony

What: The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the centennial of the birth of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz with 10 new fun-filled stamps. The first-day-of-issue event for the Charles M. Schulz Forever stamps is free and open to the public.  When: Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at 12 p.m. PDT  Where: Charles M Schulz Museum & Research […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Schulz Stamps Set for September Ceremony

I’m Late, I’m Late, for a Very Important Date (Weekend Roundup)

September Mourn above: “Morning Music” by Sempé © Condé Nast The New Yorker’s new issue (dated September 5, 2022) features a J. J. Sempé cover (the 114th) in tribute to the artist who passed away earlier this month. The cover story feature: The French artist’s widow describes Sempé’s decades-long relationship with the magazine and his […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Movies, Profiles, Comments: 1 Comment

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

Randy Wicks Papers Donated to Historical Society

The complete works of nationally recognized editorial cartoonist Randy Wicks, who drew pointed and poignant illustrations of local and worldwide life for The Signal, have been donated to the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. The cartoons [504 local and 3,182 national] donated range in size from the standard 8×10 to much larger formats and include […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

Upcoming Events

Wednesday August 10, 2022 Memes, Editorial Cartoons, and Visual Journalism: Lessons for Your Classroom Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT Editorial cartooning is a powerful form of opinion journalism with a long history of effecting change and holding powerful individuals accountable. While the craft has evolved—even shaping contemporary forms of […]

Posted on: Aug 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Events, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on Upcoming Events

Assorted Accounts of Informed Items

Cartoons Have been Grooming Kids for Decades The last 12 months has witnessed a bit of a frenzy surrounding kids’ entertainment, from bisexual Superman to the first gay dads in Sesame Street to a brief kiss from a lesbian couple in Pixar’s new animated feature Lightyear. In response, reactionaries are rehashing moral panics from previous […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2022,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Events, International, Manga, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Assorted Accounts of Informed Items


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

The First Weekend Whatnots of Summer

Real Estate Listing: Terry Manor For Sale Location: Bronxville, New York – Price: $5.995 million  Originally built in 1935, Terry Manor is a fully restored and renovated Tudor-style home set on nearly an acre of park-like property in Lawrence Park West, a tree-lined neighborhood in Westchester County.  The period home was built by Charles Lewis […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Legal, Television, Comments: Comments Off on The First Weekend Whatnots of Summer

See You in the Funny Papers – Exhibit & Etymology

“See You in the Funny Papers”: a phrase that began to grace the American lexicon around the 1920s and served as a reminder that life can often be just as amusing and whimsical as the Sunday comics. That’s what Ruthmere’s summer exhibit is all about… Funny Papers will include a traveling exhibit from the Charles M. […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

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

Tom Richmond Art for 2022 NCS Reubens

The National Cartoonists Society has released the art for 76th Annual Reuben Awards brochures, posters, and other applications. It is by Reuben Award-winning caricaturist Tom Richmond.   Match the cartoonist with their caricatures. Yes, there are a few in the poster that are not in the photo collage. Read about the guests to find them […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2022,  Section: Awards, Caricature, Events, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Richmond Art for 2022 NCS Reubens

Cartoonews – Editoon Edition

So much to do, there’s plenty on the farm… Editorial cartoonists become accustomed to being revered and reviled — frequently by the same people, and often at the same time. Asked if that love-hate relationship makes it hard to do the job, Bruce Plante replied: “Eh. It might make it a little bit harder. But […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, Graphic Journalism, Profiles, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonews – Editoon Edition

The Knight Life’s Little Victories

Keith Knight went home last week. Cartoonist and Malden native Keith Knight, whose semi-autobiographical series, “Woke,” is airing its second season on Hulu, has been tapped to deliver the graduation address at his alma mater, Salem State University on May 19. Knight has authored and illustrated 19 books and cut three albums with the hip-hop […]

Posted on: May 23, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Television, Comments: 2 Comments