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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

Register for RFK and OPC Cartoon Award Events

The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC), who announced their Cartoon Award for 2021 efforts this past March, is featuring a Zoom event with past award winners. Join this “How I Did It” program with Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher, who has won many of the OPC’s Best Cartoon Awards over the years, as he discusses his work […]

Posted on: May 17, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: 0 Comments

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)

Assorted Saturday Short Subjects

Reading The Funnies as a Family There’s a secret to the comics page, though. The secret is, you don’t need to be a kid tor even have kids to enjoy them. Just as most comic characters don’t age, the audience age group doesn’t change. In fact, now and then, some jokes might just fly over […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, College cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, How-to, Magazine cartoons, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Assorted Saturday Short Subjects

Cartoonists are Exhibitionists

Some upcoming events. Or in this first one a currently in progress event. There’s no mistaking artwork created by Chad Maupin. Colorful, vibrant and dynamic, his designs — which often incorporate his love of vintage comic books and classic horror movies — leap off the page and assault your senses in the most delightful of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists are Exhibitionists

Triumph and Tragedy and Things

  2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Winners The Beat and The Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to reveal the winners of the tenth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize Award in both the Print Comics and Webcomics categories. Each of the 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Award winners will receive a $1000 prize and a Wacom One Creative […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Fund Raisers, Gatherings, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

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. RubeGoldberg.com 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 RubeGoldberg.com   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

Happy 90th Angelo Torres

Comic book and comic strip artist Angelo Torres joins our Senior Strippers as he turn 90 years old, having a birth date of April 14, 1932.        Early on in his career Angelo became a member of what Harvey Kurtzman dubbed The Fleagle Gang – Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, George Woodbridge, […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Illustration, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: 3 Comments

Robb Armstrong Interviewed

Cartoonist Robb Armstrong, of JumpStart fame, was interviewed by WCVB -TV in Boston about his comic strip, The Franklin Project, and his upcoming appearance at the Boston Comics in Color Festival. Watch the four minute interview. News: Robb is collaborating on a new Franklin/Peanuts screenplay!

Posted on: Apr 10, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Robb Armstrong Interviewed

Shel Silverstein/The Giving Tree Stamp Issued

Cartoonist Shel Silverstein, who also dabbled in a few other creative efforts, was honored with a stamp from the United States Postal Service yesterday. From Linn’s Stamp News: Beloved children’s author and illustrator Shel Silverstein will be honored on a United States commemorative stamp to be issued April 8 at a Chicago elementary school that […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Shel Silverstein/The Giving Tree Stamp Issued

Backderf Talks Research, Creativity & Kent State

One of the feature panels at last weekend’s MoCCA Art Fest was Derf Backderf discussing researching his non-fiction graphic novel Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio. Research was the reigning topic of discussion during the talk. The Kent State shooting carries such an overwhelming amount of trauma, politics, culture, and activistic identity in its narrative that […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2022,  Section: Books, Discussion, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Backderf Talks Research, Creativity & Kent State

Weekend Roundup: Cartoonists in the News

  For those who have access to a newsstand that sells the April 2022 issue of Washingtonian – grab it. Editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes on her journey from The Brave Little Toaster to a Pulitzer Prize. As told to Bill O’Sullivan.   [T]he second season of Woke  –  debuting April 8th on Hulu – delves […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, Podcasts, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup: Cartoonists in the News

A Belated Weekend Roundup

  Right-wing forces are still ignoring facts and promoting divisiveness. Liberals are still gutless. Religion is still the greatest threat to peace and self-expression. … The only big difference is that I am now old. My sense of outrage at the stupidity and cruelty of those in power remains the same, but my desire to […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on A Belated Weekend Roundup

A Late Wednesday Roundup

Friday Event Liza Donnelly explores [the New Yorker women cartoonists] in her new book, Very Funny Ladies (with foreward by David Remnick and Emma Allen) that celebrates the increase in gender, racial and ethnic diversity among cartoonists today at The New Yorker. Female cartoonists Roz Chast, Amy Hwang, Emily Flake will talk — and laugh […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic strips, Events, Comments: Comments Off on A Late Wednesday Roundup

Wednesday Roundup Countdown

Taking a cue from those Countdown to Christmas newspaper front page comic panels Brett Koth has adapted the idea to a countdown to Spring.   Get in on Jay Stephens‘ newest project. From Harvey and Eisner-Award nominated cartoonist Jay Stephens, Dwellings is an ongoing horror series set in the fictional small town of Elwich, Ontario. […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Comments: Comments Off on Wednesday Roundup Countdown