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Asian Babies: Works from Asian New Yorker Artists

In cartoonist lingo, a “baby” is a cartoon. Cartoonists often speak of finding homes for their babies, or places of publication. However, the term “babies” in this exhibition has other meanings as well. They refer to the artists themselves, young in age or their careers. In its nearly 100-year history, the [New Yorker] magazine has […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Asian Babies: Works from Asian New Yorker Artists

Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!

Patrons of Davenport’s Putnam Museum & Science Center are invited to view fantastically ridiculous machines, and dream up some of their own, in the venue’s Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!, the new traveling exhibition that opens on September 28 and showcases the legendary Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions, imaginative illustrations, and humorous storytelling. Created […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Rube Goldberg: The World of Hilarious Invention!

Front Lines: Political Cartooning and the Battle for Freedom of Speech

If you are headed to the AAEC Convention/CXC Festival be sure to pick up this limited edition, soon-to-be-collectors’-item book available only there this weekend. As the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists tweeted: Politico’s [Matt Wuerker] & a slew of guest cartoonists have put together a book that ties into “Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists & the […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, book, Cartoons, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Front Lines: Political Cartooning and the Battle for Freedom of Speech

Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

From Fine Books & Collections: Washington, D.C. — A new exhibition at the Library of Congress explores the fascinating evolution of visual storytelling styles in comic art – from panels in early newspapers to contemporary images of some of the most famous and funny characters in print. Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

Comic Art of Lynn Johnston at DC Gallery

The Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., for the next four months, is presenting The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston. The Embassy of Canada is pleased to present The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston, an art exhibition exploring the career of Canadian comic artist Lynn Johnston and the themes of her popular comic strip For Better […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Art of Lynn Johnston at DC Gallery

NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

Notice from the National Cartoonists Society: In case you’re not aware, the Great NCS Popeye Auction is underway on the Heritage Auctions website and closes this Sunday! Our NCS Popeye pieces are part of Heritage’s weekly Sunday Auction which includes many other comic art and animation pieces, but here’s a link to just the NCS Popeye pieces. […]

Posted on: Sep 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

Piggybacking Off Peterson and Other Things

Earlier today Mike Peterson mentioned some events happening in non-Upstate New York. Well, if you are headed to Upstate New York sometime in the next two months you may want stop by the Ellenville Public Library and Museum for R. Robert Pollak‘s “A Cavalcade of American Newspaper Comic Strip Art” exhibit. It features Pollak’s collection […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

The Federalist Papers in Action by Scott Stantis

What happens when you get Federalists Alexander Hamilton and James Madison (and John Jay?) together with anti-Federalists Patrick Henry and Sam Adams, and then choose Chicago Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis as the moderator? In this case the result is a seven and a half minute animated version of the birth of The Constitution. [Scott] […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! First Amendment Comics!

  Matt Wuerker and Ann Telnaes, in association with Jenny Robb and Lucy Caswell, are going to try put together a small book/bookazine/catalogue based on the current Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and The First Amendment exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. Matt is asking for some help in gathering material for the […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! First Amendment Comics!

Cartoonist Profile* – Nathan Archer

  In a burst of ebullient laughter, editorial cartoonist Nathan Archer confesses he always wanted to be Benny the Cab from “Roger Rabbit.” Today, he likens himself more to Disney’s Goofy. Archer got his start making editorial cartoons for the Tallahassee Democrat in 2016. His day begins with scanning headlines and looking for intersections between […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Profile* – Nathan Archer

$28 Million Popeye Sculpture Gets Home in Harbor

The mirror-polished, stainless steel’s gleam is impossible to miss in Encore Boston Harbor’s garden esplanade. The Popeye sculpture bought by former Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn in 2014 has made it to its intended home five years later. The 6-foot-5, 2,000-pound sculpture was installed earlier this [month] by the garden esplanade and will remain wrapped […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on $28 Million Popeye Sculpture Gets Home in Harbor

Billy Ireland: 1st Amendment & Ollie Harrington

  Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum has an exhibit showcasing editorial cartoonists praising the first amendment to the Bill of Rights and defending it from attackers. The exhibit runs until October 20, 2019.   The political cartooning display runs the gamut from a 1774 etching […]

Posted on: May 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Billy Ireland: 1st Amendment & Ollie Harrington

The OCR and the OCW and the NCS(Fest)

Cartoonist Steve McGarry says that whenever he runs into people who insist they have no interest in the world of cartoons he likes to prove them wrong. “I don’t care who you are,” says McGarry, the president of the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, which will debut the inaugural NCS Fest in Huntington Beach this weekend. […]

Posted on: May 15, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on The OCR and the OCW and the NCS(Fest)

NCSFest – This Is The Week That Is

The NCSFest will begin this week Wednesday. And Steve McGarry is why. For McGarry’s festival, comic art will be nearly everywhere downtown. Original work will be displayed at select businesses along Main Street and at 5th and PCH, popular artwork will be on display for free under the Big Tent at Pier Plaza, and more […]

Posted on: May 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest – This Is The Week That Is

The Pre-Reubens Weekend Weekend

  Next week is the NCSFest highlighted by The Reuben Dinner. The Huntington Beach Art Center is starting a wee bit earlier. Public Opening Reception: May 11th | 6–9pm Festival: NCSFest: May 17th–19th | www.ncsfest.com Art for Lunch: May 23rd | 11:30am–1:30pm Three free major exhibitions demonstrate the incredible range of comic art. Thought-provoking, fascinating […]

Posted on: May 8, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on The Pre-Reubens Weekend Weekend