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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

Sparky Schulz Centennial Celebration – July Notes

Later this year will be the 100th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’s birthday.   AP photo “Peanuts” was America’s favorite comic strip. At its peak, there were 100 million readers each day. Charles Schulz drew it for almost 50 years, through the relatively complacent but anxious Cold War 1950s, the tumultuous 1960s, the Vietnam War, […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Sparky Schulz Centennial Celebration – July Notes

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

Two For Tuesday: Clifford Berryman & Arthur Szyk

Golf. It’s not just the game of kings but the preferred sport among American politicians. And it isn’t anything new. Clifford Berryman’s early 20th-century editorial cartoons are proof of that. ‘Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman,’ running through Sunday, July 3, at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol and Robin Miller, for […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

Weekend Roundup Come On a Monday This Month

As a cartoonist, I’m always asked about my greatest influences. I have quite a few, but my earliest — like many, many cartoonists — was Charles Schulz (Peanuts). Therefore, you can imagine how honored I am to be speaking at the Charles M Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday, June 25! It’s a […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2022,  Section: Animation, Charity, Comic strips, Exhibits, International, Newspaper industry, Speaking Engagements, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup Come On a Monday This Month

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

A Century of Schulz: Celebrating Sparky

Many of the things that were important to Schulz — faith, sports, gender equity and more — are on display in “Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts,” curated by Caswell and on view now at the Billy [Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State] (timed to coincide with the centennial of Schulz’s 1922 […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on A Century of Schulz: Celebrating Sparky

The Art of Jim Morin

For Jim Morin, all art is political. As the editorial cartoonist at the Miami Herald for 42 years, Morin created witty, often biting cartoons that are nationally and internationally syndicated, and he’s received the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for editorial cartooning twice over, once in 1996 and again in 2017. If you’ve opened a newspaper […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on The Art of Jim Morin

Jules Feiffer at Sag Harbor

On May 28, there will be a 4 p.m. screening of “Popeye,” the film, at the Sag Harbor Cinema, followed by a Q&A with Feiffer. A collection of Feiffer’s work will be shown during a one-night exhibit at Julie Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor after the film. Feiffer wrote a memoir, “Backing Into Forward,” reflecting […]

Posted on: May 25, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Interviews, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Jules Feiffer at Sag Harbor

Brandon, Schulz Summer at The Billy Ireland

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum has a couple exhibits opening this weekend.     © Brumsic Brandon, Jr. Art Trust; Barbara Brandon-Croft Pioneering father/daughter cartoonists Brumsic Brandon, Jr. (1927– 2014) and Barbara Brandon-Croft (1958– ) chronicled the nation’s cultural landscape in their comic strips through the lens of racism. The elder Brandon, who […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Brandon, Schulz Summer at The Billy Ireland

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

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. 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   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

Cartoon News Briefs

Keith Knight lives just outside of Chapel Hill, NC, these days, but from 1990-2008, he resided in San Francisco where he created his instantly recognizable comic strip “The K Chronicles,” the basis for Hulu comedy series “Woke.” Back in the city recently for a red-carpet event at the Cartoon Art Museum, celebrating both the exhibition […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic strips, Exhibits, Newspaper industry, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon News Briefs

This ‘n’ That East of The Mississippi

February 8 is Okefenokee Swamp Day in Georgia One of Georgia’s seven natural wonders, Okefenokee Swamp has inspired everything from comic strips to rides at Six Flags Over Georgia and has long been one of the state’s leading tourist attractions, but on Feb. 8, the 428,000-acre blackwater wetland will finally get its dues at Georgia’s […]

Posted on: Feb 8, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, Exhibits, Greeting Cards, Comments: 1 Comment

Gorey’s Children, An Exhibit

The [San Francisco] Cartoon Art Museum hosts Gorey’s Children, an exhibit featuring original artwork and limited edition serigraphs by celebrated author and artist Edward Gorey, on display from February 1 through June 5, 2022. The Cartoon Art Museum shows an Edward Gorey more sympathetic to children than most of us are accustomed to. Author and […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Gorey’s Children, An Exhibit