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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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

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. 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

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

Ollie Harrington’s Dark Laughter

Dark Laughter Revisited: The Life and Times of Ollie Harrington is a retrospective presented by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum from November 13, 2021 – May 8, 2022. above: “Practice Makes Perfect” The remarkable exhibition highlights the work of an artist whose incisive satire and unapologetic activism intersected with the Harlem Renaissance, World […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 3 Comments

Jay Kalagayan New Executive Director of CXC

Each fall since its founding in 2015, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) has convened the creators of leading comic strips, comic books and graphic novels in the capital city. Cartoon Crossroads Columbus announced who will be the new head of their organization. The organization said that Jay Kalagayan would become its second executive director.  Kalagayan will […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2022,  Section: Conventions, Events, Exhibits, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Jay Kalagayan New Executive Director of CXC

Mauldin’s Drawn to Combat Exhibit Goes Virtual

On Monday, Dec. 13, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in downtown Chicago launched a virtual experience of its popular museum exhibit: “Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin and the Art of War.” The live exhibit, currently on display at the museum through April 2022, features nearly 150 of the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist’s original drawings and […]

Posted on: Dec 17, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Mauldin’s Drawn to Combat Exhibit Goes Virtual

Throwin’ It At the Wall Thursday

The L. A. Times gets letters about 9 Chickweed Lane © Brooke McEldowney The Los Angeles Times received hundreds of letters from fans of their comics page about dropping the 9 Chickweed Lane strip, and printed a few of them. They prefaced the letters with further explanation for the drop. To our readers: We gave […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Exhibits, Movies, Museums, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists Run Amok

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, “Cartoonists Run Amok,” is SOP. But this is an exhibit and greet & meet by NCS members of the Philadelphia Chapter Friday December 10 from 5–8:30pm, check out the National Cartoonists Society of Philadelphia’s gallery opening, curated by Moore’s own adjunct professor Andrea Beizer! Exhibit and sale of toons […]

Posted on: Dec 8, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists Run Amok

18th-Century Hogarth and The Woke Culture

Tate Britain in London has defended the approach taken in its Hogarth and Europe exhibition (until 20 March 2022) following a wave of criticism focused on wall labels written by contemporary commentators, which one critic described as “wokeish drivel”. The museum’s director, Alex Farquharson, tells The Art Newspaper that “Tate Britain has both the confidence […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on 18th-Century Hogarth and The Woke Culture