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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

Comic Chronicles: According to Doyle

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State University Libraries’ Eberly Family Special Collections is hosting a new digital exhibition titled “The World According to Doyle: Editorial Cartoons from The Jerry Doyle Papers at Penn State.”   1974/75 ca. 1966 (click on cartoons to enlarge) Taking an expansive view of American politics during the 20th century, the digital exhibition […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Chronicles: According to Doyle

The Art of The News: Comics Journalism

The Art of the News: Comics Journalism opens at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in the Fall of 2021. At a time of eroded public faith in traditional news media, comics journalism has emerged as a powerful antidote to the dissemination of inaccurate information and fake news. Practitioners in this field re-assert the ethical […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2021,  Section: Exhibits, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on The Art of The News: Comics Journalism

It’s Peanuts Season, Charlie Brown

Seems it is the season of Peanuts. Yeah , all those TV specials – but also… Well, other special videos. Beyond The Scenes is a Daily Show extra, and this one discusses Franklin as the Black representative in the Peanuts. Host Roy Wood Jr. talks with Daily Show writer Josh Johnson and comics creator Robb […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Licensing, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on It’s Peanuts Season, Charlie Brown

Cartoonist Clippings

Neil Gaiman Calls Out MoMA for Not Giving Cartoonist Credit From MoMA, crediting the publisher but not the artist: The source for his painting, Drowning Girl, is “Run for Love!,” the melodramatic lead story of Secret Love #83, a DC Comics comic book from 1962. Follow Neil’s Twitter thread where other comics people comment.   […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Clippings

The New Yorker on Food and Chicago Comics

The new New Yorker is a Food and Drink issue. One of the thrills of living in a big city, especially a cosmopolitan one like New York or London, where the cartoonist and artist Tom Gauld lives, is the abundance and variety of delicacies that are readily available to tempt even the most finicky of […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Patrick McDonnell Exhibit – Comics Abstract

Patrick McDonnell has been an artist for over 40 years. Best known for MUTTS, he has always made personal and abstract paintings while drawing comics and illustrations for publication. During the turmoil and isolation of the past few years, McDonnell’s paintings have literally exploded – in volume and intensity. In this exhibition of over 50 […]

Posted on: Aug 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

Megan Kelso’s Comic Strip Mural “Crow Commute”

Megan Kelso, whose comic strip creation Crow Commute will be a featured installation at the Climate Pledge Arena as part of “Art at the Arena,” was featured on KIRO7 (Seattle). For months, we’ve been showing you the artwork that will be installed at the new Climate Pledge Arena. This month, we introduce you to cartoonist […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Megan Kelso’s Comic Strip Mural “Crow Commute”