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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

NCSFest – One Month to Go

  Only one short month until “America’s Biggest Comic Arts Festival!”     Officially it runs May 17 to May 19, 2019, but there’s a signing event on May 16 and a live podcast on May 20th. Get there early and stay late.   Like the star of his Badlands comic strip, Steve McGarry is […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Exhibits, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCSFest – One Month to Go

Comic and Cartoon News – various and sundry

  American (and other) Cartoonists in Paris Every year a big group of cartoonists from [the Cagle] syndicate meet up in France with cartoonists from around the world. This year 23 CagleCartoonists were there. Apparently Daryl Cagle is a modern day Bill Gaines, taking his usual gang of cartoonists on an annual tour. Daryl, with […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Comic and Cartoon News – various and sundry

Saul Steinberg – The Man and The Art

On the occasion of a new exhibition of Saul Steinberg’s drawings, Patterson Sims, the managing director of the Saul Steinberg Foundation, spoke with The New Yorker’s art editor, Françoise Mouly, and her husband, the graphic artist and writer Art Spiegelman.   “The View of the World from 9th Avenue” image via Conde Nast   Françoise: […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2018,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Saul Steinberg – The Man and The Art

Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics

Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics New York Transit Museum Exhibit June 21, 2018 – January 6, 2019 The New York Transit Museum’s newest exhibition, Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics is a raucous ride through New York’s transit system from a range of visual storytellers and draws on satirical cartoons, comic strips and […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2018,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics

Exhibit on William Randolph Hearst and influence on comics opens this weekend

From the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will celebrate the centennial of King Features Syndicate with King of the Comics: William Randolph Hearst and 100 Years of King Features. This exhibit examines the role William Randolph Hearst played in the birth of newspaper comics and traces the […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 2 Comments

Florian Satzinger exhibit opens today

One of my favorite artists Florian Satzinger has an exhibit of his work in Austria that opens today. If you’re not familiar with Florian, check out his blog. Good luck with the exhibit, Florian.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2014,  Section: Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Florian Satzinger exhibit opens today

Calvin and Hobbes Exhibition Catalogue coming in October

If you can’t get to the Bill Watterson exhibit at Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum at Ohio State University, consider buying Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue. The catalogue will be released at the end of October. Exploring Calvin and Hobbes is the catalogue for an exhibit by the same name at the Billy Ireland […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 2 Comments

Interviewed: OSU’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum curator Caitiln McGurk

Gil Roth talks to Ohio State?s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Caitiln McGurk who curated “The Irresistible Force Meets the Immovable Object: A Richard Thompson Retrospective” You can listen to the podcast here. Caitiln McGurk, fresh off of curating her first exhibition at Ohio State?s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, The Irresistible Force […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: OSU’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum curator Caitiln McGurk

Watterson, Thompson exhibit opened last weekend

The much anticipated Bill Watterson, Richard Thompson twin exhibit opened last weekend at the Billy Ireland Library at Ohio State University. Curated by Jenny Robb and Caitlin McGurk, by all reports, it surpassed all expectations. The best play by play of the event came from Chris Sparks’s Facebook account. Since it’s not open to public, […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 4 Comments

Bill Watterson, Richard Thompson talk cartooning, influences, exhibit

This weekend is the opening of the Bill Watterson and Richard Thompson exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Head curator Jenny Robb talks to Bill and curator Caitlin McGurk interviewed Richard about their art, influences, and the current state of comics. Excerpts below. Be sure to read the full interviews. And by […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Watterson, Richard Thompson talk cartooning, influences, exhibit

Check this out: Andreas Englund photo-realistic paintings of an aged superhero

Swedish painter Andreas Englund is mostly known for his humorous photo-realistic paintings. His latest paintings are a candid look at an aged superhero. The old superhero in the mix ? by artist Andreas Englund from Andreas Englund on Vimeo.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013,  Section: Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Check this out: Andreas Englund photo-realistic paintings of an aged superhero

Exhibit: The Collection of Michael Maslin and Liza Donnelly

If you’re near New York City in the month of November and December, be sure to head over to the Society of Illustrators and check out the exhibit of original New Yorker cartons collected by Liza Donnelly and Michael Maslin who are also long-time New Yorker cartoonists. The exhibit runs October 29 through – December […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2013,  Section: Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment