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Triumph and Tragedy and Things

  2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Winners The Beat and The Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to reveal the winners of the tenth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize Award in both the Print Comics and Webcomics categories. Each of the 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Award winners will receive a $1000 prize and a Wacom One Creative […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Fund Raisers, Gatherings, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

John Kovalic – Cartooning For Ukraine

Cartoonist John Kovalic is best known for Dork Tower and Apples to Apples. Recently John cartooned a Ukraine related drawing in support of that country. [W]hen Russia invaded Ukraine last month, Kovalic said he felt the need to do something to help.  “Saturday night after the invasion, I was just sitting here at the desk […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2022,  Section: Auctions, Charity, Children's Books, Fund Raisers, International, Comments: Comments Off on John Kovalic – Cartooning For Ukraine

NCS Auction Raises $54K for St. Jude’s Children

Helping to clobber kid’s cancer the National Cartoonists Society raised $54,000 last Fall with a Heritage Auctions event selling original art for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! The Good News from the NCS: To all members of the NCS who contributed, thank you so much for your support of the 75th Anniversary […]

Posted on: Jan 10, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Charity, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction Raises $54K for St. Jude’s Children

J. P. Trostle Needs a Hand – Literally

Caption: Even though my hand doctor assures me the image of a skull in my MRI is an optical illusion, the Punisher icon is apropos considering what this injury put me through in 2021. Cartoonist J. P. (Jape) Trostle has “trigger finger,” which presents a major problem with his drawing hand. My index finger and […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Roast Cartoonist – Fitz on a Spit

From Blog for Arizona: David Fitzsimmons is the cartoonist for the Arizona Daily Star. He will be roasted by former politicians Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and District 2 Pima County Supervisor Dan Eckstrom. I also know personally stand up comic attorney Nancy Stanley and former Tucson Citizen videographer Daniel Buckley who are evidently involved. Fundraiser […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Roast Cartoonist – Fitz on a Spit

Comic Strip Cartoonists in the News

June Brigman, former Brenda Starr and Power Pack cartoonist, is the current cartoonist of Mary Worth, and also, it seems, the current cartoonist of Power Pack: Power Pack creators Louise Simonson and June Brigman are working together on a new limited series for the adolescent team at Marvel Comics. Although not officially announced by Marvel, […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 8 Comments

Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

Journalism and beer. Beer and journalism. Philosophically, the two pair just about as good as anything. To that end, Fisher is excited to announce that ‘Transparency’ American pale ale, a beer brewed in collaboration with the @sltrib, is on tap and for sale in cans. Legendary Tribune cartoonist, @bagleycartoons, designed the label. Pat Bagley tweeted.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Graphic Journalism, Licensing, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

Bunny Matthews Crowd Funder for Final Costs

New Orleans alternative cartoonist and music critic Bunny Matthews has decided to discontinue cancer treatment and entered hospice. His family has created a crowd funding page for final costs. From Gambit: Jude Matthews said in a statement on the Musicians Clinic’s website that his father’s life earnings from his prolific creative works have been “snapped […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Bunny Matthews Crowd Funder for Final Costs

They’re Doing It, You Too Can Help Bob Wiacek

From ComicsBeat: It seems Wildstorm editor Scott Dunbier found an unpublished script by Moore for Gen 13 annual a while ago. Recently he auctioned off the script – which has the tantalizing title “The Coming of the Collector” – to raise money for veteran inker Bob Wiacek who is struggling with a diagnosis of glaucoma.  Saga […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2021,  Section: Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on They’re Doing It, You Too Can Help Bob Wiacek

Bill Plympton’s SLIDE Kickstarter

Famed animator Bill Plympton has three days to raise $40,000 for his independent animated feature. As a kid growing up among the tall timbers of Oregon, I wanted to create a Western that takes place in the evergreen-covered mountains. It’s 50 years later, I’ve had Oscar nominations and won Cannes Festival awards, and it’s time […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2020,  Section: Animation, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Plympton’s SLIDE Kickstarter

Hy Eisman: A Life in Comics Feature Documentary

With over 70 years of drawing and writing and teaching comics, Hy Eisman can certainly fill a documentary. The current cartoonist of the Popeye Sunday page is the subject of a documentary … with our help. Marco Cutrone and Vincent Zambrano are organizing a fundraiser to complete the production of a film celebrating Hy’s achievements. […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 2 Comments

What’s Up USPS? Bugs Bunny Stamps!

On Monday the United States Postal Service issued a set of ‘Forever’ stamps paying tribute to Bugs Bunny on the occasion of his 80th (82nd?) anniversary. Not the first time Bugs was so honored. In 1997 Bugs was the first of a five year project putting Warner Bros. cartoon characters on United States postage stamps. […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 4 Comments

Don Martin’s Widow, Norma, Needs Trademark Help

Norma Martin, widow of famed cartoonist Don Martin, is asking for help. Norma is fighting to retain the trademark on “Don Martin.”   Norma Martin has opened a gofundme account to raise money for legal fees in a fight to keep “Don Martin” a part of their family. He made other people rich.  But he […]

Posted on: Mar 9, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: 4 Comments

This ‘n’ That, From Here ‘n’ There

Awwww. Avery’s Pikmin Adventure is a comic by cartoonist Chris Furniss. The Pikmin story is a “daily procedural comic, written and drawn on the fly”, with Chris’ son starring as the main character in the Pikmin universe. It’s actually made up of little note cards which are left for his [seven-year-old] son to read over […]

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Magazines, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment