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National Cartoonists Society NYC Holiday Party

above: a wonderful seasonal drawing by the wonderful Arnold Roth The NYC Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society will be hosting the 2019 Holiday Bash. When: Wed, Dec 11, 7-10pmWhere: Society of IllustratorsE 63rd between Park & Lex, NYC Details at the NCS site. Early registration pricing ends on December 4, so book now to […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Events, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

Talking Funny and Comic Looking

  Lectures, Conversations, and Exhibits. Mark Dery on Nursery Crimes: Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense. In [an] illustrated lecture, cultural critic Mark Dery, author of Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey, reveals the surprisingly serious themes woven through his oeuvre: death, sexuality, the human condition, the meaning (or meaninglessness?) of life, […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2019,  Section: Discussion, Exhibits, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Talking Funny and Comic Looking

Tom Spurgeon Memorial at Billy Ireland Dec. 14

SAT, DEC 14 AT 5 PM EST Memorial for Tom Spurgeon The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum   The Spurgeon Family and the Billy Ireland are setting up a memorial service for Tom. From the Billy Ireland: Our community is grieving an incalculable loss today. Thomas Spurgeon, friend, donor, member of our National Advisory […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Gatherings, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Spurgeon Memorial at Billy Ireland Dec. 14

Charity Auctions – Buy Original Cartoon Art

Only a week to go for two charity events highlighted by auctioning of cartoons. Editorial and magazine cartoonists have made contributions to benefit two good causes. above: Steve Kelley, Rob Rogers   First up, with an auction ending May 7, is the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The RCFP provides pro boon legal […]

Posted on: May 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

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

Anne Morse Hambrock honored in Kenosha for organizing cartoon festival

Congratulations are in order to Anne Morse Hambrock, the creator of The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. Anne was one of four who were recognized by Kenosha city for their efforts to expand art appreciation in the city. From the Kenosha News: Kenosha’s Commission on the Arts wants to make one thing clear: The city?s vibrant […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

Don’t forget the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is this week!

Just a reminder for those living in and around Kenosha, WI (or have airline miles to burn), that this weekend is the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. Organizer Anne Morse Hambrock has a very strong and entertaining line-up that will include gag cartoonist Mark Anderson, editorial cartoonist and creator of Candorville and Rudy Park, Darrin Bell, […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

Speakers announced for 2015 Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

The line-up of speakers for this year’s The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning has been announced. Headlining the festival this year will be gag cartoonist Mark Anderson, Stone Soup creator, Jan Eliot, Bongo Comics creative Directory Bill Morrison, advertising illustrator and MAD Magazine contributor Ed Steckley and Lio and Heart of the CityMark Tatulli. This year’s […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

If you didn’t have the zillions of dollars to buy a Watterson original, get a signed print

Great news from Anne Hambrock, founder and organizer of the The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning: The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is THRILLED to announce that among the items we are offering in the National Cartoonists Society Foundation Benefit Auction is a RARE signed print of the last Calvin & Hobbes strip! When Bill Watterson retired […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Conventions, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

Amy Lago to do portfolio reviews at 2014 Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Amy Lago, Washington Post Writer’s Group Comics Editor, will be at this year’s 2014 Kenosha Festival of Cartooning and providing portfolio reviews for aspiring professional cartoonists. If you’re planning to attend and would like this opportunity to have your work reviewed by one of the best editors in the business, you need to register first […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

Cartoonists, illustrators protest SodaStream sponsorship of Angouleme comic festival

And speaking of the Angoulême comic festival, over 70 artists and illustrators have joined to protest one of the festival’s sponsors, SodaStream. SodaStream is a maker of a home carbonation product that makes soda, but the artists object to its “factory built in Israeli illegally occupied land in Maale Adumim” and alleged exploitation of Palestinian […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2014,  Section: Controversies, Gatherings, Comments: 10 Comments

Help fund the Kenosha (mini) Festival

Anne Hambrock is hosting a one-day Kenosha Festival this year on November 2nd. Dubbed “Mini-Fest 2013”, she’s trying to raise $2,000 to cover the costs of the festival. So far $1,325 has been raised, but according to my math, she’s short $675. She has several excellent incentives for donors ranging from original MAD magazine art […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

Spot The Cartoonist ending?

Sad news from Anne Hambrock about her blog Spot the Cartoonist: Also, since launching this site, I started the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning and am also working on developing a speaker’s bureau for cartoonists and, frankly, those endeavors take a tremendous amount of time and energy and will probably yield better results as far as […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 2 Comments

Tom Richmond wins 2012 Reuben Award; Division awards announced

Last night the National Cartoonists Society gathered in Las Vegas for their annual Reuben Award banquet. The top honor for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year went to MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond. Tom started his career doing caricatures and freelance work for magazines, publishers and advertisers. As a caricaturist, he has been honored by the […]

Posted on: May 27, 2012,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Caricature, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazines, National Cartoonist Society, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

Kenosha Festival of Cartooning receives matching grant from NCSF

The National Cartoonist Society Foundation has offered to match all new donations to the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning Kickstarter effort until it reaches its $10,000 goal. As of this writing, the festival has raised nearly $5,000 which means that it will need to raise at least $2,500 in the next 13 days in order to […]

Posted on: May 9, 2012,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: 5 Comments