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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

Robb Armstrong Interviewed

Cartoonist Robb Armstrong, of JumpStart fame, was interviewed by WCVB -TV in Boston about his comic strip, The Franklin Project, and his upcoming appearance at the Boston Comics in Color Festival. Watch the four minute interview. News: Robb is collaborating on a new Franklin/Peanuts screenplay!

Posted on: Apr 10, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Robb Armstrong Interviewed

Mustering of Cartoon and Comic Announcements

After mentioning The Reubens and CXC lets talk MoCCA. The Society is thrilled to welcome you back to the 2022 MoCCA Arts Festival! Please join us in celebrating a selection of top comic, cartoon and illustration artists from around the world! Featuring work by over 500 creators the weekend will also include live lectures, panels, […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Mustering of Cartoon and Comic Announcements

This Week’s Weekend Roundup

Following the news that The New Adventures of Tarzan will be collected between hard covers comes Dark Horse announcing they will also publish the other Tarzan strip from the E. R. Burroughs website. From The Beat: For years, the Tarzan of the Apes comic strips by Roy Thomas, Pablo Marcos, and Oscar Gonzalez have been available exclusively to subscribers […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on This Week’s Weekend Roundup

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

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 1

Friday evening saw the National Cartoonists Society announce the winners of a half dozen of the 16 Divisional Awards for 2020 work. And the nominees and winners for those Divisional Awards:   Nominees for Advertising/Product Illustration And the winner is…   Luke McGarry     Nominees for Greeting Cards And the winner is… Scott Nickel […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Gatherings, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

The Future of American Political Cartooning

With print news receding, online sources proliferating (and become more partisan), and digital tools opening new aesthetic horizons, what is happening to this form of visual commentary, once the shared experience of every reader with a newspaper and a cup of coffee? In this virtual symposium, prominent artists representing different generations and regions of the […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Events, Gatherings, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on The Future of American Political Cartooning

CXC Weekend, October 1 – 4, 2020

The 2020 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, like other events and gatherings this year, is online. The CXC is “an international showcase for the best of cartoon art in all its forms, including comics, animation, editorial cartoons, newspaper strips, and beyond.” And this year’s roster of guests explores all those areas of cartooning. With Special Guest Appearances. […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartooning, Events, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on CXC Weekend, October 1 – 4, 2020

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Goes Online

The administrators of the annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival have decided that for 2020 the show will be online instead of a physical grouping. Following is the CXC statement: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus has decided that all CXC 2020 events cannot continue in their regular format, due to uncertainty about how to best protect the health […]

Posted on: May 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Goes Online

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Wants Your Opinion

The 2020 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival will take place;one way or another, in one form or another. But the organizers would like your opinion on the matter: So what does the pandemic mean for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus? * We can say for sure that CXC is going to happen in some form this October, and […]

Posted on: May 12, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Wants Your Opinion

74th Reubens: Garfield’s Jim Davis Guest Speaker

The National Cartoonists Society has announced that Jim Davis, creator of Garfield, the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world, will be a guest speaker at their 2020 Reubens weekend: A previous Reuben-winner, Jim will be speaking at the NCS conference on Friday, 5th June at the Marriott Kansas City Downtown. His exclusive talk for the […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Speaking Engagements, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Reubens: Garfield’s Jim Davis Guest Speaker

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