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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

Interviewed: Anne Hambrock on 2nd Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

Tom Racine interviewes Anne Hambrock on her efforts to bring together the 2nd annual Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. From Tall Tale Radio: Anne Hambrock, wife of John Hambrock of “The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee” and colorist for the strip, is deep in the throes of organizing the 2nd Kenosha Festival of Cartooning. She threw […]

Posted on: May 4, 2012,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

Las Vegas Comic seminar adds Brian Crane

The Success in the World of Comics Seminar has made a line-up change. Due to a conflict Debbra Abeyta of Vertis is unable to present. Pickles creator Brian Crane has agreed to be one of the speakers. Brian is one of those genuinely nice guys. Glad to see that he’ll be presenting. Bill Kellogg, the […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2012,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

Berndt Toast Gang celebrates Creig Flessel 100th birthday

The Berndt Toast Gang is honoring one of their founding members, Creig Flessel, with an exhibit of his work during the month of January. The 26 piece exhibit is on display Art League of Long Island throughout the month with a reception on the 27th with other Long Island NCS chapter members displaying their take […]

Posted on: Jan 9, 2012,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

Richmond posts detailed report of MAD SCAD weekend

MAD Magazine cartoonist Tom Richmond has posted a long, detailed and thorough report of the MAD SCAD Weekend held at the Savannah College of Art and Design last weekend. Seriously, what a line-up. Throughout the weekend people were enthusiastic about the gathering, but I think it might have escaped most how unique it was to […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2011,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Richmond posts detailed report of MAD SCAD weekend

Brian Fies reports on Comics & Medicine 2011

Brian Fies was one the organizers for the second annual Comics & Medicine 2011 conference in Chicago. He’s posted a thorough run down of the conference on his blog Karen and I made it home from the second international “Comics & Medicine” conference in Chicago–or, as one of our participants called it, “the Coolest Conference […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2011,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: 4 Comments

John Hambrock reports on Toonfest 2010

The Briliant Mind of Edison Lee creator John Hambrock has posted several reports on his trip down to Marceline, MO to be apart of this year’s Toonfest. His latest post includes several photos of the event and its participants. includes several photos of the event and its participants. This is the last batch of pics […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

ACEC to host first Fall convention

The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists Convention is scheduled for later this month. The event runs September 23-26 in Hamilton Ontario. Coinciding with the convention is an exhibit entitled “Doodles to Digital” that runs from September 4 through December 12 and is described as, “shows how Canada’s best known editorial cartoonists have dealt with the […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2010,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

Stabbing at Comic-Con Universal panel

One San Diego Comic-Con attendee was taken away in a stretcher after being stabbed near the eye by another attendee . The alleged dispute was over a saved seat in the “Resident Evil” panel. Police were able to subdue and arrest the attacker who reportedly stated that he was only defending himself. Comic Book Resources […]

Posted on: Jul 26, 2010,  Section: Gatherings, Comments: 13 Comments

Is Comic-Con really Hollywood-con?

The LA Times writes how “Hollywood-ized” the San Diego Comic-Con has become. They didn’t care how acclaimed the director, how bright the star, if you didn’t measure up to their very high bar, they would flay you. When the Hollywood power brokers started showing up in the ’90s, the hardcore fans who had been making […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Gatherings, Comments: 5 Comments

Mike Lynch reports on 2010 Bunny Bash

Mike Lynch attended and has posted photos of this year’s Bunny Bash hosted by Bunny Hoest co-creator of Howard Huge. The event is an annual gathering of cartoonists in the New York area.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2010,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Gatherings, Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Lynch reports on 2010 Bunny Bash