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New Book – America’s Most Influential Journalist: The Life, Times and Legacy of Thomas Nast

This 830-page biography contains 1,000 Nast cartoons, illustrations, sketches, and paintings. 800 from Harper’s Weekly, the balance from other rare publications including Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper (25), New-York Illustrated News (47), Phunny Phellow (19), a comic paper that Nast contributed to from 1859-1873 100 cartoons on related topics by 20 other artists like Joseph Keppler […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Sid Jacobson – RIP

Comic book editor and writer Sid Jacobson has passed away. Sidney R. (Sid) Jacobson October 20, 1929 – July 23, 2022   From Sid’s son Seth: My father, Sid Jacobson, passed Saturday night (July 23rd) at Mission Hospice House in Redwood City, south of San Francisco. He went peacefully after suffering a major stroke during […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards were handed out Friday night at the San Diego Comic Con. Below are a select few with categories and winners in bold. Best Short Story“Funeral in Foam,” by Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier, in You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife (Iron Circus)“Generations,” by Daniel Warren Johnson, in Superman: Red & Blue […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazines, Publications, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

50 Years Ago – Maus Origins

50 years ago, on July 15, 1972, Apex Novelties released Funny Aminals #1, an underground comix book with work by Robert Crumb, Justin Green, Shary Flenniken, Jay Lynch, Michael McMillan, Bill Griffith, and Jim Osborne. Oh, and a three page story by Art Spiegleman. Three pages that would evolve into a Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book. […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on 50 Years Ago – Maus Origins

Jason Chatfield Emigrates to America July 4, 2014

We landed in America today, the 4th of July. Last week, Sophie and I donated or sold just about everything we’d accumulated over 30-odd years living in Australia. The stuff we kept was crammed into two bloated suitcases before we jumped on a plane to start a new life. No plan, no job waiting for […]

Posted on: Jul 4, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Jason Chatfield Emigrates to America July 4, 2014

Wednesday (We’re All Over the Place) Roundup

© RL Crabb Let’s start with a cartoonist’s cartoon about cartooning.       © EC Publications I grew up in central Maine in the ’60s and ’70s, and while we weren’t exactly the Mayberry of the North — the fictional town of “The Andy Griffith Show” — if you were looking to find a […]

Posted on: Jun 15, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Wednesday (We’re All Over the Place) Roundup

Cartoonews – Editoon Edition

So much to do, there’s plenty on the farm… Editorial cartoonists become accustomed to being revered and reviled — frequently by the same people, and often at the same time. Asked if that love-hate relationship makes it hard to do the job, Bruce Plante replied: “Eh. It might make it a little bit harder. But […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, Graphic Journalism, Profiles, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonews – Editoon Edition

Editor & Publisher Reports on Pulitzer Prize’s New Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Category

In May, Insider won a Pulitzer Prize, joining a small group of digital-only news organizations awarded journalism’s top prize. But like Politico back in 2012, the recognition came in an unlikely category for an online news organization — cartooning. Insider won for a piece of comics journalism that told the story of Zumrat Dawut, a […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Editor & Publisher Reports on Pulitzer Prize’s New Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Category

Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

PEN America has published a report on the rise of books being banned in public schools. Book bans in public schools have recurred throughout American history, and have long been an issue of concern to PEN America, as a literary and free expression advocacy organization. Over the past nine months, the scope of such censorship […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, International, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

Alison Bechdel Wins International Humanities Prize

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel, known for her groundbreaking, richly layered depictions of queer life and family relationships, will receive the 2022 International Humanities Prize from Washington University in St. Louis. Awarded by the university’s Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, the biennial prize honors the lifetime work of a noted scholar, writer or artist […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Alison Bechdel Wins International Humanities Prize

Maus is #1!

Yes, it’s number one, it’s Top of the Pops Today The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman reached #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers list. From Mediaite: The graphic novel is also available as two paperback volumes, Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History and Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began, which […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2022,  Section: Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Maus is #1!

Comic Book Store Gives Maus to Students

A Knoxville, Tennessee comic book store is giving free copies of Art Spiegelman’s Maus graphic novel to students who wish to read the book. Knoxville is about fifty miles northeast of McMinn County where the Pulitzer Prize-winning book has been banned from the school district’s eighth grade curriculum. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville comic book […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2022,  Section: Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

N.Y. Times Goes with Illustrated Reporting Story

In a comic about reporting on comics, a Times journalist takes you through his process — from idea to pitch to research and writing. From the New York Times: This comic, by the Times reporter George Gene Gustines and the artist Bill Walko, is part of our ongoing journalism and news literacy series. You can […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 5 Comments

Tennessee School Board Bans Maus Graphic Novel

Southeast Tennessee’s McMinn County School Board has voted unanimously to ban Art Spiegelman‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus from every school district library.                 From the Daily Beast: The McMinn County school board’s 10 members voted to axe Maus from curricula and school libraries, citing its use of the phrase “God Damn” and its drawings […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Books, Comic history, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Tennessee School Board Bans Maus Graphic Novel

Black Mug Shots – Changing the Algorithm

Malden native Keith Knight has been a professional cartoonist for the last 30 years. With work ranging from syndicated comic strips and panels to kids’ books to a Hulu television show, “Woke,” the cartoonist’s career has been diverse, to say the least. But for the last month, his art has taken a truly unexpected turn. […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 3 Comments