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Red, White, Black and Blue: Documenting America’s Racial Illiteracy – A Keith Knight Presentation

Knight’s talk was both autobiographical and a chance to comment on society through his art. Knight, who grew up in Boston, remarked that he had only one black teacher in school – and that was a substitute who, as a comic artist, at least modeled a career that appealed to Knight. It wasn’t until Knight […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoons, Comic strips, Discussion, Editorial cartooning, Events, Graphic Journalism, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 0 Comments

The Secret Comics Section of The Washington Post

The Lily was the first U.S. newspaper by women. We’re bringing it back. For all things comics in Washington DC we turn to Mike Rhode – if he don’t know, he’ll find out. And recently he discovered a new secret area of comics from The Washington Post. As Mike at his ComicsDC site explains: Since […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on The Secret Comics Section of The Washington Post

For Jerry Craft Comic Reading Was Fundamental

In sequential panels cartoonist Jerry Craft, for the New York Times Book Review, tells how comic books were a portal to “heavier” literature. [Aside: Science backs up Jerry.] The Review notes that, “Jerry Craft is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel “New Kid,” winner of the 2019 Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature.” […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on For Jerry Craft Comic Reading Was Fundamental

2020 Prizes/Awards Deadlines

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has published the deadlines and links to various Award and Prize opportunities for Editorial Cartoonists. A few, including The Pulitzer and The Divisional Reubens, have January deadlines. The deadline for Canada’s National Newspaper Awards is only days away. National Newspaper Awards (Canada) Deadline: January 9, 2020 Rules and entry […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Events, Graphic Journalism, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Prizes/Awards Deadlines

40 Foot Comic Scroll Explains Lead in Pipes

Dozens of New Jersey towns have found too much lead in their drinking water. More than 1.5 million are affected. Cancer-linked chemicals have also been discovered around the state. This year, Newark found itself consumed by a lead water crisis — one that a new NJ Advance Media investigation finds may have been preventable. The […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, news, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 40 Foot Comic Scroll Explains Lead in Pipes

Graphic Journalism – The Census

Josh Neufeld and Journalist’s Resource have partnered to present a Graphic Guide to the 2020 US Census. The seven-page handbook can be read at the Journalist’s Resource site. This piece is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. For educators, editors and anyone else who would like to republish it in print, we […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Graphic Journalism – The Census

Providence Journal Will Run Sunday Doonesbury, Here’s Why

Providence Journal Executive Editor Alan Rosenberg felt the need to explain why the newspaper will be running G. B. Trudeau‘s November 17, 2019 Sunday Doonesbury comic strip. Says Rosenberg: I winced when I first read today’s “Doonesbury.” It’s a particularly tough strip, assailing Donald Trump’s children as well as the president’s stand on immigration, in […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 2 Comments

Richard Marschall and Theodore Roosevelt

The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University was built to study and analyze the life and legacy of the 26th President. The university recently hired a cartoon archivist who will add to Roosevelt’s legacy, and he says it’s a position you can’t find anywhere else. And that cartoon archivist? To continue making this digital […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, book, Caricature, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Richard Marschall and Theodore Roosevelt

World Series Scandals: 2019 vs.1919

So the 2019 World Series has its scandals. Baseball fans jeered the President and baseball fans flashed the Houston Astros pitcher. That’s got to top the World Series of 100 years ago when the Chicago White Sox threw the series to the Cincinnati Reds. The 1919 Black Sox Scandal didn’t become public knowledge until 1920, […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on World Series Scandals: 2019 vs.1919

Documents Illustrated – The Mueller Report

Ashlie D. Stevens: In March, Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” to Attorney General William Barr. There had been a tremendous amount of speculation about its contents and what it would reveal about President Donald Trump and his relationship with the Russian government. […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Sid the Kid Makes the Senior Strippers List

Sid Jacobson was born 90 years ago today, and so joins our Senior Strippers club. Sid, born October 20, 1929, is probably most famous for being a longtime editor, and sometime writer, for the Harvey comic book company. Sid has a claim on creating Richie Rich.   Though the Harvey kids are most recognizable, Sid […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Vernon Grant, 1960s Stars and Stripes Cartoonist

Cartoonist and Army officer Vernon Grant had a unique ability to capture the soldier’s perspective during the Vietnam War. The Stars and Stripes contributor was the latest in a long line of social commentators to grace its pages during times of war, the most notable being Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Mauldin during World War II. […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Vernon Grant, 1960s Stars and Stripes Cartoonist

A Fire Story – Two Years Later

Two years ago, in October 2017, Brian and Karen Fies’ home was among the thousands that burned to the ground in the infamous Tubbs Fire. In late March [2019], nearly 18 months after Fies and his wife Karen fled the wildfire that destroyed roughly 3,000 Santa Rosa homes and more than 5,300 countywide, they finally […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Ted Rall: The Times (NY & LA), Mom, and Apple Pie

Some Times Earlier this year the Portuguese cartoonist António Moreira Antunes drew one of the most controversial political cartoons in history. His cartoon about U.S.-Israeli relations sparked so much controversy that The New York Times, whose international edition published it in April, decided to fire its two staff cartoonists, neither of whom had anything to […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 1 Comment

Dustin Harbin, the NY Times, & Long Form Comics

I fell off a bike into an outpouring of charity. But Americans shouldn’t have to seek out strangers to pay health bills. Dustin Harbin was involved in a mishap. I was recently in a bicycle accident which resulted in me landing–by all evidence, directly on the mouth–face first on the asphalt. I’m not sure what […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Dustin Harbin, the NY Times, & Long Form Comics