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Assorted Saturday Short Subjects

Reading The Funnies as a Family There’s a secret to the comics page, though. The secret is, you don’t need to be a kid tor even have kids to enjoy them. Just as most comic characters don’t age, the audience age group doesn’t change. In fact, now and then, some jokes might just fly over […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, College cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, How-to, Magazine cartoons, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Assorted Saturday Short Subjects

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

Weekend Roundup: Cartoonists in the News

  For those who have access to a newsstand that sells the April 2022 issue of Washingtonian – grab it. Editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes on her journey from The Brave Little Toaster to a Pulitzer Prize. As told to Bill O’Sullivan.   [T]he second season of Woke  –  debuting April 8th on Hulu – delves […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, Podcasts, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup: Cartoonists in the News

The Art of Lettering Comics

Ginger Snappish offers a primer on comic lettering.   Part 2 of The Art of Lettering Comics.   Other blogs about typography and lettering… from Todd Klein     and Alex Jay.  

Posted on: Jan 20, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, How-to, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

A Second Season of Joe Wos’ Cartoon Academy

WQED Education is offering a second season of an innovative and fun project – cartooning. Renowned Pittsburgh cartoonist Joe Wos takes students of all ages (and the young at-heart) through the creative steps of drawing cartoon characters, while sharing educational facts on the cartoon subjects. He’ll also teach a few artistic terms during each online […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, How-to, video, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on A Second Season of Joe Wos’ Cartoon Academy

Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

© DC Comics The Jewish co-creators of the comic book superhero Superman will be posthumously inducted into the Jewish American Hall of Fame (JAHF) in a virtual ceremony that will take place in November. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster developed the superhero as well as his companion characters Clark Kent, Lois Lane and others. It […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, How-to, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

Kevin Cannon is Poster Child for State Fair

Cartographer Kevin Cannon draws a lot into his cartoon maps. But he may have outdone himself with his Minnesota Star Fair poster. From the MinnPost: In late spring 2019, Minneapolis-based cartoonist and illustrator Kevin Cannon learned that he had been chosen as the Minnesota State Fair’s commemorative artist for 2020. Unfortunately, due to The Covid, […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Cannon is Poster Child for State Fair

Clay Jones Reviews Electronic Tools of the Trade

Editorial cartoonist Clay Jones has written an in-depth review and comparison (“it’s long. I wrote it over three days”) of Microsoft’s Surface Pro and Apple’s iPad. To be specific, my review is of a Surface Pro 6 (16 GB) and an iPad Pro 12.9 (1 TB) as for how they apply for drawing political cartoons […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Art Supplies, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, How-to, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Jones Reviews Electronic Tools of the Trade

Random Whatnots

© Condé Nast The Argentine artist Liniers is now settled in Vermont, but he knows New York City well. He knows the rhythm of the seasons; and he knows, too, that life begins underground, especially when there’s a whiff of spring in the air. We recently talked to the artist about his work, city life, […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Graphic Journalism, How-to, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Random Whatnots

“Learn to Draw Cartoons” with Rick Stromoski

From the Berkshire Eagle: The Bushnell-Sage Library’s February program, “Learn to Draw Cartoons,” will be presented from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, on Zoom. Award-winning cartoonist and humorous illustrator Rick Stromoski will teach participants how to create their own cartoon characters, draw facial expressions and even some animals. The program is best for […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Events, How-to, Comments: Comments Off on “Learn to Draw Cartoons” with Rick Stromoski

Joe Wos’ Cartoon Academy

Comics and cartoons are finding new life outside of the Sunday funnies. As the art form becomes more accessible from artists posting their work online, offering artistic and creative breaks in people’s feeds, Pittsburgh cartoon artist Joe Wos wants to teach anyone, regardless of age, how to get started drawing, too. Cartoonist Joe Wos will […]

Posted on: Feb 9, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, How-to, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Wos’ Cartoon Academy

Comics Community Comity Amid Covid Concerns

above: Clay Bennett of the Chattanooga Times Free Press   With all the important places closing, some comics people are trying to make our lives a bit more tolerable while we all huddle at home shelter in place.   Cartoonist Joe Wos has his YouTube channel for kids of all ages to learn How To […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, How-to, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Community Comity Amid Covid Concerns

Marchin’ in with Miscellany

NPR interviews a Genius. The site also features a short Yes You Can! Lynda Barry video.   This Is How You Do It. Jim Keefe gives a video sketchbook inking tutorial.   Arting in the 21st Century. Patrick LaMontagne shows how to draw on a Wacom.   San Diego Comic-Con issues a kind of non-statement […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, video, Comments: Comments Off on Marchin’ in with Miscellany

Cartooning Workshops by Professionals

Drawing is something all little ones do. Occasionally they don’t give it up. If you are a cartoonist and want to learn how to become professional, there’s an opp for that. The opportunity is to learn from professionals.   Craig Boldman has a course coming up in March for the still young. Students will learn […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic strips, How-to, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning Workshops by Professionals

Making Comics Is Not Really About Making Comics

There’s a reason Lynda Barry is the first comics artist to win a MacArthur “Genius” Award. She loves children. Making Comics is a love letter to every child who ever picked up a crayon and started making marks with unselfconscious intensity. Those children include her college students. Like her readers, some arrive at class with […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, College cartoonists, How-to, Comments: 2 Comments