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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

Once Upon a Time … in MAD … with Tom Richmond

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood takes place in 1969 and it is filled with meticulously researched and re-created period detail. Leonardo DiCaprio plays television star Rick Dalton, whose western series was once a big hit but whose career has faded. How bad is it for Rick? He’s relegated to doing guest shots on […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, How-to, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Randall Munroe Gives Us “How To” Advice

Take this quandary from Munroe’s latest book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (Riverhead, Sept.): “How to Move.” On the surface, the problem is simple enough: transporting stuff from one place to another presents no immediately confounding issues, beyond the obvious. “At some point in the move,” Munroe writes, “many people take […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, How-to, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Randall Munroe Gives Us “How To” Advice

Washington Post to host “cartoon project” (UPDATED)

Starting May 10, the Washington Post’s “Comic Riffs” will begin what the blog’s author Michael Cavna calls “a better way” to aid aspiring cartoonists. Sharpen your pencils, sharpen your comic minds — and check back here in this space come Monday, May 10. UPDATE: I asked Mr. Cavna if he could elaborate at all on […]

Posted on: May 10, 2010,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, How-to, Comments: 13 Comments

Watercolor secrets from Richard Thompson

There are a few cartoonists who are real masters of the watercolor medium – Richard Thompson, creator of Cul de Sac and Richard’s Poor Almanac is one of them. He recently posted a piece on his blog detailing his watercoloring process. The only thing better would be for him to get a webcam and do […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2010,  Section: Art Supplies, Comic strips, How-to, Comments: 4 Comments

Stephen Silver to release “The Master’s Series”

Stephen Silver is releasing a video series entitled “The Master’s Series” this month which features Stephen visiting the homes and studios of famous cartoonists to talk about their careers, film their techniques as they draw, ink and color. The series is sold through Schoolism.com for $39. Have you ever wanted to sit in the studio […]

Posted on: Jan 5, 2010,  Section: Comic history, Discussion, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, video, Comments: 2 Comments

Yves Bigerel creates set of comic demonstrations using Flash

Yves Bigerel (known as Balak01 on DeviantArt) has created a set of comic demonstrations using Flash.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2009,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, How-to, web comics, Comments: 5 Comments