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Galifianakis on 25 Years of Illustrating Hax

The cartoons started with a passing thought: “…And maybe Nick could draw an icon to go with it,” an editor suggested to Carolyn Hax, my wife at the time, as they were discussing Carolyn’s new advice column in The Washington Post. A quarter-century later, I have yet to draw an “icon” to go with the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

Hud Armstrong – RIP

Cartoonist, illustrator, and bartender Hud Armstrong has passed away. Hudson S. (Hud) Armstrong September 15, 1945 – May 11, 2022   WNYT-Albany is reporting Hud’s death:  A Saratoga Springs man who’s been drawing life and times in the Spa City for more than half a century has died. Hud Armstrong died on May 11. He’s […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Ralph Steadman Naked Beer Label Ruled Okay

Last year the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission ruled a beer label designed by cartoonist Ralph Steadman was in bad taste and rejected the Flying Dog brewery’s use of that label. Now a U. S. District Court has judged Flying Dog has a First Amendment right to use the label. On May 13, U.S. […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Legal, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Books Eclipse Budgets

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Are We Lost Yet?: Another Wallace the Brave Collection    Popular Comics: Giant-Size Volume 1 Black & White Edition    Remarkably […]

Posted on: May 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Huntley Brown – RIP

Magazine and book illustrator Huntley Brown has passed away. John Huntley Brown May 12, 1932 – May 4, 2022 From the obituary: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Huntley Brown, celebrated artist and illustrator, beloved husband and cherished father and grandfather. Huntley passed away peacefully on May 4th; eight […]

Posted on: May 11, 2022,  Section: Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

ComicMix Mixes It Up With Seuss Enterprises (Again)

Publishers Weekly is reporting that Less than a year after settling a lawsuit with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, ComicMix is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of The Zaks and Other Lost Stories by Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, to be released in July. The stories, which are in the public domain and available […]

Posted on: May 11, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic history, Illustration, Magazines, Comments: 2 Comments

Catchin’ Up with Cartoonists in the News

It started, as most searches do, by looking toward the end. “COVID taught us all just how precious and fragile time with family is,” reflected 34-year-old Charlestonian video editor/director/cinematographer Gavin Shelton. Thus began Shelton’s pandemic project: a curation of the life and legacy of his uncle, underground comix icon Gilbert Shelton. Gilbert Shelton, now in […]

Posted on: May 9, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Edward Gorey Philately

The “Doubtful Guest” peeking out from your letters? Maybe a mysterious black-cloaked “Mystery!” figure standing watch over the address? Or a top-hatted skeleton gazing out at creditors? That type of artwork by Edward Gorey could potentially be stuck on letters, cards, bills and solicitations all over the country, if supporters are successful in convincing the […]

Posted on: May 1, 2022,  Section: Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Edward Gorey Philately

Neal Adams – RIP

Comic book and comic strip artist Neal Adams has passed away. Neal Adams June 15, 1941 – April 28, 2022 From The Hollywood Reporter: Neal Adams, the legendary comic book artist who reinvigorated Batman and other superheroes with his photorealistic stylings and championed the rights of creators, has died. He was 80. Adams died Thursday in New York […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

SCOTUS Sketch Artist Art Lien Retires

Respected and long time U. S. Supreme Court sketch artist Art Lien is retiring. From SCOTUSblog: Yesterday was the last case Stephen Breyer heard as a justice, but it was also the final argument for another SCOTUS stalwart: Art Lien, aka@Courtartist. Art is retiring this summer after more than 40 years sketching the Supreme Court, […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Chronicles: McManus, Schulz, Perez

George McManus and The Art of Entertaining Readers Daily Comic disharmony between Jiggs and Maggie over their social climb was the central joke of George McManus’s Bringing Up Father for over four decades. For all of McManus’s fine sense of humor, he banged that one note across four panels six days a week and a […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Chronicles: McManus, Schulz, Perez

Cartoonists are Exhibitionists

Some upcoming events. Or in this first one a currently in progress event. There’s no mistaking artwork created by Chad Maupin. Colorful, vibrant and dynamic, his designs — which often incorporate his love of vintage comic books and classic horror movies — leap off the page and assault your senses in the most delightful of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists are Exhibitionists

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

Happy 90th Angelo Torres

Comic book and comic strip artist Angelo Torres joins our Senior Strippers as he turn 90 years old, having a birth date of April 14, 1932.        Early on in his career Angelo became a member of what Harvey Kurtzman dubbed The Fleagle Gang – Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, George Woodbridge, […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Illustration, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: 3 Comments

Stan Mott – RIP

Automobile cartoonist and artist Stan Mott has passed away.   Stanley Frederick (Stan) Mott February 27, 1933 – March 22, 2022 “Of course I drive a car. What made you think I didn’t drive a car.” Road & Track, January 1993 From the Stan Mott- Wild Art, Strange Journey and Cars Facebook page: It is […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Stan Mott – RIP