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Cartoonist Eleanor Davis Gets New York Times Gig

Eleanor Davis, who The New York Review called “one of the very best cartoonists working today,” seems to have hooked up with The New York Times for a daily spot illustrating their “Of Interest – Noteworthy Facts from Today’s Paper” column. Above is her first from November 3, 2021.     As seen the artwork […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, comic, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Down Are The Days

With Thanksgiving done and gone it’s time to start thinking about buying … calendars for the upcoming year. Here we consider comics related calendars for 2022, and the Hogan’s Alley store has a fine selection of classics available. Krazy Kat, Polly and Her Pals, Little Nemo, and The Yellow Kid for those, like me, who […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, International, Comments: 2 Comments

Profusely Illustrated: A Memoir by Edward Sorel

Usually any book missed in the monthly Hey Kids! Comics! checklist would wait to be noted in the following month’s entry, but this one is too important (and deserves separate documentation anyway). PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED A Memoir By Edward Sorel The book from Penguin Random House is now available! Alongside more than 172 of his drawings, […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Peter G. Pereira – RIP

Artist/cartoonist Peter Pereira has passed away. Peter (né Pierre) Gerard Pereira May 15, 1962 – November 10, 2021 “He will be cartooning in heaven” From The Spirit obituary: Peter Pereira, an artist, illustrator, photographer and cartoonist whose work brought wit and whimsy to Straus News Manhattan’s newspapers for the past eight years, died on Nov. […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Building Books Better

 Tom Gauld comic Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for November 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   American Comics: A History    Pearls Awaits the Tide    Graphic Witness (second edition, expanded)   Rubes Twisted Pop Culture […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Building Books Better

Being For the Benefit of St. Jude’s Kids – Reminder

A reminder that there are only two days left until the National Cartoonists Society auction to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is over.       Shown here are some getting high bids, but there are scores of great original art pieces at bargain prices still available. Check it out and, if possible, put in your […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2021,  Section: Animation, Auctions, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Charity, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Jerry Pinkney – RIP

Famed illustrator Jerry Pinkney has passed away.   Jerry Pinkney December 22, 1939 – October 21, 2021   From NPR: The celebrated illustrator Jerry Pinkney has died. According to his long-time agent Sheldon Fogelman, Pinkney suffered a heart attack today; he was 81. Pinkney was a legend in the world of children’s publishing. He won […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 3

The National Cartoonists Society announced the winners of the final Divisional Awards for 2020 Saturday evening. The nominees and the winners of those categories are below. Nominees for Comic Books  And the winner is… Walter Simonson     Nominees for Graphic Novels And the winner is… Jared Cullum     Nominees for Book Illustration And […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 3

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 1

Friday evening saw the National Cartoonists Society announce the winners of a half dozen of the 16 Divisional Awards for 2020 work. And the nominees and winners for those Divisional Awards:   Nominees for Advertising/Product Illustration And the winner is…   Luke McGarry     Nominees for Greeting Cards And the winner is… Scott Nickel […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Gatherings, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Comic Chronicles: Will Be That Was

Old stuff. A London illustrator in 1898 looks ahead one hundred years and is not all that far off. ‘Cycle lane, Rollerblades (missed out on electric scooters), Lots of buses, Planes, St Pauls still visible, Raised walkways (Barbican only). That’s impressive,’ one history fan wrote.   © respective copyright holders Artist Hal Empie‘s sideline was […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 2 Comments

Dale Messick and Floyd Norman Included as 2021 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Inductees

Dale Messick and Floyd Norman are the comic artists inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame this year.       Known as the “Grand Dame of the Funnies,” Dale Messick … for creating the popular adventure comic strip Brenda Starr, Reporter. Debuting in June of 1940, it was an immediate hit. Each […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Dale Messick and Floyd Norman Included as 2021 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame Inductees

741.5 Comic Chronicles

Once upon a time there was a lonely rich boy whose mother insisted on dragging him away from home to strange lands. Deprived of friends his own age and missing his father, the boy found solace in becoming a collector of all sorts of odds and ends, of coins and stamps, of beer steins and […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Profiles, Comments: 2 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Harvest Those Bookshelves

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for September 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Empire’s Nursery   The Strange Death of Alex Raymond   You Can’t Do Business (or Most Anything Else) Without Yiddish   Britain’s Best […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Harvest Those Bookshelves

Ralph Steadman Ale Art Banned in North Carolina

Ralph Steadman has been creating label art for Flying Dog craft beers for three decades and has been walking a line as to what is acceptable for public viewing on those labels. The latest example is the Freezin’ Season Winter Ale label, which North Carolina regulators have deemed inappropriate and rejected.  From Reason:  Alcohol regulators […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment