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Perspectives – Cartoonist Chronicles210121

© EC Comics Hundreds of years before The Impossible Trident there was … William Hogarth’s Satire on False Perspective, engraved by Luke Sullivan, offers an Escher-like array of impossible lines and vanishing points: a man lights his pipe from a distant candle; a flock of sheep grow bigger as they recede round a corner; a […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: 0 Comments

“Love! Heartbreak! Applause! Self Pity!”

American cartoonist Jules Feiffer is considered the most widely read satirist in the country. In 1986, he won the Pulitzer Prize as a leading editorial cartoonist and one of his most widely read and popular series was the weekly satirical comic strip, “Feiffer” which ran in the Village Voice from 1956 to 1997. Feiffer’s cartoons […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

Auctions: $3.9 Million for Original Tintin Comic Art, $2.2 Million for Batman Comic Book

Artwork originally intended to be the cover of a Tintin comic book (album) has sold for 3.2 Euros ($3,872,000.00). From Artnet: A picture by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé (1907–1983) has set a new record for the most expensive work of comic book art, selling for €3.2 million ($3.8 million) on January 14 at an auction at Artcurial in Paris. […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

W. B. Park – RIP

Cartoonist and illustrator W. B. Park has passed away. William Bryan (W.B.) Park June 12, 1936 – January 2, 2021 author, journalist, illustrator, cartoonist From the obituary: Bill was a well-known international cartoonist, writer and illustrator. He opened his Park-Art Studio in Orlando in 1963. He had over 60 cartoons published in The New Yorker […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2021,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award. All that is required is that the work be […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

The First Roundup

Take Your Daughter to Work Week in Hootin’ Holler © King Features Syndicate John Rose and Sarah Rose, inspired by the joint effort on their Popeye’s Cartoon Club contribution, have teamed up for a week of Barney Google and Snuffy Smith: …when I recently created the character of Spark Plug’s cute young grandson, Li’l Sparky, […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on The First Roundup

Auld Lang Syne: Cartoonist Chronicles-201231

Some articles and essays dealing with comic history from this past week. A sad fact of life is that Rob Stolzer only infrequently posts to his Inkslinger blog. But when he does it is an essay filled with intelligence and wonder. Rob has rewarded us with a new end-of-the-year piece about an mostly unknown comic […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Auld Lang Syne: Cartoonist Chronicles-201231

Christmas Eve Cartoonist Chronicles-20201224

Historical Comic and Cartoon articles from the past week. Starting with the man who created the modern Santa Claus seems appropriate. Grunge relates The Tragic Death of Thomas Nast.   Pamela L. Travers was notoriously hard to deal with, as The Conversation notes in Mary Shepherd: The Artist Who Brought Mary Poppins to Life.   […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Christmas Eve Cartoonist Chronicles-20201224

Dorothy Henry – RIP

Newspaper graphic artist Dorothy Henry has passed away.   Dorothy Alice Henry (née: Leenknecht)October 31, 1925 – December 21, 2020 Painter, commercial and advertising artist, newspaper illustrator, cartoonist Dorothy was the staff illustrator of the Port Huron Times Herald for some years. From the obituary: Dorothy was employed as Advertising Design Artist and Illustrator at […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Dorothy Henry – RIP

Comics & Art: Cartoonists Chronicles-20201210

Some historical essays from the past week.   William Gropper: Social Justice Cartoonist   GROPPER, who was contributing to other radical magazines (like The Rebel Worker, The Morning Freiheit,  and The Revolutionary Age) as well as mainstream magazines (The Bookman, The Dial, and Frank Harris’ New Pearson’s Magazine), married his second wife in 1924, and […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on Comics & Art: Cartoonists Chronicles-20201210

Richard Corben – RIP

Comic artist and illustrator Richard Corben has passed away.   Richard Vance Corben October 1, 1940 – December 2, 2020   Dona Corben revealed Richard’s passing on the Corben Studios Facebook page: It is with great sorrow and loss that I must share the sad news that Richard Corben died Dec 2, 2020 following heart […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Richard Corben – RIP

The End of Original Art – A Lament

With the growing popularity of digital drawing, original art is becoming a thing of the past. Maybe no one really cares about that anymore. In the end, it’s about the finished work and not the journey that gets you there…right? That’s true, but if you’ve ever held an original inked page by Wally Wood, or a […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 6 Comments

Fun with Philately – Message Monsters

The United States Postal Service has announced their planned stamps to be issued for 2021, and while there are no explicit comic strip or cartoon characters being honored as there was this past year, there is a cartooning related set of stamps that looks great. The four fun designs on this new pane of 20 […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Fun with Philately – Message Monsters

The Trump Show, A Gallery of Comic Book Covers

Since Mike doesn’t do politics on Fridays, I guess I’ll go there. President Trump, when cast as a comic book character, is most often portrayed as some version of The Incredible Hulk. Rich Ragsdale has spoofed Trump by placing him on various comic book covers emulating the characteristics of DC, EC, Dell, and Marvel (yes, […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

Ed Colley Trivia Panel for Ipswich Local News

Cartoonist Ed Colley has redesigned the Ipswich Local News logo. Editor/publisher John P. Muldoon explains: Astute readers — and I am fully confident that is each and every one of you — will have noticed a small change to the Ipswich Local News logo recently. The clam has been replaced with a new version drawn […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Ed Colley Trivia Panel for Ipswich Local News