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Sofia Warren Interview and Gallery

Let us present to you Sofia Warren, a talented cartoonist, writer and animator from the United States! She’s been a cartoonist for The New Yorker since 2017 and has also contributed to MoMA magazine, Narrative Magazine, and Catapult, to name a few. Her illustrations catch attention with beautiful drawings as well as clever and witty […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Jean-Jacques Sempé – RIP

French cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist Jean-Jacques Sempé has passed away.   Jean-Jacques Sempé August 17, 1932 – August 11, 2022   From The Guardian: Jean-Jacques Sempé, who illustrated the much-loved Little Nicolas series of French children’s books, has died aged 89. “The cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé died peacefully [on] Thursday evening, 11 August, 2022, […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Raymond Briggs – RIP

Author-illustrator-cartoonist Raymond Briggs has passed away. Raymond Redvers Briggs January 18, 1934 – August 9, 2022 “iconoclastic national treasure” From The Guardian: Raymond Briggs, the writer and illustrator who delighted children and inspired adults with bestselling cartoons and picture books, died on Tuesday morning aged 88, his publisher Penguin Random House has said. Ranging from […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Appreciating the Superpen of Edward Sorel

    Rob Stolzer shares some thoughts about, and art from, Edward Sorel. The Babe Ruth portrait below appeared in the Washington Post Book World, likely in the 1960s. You can easily see the loose structure in the work, capturing the soft architecture of Ruth’s figure, as Sorel allowed the pen to find the form. […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Appreciating the Superpen of Edward Sorel

Gloria Stoll Karn – RIP

Pulp cover artist and illustrator Gloria Stoll Karn has passed away.    Gloria Marie Stoll Karn November 13, 1923 – July 23, 2022  From the obituary: Gloria Stoll Karn, 98, transitioned to life eternal, at her own home, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Born in New York City, the only child […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2022,  Section: Illustration, Magazines, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

The Way They Were (Comic Chronicles)

Al Williamson The auction last month of some of Al Williamson’s pre-Manning Star Wars comic strip proposal (we featured them on our Facebook page) prompted Diamond’s Scoop to re-present a Williamson profile from 22 years ago. Rip Kirby, of course, was not the end of Williamson’s newspaper work. In addition to a run on Secret […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Way They Were (Comic Chronicles)

Paul Coker, Jr. – RIP

Cartoonist and character designer Paul Coker, Jr. has passed away. Paul Allan Coker, Jr. March 5, 1929 – July 23, 2022   Tom Richmond, among others, has reported the death of Paul Coker, Jr. Paul was a gag cartoonist and an illustrator of greeting cards, but more famous as a MAD magazine contributor and a […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

2022 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards

On Friday July 22 the Association of Alternative Newsmedia announced the 2022 AAN awards at a reception held at the Medill School of Journalism in downtown Chicago. Held every year since 1996, the AAN Awards recognize the best in alternative journalism and graphic design and are a unique chance for members of the alternative newsmedia  […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on 2022 Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards

SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards were handed out Friday night at the San Diego Comic Con. Below are a select few with categories and winners in bold. Best Short Story“Funeral in Foam,” by Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier, in You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife (Iron Circus)“Generations,” by Daniel Warren Johnson, in Superman: Red & Blue […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazines, Publications, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

Jason Chatfield Emigrates to America July 4, 2014

We landed in America today, the 4th of July. Last week, Sophie and I donated or sold just about everything we’d accumulated over 30-odd years living in Australia. The stuff we kept was crammed into two bloated suitcases before we jumped on a plane to start a new life. No plan, no job waiting for […]

Posted on: Jul 4, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Jason Chatfield Emigrates to America July 4, 2014

Senior Strippers – 2022 Edition

Around mid-year we update our Senior Strippers list with a birthday of a cartoonist around this time. However there are no 90th birthdays on our list for mid-2022 (the next on our schedule isn’t until 2023). But we have added a few since last year.   Most recently Playboy cartoonist and children’s book author/illustrator Don […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2022,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Recalling the Cartoonists of Carmel

On the East Coast they have Cartoon County. On the West Coast there is the city of Carmel. They used to congregate at a Carmel coffee shop on the same afternoon each week, having come into town to share stories, reminisce, poke fun. These were the masters of satire, legendary cartoonists who, after creating characters […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Recalling the Cartoonists of Carmel

Two For Tuesday: Clifford Berryman & Arthur Szyk

Golf. It’s not just the game of kings but the preferred sport among American politicians. And it isn’t anything new. Clifford Berryman’s early 20th-century editorial cartoons are proof of that. ‘Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns, and the Cartoons of Clifford Berryman,’ running through Sunday, July 3, at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol and Robin Miller, for […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

Everett Peck – RIP

Illustrator Everett Peck has passed away. Everett Lee Peck October 9, 1950 – June 14, 2022   Illustrator, cartoonist, animator, painter The Peck Family has posted on social media that Everett has died. Animation Magazine also has the sad news.  Illustrator, cartoonist, animator, writer and teacher Everett Peck — best known for his popular animated […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2022,  Section: Animation, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Everett Peck – RIP

Wednesday (We’re All Over the Place) Roundup

© RL Crabb Let’s start with a cartoonist’s cartoon about cartooning.       © EC Publications I grew up in central Maine in the ’60s and ’70s, and while we weren’t exactly the Mayberry of the North — the fictional town of “The Andy Griffith Show” — if you were looking to find a […]

Posted on: Jun 15, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Wednesday (We’re All Over the Place) Roundup