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How Many Days into This Did Pat Bagley Think…

The first edition of what is now called The Tribune hit the streets on April 15, 1871. It was called “The Tribune & Utah Mining Gazette.” As part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration cartoonist Pat Bagley created a poster. Thoughts on seeing stuff like this are (1) how long did this take to complete? And (2) […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Jerry Lazare – RIP

Artist and illustrator Gerald Lazare has passed away. Gerald John (Jerry) Lazare September 25, 1927 – March 23, 2021 painter, illustrator, comic artist Gerald Lazare began his professional art career creating comic books for Canada’s Bell Features during World War II after U.S. comic books were banned. From the Comic Book Daily entry: He was […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Jerry Lazare – RIP

Two Bee Oar Knot Too Bea

Mostly not to be. James Allen shows his original vision for the September 25, 2016 Sunday Mark Trail page. We pair it with the published version. © North America Syndicate/KFS   Topps has cancelled a Garbage Pail Kids Shammy Award sticker card. From meaww: The Shammy Awards is currently under fire for a violent portrayal […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonists At Work – A Report

Graphic Storytellers at Work: Cross-industry opportunities for cartoonists, illustrators and comics-makers, [is] a new report which explores how the skills of cartoonists, illustrators and comics-makers are being applied. This happens across a diverse range of industries such as health and education. The Australia Council for the Arts commissioned research to look at workplace opportunities for […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Illustration, news, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Tom Richmond – A MADman Gives a Recent MAD Timeline and a Copyright Tutorial

Earlier this month Tom Richmond gave a timeline of MAD magazine’s past eight years – from New York-based original material to Burbank-produced (mostly) reprint issues. October 2013– DC Comics announces they are closing their New York offices… Feb 2018– MAD #550 drops on news stands. This is the final New York produced issue… February 2021- […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Richmond – A MADman Gives a Recent MAD Timeline and a Copyright Tutorial

Gerald Lip – RIP

British artist Gerald Lip has passed away. Gerald LipMay 12, 1929 – January 28, 2021 newspaper cartoon editor, comic letterer, artist From the Daily Express obituary:       Gerald also worked as colourist and sometime letterer on imported American strips such as Garfield and Hagar the Horrible, occasionally relettering words to give them a […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Gerald Lip – RIP

A Handful of Updates

Henry Martin A little drawing appeared around Reunions in 1983. It showed a smiling tiger strolling into Murray-Dodge Hall to the new AA Haven, set up to support alumni during Princeton’s annual alcohol-laden bash. “It was just a little vignette, but it was lighthearted and it made the whole thing seem unthreatening. And thoroughly Princetonian,” […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on A Handful of Updates

Renewing Memories – Cartoonist Chronicles210204

There has been a persistent myth that Napoleon was a short man, when in fact he was 5 feet 7 inches tall which was above average height at the time. James Gillray, a British cartoonist helped directly influence this myth, consistently drawing the French leader as a short figure surrounded by tall British adversaries.  R.K. […]

Posted on: Feb 4, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Renewing Memories – Cartoonist Chronicles210204

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: Comments Off on Perspectives – Cartoonist Chronicles210121

“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: Comments Off on “Love! Heartbreak! Applause! Self Pity!”

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

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