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Bob Fujitani – RIP

Comic strip and comic book artist Bob Fujitani has passed away. Robert (Bob) FujitaniOctober 15, 1921 – September 6, 2020   From the obituary: Bob is well known among comic buffs for his lifelong career as a comic book artist. He was only twenty when he went to work at the New York studio of […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bob Fujitani – RIP

74th Annual Reuben Awards/2020 NCSFest Lineup

The National Cartoonist Society has released its schedule for the September 12, 2020 NCSFest and Reuben Awards.   Streaming broadcast begins at10am Saturday, September 12 at NCSFest.com   Official Welcome to NCSFest 2020 from NCS President & thank you’s.   From Panels to Publishing  (90 mins) Guests: Mark Tatulli, Terri Libenson, Maria Scrivan, and Rob […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Kiraz – RIP

International cartoonist and illustrator Kiraz has passed away. Edmond “Kiraz” KirazianAugust 25, 1923 – August 11, 2020   From the notice: The cartoonist, known in particular for his illustrations of “Parisiennes” published in many magazines, died on Tuesday at the age of 96, his companion told AFP. “Edmond Kiraz, born in Cairo on August 25, […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kiraz – RIP

Joe Yeninas – RIP

Newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Joe Yeninas has passed away. Joseph John (Joe) YeninasMay 10, 1934 – May 29, 2020 newspaper cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic editor   From the Joseph J. Yeninas Creative Arts Fund: In 1953 Joe Yeninas joined the Marine Corps, deciding to pass up an opportunity to play Minor League baseball. Shortly after […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Yeninas – RIP

Sandy Huffaker – RIP

Illustrator and editorial cartoonist Sandy Huffaker has passed away. Calvin Sanford (Sandy) Huffaker, Sr. September 23, 1943 – May 23, 2020 From the obituary: Huffaker was a highly acclaimed political cartoonist who started his career with The Birmingham News and the Raleigh News and Observer. He later moved to New York City and illustrated covers […]

Posted on: May 25, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Don Schnably – RIP

Advertising artist and executive Don Schnably has passed away. Donald James (Don) Schnably September 12, 1936 – April 20, 2020   From the obituary: He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art and went on to have a highly successful career in advertising, winning countless CLIO and Addy awards. He has a TV commercial […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Don Schnably – RIP

Gene Deitch – RIP

Animator Gene Deitch has passed away. From the Expatz Czech notice: Prague, April 17 (CTK) – American director and animated film producer Gene Deitch, living in Prague with his Czech wife, animator and producer Zdenka Najmanova, died there last night at the age of 95 years, Garamond publishing house owner Petr Himel told CTK today. […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Tom Gianni – RIP

Courtroom artist and illustrator Tom Gianni has passed away. Thomas Francis (Tom) Gianni January 5, 1960 – March 30, 2020   courtroom sketch artist, illustrator, artist brother to Gary Gianni From the obituary: Thomas worked as a book illustrator, freelance artist, and most notably courtroom artist for WGN, NBC, and WTTW in Chicago. He was […]

Posted on: Apr 4, 2020,  Section: Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Gianni – RIP

Bud Gordinier – RIP

Artist/illustrator Bud Gordinier has passed away. Hollace Carey (Bud) Gordinier Jr. February 15, 1933 – February 25, 2020   From the obituary: Hollace studied at the Meinzinger School of Art in Detroit after his discharge from the Army Medical Corps in 1955. He continued to study illustration and fine arts at Wayne State University in […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bud Gordinier – RIP

Marchin’ in with Miscellany

NPR interviews a Genius. The site also features a short Yes You Can! Lynda Barry video.   This Is How You Do It. Jim Keefe gives a video sketchbook inking tutorial.   Arting in the 21st Century. Patrick LaMontagne shows how to draw on a Wacom.   San Diego Comic-Con issues a kind of non-statement […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, video, Comments: Comments Off on Marchin’ in with Miscellany

Google Tribute to Tenniel is Not Tenniel Art

Celebrating the 200th year since the birth of cartoonist/artist Sir John Tenniel, the Google Doodle for the day is an illustration of Alice and the Cheshire Cat from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. “‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ [said Alice]. ‘That depends a good deal on where you […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

Russ Cochran – RIP

Comics maven, historian, archivist, dealer, and publisher Russ Cochran has passed away. above: Russ Cochran portrait by Frank Frazetta Russell Vance (Russ) Cochran July 3, 1937 – February 23, 2020 Self-described as “Ph.D. in Physics, 1964, Professor at Drake University 1964-1974, Publisher of collector books, 1971-date, lover of all apes.” The news of Russ’ passing […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

First and Last – James Thurber & The New Yorker

James Thurber‘s first drawings appeared in the The New Yorker dated ninety years ago today. In the New Yorker issue dated February 22, 1930 a short James Thurber contribution included two illustrations, the first Thurber drawings to appear in the magazine. [James Thurber’s words first appeared in the February 26, 1927 New Yorker, but since […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on First and Last – James Thurber & The New Yorker

Society of Illustrators 2020 Hall of Fame

The Society of Illustrators has announced their 2020 Hall of Fame Laureates. Among this year’s inductees are a couple with comics backgrounds.   2020 Hall of Fame Inductee: Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (Mœbius) French artist, writer, and cartoonist Jean Henri Gaston Giraud garnered worldwide acclaim under the pseudonyms Mœbius and Gir. Born in the suburbs […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2020,  Section: Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Society of Illustrators 2020 Hall of Fame

Kevin Cannon Named Minnesota State Fair Artist

The Minnesota State Fair has named Kevin Cannon as 2020 Commemorative Artist. Twin Cities Pioneer Press is reporting: Twin Cities cartoonist and illustrator Kevin Cannon has been selected to create the official 2020 Minnesota State Fair commemorative art. His original interpretation of the Great Minnesota Get-Together will be unveiled at the State Fairgrounds in June. […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Events, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Cannon Named Minnesota State Fair Artist