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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

Happy 90th to New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Frascino

Edward Frascino cartoon © The New Yorker/Condé Nast On November 15, 2020 Edward Frascino celebrated his 90th birthday. For the past 55 years of that time Ed has been contributing cartoons and drawings to The New Yorker (and for seven years before that he was a gag/idea man for the magazine’s other cartoonists). MM: You […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Happy 90th to New Yorker Cartoonist Ed Frascino

Rare Schulz Peanuts Drawing Rediscovered?

Publisher Nat Gertler is a go-to guy for Peanuts trivia. He recently published a new edition of Miss Caroline, and while doing so he noticed our obituary of Miss Caroline creator Gerald Gardner. Again, go-to guy for Peanuts trivia. Our obituary reproduced an October 6, 1963 Gerald Gardner article from The Chicago Tribune about mass […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

A (Belated) Happy 90th to R. O. Blechman

R. O. (Bob) Blechman, a master of animation and illustration, celebrated his 90th birthday on October 1, 2020. Whether on animation cels or as ink on paper Blechmans lines are instantly recognizable (and much imitated). Steven Heller, at Print, joins in the celebration of his friend.   above: covers for The New Yorker and Story […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on A (Belated) Happy 90th to R. O. Blechman

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