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Hey Kids! Comics! Not just for Grads and Dads

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for June 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Back Issue! 136   Red and Rover: Fun’s Never Over    My Perfect Life    Dirty Pictures    You Know Exactly  […]

Posted on: Jun 14, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Not just for Grads and Dads

Tom Richmond Art for 2022 NCS Reubens

The National Cartoonists Society has released the art for 76th Annual Reuben Awards brochures, posters, and other applications. It is by Reuben Award-winning caricaturist Tom Richmond.   Match the cartoonist with their caricatures. Yes, there are a few in the poster that are not in the photo collage. Read about the guests to find them […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2022,  Section: Awards, Caricature, Events, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Richmond Art for 2022 NCS Reubens

Sunday Sundries and Weekend Whatnots

    Publishers Weekly reports the death of Blanche Cirker. Blanche Cirker, co-founder of Dover Publications, died last week at the age of 104. Cirker and her husband, Hayward, who died in March 2000, founded Dover in 1941. Dover Publications was famous to comic strip fans as the publisher of “treasury-size” editions of Little Nemo […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on Sunday Sundries and Weekend Whatnots

Cartoonists, Animated and Otherwise – A Roundup

Graphic Illustrator or Cartoonist? What is a graphic illustrator? A graphic illustrator is a professional who creates illustrations with the help of computer software, application, or by hand. They create visual content such as logos that help their clients display their intentions and messages. To be a graphic illustrator is not easy as it requires […]

Posted on: Jun 4, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Politics, Comments: 1 Comment

The William Heath Robinson Sesquicentennial

  From the Heath Robinson Museum: William Heath Robinson is an artist whose work, whether in his well known humorous drawings or his illustrations for Kipling, Shakespeare or children’s stories, is integral to British cultural heritage. His name entered the language as early as 1912 and is still in daily use to describe the kind […]

Posted on: May 31, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on The William Heath Robinson Sesquicentennial

Memorial Day, 1922

Cochran Kettner Bushnell Morris Donahey   Callaghan  Ding  Reynolds  Ripley  Bushnell McCrae  

Posted on: May 30, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonists in Briefs (Newsbriefs)

Mo Willems Strapping in for a self-proclaimed emotional roller coaster ride, author-illustrator Mo Willems sat down with Union Square Kids editorial director Tracey Keevan to discuss his epic 20-year-plus journey in children’s books and the release of his eighth Pigeon book, The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! (September). By way of highlighting Willems’s achievements, […]

Posted on: May 29, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: 2 Comments

Finalists Named for 2021 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has revealed the finalists for the various Divisional Awards for their 76th Annual Reuben Dinner. All of these divisions were juried by regional NCS chapters and specialty juries. The results were tallied to arrive at these final nominees. The nominees for 2021 creativity are: Comic Book: Trish Forstner; Gideon Kendall; David […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Ed Koren – 60 Years at The New Yorker

Edward Koren first appeared as a New Yorker cartoonist in the issue of May 26, 1962, his latest for the magazine appeared in this week’s issue dated May 30, 2022. Ed Koren’s first New Yorker cartoon (left) and his latest (right) Michael Maslin interviews Ed Koren on the occasion of 60 years at The New […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Ed Koren – 60 Years at The New Yorker

2021 NCS Cartoonist of the Year (Reuben) Nominees – Griffith, Knight, Price, Sorel, Tatulli

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for their Reuben Award as Cartoonist of the Year 2021 – Bill Griffith, Keith Knight, Hilary B. Price, Edward Sorel, and Mark Tatulli. Each year, during the NCS Annual Reuben Awards Weekend, the Society honors the year’s outstanding achievements in all walks of the profession. The recipient […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Fred Carter – RIP

Religious cartoonist/artist Fred Carter has passed away. Frederick E. (Fred) Carter June 22, 1938 – May 9, 2022 From the Jack Chick Tract Museum Facebook page: It is our sad duty to report that Fred Carter, the phenomenal artist who drew many of Chick’s tracts and all of The Crusaders comic books (as well as […]

Posted on: May 21, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Galifianakis on 25 Years of Illustrating Hax

The cartoons started with a passing thought: “…And maybe Nick could draw an icon to go with it,” an editor suggested to Carolyn Hax, my wife at the time, as they were discussing Carolyn’s new advice column in The Washington Post. A quarter-century later, I have yet to draw an “icon” to go with the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Galifianakis on 25 Years of Illustrating Hax

Hud Armstrong – RIP

Cartoonist, illustrator, and bartender Hud Armstrong has passed away. Hudson S. (Hud) Armstrong September 15, 1945 – May 11, 2022   WNYT-Albany is reporting Hud’s death:  A Saratoga Springs man who’s been drawing life and times in the Spa City for more than half a century has died. Hud Armstrong died on May 11. He’s […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Hud Armstrong – RIP

Ralph Steadman Naked Beer Label Ruled Okay

Last year the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission ruled a beer label designed by cartoonist Ralph Steadman was in bad taste and rejected the Flying Dog brewery’s use of that label. Now a U. S. District Court has judged Flying Dog has a First Amendment right to use the label. On May 13, U.S. […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Ralph Steadman Naked Beer Label Ruled Okay

Hey Kids! Comics! Books Eclipse Budgets

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Are We Lost Yet?: Another Wallace the Brave Collection    Popular Comics: Giant-Size Volume 1 Black & White Edition    Remarkably […]

Posted on: May 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Books Eclipse Budgets