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The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Over 1200 pages long with more than 1200 new entries, this is a bibliography of articles and books on all aspects of comic and cartoon art including comic books, comic strips, cartoons, animation, editorial cartoons, newly updated as of the end of 2018. The electronic book, a non DRM PDF, includes tens of thousands of […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Cartooning Down Under

It Ain’t The Stanley But… In a year in which horrible news has been replaced by more horrible news, the job of a political cartoonist is more important than ever. That’s according to the Museum of Australian Democracy, which has named The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s Cathy Wilcox the political cartoonist of the […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning Down Under

Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

November 7 Cartooning Workshop for Beginners with Rick Stromoski art © Rick Stromoski Learn how to draw cartoon characters and animals with Rick Stromoski. Kids will gain an understanding of how to create an infinite number of characters and a variety of expressions just by altering a few shapes and/or lines to a drawing. Students […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2020,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Syndicates, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

Turkey Trick or Treat

The treat is an opportunity to enter a cartoon competition. In the modern world where violence and discrimination pose a threat to universal and ethical norms, a sense of tolerance is more important than ever. Cartoons are the main pillars of a society based on tolerance and common sense, and open to different ideas and […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Turkey Trick or Treat

Cartooning For Peace has changed its name to Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

Geneva, October 27, 2020 – Ten years after its creation in Geneva, the Swiss Foundation “Cartooning for Peace“, whose honorary chairman was Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan, changes its name and reaffirms its action in favour of freedom of expression for cartoonists throughout the world. Under the registered name “Freedom Cartoonists Foundation“, it will pursue […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning For Peace has changed its name to Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

Quino – RIP

Famed cartoonist Quino has passed away. Joaquín Salvador Lavado (“Quino”) July 17, 1932 – September 30, 2020   From the Buenos Aires Times: “Quino has died. All good people in the country and in the world will mourn him,” Daniel Divinsky, the head of Buenos Aires publisher Ediciones de la Flor, wrote on Twitter. Under […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

A Look Back: British Intel Animal Farm Comic Strip

From The National Archives of the UK: George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’, first published on [August 17] 75 years ago in 1945, is a work familiar to many. The fable (or ‘fairy story’ as Orwell described it) of a gang of animals who take over their farm, overthrowing the cruel Farmer Jones, only to end up […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on A Look Back: British Intel Animal Farm Comic Strip

Australian Cartoon Called Racist and Misogynist

Once again The Australian has published a controversial cartoon. From Huffington Post Australia: The illustration was printed in The Australian, one of the country’s only two nationally distributed daily newspapers. The cartoon, which imagines Biden giving a missive to heal America’s racial divisions, depicts him deferring to Harris and saying, “I’ll hand you over to […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 4 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

British Cartoonist Brian Walker – RIP

British cartoonist Brian Walker has passed away. Brian H. N. Walker March 22, 1926 – May(?) 2020   cartoonist, author, illustrator From Brian’s daughter Jo writing for The Guardian: My father, Brian Walker, who has died aged 94, was a cartoonist and illustrator whose work appeared across a span of 50 years in comics such […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, International, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on British Cartoonist Brian Walker – RIP

Dr. Jack and Curtis Taking a Break

Unsure why (unable to find any explanatory message) but after ten years,more or less, cartoonists Jack Swanepoel and John Curtis, better known by their partnership pen names Dr. Jack and Curtis, have decided to take a sabbatical from their Eyewitness News (EWN) cartooning in South Africa. Below are some selected cartoons from the deep archives […]

Posted on: May 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Dr. Jack and Curtis Taking a Break

Gov’t Steals Cartoonist’s Intellectual Property

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health has distributed face masks with illustrations on use and disposal. The problem is that the illustrations come from cartoon instructions by Evangeline Neo. And the government agency didn’t ask or receive permission from the cartoonist. Or even credit the cartoonist. Eva created two versions of her Mask comics, one not signed: […]

Posted on: May 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Gov’t Steals Cartoonist’s Intellectual Property

Matt is Best of 2019 per National Press Awards

In the United Kingdom the Society of Editors has revealed the National Press Awards winners. Matt Pritchett of The Telegraph was named Cartoonist of the Year. The judges said that 2019 provided fertile ground in which his comic genius could flourish. His Lowry cartoon was simply superb. The winner of Cartoonist of the Year is […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Matt is Best of 2019 per National Press Awards

Commonwealth Comics and Cartoonists

On the occasion of an upcoming book… Bado’s Blog reviews the Duncan Macpherson biograpy.   In northern New Zealand… The Times this week began featuring cartoons from Aucklander Isabelle Russell.   In anticipation of his forthcoming book… Tom Gauld is interviewed by Creative Review. Short book review from Publishers Weekly here.   In 2006 a […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Commonwealth Comics and Cartoonists

Albert Uderzo – RIP

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo has passed away. Alberto Aleandro (Albert) Uderzo April 25, 1927 – March 24, 2020   From The Guardian obituary: Asterix illustrator Albert Uderzo has died at the age of 92, his family has announced. The French comic book artist, who created the beloved Asterix comics in 1959 with the writer René Goscinny, […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment