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Chinese Cartoonists’ Take on Nancy Pelosi

Chinese media outlets have mocked U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan with a series of unflattering cartoons. Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island last week sparked a furor from China, with Beijing announcing on Monday that it was extending its military exercises in the Taiwan Strait. China has also cut off defense and […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Chinese Cartoonists’ Take on Nancy Pelosi

Assorted Accounts of Informed Items

Cartoons Have been Grooming Kids for Decades The last 12 months has witnessed a bit of a frenzy surrounding kids’ entertainment, from bisexual Superman to the first gay dads in Sesame Street to a brief kiss from a lesbian couple in Pixar’s new animated feature Lightyear. In response, reactionaries are rehashing moral panics from previous […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2022,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Events, International, Manga, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Assorted Accounts of Informed Items

UK Cartoonists on Losing Boris Johnson

Similar to U.S. editorial cartoonists when Trump was forced out of the spotlight, United Kingdom cartoonists have mixed feelings as Boris Johnson steps down. Rebecca Hendin, The Guardian … I’m not a fan of Boris, though, and that definitely makes it easier to think of funny material. Sunak is probably my preference for leader, in […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Webtoons Pays Millions to Comic Creators

Webtoon, the popular mobile online comics platform owned by Korean tech giant Naver, just announced its payments to English-language comics creators and the results are eye-opening in an industry not famous for its generosity to artists and writers. According to Webtoon, payouts to English-language creators topped $27 million since 2020, or more than $1 million […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, International, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Weekend Roundup – Late Edition

Announcing the 2022 Davenport International Cartoon Contest! A festival that honors a famous Political Cartoonist seems almost naked without some kind of competition focused on that endeavor. To that end, the International Cartoon Contest has returned! Also, since we have not changed either our entry fees or our prizes in over 30 years, we have […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Contests, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, International, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup – Late Edition

Weekend Roundup Come On a Monday This Month

As a cartoonist, I’m always asked about my greatest influences. I have quite a few, but my earliest — like many, many cartoonists — was Charles Schulz (Peanuts). Therefore, you can imagine how honored I am to be speaking at the Charles M Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA on Saturday, June 25! It’s a […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2022,  Section: Animation, Charity, Comic strips, Exhibits, International, Newspaper industry, Speaking Engagements, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup Come On a Monday This Month

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

Ranan Lurie – RIP

Editorial cartoonist and political caricaturist Ranan Lurie has passed away.                                                                                AP Photo/Richard Freeda Ranan Raymond Lurie May 26, 1932 – June 8, 2022       From The New York Times:  Ranan Lurie, an Israeli war hero and world peacemaker who set records as the world’s […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Editorial cartooning, International, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

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

Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

PEN America has published a report on the rise of books being banned in public schools. Book bans in public schools have recurred throughout American history, and have long been an issue of concern to PEN America, as a literary and free expression advocacy organization. Over the past nine months, the scope of such censorship […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, International, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

Australian Cartoonists’ 2021 Stanley Awards

The Australian Cartoonists Association held their Stanley Awards brunch in February where finalists and winners were announced for various categories. Book Illustrator 2021 Awarded to Judy Nadin Finalists… Jason Chatfield   Anton Emdin   Simon Kneebone   Dean Rankine Judy Nadin won both Book and Caricature awards. Caricaturist 2021 Awarded to Judy Nadin Finalists… Terry […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Australian Cartoonists’ 2021 Stanley Awards

John Kovalic – Cartooning For Ukraine

Cartoonist John Kovalic is best known for Dork Tower and Apples to Apples. Recently John cartooned a Ukraine related drawing in support of that country. [W]hen Russia invaded Ukraine last month, Kovalic said he felt the need to do something to help.  “Saturday night after the invasion, I was just sitting here at the desk […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2022,  Section: Auctions, Charity, Children's Books, Fund Raisers, International, Comments: Comments Off on John Kovalic – Cartooning For Ukraine

Gee, Webtoon, What Are We Going To Do Tonight? The Same Thing We Do Every Night, Linky …

WEBTOON continues its plan to take over the digital comics world.     From Business Wire: WEBTOON will establish a new European corporation, expanding its presence in the region and solidifying its position as #1 in the European digital comics market and world’s largest digital comics platform. The new WEBTOON European corporation will be based […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, International, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Gee, Webtoon, What Are We Going To Do Tonight? The Same Thing We Do Every Night, Linky …

Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists   It’s a Pug’s Life   Bandits, Misfits, and Superheroes   Britain’s Best Ever […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

Ukranian Postage Stamp : “Russian Warship Go … “

“Russian warship, go f*ck yourself!” That was the epic response from a small group of Ukrainian soldiers defending Snake Island to a Russian vessel’s demand that they surrender. A recording of the radio exchange quickly went viral, with the salty phrase becoming “a rallying cry for Ukraine’s defenders” and appearing in countless memes and even on T-shirts being […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Ukranian Postage Stamp : “Russian Warship Go … “