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New Jules Feiffer Interview

The above art by Jules Feiffer is from a September 2022 edition of Dan’s Papers, but the interview conducted by Dan Rattiner for his podcast is this month new. Dan asks Jules about a few of his more than a dozen awards – the Academy Award-winning Muro, his special George Polk Award, and his Pulitzer […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on New Jules Feiffer Interview

October Extra! Cartoonists in the News

Liz Montague! Elizabeth Montague is a cartoonist and author known online as “Liz at Large” or simply Liz Montague. She made national news in 2019 for being the first [second*] [third**] Black cartoonist for the New Yorker. Since then she has worked with President Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, the U.S. Open, and Google, where she […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on October Extra! Cartoonists in the News

The Vermont Conversation with Ed Koren

“I love to draw, it’s as much draftsmanship as it is storytelling, and it’s as much character delineation as anything else.” – Ed Koren Ed Koren continues to make people laugh even as he faces a serious predicament: He has incurable lung cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2020. Koren, 86, is one of […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Vermont Conversation with Ed Koren

Sergio Aragonés: MAD’s Oldest Active Idiot

… Aragonés contributed to a special edition of MAD, publishing Tuesday, that marks the magazine’s 70th anniversary. The special edition also spotlights Aragonés’s status as the oldest artist currently drawing for MAD. He says he’s been blessed with six fruitful decades at the iconic magazine… Once Aragonés left for New York in 1962, he didn’t […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Screening Cartoonists

Tom Toles is the most decorated journalist in the history of Buffalo news media. He cut his teeth as an editorial cartoonist at The Courier-Express, moved on to The Buffalo News, where he earned his Pulitzer in 1990, and then succeeded the legendary Herblock at The Washington Post in 2002. His work was syndicated in […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2022,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, video, Comments: 3 Comments

Summer’s Last Roundup

Some stray news items from the end of Summer 2022. The New Improved NCS Divisional Award Rich Powell compares his Divisional Reuben Awards of 2013 and 2022. The new awards have a nice, burnished finish and rounded edges on the frame. I really like this look! Plus, the silver didn’t rub off on your tux! […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Summer’s Last Roundup

While We’ve Been Distracted By Royalty…

While we’ve been distracted by royalty of the British and cartooning kinds the world continued to spin. Here we do some catching up. But before we move on from cartoon royalty… 10 Funniest The Far Side Comics, According To Reddit One of the inspirations for Gary Larson’s popular recurring characters was just honored by his […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Publications, Speaking Engagements, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on While We’ve Been Distracted By Royalty…

Lynda Barry – A Groovy Kind of Love

For nearly 30 years, the cartoonist Lynda Barry published her adored comic strip “Ernie Pook’s Comeek,” which told the whimsical, hardscrabble story of the young sisters Marlys and Maybonne, in alternative papers across the country. (An anthology, “It’s So Magic,” was published earlier this month.) [S]ince 2012, Barry, a 66-year-old who in 2019 received a […]

Posted on: Sep 6, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Lynda Barry – A Groovy Kind of Love

Mason Mastroianni – Triple Threat Interview

Mason Mastroianni, who draws the B.C., Wizard of Id, and Dogs of C-Kennel comic strips and is also the co-writer on B.C., was interviewed by Tom Ward for The Sports Page Weekly. TW: You work on B.C. and Wizard of Id. How do you divvy up your time to work on each strip? MM: I […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Mason Mastroianni – Triple Threat Interview

The Wit & Wisdom & Wiggly Wiles of R O Blechman

Today, at 92 the artist/writer is still spry, productive and creative. Currently we are blessed with a new book (actually, two books in one): On the One Hand: The Art & Graphic Stories of R.O. Blechman and On the Other Hand: The Writing of R.O Blechman Published & Unpublished (Fantagraphics). It is a treat for […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on The Wit & Wisdom & Wiggly Wiles of R O Blechman

Throw-Stuff-At-The-Wall Thursday

As we jump all over the place let’s start with – The Are You Calvin or Are You Hobbes Quiz. Alison Doherty: I didn’t have the best introduction to Calvin and Hobbes, the comic strip by Bill Watterson that ran between 1985 and 1995 … I thought it was about an annoying, naughty boy with […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Movies, sports cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Throw-Stuff-At-The-Wall Thursday

Henry Barajas Now Calling Plays for Gil Thorp

Henry Barajas, new writer of the Gil Thorp comic strip, was kind enough to have a chat (via email) with The Daily Cartoonist on taking over as offensive coordinator for the long running (sixty-four years) Tribune Contents Agency daily a month ago. First, let’s have Henry introduce himself: Hello, I’m Henry Barajas, and I write […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Henry Barajas Now Calling Plays for Gil Thorp

Paul Anderson Follows in Big Pawprints

Paul Anderson was 6 years old when his teacher bragged to the entire class one day that Paul’s dad, Brad Anderson, was the famous cartoonist who created “Marmaduke,” the wildly-popular syndicated comic about a mischievous but lovable Great Dane. Every kid in the class was smitten by the weekly tales about that larger-than-life dog, so […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Paul Anderson Follows in Big Pawprints

Sparky Schulz Centennial Celebration – July Notes

Later this year will be the 100th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’s birthday.   AP photo “Peanuts” was America’s favorite comic strip. At its peak, there were 100 million readers each day. Charles Schulz drew it for almost 50 years, through the relatively complacent but anxious Cold War 1950s, the tumultuous 1960s, the Vietnam War, […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Sparky Schulz Centennial Celebration – July Notes

Keith Knight Remembers The Old Hometown

  We’ll narrow that Boston area to Malden. Keith Knight, a Malden native, infuses his work with humor, creativity and social activism. Knight went to high school in Malden, lived for a while in California’s Bay area (where the “Woke” series is based), later moved to Los Angeles and now lives with his wife and […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Keith Knight Remembers The Old Hometown