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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

Sandra of the Secret Service Returns as Sondra

In January of 1935 the first DC comic book was released – New Fun #1. It featured the first female title character of DC Comics – Sandra of the Secret Service.   The one-page more or less monthly comic strip was created by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson and Charles Flanders. Others continued the series until 1938, […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Sandra of the Secret Service Returns as Sondra

Macanudo: Elsewhere and Elsewhen

Argentinian cartoonist Liniers’s internationally syndicated daily comic is collected for the first time in English in Macanudo: Welcome to Elsewhere (Fantagraphics, Aug.). Being Fantagraphics that book is now scheduled for September.     With the cartoonist’s first book for the English speaking world coming soon Publishers Weekly talks with Macanudo comic strip creator Liniers. I […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Macanudo: Elsewhere and Elsewhen

My Dinner with Angelo (A Vimeo Video Interview)

As Scoop describes it: Cartoonist and caricaturist Angelo Torres, known for his work in MAD, EC, and Warren, is the subject of the new short film, My Dinner with Angelo. Now streaming on Vimeo, the movie features Torres interviewed by Ian Scott McGregor.   Scoop continues: Accompanying the interview is new footage of Torres’ contemporaries […]

Posted on: Jun 19, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, video, Comments: Comments Off on My Dinner with Angelo (A Vimeo Video Interview)

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

The 76th Annual Reubens Award Schedule

Well, I might take a train I might take a plane But if I have to walk I’m going just the same I’m going to Kansas City Kansas City, here I come Everything you need to know about the 76th annual Reuben Awards Weekend in Kansas City, MO on Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September, […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Conventions, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on The 76th Annual Reubens Award Schedule

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

Jules Feiffer at Sag Harbor

On May 28, there will be a 4 p.m. screening of “Popeye,” the film, at the Sag Harbor Cinema, followed by a Q&A with Feiffer. A collection of Feiffer’s work will be shown during a one-night exhibit at Julie Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor after the film. Feiffer wrote a memoir, “Backing Into Forward,” reflecting […]

Posted on: May 25, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Interviews, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Jules Feiffer at Sag Harbor

The Knight Life’s Little Victories

Keith Knight went home last week. Cartoonist and Malden native Keith Knight, whose semi-autobiographical series, “Woke,” is airing its second season on Hulu, has been tapped to deliver the graduation address at his alma mater, Salem State University on May 19. Knight has authored and illustrated 19 books and cut three albums with the hip-hop […]

Posted on: May 23, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

Jeannie (Silver T-Square) Schulz Interview

Jeannie Schulz, who will receive the Silver T-Square from the National Cartoonists Society at this year’s Reuben ceremony, sat for an interview with The Santa Rosa Junior College Oak Leaf recently. The Oak Leaf: The 20th anniversary of the museum is this year. What was your original vision? Jean Schulz: It has to be homey […]

Posted on: May 21, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Jeannie (Silver T-Square) Schulz Interview

Pulitzer Finalist Zoe Si Profiled

Zoe Si, a New Yorker cartoonist, was a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize. A Vancouver woman is still reeling after being named a finalist for one of the most prestigious awards in publishing. Zoe Si’s work has been seen by millions, splashed on the pages of The New Yorker and this week she learned […]

Posted on: May 14, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Pulitzer Finalist Zoe Si Profiled

Ripley Cartoonist Kieran Castaño Interviewed

The “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” comic strip has been a beloved staple of newspaper funny pages across the country since 1918. And, “believe it or not” (see what we did there?), the new artist behind this august institution is none other than Orlando artist Kieran Castaño. Castaño is known around these parts for his […]

Posted on: May 4, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Ripley Cartoonist Kieran Castaño Interviewed

GoComics Talks to Jim (Sherman’s Lagoon) Toomey

GoComics welcomes cartoonist Jim Toomey and his Sherman’s Lagoon comic strip to the Andrews McMeel fold with an interview. One of your favorite newspaper comics is now available on GoComics! As of this week, all the characters from Sherman’s Lagoon bring their under-the-sea shenanigans to the site, including Sherman the shark, his wife Megan, and […]

Posted on: May 3, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 2 Comments