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Hilary F. Campbell, Murder Book & Killer Cartoons

  New Yorker cartoonist Hilary Fitgerald Campbell is far too young to have a full-blown biography, so this Press Democrat profile will suffice. When Campbell was a kid, a sketch of Charles Schulz’s Snoopy hung in the hallway of her Sonoma home, a gift from Schulz to her mother. Campbell’s grandfather, the late Daniel Vaughan, […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2021,  Section: Books, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: 0 Comments

Comics Stuff-ing

© Ward Sutton Ward Sutton and The Village Voice start us off with a Thanksgiving Day comic.   Roadside America takes us to Lancaster, Ohio where they celebrate local boy made good with the headline Richard Outcault: Inventor of the Comic Strip. Richard Outcault (1863-1928) was an American illustrator and creator of The Yellow Kid, […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Cathy at 45

Forty-five years ago—on November 22, 1976—we were first introduced to Cathy on the funny pages… The original Cathy strip ran until 2010 when we saw the eponymous character announce her pregnancy to her own mother. Guisewite had officially retired.   [W]hen the COVID pandemic hit in early 2020 she started drawing again. Cathy Commiserations was the […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Tom Toro on Environmentalists’ Favorite Cartoon

It’s a case of life imitating art, or more specifically, life imitating a cartoon. A while back, Tom Toro published a cartoon in The New Yorker that exquisitely captures this sentiment, that our obsession with wealth continues to suffocate the will to ensure a livable planet. That cartoon was published in 2012. Since then, it […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Toro on Environmentalists’ Favorite Cartoon

Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee Creator John Hambrock

John Hambrock is nearing 15 years of creating The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee. Edison Lee — a 10-year-old with a talent for science and an urge to push boundaries — takes an optimistic view of the world. And, after 15 years of writing a daily comic strip, so does Edison’s creator, John Hambrock. “I […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 3 Comments

The Mort Gerberg Interview

Well, I’ve led a complicated life. One of the reasons I’ve been doing all this stuff…I had a career before I really went into cartooning. At one point after I got out of the army I had a job writing publicity stuff for an agent, and then I worked for a newspaper reporter. I was […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Braddock At The Beacon – Past & Present Paige

Famed University of Tennessee alumna and former UT Daily Beacon contributor Paige Braddock will sit for a virtual Q & A session held by UT’s Pride Center on November 2, 2021. As a bit of a preview Paige recently answered some questions from current Daily Beacon Editor-in-Chief Sarah Rainey. Who are you, and what is […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, College cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Braddock At The Beacon – Past & Present Paige

AAEC Virtual Convention/ZoomFest ’21 – Oct. 8 & 9

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists kicks off it’s annual convention tomorrow. ZoomFest ’21 features several virtual events that are open to the public on October 8 & 9, 2021.  The morning of October 8 sees the AAEC partnering with the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and Canada Post to join with the honored cartoonists for […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Events, Interviews, Legal, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on AAEC Virtual Convention/ZoomFest ’21 – Oct. 8 & 9

Cartoonists in the News

As one of the last remaining full-time newspaper cartoonists left in the U.S., I was starting to feel like a contestant on one of those reality shows. You know, something like “Last Cartoonist Inking.” And then it’s like I was kicked off the show. After 31 years drawing award-winning cartoons for my beloved hometown newspaper, […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the News

Steenz and Xunise Interviewed

For many children, their introduction to newspapers comes through the comics page, reading syndicated strips like “Garfield,” “Peanuts,” “Calvin and Hobbes” and “The Far Side.”  Cartoons have long been dominated by white men, but the media niche is slowly inching toward diversity. Last year, Bianca Xunise and Steenz, who both identify as nonbinary, became the second and third Black femmes […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Steenz and Xunise Interviewed

Cathy Guisewite and Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus

Photo: Tony Korody/Sygma (Getty Images) The AV Club has a short review of the Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus radio show. The series concluded a few weeks ago, but listening to all 12 installments of Aack Cast By Jamie Loftus in one marathon run is actually the superior experience—and if you think you don’t need […]

Posted on: Sep 13, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, podcast, Comments: Comments Off on Cathy Guisewite and Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus

Fighting the Q Fight – Ben Garrison Profiled

When the Pulitzer Prize Board announced in June that no one would receive its annual award for excellence in editorial cartooning, many political artists were outraged. The decision seemingly made no sense, especially since so many cartoonists thought they produced great work throughout a hectic year. The finalists themselves felt insulted. But elsewhere, there were […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Conservative Views on View: Ramirez and Stantis

In the new CounterCast conservative cartoonist Scott Stantis (admitted Never-Trumper) interviews conservative cartoonist Michael P. Ramirez (admitted anti-stupid). Michael opines on conservatism (rational realism), liberalism (emotions), Free trade (good), socialism (bad), Trump (lifting regulations, yeah; tariffs, boo), among other topics –  for instance: the cult of personality, vs. conservative principles. Watch the half hour interview […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, podcast, Comments: 2 Comments

Bozo by FoXo

  above: from March 24, 1935 Earlier this year GoComics began running the classic comic strip Bozo by FoXo Reardon. Recently the GoComics crew interviewed Foxo’s son Michael about his father and the strip. What was it like to grow up with a cartoonist as a father? My father had been working as a professional […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2021,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 7 Comments

Kevin Cannon is Poster Child for State Fair

Cartographer Kevin Cannon draws a lot into his cartoon maps. But he may have outdone himself with his Minnesota Star Fair poster. From the MinnPost: In late spring 2019, Minneapolis-based cartoonist and illustrator Kevin Cannon learned that he had been chosen as the Minnesota State Fair’s commemorative artist for 2020. Unfortunately, due to The Covid, […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Cannon is Poster Child for State Fair