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Ted Rall’s Got A Brand New Gig

So how is it that a politically potent art form has collapsed in the past few years to the point where perhaps two dozen full-time cartoonists work for US papers, as against hundreds a century ago? Simple, says Ted Rall, the country’s best-known “alternative” cartoonist: It was murdered. We think Ted Rall is right, which […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Adam Zyglis, Buffalo News Image Maker

Buffalo News editorial cartoonist Adam Zyglis talks. In 2015, Zyglist became the third editorial cartoonist for the Buffalo News to win a Pulitzer Prize following Toles (1990) and Bruce Shanks (1958). “I would draw a cartoon on something like the Charlie Hebdo or something on a global issue, and all of a sudden I’m getting […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

“Boynton!” – The Sound of a Great Child’s Book

  Boynton! I’ve long thought that Sandra’s name made for a great sound effect. Dinosnores, Sandra’s newest book, has a different sound effect. And, while anytime is a good Boynton time, The Atlantic takes this opportunity to profile Sandra. “Where did you ever get such a crazy, scary idea for a book?” That’s the question […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2019,  Section: Children's Books, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Front Lines: Political Cartooning and the Battle for Freedom of Speech

If you are headed to the AAEC Convention/CXC Festival be sure to pick up this limited edition, soon-to-be-collectors’-item book available only there this weekend. As the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists tweeted: Politico’s [Matt Wuerker] & a slew of guest cartoonists have put together a book that ties into “Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists & the […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, book, Cartoons, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Front Lines: Political Cartooning and the Battle for Freedom of Speech

Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian is Newsworthy at 93

Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian was featured on the local news back in July 2019 when he was 92, since that time he has celebrated his 93rd birthday. Watch via YouTube. Looking Good, Emil!   Below: Emil’s National Cartoonists Society mini-bio card.     to the NCS Twitter feed.        

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Illustration, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian is Newsworthy at 93

It’s a Cartoonist’s Life for Lincoln Peirce

Lincoln Peirce, the creator of the “Big Nate” comic strip, spoke in front of a sold-out crowd at One Longfellow Square Tuesday about his love for “Peanuts,” his career as a cartoonist and the inspiration for some of his characters. Peirce was interviewed by the Portland Press Herald’s digital director and resident comics fan Chad Gilley […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on It’s a Cartoonist’s Life for Lincoln Peirce

Illustrator Terry Colon Retires

Reason has announced the retirement of Terry Colon. Terry Colon rose to indie comics prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was a prolific contributor to the pioneering web magazine Suck, where he shared a masthead with Reason Editor at Large Nick Gillespie and drew the illustration for the iconic tagline, “A fish, a barrel, and […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Illustrator Terry Colon Retires

Arnie Levin Interview

  “We had a thing, where there were four of us, I don’t know if we ever mentioned this, I would get together with Sam Gross, Bill Woodman… once a month we’d all meet at Sam’s apartment, and we would sit down and we would open the phone book— we’d get the yellow pages, and […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Arnie Levin Interview

Dogs, Cartoons, and George Booth – A Visit

  By 1965, the cartoonist was making a name for himself along the freelance circuit, with work in the Saturday Evening Post, The American Legion, Look and Collier’s. To hear him tell, it was a rootless existence. Several years later he’d sell his first cartoon to The New Yorker in 1969, the publication he’d come to learn […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Dogs, Cartoons, and George Booth – A Visit

Mark Alan Stamaty Returns to MacDoodle St.

A new edition of the 1980 collection MacDoodle St. by Mark Alan Stamaty is being released with an added 24 pages including a brand-new, twenty-page autobiographical comic by Stamaty explaining what happened next and why MacDoodle St. never returned, in a unique, funny, and poignant look at the struggles and joys of being an artist. […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Alan Stamaty Returns to MacDoodle St.

Walking and Talking with Jerry Craft

Steve Sheinkin is an author of fiction and non-fiction works and he is an illustrator of fiction and non-fiction works. Sometimes he blends the fiction and non-fiction and sometimes he blends the prose and the illustrations. Anyway… Steve also does graphic interviews with authors and illustrators, which he calls Walking and Talking with… Here he […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Walking and Talking with Jerry Craft

Ann Telnaes: Voice of America

“Personally, I don’t think there should be a line.” Because who is going to decide what should or shouldn’t? Voice of America highlights editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes in a 2½ minute video.            

Posted on: Feb 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Interviewed: Charles Schulz and Larry King in a 1988 interview

A 1988 Larry King radio interview with Charles M. Schulz: Via: Mike Lynch

Posted on: Mar 20, 2015,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 4 Comments

Michael Cavna posts two part illustrated interview with Richard Linklater

Washington Post Comics Riff blogger Michael Cavna posts a two part “illustrated interview” with director Richard Linklater believed to be the first illustrated interview at the Post. Check out parts 1 and part 2.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Michael Cavna posts two part illustrated interview with Richard Linklater

Interview: Keith Knight interviewed in Totally Biased

Posted on: Oct 25, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 9 Comments