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Liza Donnelly: Cartoonist, Historian, Advocate

Young Liza had succeeded in fulfilling a lifelong dream. In 1979 Liza Donnelly joined three other women as the female force of New Yorker cartoonists; there were more than ten times that many male cartoonists contributing to the magazine then. Not long before that she was made aware that she was a “woman cartoonist,” prior […]

Posted on: Apr 12, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoon Carousel – Zoom! Pow! Crash!

Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch ABOUT THE CLASS: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch. In this week-long course, we will learn to create characters, animals, dinosaurs, monsters, sharks, superheroes, aliens, word balloons (BOOM! POW! CRASH!) and more, and then put these drawing skills together to make our own comic book stories together via […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Random Whatnots

© Condé Nast The Argentine artist Liniers is now settled in Vermont, but he knows New York City well. He knows the rhythm of the seasons; and he knows, too, that life begins underground, especially when there’s a whiff of spring in the air. We recently talked to the artist about his work, city life, […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Graphic Journalism, How-to, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Random Whatnots

Joe Martin, A Boffo Cartoonist

“My 50,000 comics would be at least 50 novels and 60 TV episodes worth of dialogue,” declares the syndicated illustrator whose Mr. Boffo and Willy ‘n Ethel appear in newspapers throughout the U.S. Martin was already declared the most prolific published cartoonist ever in 2001 by the publishers of The Guinness Book of World Records, so he […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: 1 Comment

Rhythms & Rhymes with Price & Piccolo

A Case For Pencils recently got Hilary Price and Rina Piccolo, famous for Rhymes With Orange and other cartooning assignments, to respond to their survey. First is Hilary. Tool I wish I could use better: I’d like to get more comfortable with a chainsaw… but did you mean drawing tools? In that case: a fountain […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Rhythms & Rhymes with Price & Piccolo

Alumnus At Large: Ray Billingsley

The School of Visual Arts highlights cartoonist Ray Billingsley with an interview. Raised in Harlem, Ray Billingsley was still a kid himself when he started drawing for the magazine Kids at the age of 12 … He debuted Curtis in 1988. Distributed by King Features, Curtis—a multilayered tale of an urban African American family of […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Alumnus At Large: Ray Billingsley

Bill Holbrook and The Origin of Dethany

Bill Holbrook has a new graphic novel coming soon, so Hogan’s Alley sat down with Bill and his collaborator daughter Haviland to discuss how the original book, as opposed to comic strip reprints, came about.        HA: Can you talk about the genesis of Dethany in “On the Fastrack? You’ve never struck me […]

Posted on: Feb 9, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Show and Tell with Yang – Kaye – Feiffer

Upcoming An Evening with Gene Luen Yang Thursday, March 11, 2021 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. MT Join the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program for an evening with Gene Luen Yang, the bestselling writer and artist behind American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, the Avatar: the Last Airbender comics, and many other iconic works. © Gene […]

Posted on: Feb 7, 2021,  Section: Events, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Show and Tell with Yang – Kaye – Feiffer

Dave Blazek Wins Again, Interviewed Again

The 2020 Reuben Awards were delayed until September last year, and now the winners are finally getting their awards in the mail. Above: Hy Eisman and his Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award   With the mail comes another round of recognition, in this case Dave Blazek. In 2019, Blazek, an Erie native, won the [Divisional] […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Dave Blazek Wins Again, Interviewed Again

Doonesbury – Past, Present, and Future

NPR talked to Garry Trudeau and a couple others about Doonesbury. It all began as an irreverent strip called Bull Tales in the Yale Daily News when Garry Trudeau was a junior… The strip caught the attention of a fledgling newspaper syndicate which told Trudeau the drawing and lettering needed work but also told him […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Doonesbury – Past, Present, and Future

Cartoonist Interviews: Billingsley, Donnelly, Scott

The newest Visual Arts Journal features Michael Tisserand interviewing Ray Billingsley. Read the entire interview here.   Comics DC interviews cartoonist (and homegirl) Liza Donnelly.   What work are you most proud of?Getting into The New Yorker, particularly at age 24. I am also very proud of the book that I wrote, Funny Ladies: The […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Interviews: Billingsley, Donnelly, Scott

Flash Gordon Cartoonist Jim Keefe Interviewed

Yes, Jim Keefe is the artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, but he was (1996-2003), and occasionally still is, the writer/artist of Flash Gordon.   Sally Forth and Flash Gordon © King Features Syndicate With King Features Syndicate bringing back Flash Gordon as a limited edition Sunday webcomic Edgar, for KFS, talked to Jim […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Jules Rivera on Making Her Mark

[Jules] Rivera says that as she researched the strip to prepare her audition portfolio she realized that despite their age differences she and Mark Trail had some key similarities. “I really liked that at its core Mark Trail was about something very pure that I can get behind,” Rivera says. “It’s about a dude who […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Jules Rivera on Making Her Mark

Cartoonists in Conversation: The Power of Black Ink

Join cartoonists Robb Armstrong,Darrin Bell,Keith “Keef” Knight,Elizabeth Montague, and Bianca Xunise as they discuss the Black experience as told through graphic novels and comic stories. Robb Armstrong, who inspired the last name of the Peanuts character Franklin Armstrong, is the creator of the groundbreaking comic strip, Jump Start, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Darrin Bell […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in Conversation: The Power of Black Ink

Ted Rall on Progressives & the Biden Adminstration

Ted Rall prediction: Almost certainly the Democrats are not going to pick up either of these house run-off seats in Georgia. That’s a pipe dream. That leads off a five minute interview with KAAL (Minnesota) where Ted goes on to explain that Biden will have to run a center-right administration with a McConnell Senate. Among […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Rall on Progressives & the Biden Adminstration