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Mary Worth Artist June Brigman Interviewed

Cartoonist June Brigman (Mary Worth, Brenda Starr, Power Pack, Captain Ginger) is interviewed by Comic Culture’s Terrance Dollard. June discusses taking over a comic strip from an established artist, getting old fans to adapt to her style, collaborating with Karen Moy, her work habits, adjusting from comic strip requirements to comic book layouts. and more. […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Thurber and Company

The 125th anniversary of James Thurber’s birth arrives on Sunday, December 8, and this year fans of the legendary humorist have extra reason to celebrate. Launched earlier this fall, A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber is a two-pronged presentation of Thurber’s drawings, both in an exhibition at the Columbus […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Exhibits, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Museums, Comments: 0 Comments

Tauhid Bondia Interview

Webcomics. Far too many webcomics for me to follow, but there are a few I really enjoy. Among the webcomic creators whose work have touched me is Tauhid Bondia. I got started with his A Problem Like Jamal, and followed him over, laughing all the way, to his current Crabgrass. A recent, relatively speaking, find […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Tauhid Bondia Interview

Joy to the World – A Lynda Barry Interview

When are you officially too old to make a bad drawing? As kids, we would frequently scribble the wildest things across the page with zero inhibitions, but as we grow up, we often start judging the things we make. That’s where Lynda Barry comes in. Lynda Barry sits down for a twenty minute video interview. […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Joy to the World – A Lynda Barry Interview

Documents Illustrated – The Mueller Report

Ashlie D. Stevens: In March, Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” to Attorney General William Barr. There had been a tremendous amount of speculation about its contents and what it would reveal about President Donald Trump and his relationship with the Russian government. […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

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: Comments Off on Ted Rall’s Got A Brand New Gig

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: Comments Off on Adam Zyglis, Buffalo News Image Maker

“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: Comments Off on “Boynton!” – The Sound of a Great Child’s Book

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.