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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

Nate, Max, and Lincoln Peirce

Cartoonist and author Lincoln (Big Nate) Peirce is interviewed as his 2nd Max and the Midknights book is soon to be released. [H]ow are Nate and Max different? Nate has a much bigger ego than Max and is convinced of his own exceptionality. He’s older than Max is, but not as emotionally mature. He’s impulsive […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Nate, Max, and Lincoln Peirce

Colorado Creatives: Ward Sutton (interview)

Ward Sutton moved to Colorado a few years ago. Political cartoonist Ward Sutton, a relative newcomer to Colorado, might have come here to get away from it all, but his handiwork enjoys a national reach, appearing in such publications as the Boston Globe and the New Yorker and, as drawn by his alter-ego Kelly, The Onion. […]

Posted on: Nov 16, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Colorado Creatives: Ward Sutton (interview)

The Conciseness of the One Panel Cartoon

“A Wealth of Pigeons” by Harry Bliss and Steve Martin will soon be released. [Steve] Martin, who collaborate[s] with New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss, calls cartooning comedy’s last frontier. “It was a completely unique experience,’ he said. “It’s the precision of one thing. This is a one-second link between the picture and the words, or […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Conciseness of the One Panel Cartoon

Cartoonists’ Profiles

© Grant Snider Grant Snider, whose newest collection “I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf,” was nominated for a 2020 Goodreads Choice Award gets profiled in The Derby Informer. Once he went off to college at the University of Kansas, Snider began drawing comics for the student newspaper, “The University Daily Kansan.” He was drawing […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists’ Profiles

Jerry Craft – Class Act

Jerry Craft’s middle-grade graphic novel New Kid broke new ground in more ways than one: it was the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal(it also won the Coretta Scott King Author Award and Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature), and it’s the first mainstream middle-grade graphic novel to frankly depict the everyday racism […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2020,  Section: Books, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Jerry Craft – Class Act

The Brian Walker Tapes

Brian Walker is  – a writer of comic strips  – a historian of comic strips  – a curator of comic strips  – a compiler of comic strips The son of Mort Walker and raised in “Cartoon County,” Brian knows his comic strips. Geoff Grogan talks to Brian about all phases of Brian’s career and life […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on The Brian Walker Tapes

74th Annual Reuben Awards/2020 NCSFest Lineup

The National Cartoonist Society has released its schedule for the September 12, 2020 NCSFest and Reuben Awards.   Streaming broadcast begins at10am Saturday, September 12 at NCSFest.com   Official Welcome to NCSFest 2020 from NCS President & thank you’s.   From Panels to Publishing  (90 mins) Guests: Mark Tatulli, Terri Libenson, Maria Scrivan, and Rob […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

John Backderf: From The City to the (Kent) State

An established provocateur from an early age, John “Derf” Backderf is a renowned comics creator residing in Cleveland, Ohio. His work has garnered much critical acclaim and has earned such accolades as an Eisner Award (Trashed) and an Angoulême Prize (My Friend Dahmer). His latest work, Kent State (Abrams Comicarts) is an in-depth and critical […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on John Backderf: From The City to the (Kent) State

Jason Chatfield: International Cartooning Socialite

President of National Cartoonists Society, New Yorker and Ginger Meggs cartoonist, stand-up comedian, former president of the Australian Cartoonists Association, MAD magazine and editorial cartoonist, and on and on. Medium’s recent interview with Jason Chatfield begins with an impressive list of achievements credited to this young man.   Excerpt from the interview: Q4) When you […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Jason Chatfield: International Cartooning Socialite

Heart of the City Cartoonist Steenz Interviewed

Smash Pages Q&A: Steenz The cartoonist who took over ‘Heart of the City’ this year discusses the comic strip process, her focus on the characters, her other projects and more. Smash Pages covers Steenz‘s career with the focus on her new gig as Heart of the City cartoonist. On getting the job: We started an […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Snuffy Smith Cartoonist John Rose Interviewed

John Rose introduced the interview at the Comics Kingdom blog: John Rose, cartoonist for King Features Barney Google And Snuffy Smith comic strip was recently interviewed by Buddy Roberts, the Special Projects Editor for Consolidated Publishing in Alabama.  Roberts interviewed Rose for an article in the My Home Town section of The Daily Home newspaper […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists at the Video Shop

Cartoonists are interviewed and/or showcase drawing skills, recorded on video. Last Week a Today show segment discussed historic events as seen in comic strips, highlighting Lalo Alcaraz and La Cucaracha.   Watch as Wisconsin State Journal editorial cartoonist Phil Hands walks viewers through his creative process as he draws his latest Mendota Marsh cartoon.   […]

Posted on: May 19, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, video, Comments: 1 Comment

Mark Evanier Interviews Sergio Aragones (Video)

Mark Evanier spends part of every summer heading numerous panels at the San Diego Comic Con, Mark being one of the most knowledgeable people about comics and cartooning and animation in the world. But this year that San Diego week has fallen through. Mark and Comic Con International are going to try work out something, […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Mark Evanier Interviews Sergio Aragones (Video)