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SCOTUS Sketch Artist Art Lien Retires

Respected and long time U. S. Supreme Court sketch artist Art Lien is retiring. From SCOTUSblog: Yesterday was the last case Stephen Breyer heard as a justice, but it was also the final argument for another SCOTUS stalwart: Art Lien, aka@Courtartist. Art is retiring this summer after more than 40 years sketching the Supreme Court, […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

The Steenz Heart of the City Collected

Christina “Steenz” Stewart‘s Heart of the City comic strip has been collected in a book.     The Riverfront Times features a story on local cartoonist Steenz and their book. St. Louisan Steenz Stewart finds inspiration everywhere — from the moment they wake up till the moment they fall asleep — they’re finding ideas for […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on The Steenz Heart of the City Collected

Triumph and Tragedy and Things

  2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Winners The Beat and The Center for Cartoon Studies are proud to reveal the winners of the tenth annual Cartoonist Studio Prize Award in both the Print Comics and Webcomics categories. Each of the 2022 Cartoonist Studio Prize Award winners will receive a $1000 prize and a Wacom One Creative […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Events, Fund Raisers, Gatherings, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoon and Comic Strip News Briefs

Sorry about the tight deadline (April 20, 2022) but here’s a fun project for the cartoonist in your family. RubeGoldberg.com hosts the famous annual Rube Goldberg Machine contest where building a physical Rube Goldberg contraption is the object. Now they have added a cartoon contest! Details and rules at RubeGoldberg.com   New at GoComics While […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Contests, Events, Exhibits, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Happy 90th Angelo Torres

Comic book and comic strip artist Angelo Torres joins our Senior Strippers as he turn 90 years old, having a birth date of April 14, 1932.        Early on in his career Angelo became a member of what Harvey Kurtzman (or Nancy Gaines) dubbed The Fleagle Gang – Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, Al […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Illustration, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: 3 Comments

Weekend Roundup: Cartoonists in the News

  For those who have access to a newsstand that sells the April 2022 issue of Washingtonian – grab it. Editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes on her journey from The Brave Little Toaster to a Pulitzer Prize. As told to Bill O’Sullivan.   [T]he second season of Woke  –  debuting April 8th on Hulu – delves […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, How-to, Illustration, Interviews, Podcasts, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup: Cartoonists in the News

The Art of Living with Grant Snider

Mike Rhode writes: Since I first saw his cartoons about books and reading on the next-to-last page of the New York Times Book Review, Grant Snider has been one of my favorite cartoonists. His new book, The Art of Living: Reflections onMindfulness and the Overexamined Life (Abrams Comic Arts, $19) is full of his delightful […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Art of Living with Grant Snider

Xenozoic Valiant – Mark Schultz Interviewed

Since its debut in Death Rattle #8 in 1986, Mark Schultz’s post-apocalyptic adventure series has had an irregular release schedule, and been left with an open cliffhanger since the publication of Xenozoic Tales #14 in 1996. Which isn’t meant to imply that Schultz hasn’t released other work in the years since. His recent projects include […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Xenozoic Valiant – Mark Schultz Interviewed

David Sipress Presses Flesh in Book Promo Tour

TERRY GROSS, HOST: David Sipress, welcome to FRESH AIR. I love your cartoons. Thank you for being here. Let’s start with your most published and tweeted cartoon. SIPRESS: I wrote that sometime during the ’90s. It’s not a New Yorker cartoon. I never can remember where it first started, but I think it was during […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2022,  Section: Books, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on David Sipress Presses Flesh in Book Promo Tour

Gagwomen, Interviews, New Web Comic, Books, and Guest Stars in This Weekend Roundup

A new co-signature appeared this week in the Bliss panel. © Harry Bliss A commenter at GoComics guessed Cary Stringfield, a web developer and cartoonist. With no proof I propose an alternative – Anne Stringfield, aka Mrs. Steve Martin (Steve Martin has been offering gags to Harry Bliss for a while now).From The Famous People […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Snug Harbor Cartoonist Will Henry Interviewed

From Rhode Island PBS Weekly: Contributing reporter David Wright profiles Rhode Island cartoonist William Henry Wilson. Using the pen-name Will Henry, Wilson is the creator of the nationally syndicated cartoon, Wallace the Brave. While Wallace the Brave appears in more than 100 newspapers nationwide, Henry’s inspiration for the character is found close to home in […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

David Sipress Two

Michael Maslin writes: We don’t see many memoirs from New Yorker cartoonists. Peter Arno started one, but it never went further than lists of names and snippets of memories to explore. Bruce Eric Kaplan wrote one, I Was A Child — “profusely illustrated” according to the publisher. Edward Sorel recently published Profusely Illustrated: A Memoir;  […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Dan Piraro Unmuzzled

Dan Piraro recently talked to radio host Duncan Strauss about Bizarro and so much more. Piraro enthuses about life in Mexico, raving about the culture, the country’s art scene, and more. He observes that his new home has provided fresh artistic inspiration … Piraro himself sounds more than a little thrilled as he recounts the […]

Posted on: Feb 7, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Dan Piraro Unmuzzled

The Comic Strip Preservation Society

A Comic Chronicles Edition So much comics history. IF FAY KING HADN’T MARRIED A PRIZE FIGHTER named “Battling” Nelson, we’d know almost nothing about her life. We know her opinions about the manners and mores of the twenties and thirties from her comic strips, cartoons and columns. And we have an inkling of what she […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on The Comic Strip Preservation Society

A Little of This, A Bit of That

  Cartoon Exhibit [E]ditorial cartoons [will be] exhibited at the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery beginning Wednesday, January 26 through Saturday, February 26. The Downtown Gallery exhibit is called Point of View: Regional Editorial Cartoons. This exhibition is in conjunction with A Serious Look at the Funnies, an exhibition at the Ewing Gallery of Art […]

Posted on: Jan 18, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on A Little of This, A Bit of That