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Ed Koren – 60 Years at The New Yorker

Edward Koren first appeared as a New Yorker cartoonist in the issue of May 26, 1962, his latest for the magazine appeared in this week’s issue dated May 30, 2022. Ed Koren’s first New Yorker cartoon (left) and his latest (right) Michael Maslin interviews Ed Koren on the occasion of 60 years at The New […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Stan Gomberg – RIP

Cartoonist and graphic designer Stan Gomberg has passed away. Stanley C. (Stan) Gomberg May 6, 1927 – May 18, 2022 From the obituary: Stan served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a medic as well as a cartoonist and editor of the army newspaper. As a freelance graphic designer with […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

TDC Updates: Eisners and Tigers and Lee – Oh Si

Zoe Si Recognized (pronounced “see” despite the cute headline) Zoe has become the toast of Vancouver after being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist earlier this month. The Vancouver Sun did a small article about the local girl made good. Two years into a new career, Zoe Si’s wry observations about life during the pandemic, beautifully […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Books Eclipse Budgets

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Are We Lost Yet?: Another Wallace the Brave Collection    Popular Comics: Giant-Size Volume 1 Black & White Edition    Remarkably […]

Posted on: May 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Pulitzer Finalist Zoe Si Profiled

Zoe Si, a New Yorker cartoonist, was a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize. A Vancouver woman is still reeling after being named a finalist for one of the most prestigious awards in publishing. Zoe Si’s work has been seen by millions, splashed on the pages of The New Yorker and this week she learned […]

Posted on: May 14, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

Catchin’ Up with Cartoonists in the News

It started, as most searches do, by looking toward the end. “COVID taught us all just how precious and fragile time with family is,” reflected 34-year-old Charlestonian video editor/director/cinematographer Gavin Shelton. Thus began Shelton’s pandemic project: a curation of the life and legacy of his uncle, underground comix icon Gilbert Shelton. Gilbert Shelton, now in […]

Posted on: May 9, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Update: Sack, MacKinnon, S.Adams, Whiting, Green

A Sack Full of Wit © Journal Gazette/Steve Sack When Steve Sack, the editorial cartoonist for The Minneapolis Star Tribune, announced his retirement last week, his fans in the Twin Cities thanked him for four decades of great work. But readers of The Journal Gazette’s editorial pages have known him even longer. In fact, Steve […]

Posted on: May 8, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Update: Sack, MacKinnon, S.Adams, Whiting, Green

Assorted Saturday Short Subjects

Reading The Funnies as a Family There’s a secret to the comics page, though. The secret is, you don’t need to be a kid tor even have kids to enjoy them. Just as most comic characters don’t age, the audience age group doesn’t change. In fact, now and then, some jokes might just fly over […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, College cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, How-to, Magazine cartoons, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Assorted Saturday Short Subjects

Friday Free-For-All

We’ve been on a bit of a book kick here lately, so let’s start with that. While every year is a good one for people who collect Peanuts books, this one looks to be a particularly prime one for people who collect not so much the books, but the boxes they come in. Peanuts maven […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Newspaper industry, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Friday Free-For-All

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

Hey Kids! Comics! – Tax Your Bookselves

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for April 2022 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Famous, Infamous, and Forgotten    The Art of Living: Reflections on Mindfulness and the Overexamined Life    Birth of a Beetle: The Magazine […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – Tax Your Bookselves

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

Whatever Happened to … Bill Lee

  Bill Lee was a well-known magazine and syndicated newspaper cartoonist from the 1970s to, well, whenever. Said Allan Holtz: Cartoonist Bill Lee was one of the crop of excellent new gag cartoonists to come out of the 1970s, a time when cartoons about battling spouses and family pets were giving way to more esoteric, […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Whatever Happened to … Bill Lee

Cartoonist Profile: Buck Brown

Cartoonist Robert “Buck” Brown (1936 – 2007) will be inaugurated into the Illini Media Hall of Fame Class of 2022 this month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.     Buck contributed cartoons to Dollars and Sense, The New Yorker Ebony, Ebony Jr., Jet, Esquire and others but is best remembered for his long run […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2022,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Profile: Buck Brown

A Little Song, A Little Dance…

A Saul Steinberg drawing from 1967 graces the cover of the new New Yorker. Françoise Mouly interviews Ian Frazier, friend of Saul and executor of his legacy. …we all see him as a major twentieth-century artist and much funnier than most of the Abstract Expressionist painters he hung out with. But, because he drew rather […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on A Little Song, A Little Dance…