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Magazine Cartoonist Profiles – A Chronicles Post

Magazine cartoonists Michael Maslin and Mike Lynch (with Dick Buchanan) have gone back to the days when magazine cartooning was popular and ubiquitous. Yesterday, while having a blast looking through ancient issues of The New Yorker to talk about today, I ran across a rarity: a cartoonist I didn’t recall. Michael Maslin (re)discovers Alan Foster, […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Tom Richmond – A MADman Gives a Recent MAD Timeline and a Copyright Tutorial

Earlier this month Tom Richmond gave a timeline of MAD magazine’s past eight years – from New York-based original material to Burbank-produced (mostly) reprint issues. October 2013– DC Comics announces they are closing their New York offices… Feb 2018– MAD #550 drops on news stands. This is the final New York produced issue… February 2021- […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 0 Comments

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: 0 Comments

Profiling – Cartoonist Chronicles210211

Antonio vs. Fidel and Spy vs. Spy But he was always careful that neither spy ever defeated the other because of the limits placed on his work by Mad, according to his daughter Marta Pizarro, who accompanied Prohías to his first interview with the magazine as an interpreter because he did not speak English. The […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Profiling – Cartoonist Chronicles210211

A Handful of Updates

Henry Martin A little drawing appeared around Reunions in 1983. It showed a smiling tiger strolling into Murray-Dodge Hall to the new AA Haven, set up to support alumni during Princeton’s annual alcohol-laden bash. “It was just a little vignette, but it was lighthearted and it made the whole thing seem unthreatening. And thoroughly Princetonian,” […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on A Handful of Updates

In Praise of the Gagman

Cartoonist Jason Chatfield appreciates occasional collaborator Scott Dooley. In 2018, after 15 years of freelancing as a cartoonist and having been published many times flying solo, I started collaborating with my friend and fellow comic, Scott Dooley to share the frequent anxiety (and sporadic joy) of submitting New Yorker cartoons. I hadn’t done this before […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Auctions: $3.9 Million for Original Tintin Comic Art, $2.2 Million for Batman Comic Book

Artwork originally intended to be the cover of a Tintin comic book (album) has sold for 3.2 Euros ($3,872,000.00). From Artnet: A picture by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé (1907–1983) has set a new record for the most expensive work of comic book art, selling for €3.2 million ($3.8 million) on January 14 at an auction at Artcurial in Paris. […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Auctions: $3.9 Million for Original Tintin Comic Art, $2.2 Million for Batman Comic Book

Hey Kids! Comics! – Winter Reading

© Tom Gauld Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. A Cockeyed Menagerie   For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 5   Ditko Shrugged   BB […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

W. B. Park – RIP

Cartoonist and illustrator W. B. Park has passed away. William Bryan (W.B.) Park June 12, 1936 – January 2, 2021 author, journalist, illustrator, cartoonist From the obituary: Bill was a well-known international cartoonist, writer and illustrator. He opened his Park-Art Studio in Orlando in 1963. He had over 60 cartoons published in The New Yorker […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2021,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Past Due – Cartoonist Chronicles210107(or so)

Some articles about the past history of cartooning. In Search of … Tony Barlow This little tale begins, as so many do on the Spill, with an inadvertent discovery. While thumbing through the The New Yorker War Cartoons (Special Edition For the Armed Services, published 1945), I noticed, amidst familiar work … a cartoonist’s name […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award. All that is required is that the work be […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

New for ’21: 1925 is Public Domain

As of January 1, 2021 most everything from 1925 entered public domain status. While that Duke University links focuses on some lesser works, we will turn our attention to more important literature that is now available after the Walt Disney Extension. Among the more well-known comics that started in 1925, and whose first year is […]

Posted on: Jan 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

2020: The Dearly Departed

This is an installment of 2020 Newspaper Comics: Debuts, Departures, and the Dearly Departed.(part 1: Debuts – – part 2: Departures – – part 3: Dearly Departed – – part 4: Detours/Deviations)   2020 – The Dearly DepartedThese U. S. newspaper and magazine cartoonists died in 2020. © Sam Wyche & J. D. CroweSAMUEL DAVID […]

Posted on: Jan 1, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Ken Mahood – RIP

Political and magazine cartoonist Ken Mahood has passed away. Kenneth B. (Ken) MahoodFebruary 4, 1930 – December 30, 2020 The Daily Mail is reporting the death of Ken Mahood: He passed away peacefully in St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Wednesday. Moving tributes were paid yesterday to the brilliant and charismatic former Mail cartoonist Ken […]

Posted on: Jan 1, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ken Mahood – RIP

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