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Charles Addams: Not Creepy, Not Kooky

[H. Kevin] Miserocchi knew Addams for just nine years before the cartoonist suffered a fatal heart attack in 1988, but he continued a friendship with his wife, moving onto the Sagaponack estate two years later to, first, keep her company, and then helm the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation. It is where he both lives […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

New Yorker Swipe File (Saxon v Hoff)

Attempted Bloggery has a theory about an unpublished Charles Saxon cartoon. Last week Michael Maslin’s Ink Spill published a photograph of an original Charles Saxon cartoon hanging on the wall of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. “Couldn’t we break our rule about hitchhikers just this once?” Stephen Nadler thinks a 1959 Syd Hoff […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Liza Donnelly Becomes a New Yorker Cartoonist

Liza Donnelly: The year was 1979 and I was lost. Not completely so, but, on balance, I was a bit of a mess. If my life were a pie chart, there would be a slice of about one-eighth that would represent the part of my life that was percolating along fairly well. That part was […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Dana Fradon – RIP

Famed magazine cartoonist Dana Fradon has passed away. Arthur Dana Fradon April 14, 1922 – October 3, 2019   From the obituary: Dana attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York where he met and married Comic Illustrator, Ramona Fradon. He wanted to pursue a career in political cartooning […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Children's Books, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Asian Babies: Works from Asian New Yorker Artists

In cartoonist lingo, a “baby” is a cartoon. Cartoonists often speak of finding homes for their babies, or places of publication. However, the term “babies” in this exhibition has other meanings as well. They refer to the artists themselves, young in age or their careers. In its nearly 100-year history, the [New Yorker] magazine has […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Asian Babies: Works from Asian New Yorker Artists

Walt Carr Cartoons for “Just Us”

“Just Us!” counts as one African American’s perspective on the condition of Blacks in America and the 193-page book spotlights Carr’s style of drawing and wit. The book is broken down into nine categories: Obama, GOP, Racism, Crime, Sports, Cops, Youth/Education, and Transition and Entertainment. “There’s a brief narrative before each category that helps define […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Walt Carr Cartoons for “Just Us”

Dave Astor’s E&P Syndicate News Archives

  For 25 years, from 1983 to 2008, David Astor reported on the newspaper syndicates for Editor & Publisher. Alan Gardner, the creator of this Daily Cartoonist site, called David “the founding father of syndication reporting.” Every week David reported on comic strips and political cartooning and puzzles and columnists syndicated to newspapers, both upfront […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 2 Comments

Skip Sedore – RIP

  Designer. poet, musician, and cartoonist Skip Sedore has passed away. Charles J. (Skip) Sedore February 25, 1930 – August 24, 2019   From the obituary: Skip, known as Charlie in the business world, worked for many years as a self-employed Embroidery Designer, who designed lace and embroidery for the NYC Garment Industry from his […]

Posted on: Sep 6, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Skip Sedore – RIP

Sam Gross: 50 Years as New Yorker Cartoonist

It was the 1960s and Sam Gross began his cartooning career. Like other cartoonists he had a number of goals, but one was foremost. To paraphrase: not because it is easy, but because it is hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of his energies and skills, because that challenge […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Back to School Books

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for August 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Big Orange Football Coloring Book     Charles M. Schulz’s Linus     A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Back to School Books

Nemo Magazine Return is “Imminent”

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! The always interesting and educational Yesterday’s Papers site, whether it’s a John Adcock or a Richard Marschall post, is a must read every morning. But this morning it gave me a real thrill. To quote Richard: Searching for illustrations for the imminent revival of Nemo Magazine, I have been ransacking my bookshelves. […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Publications, sports cartoons, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Piggybacking Off Peterson and Other Things

Earlier today Mike Peterson mentioned some events happening in non-Upstate New York. Well, if you are headed to Upstate New York sometime in the next two months you may want stop by the Ellenville Public Library and Museum for R. Robert Pollak‘s “A Cavalcade of American Newspaper Comic Strip Art” exhibit. It features Pollak’s collection […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

New Comic: Tales From Eno by Colby Stith

Young cartoonist Colby Stith has snagged a spot in Colony Magazine, a monthly distributed to the coastal area north of Los Angeles. Colby’s Tales From Eno panel will appear monthly beginning in August 2019. Colby said that he’s been drawing comic strips since he was in the second grade and worked with his cousin on […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on New Comic: Tales From Eno by Colby Stith

Bob Mankoff: Cartoon Editor of the new Air Mail

A month after the staff of Esquire was let go, Bob Mankoff has bounced back as the cartoon editor of Air Mail, a new digital weekly magazine. Welcome to the world of Air Mail—the perfect addition to your weekend reading. Every Saturday at 6:00 A.M. E.S.T., a new issue will arrive in your in-box. We […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Bob Mankoff: Cartoon Editor of the new Air Mail

The NEW National Cartoonists Society

National Cartoonists Society President Jason Chatfield has sent out a State of The Society message to members with a look to the future of the NCS – and the brand new website.   With permission, here is Jason’s letter to the members:   Hello, NCS! Well, here we are. Just another American job outsourced to […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments