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“Give me a single panel cartoon any day.”

“Give me a single panel cartoon any day.” So said Bob Mankoff, this year’s keynote speaker Nov. 7 at the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival in response to being asked how how his absurdist, pointillist illustrations in The New Yorker and other major publications stack up against other forms of humorous social commentary like […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Events, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Steve DuQuette – RIP

  Cartoonist Steve DuQuette has passed away. Steven Aldrich (Steve) DuQuette May 13, 1927 – October 26, 2019   Saying Steve was a cartoonist seems a bit of understating. He was a gag/magazine cartoonist, a caricaturist, an editorial cartoonist, a spot illustrator, he did comic features, and on and on. From Mike Lynch: He was […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Steve DuQuette – RIP

“He knows he’s Gahan Wilson”

Even if you don’t know Gahan Wilson’s name, chances are very good that you’ve laughed at his creations. As one of the most legendary cartoonists of the last half century, his work appeared often in magazines like Playboy, and in National Lampoon, where his regular comic strip, “Nuts,” delved into the world of childhood trauma. […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on “He knows he’s Gahan Wilson”

Everyone’s A Critic Editor Critques the Industry

Bob Eckstein, cartoon editor of a new book, sits down with cartoonist Michael Maslin. Fittingly, when Michael Maslin sat down and interviewed Bob Eckstein it began with criticism of the current gag cartooning market. There are more cartoonists and cartoons than ever, and quite frankly too many to support in shrinking real estate for the […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Everyone’s A Critic Editor Critques the Industry

Yahoo Groups Goes Private, Deletes Files

“Attention: Starting December 14, 2019 Yahoo Groups will no longer host user created content on its sites. New content can no longer be uploaded after October 28, 2019. Sending/Receiving email functionality is not going away, you can continue to communicate via any email client with your group members. Learn More“ “Yahoo has made the decision […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Syndicates, Web Sites, Comments: 2 Comments

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: Comments Off on Charles Addams: Not Creepy, Not Kooky

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: Comments Off on New Yorker Swipe File (Saxon v Hoff)

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: Comments Off on Liza Donnelly Becomes a New Yorker Cartoonist

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: Comments Off on Dana Fradon – RIP

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