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Tony Saltzman – RIP

Cartoonist Tony Saltzman has passed away. Anthony Zola (Tony) Saltzman March 27, 1938 – March 24, 2022 From the obituary: On March 24, 2022, Anthony “Tony” Saltzman of Grand Rapids passed away unexpectedly at the age of 83. Tony had a wonderfully witty and dry sense of humor which led him to a career in […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tony Saltzman – RIP

Cartoonists in the News

Bill Suddick, Chuck Asay, Kate Beaton, Roy Thomas, Edward Sorel, and Jackie Ormes. Beach Metro Community News cartoonist, illustrator and educator Bill Suddick will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, March 22, online event hosted by The Beach and East Toronto Historical Society. The free Zoom presentation will feature Suddick talking about the stories […]

Posted on: Mar 19, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the News

Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists   It’s a Pug’s Life   Bandits, Misfits, and Superheroes   Britain’s Best Ever […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

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

Cartoonists in the News: Guindon, Shermund, Baker

Richard Guindon The death of Richard Guindon is major news in the upper Midwest. From The Minneapolis Star Tribune: A fixture in the pages of the Minneapolis Tribune, Guindon wielded a distinctive drawing style that seemed to borrow in equal parts from Aubrey Beardsley and Peter Max. His quirky, observant musings, syndicated to newspapers across […]

Posted on: Mar 4, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the News: Guindon, Shermund, Baker

Richard Guindon – RIP

Cartoonist Dick Guindon has passed away. Richard Gordon (Dick) Guindon December 2, 1935 – February 27, 2022 The Detroit Free Press reports: Richard Gordon Guindon, 86, died the evening of Feb. 27 in Northport, Michigan, after a long illness with his son at his side. Guindon’s six-decade career began at the university’s Minnesota Daily, where […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Happy Birthday Arnold Roth

Respect! Friday 25th February is Arnold Roth’s 93rd Birthday! Here’s a video from the National Cartoonists Society featuring Arnold Roth discussing his career and giving tips to the youngsters.  

Posted on: Feb 26, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Birthday Arnold Roth

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

Women Cartoonists of The New Yorker Two

[Liza Donnelly’s] latest book, Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists, publishes in March. In it, Donnelly continues telling the history of some of the women artists published in the nearly 100-year-old magazine starting from 2005, where her earlier book, Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists And Their Cartoons, left off. North […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic history, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Women Cartoonists of The New Yorker Two

The Day David Sipress Became a Cartoonist

David Sipress writes: In the fall of 1969, I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to quit graduate school at Harvard, where I was enrolled in a master’s program in Soviet studies. As the euphoria brought on by my boldness began to fade, an overwhelming anxiety about consequences took over… Chief among my real-world worries was that […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Day David Sipress Became a Cartoonist

Bill Woodman – RIP

Magazine cartoonist Bill Woodman has passed away. William Frederick (Bill) Woodman October 30, 1939 – February 12, 2022 Friend and fellow cartoonist Mike Lynch has learned through the family of Bill’s passing: My friend, the “cartoonist’s cartoonist,” Bill Woodman passed away on Saturday. I received a call from his daughter, Anne, yesterday afternoon. My deep […]

Posted on: Feb 14, 2022,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

First and Last: Alan Dunn and The New Yorker

Today Michael Maslin corrects a couple misconceptions that have taken hold about Alan Dunn and the cartoons he did for The New Yorker: In my earliest days at The New Yorker it seemed to be a gospel truth that Alan Dunn was the most prolific New Yorker artist. I’ve long been fascinated by how such facts […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on First and Last: Alan Dunn and The New Yorker

Orlando Busino – RIP

Cartoonist Orlando Busino has passed away. Orlando Francis Busino October 10, 1926 – January 11, 2022 From the obituary: Orlando F. Busino, 95, of Ridgefield, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. He was the loving husband of Ann (Darlington) Busino having just celebrated 70 years of marriage. Mr. Busino was a retired Cartoonist and […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Saturday Night Funnies

Every once in a while we like to recommend some sites featuring funnies. Bored Panda frequently presents panel cartoons and comic strips from various creators. Here we show a couple cartoons of their Jules Burton Suits compilation. Check in daily.   Every other week at CartoonStock Cartoon critics Phil Witte and Rex Hesner look behind […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2022,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Saturday Night Funnies