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Magazine Monday

  Comic Strip Cartoonist #10 Last month I got the delightful 10th (#10) Anniversary issue of Comic Strip Cartoonist. “Ski” gives us the origin of the magazine, followed by a summary of the first 9 issues. Then we get an enjoyable gallery of comics from cartoonists featured in those nine issues, with an update on […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazines, Publications, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

above: Macanudo by Liniers Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Laptops Are So Warm: An Ask a Cat Collection     Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

Cartooning – Around the Dial

  The Father of Children’s Goth Edward Gorey is the doubtful guest in this fine biography: a stubbornly evasive and irreducible essence, now sprawled in a tureen, now chewing on crockery, now standing with his nose to the wall. He lived 30 years too early and 100 years too late. His solitude was significant, that’s […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning – Around the Dial

Editorial and Magazine Cartoon News and such

  Why Trump is Cartoonist’s Target-in-Chief “You pick on Trump way more than you picked on Obama.” I started wondering if these people were on to something. Trump officially marks the middle of his term Sunday, so I decided to go back and count the cartoons I’ve done on him over the past two years […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial and Magazine Cartoon News and such

Baby Boomers: The Nib Death Issue (#1) is Here

Since Mike reminded some of us how old we are, let’s prepare ourselves with the recently released first print issue of The Nib, which deemed it apropos to debut with a Death Issue. The Nib has previewed a bit of the premiere issue’s contents at its site. For the younger generations, who plan to stick […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Baby Boomers: The Nib Death Issue (#1) is Here

Comic Strip Cartoonist #7 and Hogan’s Alley #22

Comic Strip Cartoonist #7 Snuffy Smith cartoonist John Rose interviewed Rina Piccolo says goodbye to Tina’s Groove Justin Thompson and his MythTickle comic strip Visiting the Charles M. Schulz Museum Corbett Features’ self-syndicated cartoonist Barry Corbett and more. Now available in print or in PDF: http://www.comicartspress.net/ Hogan’s Alley #22 Cartoonists of the old Open Road […]

Posted on: May 1, 2018,  Section: Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strip Cartoonist #7 and Hogan’s Alley #22

Mike Holmes’ True Story becomes Real, Dumb

For six years, from 2007 – 2013, cartoonist Mike Holmes contributed “True Story” to the Halifax alternative newspaper The Coast. It adapted reader stories into a weekly comic strip. Now he has revived and reworked the concept into a regular feature for the new (improved?) Mad magazine as “Real, Dumb.” About the new feature: “That […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Holmes’ True Story becomes Real, Dumb

My thoughts on the documentary Very Semi-Serious

I know I’ve mentioned the documentary “Very Semi-Serious” here before. It will air next Monday on HBO. I was kindly offered a sneak peak last night (which was also the night of the screening in New York City with the New Yorker cast of cartoonists – wouldn’t that have been fun to attend). A few […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Read excerpts from Charb book, finished two days before Charlie Hebdo attack

The Independent has published a long excerpt from a book (“Letter to the Islamophobia Frauds Who Play into the Hands of Racists”) penned by Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier, better known as Charb. The book was finished just two days before the attacks on Charlie Hebdo. A snippet: People who accuse Charlie Hebdo cartoonists of […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015,  Section: International, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Mohammed Cartoon, Comments: 1 Comment

Weird Al issue of MAD on shelves

There’s a lot of positive press surrounding the release of this last issue of MAD Magazine with Weird Al as the guest editor. National Cartoonist Society President Tom Richmond as the run-down on who contributed to the issue. IGN has a nice interview with Al and MAD Editor-in-Chief John Ficarra. IGN: [Laughs] Al, you said […]

Posted on: Apr 21, 2015,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Weird Al issue of MAD on shelves

Interviewed: Weird Al and MAD Magazine’s John Ficarra talk about the Weird Al edition

The Huffington Post’s Bryan Young talks to Weird Al and MAD Magazine’s John Ficarra about Weird Al’s Guest Editor edition. BY: Al, how did this work on your part? I’m sure your schedule is already pretty busy, I mean you just got done shooting all kinds of music videos for everything and about to go […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2015,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Interviewed: Weird Al and MAD Magazine’s John Ficarra talk about the Weird Al edition

New York Times: New Yorker?s Magazine Covers Shift From Polite to Provocative

Interesting article from The New York times on the changing cover of The New Yorker. At The New Yorker?s Midtown offices, a wall of covers arranged in chronological order shows a distinct change in tone. Today, the magazine?s covers, which have been drawn or painted by artists each week since its founding in 1925, frequently […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on New York Times: New Yorker?s Magazine Covers Shift From Polite to Provocative

Al Jaffee donates life’s work to Columbia University

Al Jaffee, perhaps best known for his three-panel fold-ins for MAD Magazine, is donating the vast majority of his cartoon originals and personal archives to Columbia University. From the New York Times: Karen Green, a Columbia librarian, approached Mr. Jaffee at last year’s New York Comic Con, a gathering place for popular-culture fans, and asked […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2013,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 2 Comments

Bob Mankoff memoir to be published next spring

A memoir penned by New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff is set to be released in March of next year. The book is entited, “How About Never–Is Never Good for You?: A Life in Cartoons” From the publisher’s description: With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 2 Comments

Help fund MAD documentary

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438570989/when-we-went-mad-a-documentary-of-ecch-ic-proportiThis looks like a great project. My name is Alan Bernstein – I am the Co/Producer and Director of the movie When We Went MAD! a documentary that explores the history and influence of MAD Magazine. Whether you grew up reading MAD, had a brother or sister who read it, or remember a parent who […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Help fund MAD documentary