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I’m Late, I’m Late, for a Very Important Date (Weekend Roundup)

September Mourn above: “Morning Music” by Sempé © Condé Nast The New Yorker’s new issue (dated September 5, 2022) features a J. J. Sempé cover (the 114th) in tribute to the artist who passed away earlier this month. The cover story feature: The French artist’s widow describes Sempé’s decades-long relationship with the magazine and his […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Movies, Profiles, Comments: 1 Comment

Ella Cinders – A Plum(b) Job (Comic Chronicles)

Folktales are told and retold through the generations with each adding its own twist. The story of Cinderella is one that cartoonist Charles Plumb brought into the 20th century with his newspaper comic strip he called “Ella Cinders.” Charles Plumb was born in 1899 … He worked as an artist on Chautauqua circuits before finding […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Profiles, Comments: 1 Comment

Kevin Kallaugher & the Art of Editorial Cartooning

Grotesquerie is Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher’s bread and butter. For fifty years the cartoonist has rendered newsmakers in a fleshy museum of knobbly noses, splayed teeth, dewlaps, wattles, and vast foreheads. He’s produced some 10,000 cartoons for the Baltimore Sun and The Economist—in 1978 he became the first cartoonist hired by the latter—and his work is […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Kallaugher & the Art of Editorial Cartooning

R.C. Harvey’s Autobiographical Essay from 2005

From IJoCA: Bob Harvey, a longtime comics historian and cartoonist passed away last week, suddenly after an injury. We’ve asked someone to write a remembrance, but here’s R.C. in his own words, at least as far as he had gotten 17 years ago –                                It’s Not My Fault Confessions of a Comics Junkie. […]

Posted on: Jul 11, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on R.C. Harvey’s Autobiographical Essay from 2005

Recalling the Cartoonists of Carmel

On the East Coast they have Cartoon County. On the West Coast there is the city of Carmel. They used to congregate at a Carmel coffee shop on the same afternoon each week, having come into town to share stories, reminisce, poke fun. These were the masters of satire, legendary cartoonists who, after creating characters […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Recalling the Cartoonists of Carmel

Chelsea News Profiles Cartoonist Ruben Bolling

Does the name Ken Foster[sic] mean anything to you? Okay, how about Ruben Bolling? Finally, how about Tom the Dancing Bug? They are all one and the same. I didn’t know that either. It turns out that Foster[sic], a long time Upper East Sider, is a highly successful editorial cartoonist. He chose Ruben Bolling as […]

Posted on: Jun 20, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Chelsea News Profiles Cartoonist Ruben Bolling

Cartoonews – Editoon Edition

So much to do, there’s plenty on the farm… Editorial cartoonists become accustomed to being revered and reviled — frequently by the same people, and often at the same time. Asked if that love-hate relationship makes it hard to do the job, Bruce Plante replied: “Eh. It might make it a little bit harder. But […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, Graphic Journalism, Profiles, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonews – Editoon Edition

TDC Updates: Eisners and Tigers and Lee – Oh Si

Zoe Si Recognized (pronounced “see” despite the cute headline) Zoe has become the toast of Vancouver after being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist earlier this month. The Vancouver Sun did a small article about the local girl made good. Two years into a new career, Zoe Si’s wry observations about life during the pandemic, beautifully […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on TDC Updates: Eisners and Tigers and Lee – Oh Si

Happy 90th Angelo Torres

Comic book and comic strip artist Angelo Torres joins our Senior Strippers as he turn 90 years old, having a birth date of April 14, 1932.        Early on in his career Angelo became a member of what Harvey Kurtzman (or Nancy Gaines) dubbed The Fleagle Gang – Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, Al […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Illustration, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: 3 Comments

Whatever Happened to … Bill Lee

  Bill Lee was a well-known magazine and syndicated newspaper cartoonist from the 1970s to, well, whenever. Said Allan Holtz: Cartoonist Bill Lee was one of the crop of excellent new gag cartoonists to come out of the 1970s, a time when cartoons about battling spouses and family pets were giving way to more esoteric, […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Whatever Happened to … Bill Lee

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

Black Family Comics – Ray Billingsley Edition

Ray Billingsley‘s story is one of great tenacity and passion. A veteran cartoonist and comic artist, Billingsley is best known as the creator of the strip Curtis. Debuting in 1988, Curtis was one of the first nationally syndicated comic strips to feature a mostly Black cast. Today, the strip is widely read in print and […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Black Family Comics – Ray Billingsley Edition

A Visit with Pat Oliphant

SANTA FE – He uses a cane and moves slowly but the mordant wit guiding the pen that launched thousands of political cartoons skewering the powerful and despotic is still evident. Pat Oliphant, 86, sips coffee in his Santa Fe home studio as he tells a reporter he has not drawn for several years after […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on A Visit with Pat Oliphant

The Life (and Death) of Don Asmussen

The San Francisco Chronicle and Peter Hartlaub remember Don Asmussen. [Don] Asmussen, who drew cartoons and illustrations for The San Francisco Chronicle, died on Thursday, Dec. 9 at age 59. He entertained audiences around the world with his syndicated Bad Reporter comic, San Francisco Comic Strip and other local and national projects. Asmussen’s wit had […]

Posted on: Dec 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on The Life (and Death) of Don Asmussen

Spotlight on Senior Stripper Sy Barry

At 93 Sy Barry, artist of The Phantom comic strip from 1961 to 1994 and a comic book artist for 16 years leading into that assignment, remains active as an art instructor. Every Monday afternoon, laughs and wise-cracks come from the art room at Stone Hill at Andover, a retirement facility on Elm Street. A […]

Posted on: Dec 12, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Spotlight on Senior Stripper Sy Barry