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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: 0 Comments

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 dubbed The Fleagle Gang – Roy Krenkel, Frank Frazetta, Al Williamson, George Woodbridge, […]

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

Drew Litton, A Swell Sport

Drew Litton, sports cartoonist for The Colorado Sun and 9News (KUSA, Denver), recently got a segment on his television station celebrating “a nearly 40 year career.” That marks when he joined The Rocky Mountain News in 1982. But Drew began his newspaper career four years before that with The El Paso Times as copy boy/photographer/editorial […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2021,  Section: Profiles, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Drew Litton, A Swell Sport

Hilary F. Campbell, Murder Book & Killer Cartoons

  New Yorker cartoonist Hilary Fitgerald Campbell is far too young to have a full-blown biography, so this Press Democrat profile will suffice. When Campbell was a kid, a sketch of Charles Schulz’s Snoopy hung in the hallway of her Sonoma home, a gift from Schulz to her mother. Campbell’s grandfather, the late Daniel Vaughan, […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2021,  Section: Books, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Hilary F. Campbell, Murder Book & Killer Cartoons

Animators of Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month wrapped up a few days ago, but it’s never too late to acknowledge the immense contributions that Mexican and Mexican-American artists have made to the development of American animation. When you start diving into American animation history, it’s actually surprising at first to discover the impact that artists of Mexican descent have […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Animators of Hispanic Heritage

Comic Art News and Reviews

Joe Dator puts a book together.    © Joe Dator What do you wish you had known before making a book? I wish I’d known even one single thing about book publishing. It was a massive learning experience, and I started from scratch. For one thing, I found out that what goes in the book […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Art News and Reviews

Bruce MacKinnon – Stamped and Profiled

Canada Post’s week of honoring editorial cartoonists continues with Bruce MacKinnon. MacKinnon’s first cartoon was published by the local weekly, The Casket, in his hometown of Antigonish, N.S., when he was 14. He studied fine arts at Mount Allison University and graphic design at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design – paying his […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Bruce MacKinnon – Stamped and Profiled

The New (Diverse) Yorker Starts With Emma Allen

photo: Anna Watts for The Washington Post The tiniest line and the big picture. That is her purview since becoming only the fourth cartoon editor in the magazine’s near-century-long history — and the first woman to ascend to that lofty title — after succeeding Bob Mankoff four years ago. [Emma] Allen, 33, is shaking up […]

Posted on: Oct 5, 2021,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on The New (Diverse) Yorker Starts With Emma Allen

Comic Strips Chits

Legendary Gets Hollywood Rights to Heathcliff © Creators Syndicate Move over Garfield, there’s a new cat in town. Or rather, the previous cat is back and looking to score the spotlight. Legendary has picked up the feature and TV rights to Heathcliff, the comic strip featuring the cocky and street-smart cat about town, Heathcliff. The […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips Chits