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Liza Donnelly: Cartoonist, Historian, Advocate

Young Liza had succeeded in fulfilling a lifelong dream. In 1979 Liza Donnelly joined three other women as the female force of New Yorker cartoonists; there were more than ten times that many male cartoonists contributing to the magazine then. Not long before that she was made aware that she was a “woman cartoonist,” prior […]

Posted on: Apr 12, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Liza Donnelly: Cartoonist, Historian, Advocate

Joe Martin, A Boffo Cartoonist

“My 50,000 comics would be at least 50 novels and 60 TV episodes worth of dialogue,” declares the syndicated illustrator whose Mr. Boffo and Willy ‘n Ethel appear in newspapers throughout the U.S. Martin was already declared the most prolific published cartoonist ever in 2001 by the publishers of The Guinness Book of World Records, so he […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: 1 Comment

Johnny Sampson, The Last Idiot Standing?

Johnny Sampson began his comics career with a sideways tribute to Al Jaffee. In Tru-ly MAD-ly, the Chicago illustrator gets an assignment in 2013 from the editors of Pitchfork’s new magazine, The Pitchfork Review, to duplicate MAD‘s secret weapon: the Fold-In, an intricately designed transformer painting invented by MAD‘s scientist of cartooning, Al Jaffee. Like […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Johnny Sampson, The Last Idiot Standing?

Profiling – Cartoonist Chronicles210211

Antonio vs. Fidel and Spy vs. Spy But he was always careful that neither spy ever defeated the other because of the limits placed on his work by Mad, according to his daughter Marta Pizarro, who accompanied Prohías to his first interview with the magazine as an interpreter because he did not speak English. The […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Profiling – Cartoonist Chronicles210211

Peter Steiner: Fired by Paper, Hired by New Yorker

Stories about people getting fired before landing great success or fame are interesting to hear. As it turns out, The Oconee Enterprise has such a story. In 1978, Peter Steiner was fired from this newspaper for cartoons about a controversial school bond referendum. He went on to draw for The New Yorker and is well […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Peter Steiner: Fired by Paper, Hired by New Yorker

Cartoonists’ Profiles

© Grant Snider Grant Snider, whose newest collection “I Will Judge You By Your Bookshelf,” was nominated for a 2020 Goodreads Choice Award gets profiled in The Derby Informer. Once he went off to college at the University of Kansas, Snider began drawing comics for the student newspaper, “The University Daily Kansan.” He was drawing […]

Posted on: Nov 5, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Interviews, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists’ Profiles

In Other Cartooning News…

UW–Madison’s Lynda Barry is the recipient of the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, which is chosen by a secret ballot of the members of the National Cartoonists Society. This recognition is considered by many to be the cartooning profession’s highest honor. The University of Wisconsin – Madison celebrates one of its own […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on In Other Cartooning News…

Charlie Daniel: The Gentle Eviscerator

Drawing cartoons on dicey political topics without being ugly just comes naturally, says Daniel, who was born in Richmond, Virginia. But he’s uncomfortable attributing it to piety, as some others do. “Faith is my foundation, but I never went into drawing a cartoon saying, ‘how’s that going to balance with my belief in Jesus?’ and […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Daniel: The Gentle Eviscerator

Elizabeth Montague Profiled at Washington Post

In the first cartoon Elizabeth Montague published in the New Yorker, two black women stand on a rooftop that overlooks a darkened cityscape. Above them, a Batman-inspired spotlight beams a message into the night sky: PER MY LAST EMAIL. Beneath them, the caption reads: “We’ve done all we can. It’s out of our hands now.” […]

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: 2 Comments