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Jason Chatfield on 15 Years of Social Media: Meh

I joined Twitter about 9 months after it started. It was 2006, and I was working out of my Perth studio when I got an email invite to join the new app from a friend working at a startup in San Francisco. It all sounded very exciting. Fast forward 14 years: Twitter is now one […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Blogs, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Jason Chatfield on 15 Years of Social Media: Meh

Clay Jones Reviews Electronic Tools of the Trade

Editorial cartoonist Clay Jones has written an in-depth review and comparison (“it’s long. I wrote it over three days”) of Microsoft’s Surface Pro and Apple’s iPad. To be specific, my review is of a Surface Pro 6 (16 GB) and an iPad Pro 12.9 (1 TB) as for how they apply for drawing political cartoons […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Art Supplies, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, How-to, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Jones Reviews Electronic Tools of the Trade

Israel-Palestine Cartoon Sends Clay Jones to Facebook Jail

Clay Jones used his Twitter account to let his Facebook followers know that he had been suspended because the Facebook Artificial Intelligence doesn’t recognize satire and humor.   Clay Jones’ Facebook account was back on the streets this morning.

Posted on: May 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

NFTs – Copyrights? Trademarks?

Regarding NFTs Alex Hallatt poses an interesting question when she comments: The thing that upsets me most is the copyright notice. Selling an artwork does not mean you sell the copyright. Unless you say that you are doing so. I must admit that being an old Luddite I am outta my depth with this cryptocurrency-NFT […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2021,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on NFTs – Copyrights? Trademarks?

CagleCartoons Dips Toe Into the NFT Market

Daryl Cagle, this weekend, is entering the world of cryptocurrency. I’m a newspaper editorial cartoonist. The decline of newspapers has dragged my profession down … Cartoonists are on the front lines of journalism — but we struggle to pay the rent. Daryl anticipates a new revenue source for cartoonists. Crazy sales figures and global media […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Scott Adams Creates G- and PG-rated Dilbert NFTs

Cartoonist Scott Adams has created and is selling two NFT versions of a Dilbert comic strip – identical except for a curse word added to one of them. On his twitter feed Scott explains: For those who wonder, NFTs are digital art that is collectible because the original is registered on the blockchain. Yes, anyone […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Controversies, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

NFT! WTF?

PORTLAND, Ore., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The VC comic strip, a parody of the venture capital industry that was a huge hit with Silicon Valley insiders during the 1990’s dot-com era, has offered its very first comic for auction as an NFT (non-fungible token.) The sale of the property, titled The VC 1.0 combines a true […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

The Trouble With AI is It Ain’t That Smart

Friday The New York Times dropped a story about satire and Facebook’s bots inability to recognize it: Since 2013, Matt Bors has made a living as a left-leaning cartoonist on the internet. His site, The Nib, runs cartoons from him and other contributors that regularly skewer right-wing movements and conservatives with political commentary steeped in […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists At Work – A Report

Graphic Storytellers at Work: Cross-industry opportunities for cartoonists, illustrators and comics-makers, [is] a new report which explores how the skills of cartoonists, illustrators and comics-makers are being applied. This happens across a diverse range of industries such as health and education. The Australia Council for the Arts commissioned research to look at workplace opportunities for […]

Posted on: Mar 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Illustration, news, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Rhymes With Orange as Interactive Comic Strip

Welcome to the Comic of The Future, brought to you by Rhymes With Orange, King Features, and Mental Canvas. From Rhymes With Orange: The King Features’ syndicated cartoon Rhymes With Orange has teamed up with Mental Canvas to bring you a cartoon that you can virtually jump into and explore. What’s the cartoon about? No […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

Watch Phil Hands Draw His Mother’s Day Cartoon

Watch as Wisconsin State Journal political cartoonist Phil Hands walks viewers through his creative process as he draws this year’s Mother’s Day cartoon.  WiscNews presents Phil digitally drawing this year’s Mother’s Day cartoons.  

Posted on: May 11, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Watch Phil Hands Draw His Mother’s Day Cartoon

Collectors’ Growing Interest in Original Art

above: Régis Loisel An exhibit of original European comic art in New York City gives Forbes a reason to look at the collectors market for original comic art. Philippe Labaune, founder of Art9, has a few ideas explaining why American collectors are getting into original comics art right now. “The American collector is moving steadily […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, International, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Collectors’ Growing Interest in Original Art

Cartoonist Dennis Draughon – Exposure v. Coin

In [E&P’s] featured “E&P Reports” interview this week, Dennis Draughon talks to E&P contributing writer Rob Tornoe about what it means to be a political cartoonist … for Capitol Broadcasting/WRAL. Draughon, incidentally, is the 2019 EPPY Award winner for Best Editorial/Political Cartoon with under 1 million unique monthly visitors. Dennis Draughon discusses being downsized out […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Dennis Draughon – Exposure v. Coin

A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

The Improbable Remains On his How To book tour Randall Munroe goes north to Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports on Randall’s lecture there.   The Spurns that Patient Merit of th’ Unworthy Takes At the time of this writing, the two most influential politicians in the United States are a real estate developer who became […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

Chris Waldron Joins Andrews McMeel Universal as Chief Digital Officer

  Chris Waldron became Andrews McMeel Universal‘s new Chief Digital Officer. Among AMU’s operations is comics newspaper syndication and book publishing.   Atlanta-based digital executive Chris Waldron joins Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) as Chief Digital Officer beginning May 22, announced Chief Executive Officer Andy Sareyan. Waldron joins AMU after almost 20 years at Cartoon Network, […]

Posted on: Jun 4, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Chris Waldron Joins Andrews McMeel Universal as Chief Digital Officer