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Monsters of the Midway Reassemble!

The 2019 NFL season is a month away, but preseason is here. And so are the Chicago Bears as the Monsters of the Midway, with a new team and a new comic strip. or, as Stan Lee would put it,   The new Monsters:   Some of the “villains” they will face this season:   […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, sports cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Monsters of the Midway Reassemble!

Randall Munroe Gives Us “How To” Advice

Take this quandary from Munroe’s latest book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (Riverhead, Sept.): “How to Move.” On the surface, the problem is simple enough: transporting stuff from one place to another presents no immediately confounding issues, beyond the obvious. “At some point in the move,” Munroe writes, “many people take […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, How-to, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Randall Munroe Gives Us “How To” Advice

Bob Mankoff: Cartoon Editor of the new Air Mail

A month after the staff of Esquire was let go, Bob Mankoff has bounced back as the cartoon editor of Air Mail, a new digital weekly magazine. Welcome to the world of Air Mail—the perfect addition to your weekend reading. Every Saturday at 6:00 A.M. E.S.T., a new issue will arrive in your in-box. We […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Bob Mankoff: Cartoon Editor of the new Air Mail

The NEW National Cartoonists Society

National Cartoonists Society President Jason Chatfield has sent out a State of The Society message to members with a look to the future of the NCS – and the brand new website.   With permission, here is Jason’s letter to the members:   Hello, NCS! Well, here we are. Just another American job outsourced to […]

Posted on: Jul 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Illustrator Terry Colon Retires

Reason has announced the retirement of Terry Colon. Terry Colon rose to indie comics prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was a prolific contributor to the pioneering web magazine Suck, where he shared a masthead with Reason Editor at Large Nick Gillespie and drew the illustration for the iconic tagline, “A fish, a barrel, and […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Illustrator Terry Colon Retires

The Future of The Nib, Again

It was reported Friday that First Look Media made the decision to end funding for The Nib along with shuttering the web magazine Topic.com at the end of July. That is true and something that I’ve been dealing with the results of for a few weeks now. That leaves me writing yet another post on […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Future of The Nib, Again

The Nib & First Look Media Part Ways – Go Inkwell!

  A message from Matt Bors about The Nib: I have some important news about the future of The Nib and I wanted you to know first. After three and a half years, First Look Media has decided to no longer fund The Nib at the end of July and me and my team will […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on The Nib & First Look Media Part Ways – Go Inkwell!

KC Green Recaptures His ‘This Is Fine Dog’ Meme

In 2013 cartoonist KC Green, as part of his Gunshow comic strip, created what became known as This Is Fine Dog. Slowly but surely the first two panels of the strip went viral. It wasn’t a massive viral hit and wasn’t associated with anything particularly repugnant. He made a little money off an Adult Swim […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on KC Green Recaptures His ‘This Is Fine Dog’ Meme

The Oatmeal, Mad Racoons, A Problem Like Jamal – A Webcomics Post!

  Matthew Inman is suspending The Oatmeal production for the nonce Matthew lets fans know of the coming hiatus and why (scroll to the bottom): I am happy to announce that I am in development on my own animated feature for Illumination. In short: I got a movie deal. The good news: I’m making a […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Oatmeal, Mad Racoons, A Problem Like Jamal – A Webcomics Post!

Drawn and Quartered by Peter Noonan Returns

With a new United States Presidential election round coming up, artist and illustrator Peter Noonan has decided to return to editorial cartooning for Manchester Ink Link after a three year hiatus. Here at the Manchester Ink Link, we’ll make certain to promote political art in American life and the celebration of free speech and a […]

Posted on: Jun 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

2019 NCSFest Cartoonist of the Year – The Reuben

The National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year presented May 18, 2019 (nominees listed, winner highlighted):   Lynda Barry Brian Basset Stephan Pastis Hilary Price Mark Tatulli   The 11th time is the charm for Stephan!! above photo via National Cartoonists Society   hat tip: Anne Morse-Hambrock and TomHeintjes      

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 NCSFest Cartoonist of the Year – The Reuben

2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards

National Cartoonists Society Divisional Awards presented May 18, 2019. Nominees listed, winners highlighted   EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Rob Rogers   MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Tom Bunk Amy Kurzweil Jim Woodring   FEATURE ANIMATION Shiyoon Kim – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Ramsay – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Justin K. Thompson – Spider-Man: Into the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards

CSotD: Catching Up

The Mueller Report is not the only important issue facing us these days. For instance, if you haven’t been reading Non Sequitur, you might not have begun contemplating the issue of whether squirrels poop. So now I’ve given it some thought and I suppose they’re like mice and it just kind of falls out randomly, […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Catching Up

CSotD: Friday Funnies – Everything New Is Old Again

This past Sunday’s Edison Lee has not simply been sitting in my “Friday Funnies” folder but has also been rattling around in my head. One of the elements of having grown up hard-core country is that I had a full set of stars overhead, particularly in winter when the combination of early sunsets and cold […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

A Few Comics-Related Things

From John Rose and the Daily News-Record Also: R. C. Harvey on T. K. Ryan and Tumbleweeds.     Cartoon County at the Bruce Museum Brian Walker, Neal Walker, Chance Browne, Greg Walker and Cullen Murphy The comics page has been a delight for generations of readers around the world. In southern Connecticut, its production […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic strips, Museums, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on A Few Comics-Related Things