Lightening doesn’t often strike twice in the comics world. Jerry Scott is the co-creator of two of the most widely syndicated comic strips on the market right now – Baby Blues and Zits. Jerry’s cut his teeth in syndication back in 1983 when he took over Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy comic strip which he did for for 12 years eventually handing it over to Guy Gilchirst in 1995.
Back in the late 2007, I began a feature called, “The Cartoonist’s Cartoonists” – a tribute feature where a notable cartoonist is invited to share with The Daily Cartoonist readers the cartoonists (or artists) that they feel have had an impact on their work or whose work they admire. Think of it as a celebrity [...]
Dan’s website Dan’s blog Follow Dan on Twitter Find Bizarro books at Amazon News Coverage Download his Bizarro app from the App Store With the return of the Cartoonist’s Cartoonists feature, I could think of no better person to kick it off than this year’s National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the [...]
Visit Clay’s work with the Chattanooga Times Free Press Not having spotlighted an editorial cartoonist in my Cartoonist’s Cartoonists feature, I wanted to make sure it was a cartoonist who had a unique artistic style. I’m happy to feature Chattanooga Times Free Press cartoonist Clay Bennett. Clay started his cartooning career while attending the University [...]
Visit Tom’s web site Check out Tom’s books Tom Batiuk began his cartooning career while teaching Jr. High in Elyria Ohio in 1970 when he created a comic panel for the Elyria Chronical-Telegram. The panel was the precursor to what later became his strip Funky Winkerbean that was launched in 1972. In 1979 Tom created [...]
With the return of The Cartoonist’s Cartoonists, I’m happy to feature Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis. “Pearls” became one of my all time favorites with its dark and irreverent humor. Apparently I’m not alone, the feature runs in roughly 500 papers. Pearls Before Swine was the fifth syndication attempt for Stephan and according to [...]
This week’s featured cartoonist is Rick Kirkman. Rick started out in advertising, freelance illustration and selling gag cartoons to magazines. In 1987, he teamed up with friend Jerry Scott for their second attempt at syndication. This second feature, Baby Blues, was inspired by the recent births of his two children. Baby Blues launched in 1990 [...]
This week’s featured cartoonist is Nate Creekmore. Nate’s feature, Maintaining, launched last May by Universal Press. In 2005, he was named best college cartoonist by the Associated Collegiate Press and has the distinct honor of having been twice awarded the Charles M. Schulz award (Scripps Howard Foundation) in 2003 and 2004.
This week’s featured cartoonist is Sandra Bell-Lundy. Sandra’s feature, Between Friends, launched in 1994 and is loosely based on friendships with her close friends. It is now in over 130 papers. She recently wrote a series of blog posts about her road to syndication. Here is Sandra’s list of cartoonists that have inspired her or [...]
This week’s featured cartoonist is the legendary Mort Walker. Mort’s career began as a magazine editor for Dell Publishing, but his big break came with the creation of “Beetle Bailey” (1950) and “Hi and Lois” (1954). He received the Reuben Award in 1953 for “Beetle Bailey”, the National Cartoonist Society Humor Strip Award in 1966 [...]
Editor’s note: Each week I invite a cartoonist to list 10 or so other cartoonists whose work he/she admires or has influenced their own work. This week’s featured cartoonist is Dave Coverly. Click on the cartoonists’ names to explore more about them and their work.
Editor’s note: Each week I invite a cartoonist to list 10 or so other cartoonists whose work he/she admires or has influenced their own work. This week’s featured cartoonist is Richard Thompson. Click on the cartoonists’ names to explore more about them and their work.