The world’s largest comic collection on the move. The largest comic collection in the world has been successfully moved to its new home in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Having just moved to a new home, I can appreciate to a small degree the logistics, coordination, planning and hard work this effort must […]
Japan says it will file a complaint with the French embassy in Tokyo because of two cartoons that appeared in the French satirical newspaper “Le Canard Enchaine”. The two cartoons poke fun of Japan’s winning bid to host the 2020 Olympics. The first cartoon (above) depicts two wrestlers with four arms each and another cartoon […]
Greeting card and children’s book author, illustrator Sandra Boynton is releasing a songbook and album entitled Frog Trouble… And Eleven Other Pretty Serious Songs. NPR profiles Sandra on Weekend Edition. Frog Trouble has fun layers of detail, like incorporating the four-note “My Dog Has Fleas” tune that’s used to tune ukuleles at the start of […]
Ed Vebell, a cartoonist for Stars and Stripes during World War II talks about sharing an office with Bill Mauldin. The vignette below runs 4 minutes. Via Mike Lynch
This weekend the Harvey Awards were given out during the Baltimore Comic Con. The winners are: BEST LETTERER – Chris Eliopoulos for “FEAR ITSELF”, published by Marvel Comics BEST COLORIST – Dave Stewart for “HELLBOY: THE FURY”, published by Dark Horse Comics BEST SYNDICATED STRIP – “Dick Tracy” by Mike Curtis and Joe Staton BEST […]
I missed this nugget when first posted last month, but Sally Forth cartoonist and Flash Gordon writer/artist Jim Keefe has a great piece on how to price your work and efforts in comics. A must read for anyone engaged in freelance (or any creative) work. Jeff: What you always have in your corner when negotiating […]
Photo courtesy of Joe Wos Joe Wos’s “World’s Largest Hand Drawn Maze” will be on display from Aug. 7 through Sep. 1st at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, PA. The maze has been submitted to Guinness Book of World Records as a world record. It measures over 30 feet by 4 feet […]
Jack Black will be signing posters at the National Cartoonists Society’s San Diego Comic-Con table this Thursday at 4:00 pm. During this time Luke McGarry and Jack will be signing the limited edition posters for Jack’s upcoming Festival Supreme. The posters and festival website was created by Luke.
Columbia University Libraries has announced they have acquired the archives of famed MAD Magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee. The donation will include “artwork for Esquire and Playboy magazines, notebooks of ideas for Humbug and Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal, press clippings, tracings for cartoons in The Moshiach Times, fan mail, photocopies of strips never offered for […]
Mark Anderson has posted several images of a 1971 card game featuring the Lone Ranger. The game was produced by Mattel who commissioned Jack Kirby to do the art.
From Vice.com: Molly Crabapple secured access and traveled down there for an upcoming issue of VICE, and she sent us these sketchbook drawings of yesterday’s pretrial hearings, which were mostly about how the defense can’t properly represent their client because they don’t have access to classified evidence that will be brought against him and that […]
A great story about a Nashville, TN architect named Mike W. Smith who started a tradition of drawing a full-color comic on his daughter’s brown lunch bag. Six years later, he’s still doing it. In the deal they worked out, Mike would scale back to one drawing per week. But these would be full-color, with […]
Yolanda Johnson Bryant interviews editorial cartoonist Kerry G. Johnson who is also an art director, caricaturist, cartoonist and graphic designer. Listen to internet radio with ymjauthor on BlogTalkRadio
Andertoons cartoonist Mark Anderson has a nice summary of his presentation he gave back in February at the Success in Comics seminar. I must have done everything right, right? Not so much. When I take a good hard look at it, probably 95% of the things I’ve tried ended up failing. But the other 5% […]
The fine folks over at The Cartoonist Studio have announced they have started a blog to go along with the other cool features. Each day one of the many syndicated pros will respond to a topic. While you’re over there, check out the studios and cartoon of the day.