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  • "Tom the Dancing Bug" celebrates 20 years

    "Tom the Dancing Bug" aka Ruben Bolling aka Ken Fisher marks two decades of syndication of his award winning strip.  read more
    Published: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 09:54 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Indian editorial cartoonists vs. memes

    The Times of India looks at the decline of editorial cartooning with a provocative headline: "In age of memes, political cartoons die a silent death." "Sadly, political cartoons are no longer considered a powerful section of a newspaper or magazine... Madhan, a Chennai-based senior political cartoonist admits to the decline in demand for political cartoons 'to some extent.' The situation, he says, is perhaps caused by unwillingness of modern-day editors to give adequate space to cartoons." "Admitting that today we have fewer artists who make impactful cartoons compared to the past era, Madan attributes the falling popularity of cartoons to...  read more
    Published: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 12:55 PM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Cartoonists cover refugee tale

    A collective of Canadian comic book artists has been documenting the story of Syrian refugees. Cloudscape finds people who have come to Canada from the war-torn country and matches them with comic book artists. Here's the piece from PBS.  read more
    Published: Tue, Jun 27, 2017 09:44 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Steve Breen wins—an Emmy?

    Congrats to Steve Breen for winning an Emmy. Yup, the San Diego cartoonist won a regional award for on-camera talent as the host and moderator of the program “Not Everyone Agrees with Steve Breen." Breen has been recording short comedy videos for the San Diego Union-Tribune since 2016 (here's one from youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpWL5yAoBME). Breen was one of several U-T newspaper staffers to bring home a TV award this year.  read more
    Published: Mon, Jun 26, 2017 10:57 AM  |  Author: AAEC
  • Remembering Canadian cartoonist Merle "Ting" Tingley

    Long-time editorial cartoonist Merle "Ting" Tingley died on June 4. Tingley drew for the London Free Press from 1948 to 1986, and was known for frequently hiding his character "Luke Worm" in his drawings. A colleague of Mr. Tingley’s at The London Free Press once wrote, “It’s an unforgettable experience to hear him groan as he sketches, erases, rejects and starts all over again. To watch him race the engraver’s deadline is to witness an epic struggle between artistry and necessity.” In 2014, the Ting Comic and Graphic Arts Festival was launched as a tribute to Tingley. Here's the obit,...  read more
    Published: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 07:27 PM  |  Author: AAEC

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  • John Locher Award expanded to graphic journalists, web cartoonists

    The John Locher Award has a new website and an expanded criteria for eligibility that includes graphic journalists and web cartoonists. Application for the award is now free.  For full eligibility details, visit the new site. Entry deadline is April 15.  read more
    Published: Thu, Feb 18, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Matt Bors’ The Nib lands at First Look Media

    A nice development for Matt Bors’ The Nib. First Look Media today announced that they have partnered with award winning cartoonist Matt Bors on his irreverent comics publication, The Nib. Formerly part of the online platform Medium, The Nib will re-launch this summer through First Look Media as an independent daily publication and online newsletter. […]  read more
    Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Egyptian cartoonist arrested for running website without a license

    From the New York Times: An Egyptian cartoonist, whose work is occasionally critical of government figures, was arrested in the capital, Cairo, on Sunday and charged with running a webpage without a license, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement. The arrest of Islam Gaweesh appears to be part of an intensified clampdown on […]  read more
    Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Peter Dunlap-Shohl publishes graphic novel about living with Parkinson”s disease

    Former Anchorage Daily News editorial cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl has published a new graphic novel entitled “My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s.” From the Anchorage Daily News: When Peter Dunlap-Shohl, the former editorial cartoonist for the Anchorage Daily News, received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at age 43, he saw his whole world collapsing. Thirteen years later, […]  read more
    Published: Fri, Jan 15, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner
  • Ann Telnaes and Signe Wilkinson appear on C-SPAN to discuss free speech after Charlie Hebdo anniversary

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    Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016   |  Author: Alan Gardner

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