SDCC ’15: GoComics and Andrews McMeel signings with a ton o’ cartoonists

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I remember the days when seeing a real live comic strip artist was rare indeed, but now they’re coming out of their shell! GoComics and Andrews McMeel (publisher of all those comic strips collections you love so much)will be at Comic-Con (Booth #1503) and lots of cool folks—from Dana Simpson to Stephen Pastis—and books—Peanuts! Cul de Sac!—will be there. Here’s the list:

Roz Chast wins the Reuben Award

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The Reuben Awards were given out over the holiday by the National Cartoonists Society, and Roz Chast won the Reuben Award, a once in a lifetime trophy only bestowed on the finest cartoonists. Chast is only the third woman to win the Reuben—Lynn Johnston won in 1985 and Cathy Guisewaite in 1993—and she beat out […]

Breaking: Breaking Cat News is coming to print!

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BREAKING CAT NEWS about, well, BREAKING CAT NEWS! @UniversalUclick and @gocomics are publishing a BCN book in 2016!!! pic.twitter.com/QSclyit7LF — Georgia Dunn (@pseudooctopus) May 15, 2015 We’ve been big fans of Georgia Dunn’s Breaking Cat News for quite a while, laughing with the boys’ in depth reporting on stupid human tricks, and shedding a tear […]

Tonight @ Society of Illustrators: Is That Art?

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This exhibit of works from Craig Yoe’s original art collection has already garnered stellar accolades – tonight you can see why. And that’s not all …

NCS announces Reuben Award Divisional Nominees

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And, following the announcement that Roz Chast, Hilary Price and Stephen Pastis were up for THE Reuben, the nominees in the divisional awards have been announced by the National Cartoonists Society. The comics division has some new faces, led by Babs Tarr , who, it must be said, has had a meteoric, and well deserved, […]

Tonight to do NYC: Alt-Weekly Comics show at SoI

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This one is pretty special, a joint Society of Illustrators/SPX exhibit focusing on Alt-Weekly Comics. The show is jointly curated by Bill Kartalopoulos and Warren Bernard so its pretty much guaranteed to be museum quality. Bill K has been posting tantalizing sneaks at the events FB page, and this is pretty certain to be a generation-defining reunion of the 90s Max Fish crowd at the very least.

Chast, Pastis and Price nominated for The Reuben Award

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This year’s nominees for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” have been announced by the National Cartoonists Society and they are Roz Chast, Stephen Pastis and Hilary Price (above.) Pastis and Price were nominees last year as well. Where there are NCS Awards given out each year, technically speaking this is “The Reuben,” a lifetime achievement […]

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 6

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Here’s the sixth part of my interview with the late Steve Moore, with more to follow. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th parts are already online, along with some explanation of how the interview came about. One note on the text, which is particularly relevant in this section, so worth repeating: As we went […]

Chris Ware is serializing “The Last Saturday” in The Guardian

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The Guardian is serializing a new Chris Ware comic, called The Last Saturday. If there was a contest to chose the most Chris Ware-like title for a new Chris Ware comic “The Last Saturday” would be near the top. According to the site: A brand new graphic novella by the award-winning cartoonist Chris Ware, tracing […]

Last Call: All messages go better with Star Trek “Capt. Kirk vs. the internet”

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Tom Tomorrow has done it again with a classic Trek-theme cartoon.

Last Call: Rocket and Groot make The New Yorker

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When I first saw the Rocket Raccoon and Groot toys at Toy Fair back in February—or maybe earlier when I first saw the Guardians of the Galaxy footage—I was pretty sure that they would become, to use a banned word, “iconic” but I had no idea they’d be embraced as part of the pop culture […]

Is the Clickhole Calvin and Hobbes Cartoon Illegal Child Porn?

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Clickhole, the Onion’s answer to Buzzfeed and Clickhole, has posted an audacious NSFW video parody, “If You Grew Up With ‘Calvin and Hobbes,’ You Need to Watch This Now.” Spoilers below for those of you who aren’t already in custody haven’t seen it yet:

Bill Watterson drew some new comic strips and you can see them at HeroesCon

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Last week there was some intrigue over whether some guest strips on Stephen Pastis’s Pearls Before Swine comic strip were actually drawn by Bill Watterson. Pastis teased that the answer would come on Saturday and it turned out…it was Watterson. In a blog post that has been viewed some 2 million times, Pastis revealed how […]

Rees/Kupperman comic on #yesallwomen deemed unfit to print at NYT

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Michael Kupperman and David Rees have been contributing a biweekly comic called “See Something, Say Something” to the New York Times editorial page, but this week it didn’t appear, for reasons explained by Kupperman: Some of you may have noticed that David Rees and I have been producing a comic for the New York Times […]

Wiley Miller wins THE Reuben and other Reuben Award winners

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The National Cartoonist Society gave out their annual awards this weekend. Non Sequitur’s Wiley Miller won The Reuben Award as presented to the outstanding cartoonist for the year. Miller reacted to the Washington Post: “At my age, I’ve been around long enough [to know] that this doesn’t mean I’m going to make more money or, […]

The NY Post drops its comics section—who noticed?

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Media watchdog Jim Romanesko was the first to catch that the New York Post had dropped its comics section. The section was wizened with age and neglect—only seven meagre strips—but evidently the Post dropped the page and hoped no one would notice. One who did was King Feature’s editor Brendan Burford: “It caught everyone by […]