The internet has a tendency to ask questions it doesn’t expect or necessarily want answered. There’s an almost rhetorical nature to the way questions are posed. The question can then serve the dual purpose of both acknowledging and somehow dismissing the problem. As if by stating knowledge of the issue the author is absolved […]
Every year, Cartoon Art Museum gives out the Sparky Award to a cartoon artist who embodies the talent, innovation and humanity of Charles M. Schulz. This year’s award went to Jeff Smith, who’s probably best known for the phenomenon that is Bone. Official PR follows: The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to announce that Jeff Smith, best known […]
Looking for something fun, free, and nerdy to do with your Saturday? Dust off your sketchbook & register for free tickets to Dare2Draw’s celebration of Kirby and Eisner at the Art Students League.
This year, on August the twenty-eighth, comic legend Jack Kirby would have celebrated his one-hundredth birthday. For family and friends, not a day passes that they don’t think of the icon, to whom he was not Jack Kirby or Mr. Kirby, but simply Jack. To Mark Evanier, long-time friend and Jack Kirby historian, these conventions […]
Kevin Eastman is Kickstarting a semi-autobiographical comic about a creator who has it all…or does he?
We lost a great one with the death over the weekend of Martin Landau, whether it was Mission Impossible, Space 1999, the guy who falls off Mt. Rushmore or his Oscar winning turn as Bela Lugozi in Ed Wood. But he started his career as an artist, attending Pratt Institute, cartooning for The Daily News […]
Cartoonist Sam Glanzman has died at age 93. he had been in hospice care after suffering a recent fall. His editor, Drew Ford has a GoFundMe to help pay for hospice care; I’m sure donations would still be appreciated. Mark Evanier has the obit: Glanzman got into comics in 1939, joining his […]
In a classic only in New York story, a bomb scare in Manhattan yesterday turned out to be an 80s disco times capsule. And cartoonists James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook (The Late Child and Other Animals, 7 Miles a Second) have revealed they were instrumental to planting it! Construction on West 21st at the […]
Just as a feel good end to the week, cartoonist John “Derf’ Backderf posted on his FB some thoughts about how Trumpcare/ACHA, which the Senate is trying to pass, might affect cartoonists. A disproportionate number of people making comics don’t make a lot of money (The Beat included) and having access to affordable healthcare via […]
This year’s nominees for the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award have just been announced and there are four women and one man; not really a surprising ratio. The Manning is presented to outstanding artistic talent and most of the new interesting cartoonists out there are women. The 2017 nominees are: Rafael de Latorre, artist of […]