So the first time I saw the Star Wars original trilogy, one of the biggest powerhouses in the shaping of pop culture, was just after this thanksgiving. This has been mind-blowing to people I talk to (my boss included,) but I come from a Star Trek household. My dad especially has no interest […]
The National Cartoonist Society gave out its big awards, known as the Reubens, over the weekend and editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes won THE Reuben award, the sort-of lifetime achievement/sort-of cartoonist of the year prize that is considered one of the greatest honors in American cartooning. Telnaes has been covering our too-funny-to-be-true political scene in depth for the […]
Today, the Pulitzer Prizes were announced for 2017. Awarded since 1917, the awards honor both journalistic and artistic achievements. Of note to fans of cartooning, an award for Editorial Cartooning has been awarded since 1924. This year’s recipient, Jim Morin, won it before, in 1996. Torsten AdairI’ve been writing for The Beat since July of […]
The Nib is the best comics site out there, with new comics every day from some of the greatest cartoonists working. Edited by Matt Bors, it’s a model of how a comics site can be sharply observent and politically relevant, and yet still be good comics overal, with both editorial cartoons—Tis Modern World, Tom the Dancing Bug, Slowpoke, Bors own strip—and new work by folks like Emily Flake, Lisa Hanawalt, R Stevens, Ted Rall, Brian McFadden, Erika Moen, Shannon Wheeler and more more more. A whole generation of incisive non-fiction cartoonists, given a paying platform to work for.
Unfortunately, it’s not going to be around in the same form any more.
Alert the media! Everyone was excited last year when Award-winning cartoonist Matt Bors got hired by the Medium to edit an actual comics page, The Nib, the cartooning world stood up and cheered at an editorial cartoonsits getting a paying job. And not he’s turned around and hired another cartoonist! Tasmanian transplant Eleri Mai Harris […]