Wednesday, April 24, 2013

What makes and editorial cartoon and editorial cartoon? — Ann Telnaes

Ann Telnaes, Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist at the Washington Post, posted a wonderful piece on her website this morning. My friends, this is well worth reading. Is your syndicate doing this to you? Are they asking you to participate in this kind of action that lowers the bar for serious editorial cartoonists everywhere? If so, you have to ask yourself if you want to add to the further decay of the editorial cartoon industry (although given how its been treated over the past several years, it's less and industry and more like a mom 'n pop store).

Your fretless leader,

Comic Con International Awards

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Congress speaks!

Congress sides with the NRA rather than the victims of gun violence.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Happy 75!

Happy Birthday to the Man of Steel! Superman is 75 today. Three cheers!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Congratulations to STEVE SACK, Minneapolis Star Tribune!!

This year's Pulitzer winner for Editorial Cartooning. Well done, Steve!

Monday, April 8, 2013

A Disney Legend leaves us

When I was a kid, I was in LOVE with Annette Funicello... along with every other boy in my age group. Rest well my "first love."

Actress Annette Funicello, longtime Disney and "Beach Party" star, died Monday at age 70 in Bakersfield, California, according to the Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases Inc. and the Official Disney Fan Club.

She died from complications of multiple sclerosis, according to a statement from her research fund.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Remembering MAD Illustrator Bob Clarke

Bob Clarke, (Jan 25, 1926 - Mar 31, 2013; 87 years) was an illustrator whose work appeared in MAD Magazine since the time when Harvey Kurtzman left MAD. He created the label of the Cutty Sark scotch bottle. At the youthful age of 15 he was an uncredited assistant on the "Ripley's Believe It or Not" newspaper comic.
He will be deeply missed.

Pittsburgh, here we come!

I'm packin' my bags. Leaving next month. Gonna have a GOOOOD time! Meet me in the town where the 3 rivers meet, baby.