Monday, April 27, 2015

Indiegogo Campaign Launches for Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is an annual 3-day event dedicated to the celebration of cartooning. It's totally FREE and open to the public. To help keep it that way, they have just launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign. You can support them here:

From their website:

The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning is a 3 day festival, in Kenosha Wisconsin. There are live presentations, workshops, comic art on display, panel discussions, and community outreach by some of the nation's top cartoonists. 

There are live presentations, workshops, comic art on display, panel discussions, and community outreach by some of the nation's top cartoonists. All events are FREE and open to the public. 

Guest speakers for 2015 include:

Mark Tatulli of Lio, Heart of the City, Desmond Puckett, Emmy Award Winning Illustrator

Bill Morrison – Art Director: Futurama, Co-Founder of Bongo Comics, Simpsons and Disney Illustrator, Roswell: Little Green Man

Jan Eliot - Stone Soup

Darrin Bell - Candorville and Rudy Park as well as Nationally Syndicated Editorial Cartoons

Mark Anderson - Andertoons

Ed Steckley –  MAD and CRACKED; Advertising Illustrator

Our moderator will again be the amazing Tom Racine of Tall Tale Radio.

You can support the Kenosha Festival of Cartooning here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

2014 NCS "Silver Reuben" Divisional Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2014 NCS Divisional Awards have been announced:

Advertising Illustration
  • Kevin Kallaugher
  • Ed Steckley
  • Dave Whammond
Editorial Cartoons
  • Clay Bennett
  • Michael Ramirez
  • Jen Sorensen
Gag Cartoons
  • Liza Donnelly
  • Benjamin Schwartz
  • Edward Steed
Magazine Feature
  • Ray Alma
  • Anton Emdin
  • Tom Richmond
Newspaper Illustration
  • Anton Emdin
  • Glen LeLievre
  • Ed Murawinski
Newspaper Strips
  • Brian Bassett (Red and Rover)
  • Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine)
  • Glenn McCoy (The Duplex)
Book Illustration
  • Marla Frazee “The Farmer and the Clown”
  • Yasmeen Ismail “Time for Bed, Fred”
  • Shaun Tan “Rules of Summer”
Online Long Form
  • Vince Dorse (The Untold Tales of Bigfoot)
  • Mike Norton (Battlepug)
  • Minna Sundberg (Stand Still, Stay Silent)
Online Short Form
  • Danielle Corsetto (Girls with Slingshots)
  • Jonathan Lemon (Rabbits Against Magic)
  • Rich Powell (Wide Open)
Greeting Cards
  • Gary McCoy
  • Glenn McCoy
  • Maria Scrivan
 Comic Books
  • Jason Latour (Southern Bastards)
  • Babs Tarr (Batgirl)
  • H. Williams III (The Sandman Overture)
 Graphic Novels
  • Jules Feiffer (Kill My Mother)
  • Mike Maihak (Cleopatra in Space)
  • Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer)
Newspaper Panels
  • Dave Blazek (Loose Parts)
  • Mark Parisi (Off the Mark)
  • Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange)
Feature Animation
  • Paul Felix (production designer: “Big Hero 6”)
  • Tomm Moore (Director: “Song of the Sea”)
  • Isao Takahata (Director: “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”)
Television Animation
  • Mark Ackland (Storyboards- “The Void” : “Wander Over Yonder)
  • Patrick McHale (Creator “Over the Garden Wall”)
  • Kyle Menke (storyboards- “Star Wars” parody episode “Phineas and Ferb”)

Congrats to all the nominees!