CARTOONIST

By Chris Slane | Illustrator & comic creator.

“The Place Was Especially A Mess After The Weekly Art Meetings”

<b>… “The artists, who waited for the verdicts, scrambled for desk space where they could retouch their cartoons and spots according to what Wylie, or</b> …

Mama Cass as you have never seen her: An Interview with Pénélope Bagieu

Talented, funny, and inspiring, Pénélope Bagieu is one of my favorite cartoonists. The French artist has been living in New York City for a couple of …

An Interview with Yvan Guillo/Samplerman | The Comics Journal

A quiet revolution in comics—as relates to its connection with fine art and design—is staged on the tumblr of Yvan Guillo, under the pen name of …

Creativity

5 Questions with Michel Mulipola

Preferred medium:Clip Studio Paint aka Manga Studio, Wacom Mobile Studio Pro, Pentel Pocket Brush pen, Copic markers, Pigma pensYears active:12Tell …

Comics

Call for Graphic Submissions Special Collection: Graphic Science

Comics have been well received in the science community and by publishers as a form of science communication. Recent publications demonstrate that …

Research

#IndexAwards 2017: Chinese cartoonist Rebel Pepper refuses to put down his pen

Wang Liming, better known under the pseudonym Rebel Pepper, is one of China’s most famous political cartoonists. He is best-known for his work …

Bernie Wrightson, 1948-2017

<i>Swamp Thing</i> co-creator, comic book artist and illustrator Bernie Wrightson died March 18th following a long battle with cancer. Wrightson was a …

Comic Books

There Is No Short Cut.

Every so often I’ll be contacted by someone who wants to know how to get into the comics “industry.” They’ll send me a link to their web comic or …

Publishing

this is my favorite Bernie Wrightson illustration from his Frankenstein the use of negative space is beyond genius https://t.co/uzYHZxycge

I can't fathom how a human with a pencil even executed this. RIP Bernie Wrightson. https://t.co/cbl7vqS1Kg

Bernie Wrightson RIP

<b>Bernie Wrightson</b>, the legendary horror and comic book artist, and actual miracle worker on a page, has passed away at the age of 68 after a battle …

Famed Comic Book Artist Bernie Wrightson Dies at 68

Bernie “Berni” Wrightson, a comic book artist known for his iconic <i>Frankenstein</i> illustrations and co-creating DC’s Swamp Thing, has passed away after …

Cool Stuff

Bringing Dan Clowes’s “Wilson” to the Screen

Dan Clowes, the renowned cartoonist behind the comic-book series “Eightball” and graphic novels such as “Ice Haven,” has a knack for creating characters that jump off the page and onto the movie screen. After “Ghost World” and “Art School Confidential,” his latest character to make the transition …

Publishing

Liza Donnelly Discusses Barbara Shermund.

Since it’s Women’s History month, I thought I would write about my favorite female <i>New Yorker</i> cartoonist from the past. Many are surprised to hear there were cartoonists who were women at the start of the magazine in 1925. But there were, and my favorite was Barbara Shermund.<p>Born in 1899 in San Francisco, Barbara Shermund studied art at the California School of Arts, and at age 26 moved to New York City. It wasn’t long before she started with <i>The New Yorker</i> in its first few months, and she drew …

The story of a dreamer: Sam Hepburn, copywriter turned cartoonist | Life | Malay Mail Online

Life<p>The story of a dreamer: Sam Hepburn, copywriter turned cartoonist<p>Copywriter turned cartoonist Sam Hepburn. — Pictures by Choo Choy MayKUALA …

Comic Strips

Skip Williamson, 1944-2017 | The Comics Journal

Mervyn “Skip” Williamson became a fly in the ointment at an early age; a thorn in the side of polite society throughout his whole life. He left this …

Entertainment

Ask any budding Comic Artisan - Drawing is tough… really tough

Ask any budding Comic Artisan - Drawing is tough… really tough.<p>And the reason it’s so tough is because of the sheer amount of calculating we need to do to get our drawings looking right!<p>(Here I was thinking being an artist would be about the furthest you could get from being a mathematician. How wrong was I!)<p>We know the ingredients we need to use to make a convincing replica of reality on paper - Composition, Perspective, Proportions, Placement, Form, Depth, Dimension… just to name a few…<p>But …

Hey, friends!  I’ve got a big solo gallery show opening this weekend, and the reception is tomorrow (Sunday, 19 March 2017) at 2pm central

Hey, friends! I’ve got a big solo gallery show opening this weekend, and the reception is tomorrow (Sunday, 19 March 2017) at 2pm central. If you live in the Western Kentucky (or southern Indiana, or northern middle Tennessee) area and want to come out, I’d love to see you! There’s a lot of stuff up. Like dozens of pieces - hundreds if you count individual figures and such.

10 Things...Storytelling Pictures

--Greg Manchess<p>Before you click away thinking that this is about writing and not painting, think again. I recently read Pixar’s "22 Rules of …

Storytelling

INTERVIEW: Jacky Fleming - Cartoonist

I kept wondering – if I had to sum up what I’d learned, to pass it on, what would essential information for girls be?<p>I asked Jacky Fleming, Penguin …

Feminism

Raymond Briggs's 'captivating' work wins lifetime achievement award

Despite having insisted that ‘my lifetime hasn’t ended yet’, The Snowman author declares the BookTrust prize ‘an incredible honour’<p>Raymond Briggs, author of Fungus the Bogeyman and The Snowman, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by children’s books charity BookTrust, despite the famously …

Literature

I’m Matt Wuerker, Politico’s cartoonist. AMA about making hand-crafted memes for the masses.

Hi there Reddit. I’m Matt Wuerker, staff cartoonist for Politico where I’ve been drawing cartoons and caricatures since we launched over ten years …

Political Cartoons

Hugo Pratt at work. https://t.co/8Cl9RHgZPt

1953. Saul Steinberg in a porcelain shop. Paris, France. https://t.co/D1es9sryui

An Interview with R. Sikoryak | The Comics Journal

R Sikoryak’s <i>Terms and Conditions</i> manages to compress half a century’s worth of required comics reading into the span of 104 pages, while …

Comics

Never Again?

What Keeps Al Jaffee, the Genius Behind Mad Magazine’s Fold-Ins, Going After 52 Years

The longest-running cartoonist of all times shares stories from the halcyon days of Mad and the one Fold-In he regrets drawing.<p>Do you remember the last time you flipped through a <i>Mad</i> magazine?<p>Maybe it was when you were a kid, back when <i>Mad</i>’s inimitable satire felt a little dangerous, like something …

Creativity

For Our Consideration: 10 female cartoonists you need to know

Today, we once again take the opportunity to celebrate some of the fantastic women cartoonists and artists working in comics. On the one hand, it’s absolutely strange to continue to have “women in X field” features when women make up more than half the world’s population, and sure, it’d be nice to …

Comics