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Charles Schulz draws Charlie Brown 

(Source: youtube.com)

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(via How Hard Is It To Get a Cartoon Into The New Yorker? - By James Sturm - Slate Magazine)
James Sturm writes about his experiences drawing and submitting cartoons to the New Yorker.

(via How Hard Is It To Get a Cartoon Into The New Yorker? - By James Sturm - Slate Magazine)

James Sturm writes about his experiences drawing and submitting cartoons to the New Yorker.

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I love love love Graham Annable's subtleties and quiet sense of humor. Check out the other Grickle Mythology cartoons on his Flickr.
Morning coffee  (by Grickle)

I love love love Graham Annable's subtleties and quiet sense of humor. Check out the other Grickle Mythology cartoons on his Flickr.

Morning coffee (by Grickle)

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austinkleon:

Art Spiegelman on Picasso, cave paintings and comics:

I was very suspicious of high culture, not of low, and it took a long time for me to crack the code and say, ‘You know what, Picasso’s a pretty good cartoonist.’

This bit on style reminds me of Milton Glaser (“I don’t trust style.” and “The model for personal development is antithetical to the model for professional success.”):

Style is a capitalist invention. It’s a trademark. It’s very useful in the world of commerce to have a good trademark, but it wasn’t my first concern. I got restless…
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johnmartz:

For the second year in a row, I had the honour of creating the poster for the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.
Awarded by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, the scholarship gives $5000 to a promising student cartoonist every year. The scholarship is open to any student in the US, Canada and Mexico, and you do not need to be an art student.
More information is available at the NCSF website, and I encourage all students with cartooning in their blood to apply.
You can see the poster I did for last year’s scholarship.
EDIT: Here’s a high-res printable PDF of this year’s poster if you want to print it out for your school or comic shop.

johnmartz:

For the second year in a row, I had the honour of creating the poster for the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.

Awarded by the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, the scholarship gives $5000 to a promising student cartoonist every year. The scholarship is open to any student in the US, Canada and Mexico, and you do not need to be an art student.

More information is available at the NCSF website, and I encourage all students with cartooning in their blood to apply.

You can see the poster I did for last year’s scholarship.

EDIT: Here’s a high-res printable PDF of this year’s poster if you want to print it out for your school or comic shop.

(via johnmartz)

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austinkleon:

Cartoonist Ivan Brunetti in his studio
Kidd, who says Brunetti’s relative obscurity is due mainly to the fact that he’s not much of a self-promoter, has been badgering the cartoonist to submit a book proposal for more than a decade. “He doesn’t have a defining book. That’s a big moment for a cartoonist,” Kidd said. “And Ivan has a masterpiece in him; it’s just getting him to do it.”
Yep.

austinkleon:

Cartoonist Ivan Brunetti in his studio

Kidd, who says Brunetti’s relative obscurity is due mainly to the fact that he’s not much of a self-promoter, has been badgering the cartoonist to submit a book proposal for more than a decade. “He doesn’t have a defining book. That’s a big moment for a cartoonist,” Kidd said. “And Ivan has a masterpiece in him; it’s just getting him to do it.”

Yep.

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Finally, a use for all those PITT pens that aren’t able to maintain a sharp point after a single drawing. (via Jessica Abel on Twitter)

And speaking of PITT pens, don’t forget their other powerful secret: the secret second brush point:

(Source: youtube.com)

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The Comics Issue: If Cartoons Are So Big, Why Don't They Pay?

A sobering look at the diminishing monetary rewards for cartoonists, comic book artists, and illustrators these days.

The kicker, though, is this shameful admission by the Village Voice itself:

Also, many of the artists in this issue aren’t getting paid, but have contributed work for the exposure.
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Ivan Brunetti’s little classroom-in-a-book Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice is probably my favourite book about drawing comics.

Brunetti gets to the heart of what makes a comic a comic. It’s not a book that tries to teach you the right way to draw, or the proper tools to use. Rather it focuses on the philosophy of comics-making and the distillation of both art and story into simple pictograms and beats.

Previously only available for sale with Comic Art Annual #9 from the now-defunct Buenaventura Press, I’m glad to see that this little handbook has found a new home with Yale University Press.

(Source: youtube.com)

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Attention all cartoonists and illustrators! The deadline for the National Cartoonists Society’s annual division awards fast approaches.
Submissions are open to anyone, there is no fee, and you are even encouraged to submit the work of others.
Categories include newspaper illustration, gag cartoons, greeting cards, comic strips, magazine illustration, book illustration, editorial cartooning, advertising illustration, comic books, graphic novels, and animation.
I encourage everyone to submit; the annual awards weekends are fun events, with parties, presentations, and schmoozing with a who’s who of cartooning. The deadline is February 6. Visit the NCS’s site for full details.

Attention all cartoonists and illustrators! The deadline for the National Cartoonists Society’s annual division awards fast approaches.

Submissions are open to anyone, there is no fee, and you are even encouraged to submit the work of others.

Categories include newspaper illustration, gag cartoons, greeting cards, comic strips, magazine illustration, book illustration, editorial cartooning, advertising illustration, comic books, graphic novels, and animation.

I encourage everyone to submit; the annual awards weekends are fun events, with parties, presentations, and schmoozing with a who’s who of cartooning. The deadline is February 6. Visit the NCS’s site for full details.

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Nice Sullivant Scans
The Animation Treasures blog recently posted some relatively high quality scans of T.S. Sullivant illustrations.  I could look at these all day. His (continuing) influence on Disney animation, Golden Book illustrations, and early 20th Century comic strips is abundantly clear.
The ASIFA Hollywood blog has more.
I mean, just look at those hyenas.

Nice Sullivant Scans

The Animation Treasures blog recently posted some relatively high quality scans of T.S. Sullivant illustrations.  I could look at these all day. His (continuing) influence on Disney animation, Golden Book illustrations, and early 20th Century comic strips is abundantly clear.

The ASIFA Hollywood blog has more.

I mean, just look at those hyenas.

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NCSF Cartooning Scholarship
A reminder: there is just over a month to get your applications in for the National Cartoonists Society Foundation’s annual Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.
If you are a student in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico who draws cartoons or comics, and you are heading to university or college (it does not have to be art school), you are eligible.
More information, and the application form, at the NCSF site.

NCSF Cartooning Scholarship

A reminder: there is just over a month to get your applications in for the National Cartoonists Society Foundation’s annual Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship.

If you are a student in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico who draws cartoons or comics, and you are heading to university or college (it does not have to be art school), you are eligible.

More information, and the application form, at the NCSF site.

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Jesse Jacobs | Squidface and The Meddler
A great interview (with plenty of big images) with one of my favourite Canadian talents, Jesse Jacobs.

Jesse Jacobs | Squidface and The Meddler

A great interview (with plenty of big images) with one of my favourite Canadian talents, Jesse Jacobs.

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Leo Cullum, New Yorker cartoonist, dies at 68.

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Boxed Lynch (by mcfarlandandpecci.com)

A stylish mini-documentary about cartoonist Dave Lynch and his sketchbook.