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found & lost

finally found a minute to run uptown to see Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration 1917-2017, an exhibit at the charming upper eastside headquarters of the Society of Illustrators. Will Eisner (1917–2005) was a major innovator and influencer in American comic

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Posted in 30's, 40's, books, cartoonists, comic books, sva

can’t place the face

I love this big outdoor face sculpture we spotted in Bethel, NY. I couldn’t find the name of the artist, but it reminds me of great 50’s cartoonists, like Gene Deitch, VIP, and UPA studios.

Posted in 50's, cartoonists, sculpture

jungle love

attended New York Comic Con in October especially enjoyed the panels celebrating Marvel Comics’ 75th anniversary; plenty of reminiscences from comic artists and writers from the 70’s and 80’s Writer Doug Moench revealed that Ka-Zar, a Tarzan knockoff, was artist Sal Buscema’s favorite

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Posted in 70's, 80's, cartoonists, comic books

motley crew

Shout-out to cartoonist, illustrator, and SVA instructor Tom Motley. I was unable to attend his lecture “Composition Lessons from Comics Masters” at the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium, but he was nice enough to send me a copy of his

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Posted in cartoonists, sva

thanks for giving

Sept 25 was the birthday of prolific author, cartoonist, and songwriter Shel Silverstein. Shel is best known as the author of many children’s books, like “The Giving Tree” and “Where the Sidewalk Ends”. But according to biographer Lisa Rogak in “A

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Posted in books, cartoonists, magazines, music

happy birthday, jackie!

August 1 is the birthday of Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman syndicated cartoonist. She created the comic strip Torchy Brown and the panel comic Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger. In 1947, the Terri Lee doll company produced a doll based on

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Posted in 40's, 50's, cartoonists, comics, toys

how it art

Saw comic book artist & writer Howard Chaykin, speak at Special Edition, NYC. He said: comics tell time with space – larger panels are longer periods of time – smaller panels are short bursts of time and: horizontal panels are

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Posted in 80's, cartoonists, comic books, design, mad men