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GARRY TRUDEAU: ‘Doonesbury’ creator becomes first cartoonist ever to receive George Polk career award

by Michael CavnaIN A CAREER of many firsts, Garry Trudeau has just notched another one. The “Doonesbury” creator has just been announced as the recipient of the George Polk career award — the 33rd person to garner the honor, but the first cartoonist to do so.The Polk Award comes exactly 40 years...Read More >

An Exhibition of Adventure

The most beloved duo of the comic pages is back in Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue (Andrews McMeel Publishing, March 10, 2015, $19.99). Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, Calvin...Read More >

Dear Abby aka Jeanne Phillips to be Honored at 2015 Great Minds Gala Hosted by Diane Rehm

(Jan. 26, 2015) WASHINGTON – Dear Abby aka Jeanne Phillips will be honored with the 2015 Proxmire Award, which recognizes a national figure who has demonstrated leadership and positively impacted public awareness around Alzheimer's disease and dementia, at the second annual Great Minds...Read More >

GoComics Cartoonist Keith Knight to Speak to German Universities

L.A.-based cartoonist Keith Knight is off to Germany in November for a series of comic strip slide shows addressing the subject of police brutality in the U.S.. The cartoonist discovered that his work, which frequently addresses the subject of race in the U.S., was being used to teach German...Read More >

Legendary Cartoonist Pat Oliphant: 'We Are in a Forest Fire of Ignorance'

(September 3, 2014) -- For 50 years, the Australian-born artist has been a mainstay of America's politics and opinion pages. Here's why he's not optimistic about the future. Pat Oliphant is perhaps the most influential political cartoonist in...Read More >

Cartoonist spreads Mother City love

(July 5, 2014) -- CAPE Town has long prided itself on being an international destination. Now it’s got a boost from US cartoonist Jan Eliot in her Stone Soup comic strip. “The landscape and the seascapes never ceased to impress me. You have the most beautiful...Read More >

Dan Thompson, creator of the Rip Haywire comic strip, now teaching through Taught By A Pro

(June 28, 2014) -- Dan Thompson recently added two courses on comic creation to the Taught By A Pro online course catalog. In the course Awesome Storytelling in Webcomics, Dan Thompson provides instruction on the art of writing a compelling story that will engage...Read More >

Stephan Pastis’s ‘Bill Watterson week’ gets ‘massive’ reaction, traffic

(June 9, 2014) -- THE WORLD’S attachment to “Calvin and Hobbes,” and the connection to its creator, remains strong and passionate nearly two decades after Bill Watterson took his boy and his tiger and went home, leaving the comics page ever since —...Read More >

2014 NCS AWARDS: Reuben winner Wiley Miller (‘Non Sequitur’) appreciates honor’s esteemed legacy

(May 25, 2014) -- ON SATURDAY NIGHT in San Diego, “Non Sequitur” creator Wiley Miller won what he calls “a once-in-a-lifetime award.” Miller means that both wryly — because a cartoonist can win this honor only once ever — but also sincerely, because he appreciates the prize’s...Read More >

Doonesbury website moves to The Washington Post

(April 28, 2014) -- Doonesbury.com, the ultimate destination for fans of Garry Trudeau’s famous comic strip, will now live exclusively on The Washington Post’s website. More than just your average fan site, Doonesbury.com is a place where readers can interact with the strip and its characters...Read More >

Toon-size: Guinness Record for longest comic strip set on TODAY

(April 11, 2014) To wrap up the Spring Breakers TODAY series on Friday, Rockefeller Plaza, including the entire ice skating rink, became one giant comic strip. With the help of schoolchildren around the country, Lincoln Peirce, the cartoonist behind the popular "Big Nate" cartoon and...Read More >

Dear Abby gives some solicited advice

(April 8, 2014) -- To give you a glimpse of what the real "Dear Abby" is like, two things about Jeanne Phillips: At a dinner in her honor at Hakkasan on Friday night, hosted by Lisa and John Grotts, a restaurant staffer displayed excitement at meeting the advice columnist. Phillips swiftly...Read More >

Longest Cartoon Strip

(April 4, 2014) -- Cartoonist Lincoln Peirce, the creator behind the popular comic strip "Big Nate," will set out to break the world record for "Longest Cartoon Strip." "Big Nate" runs in more than 300 newspapers nationwide and has catapulted into a...Read More >

Carlson Takes 2014 National Headliner Award

(March 31, 2014) Congratulations are in order to Detroit Free Press editorial cartoonist Mike Thompson who took first place in the 80th National Headliner Awards. The award recognizes the best in journalism in several categories. Second place this year goes to...Read More >

Reclusive ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ cartoonist Bill Watterson breaks silence for Ohio State exhibit

(March 20, 2014) -- Cartoonist Bill Watterson has granted a handful of interviews since he retired his Calvin and Hobbes comic strip in 1995, but the famously private artist agreed to answer questions recently from Ohio State University’s cartoon library. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library...Read More >

Master of 'a Dying Art'

(March 17, 2014) Patrick Oliphant says too many people don't understand what a cartoon is about. At his opening at the Gerald Peters Gallery in New York on March 20, you can probably expect veteran political cartoonist Pat Oliphant to be up on a...Read More >