Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mell Lazarus 1927-2016

Mell Lazarus passed away on the morning of May 24, 2016, at his home in Woodland Hills, CA.

He is best known as the creator of two comic strips, Miss Peach (1957–2002) and Momma (1970–present). For his comic strip Pauline McPeril (a 1966-69 collaboration with Jack Rickard), he used the pseudonym Fulton, which is also the name of a character in his novel, The Boss Is Crazy, Too.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

"This Campaign is YUUUGE!" at the ToonSeum

From Eventbrite.

Cartoon by Steve Brodner

An opening night party for a new show, This Campaign is YUUUGE! Cartoonists Tackle the 2016 Presidential Race, will be held at the ToonSeum on May 27th from 7 to 10 pm. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

“Complete Peanuts” Comes to a Close

Michael Cavna in The Washington Post.

This October Fantagraphics will publish the final volume — No. 26 — to conclude its “The Complete Peanuts” hardcover box set.

And a guiding hand throughout the creative process, over the past 13 years, has been Seth, who delved into the forthcoming volume by gathering Schulz ephemera, including his advertising art and editorial illustration.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Seth's Giant Installation in Guelph

From the CBC.

Guelph's newest art installation is a celebration of the city's public life, and one of its best-known artists.
It's called "The Junkyard of Memory," a comic strip that's eighteen metres long by three metres wide and printed on fifteen aluminum panels, which were mounted to the exterior wall of the Bookshelf in downtown Guelph.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Great British Graphic Novel Exhibit at the Cartoon Museum

Dr. Paul Williams in the Geek Syndicate.

An exhibition looking at the rise of the British Graphic novel with works by William Hogarth, Kate Charlesworth, Dave Gibbons, Martin Rowson, Posy Simmonds, Bryan and Mary Talbot and many others.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

70th Annual NCS Reuben Awards

From the NCS website.

L to R, top row: Bruce Higdon, Sergio Aragonés, Mo Willems (Reubens emcee), Jeff Smith, Terry Moore. Second row: David Apatoff, Jenny Robb, Luke McGarry, Matt Diffee, Lynn Johnston, Paul Coker Jr. Front: Jan Eliot, Maria Scrivan, Deborah Peyton.
(caricatures by Tom Richmond)

The 70th Annual NCS Reuben Awards Weekend will take place in Memphis, TN May 26th-29th, 2016.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Chris Beetles Gallery hosts exhibition in support of House of Illustration

From Pro Cartoonists.

The Director and Trustees of House of Illustration together with Chris Beetles are exhibiting and selling of works from the 2008 exhibition What Are You Like? to raise funds for House of Illustration.