Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Knoxville couple celebrates 60th wedding anniversary in a comic strip

The Rex Morgan comic strip today doubles as a tribute to Ron and Shirley Bugos, who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Ron and Shirley are longtime Rex Morgan fans.

It was their son Glenn's idea, and he contacted Rex Morgan cartoonist Terry Beatty about it. 

From the Knoxville News:

Beatty went one step further. He decided to “invite” Ron and Shirley to the wedding reception of his characters Buck and Mindy.

“Knowing I had the Buck and Mindy Las Vegas wedding sequence coming up, I knew I’d be drawing some sort of crowd scene for their wedding reception and figured why not put these long-time fans into the strip?” he said. "I ran that notion past Glenn, who was thrilled by the idea and supplied a reference photo.

Video: Rob Rogers: Editorial cartooning and the First Amendment

Rob Rogers, former editorial cartoonist at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette who was fired by the publisher in June 2018, is interviewed by The Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant regarding his career and the First Amendment implications of his firing.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Cartoon Class

Another great week teaching cartooning at the Long Island Museum. Great kids, fierce talent. I could add 100 more photos. We drew so much.

This class was almost double what last year's class was, and was about 50/50 boys and girls. I have been teaching a week-long series of classes at the Museum for over a decade. We had a lot of fun, and the kids surprised me with their talent.

It's back to normal for a short time here. Back to the drawing board.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

See You Soon

This week I'm at Long Island Museum, teaching cartoon classes. Updates will be sporadic or not at all. See you!

Friday, August 03, 2018

From the Sketchbook: People Will Steal My Brilliant Ideas!

From the sketchbook: angry arteest kinda guy thinks people will steal his brilliant artistic ideas. #legendinhisownmind

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Cartoon Illustrations from Woman's Day, July 1951

Here are some great illustrations for stories and ads from the July 1951 Woman's Day magazine. It's copyright 1951 by Woman's Day, Inc. in New York City. It cost 20 cents and, oddly, you could not subscribe to it.

When it comes to midcentury cartoonist/illustrators, one of my favorites is Roy Doty:

There are a good number of cartoon illustrations that are uncredited. Here's some great art, but no signature or attribution:

Indulge me here while I read about the new "What's My Line" TV quiz show. 

Some illustrations by Richard Scarry:

The great gag cartoonist Sam Cobean:

Cartoon drawings were usual for a lot of ads. I would guess this one is by Roy Doty, but I'm not sure. 

New Yorker cartoonist Mary Gibson draws for Drano:

More Richard Scarry:

More art with no name attached. Most were done by a staff illustrator at the ad agency:

More great Roy Doty spots:

More anonymous cartoon art. I enjoyed this ad, especially the women's clothing and hairstyles! Talk about high maintenance!

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The Garden As of July 1st

The zinnias below have many buds but are late bloomers:

Our raised beds in the foreground -- and you can kind of see my neighbor's scarecrow in the orange shirt over his garden. The wind makes this scarecrow turn around and look at my garden. Spooky.

Cucumbers and tomatoes:

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Video: Jules Feiffer "Transforming Rage Into Art: Lessons From the Army"

Jules Feiffer, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist and writer, explains how joining the army taught him how to express his pent up anger, and how that set him on his career path as a satirist and cartoonist.

To see the full interview and learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/collections/oral-histories/interviews/woh-fi-0000994/jules-feiffer-2017