The glitz! The glamor! Enjoy our exclusive photo album from the National Cartoonist Society’s 2018 Reuben Awards weekend.
In 1951, Li’l Abner creator Al Capp ran a contest in his strip to discover the woman he could proclaim to have the world’s sweetest face. More than 40 years later, senior editor Tom Heintjes caught up with the contest’s winner.
Dan Piraro, the inimitable force behind Bizarro, has taken readers on a guided tour of his mind’s recesses for years. Here, he talks with Tom Heintjes about this career, meeting his fans (one of whom was possibly homicidal) and the demands of being funny whether he feels like it or not.
For a small group of cartoonists, opportunity knocked on the nursery door. Jeff Keane, Mason Mastroianni, Brian Walker and Greg Walker discuss the privileges and pitfalls of entering the family business .
Tom Heintjes interviews Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden, the authors of the Eisner Award-winning How to Read Nancy, about the new insights they gained about Ernie Bushmiller’s work—and why Sluggo’s Noo Yawk accent would come and go.
For decades, Russell Johnson produced the Mister Oswald strip for hardware retailers. Rob Stolzer interviewed Johnson about his career and the way he combined his twin passions of cartooning and hardware retailing
Harry Haenigsen’s Penny was the standard-bearer for bobby-soxer strips. Ed Black looks at the career of the cartoonist who was a graphic innovator and a keen observer of the generation he was chronicling.
Right Around Home creator Dudley Fisher didn’t enjoy looking down on others, but his comic strip did. Jonathan Barli looks at the largely forgotten master of the bird’s-eye point of view and presents a generous sample of his work.
Millions know Fritzi Ritz better as "Aunt Fritz,” the long-suffering caretaker of Nancy. But when she made her debut on the comic page she was Fritzi Ritz, flapper. We present some of her pre-Nancy escapades when her creator, Larry Whittington, was at the strip's helm.