All in Features
The glitz! The glamor! Enjoy our exclusive photo album from the National Cartoonist Society’s 2018 Reuben Awards weekend.
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.
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.
Unable to serve in the military, Li’l Abner creator Al Capp spearheaded cartoonists’ effort to raise money to fight World War II. Jay Maeder looks at Capp’s cartooning contribution to the cause.
Before he achieved cartooning immortality on Nancy, a teenaged Ernie Bushmiller was honing his chops on a comic strip about a hapless boxer and his long-suffering manager. We present a sampling of pre-Nancy Bushmiller and his strip Mac the Manager.
During its century-plus existence, the comic strip has produced defining moments that held the American public in its unique thrall; these moments were the first thing everyone turned to in the newspaper. This feature collects the event that grabbed the public's fancy like no others.