All in Cartoonists
The glitz! The glamor! Enjoy our exclusive photo album from the National Cartoonist Society’s 2018 Reuben Awards weekend.
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 .
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.
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.
Johnny Hart, the trailblazing creator of B.C. and The Wizard of Id, talks candidly about thinking funny, the role his faith plays in his work and his life and more.
Alex Raymond, the immensely gifted and influential creator of Flash Gordon, was killed in a car crash in 1956. Arlen Schumer talks to Raymond's passenger, Blondie artist Stan Drake, to determine if the accident was a suicide. attempt
In a talk delivered to his fellow cartoonists in 1994, Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz recounted his early days, his creative methods and the cartoonist's obligation to the industry.
When Cathy Guisewite chose to retire her popular strip Cathy, the comics page lost one of the pioneers of bringing a female perspective to the comics page. Tom Heintjes talks to Guisewite about her career and her decision to leave on top.
Patrick McDonnell is the force behind the popular MUTTS comic strip, but he has also ventured into media including books, musicals, animation and a coming theatrical movie. Tom Heintjes speaks to McDonnell about his animal kingdom.