Tom Motley is a cartoonist, illustrator, and educator who’s also been a longtime member of the NY Comics Symposium....more
Posts Tagged: cartoons
Patricia Lockwood, poet and author of the infamous “Rape Joke,” talks about her book Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s influence on her writing, and what fame means for poets in the age of social media....more
Within the crowd is a bald-headed, bearded man. He carries a sketchpad that, if he were sitting cross-legged, would be big enough to cover his knees. He is not a reporter. “The funeral is over, but the corpse is still grooving,” he writes. The man is Shel Silverstein....more
What comes to mind when you think of Ernest Hemingway?
Simple declarative sentences, the banal horror of war, endless rounds of booze, and…whimsical schoolboy-style doodles?
Hemingway’s fellow ambulance drivers drew him some cartoons to cheer him up while he was in the hospital, and Slate has posted them in all their goofy glory....more
The New Yorker recently posted a cartoon which features a naked, and post-coital, Adam and Eve to their Facebook page. What resulted was a kerfuffle between the magazine and social media site over their nudity regulation policies. Specifically, Facebook took issue with Eve’s cartoon nipples, leading to the magazine’s Facebook page being temporarily shut down....more
Apparently, as a college student, O’Connor developed a taste for making linoleum cuts, which appeared in the college’s newspaper along with awesomely quipy captions directed at the pompousness of student life and the faculty.
Barry Moser, who is writing the introduction to the upcoming book on O’Connor’s early art, likens her linoleum technique and general temperament to her keen eye for gesture: All the poses her figures strike seem realistic, despite her rarely using references....more
New Yorker cartoon space is highly coveted. Those illustrated laughs that punctuate essays are the ones that made it through the slough of rejection. It’s tough times for the gag cartoonist.
Graphic novelist, James Sturn, walks us through the low expectations, rejection, illustration-block and extracting cartoons from the daily grind....more