Calvin and Hobbes Online

Big Calvin and Hobbes fans probably already know this, but those of you who were more casual cartoon readers, or have yet to discover Bill Watterson’s goofy duo, UComics is reprinting Calvin and Hobbes online!

It’s nice to see them again on a daily basis, although my Calvin and Hobbes book collection helps me whenever I need a boy/tiger comic fix.

Two C&H books every cartoonist should own:

The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book

Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995

Cartoon Success Secrets: A Tribute To 30 Years Of Cartoonist Profiles

I’ve been a big fan of Cartoonist Profiles magazine since I started out in cartooning. I first discovered it in a book on cartooning at my local library. My wife actually got me a subscription for my birthday and it’s been an invaluable source of information, humor and motivation since.

That’s why I’m so excited that Jud Hurd, editor of Cartoonist Profiles, has published ‘Cartoon Success Secrets: A Tribute To 30 Years Of Cartoonist Profiles’. My wife just got it for me for my birthday as well. Weird eh?!

It’s just a wonderful book! Many of my favorite articles are included as well as some fascinating background on Hurd himself!

Any cartoonist worth his or her salt (except those on low-sodium diets) needs to pick this one up!

NCS Reuben Winners for 2003

OK, the results are in for cartooning’s Oscar, the Reuben!

Here are the winners:

2003 Reuben Award and Division Award Winners

Cartoonist of the Year:
Greg Evans

Milt Canifff Lifetime Achievement Award:
Jules Feiffer

Editorial Cartoons:
Tom Toles

Newspaper Panels:
Jerry Van Amerongen (“Ballard Street”)

Greeting Cards:
Glenn McCoy

Newspaper Illustration:
Bob Rich

Comic Strips:
Stephan Pastis (“Pearls Before Swine”)

Magazine Feature/Magazine Illustration:
Hermann Mejia

Book Illustration:
Chris Payne

Advertising Illustration:
Tom Richmond

Comic Books:
Terry Moore: “Strangers in Paradise”

Gag Cartoons:
Jack Ziegler

TV Animation:
Paul Rudish: “Star Wars: Clone Wars”

Feature Animation:
Andrew Stanton: “Finding Nemo”