I’m Speaking at the 2015 NCS Reuben Awards

2015 Reubens Cover

I’m super excited and honored to announce that I’m going to be speaking at the 2015 National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards! Perhaps even better, I’ve been caricatured by Mad’s Tom Richmond for the brochure cover! (I’m second in from right under the flag with the glasses, hat, and the giant, and sadly quite accurate, nose.)

You won’t believe the other people speaking:

  • Mort Drucker– First recipient of the “NCS Medal of Honor”; Speaker
  • Jeff Keane– Recipient of the NCS “Silver T-Square” for outstanding dedication to the Society
  • Brian Crane– Reuben winning creator of the syndicated comic strip “Pickles”; speaker
  • Doug Mahnke– Superstar comic book artist; speaker
  • Juana Medina– Illustrator, first recipient of the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship; speaker
  • Nick Galifianakis– Cartoonist, author, illustrator; speaker
  • Ann Telnaes, Pulitizer prize winning editorial cartoonist; moderating a panel on “Cartooning and Free Speech”

Wow, huh?

I’ll be talking about how I got started cartooning, how I make a living online, and my many spectacular failures.

Hope to see you there!!

2013 Success in the World of Comics Seminar

Success In The World of Comics Seminar 2013

Hey, just a heads up that I’ll be presenting again at the 3rd annual Success in the World of Comics seminar in Annapolis! (You might remember I presented at the first one in Las Vegas a few years back.)

Also presenting will be Tom Gammill, Tom Richmond, Amy Lago, Jeff Keane, Steven Silver, Ed Steckley, Mark Simon, Tim Brennan, and, of course, Bill Kellogg & Chad Carpenter.

It’s the weekend of February 16 & 17, 2013 and you can see more details and sign up here. (You should hurry, it fills up fast.)

See you there!

Other Cartoon Blogs You Should Be Reading #2

RichmondTom Richmond is one of those guys you idolize as a kid; he’s an artist for Mad, he’s huge, and he’s got his own Batman outfit.  (OK, truth be told, I wanna be Tom too.)

Plus he finds the time for really interesting in-depth blog posts that make you admire him even more!

Curse you, Richmond!  (Now, back to reading your blog…)

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Anonymous Celebrity (Kinda Sort Of)

I was reading Tom Richmond’s blog about a local mag’s cover story on him, and this popped out at me:

The story did serve one useful purpose. Several of our neighbors who we did not know well now know what I do for a living… apparently I was previously believed to be a lawyer.

I’ve often thought/hoped that my neighbors are wondering “I dunno, he’s home all the time; what do you think he does?!”

I have to admit, I love it when people ask what I do, because, let’s face it, I have a really freakin’ cool job.

The thing I love even a little bit more is when I get something like this: “So you like do a comic for the local paper or something?”

And then I get to play what my wife calls the credibility card (I call it the badass card) and say “actually, I do a lot of work for magazines like Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping… I think I’m in the current Forbes. That sort of thing.”

I know, pride goeth before a fall and all that, but it’s fun watching them have to all of a sudden take me seriously.

Anyway, congrats to Tom on his cover story. Go read his blog; I’m going to go get some dessert.

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More Cartoon Blogs

Lately I’ve been restructuring everyone’s favorite cartoon blog, and I’ve been adding some new blogs to the “Cartoon Blogs” section.

Some recent fun finds:

  • The Aaugh Blog – Info for the serious Peanuts fan since 2000 (WOW!)
  • Chewing Pencils – Matt Glover gives you the cartooning lowdown
  • A Gag a Day – Tim Harries has a great individual style and a weird sense of humor; right up my alley
  • Tom’s Mad Blog – Tom Richmond slings some serious ink

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