Author Archives: R.C. Harvey

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From Figure Drawing to Storytelling

A quick eccentrically skewed tour of the comic book’s crucial 1970-1990s from corporate creation to individual expression. Continue reading

 
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Roger Armstrong: Conversing with One of Cartooning’s Better Sprites

Armstrong (1917-2007) was a man-sized pixie with a gray beard and a haystack hair-do and dark Mephistophlean eyebrows, an archetypically elfin presence who saw the humor in humanity’s parade and delighted in it. Continue reading

 
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The Passing of a Giant: Roy Doty, 1922-2015

Roy Doty was a cartoonist, artist and illustrator, creating humorous pictures in books and magazines, packaging, advertising, comic strips and television. Continue reading

 
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Winnie the WAC

Winnie the WAC was to the Women’s Army Corps in World War II what Dave Breger’s Private Breger and George Baker’s Sad Sack and Bill Mauldin’s Willie and Joe were to the entire U.S. military—a moral booster nonpareil. Continue reading

 
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When a Dog Was Art: Clifford McBride and the Immortal Napoleon

Back in those dear, dead days of yesteryear, cartoonists drew comic strips; they didn’t rule them with a straight-edge. And one of the best examples of the truth of this freshly brewed axiom is Clifford McBride’s dog strip, Napoleon. Continue reading

 
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Edward Gorey and the Eccentric Macabre

He could make us shiver as we grinned and vice versa (mostly vice) Continue reading

 
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Etta Hulme: Trailblazing with Ettatorial Cartoons

Etta Hulme is an icon in editorial cartooning, a trailblazer for women cartoonists. She was a full-time editoonist on the staff of a major metropolitan daily newspaper before any other woman cartoonist was; she was widely syndicated at a time when no other woman cartoonist was. Continue reading

 
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National Cartoonists Society Pats Itself on the Back But Who Better Qualified To Do It?

The big takeaway from the Memorial Day weekend meeting of the National Cartoonists Society is that Non Sequitur’s Wiley Miller was named Cartoonist of the Year and presented with the Reuben, a heavy metal statuette in the shape of a pile of comical characters. Continue reading