Frank Thorne: 1930-2021

A true original, Frank Thorne’s career was a testament to joy, pleasure and rapacious creativity–and a hell of a lot of craft. In this obituary, Matt Seneca touches upon some of the many high points, following Thorne’s passing earlier this week.

Charlie and The Courtroom

Cynthia Rose looks at cartoonist François Boucq’s courtroom illustration coverage of the recent trial for the murders at Charlie Hebdo, in Montrouge and at the Hyper Cacher (“Super Kosher”) supermarket, which he covered on behalf of Charlie Hebdo and recently saw release as Janvier 2015 The Trial in collaboration with Yannick Haenel.

La Belle Dame Sans Merci – This Week’s Links

Once again, another week of comics news has arrived: reader, which story while you click on solely for the purpose of the intoxicating rage its narrative will provide? It’s a personal question that only you can answer, with that answer laying beyond the risen shore: begin your journey to truth now.

Mike Shea-Wright: Day Four

Mike Shea-Wright is an illustrator and public school teacher in New York, NY. Current focus is a quarterly mini-comic & art mail Patreon, and printing a couple projects for his Gumroad that are just sitting on his computer ready to ride. He also enjoys printmaking, bookbinding, and figuring out which left-behind student drawings will make good tattoos. He is @susan_saranwrap on Instagram.

Mike Shea-Wright: Day Three

Today, Mike is messing around with some new tools, letting The Conformist inform his thoughts and pace his training: it’s a classic Cartoonist’s Diary situation!

Si Spencer: 1961 – 2021

A look a the career of beloved British comics writer, Si Spencer, whose sudden passing has taken many by surprise in the UK comics community.

Mike Shea-Wright: Day Two

TCJ’s annual coverage of Garfield makes an earlier than usual appearance in today’s Diary (try to spot ’em all!). But what’s this? Pluggers to boot? My cup, she runneth over!

Mike Shea-Wright: Day One

How many second graders can you fit into one art class? Fix that theoretical number of children in your head before cracking open today’s Cartoonist Diary. Fix it in there with a nail gun. Then click “Continue reading”.

See You At The Beginning, Friend – This Week’s Links

Information: it’s what you want, and it’s been guaranteed. But what kind, you ask? What kind of information do we have at hand? Information about comics, the kind you ingest with your eyes, after using your fingers to click. Step up and begin: the attainment of knowledge awaits!

Tapping On The Aquarium Glass – This Week’s Links

The news is coming in hot, and these days, they might try to steal it from you AFTER it’s been served: so get to clicking before it’s too late. Clark has it broken down into categories like reviews, news, interviews–and when it comes to prioritization, pal, you better just take all of it. Safety in numbers!