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Toon-size: Guinness Record for longest comic strip set on TODAY

(April 11, 2014) To wrap up the Spring Breakers TODAY series on Friday, Rockefeller Plaza, including the entire ice skating rink, became one giant comic strip. With the help of schoolchildren around the country, Lincoln Peirce, the cartoonist behind the popular "Big Nate" cartoon and...Read More >

Dear Abby gives some solicited advice

(April 8, 2014) -- To give you a glimpse of what the real "Dear Abby" is like, two things about Jeanne Phillips: At a dinner in her honor at Hakkasan on Friday night, hosted by Lisa and John Grotts, a restaurant staffer displayed excitement at meeting the advice columnist. Phillips swiftly...Read More >

Longest Cartoon Strip

(April 4, 2014) -- Cartoonist Lincoln Peirce, the creator behind the popular comic strip "Big Nate," will set out to break the world record for "Longest Cartoon Strip." "Big Nate" runs in more than 300 newspapers nationwide and has catapulted into a...Read More >

Carlson Takes 2014 National Headliner Award

(March 31, 2014) Congratulations are in order to Detroit Free Press editorial cartoonist Mike Thompson who took first place in the 80th National Headliner Awards. The award recognizes the best in journalism in several categories. Second place this year goes to...Read More >

Reclusive ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ cartoonist Bill Watterson breaks silence for Ohio State exhibit

(March 20, 2014) -- Cartoonist Bill Watterson has granted a handful of interviews since he retired his Calvin and Hobbes comic strip in 1995, but the famously private artist agreed to answer questions recently from Ohio State University’s cartoon library. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library...Read More >

Master of 'a Dying Art'

(March 17, 2014) Patrick Oliphant says too many people don't understand what a cartoon is about. At his opening at the Gerald Peters Gallery in New York on March 20, you can probably expect veteran political cartoonist Pat Oliphant to be up on a...Read More >

"Dear Abby" Chastises Couple for Shunning Gay Neighbors

(Feb. 20, 2014) -- A letter about a couple unhappy with their gay neighbors in Tampa got little sympathy from "Dear Abby" in a column published on Wednesday."Gay people don't choose to be gay; they are born that way," Jeanne Phillips, the current author of the syndicated advice column, wrote....Read More >

Calvin & Hobbes Artist Wins Top Award

(Feb. 3, 2014) -- US cartoonist Bill Watterson, author of the worldwide cult series Calvin and Hobbes, has won the top prize for his craft at France's Angouleme world comic strip festival, organisers say.Watterson, 56, won the grand prix at the 41st edition of the festival on Sunday, beating...Read More >

TANK MCNAMARA® Comic Strip’s Annual Sports Jerk of the Year Award and NEW 40-Year Sports Jerk Award Open for Nominations

Celebrating its 40th anniversary as a voice for sports in the world of comics, nominations will be accepted in three online formats. Past winners of the illustrious award include cyclist Lance Armstrong, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and former...Read More >