May 6, 1992 |
Top of the 'Toons: Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Peters, creator of the CBS Saturday-morning cartoon and syndicated comic strip "Mother Goose and Grimm," has been named the outstanding cartoonist of 1991 by the National Cartoonists Society. Peters gets the top honor, the Reuben Award, from his colleagues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2012 |
The lead character in Jim Unger's offbeat cartoon panel "Herman" is a rumpled, middle-aged everyman, with a bulging belly and a potato-sized nose, dealing with the frustrations and absurdities of everyday life. In one panel, Unger's lumpy hero wears an apron and washes the dishes as his wife glowers over his shoulder. The caption says, "It's one small step for a man, one giant leap toward a divorce. " The award-winning British-born cartoonist had a good idea why his widely syndicated cartoon was so popular.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1996
Your article Aug. 19 ("Drawing Fire") concerning the activities of a Woodland Hills cartoonist who has been posting caricatures of me on the Internet was amusing but not particularly relevant to the crucial issues facing voters in the 24th Congressional District. The article accurately reports that I voted in favor of the cartoonists and exempted them from a sales tax that had been in place since 1939; I expressed bewilderment over why one cartoonist organized an attack on me anyway. Republican cartoonist Daryl Cagle, who has organized the Web page, said that he was targeting me because I am running for Congress, which seems to answer the question succinctly.
May 9, 1990 |
Jim Davis, creator of fat cat Garfield, has been named Cartoonist of the Year for 1990 by the National Cartoonists Society. After six years as a nominee, Davis of Albany, Ind., won the Reuben--the cartoon world's equivalent of the Oscar--for the cynical, overfed Garfield, featured on television specials and many novelty items as well as newspaper cartoons.
November 24, 2005
Acknowledging the "subjective" in Geoff Boucher's "highly subjective guide to some of the best graphic novels" does not erase my concern that Boucher's article ["Serious About Comics," Nov. 17], and the exhibition that inspired his article, treat women cartoonists as a side note. In the late 1980s, I began to notice that most newspapers, including The Times, published only two comics by women -- the same two comics, out of a total of 36, that appear in today's Times: Lynn Johnston's "For Better or For Worse" and Cathy Guisewite's "Cathy."
September 1, 1989 |
Cartoonist Jim Unger is taking a two-month leave of absence from his popular comic strip "Herman" for health reasons. During Unger's hiatus, the Universal Press Syndicate will distribute "classic releases of the panel in both its daily and Sunday formats," starting Monday. A one-panel strip with no recurring characters that depicts a skewed world of dumpy people, whiny little kids and obnoxious pets, "Herman" has twice been named "Best Panel Comic Strip" by the National Cartoonists' Society.