Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Massive Original Art Collage donated to Rainbow Children's Hospital

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center now has a massive collage containing 36 black and white 5″ x 5″ character sketches by Libenson, Jim Allen (The Beauforts), Mark Anderson (Andertoons), Sunny Artanis, Tom Batiuk, Jim Borgman, Charles Brubaker (Ask a Cat), Jenny Campbell (Flo and Friends), Dave Coverly (Speed Bump), Brian Crane (Pickles), Rich Diesslin, Scott Ebisch, Hy Eisman, Graham Harrop (Ten Cats), Bill Holbrook, Scott Jensen, Polly Keener, Rick Kirkman, Jeff Knurek, Mike Lynch, Jef Mallett (Frazz), Mark Parisi (Off the Mark), Jeff Parker, Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate), Hilary Price, John Rose, Pat Sandy (Next Door Neighbors), George Schill, Maria Scrivan (Half Full), John Steventon, Mark Tatulli (Heart of the City), Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) and Wayno (WaynoVision). Jan Elliot (Stone Soup) created two pieces.

I'm certainly honored to be included in the Cartoon Project at Rainbow Children's! Check out more info at:  http://mikelynchcartoons.blogspot.com/2016/09/cleveland-rainbow-babies-and-childrens.html

Terri Libenson, creator of Pajama Diaries coordinated this great idea.http://pajamadiaries.com/2016/08/15/uh-rainbow-babies-and-childrens-hospital-cartoon-collage/

Sunday, December 8, 2013

David R. Collins Children's Literature Festival 2013

Had a great time with the wonderful students attending the 2013 Children's Literature Festival! I was honored to participate this year along with some really great authors. Each of us had 4 class presentations in the morning and I had the honor to do the afternoon presentation in the auditorium with over 650 students in the audience. Along with my presentation on my comic strip The Beauforts and Xtreme Cartooning  we attempted to crack the cartoon code to understand and to able to create a comic strip. This was an interactive session with plenty of great punchlines for my comic strips. They may have been a better alternative. Lots of budding writers and cartoonists in this years festival! #EddyandFriends.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Elzie Segar by Ed Black

 National Cartoonist Society Great Lakes Chapter cartoonist and historian Ed Black wrote a great article on Elzie Segar. Also check out the Segar in Pictures section.Elzie Segar by Ed Black

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dan Martin and the St. Louis Cartoon Connection

Here's a link to an interview with Weatherbird cartoonist Dan Martin. I interviewed him back in 2004 about his list that he compiled of cartoonists with St. Louis connections. He has since curated an exhibition and wrote a book on cartoonists with St. Louis connections called "See You in the Funny Papers: The Rich Tradition of St. Louis Cartooning."  Dan Martin and the St. Louis Cartoon Connection