Aaron today with The Partnership Between Comics & Healthcare; “Hogarthian Progresses in Eighteenth-Century Graphic Satire”; More RESIST!; Opportunities for Cartoonists; Hart/Corman/SAW; Best of 2016; Correspondence Course Early Application Deadline Looms Largely  





The 172nd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  Dec. 6, 2016 at 7pm at Parsons School of Design, The New School, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.

Cynthia Roman on “Hogarthian Progresses in Eighteenth-Century Graphic Satire”

Sequential narration in satiric prints is most famously associated with the “modern moral subjects” of William Hogarth (1697–1764): Harlot’s Progress (1732), A Rake’s Progress (1735), Marriage A-la-Mode (1745), and Industry and Idleness (1747) among others. Less well-known is the broad spectrum of legacy “progresses” produced by subsequent generations drawing both on Hogarth’s narrative strategies and his iconic motifs. James Gillray (1756–1815), celebrated for his innovative single-plate satires, was among the most accomplished printmakers to adopt Hogarthian sequential narration even as he transformed it according to his unique vision. Gillray’s forays into Hogarthian progresses kept the idiom relevant for further development by later graphic satirists including G.M. Woodward, Richard Newton, Charles Williams, Williams Elmes and George Cruikshank whose works will also be considered in this talk. Cynthia Roman is Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings, The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. She is editor and contributor to Hogarth’s Legacy distributed by Yale University Press, 2016.


The Washington Post gives the Gabe Fowler, Françoise Mouly, and Nadja Spiegelman’s RESIST! publication.

The editors say they have received more than 500 submissions for the 40-page tabloid. Contributors so far include such noted cartoonists as Roz Chast and Carol Lay. (Submissions can be made at www.resistsubmission.com.)

“With this project, I knew that there must be people who felt as crushed as we were, and that they needed to not just say it but shout it, and make it into a physical object,” says Mouly, who previously teamed with her daughter on the Blown Covers blog. “That howl of protest needed to be gathered, preserved, and therefore vindicated — the first step toward building a future where we can feel more included.”

Check here if you would like to support this endeavor or pre-order  a copy.


Opportunities for Cartoonists!

A resource for open anthologies, calls for submissions, and other comics-related opportunities. Curated, but can’t make promises; please be careful with your work! Submissions welcome but are subject to our discretion.


The art of following a dream and surviving great loss
The Gainesville Sun profiles Tom Hart and Leela Corman and their Sequential Artists Workshop.

“The moon in Florida follows roughly the same path as the sun — from east to west in the Southern sky,” writes Hart in “Rosalie Lightning.” “I don’t remember it being so reliable in New York.”



Best of 2016?
The lists of comics are starting to proliferate, I guess people (the writers) are still writing these sorts of things, and we (the readers) are still reading them.


  1. Rachel Cooke at the Guardian blog
  2. Andy Oliver at Forbidden Planet International blog
  3. Paste Magazine



Suzy and Cecil – 12-6-2016 – Sally Ingraham (@suzy_and_cecil)
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