Congratulations Mark Stokes and Terry Moore!


Congratulations to Texas Chapter members Mark Stokes and
Terry Moore
who were nominated for the Harvey Awards!

____ ALBERT THE ALIEN, Trevor Mueller and Gabriel Bautista,
____ BATTLEPUG, Mike Norton,
____ BLOOM COUNTY 2015, Berkeley Breathed,
____ OH JOY SEX TOY, Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan,
____ ZOMBIE BOY, Mark Stokes,


____ Asaf Hanuka, THE REALIST
____ Matt Kindt, UNITY #25
____ Michael Kupperman, UNITY #25
____ Terry Moore, RACHEL RISING
____ Rafer Roberts, X-O MANOWAR #38
____ Stan Sakai, USAGI YOJIMBO

The 2016 Harvey Awards NoHarvey Graphicminees have been announced with the release of the final ballot representing the input of the voters, presented by the Executive Committees of the Harvey Awards and the Baltimore Comic-Con.

Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, one of the industry’s most innovative talents, the Harvey Awards recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. They will be presented September 3, 2016 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.

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Cartoon Exhibit in Austin

Chapter member Kevin Middleton helped to organize a “Fun Art” exhibit of Austin-area artists and cartoonists. It will be up for the Month of June.
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“Like fine art, Fun Art is all about being individual, having something interesting to say, and saying it in your own voice,” artist Theresa Bayer says of her “Fun Art” concept. “No angst, no snobbery, no credentials in Fun Art. All it requires is daily practice and a passion for wackiness.”

In addition to Middleton and Bayer, other artists exhibiting at Austin’s Howson Branch Library included Milburn Taylor, Scott Byers, Sam Hurt and Svetlana Novikova.

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Donnie Pitchford donates a fun painting to St. David’s Children’s Hospital

Donnie faithfully followed up with his canvas contribution for the St. David’s Children’s Hospital. The photo shows Donnie letting “Lum & Abner” finish up the piece while he plays snoozing art director. Ha!

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Thanks a million Donnie. Even if you weren’t able to come to the meeting in Austin last year, the hospital is trying to “decorate” a hallway, and featuring cartoon art/illustrations from the Texas Cartoonists Chapter is a natural.

They would love to have other members contribute artwork too! At the time the hospital offered us 12″ x 12″ stretched canvas to work on; something similar would be appropriate for you work. And it’s all for a good cause!

Contact Hector Cantu or Milburn Taylor for more information.

Cartooning Scholarship


Do you need $5000 for college? Are you a college student doing cartooning? Then you could apply for the Jay Kennedy Scholarship. But HURRY,  the deadline is December 15, 2015!

For more information, please go to

The annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists. A panel of top cartoonists adjudicates submissions and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world’s leading cartoonists.

Cartooning for Kids


Saturday, November 14, I will be joining others in the Texas Cartoonists to participate in Cartooning for Kids at St. David’s Children’s Hospital in Austin, Texas. Yay!

Donnie Pitchford,
“Lum and Abner” Cartoonist
Carthage, Texas


Welcome Svetlana Novikova

It’s always a privilege to welcome a multi-talented artist to the National Cartoonists Society/Texas Chapter. Be sure to check
out Svetlana’s link under the Texas Chapter Members tab, or
click here to go directly to her page.

In addition to Fine Art Paintings and Caricatures, she also creates fun and impressive murals!