Author Archive for Mike Rhode

How Garfield Became a Brand New Musical at Adventure Theatre

"Garfield represents the id we would all wish to be if societal rules didn't force us to be polite and kind."

Maryland’s Ronnie Joyner May be America’s Last Sports Cartoonist

His illustrations of baseball history are old-school as they come, and the drawing materials he uses are getting harder to find.

NoVa’s Cartoonists Rights Network International Advocates for Political Artists in Trouble

Like an Amnesty International for editorial cartoonists, CRNI raises global support for jailed or punished artists.

Jason Rodriguez’s Colonial Comics Draws America’s Beginnings

"American comics are more interested in showing you Superman...flying through a window. Japanese comics want you to know what it FEELS like to fly through a window."

Inside the Drawings of a Cartoonist for the CIA

A local 69-year-old illustrator has painted war scenes for the Navy and drawn political propaganda against Mugabe.

Arlington’s 13-Year-Old Web Cartoonist and His Talking Ice Pop

"I should have used something that at least had arms or something as my main protagonist."

Robin Ha Explains Korean Food in Cartoons

Mouth-watering recipes and dynamic cartoons from an emerging Korean-American artist

Local Animator Hannah Benbow Drew a Cartoon Cat for Every Day of 2014

And she's kind of ready to be done.

Illustrator Brian Biggs on Writer’s Block Remedies, Paying the Bills, and the Future of Publishing

"If books go away in favor of digital formats, will I still be able to find an audience and make a living?"

Illustrator Bob Staake on Dark Humor, New Yorker Covers, and Analog Art in a Digital World

"I don't like the term cartoonist at all, because I just don't think I am one at all."

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