Donnie Pitchford part of the Carthage Main Street 2024 Arts Walk of Fame Induction

Donnie Pitchford will be honored on Friday, February 16 at The Esquire Theater in Carthage, TX as part of the Carthage Main Street 2024 Arts Walk of Fame Induction.

Pitchford says, ” I am blessed and honored to be part of the Carthage, Texas Main Street Arts Walk of Fame being held in two weeks (February 16)! I hope to see family, friends, former students, church family, etc. there!”

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Congrats, Donnie!

Welcome, Francisco Riojas!

Welcome, Francisco Riojas – our newest member!

Francisco Riojas is the creator of The Maizanos and The Paisanos. From an early age, Francisco would gravitate towards the comics section of the San Antonio Express News that his grandfather would provide on a weekly basis. Frequently spending time at the local public library and escaping into published collections of Garfield, The Far Side, Peanuts, Calvin & Hobbs, Where’s Waldo and many more, Francisco was inspired to pick up drawing and dream to one day be amongst the great creators that he has admired since childhood.

The comic strip of The Maizanos is based on a family of tamales that reflect the experiences of life as Mexican Americans along the southern border. The Paisanos is a series inspired by current events related to immigration and the politics that surround it.

Check out his work:

Hector, Carlos, Frederick and Gordo!

Gotta check this out!! NCS Members Hector, Carlos and Frederick will be featured guests at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University.

Join them on Saturday, January 20 for a reception to celebrate the opening of this exhibition and a program featuring Lalo Alcaraz, Hector D. Cantú, Carlos Castellanos and Frederick Luis Aldama.

Congratulations new NCS member Dr. Michael Egan!

Michael Egan, PhD was born in South Africa at the height of the apartheid era. He quickly became involved in the underground resistance movement, knew Nelson Mandela and other prominent revolutionaries, some of whom later moved into privileged positions formerly occupied by whites.

Eventually Michael started expressing his opinions as political art, and has been a member of the National Cartoonists Lone Star Chapter for some time now, Recently he was accepted as a full member of the NCS.

Congratulations Michael!

Sir Colby-A Texas Viking?

Give a big TEXAS WELCOME to Sir Colby Jones, a multitalented artist with a penchant for cartooning. You’ll love his sense of humor and funny panel cartoons, and also appreciate his political insight and cartoons. Check out his Texas Cartoonist’s page on this site: Colby Jones.

Border to Border Talent for Hire!