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CSotD: Legends and Truths and Endings of Either

May 20, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Joy of Tech got out ahead of the flood of post-GOT commentary, and did so with a piece that would work no matter how things turned out. I’m not one of those people who takes pride in having not watched something everyone else was talking about, but I gave Game of Thrones a try and […]

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A Reuben of Cartoonists (photos)

May 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

A few pictures of The Reuben Awards evening nicked off Twitter and Facebook. David Blumenstein takes a group photo. Here’s that tall guy in the middle of the above pic – Will Henry with editor Shena Wolf:   above: Peter Kuper, Maria Scrivan, Joe Dator – winners all. below: Dave Blazek and Family (Jillian and […]

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CSotD: Winners Circle

May 19, 2019 by Mike Peterson

DD Degg has the full roundup of Reubens winners here, but I thought I’d provide a taste of times they’ve appeared in Comic Strip of the Day.       Maria Scrivan actually won for greeting cards, but her line and sense of color give her panel, Half Full, a greeting card feel, and I […]

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2019 NCSFest Cartoonist of the Year – The Reuben

May 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

The National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year presented May 18, 2019 (nominees listed, winner highlighted):   Lynda Barry Brian Basset Stephan Pastis Hilary Price Mark Tatulli   The 11th time is the charm for Stephan!! above photo via National Cartoonists Society   hat tip: Anne Morse-Hambrock and TomHeintjes      

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2019 NCSFest Reuben Divisional Awards

May 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

National Cartoonists Society Divisional Awards presented May 18, 2019. Nominees listed, winners highlighted   EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Rob Rogers   MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION Tom Bunk Amy Kurzweil Jim Woodring   FEATURE ANIMATION Shiyoon Kim – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Peter Ramsay – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Justin K. Thompson – Spider-Man: Into the […]

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Ed Koren Wins IBPA Gold

May 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Vermont artist Edward Koren’s new book “Koren. In the Wild” is the gold medal winner of the 31st Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for humor. Sponsored by the Independent Book Publishers Association, the award celebrates excellence in book editorial and design.     Koren, of Brookfield, a frequent contributor to New Yorker magazine, is […]

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Talking with Wallace the Brave’s Will Henry

May 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

    How closely is the McClellan clan based on your family? Too close — way too close. I’m pretty much writing stories about growing up. Ask my mother, she’d have a lot to say about it. Wallace appeared for a few years at before it got picked up for newspaper distribution. When did […]

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CSotD: My Heroes Have Always Been Conmen

May 18, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Dear Leader has revealed his plans for reforming immigration, and Jack Ohman sums it up: The idea is to have only people come here if they don’t need to be here, and the question is whether the people who harvest our fruits and vegetables will have full Phd’s or if we will allow people to […]

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Political Cartoons are Relics, Replace with Memes

May 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  As a scholar who studies social media and memetics, I wonder if political cartoons are the best way to connect with today’s diverse readership. Many crave searing, cutting political commentary – and they’re finding it in internet memes. What if internet memes were elevated – not only as a serious art form but also […]

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CSotD: Excellent timing for Friday Funnies

May 17, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Edison’s back in the Kenosha News and all’s right with the world. Though maybe that’s all that’s right with the world. Between the Alabama abortion law, a pending war with Iran and Mexico burning itself to the ground, there’s plenty to fill the 12 or 16 pages of the Daily Herald. But never mind, because […]

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Donnie Pitchford’s Wonderful World of Comics

May 16, 2019 by D. D. Degg

The M.P. Baker Library of Panola College will host [hosted] an exhibit of cartoons, illustrations, and associated artwork by Donnie Pitchford from March 19, 2019 to April 18, 2019 in the Fay Allison Gallery. Most recently he has worked as a freelancer for a variety of publications and art projects including serving as guest writer […]

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The Brilliant Return of Edison Lee

May 16, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Kenosha News editor Bob Heisse was stuck between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand was Corporate orders to set the comics pages as ordered. The other hand had upset local readers wanting their cartoonist back in the paper. As regular readers of our comics page know, the Kenosha News recently […]

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CSotD: The Secondary Sex

May 16, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Nate Beeler leads off in a flood of cartoons on the latest strategy of Right-to-Life extremists to force the Roberts Court to reconsider Roe v Wade. I like the piece in the first place because it combines a terse statement of the actual strategy with a metaphorical description of the primitive instincts that inspire it. […]

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King Features Joins Effort to End Child Poverty

May 15, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Today, King Features, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular iconic characters, announces they’ve joined Red Nose Day in their charitable mission to end child poverty in America and around the world. Red Nose Day 2019 takes place on Thursday, May 23. 2019 marks Red Nose Day’s fifth year in the […]

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Marcus the Menace Maestro

May 15, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Then one year later when he decided to go it alone as an independent freelance illustrator…The small company grew as he worked freelance for various magazines for many years. Unfortunately, the rise of digital art, computer graphics put him out of business. “They wanted slick computer graphics instead, hand illustrations were no longer needed.” To […]

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