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Nick Anderson: “I’m An Opinion Journalist”

Jul 22, 2018 by D. D. Degg

“I have gotten more liberal over time, due to circumstances,” [Nick] said. “And the country has gotten more conservative as I have gotten more liberal. ” Now, he admittedly takes on the opposition and said any good cartoonist would do the same. “I am an opinion journalist,” he said. “Editorial cartooning is opinion journalism. I […]

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GoComics ‘Short Shorts’ Animation Contest Starts Today (May 29) – updated

Jul 21, 2018 by Daily Cartoonist Staff

Bumped up as a reminder to all you animators out there. Only 6 days to get your short video animation in! You could win $25,000! No Purch Nec. See Rules for details. Enter now! original May 29, 2018 post: GoComics has sent out an email today announcing the start of their short animation contest. From […]

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2018 Eisner Award Winners

Jul 21, 2018 by D. D. Degg

The Eisner Awards were presented Friday June20th at the San Diego Comic Con. Yes, they are mostly about comic books, which I don’t cover much here, but there are some comic strip and cartooning categories that caught my eye. (Winners listed in bold type)   BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS (UP TO AGE 8) Adele […]

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Saul Steinberg – The Man and The Art

Jul 21, 2018 by D. D. Degg

On the occasion of a new exhibition of Saul Steinberg’s drawings, Patterson Sims, the managing director of the Saul Steinberg Foundation, spoke with The New Yorker’s art editor, Françoise Mouly, and her husband, the graphic artist and writer Art Spiegelman.   “The View of the World from 9th Avenue” image via Conde Nast   Françoise: […]

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Dana Simpson + Phoebe and Her Unicorn = Success

Jul 20, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Alex Deuben interviews Dana Simpson. This spring saw the publication of a new collection of strips, Unicorn of Many Hats, and Today I’ll Be a Unicorn, Simpson’s first board book. In August Andrews McMeel is publishing a collection of some of Simpson’s Ozy and Millie comics, and this fall will see the publication of a […]

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The Incredible Mr. Fish

Jul 19, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Shocking. Offensive. Truthful. These are all words that have been used to describe the work of controversial cartoonist Mr. Fish – aka Dwayne Booth. I think outrageous is also applicable, because Fish seems to be outraged at the state of our country. And he explains why in this July 19, 2018 Yahoo Unfiltered article and […]

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Quick Hits – July 19

Jul 19, 2018 by D. D. Degg

First I need to add to that San Diego Comic Con list of the other day. I overlooked the Spotlight on Macanuda: Introducing the World of Liniers for Sunday July 22. One of Latin America’s most acclaimed cartoonists, Liniers (Eisner Award nominee and Comic-Con special guest), talks about his popular Argentinian daily strip Macanudo, which […]

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July 18 Quick Hits – Editorial Cartoons

Jul 18, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Earlier this month HBO’s Vice News did a segment with Rob Rogers. “I think there’s a bigger story in terms of the administration’s attacks on the media and how certain media outlets, including Fox News and Sinclair media, how they’ve sort of gotten in line,” Rogers told VICE News. “You know that’s what was happening […]

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National Cartoonists Society Announces NCS Fest

Jul 18, 2018 by D. D. Degg

It’s official – the National Cartoonists Society‘s Reuben Awards Weekend will become, at least for one year, The NCSFest. A much more public fan-friendly event than the Reuben weekends have been. The National Cartoonists Society is delighted to announce that it has chosen the city of Huntington Beach, California, to host the inaugural NCSFest, a […]

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Bill Bramhall on the Cover of the Daily News

Jul 17, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Not often anymore, but today Bill Bramhall‘s editorial cartoon made the front page of his newspaper. Bill’s cartoon is gaining fame for it’s depiction of the Trump-Putin news conference. From The Hill: Tuesday’s cover of The New York Daily News depicts President Trump shooting Uncle Sam in the head after his jaw-dropping summit with Russian […]

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NEMO: The Classic Comics Library Returns!!

Jul 16, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Fantastic news for fans of comics and cartooning – Rick Marschall is announcing the return of the highly revered comic strip and cartoonist history magazine of the 1980s. nemo: the classic comics library is returning with Rick Marschall as editor! Rick’s full announcement as posted July 16, 2018 on the Yahoo Platinum Age Comics Group […]

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San Diego Comic-Con and The Funny Pages

Jul 16, 2018 by D. D. Degg

The 2018 San Diego Comic Con (officially Comic-Con International: San Diego) begins later this week and today a few comic strips celebrated the annual event. Funky Winkerbean (the comic strip, if not the character) is there hoping to win an Eisner Award. While Sally Forth and family remain at the Trystero Con instead of THE […]

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It’s an R. C. Harvey Free-For-All!

Jul 15, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Noted comics and cartoon news reporter and historian Robert C. Harvey has opened up his site for all. Usually behind a (minimal) paywall, once a year Bob opens up the current and archived offerings for all to view, and for the next month that time is now! All of the Rants & Raves postings (through […]

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Bruce Montgomery – RIP

Jul 14, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Block Island Times publisher and editorial cartoonist Bruce Montgomery has passed away. Royal Bruce Montgomery, publisher of The Block Island Times from1999 to 2006, and editorial cartoonist since 1998, died on Thursday, July 5, at the age of 78. His obituary appears on page 22. ROYAL BRUCE MONTGOMERY August 5, 1939 – July 5, 2018 [Bruce] […]

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Newly Updated – Starlee and the Moonbeams

Jul 14, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Sally Forth writer Francesco Marciuliano has been  posting a running commentary about the Sally Forth (Trystero) Comic Con at his Medium Large blog. Since Ces doesn’t tag his posts I’m just going to link to the July 2018 archives, though the comic con commentary begins in June. I recommend reading them, they’re as entertaining as […]

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