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Jane’s World – And In The End…

Oct 19, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Paige Braddock has, at least for the time being, decided to end her Jane’s World comic strip. above: Jane’s World ending on a happy high note   Paige earlier this year, after years with the company, was promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. The added duties may have played a […]

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Comic Strip of the Day: Friday Funnies

Oct 19, 2018 by Mike Peterson

Do geeks dream of electric meters? Today’s xkcd offers a hint for Christmas shopping if you have someone as geeky as Randall Munroe on your list, and, while the strip is often thought-provoking, it sent me back to Earth Science, which I took in 1963-64, but not because of a hygrometer, though we probably had […]

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Anthea Bell – RIP

Oct 18, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Translator Anthea Bell has passed away. Anthea Bell May 10, 1936 – October 18, 2018 From the above linked obituary: In 1970 Anthea Bell found herself with the tricky task of translating Asterix in Britain. The eighth adventure in the comic book series about everyone’s favourite Gaul rested on a French view of the English […]

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CSotD: 13 O’Clock at the Ministry of Truth

Oct 18, 2018 by Mike Peterson

Darrin Bell leads off today because the major issue facing us is that we might be better off if we had a deliberate, Machiavellian liar in the White House. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that this is not some cunning plan. We knew Trump was devoid of empathy, but it’s not just that he can’t […]

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Hey Kids! Comics! (October Bookfest)

Oct 17, 2018 by D. D. Degg

The following are some comic strip related books released or scheduled to be released in October. Links lead to the books’ Amazon page.   Pearls Takes a Wrong Turn: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury   Mother Is Coming: A FoxTrot Collection   Adult Time: A Baby Blues Collection   Dance Like Everybody’s Watching!: A Zits […]

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CSotD: Short Takes

Oct 17, 2018 by Mike Peterson

First, this note to editorial cartoonists: If Elizabeth Warren had — without claiming any advantage for it — said that her family spoke of African-American heritage, was mocked and called “Aunt Jemima” for it, but then took a DNA test that bore out her claim, would you depict her as a triumphant minstrel-show mammy? Don’t […]

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Cartoonists in the News (Quick Hits)

Oct 16, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Liza Donnelly TCJ: And during this time you were submitting cartoons to other magazines and selling there? Liza: By then I had met a bunch of other cartoonists. There was a cartoonists association. I met Sam Gross and Roz Chast and George Booth around that time. Particularly from Sam you learned about the other publications. […]

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Luke McGarry Exhibits at the University of Cumbria

Oct 16, 2018 by Daily Cartoonist Staff

In-Cumbria magazine has a recent news piece on cartoonist Luke McGarry’s art exhibition at the University of Cumbria (UK) running from Oct. 12th through Nov. 2nd. From the piece: Luke, best-known for internet meme sensation, Sad Chewie and cartoons for American humour magazine, Mad, is putting on his ’31 at 31’ retrospective exhibition at the […]

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Deseret News Profiles ‘Gary Larson and The Far Side’ Author

Oct 16, 2018 by Daily Cartoonist Staff

The Deseret (Salt Lake City) News has done a story on Brigham Young University professor Kerry Soper. Soper is the author of “Gary Larson and The Far Side” an in-depth look at the influence and importance of the comic. From the story: Soper’s reverence for “The Far Side” belies its decidedly irreverent spirit — or, as Soper […]

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CSotD: Baby Talk

Oct 16, 2018 by Mike Peterson

Clay Bennett extracts the meat from Lesley Stahl’s 60 Minutes interview with President Trump: President Trump at rally: “And then we fell in love, okay. No really. He wrote me beautiful letters. And they’re great letters. We fell in love.” Lesley Stahl: I wanna read you his resume, okay? He presides over a cruel kingdom […]

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PBS Documentary on ‘Baldo” Creators Nominated for Regional Emmy

Oct 15, 2018 by Daily Cartoonist Staff

WLRN-TV in Miami has produced a documentary short about Carlos Castellanos and Hector Cantu … also known as the creators of the syndicated comic “Baldo.” See video here.  

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A Visit to the Andrews McMeel Offices

Oct 15, 2018 by D. D. Degg

  This past weekend [Cedric Hohnstadt] drove down to Kansas City, MO for the Fall Cartooning Weekend sponsored by the North Central Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society. The main event was an afternoon of lectures hosted at the offices of comic book syndicate Andrews McMeel Universal, the company behind GoComics [and The Daily Cartoonist]. […]

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Kate Beaton Reflects on Making Comics, the Internet

Oct 15, 2018 by Daily Cartoonist Staff

Kate Beaton has a thoughtful and extended twitter reflection on what it took and what she’s realized in her comics’ career: From the thread: I wish talent was enough to earn success, but promotion and hustle and ambition are all needed for most people. I don’t think I know anyone who enjoys promoting their work, it’s […]

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CSotD: Futility and Belief

Oct 15, 2018 by Mike Peterson

Joy of Tech asks a key question, which is why we seem to ignore major problems that impact the entire world, but obsess over less consequential issues if they impact us more personally and immediately. The immediate answer — and the gag I think they had in mind — is that we are a bunch […]

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Never Was Comic Strips – daily Jungle Jim

Oct 14, 2018 by D. D. Degg

Jungle Jim ran as a Sunday-only comic strip from 1934 to 1954. It was King Features Syndicate response to the Tarzan comic strip and began as the topper to King Features’ answer to Buck Rogers. above: the first Jungle Jim strip (hat tip Jim Keefe). Unlike Flash Gordon, Jungle Jim never got a daily strip. […]

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