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CSotD: A time to be thoughtful, and overthoughtful

Jan 21, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Marty Two-Bulls has standing to comment on the incident at the Lincoln Memorial, or maybe he should recuse himself, I’m not sure which. The Rashomon element of this event is incredibly strong, with plenty of blame and a bit of unfortunate timing and a huge element of “Where were the grown ups?” not only in […]

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Gahan Wilson Retires

Jan 20, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  “It is with great sadness that I inform all of you who love Gahan Wilson, that he is retiring. After 60 plus years as one of the greatest cartoonists ever…” From earlier this month: << It is with great sadness that I inform all of you who love Gahan Wilson, that he is retiring. […]

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Editorial and Magazine Cartoon News and such

Jan 20, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Why Trump is Cartoonist’s Target-in-Chief “You pick on Trump way more than you picked on Obama.” I started wondering if these people were on to something. Trump officially marks the middle of his term Sunday, so I decided to go back and count the cartoons I’ve done on him over the past two years […]

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CSotD: Cartoons That Made Me Think About Something Else

Jan 20, 2019 by Mike Peterson

I don’t know that Dan Piraro (who still does the Sunday Bizarros, while Wayno does the dailies) was looking for LOLs so much as nods and chuckles with this one. There’s plenty of comedy fodder in the sort of adventure-tourism that sends well-heeled suburbanites up the sides of mountains, though perhaps I’m too cynical in […]

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Comic Strip Stuff

Jan 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

The above is making the rounds and ties in somewhat with part of today’s essay by Mike Peterson. The original four panel strip can be read here.     Two comic strip cartoonists have been selected by the judges to be added to the Will Eisner Hall of Fame in 2019. Morrie Turner and Tarpé […]

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CSotD: Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Artists

Jan 19, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Today’s Bottomliners coincidentally echoes some rumblings on social media, which I think started …   … with this piece that graphic novelist Nate Powell posted about two weeks ago …   … but which, in the last 48 hours or so, was joined by this article, which ran last May at Comics Beat, in which […]

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Appeals Court Tosses Ted Rall v. L.A. Times Lawsuit

Jan 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

    What it’s about: as Ted Rall saw it in 2016:   The Los Angeles Times summary as seen in today’s paper reporting the judgement: Ted Rall, who drew cartoons and wrote blog posts for The Times for several years, filed suit in 2016. The newspaper, he alleged, had defamed him by publicly questioning […]

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CSotD: Friday Funnies, Just in Time

Jan 18, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Dick Tracy has always been a straight shooter, but his dialogue in the last panel knocked me out of my chair. One of the best parts of comics is when a character says something you agree with but would never actually say out loud. I don’t dignify my preference for staying home by calling it […]

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Cartooning News and Notes

Jan 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Cartoonist and artist Jeff Stahler is featured on the PBS show Broad & High. Equal parts about his cartooning career and his art career. It’s the first four and a half minute segment after the introduction.     Editorial cartoonist and illustrator Randall Enos remembers a “typical evening at the [National] Cartoonists Society” about […]

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Erie Times-News to Gut its Comics Pages

Jan 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  The Erie Times-News plans on cutting 14-16 of its 36 comic strips and panels. Our intent is to eliminate one of the two pages of comics we run each day, which means dropping 14 or perhaps 16 of the 36 comics we run Monday through Saturday. We are not making wholesale changes to our […]

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CSotD: Incel-ated from the truth

Jan 17, 2019 by Mike Peterson

I’ve seen about half a dozen Carol Channing obituary cartoons, which sent me to IMBD to find out the last time she worked. Turns out it’s not quite as long ago as this TV Guide cover, which was in 1966. She did some voice work a quarter century ago and a couple of cameo appearances […]

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I Yam What I Yam an’ Tha’s All I Yam – Popeye Is 90

Jan 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  90 years ago on January 17, 1929… E. C. Segar introduced Popeye into his comic strip. Popeye was only intended to be in this one episode of Thimble Theatre and disappear, but by the end of the adventure Popeye had become too popular to ignore. After a brief absence Popeye returned and stayed. Segar […]

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Popeye’s Cartoon Club debuts January 17

Jan 16, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Popeye’s Cartoon Club, the new weekly online comic strip, is set to debut from King Features Syndicate on January 17, 2019, the 90th anniversary of Popeye’s first appearance in Thimble Theatre. A page is set up on the KFS site. As explained in an early December 2018 New York Times article the strip will feature […]

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Hey Kids! Comics! – New Books for a New Year

Jan 16, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Here are some books scheduled for January 2019 release. Images and links to Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Peanuts Every Sunday Box Set   Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union     Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy Volume 25     The Best of Alex 2018 […]

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CSotD: No good deed goes unpunished

Jan 16, 2019 by Mike Peterson

I’ll let today’s Candorville set the tone, because it’s the most self-critical of today’s batch of cartoons, plus I’m always pleased whenever Clyde becomes the voice of reason. It did seem, at first, that Jazmine Barnes had been the victim of a random, race-based drive-by shooting and there was a lot of outrage over the […]

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