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Aug 8, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Mary Worth artist June Brigman talks to SYFY Wire mostly about her comic books (Power Pack, Captain Ginger) but does speak of her comic strip work: We also talked about her present-day work as the artist on the newspaper strip Mary Worth, which she does in concert with her husband and inker/colorist/letterer Roy Richardson. Working […]

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‘Woke’ Trailer and a Talk with Keef

Aug 8, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Woke, the Hulu series, debuts August 9; here’s the extended trailer: In Woke, Lamorne Morris plays Keef, a Black cartoonist who is on the verge of success. He is aware of his cultural identity, but doesn’t want it to define him but when he has an unfortunate run-in with the police while minding his own business, things […]

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At 90 Betty Boop Becomes a Senior Stripper

Aug 8, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Betty Boop debuted 90 years ago with the August 9, 1930 release of Dirty Dishes. Animation Magazine has a slight overview of Betty Boop at 90. The Forward has a look at creator Max Fleischer. Via YouTube is that introductory Dirty Dishes: After the Hayes Code toned down Betty’s scandalous behavior her popularity never recovered, […]

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CSotD: Gullibility

Aug 8, 2020 by Mike Peterson

There used to be a thing floating around the Internet about how no two nations that had McDonalds had ever gone to war. A more serious observation was that China had such major holdings in the American bond market that, if they ever cashed out or called them in, our economy would fall to pieces. […]

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CSotD: Friday Funnies; Sociophiliacs Unite!

Aug 7, 2020 by Mike Peterson

This week I think we’ll start our Friday Funnies with a Jason Chatfield cartoon that seems likely to piss off some people but gave me a laugh of recognition. I’ll admit he doesn’t have a caption reading “This is set in NYC,” but, then again, I’d suggest he doesn’t need one. Maybe other cities have […]

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Luann Toilet Humor (the Bernice Pee Pee Strip)

Aug 6, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Potty mouths are rare, if not nonexistent, in syndicated newspaper comics. Potty humor, on the other hand, has become a modern-day standard – usually involving dogs or other animals. Sometimes cartoonists feature humans and their bathroom habits. above: Oh, Brother above: Marvin Greg Evans and his Luann comic strip has been known to dive into […]

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How About Never- Revised(Adam) & Revisited(Bob)

Aug 6, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Editorial cartoonists often take universally recognizable images and twist them into a useful satirical drawing for sarcastic and humorous purposes. So it was that Adam Zyglis appropriated a very famous Bob Mankoff cartoon for an effective lampoon of current events. Said Adam: I believe Trump’s desire to postpone the election was really his way of […]

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CSotD: An empty room & the right kind of people

Aug 6, 2020 by Mike Peterson

“All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people.” — Alexander Bullock (My Man Godfrey) Ed Hall‘s cartoon has gone so viral that it would be a little pointless to feature it here, except that it’s a good example of combining a pop culture reference — always […]

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Savage Dragon Salutes The Funnies

Aug 5, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Erik Larsen will parody comic strips in issue #252 of his Savage Dragon comic book. On Twitter Erik announced the comic strips he would be highlighting: Finally nailed down the 11 comic strip parodies that’ll appear in Savage Dragon #252. They are: Family Circus Peanuts Cathy Doonesbury Foxtrot Dick Tracy Thimble Theater Calvin & Hobbes […]

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No, 100 Newspapers Did Not Cancel Six Chix

Aug 5, 2020 by D. D. Degg

A news site ran an article about the current foofaraw over a Six Chix panel headlined The url for the Black Enterprise article also included that bit of misinformation: The article itself notes only that A comic panel was removed from several newspapers [emphasis added] after readers called the cartoon “inappropriate and offensive.” Also […]

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CSotD: Pen-demic

Aug 5, 2020 by Mike Peterson

This gig is often a case of chicken one day and feathers the next, and this is the former: The cartoonists have been sharpening their pens. Let’s start things off with Juxtaposition of the Day #1 (Steve Breen)   (Adam Zyglis)   (Chris Britt) Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) put a snippet from a blistering Senate speech […]

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Matt Bors’ Move to Canada Not Driven By Politics

Aug 4, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Political cartoonist and The Nib mastermind Matt Bors is moving to Canada. No it’s not a political statement, it’s a financial and emotional statement. Matt Bors has had a bad year. Yeah, so has everyone. And sure, his year has included getting a Pulitzer Prize nomination for Editorial Cartooning—his second—and, in January, the birth of his […]

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Al Roker Recalls His 10 Week Cartooning Career

Aug 4, 2020 by D. D. Degg

National Cartoonists Society ACE Award recipient (and television weather man) Al Roker “answered reader questions on the ‘Today’ show Tuesday morning, including one from a fan who asked what he and his colleagues wanted to be when they were kids.” “I wanted to be an animator for Walt Disney,” Roker said. “I’m an amateur cartoonist, […]

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Sunday Comics Survey

Aug 4, 2020 by D. D. Degg

The Lubbock (Texas) Avalance-Journal, a Gannett newspaper, is asking its readers to fill out a survey to pick favorite comic strips for their Sunday Funnies. We’re checking in with our readers to see which comics they prefer as we continually evaluate our offerings. Please let us know your favorite newspaper comics by taking our free […]

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CSotD: Praise and brickbats

Aug 4, 2020 by Mike Peterson

Kal Kallaugher asks a depressing question, but I’m not sure he hasn’t set up a false premise. That is, while I will accept that trying to sell smoothies made from those repulsive ingredients would be hard, I also believe that the health claims of for-real smoothies are greatly overstated. A tall glass of blended fruit […]

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