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CSotD: Truth or illusion – Who knows the difference?

Sep 27, 2020 by Mike Peterson

We’ll start the day with a video, but no worries: We’ll have one at the end, too. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is a movie you only watch once, not because it’s not good enough to watch again but because it’s too painful to sit through a second viewing. Draw your own parallels to calendar […]

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CSotD: Is there a voter dismayed?

Sep 26, 2020 by Mike Peterson

I like Christopher Weyant’s (Boston Globe) cartoon as much as I’ve liked anything in a very long time. There is a flood of cartoons in response to the Breonna Taylor decision that spring from what we want rather than from what is. As noted here the other day, the problem in that case was not […]

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New Mark Trail by Jules Rivera in October

Sep 25, 2020 by D. D. Degg

The New York Times is reporting that the Mark Trail comic strip will have new episodes by cartoonist Jules Rivera starting October 12, 2020. “Mark Trail,” a newspaper comic strip about an outdoor magazine writer and environmentalism, is getting a makeover. On Oct. 12, the cartoonist Jules Rivera will take over the strip. above: Mark […]

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CSotD: Friday Funnies, with a little cheesecake

Sep 25, 2020 by Mike Peterson

Between Friends (KFS) has a well-timed arc about junk drawers (starting here), in part because a lot of people are going through their stuff for lack of anything else to do in quarantine and in far more important part because I needed to unclutter before a puppy arrived. Not that I expected her to get […]

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Politics Cause of Dropping Bottom Liners

Sep 24, 2020 by D. D. Degg

After months of complaints about the political jokes in the Bottom Liners panel, the Wilmington Star News has dropped the panel. While editorial comments have long been a part of the Teitelbaum Brothers repertoire, they seem to gotten more partisan and frequent this past year. A couple of harsh Adam Schiff gags found readers writing […]

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CSotD: The caller is inside the house!

Sep 24, 2020 by Mike Peterson

Start with this rueful chuckle from Clay Bennett, which is as close to a laugh as you’ll get these days, even if you have an appetite for gallows humor. Policy proposals and political leanings aside, if you watched any part of the two townhalls this past week, you saw one candidate handle himself smoothly and […]

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Gary Larson, Editorial Cartoonist

Sep 23, 2020 by D. D. Degg

While The Far Side cartoons have been repurposed by others for partisan ends, Gary Larson himself has never been political except in the most general terms (e.g., the government sucks). But now, in a new The Far Side cartoon, Gary gets specific as he takes us into a Museum of Relics where he shows a […]

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The Brian Walker Tapes

Sep 23, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Brian Walker is  – a writer of comic strips  – a historian of comic strips  – a curator of comic strips  – a compiler of comic strips The son of Mort Walker and raised in “Cartoon County,” Brian knows his comic strips. Geoff Grogan talks to Brian about all phases of Brian’s career and life […]

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CSotD: Forecasting a hard rain

Sep 23, 2020 by Mike Peterson

I wasn’t expecting to run more “hypocrisy” cartoons — the issue is out there, everyone knows it, there’s little more to be said. And then Matt Davies made me giggle. As noted before, it’s not hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is when you say “Nobody should do this” and then do it yourself. There’s nothing hypocritical in McConnell […]

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Pandemic Illustrated: “Totally Under Control”

Sep 22, 2020 by D. D. Degg

200,000+ U. S. deaths attributed to Covid-19. Presidents — both Republican and Democratic — worked to ensure that if a pandemic came, there would be an effective plan to respond. Yet while other countries used that playbook and succeeded in doing what was necessary to get the coronavirus under control, the Trump administration threw out […]

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CSotD: Herd Impunity

Sep 22, 2020 by Mike Peterson

I haven’t been too blown away by very many of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg tribute cartoons or by very many of the cartoons about replacing her. I discussed obituary cartoons the other day; they’re rarely worth including in your Pulitzer entry, but they’re a necessary reader service. But if pointing out that a beloved figure […]

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Papers Apologize For Jewish Stereotype Cartoon

Sep 21, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Mike Bloomberg is investing #100 million in Florida on behalf of Joe Biden: There’s not much you can’t buy for $100 million. A private jet. Your own island. The 2020 payrolls of both the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays, with enough left over for Derek Jeter’s Davis Islands home. What about a swing state? […]

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Ron Cobb – RIP

Sep 21, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Designer and editorial cartoonist Ron Cobb has passed away. Ronald Ray (Ron) CobbSeptember 21, 1937 – September 21, 2020   From the Hollywood Reporter: Cobb died Monday — his birthday — of Lewy body dementia in Sydney, his wife of 48 years, Robin Love, reported. Cobb brought to life several cantina creatures for Star Wars (1977) and […]

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CSotD: Trademarking Truth

Sep 21, 2020 by Mike Peterson

Rick McKee starts off the discussion with a simple, time-tested fact, which is that people believe what — but mostly who — they want to believe. Some of it is trivial. Most kids become suspicious about Santa Claus early on, and figure it out for themselves, sometimes with a friend bursting a bubble that was […]

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The Return of Small Potatoes by Paul Madonna

Sep 20, 2020 by D. D. Degg

       Paul Madonna, after a three year sabbatical from comic stripping has returned,bringing his Small Potatoes back to GoComics on a regular basis. Paul was creating the Small Potatoes comic strip from 2016 to 2017 when… I took a break to focus on my second novel, Come to Light, which will be available […]

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