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The Comic Strip Week That Was

Oct 24, 2020 by D. D. Degg

  Bound and Gagged © Tribune Content Agency; Break of Day © Nate Fakes Bound and Gagged was followed by Break of Day in today’s (October 24) feed. I guess, as we get closer to Halloween, this sort juxtaposition is to be expected. As is the Dick Tracy and Thatababy guest spots this month.    […]

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Cartoonists on Parade

Oct 24, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Hitpig © Aniventure Hitpig Limited Berkeley Breathed‘s newest project moves closer to production. Animation Magazine: Aniventure has revealed the voice cast for its new animated feature, HITPIG!, along with a first look at the Berkeley Breathed project’s concept art and details of the porky plot… Set in a futuristic cyberpunk world, HITPIG! is a riotous […]

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CSotD: Whole lot of shakin’ up goin’ on

Oct 24, 2020 by Mike Peterson

Robert Ariail (AMS) has it right: The Republicans are beginning to admit to themselves that Trump is highly unlikely to survive on Nov. 3. And the photos on the windowsill are a nice touch, because Dear Leader has always been more concerned with Dear Leader than anyone else, but we knew that, and, more to […]

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B.C., Wiz of Id, C-Kennel – Letters at JHS

Oct 23, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Back in August there was a startling change in Dogs of C-Kennel comic strip art.   above: Saturday August 8, 2020 (left); Monday August 10, 2020 (right) After seven weeks the switch from hand lettering to digital became more tolerable when cartoonists Mick and Mason and Perri shortened the tall lettering font to a more […]

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CSotD: Friday Funnies – Of Time and the River and Garlic Bread

Oct 23, 2020 by Mike Peterson

Lead time can be as amusing as the comics themselves, and however long ago she filed this Half-Full (AMC),  Maria Scrivan — one of the nicest cartoonists in the world — makes an inadvertent Jeffery Toobin joke. I have some sympathy for Toobin, because I often just restart my phone to get some persistent app […]

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Wham! by Maria Gnoza and Rachel Yaros

Oct 22, 2020 by D. D. Degg

A new newspaper comic strip has hit the stands. WHAM! Comics is by Maria Gnoza and Rachel Yaros and is now appearing in the monthly alternative Kansas City paper The Pitch.There are still questions we have about the strip:Is WHAM! Comics the official title of the strip?Did it first appear in the October 2020 issue […]

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The Nib Virtual Panel Discussion Today

Oct 22, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Eleri Harris will moderate a panel of cartoonists including Matt Bors, Chelsea Saunders, Matt Lubchansky, and Niccolo Pizarro to explore the social relevance of comics and their relationship to politics in the run-up to the election. This event streams today at 5pm Eastern. You can watch it live here.

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CSotD: Facing the facts

Oct 22, 2020 by Mike Peterson

We’ll begin gently. The sheet with all the eye-holes was Linus’s costume, not Charlie Brown’s. I don’t have an exact date for this strip, because I encountered it in a collection, not the newspaper. But it ran in the late 50s, when Linus was still a toddler. I bring it up now because the Peanuts […]

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Lalo Alcaraz, A Lifetime Fighting The Good Fight

Oct 21, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Lalo Alcaraz Retains His Young Self’s Zeal A memorable video from a Telemundo show in 1994 features a man with his hair all poofed up, oversized sunglasses, a shabby coat and a big wide tie. The man identified as “Daniel De Portado” and supposedly represented a group called “Hispanics for Wilson” (referring to Pete Wilson, […]

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Broome County/B.C./Dick’s Sporting Open at 50

Oct 21, 2020 by D. D. Degg

From My Twin Tiers: ENDICOTT, NEW YORK (WETM-TV)- The DICK’S Sporting Goods Open announced the event’s 2021 date as well as a new 50th-anniversary logo to coincide with the semi-centennial playing of Broome County’s premier professional sports event. The 2021 event, which will be played as part of the Champions Tour’s combined 2020-21 calendar due […]

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CSotD: Hot Air and Horsepuckey

Oct 21, 2020 by Mike Peterson

It’s gonna take some explanation to get to why I’m opening today with Pia Guerra (the Nib)‘s depiction of Dear Leader and Leslie Stahl. Yesterday, I began reading a fascinating takedown of the Foxxconn con-job at the Verge (h/t to the Bulwark), and I found it absolutely hilarious, because I spent enough of my career […]

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October 21, 1946 – Basil Wolverton Gets Syndicated

Oct 21, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Cartoonist Basil Wolverton spent the better part of his career creating ideas in an attempt to get a nationally syndicated comic strip running in newspapers. On October 21, 1946 he succeeded. But only for that one day, and only for one panel. Li’l Abner © Capp Enterprises, Inc.   Lena the Hyena As detailed in […]

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Books 2020

Oct 20, 2020 by D. D. Degg

The book business is seeing a better year, as Publishers Weekly reports. A number of big summer bestsellers, a surge in interest in books on social justice, and ongoing demand by parents for children’s books that both educate and entertain combined to continue to push up unit sales of print books through this year’s third […]

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CSotD: Entropy

Oct 20, 2020 by Mike Peterson

We’re down to about two weeks before the election and, as Ann Telnaes (WashPost) puts it, Dear Leader is trotting out the raw meat (and viruses) for his supporters in a final push, amid reports that debate organizers are going to mute the opposing microphones Thursday during the two minutes each candidate gets to answer […]

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The Right and Left Have Coffee with Scott Adams, plus an Adams Webcomic

Oct 19, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Scott Adams is appearing everywhere today. Of course there’s the thousand plus newspapers where his Dilbert appears every day. Then there is his daily Real Coffee with Scott Adams video. Also today he appeared on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber (video not yet available). Very early this morning The Right’s Townhall had an article […]

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