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Gary and Mike are Paid Their Dues

Jun 24, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Excerpts of remarks of Saul Schniderman, Chair, Labor Heritage Foundation upon the presentation of The Joe Hill Award to cartoonists Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki: This evening the Labor Heritage Foundation presents the Joe Hill Award to the most famous labor cartoonists in the United States — Gary Huck and Mike Konopacki. This is a […]

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Ed-Op Cartoonist Judy Dixon Retires at 94

Jun 24, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Jefferson County Leader editorial cartoonist Judy Dixon has retired from the paper to move closer to her family. Today, the Leader says goodbye to editorial cartoonist Judy Dixon, who is leaving Jefferson County to live closer to extended family. Since joining the Leader staff on Jan. 15, 1998, Dixon has won numerous state and national […]

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CSotD: Reasons to believe

Jun 24, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Once again this week, sports takes the lead, as Adam Zyglis (Cagle) spotlights a hero and a zero. Carl Nassib, who is entering his sixth year in the NFL, came out as gay, which caused a great deal of applause, until someone found out he’s also a conservative Republican, at which point they remembered another […]

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Post-Dispatch Comic Artists Profiles 1951/52

Jun 23, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Beginning in the Fall of 1951 until the Spring of 1952 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a series of profiles illustrated by cartoonists who were appearing on their daily and Sunday pages. Over two dozen comic artists contributed original art, caricatures, and photos for the project which ran as a third-page in the Sunday color […]

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CSotD: Weaponizing Fear Itself

Jun 23, 2021 by Mike Peterson

  (F)irst of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself, nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. — FDR, March 4, 1933 Roosevelt was lucky to have been elected at a time when the nation was so clearly […]

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Chicago Celebrates Its Classic Comics Culture

Jun 22, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Who would have guessed that Chicago was the birthplace of comics? The exhibition focuses on the origins of the comics in popular publishing, the immeasurable importance of African-American cartoonists and publishing, the first woman cartoonists and editors, the first daily comic strip, and finally the art and comics of undeservedly forgotten Frank King, who with […]

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Will McPhail Answers Questions

Jun 22, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Magazine cartoonist Will McPhail has a new book out and is making the rounds. Which was scarier? Sending your first cartoon to the New Yorker or sitting down to work on your debut graphic novel? Definitely The New Yorker. I had no idea that I was supposed to be scared of doing the graphic novel […]

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CSotD: Potpourri, with only a little Popery

Jun 22, 2021 by Mike Peterson

You’re not supposed to lead off with the sports, but, when the Supreme Court goes 9-0 on anything, that qualifies as news, and their slapdown of the NCAA is a rebuke to fat cats, which counts for something beyond sports. Matt Davies (AMS) indeed points out the phognus-bolognus element of that high-toned shamateurism. Here’s a […]

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Charles Schulz and Charlie Brown in the News

Jun 21, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Sparky and Peanuts seems to be in the news a lot these days. Most of it is because of the June 25 debut of a new Schulz documentary. From the Tales Buzz review: Apple TV+ is now the home of all-things-“Peanuts” — so it’s the logical place home for a new documentary about Charles Schulz, […]

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CSotD: Willful Ignorance

Jun 21, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Paresh Nath (Cartoon Arts Int’l) posted this cartoon before the elections in Iran, but that’s an irrelevant detail, since everyone already knew the results before the elections took place. He may have been taking artistic advantage of the term being used in Iran, that the election was “engineered” by the hardliners of the Guardian Council. […]

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Comic Strip Not Representative of The Tribune

Jun 20, 2021 by D. D. Degg

A couple Warren, Ohio newspapers felt the need to let their readers know that the Crankshaft story line last week was not indicative of the state of their newspapers. Tom Batiuk, author of the syndicated comic strip “Crankshaft” published regularly in the Tribune Chronicle, often strays from humor in his comic strips to bring attention […]

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Jun 20, 2021 by D. D. Degg

First: this is not about Father’s Day. Second: apologies for the profanity in the hed. Though comic fans should be used to such. Newspaper comics have been accused of being coarse and rude since their beginnings and Vulgar then did not mean sex and bodily functions, rather the low humor of the comics – the […]

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CSotD: Abba

Jun 20, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Sorry for anyone who came here expecting a Swedish pop group. “Abba” is Aramaic for father, with a touch of both affection and respect. We’ll get into the Biblical aspect in a minute, but, first, a salute to Edison Lee (KFS) for rising above the usual Father’s Day cartoon, or, more specifically, daring to break […]

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Ron Rice – RIP

Jun 19, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Ron Rice has passed away.      Ronald Maburn (Ron) Rice January 31, 1933 – March 15, 2021 newspaper illustrator, graphic artist, caricaturist, cartoonist From the obituary: By profession Ron Rice was an artist for almost sixty years until the onset of Alzheimer’s prevented him from creating his art. He worked […]

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Mary Schmich Takes Alden Buyout, Leaves ChiTrib

Jun 19, 2021 by D. D. Degg

That didn’t take long.Less than a month after the Alden acquisition the Chicago Tribune exodus began. Mary Schmich is the latest to accept a buyout offer. With the wisdom, humility and grace that shined through every column she wrote, Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Schmich bowed out Saturday after 36 years with the Chicago Tribune. In […]

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