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The Big Lie – Garry Trudeau and The Pulitzer

May 6, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Yesterday The Beat with Ari Melber included a segment with cartoonist Garry B. Trudeau the creator of the Doonesbury comic strip. There were two problems with the piece: first, G.B was given less than half the four and a half minutes allotted; and second, Mr. Melber, in his long-winded introduction, repeated the false line about […]

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CSotD: Chen-Chen-Cheney of Fools

May 6, 2021 by Mike Peterson

There has been a sudden flood of Liz Cheney cartoons from the left side of the aisle, and Jack Ohman (WPWG) explains why, in perhaps a roundabout way. When cartoonists from the right all start pursuing the same topic, it’s often because an influential conservative website, radio show or TV network has sounded the call. […]

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MIke Peterson Sez: Check Your Syndicate’s Website

May 6, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Daily Cartoonist colleague Mike Peterson posted an advisory on his Twitter feed: That leads me to point out a couple examples. After Buckles ended in March King Features Syndicate dropped the comic strip from its list of offerings. When they did that eight or nine other features fell off the page. Eventually most of the […]

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Happy National Cartoonists Day

May 5, 2021 by D. D. Degg

May 5 was determined to be National Cartoonists Day due to The (not yet) Yellow Kid’s debut in R. F. Outcault’s Hogan’s Alley in The New York World on May 5, 1895. In the 22 years since the day was created the celebration has slowly taken a low-key approach. But some cartoonist still celebrate. © […]

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Comic Strips Drop Trou for No Pants Day

May 5, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Fans of newspaper comics will instantly notice something missing in many of the strips this Friday — pants. More than 25 cartoonists behind strips from “Blondie” to “Zippy the Pinhead” are celebrating the quirky holiday No Pants Day in a way that helps charities get clothing to those in need. © King Features Syndicate “This […]

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CSotD: Humor in a past key

May 5, 2021 by Mike Peterson

(Loose Parts – AMS) (Andertoons – AMS) This Juxtaposition at GoComics struck me today not just because two cartoonists played with the same concept, but because it’s a pair of evergreen gags. Which is not the same as a stolen gag, the difference being that Superman is such a widely parodied topic that we don’t […]

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A History of an Anti-Vaccinationist Cartoon

May 4, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Smallpox is a now eradicated virus that caused high fevers, fatigues and a rash. It is estimated to have killed some 300 million people from 1900 alone and a vaccine for the illness was first developed in 1796. Despite this development, scepticism about vaccines remained high. The Anti Vaccination Society of America was founded in […]

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The Beat Previews Will McPhail’s IN

May 4, 2021 by D. D. Degg

IN: A Graphic Novel, the debut book from New Yorker cartoonist Will McPhail, will be published by HMH Books & Media on June 8. The semi-autobiographical graphic novel follows Nick, an apparently aimless 20-something illustrator whose daily routine involves café-hopping in New York City and wondering where meaningful conversations have disappeared to. © Will McPhail […]

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CSotD: Clan Rivalry

May 4, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Marty Two-Bulls sets our theme today, reposting a playful bit of mockery it would be uncool for someone else to suggest. The timing is good because I just discovered that the Crow are not the only Northern Plains people among whom clans are named by their rivals, though his Oglala are apparently not among them. […]

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Alert: Scam Targeting Cartoonists

May 3, 2021 by D. D. Degg

The National Cartoonists Society is helping Bill Morrison spread the word about a scam specifically directed at cartoonists. From the NCS: Dear NCS Members, Keep your eyes peeled for scammers targeting cartoonists. NCS past-President Bill Morrison had the following experience with a scammer offering cartoon work, and he luckily picked up on the ruse before […]

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Cartoonews – Comic Strips (Now and Then)

May 3, 2021 by D. D. Degg

More about Ginger Meggs Centennial  To celebrate, the great great nephew of original artist, Tristan Bancks, has teamed up with the comic’s current steward, Jason Chatfield, to create a book introducing the larrikin to a new generation. above: Tristan Bancks Comic artist Jason Chatfield is the fifth artist to draw Ginger Meggs – he started […]

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Cartoonews – Editorial (Now and Then)

May 3, 2021 by D. D. Degg

  The jury, composed of the members of World Press Freedom Canada, met on April 13 to select the winners of the 21th World Press Freedom International Editorial Cartoon Competition. © Anne Derenne Bado’s blog showcases the winners and honorable mentions.   We all had our heroes when we were young. Some of mine were Johnny […]

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CSotD: Monday Miscellany

May 3, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Timing is everything, and I’m in firm agreement with the woman in Christopher Weyant’s cartoon, because the pollen right now is kicking my ass, and maybe putting the mask back on would be a good idea, even though I’ve had both my shots.   Our governor has canceled the mandate, a little prematurely I think, […]

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Multidimensional, Time Spanning Sunday Funnies

May 2, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Ted Forth goes on and on about a multidimensional adventure while Hilary and Faye discuss Ted’s grasp on reality. Ces scripts over 250 words leaving little room for art. And as the strip progresses the verbiage gets denser and denser. © King Features Syndicate Gotta wonder if panels four and five is Jim throwing some […]

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Another Installment of Weekend Whatnots

May 2, 2021 by D. D. Degg

© the Estate of Edward Gorey Deadline is reporting that Edward Gorey’s The Doubtful Guest is being pitched as a live-action feature. Being in the middle of the Gorey biography Born to Be Posthumous the news caught our eye.   © Alison Bechdel As a kid, cartoonist Alison Bechdel was obsessed with the bodybuilding ads […]

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