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CSotD: Lies, errors and other forms of sabotage

May 31, 2020 by Mike Peterson

Juxtaposition of the Day (Bob Gorrell) (Tom Toro, June 2012) And let me add that those who pretend to study history talk about the riots of 1968 in terms of the tumultuous demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention that summer. Which were not riots except in the sense of “police riots,” stirred up by Mayor […]

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The Once and Future Homer, the Reluctant Soul

May 30, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Soon after The Daily Cartoonist last week issued a First and Last installment featuring Homer, the Reluctant Soul we received an inquiry from creator Wiley Miller. He thanked us for the story but … “I’ve got to ask…is this mere coincidence, or do you know what’s coming up in Non Sequitur?” Reading between the lines […]

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CSotD: Fort Sumter, Minnesota

May 30, 2020 by Mike Peterson

There’s no point in trying to discuss the current situation chronologically, so let’s start with Matt Wuerker’s cartoon, which assumes a moment midstream. And it assumes an old-fashioned view of calling in the National Guard, because that was how you tamped down vicious local cops back in the days of Little Rock and such. But […]

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Cathy Lives! (On Instagram)

May 29, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Since March, [Cathy] Guisewite has been capturing our collective pandemic anxieties and ack-worthy quarantine moments in a series of daily “Cathy” posts called “Scenes From Isolation.” Erica Pearson, for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, interviews Cathy Guisewite. Or read the interview via MSN. Q: So is Cathy back in your life for good now? A: It’s […]

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Trina Robbins: A Life Fighting Sexism; Now Ageism

May 29, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Robbins, who grew up in Queens, N.Y., recalls taking her weekly, 10-cent allowance to the neighborhood candy store and after studying the week’s selection, buying any comic that featured young girls and women. At home, she wrote and illustrated her own comics and dreamt of publication. Robbins insists she did not come from a dysfunctional […]

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CSotD: Friday Funnies (Sort of)

May 29, 2020 by Mike Peterson

There’s not a lot going on over on the editorial side. Statues of Liberty being knelt upon, but not much new insight. But politics have leaked over onto the funny pages, so we’ll look there. First: Will no one rid me of this troublesome website? This Nick Anderson cartoon was taken down at the Red […]

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Twitter suspends Counterpoint momentarily

May 28, 2020 by Mike Peterson

No Counterpoint over at Twitter. Also no explanation. The comics group was suspended, apparently for violating “the Twitter Rules.” Which you can read here, but which won’t explain what happened. UPDATE: The account has been restored but, as of 7 pm EST, now has only 96 followers. It had previously had some 10,000. Go give’em some […]

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Meanwhile, earlier this same week…

May 28, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Agnes started this week with a joke so funny it doesn’t look to be surpassed. Agnes and Trout routines are laugh out loud funny (and your mileage will not vary).   Meanwhile… The Phantom has foolishly entered The Forbidden Forest where he is trippin’ (and naked). Well, not totally naked; after all there is just […]

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CSotD: Protecting “our” right not to know

May 28, 2020 by Mike Peterson

I’m giving JD Crowe top billing because less is more and he kept it plain, but managed to sweep in what happened and why it matters. He didn’t swap in the Statue of Liberty or the Statue of Justice or otherwise adorn a scene that speaks for itself, nor did he ask an obvious rhetorical […]

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CBLDF Protests Removal of Nick Anderson Trump Cartoon from RedBubble – update: VICTORY

May 27, 2020 by Daily Cartoonist Staff

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is standing up to the Trump re-election campaign’s removal of a Nick Anderson cartoon from the online marketplace RedBubble. From the CBLDF site: On May 18, the Daily Kos reported that Redbubble removed products featuring Anderson’s cartoon “The Trump Cult,” based on allegations of trademark infringement from Donald J. Trump for […]

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Popeye’s Cartoon Club Reopens

May 27, 2020 by D. D. Degg

With the country slowly reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic one very important organization has decided to return to an active status: Popeye’s Cartoon Club. Popeye and Comics Kingdom are announcing that beginning Thursday May 28 Popeye’s Cartoon Club will return with a series of Randy Milholland comic strips.   From Popeye’s Twitter account: @PopeyeTweetsk‘s Cartoon […]

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Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Goes Online

May 27, 2020 by D. D. Degg

The administrators of the annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival have decided that for 2020 the show will be online instead of a physical grouping. Following is the CXC statement: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus has decided that all CXC 2020 events cannot continue in their regular format, due to uncertainty about how to best protect the health […]

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CSotD: Humpday Hilarity

May 27, 2020 by Mike Peterson

Editor’s Note: I’m going to begin floating what has been the “Friday Funnies,” which this week falls on Wednesday. I’d like to schedule two set installments a week, but given a seven-day week, it’s impossible to get more than two days separation on both ends and the locker doesn’t always refill that quickly. So you’ll […]

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HBO Max Releases Full Episode Looney Tunes

May 26, 2020 by D. D. Degg

The New Looney Tunes Cartoons will be released with the premiere of HBO Max on May 27. HBO Max has released a full episode prior to the debut. From SlashFilm: A full episode of Looney Tunes cartoons runs somewhere between 11-12 minutes long, comprised of two shorts that run between four and seven minutes, as […]

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Gary Brookins Retires; New Pluggers Fill His Shoes

May 26, 2020 by D. D. Degg

After 40 years of cartooning Gary Brookins has decided to retire from deadlines. Gary announced his plans on April 1st when Rick McKee‘s first Pluggers panel showed up: You may notice a different signature on the cartoon today, and no, it’s not an April Fools joke … I’m in the process of retiring from cartooning. […]

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