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CSotD: A day for honor and decency

May 25, 2019 by Mike Peterson

We’ll bookend this long weekend with Memorial Day cartoons, starting with the present day offerings, which varied from the standard salute-and-weep pieces to the foreboding viewpoint Pat Bagley offers. You could argue that cartoonists who comment on politics in their Memorial Day cartoons are hijacking the holiday for partisan purposes, but, then again, there will […]

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It’s Complicated

May 25, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  He was so good at imagining overly complicated and outlandish contraptions that his name became part of the English dictionary in the early 20th century to describe anything with an unnecessarily elaborate design. “That’s a real Heath-Robinson!” That’s right. Before those Rube Goldberg Contraptions there were Heath Robinson Contraptions. Messy Nessy gives background and […]

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Barney Google & Snuffy Smith – John Rose Exhibit

May 24, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  If you are near Harrisonburg Virginia in the month of June be sure to stop at the Smith House Galleries where, from June 7 to June 27 will be a Barney Google and Snuffy Smith by John Rose exhibit. The cartoonist said an assortment of his comics will be represented in the new exhibit. […]

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Watch Stephan Pastis’s Reuben Award Acceptance Speech

May 24, 2019 by Daily Cartoonist Staff

Stephan Pastis gave a memorable acceptance speech after he won the Reuben Award for “Cartoonist of the Year” last weekend in Huntington Beach, Calif.  

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CSotD: Mostly Friday Funnies

May 24, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Arlo and Janis so often reflect my world view that it sometimes barely registers, but this one cracked me up, because I’ve noticed that ad writers have picked up on the term and insert it into commercials in order to assure us that their product is for cool people. Which, as Arlo notes, assumes a […]

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Gatehouse Lays Off Nate Beeler, Rick McKee

May 23, 2019 by D. D. Degg

The local-newspaper giant GateHouse Media is making cuts across US newsrooms for a second time in 2019, following at least 60 layoffs in January and February and first-quarter losses. Business Insider has confirmed more than 65 cuts in at least 22 local newsrooms in Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, and Massachusetts, with potentially more to come […]

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New NCS President is Extremely Comic Genius – also NCSFest Extras and Reuben Remainders

May 23, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  The new president of the National Cartoonists Society is a stand-up comedian. Oh, Jason Chatfield is also a magazine and comic strip cartoonist. The young Mr. Chatfield is not a newcomer to being a president of cartoonist organizations. He had earlier been the youngest president of the Australian Cartoonists Association. I think he has […]

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$5.4 Million for Original Comic Book Cover Art

May 23, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Yeah, it’s Frazetta.   Frank Frazetta’s original art for the cover of Eerie #23 (September 1969) sold for $5,400,000.00 via Heritage Auctions. The Grand Comics Database notes about the cover: Frank Frazetta republished this painting, with slight revisions, as a poster titled “Egyptian Queen.” The face of the woman is different in the poster. […]

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CSotD: Plain Talk and Poetry

May 23, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Juxtaposition of the Day (Matt Davies) (Ann Telnaes) Juxtaposing this pair is a bit unfair to Matt Davies, because he posted his piece before yesterday’s astonishing tantrum, and so his cartoon is mostly about how much childish behavior the Democrats will put up with in general. But the idea of Toddler Trump setting a fire […]

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Teenager Returns as Comic Strip Creator

May 22, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Last summer 15-year-old Hunter Wooldridge began his life as a newspaper comic strip creator. Now Hunter returns with a new comic strip for the Frankfort State Journal. For the past school year, Frankfort High sophomore Hunter Wooldridge has been carefully plotting storylines, sketching characters and honing his craft for Thursday’s return to The State […]

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The Art of Cartoon Art

May 22, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Cartoon critics Phil Witte and Rex Hesner look behind gags to debate what makes a cartoon tick. This week our intrepid critics examine the drawing behind some favorite cartoons. Line, crayon, more line, wash, much more line, tone. Frank Cotham, Robert Weber, Richard Taylor, Mick Stevens, Jack Ziegler, James Thurber, George Price, Alex Gregory, […]

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Plain Dealer Change – Readers Are the Editors

May 22, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  The Cleveland Plain Dealer recently changed their format from six columns to four columns. But now they don’t know what to do with it and are asking readers to design and edit the paper. Our recent redesign made some of those questions more urgent and more obvious, and I’m writing to consult with our […]

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‘Cat’s Cafe’ Launches on GoComics

May 22, 2019 by Daily Cartoonist Staff

GoComics has announced the launch of Matt Tarpley’s “Cat’s Cafe.” About the comic: Everyone is welcome at Cat’s Café! There is always a seat and someone to talk to. Follow Cat, Penguin, and Rabbit along with a variety of other special animals, form a wonderful place where everyone can feel warm, fuzzy, and accepted. Matt’s […]

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The Art of Doodling: Cocteau, Warhol and Twain

May 22, 2019 by Daily Cartoonist Staff

The Paris Review has an excerpt from the book Scrawl: an A to Z of Famous Doodles by Todd Strauss-Schulson, Caren Strauss-Schulson, and Claudia Strauss-Schulson which looks into the legendary “doodle” collection of their father. From the piece: Over the course of his career, he (David Schulson) amassed arguably the most impressive private collection of […]

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CSotD: Random thoughts

May 22, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Gary Varvel offers a thought-provoking idea, though his own opinion isn’t particularly clear here. The original Tea Party was protesting taxation (as does the current Tea Party, if it exists anymore) but it was tangled up in a whole lot of issues, including, but not limited to, a lack of representation in Parliament. England hardly […]

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