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CSotD: Wandering through the Pointless Forest

Aug 20, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Damien Glez offers a clever variation on a too-common visual gag, proving that there’s no cliche that can’t be revitalized, and if plastic bags had a different style of handle or were more rigid, this wouldn’t work at all. Which is sort of a backhanded way of explaining why it does. Our co-op is phasing […]

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THE NIB: The Website-The Magazine-The Fundraiser

Aug 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

By now you know The Nib got cut loose from its publisher earlier this summer — rather than fold, Matt Bors and his crew decided to go independent. The Nib runs political cartoons, journalism, essays and memoir about what is going down in the world, all in comics form — the best medium. The Comics […]

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Charles Santore – RIP

Aug 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Famed Illustrator Charles Santore has passed away. Charles Santore March 16, 1935 – August 11, 2019   From the Philadelphia Inquirer obituary: He began his career in 1956 working as a freelance illustrator for local advertising agencies and publications such as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Redbook, and the Ladies’ Home Journal. Starting in 1972, […]

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Two Congresswomen Share Anti-Zionist Cartoon

Aug 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

United States House of Representives Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota shared a cartoon on their Instagram accounts that is being described as anti-semitic. above: Carlos Latuff cartoon and Israeli flag   As Forward reported: A couple of days into the social media storm that erupted following Israeli government’s decision not […]

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CSotD: Ol’ Man Ribber and similar laffs

Aug 19, 2019 by Mike Peterson

I’d sworn off cartoons based on Emma Lazarus, but Steve Artley took me by surprise with this “New Yorker in Hell” offering. The standard New Yorker cartoon offers an affectionate look at the upper middleclass foibles of its readers, with a smile and a bit of a whachagonnado shrug. I remember one — can’t recall […]

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Andy and Dahlia Marlette Take Home a Big Prize

Aug 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Noe we know why Andy Marlette had gone missing for a few weeks. Congratulations to Andrew and Dahlonega on Waylon!  

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The Nexus of Comic Books and Comic Strips

Aug 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  By the 1980s I had pretty much given up on superhero comic books, preferring non-spandex adventure, western, detective, and humor comic books. Pretty much. Of the few I continued to follow were a couple of Mike Baron comics. The insane Badger, and Baron and Steve Rude‘s science fiction hero Nexus. One part victim, one-part […]

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Art Spiegelman Refers to Trump as “Orange Skull” – Marvel Comics Not Happy

Aug 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

For some reason, maybe the heavy Jewish influence on early comic books, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman was contracted to write the introduction to Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949, a high end reprinting of five early Marvel superhero comics. Says Art: so it all started innocently when i accepted a gig to write […]

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CSotD: Sunday Stuff

Aug 18, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Let’s kick off the day with something silly, as Betty brings a needed word into being. It’s a little unfair to real chefs, but, then again, real chefs are only a subset of people who want the waiters to call them “Chef” instead of “Hey You” or, god forbid, “Dave.” And this tip to people […]

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CSotD: Come for the hate speech, stay for the laffs

Aug 17, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Clay Jones gives the best response to the decision of Israel to follow Dear Leader’s suggestion, re-casting António Moreira’s cartoon of a Netanyahu dog leading a blind Trump, for which two cartoonists who had nothing to do with it were fired. And the editor who approved it was … well, we don’t know, because the […]

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Ed Hall Cartoon Not Welcome on Facebook

Aug 16, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Ed Hall says For the 1st time on FB I’ve had a cartoon taken down because they said it violated their “community standards” on hate speech. I suspect someone objected who didn’t understand that the cartoon is actually “anti-hate speech” describing a Muslim ban into Israel. After Israel banned two U. S. Congresswomen from their […]

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CSotD: Friday Funnies – Broken arms, broken hearts

Aug 16, 2019 by Mike Peterson

When Wallace the Brave and Spud set up their ridiculously rickety bike jump earlier, I said it reminded me of the one my eldest went over and broke his arm as a lad. Well, here we are — yes, it’s a fracture — and I’d say Wallace’s mother’s response is more or less mine. Brace […]

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Three Rocks, The Ernie Bushmiller Story – A Sneak Peek at Bill Griffith’s Graphic Biography

Aug 15, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Bill Giffith has a few obsessions in his life. There is his lifelong preoccupation with observing human beings and commenting on the social implications of those people and their actions. His enthusiasm for people has recently lead him into a second career as a graphic biographer.   Seemingly as far back is his passion for […]

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CSotD Extra: Counterpoint Quickly Comes of Age

Aug 15, 2019 by Mike Peterson

A good editorial cartoon should be provocative. Whether you lean left or right, you should be able to find something you like – and dislike – in Counterpoint. That is our strength. Cartoons get people thinking and debating. Engaged debate is the lifeblood of a well-functioning democracy. — Nick Anderson If you follow any of […]

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Hey Kids! Comics! Back to School Books

Aug 15, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for August 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Big Orange Football Coloring Book     Charles M. Schulz’s Linus     A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of […]

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