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CSotD: Our critical fool shortage

Jun 20, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Jen Sorensen points out an unintended consequence of a generational oddity, and I like it for a couple of reasons, but mostly because complaining about the differences between generations triggers a rant that is dear to my heart. Except that she doesn’t use fictional Madison Avenue marketing terms to pigeonhole her characters: She says “older” […]

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Canadian Cartoonist is Casualty of Cost Cutting

Jun 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  above: Wayne celebrates 40 years with the paper and announces his retirement in 2029. below: Wayne announces he has been let go ten years earlier than planned.   Wayne Wright has been sketching the daily cartoons for Summerside, [Prince Edward Island]-based newspaper the Journal Pioneer for the past 40 years, but last week that […]

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Dick Rogers – Another Senior Stripper

Jun 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Happy 90th Birthday Dick Rogers! Born June 19, 1929 today Dick joins the Senior Strippers Club.   Dick began his cartooning career assisting George Crenshaw in the early 1960s. Crenshaw had been doing the Nubbin comic strip, and then created the Belvedere panel in 1962. Around that time he took on Dick as an […]

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Ed-Op Cartoons are “A Relic of a Bygone Era”

Jun 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Last month Jennifer Grygiel advocated that the ease of creating and distributing political memes made it a superior editorial single-shot image than the pen and ink cartoon. With the New York Times canceling the use of one panel editorial cartoons, Jennifer returns to say – so what? Again championing the meme over the cartoon. As […]

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CSotD: Blundering towards Armageddon

Jun 19, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Pretty sure Chip Bok was not intending to make an argument in favor of cutting Iran a break, but he provides a good stepping-off spot. What actually happened in the Gulf of Hormuz remains undefined, and grainy video of a Revolutionary Guard boat crew removing an unexploded mine from the side of a ship is […]

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International Rancor over N.Y. Times Cartoon Ban

Jun 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Reaction from the international cartooning community via Cagle Cartoons.   Nikola Listes   Michael Kountouris Hajo de Reijger   Jos Collignon   Emad Hajjaj     Yaakov Kirschen   Dale Cummings   Robert Rousso   And since we’re using his site, here’s one from The Man himself. Daryl Cagle    

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Esquire Magazine Top Executive Staff Gone

Jun 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

There is chaos at Esquire, as the entire top of the masthead has either resigned or been let go following the resignation of Editor-in-Chief Jay Fielden last week. Bruce Handy, features editor, who one source said was the choice of Hearst Chief Content Officer Kate Lewis to be interim editor after Fielden’s resignation on May […]

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Marcus the Menace Interview

Jun 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  No, Marcus Hamilton is not really a menace to anyone or anything, except to his daily Dennis the Menace deadline. Earlier this year Charlotte Magazine interviewed the local celebrity. CM: Where do you get your daily inspiration for drawing ‘Dennis?’ MH: Mr. Ketcham told me you’re not just an artist. You are the photographer, […]

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Cal Massey – RIP

Jun 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Comic artist, illustrator, sculptor Cal Massey has passed away. Calvin Levi (Cal) Massey February 10, 1926 – June 10, 2019   From the Philadelphia Inquirer report: The artist Cal Massey, who created hundreds of paintings, illustrations, designs and sculptures over a career of nearly 70 years, died June 11 at Virtua Marlton Hospital. He was […]

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CSotD: President Caligula

Jun 18, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Jeff Danziger teases today’s musical Moment of Zen, and I’ll forgive him for saying “What’s that noise?” instead of “What’s that sound?” because when Buffalo Springfield released the song, he may have been on the other side of the world in Vietnam, and, even if that wasn’t the exact timing, you get my point. As […]

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King Features Sends Birthday Greetings to Barney

Jun 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  At Comics Kingdom today a number of John Rose’s stablemates joined in wishing  Barney Google a Happy One Hundredth.   Shoe   Arctic Circle   Mark Trail   Pros and Cons   On The Fastrack   Mutts   Six Chix   Dennis the Menace   Not the first time the Mitchell family has visited […]

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Marian Del Vecchio – RIP

Jun 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Cartoonist and community activist Marian Del Vecchio has passed away.   Marian Del Vecchio February 24, 1935 – June 15, 2019   From the obituary: Her memoir, “Hunger,” traces her family’s 1938 escape from Hitler, the excitement of New York, and the Freudian labyrinth of the 1960s. In 1964 Marian married former fighter pilot, […]

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CSotD: Monday Funnies plus a little mo

Jun 17, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Today featured a lot of good work on the funny pages, but, just to show I’m not ignoring the current crisis, I’ll start with Non Sequitur, which is good commentary on the Department of Justice. And I’d add that, while I’m not sure of Wiley’s timing on posts, it’s not easy for a comic strip […]

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Barney Google is 100

Jun 16, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Barney Google (and Snuffy Smith) June 17, 1919 – present (and beyond)   We’ve mentioned the centennial celebration here and here and here. So this is just to mark the official 100th on June 17, 2019. John Rose, after a couple of weeks with birthday guests, jumped the gun by one day with the […]

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What Might Have Been – Tarzan

Jun 16, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Today’s Sunday Tarzan comic strip was the last by Gray Morrow (originally dated August 19, 2001). A bit over 18 years on the Sunday strip, at the end Morrow had to increasingly rely on assistants due to a progressive affliction with Parkinson’s Disease. If ERB Inc./Andrews McMeel continue with the original run, we will […]

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