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Friday Fishwrap – Comic Strip Newsy Stuff

Sep 17, 2021 by D. D. Degg

From Reed Brennan: Attention ZITS Clients: Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman are taking a two-week vacation. The dailies for the weeks of September 13-18 and September 20-25, 2021, and the Sundays for September 26 and October 3, 2021, are reader favorites that have been personally selected by Jerry and Jim. Thank you, King Features Editorial […]

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Comic Strip Centennial – Our Boarding House

Sep 17, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Conventional wisdom is that Gene Ahern switched from his Crazy Quilt comic strip to his Our Boarding House panel on September 16, 1921, but the earliest I can find it in a newspaper is September 17, 1921 so I’m celebrating today as the 100th anniversary of the feature. Below are the first three Our Boarding […]

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CSotD: Staying off John Chancellor

Sep 17, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Given that today is only the 17th, I have no idea how many people will turn out tomorrow to protest the arrests of people who attempt the violent overthrow of the government. Nor, assuming they show up, do I know whether they will be met with the rubber bullets, truncheons and tear gas used against […]

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741.5 Comic Chronicles

Sep 16, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Once upon a time there was a lonely rich boy whose mother insisted on dragging him away from home to strange lands. Deprived of friends his own age and missing his father, the boy found solace in becoming a collector of all sorts of odds and ends, of coins and stamps, of beer steins and […]

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CSotD: Crib-Sheet Cartooning

Sep 16, 2021 by Mike Peterson

(Tim Campbell – WPWG)   (Jimmy Margulies – KFS)   (Tom Stiglich – Creators) This Juxtaposition places the cartoonists in alphabetical order, because I have no intention of ranking them in terms of political insight and, on another day, three completely other cartoonists might have popped up in their place. That latter point being the […]

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A Whatnot Wednesday Short List – updated

Sep 15, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Great Britain’s Royal Mail celebrates Batman and the Justice League on stamps to be issued Sept. 17. Royal Mail, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, revealed the images for these 18 DC Comics stamps on Sept. 1. The designs for the stamps were specially commissioned for Royal Mail and illustrated by British comic book […]

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Hey Kids! Comics! Harvest Those Bookshelves

Sep 15, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for September 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Empire’s Nursery   The Strange Death of Alex Raymond   You Can’t Do Business (or Most Anything Else) Without Yiddish   Britain’s Best […]

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CSotD: Not with a bang, but a bicker

Sep 15, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Bill Bramhall starts us off with a bit of optimism, and he’s correct that a lot of people are fed up with the anti-vaxxers who refuse to accept the normal responsibilities of living in society. The problem is that it really doesn’t matter how many actual, real people want the crybabies to shut up, get […]

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Signed Schulz Sunday Sets Peanuts Auction Record

Sep 14, 2021 by D. D. Degg

The art for a 1966 Christmas themed Sunday Peanuts comic strip and signed by Charles Schulz as “Sparky” set a record for an original Peanuts when it went for $360,000.00 at a Heritage Auctions sale. A Charlie Brown Christmas was released on television for the first time on 12-9-65. Just a year later, this Sunday […]

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L. Bruce Holman – RIP

Sep 14, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Cartoonist (and teacher, author, etc) L. Bruce Holman has passed away.    Loyd Bruce Holman January 30, 1939 – April 24, 2021   From the obituary: Dr. Holman held a PhD in fine arts, and before retirement was a tenured professor teaching drawing, painting and photography at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. He was also […]

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Cartoon Classic: One Hundred Cartoons by Cesare

Sep 14, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Oscar Edward Cesare – Cartoonist, Advocate for Humanity. From Prabook: After moving to New York, Cesare–he pronounced his name “See-sare”– served in succession on the staffs of the World, the Sun, and the Evening Post. He was influenced by Gustave Dore and Honore Daumier and, in the United States, by Boardman Robinson. During the Theodore […]

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CSotD: Everything You Know is Wrong

Sep 14, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Cathy Wilcox sets the stage today, and, while in Australia this generally means soft-pedaling the treatment of aboriginal people, painting rosy pictures of a less-than-splendid past is a hot trend throughout the world, and certainly here. I clicked on a Facebook ad offering free curricula to help young people learn to identify fake news. It […]

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Cartooning for Fun & Profit – Jim Davis Report

Sep 13, 2021 by D. D. Degg

                You thought it couldn’t true. Get rich doing the thing you love? But if a young man from Marion, Indiana can do it, why not you?                                 Wealthy Gorilla updates their Jim Davis profile. Jim Davis is an American cartoonist. … Davis grew up on a […]

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Cathy Guisewite and Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus

Sep 13, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Photo: Tony Korody/Sygma (Getty Images) The AV Club has a short review of the Aack Cast by Jamie Loftus radio show. The series concluded a few weeks ago, but listening to all 12 installments of Aack Cast By Jamie Loftus in one marathon run is actually the superior experience—and if you think you don’t need […]

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CSotD: Six impossible things before breakfast

Sep 13, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Matt Wuerker (Politico) suggests that we’re so screwed up that the Taliban don’t have to attack us: They can just watch us attack each other. Which theory gains depth if you believe that the Taliban has some interest in attacking us in the first place, which — despite that fellow putting bombs in shoes — […]

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