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CSotD: Friday Funnies and Some Deja Vu

Sep 20, 2019 by Mike Peterson

We’ll start with a couple of story arcs you should simply go read:   Off the Mark has been exploring the Aging App. I don’t recall Mark Parisi doing a lot of story arcs in the past, and, in fact, I don’t recall this feature being anything but one-offs. However, this is well-done, fun stuff […]

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Comic Strip: A Gloriously American Institution

Sep 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

James Jeffrey, for The American Conservative, appreciates the comic strip. The newspaper comic strip section is a particularly and peculiarly American institution. I can’t deny that, being British, when I open the special Sunday edition comic pull-out—six pages’ worth, and all in color!—I feel a twinge of self-consciousness. But I also won’t deny that I […]

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Univ. Tennessee Gets Paige Braddock Archives

Sep 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

The University of Tennessee Libraries has acquired the papers of critically acclaimed cartoonist and distinguished UT alum (Knoxville ’85) Paige Braddock. The Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives now holds an ample collection of black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings, cover art, watercolors, print proofs, and thousands of original pen-and-pencil panel drawings, covering Braddock’s work from […]

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The Battle of the Century

Sep 19, 2019 by D. D. Degg

So what fight was the actual Battle of the Century? Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries? Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier? Captain Easy and Bull Dawson? Maybe Stan Laurel and Noah Young: All contenders, but contenders only. The Battle of the (20th) Century was precipitated by the introduction of Bluto on September 12, 1932. above: […]

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CSotD: Is Chickenhawk-By-Proxy a thing?

Sep 19, 2019 by Mike Peterson

“The war now is away back in the past, and you can tell what books cannot. When you talk, you come down to the practical realities just as they happened. … There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell. You can bear this […]

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Cartooning and Caring for Kids

Sep 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Among the many things that the National Cartoonists Society organizes is Cartooning For Kids. The good deeds are emulated by NCS Chapters across the nation and the continent. But it doesn’t stop there, individual cartoonists have a passion for children in need of a smile. Greg Cravens is a fine example of one such cartoonist. […]

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Kurt Mitchell Replaces Bill Schelly on American Comic Book Chronicles 1945-1949

Sep 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Following the death of long-time comic book fan and long-time comic book historian Bill Schelly, Kurt Mitchell has taken on the writing of the 1945-1949 volume of American Comic Book Chronicles. above images via My Comic Shop Bill Schelly had written the 1950s volume of the series, while Kurt Mitchell has written the recently published […]

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Reincarnation Stories by Kim Deitch is (P)reviewed

Sep 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

The fun begins innocently enough: after eye surgery, Deitch had to keep his eyes closed and his head turned down for days on end while he healed. After a few uncomfortable and sleepless nights, he starts accessing his memories with shocking clarity and mines the recesses of his mind for details of his past lives. […]

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Long Story Short – A Daniel Beyer Profile

Sep 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

“Nothing beats great stand-up comedy. Sit-down comedy comes close, and I guess that’s what I do,” says Hales Corners’ Daniel Beyer of his work creating his six-days weekly newspaper comic feature, “Long Story Short.” LSS is distributed by the Creators news syndicate, and Beyer believes his frames of funny are a good match for many […]

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Rebooted ‘Boondocks’ Given Two-Season Order from HBO Max

Sep 18, 2019 by Daily Cartoonist Staff

Multiple sources including Deadline are reporting that Aaron McGruder’s “The Boondocks” is being rebooted and has been given a two-season (24 episode) order from HBO Max.        

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CSotD: Opinions, and other things everyone has

Sep 18, 2019 by Mike Peterson

I’ve got nothing against Steve Breen and am only using his cartoon because he makes a specific claim that can be argued against. The more-than-half-a-dozen other cartoons on the topic simply accuse the New York Times of being incompetent and rushing to be unfair to Brett Kavanaugh without actually explaining how. When someone screams “I […]

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The 2020 Reubens – in Kansas City, in June

Sep 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Word on the street is that the National Cartoonists Society 2020 Reuben Awards Weekend will be held the first weekend in June 2020 and in Kansas City, Missouri. (A cautionary note: neither the date nor the place has been confirmed.) The 2019 NCSFest and Reuben Awards Dinner broke the recent tradition of holding the convention […]

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2019 Ringo Award Nominees – Comic Strip Division

Sep 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The nomination ballot is determined by fans and pros alike. The third annual awards return as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. Top honors will be announced Saturday, October 19, 2019. As […]

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Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian is Newsworthy at 93

Sep 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian was featured on the local news back in July 2019 when he was 92, since that time he has celebrated his 93rd birthday. Watch via YouTube. Looking Good, Emil!   Below: Emil’s National Cartoonists Society mini-bio card.     to the NCS Twitter feed.        

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CSotD: Book Nook

Sep 17, 2019 by Mike Peterson

A small nook — only three books — but you wouldn’t like a large nook and I’m not sure there’s any such a thing anyway.   But first, the weather, and Speed Bump captures the moment, because we seem to have a boatload of monarchs here all of a sudden, and while most of them […]

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