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Ben Garrison Cartoon Altered Without Permission

Apr 11, 2021 by D. D. Degg

A year ago conservative cartoonist Ben Garrison created an editorial cartoon illustrating a conspiracy theory involving Bill Gates and Covid-19 and vaccines. © GrrrGraphics That was in March of 2020, now a year later an altered form of the cartoon has appeared. According to Business Insider Elon Musk tweeted out the altered comic. Tesla CEO […]

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Dan Martin Weathers The Bird for 35 Years

Apr 11, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Every evening, just as many people are shutting down their computers for the day and starting to think about supper, Dan Martin is gearing up to complete his daily drawing for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: a fresh depiction of the newspaper’s Weatherbird.   The artistic process gets going once the news editor sends him a […]

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The Funnies: Cameos and Other Jewelry

Apr 11, 2021 by D. D. Degg

That last panel of Hi and Lois last week kicked off a week of comic character cameos. With barely a dozen appearances in her own strip since the new year began 100 days ago, Mary Worth has taken to appearing elsewhere. Here she’s crashing a Hootin’ Holler poker game. © King Features Syndicate Mary is […]

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CSotD: Overthinking the Funnies

Apr 11, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Today’s Zits (KFS) stopped me in my tracks, not because it’s funny, which it is, but because my first response after that dissolved into uncertainty: What would you — as Jeremy and his buds — play for a dance at a retirement community? First of all, not the stuff your parents always have on the […]

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Mark Trail at 75 is Next Gen

Apr 10, 2021 by D. D. Degg

In the Spring of 1946 Ed Dodd introduced the world to the “handsome hero and outdoor man.” Mark Trail was a nature-loving he-man of the old school, and he remained in that conservative mold from Ed Dodd and Tom Hill through Jack Elrod and up to James Allen. And then, twenty years into the new […]

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CSotD: C’est le weekend

Apr 10, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Wasn’t sure where to start today, but once the headline suggested itself, it became obvious this Pearls Before Swine (AMS) was the obvious opener, since Franglais gives editors the collywobbles. Regular readers know my opinion that about 97% of people who obsess over grammatical rules cannot write their names in the dirt with a stick, […]

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When Jim Borgman Met The Pulitzer

Apr 9, 2021 by D. D. Degg

In 1985 Jim Borgman was a nominee for The Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning, Jeff MacNelly took The Prize home that year. Six years later, in 1991, Jim was again a finalist. That year, 30 years ago today, the Cincinnati Enquirer cartoonist won the prestigious award. Jim knew he was a finalist for the Pulitzer. […]

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CSotD: Interesting Times

Apr 9, 2021 by Mike Peterson

  (Editor’s Note: There is no Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times.” However, these are certainly interesting times.) We’ve already discussed Trump’s — or the RNC’s — scam of hiding pre-checked boxes turning one-time donations into recurring contributions that drained MAGAt bank accounts. In that entry, I said his supporters were unlikely to […]

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Cartoon Carousel – Zoom! Pow! Crash!

Apr 8, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch ABOUT THE CLASS: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch. In this week-long course, we will learn to create characters, animals, dinosaurs, monsters, sharks, superheroes, aliens, word balloons (BOOM! POW! CRASH!) and more, and then put these drawing skills together to make our own comic book stories together via […]

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Bunny Matthews Crowd Funder for Final Costs

Apr 8, 2021 by D. D. Degg

New Orleans alternative cartoonist and music critic Bunny Matthews has decided to discontinue cancer treatment and entered hospice. His family has created a crowd funding page for final costs. From Gambit: Jude Matthews said in a statement on the Musicians Clinic’s website that his father’s life earnings from his prolific creative works have been “snapped […]

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Bill Mauldin & The Art Of War Exhibit

Apr 8, 2021 by D. D. Degg

From PRWeb: CHICAGO (PRWEB)April 08, 2021 The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is proud to announce its newest exhibit, “Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin & the Art of War,” which will celebrate the artistic career of cartoonist Bill Mauldin. © Chicago Sun Times/Bill Mauldin From the Pritzker Military Museum and Library: For nearly fifty years, […]

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Comic Strip Rarity: The O’Kays by Jay Kay

Apr 8, 2021 by D. D. Degg

In 1948 Jerry Keefe, an advertising and commercial artist, decided, like so many before and since, to become a world-famous comic strip cartoonist. Jerry claimed that he was “reluctant to become entangled with the big city syndicates.” So Keefe tried self-syndicating his weekly comic strip. © the estate of Jerry Keefe The O’Kays by “Jay […]

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CSotD: Can’t say they didn’t warn us

Apr 8, 2021 by Mike Peterson

I don’t remember if I was in second or third grade, but just about the time this 1957 Buz Sawyer (KFS) strip ran, we had an assembly where a husband-and-wife team explained communism to us and why we didn’t want it to creep into our society. I suspect they were from the John Birch Society, […]

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Joye Hummel – RIP

Apr 7, 2021 by D. D. Degg

1940s Wonder Woman writer Joye Hummel has passed away.   Joye Evelyn Murchison Kelly (neé Hummel)April 4, 1924 – April 5, 2021   Anina Bennett was among those breaking the sad news: RIP Joye Hummel Murchison Kelly, the first woman to write [Wonder Woman] comics in the 1940s. After Joye it would be nearly 40 […]

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Lalo Alcaraz is Arizona State Artist-in-Residence

Apr 7, 2021 by D. D. Degg

From the Arizona State University bulletin: For more than 25 years, award-winning political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz has advocated for Latino and immigrant rights through his work. Now, he is bringing his passion for these issues to Arizona State University’s School of Transborder Studies to serve as the school’s first-ever virtual artist in residence. Lalo Alcarez […]

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