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Michael Ramirez is 2020 Headliner Award Winner

Apr 8, 2020 by D. D. Degg

The Press Club of Atlantic City has announced the winners of the 2020 National Headliner Awards. Michael Ramirez has won the 2020 Headliner Award for Editorial Cartoons. From the announcement: First Place Michael Ramirez Las Vegas Review Journal Judges’ comments: Sharp, sophisticated, daring. Michael Ramirez skewers the pompous and defends the vulnerable. Excellent work. Also […]

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Simone Slykhous, One of E&P’s “25 Under 35”

Apr 8, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Simone Slykhous has been named one of Editor & Publisher’s “Rising Stars in Today’s News Industry.” This year’s list of 25 Under 35 includes Simone, Creators Syndicate managing editor. Simone Slykhous, 29 Managing editor, Creators Syndicate Hermosa Beach, Calif. Education: Northwestern University, bachelor of science, journalism with a minor in political science E&P managed to […]

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CSotD: Groundhog Day in the Committee Room

Apr 8, 2020 by Mike Peterson

There is humor to be found in any crisis, and Jeff Stahler taps into one of the better TV commercials to come along in awhile. That elevates a so-what gag about people working from home in their undies into a much better piece, because, first of all, it ties into something not just familiar but […]

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Post Independent Cancels All Comics

Apr 7, 2020 by D. D. Degg

The Glenwood Springs (Colorado) Post Independent will no longer run comic strips. The Post Independent is a free, (now) five day a week newspaper serving a ski resort area in Colorado. With the coronovirus difficulties and ski season ending some difficult choices had to be made. My mission is to preserve as many of our […]

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Samuel Joyner – RIP

Apr 7, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Editorial cartoonist Samuel Joyner has passed away. Samuel R. (Sam) Joyner February 7, 1924 – March 24, 2020 editorial cartoonist, illustrator, comics historian   From the Philadelphia Tribune obituary: Often described as the visual voice for African Americans that was represented in mass-circulated magazines and newspapers, Joyner had a storied career as a teacher, cartoonist […]

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CSotD: Herman Wouk holds Modly’s beer

Apr 7, 2020 by Mike Peterson

The enduring quote from “The Caine Mutiny” is one character’s observation that “The Navy is a master plan designed by geniuses for execution by idiots.” But there’s another saying, this one of uncertain origin, that goes “Every time you think you’ve made something foolproof, they invent a better fool.” Hence Nick Anderson‘s cartoon, comparing policies […]

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Monday Funday (100% Coronavirus-Free Comics)

Apr 6, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Let’s start by listening in on an always enjoyable Agnes and Trout exchange.   Ben(z) breaks the fourth wall.   Will Henry welcomes Spring with a nice panel. Also liked how Will used his space Sunday.   What the heck, let’s stay on Sunday for a while. One of my favorite webcomics celebrates a birthday. […]

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CSotD: Feels like a Monday

Apr 6, 2020 by Mike Peterson

F-Minus gives a pretty good overview, not of how I feel, but of why. Facebook, and to a lesser extent Twitter, have always been full of people whinging about this or that, and looking for allies over silly things nobody else frets over, and announcing nincompooperies they are convinced are breakthroughs. But never so much […]

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Let’s Talk About Rip Haywire and the Fight Club

Apr 5, 2020 by D. D. Degg

  There have been some classic comic strip battles. and, of course, Captain Easy:         I think Rip Haywire versus The Gross Woods Monster is a contender. After countless fights Rip seems to have met his match. The story starts two month ago when Which, naturally, leads to (Normally I would direct […]

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CSotD: Lies, Frauds and Misunderstandings

Apr 5, 2020 by Mike Peterson

We’ll start with Paul Fell today, because he expresses something fundamental in both the coronavirus matter and dialogue in general. Someone observed the other day that there are a lot of people who don’t remember, or weren’t around for, “smoking” and “non-smoking” areas, but, indeed, O Best Beloved, there were sections of restaurants and airplanes […]

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Post Bulletin Stops Printing Sunday Funnies

Apr 4, 2020 by D. D. Degg

The Rochester, Minn. Post Bulletin announced that their eight page Sunday comics section will no longer appear in their printed Weekend edition. From the editor: At times like this, we need laughs probably more than ever. That’s what made it a particularly difficult, even painful decision to curtail printing the eight-page color comics section in […]

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Tom Gianni – RIP

Apr 4, 2020 by D. D. Degg

Courtroom artist and illustrator Tom Gianni has passed away. Thomas Francis (Tom) Gianni January 5, 1960 – March 30, 2020   courtroom sketch artist, illustrator, artist brother to Gary Gianni From the obituary: Thomas worked as a book illustrator, freelance artist, and most notably courtroom artist for WGN, NBC, and WTTW in Chicago. He was […]

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Dave Whamond and ‘Reality Check’ Hit 25-Year Mark

Apr 4, 2020 by Daily Cartoonist Staff

Today marks the 25th anniversary of award-winning illustrator and cartoonist Dave Whamond’s syndicated panel “Reality Check.” From Dave: “I remember it being such an exciting time but overwhelming at the same time. Having a syndicated comic was a lifelong dream realized. Since I was old enough to read, I could’t wait to read the comics […]

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Future Funnies (and a Blast from the Past)

Apr 4, 2020 by D. D. Degg

  Loren Fishman gets recognition for his Mallard Fillmore work when his name is added to the Sunday title panel tomorrow, the first new Sunday Mallard since November 2019.   Elsewhere in the Kingdom some strips are still adjusting to the new reality: King Features Syndicate has issued a correction for Mutts Sunday for 4/5. […]

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CSotD: If I say it’s still Friday, it’s still Friday

Apr 4, 2020 by Mike Peterson

Stuart Carlson prompts the question, “Is anybody still watching this crap?” If they hadn’t given Trump so much free airtime for his nonsensical statements and outrageous stunts in 2016, he’d have lost the election (and maybe never been nominated). Now they’re giving him an hour or two of free campaigning every night. Somebody call the […]

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