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Archives for June, 2018

Weekend Quick Hits (June 30)

For Charles Schulz and Peanuts fans this year’s San Diego Comic Con (July 19-22, 2018) is the place to be if you absolutely need to have a bunch of exclusive collectibles. A comic book, patches, t-shirts, lanyard, bandana, and pop sockets are only some of the items available exclusively at The Con.   Speaking of […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Quick Hits (June 30)

Steve Christensen – RIP

Steve Christensen, who formerly served as executive editor of the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, which at its height sold more than 140 features in more than 100 countries around the world, has died. Steve Christensen November  18, 1953 – June 20, 2018 During his 1985 – 2000 tenure at the Los Angeles Times Syndicate he […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Christensen – RIP

David Horsey Returns to Seattle – update

In 2011 David Horsey left Seattle for a six year vacation in Southern California. Now, upon his return to Seattle, he finds that the city didn’t just go into hibernation mode waiting for its wayward son to return. No, the city has changed.     Original May 24, 2018 post: Late in 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 1 Comment

The Capital Gazette 2

Mark Streeter   Dana Summers     Andy Marlette   Bob Englehart   Jeffrey Koterba   Gary Varvel   Steve Artley   Signe Wilkinson   Jim Morin   They did what they could. They drew. Editorial cartoonists drew from the heart as the mass shootings they so often have to convey hit close to home. […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on The Capital Gazette 2

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Which May Be When the Copyright Claims are Worked Out

The character of Anthony “Buck” Rogers first appears in Philip Nowlan’s 1928 novel ARMAGEDDON 2419 A.D. (itself a combination of two novellas that appeared in the AMAZING STORIES magazine) and serves as an origin story for the character. Rogers, after a mine cave-in, falls into a state of suspended animation and wakes up in the […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Which May Be When the Copyright Claims are Worked Out

The Capital Gazette

Milt Priggee   Gary Huck   Clay Bennett   Darrin Bell   Steve Breen   J. D. Crowe     Pat Bagley     Clay Jones   Kevin Necessary   Joel Pett   Michael Ramirez   Marc Murphy   “We stand with our brothers & sisters at the Capital Gazette. Journalism is the only profession […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 1 Comment

Jim Carrey, the Actor as Political Cartoonist

Actor/comedian Jim Carrey has long had a talent as an artist. Carrey, who says he began painting six years ago to “heal a broken heart” following his split from Jenny McCarthy, primarily paints in his studio in downtown Manhattan, and his art has been featured in a number of galleries, including the Wyland Galleries in […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Carrey, the Actor as Political Cartoonist

Mid-Week Quick Hits (June 28)

Ask A Cartoonist: Where Do You Find Inspiration? James Allen: “Mark Trail stories are inspired, initially, from actual news stories.” Bill Holbrook: “…the process is a mystery to me even after all these years.” Alex Hallatt: “I always gain inspiration from walking, especially uphill…” (??!!) For the full responses from the above, and more, go […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2018,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on Mid-Week Quick Hits (June 28)

Extreme Stiglich Cartoon Gets Extreme Response

A Tom Stiglich ed-op cartoon taking the conservative position about MS-13 and immigration and family separation for the Daily Gazette drew wrathful liberal responses to the editor. The Daily Gazette newspaper based out of Schenectady, New York, received dozens of irate letters over the June 20 cartoon from the syndicated, controversial and conservative-leaning cartoonist Tom […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 1 Comment

8 Things You Might Not Know About B.C.

Mental Floss‘ comic strip series of Things You Might Not Know About… goes Before Christ (or was it After the Apocalypse?) with Johnny Hart and 8 Things You Might Not Know About B.C. Add the above strip to the #6 Thing about the problems with religious content.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 8 Things You Might Not Know About B.C.

A Dangerous Trip – Inside the Mind of Jack Ohman

WOUB/NPR talks with Pultizer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman. Jack talks about the creative process of being a political cartoonist, some of the restrictions and some of the dangers of his profession. He gives us a view of how he goes about formulating a cartoon from the germ of the idea that starts the […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on A Dangerous Trip – Inside the Mind of Jack Ohman

Senior Strippers

Happy Birthday Joe Giella, born June 27, 1928! Joe becomes the latest creator to join the Senior Strippers list. A list of cartoonists who for 90+ years continue to survive “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.” Below is, as best as I can determine, a list of cartoonists who continue to carry […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2018,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on Senior Strippers

Walmart Goes Floppy* With DC Comics Exclusives

Back in the day comic books were ubiquitous – found at newsstands, grocery stores, the five and dimes, drug stores, railroad stations, just everywhere. Now they are mostly relegated to the shelves of your local comic book shop. That seems to be changing. With the popularity of superheroes on TV and in movie theaters, comic […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2018,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Walmart Goes Floppy* With DC Comics Exclusives

Barnes & Noble Creates a Dedicated Middle School Graphic Novel Section

Heidi MacDonald reports on the Barnes & Noble announcement that they will be promoting a pre-teen focused graphic book section: Barnes & Noble made it official today. As first reported in The Beat, the retail chain will be adding a separate kids graphic novel section to its stores. According to the official release the sections […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2018,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Barnes & Noble Creates a Dedicated Middle School Graphic Novel Section

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History

Mickey Mouse debuted November 18, 1928. Ninety years later art book publisher Taschen Books will release a big celebratory book about The Mouse’s animated cartoons, comic books and strips, the cartoonists involved, licensed merchandise, and more Mickey Mouse miscellany. As Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew notes: The 480-page book by Daniel Kothenschulte will be extremely […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse: The Ultimate History