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CSotD: Random observations

Michael de Adder picks up on the news that Canada’s athlete of the year and the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year are both women. Tennis player Bianca Andreescu was the unanimous pick for Canada’s Lou Marsh Trophy, while women’s soccer hero Megan Rapinoe was chosen by SI for her courage as well as her […]

Posted on: Dec 11, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

The Best Selling Comic Strips of the Past 40 Years

Allan Holtz’s Stripper’s Guide has provided comics researcher Jeffrey Lindenblatt a platform to present his latest project. Jeffrey has taken 300 newspapers, from large to small. and used them as a source to extrapolate the best selling newspaper comics strips from 1978 to 2019. Says Jeffrey: I decided that I would research 300 different daily […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 0 Comments

More Cartoonists Saying Goodbye

Today Channing Miller said goodbye to The Daily Texan: After six semesters, six comics editors, three different job descriptions and four sketchbooks, it is finally time for me to say goodbye to my beloved corner of the basement. This corner isn’t just a place where I have sat with aching knuckles and a sketchbook in […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Mary Worth Artist June Brigman Interviewed

Cartoonist June Brigman (Mary Worth, Brenda Starr, Power Pack, Captain Ginger) is interviewed by Comic Culture’s Terrance Dollard. June discusses taking over a comic strip from an established artist, getting old fans to adapt to her style, collaborating with Karen Moy, her work habits, adjusting from comic strip requirements to comic book layouts. and more. […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Disney Gets 3 Golden Globes Nominations, But…

Cartoon Brew is reporting the nominations for the Golden Globes Animation category. It’s a stellar result for Disney, which picked up nominations for its three animated releases of the year: Toy Story 4, The Lion King, and Frozen 2. For the first time since 2012, the House of Mouse accounts for a majority of the […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Animation, Awards, Controversies, Comments: 0 Comments

What’s To Replace The Pajama Diaries?

The news of The Pajama Diaries ending broke Sunday when Terri Libenson’s hometown paper The Cleveland Plain Dealer asked readers to help decide what comic strip should replace Terri’s strip. We’re about to lose one of my favorite comics, Pajama Diaries, because the artist is retiring. Which raises the question: What do we do next? […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Terri Libenson ending The Pajama Diaries

Terri Libenson has announced that she is retiring her The Pajama Diaries comic strip. From Terri: After almost fourteen incredible years, it’s with mixed feelings that I’m announcing the retirement of my syndicated comic strip, The Pajama Diaries. This is truly bittersweet. I’ve always loved writing and illustrating the strip. However, I’ve been fortunate to […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

CSotD: Confronting Reality

I’m going to start out with the most challenging cartoon of the day, Bob Gorrell‘s commentary on the IG Report. Unlike the Mueller Report, this stuff is truly dense, such that the Executive Summary is more challenging than the fine print in most others. A quick reaction is impossible, and a more thoughtful response is […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

1933 – When Newspapers (and Comics) Reigned

The height of the depression might have been the height of the rule of newspapers, and the major feature in newspapers then was the comic strip. Inflation Calculator says $1,000 in 1933 equals almost $20,000 today.   Popular cartoonists were celebrities. and magazines included feature stories about their success. The April 1933 issue of Fortune […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Alternative Paper Annoyed at Moderate Cartoonist

Seattle’s alternative newspaper The Stranger takes exception with David Horsey being a middle-of-the-road editorial cartoonist: Seattle Times‘ editorial cartoonist David Horsey has it in his mind that he is the voice of good old American common sense. He never goes too far to the right, nor too far to the left. He is a moderate, […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Reality Checks

Starting out with an arc to watch. Some time ago, Adam@Home discovered he’d become a viral meme after somebody took a pic of him at the local coffee shop. Now he’s been approached by a coffee company that wants to make him the face of their brand. Problem is, the money is irresistible but the […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Dick Tracy, With Special Guest Stars… (meanwhile)

Well, I’m happy I stated, “I will not guarantee that this is a complete list” at the beginning of this series about comic strip characters guest starring in the Mike Curtis and Joe Staton Dick Tracy strip. Denny Lien, in the comments section of Part Three, noted several misses. Barney Google, Spark Plug, and the […]

Posted on: Dec 9, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Rugrats: The (Complete) Newspaper Strips

Rugrats: The Newspaper Strips Volume One is coming next week. Though what it will look like I couldn’t tell you. Graphic Policy has a preview of, I guess, a vertical version: They also post the page of cartoonists who contributed to the five year strip. Creators Syndicate continues to distribute reruns of the strip. Anime […]

Posted on: Dec 8, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Sunday Potpourri

The good news is that Rob Rogers has found a home for “Brewed on Grant,” his local look into Pittsburgh life. The other good news is that he manages to combine the personal with the universal, which is the key to good writing. The principle is simple but not easy to apply because it falls […]

Posted on: Dec 8, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

The Elf Who Lost His Hand in a Tragic Toy Factory Accident: A Christmas Miracle (Holiday Special)

So you read the December 7, 2019 Sally Forth but never thought to check YouTube for the video? Shame! Created and drawn by Francesco Marciuliano, and animated and narrated by Tom Racine The Elf Who Lost His Hand in a Tragic Toy Factory Accident (Holiday Special) is destined to become a beloved annual Christmas viewing […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2019,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments