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Archives for January, 2019

Today is the Last Day to Reserve Booth Space for NCS Fest

From the NCS Fest site: NCSFest’s marketplace will have it’s own unique twist – we’ll be taking our exhibitors and artists outdoors onto the main streets of Huntington Beach for the weekend. City streets around the iconic pier will be closed as the city celebrates all things comics for the first time. Cover and security will be provided […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Today is the Last Day to Reserve Booth Space for NCS Fest

CSotD: The Storm meets Der Stürmer

I hadn’t pulled Ed Hall‘s cartoon out of the pile, despite having seen Dear Leader’s tweet in which he, yes, invoked “global warming” in the face of the Polar Vortex. First of all, I hated that movie. I don’t see much difference between the disabled person who teaches us all a lesson about life and […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Strips Odds an’ Ends

  Spider-Man and the Very Cold Day What’s a comic strip fanatic to do when record low temperatures prevent those wussy newspaper delivery kids from getting the newspaper onto your front porch? My memory is that it was still -25 the next morning when we did NOT get a newspaper. The papers had always been […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips Odds an’ Ends

Comics Page Changes in Winston-Salem

A reader asks the Winston-Salem Journal, “Has the comic strip Marmaduke been canceled?” And the answer comes back, “Yes.” The Journal is switching out some comics and replacing them with others, resulting in no loss in the number of comics the paper is running. The Argyle Sweater is now appearing in the Marmaduke spot. …and […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Jim Borgman Editorial Cartoon Appears in ‘Bench’ Documentary

Cincinnati’s Public Radio WXVU has a piece that features 25 reasons to watch “Bench” the MLB Network documentary on the Reds’ Hall-of-Fame catcher Johnny Bench. Number six in the list cites artwork from legendary Zits creator and editorial cartoonist Jim Borgman. From the piece: 6. To see Bench in his office reading scrapbooks sent to him […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Borgman Editorial Cartoon Appears in ‘Bench’ Documentary

Ohio Reader Disgusted with Recent ‘Wumo’

A reader of The Bowling Green (Ohio) Daily News  found the January 25th installment of Wumo to be “disgusting, crude, vulgar and very offensive.” And Betty Reneau wrote into the editors to let them know.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: The Man Who United America

This could have been a much larger Juxtaposition. After ignoring the ones I didn’t like, I had 15 that I did, which I thought would be excessive. I managed to cut the list down to six, which I’m running in alphabetical order.   Juxtaposition of the Covfefe (Pat Bagley)   (Matt Davies)   (Jack Ohman) […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Charlie Daniel Entered into Congressional Record

Senator Lamar Alexander (R – Tennessee) honored editorial cartoonist Charlie Daniel by reading a tribute to him into the Congressional Record today. As reported by the Knoxville News-Sentinel: U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Knoxville, spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday about longtime News Sentinel cartoonist Charlie Daniel. … “For over six decades, Charlie’s drawings have been […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Daniel Entered into Congressional Record

Steve Kelley Replies to Charges of Misogyny

  Steve Kelley has responded to accusations that a number of his recent cartoons are misogynistic through NEXTpittsburgh and Andrew Conte: Last week, Kelley had agreed to sit down with me to talk about the three recent cartoons that have drawn objections. He then opted to cancel that interview and instead sent me a seven-page letter […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Kelley Replies to Charges of Misogyny

CSotD: Awaiting the next issue

Things are quiet at the moment and, as Pat Bagley indicates, the Republican base is restoring its bearings in anticipation of new fights to come. This seems a bit harsh, but only if you are channeling moderate viewpoints. If you keep track of commentary from both sides, what you find is that some moderate conservatives […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Never Was Comic Strips – from Tor to Tiga

  This “Never Was” comic strip began in 1953 as a published comic book.   Joe Kubert’s Tor ran for 5 issues in 1953 and 1954 (one of those issues being in a then novelty 3-D format). Joe Kubert, assisted by writer Carmine Infantino, returned to the prehistoric concept around 1959, producing two weeks of […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Never Was Comic Strips – from Tor to Tiga

CSotD: Influenzial Humor

Politics are currently in a state of suspension, as Nate Beeler demonstrates. There are a lot of shutdown cartoons still out there, a day late and a dollar short, while others have gone to more general, less time-critical commentary while things sort themselves out. I like Beeler’s cartoon, by the way. There’s a bit of […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Elsewhere in the World of Editorial Cartooning

  While the firings of Steve Benson and Charlie Daniel and the hubbub over recent Steve Kelley cartoons have garnered the lion’s share of exposure, there is other news in the editorial cartooning profession.   Walt Handelsman visited the University of New Orleans. Handelsman visited the Earl K. Long Library to talk about his experiences […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Elsewhere in the World of Editorial Cartooning

CSotD: Aftermath

Kal Kallaugher pretty much encapsulates the political situation, at least for the next few hours. A lot of good shutdown cartoons have become irrelevant, and there’s some question as to whether they will spring to life again in three weeks. I’m reminded of a bully who picked on a kid for a couple of weeks […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Aftermath

Comic Strip News Nuggets

  New Dick Tracy (comic book) Comic List quotes the press release: IDW Publishing is proud to announce the perfect pairing of acclaimed writer/artist Michael Avon Oeming and pop culture’s enduring icon of law and order in Dick Tracy Forever, a four-issue miniseries debuting in April. “Michael Avon Oeming’s award-winning work in crime comics makes […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strip News Nuggets