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Archives for June, 2019

Mordillo – RIP

Internationally acclaimed cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo has passed away. Guillermo Mordillo Menéndez August 4, 1932 – June 30, 2019   Sources close to the family have reported the death. The news has spread worldwide, unfortunately, at this moment, I am not finding a report in English and Google Translate is not working for me right now. […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonist Profile* – Nathan Archer

  In a burst of ebullient laughter, editorial cartoonist Nathan Archer confesses he always wanted to be Benny the Cab from “Roger Rabbit.” Today, he likens himself more to Disney’s Goofy. Archer got his start making editorial cartoons for the Tallahassee Democrat in 2016. His day begins with scanning headlines and looking for intersections between […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Profile* – Nathan Archer

CSotD: Explanations, excuses and whathaveyou

Between Friends gets a laugh because it’s an interesting twist on Parkinson’s Law that “work expands to fill the time allotted for its completion.” Parkinson’s Law itself was a joke because, of course, everything conforms to opportunity, which, in this case, means that, because women carry purses, the number of things they “have to” carry […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Another Newspaper Bites The Dust

above: the June 29, 2019 Vindicator headline (via Newseum) Just days after celebrating its sesquicentennial The Vindicator of Youngstown, Ohio announced that it will cease publication at the end of August 2019. Betty H. Brown Jagnow, Publisher and Mark A. Brown, General Manager notified readers: On June 25, 2019, The Vindicator turned 150 years old […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 4 Comments

Brunswick News Inc. Cancels Michael de Adder – Updated

  From Micheal de Adder via Twitter and Facebook: The highs and lows of cartooning. Today I was just let go from all newspapers in New Brunswick. Michael de Adder was born, raised, and educated in New Brunswick province and was a regular presence in its newspapers. Brunswick News Inc., which owns the Saint John […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 47 Comments

CSotD: The Collaborator

One of the news stories getting attention from cartoonists this week has been the race for the Democratic nomination for president, and I’m giving Jeff Stahler honors not only for pointing out the actual stakes but for, I think, reflecting the opinion of thoughtful voters. It’s easy, even for relatively progressive cartoonists, to slip into […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

The Nib & First Look Media Part Ways – Go Inkwell!

  A message from Matt Bors about The Nib: I have some important news about the future of The Nib and I wanted you to know first. After three and a half years, First Look Media has decided to no longer fund The Nib at the end of July and me and my team will […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on The Nib & First Look Media Part Ways – Go Inkwell!

A Diamond Wedding Anniversary

  June 28, 1944  

Posted on: Jun 28, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on A Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Disappearing Editorial Cartoonists, and More By Those Cartoonists on the New York Times Action

This month, The New York Times fired its two cartoonists, Patrick Chappatte and Heng Kim Song, who drew for the international edition. This wasn’t a cost-cutting measure. I believe it was a response to the outrage The Times received in April after the international editions printed an anti-Semitic cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 6 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies

So say we all. But if the week has been jammed with political fodder, it also featured some less fraught humor.   Which is not to say that a joke can’t make you think. I won’t go so far as to say “the best ones do,” because I like the silly ones. Still, this Rubes […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Friday Funnies

Popeye On Spinach is Popeye On Steroids

It was the secret to Popeye’s super-human strength – but leading athletes look likely to be banned from following his lead. Nearly a century after the creation of the cartoon sailor, and his love of spinach, scientists have realised he might have been on to something. Researchers at the Free University of Berlin have found […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Popeye On Spinach is Popeye On Steroids

KC Green Recaptures His ‘This Is Fine Dog’ Meme

In 2013 cartoonist KC Green, as part of his Gunshow comic strip, created what became known as This Is Fine Dog. Slowly but surely the first two panels of the strip went viral. It wasn’t a massive viral hit and wasn’t associated with anything particularly repugnant. He made a little money off an Adult Swim […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on KC Green Recaptures His ‘This Is Fine Dog’ Meme

CSotD: Squeezing the triggers

From a strictly artistic point of view, the father-and-daughter image has been done enough. From a political point of view, it can’t be, and Tom Toles offers an effective, if somewhat didactic, variation. But he’s right: They were killed by heartless, feckless bureaucracy. They had gone to a port of entry to apply for amnesty […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

The Wonderfully Renovated “Pickles” Studio

  Brian Crane, he of Pickles fame, has recently spruced up his studio.   A shot of one corner.     A closer look at some shelves.   Original art adorn the walls.   A Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award! … and some lesser trophies.   For more views of this wonderful workstation […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Steve Breen Cartoon is Exhibit A

U. S. Representive Duncan Hunter (CA. – San Diego County) is asking for a change in venue for his trial, involving alleged misuse of campaign funds, at least in part due to Steve Breen‘s political cartoons for the San Diego Union-Tribune. From Politico: In another motion filed Monday, Hunter’s defense asked that the upcoming trial […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Breen Cartoon is Exhibit A