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Archives for October, 2019

Steve DuQuette – RIP

  Cartoonist Steve DuQuette has passed away. Steven Aldrich (Steve) DuQuette May 13, 1927 – October 26, 2019   Saying Steve was a cartoonist seems a bit of understating. He was a gag/magazine cartoonist, a caricaturist, an editorial cartoonist, a spot illustrator, he did comic features, and on and on. From Mike Lynch: He was […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Caricature, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Steve DuQuette – RIP

CSotD: Firehorses and Plugs

I like this old photo of a Boise fire brigade racing off to a fire because the firefighters are hanging on, still struggling into their gear, while the horses are at full speed, on the job and having the time of their lives. As this piece from Merrimack, NH, Fire Rescue explains, the horses that […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Double Sundae

Last Sunday’s Providence Journal: Posted Oct 20, 2019 at 9:43 AM We published week-old comics in today’s Sunday Journal. That’s not the level of service you expect from us, or that we aim to give you. We’ll add yesterday’s comics to next Sunday’s paper, in addition to next Sunday’s comics. In the meantime, please accept our apologies. Alan Rosenberg, executive […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Spitballing

Kal Kallaugher takes on the hypocrisy of an administration that has broken its campaign promise to release the President’s tax records and that refuses to cooperate with requests for specific records and testimony, but then feels free to accuse the fact-finding committees of secrecy and stonewalling. Granted, Dear Leader is not an attorney himself, and […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Editorial Cartoonists – Hither and Yonder

Utah in November. THU, NOV 14 AT 7 PM MST Pat Bagley’s 40th Anniversary Celebration The tickets to get in are free, but going fast.     France in October A group of CagleCartoonists headed to France for the 38ème Salon International de la Caricature, du Dessin de Presse et d’Humour, joining an international assemblage […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartoonists – Hither and Yonder

The Cartoonist Known as Prince

The Guardian has a piece on Prince’s new posthumous memoir “The Beautiful Ones.” Included in the book are cartoons written and drawn by Prince, who’d been drawing since he was a boy. From the piece: “The book contains cartoons by Prince (he called them ‘Prince’s Funnies’), details of his first kiss, memories of watching R-rated […]

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

CSotD: Noise-some, squat, and nameless animals

Mike Thompson leads off today’s roundup of graphic commentary on Congressional Republicans’ assault on the United States government, not only because it’s a dramatic image but because he points out the hypocrisy of the GOP pose of favoring “law and order” when the law is on their side, and ignoring it when it is not. […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Movie Promos of the Comic Strip Kind

Now playing in the local Bijou Theater are some movies that would seem custom-made for advertising in a comic strip format. That supposes movie companies spend money on print advertising these days.   In the past comic strips were used to promote movies, though I don’t want to imply that it was a frequent occurrence. […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Movie Promos of the Comic Strip Kind

CSotD: Friday Funnies

Edison Lee provokes a great deal more thought than I had been planning to pour into anything, but this question actually came up in my hometown a quarter century ago. A microburst ripped through the Adirondacks July 15, 1995, taking down half the trees on a 100,000 acre swath of destruction that included Star Lake. […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Friday Funnies

Comic Shops May Not Survive The Book Channel

Business Insider reports: The “book channel” – which includes chain bookstores and online retailers – is projected to surpass comic shops as the the largest channel for comics sales this year. There are two major reasons why this is happening: Graphic novels are growing in popularity primarily through the book channel and children’s comics, which […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Publishers, Comments: 6 Comments

Documents Illustrated – The Mueller Report

Ashlie D. Stevens: In March, Special Counsel Robert Mueller submitted the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election” to Attorney General William Barr. There had been a tremendous amount of speculation about its contents and what it would reveal about President Donald Trump and his relationship with the Russian government. […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Tom Richmond to Offer Two More 2020 Caricatures Workshops

Noted Minnesotan and caricaturist Tom Richmond is adding dates and cities to his Caricatures Workshop Tour. Burbank, Calif., Jan. 10th-12th Las Vegas, February 7th-9th Tempe, Ariz., March 27th-29th Chicago, April 17th-19th http://bit.ly/32UnpZb 

Posted on: Oct 24, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Richmond to Offer Two More 2020 Caricatures Workshops

CSotD: Let them eat lies

Adam Zyglis offers a good jumping off place this morning, since, from here, we can go in a couple of different directions. The first is, of course, the arrogance of wealth combined with a sociopathic lack of empathy, and we don’t have to go back to Marie Antoinette to find a parallel.   Though, to […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

The Complex Simplicity of Peanuts

Cartoonist Ivan Brunetti: Charles Schulz exposed me as a fraud. Nearly two decades ago, upon hearing of Mr. Schulz’s impending retirement, I drew a clumsy comic strip tribute to Peanuts, fancying myself a halfway-decent mimic. I attempted to copy the strong, fluid lines of his mid-’50s work, which I long admired (idolized), but I quickly […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Complex Simplicity of Peanuts

Ed Hall – To The Point

On Oct. 17, 2018, almost exactly one year ago, I wrote a cover story about Jacksonville-born and –based political cartoonist Ed Hall, who had recently undergone treatment for colon and liver cancer. So I felt a twinge of déjà vu when I found myself on the phone with Hall last week, again discussing cancer treatment. […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Ed Hall – To The Point