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Bianca Xunise: Modern Cartoonist, Classic Sense

Bianca Xunise is the newest member of the Six Chix group, but that is a small part of her cartooning. In fact this profile doesn’t even mention her newest gig. Xunise was never really aware of the concept of being an artist. It was merely an extension of how she communicated to the people around […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

KAL Talks to Lalo on ‘Satire Can Save Us’

Episode 10 of “Satire Can Save Us”  features two of this year’s Pulitzer-Prize finalists: Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher talks to Academy-Award winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz. Alcaraz: “I started this when I was growing up as a kid and I never saw images of other … Mexican people. ”            

Posted on: Jun 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Upon Further Review

Somebody reposted this David Rowe cartoon from November, 2016. It was bad enough then, the feeling of “What have we done?”, but it felt like just a bad one-night stand, one of those regrettable times when you just throw on your clothes, get the hell out, swear you’ll never drink again and try to forget […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Australian Newspaper Accused of Continuing Racist Cartoon Tradition

From Junkee: The Australian has a long and storied history of just appallingly racist cartoons. There’s something about cartoons being racist that just hits differently — they feel like they should be a more cheery medium, and they are being misused somehow. Anyway, since The Australian’s resident cartoonist Bill Leak went died in 2017, the paper […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Coping with Crisis through Humour, Art, and Performance with Michael de Adder

The Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre and Gallery has been presenting a series of webinars (online seminars) about the Covid-19 pandemic. Their latest is the Thursday, June 4, 2020  MLC WEBINAR # 6: Coping with Crisis through Humour, Art, and Performance. What remedies can art and performance offer during COVID-19? What is the role […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Future Funnies – Secret Sunday Symbols updated

From the Washington Post: Comics will salute essential workers by hiding symbols in their Sunday strips. The idea began with “Baby Blues” co-creator Rick Kirkman, who contacted some of his fellow cartoonists about coordinating a campaign while sheltering in place. Kirkman’s syndicate, King Features, and the National Cartoonists Society helped boost the initiative, as did […]

Posted on: Jun 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Punxsutawney Don peeks out of his bunker

RJ Matson offers a great take on “Blind Justice.” Blind Justice is an ideal that we’ve never achieved. The idea of a system in which everyone who comes before it gets equal treatment, in which Justice does not see who is on either side, is something to strive for even if we know in our […]

Posted on: Jun 2, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Joe Yeninas – RIP

Newspaper cartoonist and illustrator Joe Yeninas has passed away. Joseph John (Joe) YeninasMay 10, 1934 – May 29, 2020 newspaper cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic editor   From the Joseph J. Yeninas Creative Arts Fund: In 1953 Joe Yeninas joined the Marine Corps, deciding to pass up an opportunity to play Minor League baseball. Shortly after […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

Cathy Commiserations by Cathy Guisewite

GoComics has added a new comic by a long-time friend. We’re all in this together…but it helps to see someone else with her face planted in the bowl of mashed potatoes. In the same way that Cathy was a relatable friend during the comic strip years, she’s returned to bring some happy relief now, offering […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Disconnecting from the Moment

Loretta Lockhorn speaks wisdom, and, certainly, on a Monday morning, we can step back from current events for a bit. As long as we check back once in a while to see what’s going on. Every 10 minutes should be enough.   When I used to visit high schools to talk about political cartoons, I’d […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

The Kinks’ Komik Kronikles – updated

Because The Comics and The Kinks are important parts of everyones’ lives … here is notice that Norm Feuti featured the great band in his Gil comic strip today! And thanks to Ray D. (comments below) we can add two more! One from Dan Thompson   and one from Mike Seddon   original September 19, […]

Posted on: May 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

CSotD: Lies, errors and other forms of sabotage

Juxtaposition of the Day (Bob Gorrell) (Tom Toro, June 2012) And let me add that those who pretend to study history talk about the riots of 1968 in terms of the tumultuous demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention that summer. Which were not riots except in the sense of “police riots,” stirred up by Mayor […]

Posted on: May 31, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

The Once and Future Homer, the Reluctant Soul

Soon after The Daily Cartoonist last week issued a First and Last installment featuring Homer, the Reluctant Soul we received an inquiry from creator Wiley Miller. He thanked us for the story but … “I’ve got to ask…is this mere coincidence, or do you know what’s coming up in Non Sequitur?” Reading between the lines […]

Posted on: May 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Fort Sumter, Minnesota

There’s no point in trying to discuss the current situation chronologically, so let’s start with Matt Wuerker’s cartoon, which assumes a moment midstream. And it assumes an old-fashioned view of calling in the National Guard, because that was how you tamped down vicious local cops back in the days of Little Rock and such. But […]

Posted on: May 30, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Cathy Lives! (On Instagram)

Since March, [Cathy] Guisewite has been capturing our collective pandemic anxieties and ack-worthy quarantine moments in a series of daily “Cathy” posts called “Scenes From Isolation.” Erica Pearson, for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, interviews Cathy Guisewite. Or read the interview via MSN. Q: So is Cathy back in your life for good now? A: It’s […]

Posted on: May 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment