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CSotD: Sundry Amusements

You may be aware that New Zealand has largely escaped the pandemic, due to (A) being an archipelago, and (B) having a competent head of state. However, they’ve had a breach and as of this morning have 56 active cases among their 4.5 million people, prompting this Rod Emmerson cartoon. Apparently, even in the far-off […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Australian Cartoon Called Racist and Misogynist

Once again The Australian has published a controversial cartoon. From Huffington Post Australia: The illustration was printed in The Australian, one of the country’s only two nationally distributed daily newspapers. The cartoon, which imagines Biden giving a missive to heal America’s racial divisions, depicts him deferring to Harris and saying, “I’ll hand you over to […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: I announce my choice for Friday Funnies

  This story arc from Wallace the Brave — which starts here — is so totally ridiculous from beginning to current moment that it would be futile to try to point out where it went so wonderfully off the tracks, were it not for this segment. To set the scene, Spud was been picked up […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Mike Morgan Goes To Gainesville For Heaven’s Sake

The Rev. Mike Morgan, who will lead Gainesville First United Methodist Church come September, likes to say that being a pastor is his vocation and being a comic strip artist is his avocation.  The Gainesville (Ga.) Times welcomes a new preacher to town and a new comic strip to it pages. The Times will be publishing Morgan’s cartoon in the Life […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

A Crazy Quilt of Comic Quickies

Pittsburgh Yinzer Greetings, creator of Yinzer Cards and Yinzer Bars, has created a special chocolate candy bar to salute Pittsburgh’s essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeds from the sales of the “Thank You” Yinzer Bar will benefit Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation’s Pandemic Grant Program. Yinzer Bar was founded by Pittsburgh comedian Jim Krenn, KDKA […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Kamala hits the ground running

(We’ll be looking at a lot of cartoons today. Please consider visiting this list of Patreons and giving the cartoonists a little $$ to sweeten your applause.) Drew Sheneman kicks off this review with a cartoon that might also have been the punchline at the end. I usually flip on the news channels in the […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Kiraz – RIP

International cartoonist and illustrator Kiraz has passed away. Edmond “Kiraz” KirazianAugust 25, 1923 – August 11, 2020   From the notice: The cartoonist, known in particular for his illustrations of “Parisiennes” published in many magazines, died on Tuesday at the age of 96, his companion told AFP. “Edmond Kiraz, born in Cairo on August 25, […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, International, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Ronnie Goodman – RIP

Cartoonist – artist – homeless advocate Ronnie Goodman has passed away. Ronnie Goodman(Ronald Lamont Goodman July 25, 1960 – August 7, 2020)    above: “Woman at Work” Well-known San Francisco street artist and social warrior for the homeless died on the streets where he lived. From the Mission Local: Ronnie Goodman, a homeless artist and […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Hunkering down for the storm

Relax, Willie. I’m gonna give cartoonists another 24 hours to catch up with the Kamala Harris choice. Today, we’ll set that table at which you don’t want to talk politics.   This SMBC dropped before Biden’s announcement, but still presages the wisdom we’ll see shared online over the next 83 days. According to this depressing […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Answering Today’s Most Critical Question

Now that we’ve stopped speculating about his VP selection, we can get down to the really important question. Brian Walker reports that it’s a particular favorite Hagar that Biden has mentioned before.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

2020 NCSFest – Reubens Website Up and Running

The National Cartoonist Society, in association with the NCS Foundation, has set up a website in preparation of their September 12 cartooning and Reuben Awards celebration, which because of the Coronavirus pandemic is necessarily online. We will be hosting our “NCSFest Online” event across the full day with virtual sessions from a cavalcade of talented […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Jason Chatfield: International Cartooning Socialite

President of National Cartoonists Society, New Yorker and Ginger Meggs cartoonist, stand-up comedian, former president of the Australian Cartoonists Association, MAD magazine and editorial cartoonist, and on and on. Medium’s recent interview with Jason Chatfield begins with an impressive list of achievements credited to this young man.   Excerpt from the interview: Q4) When you […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Just following executive orders

As noted before, David Rowe has the advantage of being 14 hours away from Washington, but this is a very well-finished, timely commentary anyway, so there’s no point, in this case, of my waiting for everyone else to catch up. Details of the shooting didn’t emerge until late last night, but it was obvious at […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Still Drawing After All These Years

The new New Yorker cover is by 99-year-old Pop Artist Wayne Thiebaud. The New Yorker interviews their cover artist, who will turn 100 this November. Tell me a little about how a boy who wanted to be a cartoonist became a painter. Well, I still do cartoons for myself. I love cartoons—they are so much […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Looking to our future, and our past

The week begins at Candorville with Lemont facing the start of school for his son and making a decision. It’s long been hard to time Back-to-School gags, because the start of school, once pretty much pinned as “just after Labor Day,” is now scattered all over the calendar. That’s still true during the pandemic, so […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments