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Paw Print: The World of Peter Waldner

Peter Waldner usually keeps a sketch pad within arm’s reach: in his car, on a bedside table, for whenever inspiration strikes. “I’m still old school,” he explained during a recent interview at his Worthy Way studio. “In the middle of the night, I’d jot ideas down and the next morning I’d read it and have […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Racing With The Lion

I’m going to reach across the sea to start the day, with a Chris Riddell cartoon that, in fact, ran a few days before the Impeachment Trial began. Not only is the whole world watching, but the whole world knows what they’re watching. And I suppose we should know, too, but seeing it unfold yesterday […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Pulitzer Prize…Deadline Imminent! January 24!

Entry deadline: Jan. 24, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Entry fee: $75 per entry – paid by credit card only (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover). Cartooning category: Cartoons should be uploaded as JPEGs. If they are animated, enter via URLs. For a distinguished cartoon or portfolio of cartoons, characterized by originality, editorial effectiveness, quality of […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

Your submissions must be delivered to their respective locations by January 23, 2020 for consideration   The National Cartoonists Society website has the entry forms and details. You DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

2020 Garry Trudeau-Zonker Saranac Poster/Button

For the 40th year Doonesbury cartoonist Garry B. Trudeau has created a collectible button for the Saranac Winter Carnival. And it’s a beauty. Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker as a knight riding a winged unicorn, gazing at a sword being held out of a lake by a hand, a la Excalibur. Since 2012 Garry […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

At Home with Marcus Hamilton (Photo Essay)

Photographer Wade Allen and The Shelby Star spent part of this past weekend visiting Dennis the Menace cartoonist Marcus Hamilton, and recorded the visit.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Cavna Article Covering Editorial Cartoonists Tops WaPo’s Weekend Reads

Michael Cavna’s piece interviewing editorial cartoonists on the differences between the Trump and Clinton impeachments was in the Top-5 of the most trafficked stories on the Washington Post’s site over the weekend. From the piece: Steve Breen: “When I did cartoons critical of Clinton’s misdeeds in the ’90s, I would never get readers telling me […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Homework is 90% of your grade

  I’m not necessarily standing behind anything today, but I’m promoting the idea of doing your damn homework, so I got a laugh out of Ann Telnaes’ reaction to a new federal policy cutting back on people working at home rather than at a desk in an office. As she notes, Dear Leader is more […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Wolfgang Fuchs – RIP

Comics author, historian, and translator Wolfgang J. Fuchs has passed away. Wolfgang J. Fuchs September 16, 1945 – January 20, 2020 author, journalist, film historian comics author, historian, translator   From Karen Green, Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University Libraries: Just seeing the news, posted by his daughter Anna, that Wolfgang Fuchs passed […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

A Winter Wonderland of Famous Funnies

Crime SuspenStories “Jolting (or Joking) Tales of Tension” – I’ve been enjoying Dan Thompson‘s detective noir parody. This particular Crime Story, ripped from the files of Rip Haywire, began three weeks ago.   Young Romance However Don Wimmer strikes me as three weeks early with today’s Rose is Rose. Although it is never a bad […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Decisions and opinions, mostly bad

Pat Bagley takes on the new guidance from the Trump administration that it is no longer required for schools to serve nutritious meals anymore, a reversal of First Lady Michelle Obama’s work to help improve children’s health which, others have noted, was announced on her birthday. Not sure if the timing was a coincidence of […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

Norm Feuti’s Retail Closing

Norm Feuti has announced that he is ending his Retail comic strip. After a little more than 14 years, I’ve decided to retire my comic strip, RETAIL. The final installment will run on Sunday, February 23, 2020. I’ve been lucky in recent years to have multiple opportunities creating children’s books, and have decided to take […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

“Feiffer On Nixon” in the Trump Era

  “It’s déjà vu all over again.” – Yogi Berra So Michael Tisserand took 1974’s Feiffer On Nixon down from the shelf… Recently, I re-read Feiffer on Nixon while, in the background, live impeachment proceedings played over my computer. It produced a feeling that, at least for a short time, mimicked a sense of calm. […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: The Book Nook

Patrick Chappatte’s summary expulsion from the NYTimes’ International Edition drew a lot of attention last June. For those who missed it, some cloth-eared wretch selected an editorial cartoon that, while essentially just accusing Trump of following Israeli leader Netanyahu like a blind man being led by a dog, contained some dubious imagery that, if it […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

First and Last – Friday Foster and Torchy Brown

January 18, 1970, fifty years ago today, heralded the debut of the first “mainstream” comic strip starring an African American heroine: Friday Foster by Jim Lawrence and Jorge Longaron. above: the January 18, 1970 Friday Foster debut strip (hat tip to Doc Vassallo) The strip would run four years never getting a large number of […]

Posted on: Jan 18, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments