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Archives for January, 2020

Newbery Medal Winner is New Kid by Jerry Craft

Jerry Craft and his New Kid graphic novel make history. The School Library Journal reports: History was made at the 2020 Youth Media Awards in Philadelphia. A graphic novel has won the John Newbery Medal for the first time in its nearly 100-year history [emphasis added] as Jerry Craft earned the honor for New Kid. […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2020,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic history, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Newbery Medal Winner is New Kid by Jerry Craft

CSotD: Can I Get a Witness?

Tom Tomorrow scores in an increasingly difficult sector of the editorial cartooning world. Altie cartoonists like him, like Tom the Dancing Bug, Matt Bors, Jen Sorensen, have carved out a niche in which they use multi-panel cartoons to make a point through reductio ad absurdum fantasies. It was an easier gig back when politics and […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Phil Hands, Editorial Cartoonist and More

The Wisconsin State Journal proudly proclaims of Phil Hands: We’ve got a full-time editorial cartoonist. Of course a full time newspaper cartoonist does more than political cartoons. Phil, who also handles our letters to the editor, creates three to four editorial cartoons for us each week, and at least one of those is syndicated nationally […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Phil Hands, Editorial Cartoonist and More

Barbara Remington – RIP

Illustrator Barbara Remington has passed away. Barbara Remington June 23, 1929 – January 23, 2020   Artist and illustrator Barbara Remington may be a little off-topic here but she was the cover artist for my copies of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Remington illustrated the original American paperback editions of “The Hobbit” […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2020,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Barbara Remington – RIP

CSotD: Rules of Engagement

 (Mo)     (Clay Jones) Two of the more engaged people I know express outrage over those who are not engaged. Jones, as is his wont, accompanies his cartoon with an essay on the topic of willful, deliberate ignorance, noting appropriately that it’s one thing for Deplorables to remain ignorant of the charges against their […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

‘Overwhelming Demand’ Wins Back Sunday Comics

In answer to an overwhelming demand by the readers of the Tullahoma News, the comic page will return to the publication starting Feb. 2. “That was one of the top concerns I received in surveys we sent out once I began here. Everyone wanted the Sunday comics back,” said Tullahoma News Editor Duane Sherrill. “I […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Kobe Bryant – RIP

Dear Basketball, I fell in love with you. A love so deep I gave you my all — From my mind & body To my spirit & soul. I want you to know now So we both can savor every moment we have left together. The good and the bad. We have given each other […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kobe Bryant – RIP

So, This Happened (Clearing a Backlog of Items)

Lynn Johnston has a new outlet for her licensed products.   What Would Mary Do?   Washington Post on the current Library of Congress comics exihibit.   Perks of Being Short – A Brisa Cartoon and Commentary Gallery.   Who’s the caricaturist?   Kevin Cooley Wins 2020 Lucy Shelton Caswell Research Award.   Hollywood’s Lalo […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on So, This Happened (Clearing a Backlog of Items)

Dogpatch, USA For Sale

400 acres of what used to be the Dogpatch USA (1968-1993) amusement park, based on the Li’l Abner comic strip (1934-1977) by Al Capp, is going on the auction block. The abandoned Dogpatch theme park will be sold at auction outside the courthouse in Jasper on March 3 if the current owners don’t come up […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Dogpatch, USA For Sale

CSotD: Choosing to choose, or not

Mike Marland anticipates the New Hampshire Primary, coming up February 11. According to 538, Bernie has a comfortable lead at the moment, with Biden in second place and Buttigieg and Warren in a statistical tie. Bernie is our hometown boy, and his strength here should be balanced against whatever happens in Iowa, where he’s less […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Cathy Got Schooled, And Continues To Learn

After a sheltered childhood in Midland, Mich., Guisewite yearned to attend a college where her world could be expanded. So she packed her neatly ironed blouses, short skirts, and knee sox in her suitcase and headed to Ann Arbor. “At Michigan, I was introduced to different cultures, races, and ideas,” recalls Guisewite, who soon ditched […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cathy Got Schooled, And Continues To Learn

CSotD: Explanations and other wasted efforts

Stuart Carlson may have the best perspective on the impeachment trial and the public. One continuing flaw in the liberal game plan is the notion that people will respond to logic, and it’s a misunderstanding of human nature that goes at least as far back as Jimmy Carter, who thought that, if he explained the […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

2020 Eisner Hall of Fame Judge’s Choices (and Nominees): Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell

The 2020 Judges’ Choices for automatic inclusion into the Eisner Hall of Fame are Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell. Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have selected two individuals to automatically be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2020. These inductees are pioneering newspaper cartoonist Nell […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Eisner Hall of Fame Judge’s Choices (and Nominees): Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell

Tip Sampliner – RIP

Cartoonist (and inventor) Arthur ‘Tip’ Sampliner has passed away. Arthur Tipling (Tip) Sampliner October 19, 1943 – January 21, 2020   industrial designer/inventor, professor Bayside Times political cartoonist   From Humanistic Robotics: Tip is an extraordinary inventor and designer: holding over 35 US patents; he has won several awards including the 1st Prize at the […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Tip Sampliner – RIP

John Romita Senior now a Senior Stripper

Happy Birthday John Romita, born January 24, 1930. John now becomes a member of our Senior Strippers Club. John is famous, of course, for being a premiere romance comic book artist for DC and Marvel.   John’s long comic book career saw him do everything from western heroes to super heroes.   He even managed […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on John Romita Senior now a Senior Stripper