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Archives for February, 2020

CSotD: All the news you want to hear

There are a lot of coronavirus cartoons, but, while Mike Smith hasn’t taken the time to draw a virus or put a mask on anyone, I think he’s done the best job of capturing the issue. And I will defer the job of commentary to WashPost columnist Catherine Rampell, who begins a brilliant essay thus: […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

60 Years of Good Keane Fun

It says here that February 29 is the birthday of Superman, L.O.Annie, and Captain Marvel. I don’t know about that. But I do know that sixty years ago, Leap Day 1960, was the first public appearance of The Family Circle by Bil Keane! Jeff Keane celebrates that anniversary in today’s The Family Circus. Wait. The […]

Posted on: Feb 29, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Google Tribute to Tenniel is Not Tenniel Art

Celebrating the 200th year since the birth of cartoonist/artist Sir John Tenniel, the Google Doodle for the day is an illustration of Alice and the Cheshire Cat from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. “‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ [said Alice]. ‘That depends a good deal on where you […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Friday Funnies – Memories and Flashbacks

While everyone is freaking out over the coronavirus, Greg Cravens is adapting his own date with disaster as a story arc in Buckets, which begins here with the above strip, from which you can move forward, and it’s not over yet. I made a reference to Hong Kong Flu the other day which might have […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Editorial Cartoonist KAL Joins Andrews McMeel

Famed editorial cartoonist KAL (Kevin Kallaugher) has signed with Andrews McMeel Syndication to distribute his impressive and popular political cartoons. Below is the Andrews McMeel press release: AWARD-WINNING EDITORIAL CARTOONIST KEVIN KALLAUGHER (KAL) JOINS ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION KANSAS CITY, MO (February 28, 2020) — Andrews McMeel Syndication (AMS) is proud to announce the addition of Kevin […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartoonist KAL Joins Andrews McMeel

74th Reubens – Patrick McDonnell Will Be Honored With The Elzie Segar Award

The National Cartoonists Society has announced that Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell will receive The Elzie Segar Award at the 2020 Reubens Banquet in Kansas City. From the NCS announcement: On behalf of the board of directors of the National Cartoonists Society, It is my great pleasure to announce that Patrick McDonnell will be awarded the Elzie Segar award […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Reubens – Patrick McDonnell Will Be Honored With The Elzie Segar Award

Bob Andelman – RIP

Bob Andelman, aka Mr. Media, has passed away. Robert Stephen (Bob) Andelman October 9, 1960 – February 24, 2020 journalist, author, talk show host   From the St. Petersburg Catalyst obituary: Journalist and author Bob Andelman, a longtime presence in St. Petersburg media, died Monday after a short battle with a rare form of cancer. […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2020,  Section: Books, Interviews, Obituary, Podcasts, Comments: 3 Comments

King Features Syndicate – Tribune Content Agency, Is a Merger Happening?

There is evidence to suggest that the minor King Features Syndicate – Tribune Content Agency relationship has just taken a major leap forward.   Above is a screenshot of yesterday’s King Features Syndicate’s page listing of its syndicated comics, new to the page are placeholders for most of the comics features syndicated by Tribune Content […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Tribune Media Services, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Fundamental Disagreement

Ann Telnaes puts into graphic form something that’s been running around my mind, and one of the best things about political cartooning is how its boiling of complexity into a seemingly simple image can focus things. Trump has demanded two justices of the Supreme Court recuse themselves from any cases involving his administration because Sotomayor […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Original Art for 1st Flash Gordon Strip to Auction

Well, this oughta bring a buck or two. The original art for the January 7, 1934 debut of Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond has come to light and will be offered for auction by Profiles in History. From Just Collecting news: The first-ever Flash Gordon comic strip drawn by Alex Raymond in 1933 is heading […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Original Art for 1st Flash Gordon Strip to Auction

CSotD: Welcome to the chaos

I’m thinking of doing an entire blog consisting of nothing but cartoons of the Wall Street bull statue wearing a surgical mask. At this stage, it’s still a coincidence, but time’s up, gang.   If you would like to examine the coronavirus in more detail, I’d suggest you go to the Guardian and read the […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Cagle Cartoons Puts On a New Face

Cagle Cartoons has made some changes to its homepage and to functions at the site. Daryl Cagle uses up a little bandwidth to talk about and explain the changes. We’ve made some changes to the front page of our syndicate site, CagleCartoons.com that will affect our contributing artists. The CagleCartoons.com site is the core of […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Cagle Cartoons Puts On a New Face

Mo Willems and HBO Max in Multiyear Deal

Mo Willems and HBO let The Pigeon do his thing. The Hollywood Reporter reports: HBO Max has made a big commitment to its kids and family programming business, signing beloved children’s author Mo Willems to an exclusive multiyear deal. The streamer won out in a competitive negotiation and will make Willems the first artist in […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Children's Books, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Mo Willems and HBO Max in Multiyear Deal

Russ Cochran – RIP

Comics maven, historian, archivist, dealer, and publisher Russ Cochran has passed away. above: Russ Cochran portrait by Frank Frazetta Russell Vance (Russ) Cochran July 3, 1937 – February 23, 2020 Self-described as “Ph.D. in Physics, 1964, Professor at Drake University 1964-1974, Publisher of collector books, 1971-date, lover of all apes.” The news of Russ’ passing […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

‘Close to Home’ Cancelled in Canada – updated

Cartoonist John McPherson’s Close to Home comic panel was cancelled by Postmedia newspapers after running a cartoon deemed offensive: Postmedia, owners of the National Post and dozens of papers across Canada, has cancelled a syndicated cartoon after an “offensive” post was published that depicted the Lone Ranger and Tonto in a bar. “Last Friday, an […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 4 Comments