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Archives for March, 2020

Clay Jones Editorial Comic Strip (on YouTube)

As Clay Jones says: It’s not one of his animations, It’s not one of his “watch me draw” videos, It’s not one of his print cartoons, No, it’s not any of the things we are used to enjoying from Clay. Clay sez: Check out my very first political cartoon video. It’s not a print cartoon, […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, video, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Jones Editorial Comic Strip (on YouTube)

Rob Harrell- From Cartoonist to Novelist

Rob Harrell began as a cartoonist (Big Top) and he continues as one (Adam @ Home). Rob’s a graphic novelist (Monster on the Hill) and creator of illustrated young adult books (Life of Zarf). Now, with Wink, Rob is going full on novelist, though he couldn’t resist throwing in a couple illustrations. Wink is released […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2020,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Rob Harrell- From Cartoonist to Novelist

Flash Gordon Original Art Almost Half Million $$

The combined price for the original art making up the first Flash Gordon/Jungle Jim page of January 7, 1934 sold for over a half million dollars today at Profiles in History. The original art of the first Flash Gordon strip by Alex Raymond sold for $480,000, a record for original comic strip art. The original […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Flash Gordon Original Art Almost Half Million $$

‘Three Word Answer’ Q&A with Mark Tatulli

This is the debut of a possibly recurring feature called “Three Word Answer” on The Daily Cartoonist where we’ll ask a cartoonist 20 questions. They’re instructed to answer each of the questions in three words (or fewer). Of the 20 questions, the cartoonist may chose three questions (of the 20 total) to elaborate on with […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Cartoonists catch up

There are many things that Dear Leader can’t seem to understand, and Jimmy Margulies captures two of them here: One is that Trump genuinely has no sense of empathy. It’s not that he ignores or downplays the suffering of others. He genuinely does not get it. So he can cheerfully toss paper towels to people […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

The Cartoonists Have Won

“Thirty years of avoiding other human beings . . . validated!” Read Chris Ware‘s comic strip in The New Yorker. Also: Chris Ware talks about his April 6, 2020 New Yorker COVID-19 cover.    

Posted on: Mar 30, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on The Cartoonists Have Won

Tomie dePaola – RIP

Children’s book author/illustrator Tomie dePaola has passed away. Thomas Anthony (Tomie) dePaola September 15, 1934 – March 30, 2020   Earlier today Tomie’s publisher announced via Facebook: We mourn the loss of a master storyteller. Tomie dePaola has passed away. We extend our sympathy to his legions of readers, friends, and colleagues. From Tomie’s website: […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2020,  Section: Children's Books, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonists Contributing to Comics Kingdom Blog

Not to minimize the efforts of Edgar, who has been doing an excellent job of regularly updating the Comics Kingdom Blog, but it is exciting (to me) that beginning last week King Features Syndicate cartoonists have joined Edgar in posting to the blog. Brian Walker, Alex Hallatt, Wayno, Rino Piccolo, Jim Keefe, Bill Bettwy, John […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2020,  Section: Blogs, Comic strips, King Features, Comments: 1 Comment

Matt Wuerker to Open Virtual-Cartooning Workshop to Public

Per the Washingtonian, Politico and Andrews McMeel editorial cartoonist Matt Weurker is hosting a virtual cartooning class for kids on Wednesday April 1st. From the piece: If you’d like to take part in the 30-minute session, Wuerker advises having ten sheets of copier paper and a pen handy. “If you’re a real coward, you can […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Matt Wuerker to Open Virtual-Cartooning Workshop to Public

CSotD: Waiting for that Hollywood ending

Michael de Adder‘s gag is particularly funny because it relies on the notion that this is all part of some cunning plan, and that, if he wanted to give away his secrets, Donald Trump could write a book about what he does and why. Also that his contradictory positions are somehow pleasurable. In reality, he’s […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Nominated for The Sweetest Comic Strip of All Time – and a plea to Wiley (fulfilled before the asking)

Just a wonderful installment of Wiley’s Non Sequitur today. Wiley – please consider allowing the GoComics shop to make a print available of this beautiful take on autism. Wiley informs me that prints are available, (I am so used to seeing the “Buy a Print” notice below the GoComics strips, that I completely overlooked the […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Nominated for The Sweetest Comic Strip of All Time – and a plea to Wiley (fulfilled before the asking)

CSotD: Coping, and doing better

Graeme MacKay offers some advice for those working from home. Several decades ago — the kids are in their 40s now — I used to write at home and manage kids, so my patience with people who cartoon about the impossibility of that is fairly limited, though I guess it’s easier if you’ve been doing […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Commonwealth Comics and Cartoonists

On the occasion of an upcoming book… Bado’s Blog reviews the Duncan Macpherson biograpy.   In northern New Zealand… The Times this week began featuring cartoons from Aucklander Isabelle Russell.   In anticipation of his forthcoming book… Tom Gauld is interviewed by Creative Review. Short book review from Publishers Weekly here.   In 2006 a […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Commonwealth Comics and Cartoonists

Brian Anderson to Live Stream “How to Write Any Story”

In collaboration with the Stimola Literary Studio, Brian “Dog Eat Doug” Anderson is scheduled to live stream a “How to Write Any Story”, a writing workshop for kids seven and up. The half-hour event starts at 10:00 (ET) on March 31st. Follow this LINK to the live stream: https://www.facebook.com/theconjurersnovel.  

Posted on: Mar 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Interesting Times

There is apparently no such “Chinese curse” as “May you live in interesting times,” but Ed Hall does a nice job of illustrating the times in which we do live, a time in which a madman genuinely appears to believe that he can create truth simply by following his own self-centered, unexamined whims. “Truth” being […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment