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Archives for March, 2020

Harriet Glickman – RIP

Harriet Glickman, who championed the integration of the Peanuts comic strip, has passed away. Harriet Mae Glickman (nee Ratner) November 1, 1926 – March 27, 2020   From Nat Gertler’s notice: Harriet Glickman, the woman who had suggested to Charles Schulz that he add an African-American character to the strip and thus inspired the creation […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Harriet Glickman – RIP

Baby Blues PSA (Coronavirus)

Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott are doing a series of public service announcements regarding the coronavirus pandemic utilizing their Baby Blues characters.   Coronavirus safety tip #1 of 5   From Rick and Jerry: Download your Baby Blues Coronavirus Tips! Free to print and distribute. Print out the B&W version for kids (or you) to […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Baby Blues PSA (Coronavirus)

Tales from the Slush Pile on Hiatus

Tales from the Slush Pile by Ed Briant has gone on hiatus. Every Thursday, for over 14 years, Publishers Weekly has featured the comic strip “Tales from the Slush Pile” in their Children’s Bookshelf. There is now a hiccup in that schedule as the March 26, 2020 installment of the strip (above) reveals. Publishers Weekly […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Tales from the Slush Pile on Hiatus

AAEC + ACC Ottawa Convention Postponed – Update: Convention Now Cancelled

From the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists: 3/27/20 UPDATE: The 2020 AAEC+ACC cartoonist convention has been officially cancelled. Wes Tyrell, President of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists, said, “We just heard today from the Canadian Feds, who were hosting a big chunk of the convention, that they must postpone until an undetermined date. We are […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC, Cartooning, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies plus detective work

King Features wasn’t able to locate today’s “King of the Royal Mounted,” but a quick archival search brought it up at the Press-Democrat of Santa Rosa, not to be confused with Santa Rosita where detective work involves looking for buried treasure under a big W. So here it is and it turns out to be […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Opening Day – Strike Two

March 26 was scheduled to be Opening Day for Major League Baseball. You may remember that the Zits comic strip for today was replaced: King Features Syndicate has issued a correction for Zits black and white and color for 3/26. Due to the event’s postponement, a comic about baseball’s Opening Day was replaced. So we […]

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

CSotD: Burnout

There are many reasons to like Mike Thompson‘s cartoon, starting with the timing. I hit a point last night where I didn’t want to read the arguing and self-sanctities on my computer anymore and I didn’t want to watch the talking heads promote their talking points on TV, and so I just read books that […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Ted Mullings – RIP

Cartoonist/artist Ted Mullings has passed away. Harry Theodore (Ted) Mullings April 7, 1926 – April 12, 2019*   commercial artist, painter, cartoonist From the obituary: Ted was a commercial artist for the Climax Molybdenum Company and the owner of The Little Cottage Art Gallery in Leadville. He was a member of the Ski Club in […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Mullings – RIP

I’m the Guy That Put the Kid in Kidney Stew

Patrick McDonnell pays tribute to Rube Goldberg in today’s Mutts.    I’m the Guy was one of many titles that made up Rube Goldberg’s comic strip. This was at a time when even daily comic strips were given enough room to have companion panels/strips. In 1912 Rube, with Bert Grant, wrote a song with the […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, video, Comments: Comments Off on I’m the Guy That Put the Kid in Kidney Stew

CSotD: Random but relevant

Jeff Danziger captures the mood, or at least mine and presumably his. I’ve been working from home for the past decade, so I don’t know why this would be any different, but it is, mostly, I think, because “working from home” always included a lot of little errands that I’m thinking twice about now. Which […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Diamond Distributors Halts Comic Book Shipments – Your Local Comic Book Shop in Distress

Diamond Distributors, the company that gets comics from the publishers to your local comic book shop, is (temporarily) halting shipments of comic books and other products after this week’s shipments. From ComicsBeat: Product distributed by Diamond and slated for an on-sale date of April 1st or later will not be shipped to retailers until further notice. Product […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Albert Uderzo – RIP

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo has passed away. Alberto Aleandro (Albert) Uderzo April 25, 1927 – March 24, 2020   From The Guardian obituary: Asterix illustrator Albert Uderzo has died at the age of 92, his family has announced. The French comic book artist, who created the beloved Asterix comics in 1959 with the writer René Goscinny, […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Graphic Stenography

There’s enough going on that the best way to start off is to have Tom Tomorrow bring us up to date on everything. Think of it as the five-minute NPR news break at the top of the hour before we get into Morning Edition or All Things Considered and start digging down on the details. […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Fishman is New Mallard Fillmore Cartoonist – updated

Confirmed. Fishman = Loren Fishman. See update below original story. original March 10 post: New Mallard Fillmore comic strips are being signed “Fishman.” After about 3½ months of reruns new Mallard Fillmore strips have begun appearing this week. But they are not being signed by creator Bruce Tinsley. Last year Reed Brennan notified subscribers to […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

CSotD: Strips get up to date

I’m getting burned out on editorial cartoons, mostly because they aren’t saying much that’s new or important anymore. JD Crowe has the right to publicize the nitwits of spring break because it took pleas from several sources to get his governor to shut down Alabama’s beaches and get rid of spring break crowds. Parenthetically, I’d […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments