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Archives for April, 2020

Early Chic Young Blondie Comic Strips Auction

The Chic Young Estate is offering, via Nate D. Sanders, over 80 early Blondie comic strips and some of the toppers associated with it. The strips range from 1931, the second year of the strip, to 1951. This is some comic strip history! During these years Blondie became the most widely syndicated comic strip. (Blondie […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Early Chic Young Blondie Comic Strips Auction

CSotD: Strange Days Have Found Us

Bill Bramhall offers a devastatingly accurate appraisal of our current situation, as our president seemingly competes with himself to see what foolishness he can come up with next. It is as if he were trying to gauge the loyalty of his Deplorables by seeing how clear he can make his incapacity before they finally break […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Previewing the ALL-NEW Heart of the City

Today we say goodbye to Mark Tatulli’s Heart of the City:   Tomorrow we welcome the Steenz Heart of the City:   Not quite ‘All-New” as proclaimed in the headline. Oh, the style and gags will be different, but Heart will remain the star. Over on Twitter cartoonist Steenz tells us how she adapted to […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Previewing the ALL-NEW Heart of the City

Cartoonist of the Year (The Reuben) Nominees

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for this year’s The Reuben. Congratulations to the 2019 NCS Cartoonist Of The Year nominees for the 74th Annual NCS Reuben Awards! Lynda Barry Terri Libenson Hilary B. Price Mark Tatulli Raina Telgemeier Congratulations to all! Earlier this month the NCS sent out the ballots to their members; […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2020,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Truth, or something very like it

Kevin Siers marks a promising moment: President Trump declared that the Washington Post and CNN had misquoted CDC Director Robert Redfield and called up on him for backup. And Redfield said they had quoted him accurately. Apparently, there are people in the Trump circle who will choose the welfare of the public over loyalty to […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 10 Comments

Voting for Favorites: The Phantom, Ringos, Hugos

Spring is the season for picking favorites, so let’s look at some choices. The Phantom is a popular comic character around the world, and in Sweden the publishers of Fantomen choose their favorite stories that ran in the comic book in the year of 2019. The Chronicle Chamber reports: As we saw in the Frew […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Voting for Favorites: The Phantom, Ringos, Hugos

CSotD: Alone in a Crowd

I’m tempted to simply post Dave Brown‘s cartoon and walk away. Dear Leader’s childish speculation about UV light and disinfectants drew a lot of cartoons, many of them very funny, but, as absurd as his rambling word salad was, there wasn’t anything humorous about it, or about the way he continues to be enabled, not […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Jane Goodall and the Primate Gary Larson

In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is now Tanzania and ventured into the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. With the 60th anniversary of Jane Goodall entering the forest of Gombe coming, stories of Jane are starting to appear. One of those stories is Jane developing a […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

“I’m a 1960s West Coast Liberal” – Matt Wuerker

“I have very little adult supervision.” Matt Wuerker, POLITICO’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, enjoys a colorful career sketching Trump, Pelosi, and other characters. [Politico goes] inside the wonderful world of Wuerker as he shares some of his best stories… including that one time he tried using a Rumsfeld cartoon to negotiate troop withdrawals. Politico delivers […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, podcast, Comments: Comments Off on “I’m a 1960s West Coast Liberal” – Matt Wuerker

Bill Watterson Signed Print, Patrick O’Donnell Original Art Up For Auction

The Cartoon Art Museum is continuing its “A Boy and His Tiger” fundraising auction with two sought-after items. A Bill Watterson signed print of the last Calvin and Hobbes …  And original art from Patrick “Mutts” McDonnell …  

Posted on: Apr 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Watterson Signed Print, Patrick O’Donnell Original Art Up For Auction

Don Schnably – RIP

Advertising artist and executive Don Schnably has passed away. Donald James (Don) Schnably September 12, 1936 – April 20, 2020   From the obituary: He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art and went on to have a highly successful career in advertising, winning countless CLIO and Addy awards. He has a TV commercial […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Don Schnably – RIP

CSotD: Friday Lockdown Laffs

I try to avoid politics on Friday, but when La Cucaracha, working in advance, manages to hit the timing jackpot, it’s worth a mention. The latest bit of presidential quackery seems almost as if someone at Fox & Friends was working for the opposition: “I know! Let’s say shooting up bleach will cure it!” Sure […]

Posted on: Apr 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Rogers, Menees Finalists for Golden Quill Award

Tim Menees and Rob Rogers have been announced as finalists for the 56th Golden Quill Awards. Judging has been completed for The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania‘s 2020 Tri-State Golden Quill Awards for Excellence in Journalism, Media and Communications in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia. The 56th competition recognizes professional excellence in […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Rogers, Menees Finalists for Golden Quill Award

“Scenes From the Isolation” by Cathy Guisewite

While Cathy hasn’t returned to syndicated comics, she has returned. Cathy Guisewite features the cartoon Cathy in her book Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault, Guisewite also features cartoon Cathy in a series of panels on her Instagram account. And these days the topic is “sheltering in place.” As Heather Schwedel at Slate explains: Though […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on “Scenes From the Isolation” by Cathy Guisewite

NCS President Jason Chatfield Journals His Bout with Covid-19

Jason Chatfield the National Cartoonist Society President (as well as the cartoonist for syndicated comic Ginger Meggs, The New Yorker, others) has published a comic journal detailing his journey with Coronavirus (and his better half Sophie). Check it out here.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on NCS President Jason Chatfield Journals His Bout with Covid-19