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Archives for May, 2020

The Kinks’ Komik Kronikles – updated

Because The Comics and The Kinks are important parts of everyones’ lives … here is notice that Norm Feuti featured the great band in his Gil comic strip today! And thanks to Ray D. (comments below) we can add two more! One from Dan Thompson   and one from Mike Seddon   original September 19, […]

Posted on: May 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

CSotD: Lies, errors and other forms of sabotage

Juxtaposition of the Day (Bob Gorrell) (Tom Toro, June 2012) And let me add that those who pretend to study history talk about the riots of 1968 in terms of the tumultuous demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention that summer. Which were not riots except in the sense of “police riots,” stirred up by Mayor […]

Posted on: May 31, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

The Once and Future Homer, the Reluctant Soul

Soon after The Daily Cartoonist last week issued a First and Last installment featuring Homer, the Reluctant Soul we received an inquiry from creator Wiley Miller. He thanked us for the story but … “I’ve got to ask…is this mere coincidence, or do you know what’s coming up in Non Sequitur?” Reading between the lines […]

Posted on: May 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Once and Future Homer, the Reluctant Soul

CSotD: Fort Sumter, Minnesota

There’s no point in trying to discuss the current situation chronologically, so let’s start with Matt Wuerker’s cartoon, which assumes a moment midstream. And it assumes an old-fashioned view of calling in the National Guard, because that was how you tamped down vicious local cops back in the days of Little Rock and such. But […]

Posted on: May 30, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Cathy Lives! (On Instagram)

Since March, [Cathy] Guisewite has been capturing our collective pandemic anxieties and ack-worthy quarantine moments in a series of daily “Cathy” posts called “Scenes From Isolation.” Erica Pearson, for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, interviews Cathy Guisewite. Or read the interview via MSN. Q: So is Cathy back in your life for good now? A: It’s […]

Posted on: May 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Trina Robbins: A Life Fighting Sexism; Now Ageism

Robbins, who grew up in Queens, N.Y., recalls taking her weekly, 10-cent allowance to the neighborhood candy store and after studying the week’s selection, buying any comic that featured young girls and women. At home, she wrote and illustrated her own comics and dreamt of publication. Robbins insists she did not come from a dysfunctional […]

Posted on: May 29, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comments: Comments Off on Trina Robbins: A Life Fighting Sexism; Now Ageism

CSotD: Friday Funnies (Sort of)

There’s not a lot going on over on the editorial side. Statues of Liberty being knelt upon, but not much new insight. But politics have leaked over onto the funny pages, so we’ll look there. First: Will no one rid me of this troublesome website? This Nick Anderson cartoon was taken down at the Red […]

Posted on: May 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Friday Funnies (Sort of)

Twitter suspends Counterpoint momentarily

No Counterpoint over at Twitter. Also no explanation. The comics group was suspended, apparently for violating “the Twitter Rules.” Which you can read here, but which won’t explain what happened. UPDATE: The account has been restored but, as of 7 pm EST, now has only 96 followers. It had previously had some 10,000. Go give’em some […]

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

Meanwhile, earlier this same week…

Agnes started this week with a joke so funny it doesn’t look to be surpassed. Agnes and Trout routines are laugh out loud funny (and your mileage will not vary).   Meanwhile… The Phantom has foolishly entered The Forbidden Forest where he is trippin’ (and naked). Well, not totally naked; after all there is just […]

Posted on: May 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Protecting “our” right not to know

I’m giving JD Crowe top billing because less is more and he kept it plain, but managed to sweep in what happened and why it matters. He didn’t swap in the Statue of Liberty or the Statue of Justice or otherwise adorn a scene that speaks for itself, nor did he ask an obvious rhetorical […]

Posted on: May 28, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

CBLDF Protests Removal of Nick Anderson Trump Cartoon from RedBubble – update: VICTORY

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is standing up to the Trump re-election campaign’s removal of a Nick Anderson cartoon from the online marketplace RedBubble. From the CBLDF site: On May 18, the Daily Kos reported that Redbubble removed products featuring Anderson’s cartoon “The Trump Cult,” based on allegations of trademark infringement from Donald J. Trump for […]

Posted on: May 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on CBLDF Protests Removal of Nick Anderson Trump Cartoon from RedBubble – update: VICTORY

Popeye’s Cartoon Club Reopens

With the country slowly reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic one very important organization has decided to return to an active status: Popeye’s Cartoon Club. Popeye and Comics Kingdom are announcing that beginning Thursday May 28 Popeye’s Cartoon Club will return with a series of Randy Milholland comic strips.   From Popeye’s Twitter account: @PopeyeTweetsk‘s Cartoon […]

Posted on: May 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Goes Online

The administrators of the annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival have decided that for 2020 the show will be online instead of a physical grouping. Following is the CXC statement: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus has decided that all CXC 2020 events cannot continue in their regular format, due to uncertainty about how to best protect the health […]

Posted on: May 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Events, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 Goes Online

CSotD: Humpday Hilarity

Editor’s Note: I’m going to begin floating what has been the “Friday Funnies,” which this week falls on Wednesday. I’d like to schedule two set installments a week, but given a seven-day week, it’s impossible to get more than two days separation on both ends and the locker doesn’t always refill that quickly. So you’ll […]

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

HBO Max Releases Full Episode Looney Tunes

The New Looney Tunes Cartoons will be released with the premiere of HBO Max on May 27. HBO Max has released a full episode prior to the debut. From SlashFilm: A full episode of Looney Tunes cartoons runs somewhere between 11-12 minutes long, comprised of two shorts that run between four and seven minutes, as […]

Posted on: May 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comments: Comments Off on HBO Max Releases Full Episode Looney Tunes