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Archives for September, 2020

Frog Applause to Remain on GoComics

GoComics and Andrews McMeel have sent notice that due to the overwhelming response of Frog Applause fans to the threat of the comic being removed from the site, the decision has been reversed and Frog Applause will remain on GoComics! Your fans have spoken and we are listening. We have reassessed and would like to […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 17 Comments

CXC Weekend, October 1 – 4, 2020

The 2020 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, like other events and gatherings this year, is online. The CXC is “an international showcase for the best of cartoon art in all its forms, including comics, animation, editorial cartoons, newspaper strips, and beyond.” And this year’s roster of guests explores all those areas of cartooning. With Special Guest Appearances. […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Cartooning, Events, Festival of Cartoon Art, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on CXC Weekend, October 1 – 4, 2020

CSotD: The Post Debate Debate Debate

Thank you for coming. Don’t forget to tip your waitress. Drive safely! No, wait — though Hamill said it all, there was a bit more more reaction, including a fundraising appeal that the Trump/Pence campaign sent out on Facebook, boasting of the President’s convincing victory over Biden. Which might have been more convincing if someone […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

New Mark Trail by Jules Rivera in October – update

September 29 update King Features Syndicate via Reed Brennan announced that Jules will be taking over the Sunday Mark Trail page beginning November 8, 2020: Attention MARK TRAIL Clients:A new artist will be beginning on MARK TRAIL with the Monday of 10/12 and the Sunday of 11/8. At that time, please adjust your bylines to […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Wayne Horne

  We wish a very Happy Birthday to Wayne Horne, a new name on our Senior Strippers list. Wayne was born on September 29, 1927 and celebrates 93 years today. While we usually welcome Senior Strippers in their 90th year we just learned about Wayne’s birthday recently.    Wayne’s artist son Doug posted a few […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Wayne Horne

Comic Tidbits

Pluggers header from 2015 (above) and 2020(below) © Tribune Content Agency Just saying – I would like to see a Rick McKee illustration replace the old Gary Brookins header for the Pluggers Sunday page. And yes, I realize that The Amazing Spider-Man continues to use the John Romita title panels 40 years after John stopped […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Learning as we go, or not

I’m going to wait another day for a few more Trump/Tax cartoons to hit, but Morten Morland (London Times) lays out the administration’s response, which is, of course, denial. Trump’s constant refrain about fake news brings up the line from Princess Bride: “You keep using that word. I am not sure it means what you […]

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

Mark Trail – Then (Dodd) and Now (Rivera)

  above: Mark trail cartoonists Ed Dodd and Jules Rivera (via the Gainesville Times) For the first time in almost 75 years the Mark Trail cartoonist won’t have a connection to Gainesville, Georgia. The Gainesville Times notes about Jules Rivera taking over: King Features Syndicate announced Sept. 25 that Jules Rivera, Latina cartoonist from Los […]

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

The End of an Error, uh, Era

It’s the end of an era, marking an error of MADdening proportions.   MAD covers and material is © E.C. Publications Above is MAD #15 (right and on sale now) and MAD #16 (left, on sale October 6, 2020). The major difference between the two issues, other than the cover, is that for the first […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazines, Publications, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: How stupid do they think we are?

That’s the $750 question, but, while we wait for those cartoons to come in, let’s examine the rest of the evidence: Tom Toles (AMS) plays with a well-known Franklin anecdote, opening a difficult question. The original was “A lady asked Franklin (at the close of the Constitutional Convention): “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

GoComics Dropping Frog Applause, The Conjurers, others; Connie to the Wonnie Drops GoComics

In the month since we last reported that GoComics was reducing the 500+ roster of its site, a dozen more comics have been dropped. September has seen the following comics no longer appearing on GoComics: Angry Birds, BFGF Syndrome, The Best Medicine Cartoon, The Conjurers, The Creeps, Dragon Girl, The Gentleman’s Armchair, The Lost Bear, […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 20 Comments

What Might Have Been – Superman Comic Strip

Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. After years of failing to get Superman published in one form or another Jerry and Joe, in 1938, got the hero published in a comic book. Superman made Action Comics an instant hit and by the end of 1938 the creators were producing their long-desired newspaper strip that […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on What Might Have Been – Superman Comic Strip

CSotD: Truth or illusion – Who knows the difference?

We’ll start the day with a video, but no worries: We’ll have one at the end, too. “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is a movie you only watch once, not because it’s not good enough to watch again but because it’s too painful to sit through a second viewing. Draw your own parallels to calendar […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

CSotD: Is there a voter dismayed?

I like Christopher Weyant’s (Boston Globe) cartoon as much as I’ve liked anything in a very long time. There is a flood of cartoons in response to the Breonna Taylor decision that spring from what we want rather than from what is. As noted here the other day, the problem in that case was not […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies, with a little cheesecake

Between Friends (KFS) has a well-timed arc about junk drawers (starting here), in part because a lot of people are going through their stuff for lack of anything else to do in quarantine and in far more important part because I needed to unclutter before a puppy arrived. Not that I expected her to get […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments