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Archives for September, 2020

Politics Cause of Dropping Bottom Liners

After months of complaints about the political jokes in the Bottom Liners panel, the Wilmington Star News has dropped the panel. While editorial comments have long been a part of the Teitelbaum Brothers repertoire, they seem to gotten more partisan and frequent this past year. A couple of harsh Adam Schiff gags found readers writing […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: The caller is inside the house!

Start with this rueful chuckle from Clay Bennett, which is as close to a laugh as you’ll get these days, even if you have an appetite for gallows humor. Policy proposals and political leanings aside, if you watched any part of the two townhalls this past week, you saw one candidate handle himself smoothly and […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Gary Larson, Editorial Cartoonist

While The Far Side cartoons have been repurposed by others for partisan ends, Gary Larson himself has never been political except in the most general terms (e.g., the government sucks). But now, in a new The Far Side cartoon, Gary gets specific as he takes us into a Museum of Relics where he shows a […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

The Brian Walker Tapes

Brian Walker is  – a writer of comic strips  – a historian of comic strips  – a curator of comic strips  – a compiler of comic strips The son of Mort Walker and raised in “Cartoon County,” Brian knows his comic strips. Geoff Grogan talks to Brian about all phases of Brian’s career and life […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on The Brian Walker Tapes

CSotD: Forecasting a hard rain

I wasn’t expecting to run more “hypocrisy” cartoons — the issue is out there, everyone knows it, there’s little more to be said. And then Matt Davies made me giggle. As noted before, it’s not hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is when you say “Nobody should do this” and then do it yourself. There’s nothing hypocritical in McConnell […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Pandemic Illustrated: “Totally Under Control”

200,000+ U. S. deaths attributed to Covid-19. Presidents — both Republican and Democratic — worked to ensure that if a pandemic came, there would be an effective plan to respond. Yet while other countries used that playbook and succeeded in doing what was necessary to get the coronavirus under control, the Trump administration threw out […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Pandemic Illustrated: “Totally Under Control”

CSotD: Herd Impunity

I haven’t been too blown away by very many of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg tribute cartoons or by very many of the cartoons about replacing her. I discussed obituary cartoons the other day; they’re rarely worth including in your Pulitzer entry, but they’re a necessary reader service. But if pointing out that a beloved figure […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Papers Apologize For Jewish Stereotype Cartoon

Mike Bloomberg is investing #100 million in Florida on behalf of Joe Biden: There’s not much you can’t buy for $100 million. A private jet. Your own island. The 2020 payrolls of both the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays, with enough left over for Derek Jeter’s Davis Islands home. What about a swing state? […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Ron Cobb – RIP

Designer and editorial cartoonist Ron Cobb has passed away. Ronald Ray (Ron) CobbSeptember 21, 1937 – September 21, 2020   From the Hollywood Reporter: Cobb died Monday — his birthday — of Lewy body dementia in Sydney, his wife of 48 years, Robin Love, reported. Cobb brought to life several cantina creatures for Star Wars (1977) and […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Trademarking Truth

Rick McKee starts off the discussion with a simple, time-tested fact, which is that people believe what — but mostly who — they want to believe. Some of it is trivial. Most kids become suspicious about Santa Claus early on, and figure it out for themselves, sometimes with a friend bursting a bubble that was […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

The Return of Small Potatoes by Paul Madonna

       Paul Madonna, after a three year sabbatical from comic stripping has returned,bringing his Small Potatoes back to GoComics on a regular basis. Paul was creating the Small Potatoes comic strip from 2016 to 2017 when… I took a break to focus on my second novel, Come to Light, which will be available […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Lewiston Tribune Adding Cartoonist to Rotation

A common newspaper tactic is to “tryout” a few comic strips to get the reaction of its readers. That strategy is being used by The Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune to add an editorial cartoonist to their roster: You’re noticing some changes on these pages. Rather than the Lewiston Tribune’s traditional political cartoonists — Mike Luckovich of […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Lewiston Tribune Adding Cartoonist to Rotation

Dueling Centennials – Winkle and Ward

September 20, 1920 saw two debuts. Winnie Winkle by Martin Branner first appeared on this date in 1920.Tom Heintjes and the HoganMag Twitter are showing the first daily strips here and here. So here’s the first Winnie Winkle Sunday (April 2, 1922) featuring new cast member Perry. Below is the last Winnie Winkle strip from […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2020,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Dueling Centennials – Winkle and Ward

CSotD: Crossing the Barr

The giant shadow cast by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, as Michael de Adder puts it, hangs over political commentary at the moment and seems likely to be a major factor in the upcoming elections, both at the Presidential and Senate levels, to which I would add that, while the House doesn’t have a role in selecting […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Pat Byrnes Joins Cagle’s Cartoon Club

Cartoonist Pat Byrnes has joined the cast of CagleCartoons. Says Daryl: I’m happy to write that we have just added a great new cartoonist to our CagleCartoons.com newspaper syndication package! Pat Byrnes is best known as a regular for The New Yorker – he’s drawn gag panels for all the major magazines and is an […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Pat Byrnes Joins Cagle’s Cartoon Club