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Archives for October, 2020

Tom Toles Tales

Let’s begin at the end. Mike Peterson has the Tom Toles farewell cartoon. While The Washington Post presents the last week of Tom’s Toons where he manages to get in a couple of remarks about the environment, a long-time concern of his.   It was toward the end of his high school education that Tom […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Nov III – A New Beginning (you wish)

Tom Toles (Ret.) has left behind a farewell to his readers after 18 years at the Washington Post, which might have called for a special edition of CSotD yesterday except that nearly every cartoonist in America promptly reposted it on Facebook and Twitter, making it pretty hard for comics fans to avoid anyway.   Adam […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Matt Bors Comic Suppressed By Media

Cartoonist Matt Bors reports: Every outlet that runs my work* declined to publish my most recent comic, which is probably not surprising given the content, but it’s the first time that’s ever happened to me across the board. (*Every outlet except the one I edit, of course.) Apparently no print clients published it and the […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Turkey Trick or Treat

The treat is an opportunity to enter a cartoon competition. In the modern world where violence and discrimination pose a threat to universal and ethical norms, a sense of tolerance is more important than ever. Cartoons are the main pillars of a society based on tolerance and common sense, and open to different ideas and […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Turkey Trick or Treat

Andrews McMeel Universal, Champion of Business

  Once again the Kansas City Business Journal has named Andrews McMeel Universal to its Champions of Business list., an award that honors Kansas City companies that set the gold standard for financial performance, innovation and community involvement. From the KC Business Journal: Andrews McMeel Universal hasn’t changed much inits 50 years. Yet it’s also […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Awards, Comic strips, Publishers, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Friday Frightening Funnies

Actually, there’s not much frightening in the comics themselves. I predicted the flood of “Jack O’ Lantern with a Mask” cartoons several weeks ago, and every election brings out plenty of cartoons of people being scared of Trick-or-Treaters dressed up as the candidates. Though Caulfield is right and we probably won’t have many Trick-or-Treaters. But […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Mr. Monster Gets Funky

Back in the 1980s I was pretty much giving superhero comic books a pass, though there were some good ones being produced. I had evolved into other genres and more adult(?) comics, a favorite being Doc Stern…Mr. Monster by Michael T. Gilbert.   Mr. Monster © Michael T. Gilbert So it was a pleasant surprise […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mr. Monster Gets Funky

CSotD: Desperation sets in

It’s the time of year when the leafblowers go into service, and, since I share a property line with both the post office and the library, I get extra doses. But the whining of leafblowers pales beside the noise of those facing a Trump defeat next Tuesday, and the latest cause celebre is the purported […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Some Comic Book Stuff

In the 1950s Marvel Comics was known as Atlas and by the end of that decade their “mystery” comic books specialized in monsters. Peter Kuper apparently is a fan. From The Nation: Though Peter uses a latter day logo:   In the early 1960s Richard Lupoff was at the forefront of the emerging comic book […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Legal, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Some Comic Book Stuff

CSotD: Go Read Something Else

Pros & Cons (KFS) captures the moment, or, at least, my moment. The election is still six days away, but while we’re being beseeched on all sides to jump up and panic, I’m sinking into Stan’s attitude. Things have probably been worse, and the fact that I didn’t have to live through those times doesn’t […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 18 Comments

Doonesbury at 50, part 2

Was a bit shocked at the lack of articles noting the 50th anniversary of Doonesbury. Surprisingly Ultimate Classic Rock featured one of the two to appear. Unfortunately they pretty much credit Doonesbury with introducing politics to the daily comics pages. That aside the article does look at the reasons for Doonesbury’s success: Traditionally, comic strips […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Doonesbury at 50, part 2

Cartooning For Peace has changed its name to Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

Geneva, October 27, 2020 – Ten years after its creation in Geneva, the Swiss Foundation “Cartooning for Peace“, whose honorary chairman was Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan, changes its name and reaffirms its action in favour of freedom of expression for cartoonists throughout the world. Under the registered name “Freedom Cartoonists Foundation“, it will pursue […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning For Peace has changed its name to Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune Go Weekly

The two big Utah newspapers, while remaining digital dailies, will transform their print editions into weekly papers. Poynter on the changes coming to Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News: The two newspapers serving Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah have announced that they will switch from daily to once-a-week print editions early in […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune Go Weekly

CSotD: One week more before the storm

Next Tuesday, it will all be over but the shouting. And the recounting. Expect both. Clay Jones (Ind) expresses the weariness I think most people are feeling at this point, perhaps because Dear Leader began running for re-election about five minutes after taking the oath of office.   As Ann Telnaes (Washington Post) notes, everything […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

John Glynn and Andrews McMeel Part Ways

  Andrews McMeel Universal has released the following statement: After a 20 year career, John Glynn is leaving Andrews McMeel Universal. Effective October 21, John will no longer serve as editor for The Daily Cartoonist and his feature on GoComics, Ask a Portly Syndicate Person, will be ending. We thank John for his many contributions. […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments