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Notes on Some Syndicated Comics

Dethany is On The Fastrack to get married this week as she begins her walk down the aisle today. Dethany and On the Fastrack © King Features Syndicate Which one did the readers choose for her wedding gown?   It seems Thatababy is celebrating a long Halloween night (since last Thursday). Thatababy © Paul Trap, […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Notes on Some Syndicated Comics

These Days – Stan Mack’s New Comic Panel

The Santa Barbara Independent has announced that famed cartoonist Stan Mack is now contributing a “new occasional feature” called These Days to the alternative weekly: These Days, the new occasional feature that Mack has begun contributing to the Independent, pushes off from the overheard street scenes of Manhattan into the bewildering, often isolated, always borderline […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on These Days – Stan Mack’s New Comic Panel

Trina Robbins Art Stolen

Trina Robbins is asking for people to keep an eye out for stolen art: Dear friends, I need your help! Back before the lockdown, I loaned 5 pieces of my original comic art from the 70s for a planned exhibit at Sacramento State college. Then along came the lockdown and the exhibit never happened. In […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Crime, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Trump moves well, but too late

Chris Riddell (The Guardian) lays down the reality facing Donald Trump, though it also explains in part why Republicans will no doubt put in an extra effort to find flaws in mail-in ballots in order to exclude them.   Which brings to mind this David Horsey (Seattle Times) cartoon from the hanging chad debacle in […]

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

I Remember Momma

On the morning of October 26, 1970 The Miami Herald carried the debut of Doonesbury. On that same date crosstown rival, and JOA partner, the evening Miami News was one of the papers that introduced the world to Mell Lazarus’ Momma. Momma © Mell Lazarus Like the daily Doonesbury Momma went reruns in the 2010s, […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Doonesbury at 50

It was October 1970 and a few newspapers were willing to take a chance on a new comic strip about college life from a recent college graduate.         Doonesbury and all supporting characters © G. B. Trudeau On October 26, 1970 college students Mike and BD made their national debut in the Doonesbury comic […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Sunday Funnies, ’cause so little is

Perhaps it seems this way from the far shores of Australia, but I don’t think many US cartoonists are echoing Alan Moir (Sidney Morning Herald)‘s view. From the beginning, Trump has offered far too much for the opposition and far too little for the loyalists, leaving a very thin slice in which to be thoughtful. […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

The Comic Strip Week That Was

  Bound and Gagged © Tribune Content Agency; Break of Day © Nate Fakes Bound and Gagged was followed by Break of Day in today’s (October 24) feed. I guess, as we get closer to Halloween, this sort juxtaposition is to be expected. As is the Dick Tracy and Thatababy guest spots this month.    […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Comic Strip Week That Was

Cartoonists on Parade

Hitpig © Aniventure Hitpig Limited Berkeley Breathed‘s newest project moves closer to production. Animation Magazine: Aniventure has revealed the voice cast for its new animated feature, HITPIG!, along with a first look at the Berkeley Breathed project’s concept art and details of the porky plot… Set in a futuristic cyberpunk world, HITPIG! is a riotous […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists on Parade

CSotD: Whole lot of shakin’ up goin’ on

Robert Ariail (AMS) has it right: The Republicans are beginning to admit to themselves that Trump is highly unlikely to survive on Nov. 3. And the photos on the windowsill are a nice touch, because Dear Leader has always been more concerned with Dear Leader than anyone else, but we knew that, and, more to […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

B.C., Wiz of Id, C-Kennel – Letters at JHS

Back in August there was a startling change in Dogs of C-Kennel comic strip art.   above: Saturday August 8, 2020 (left); Monday August 10, 2020 (right) After seven weeks the switch from hand lettering to digital became more tolerable when cartoonists Mick and Mason and Perri shortened the tall lettering font to a more […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies – Of Time and the River and Garlic Bread

Lead time can be as amusing as the comics themselves, and however long ago she filed this Half-Full (AMC),  Maria Scrivan — one of the nicest cartoonists in the world — makes an inadvertent Jeffery Toobin joke. I have some sympathy for Toobin, because I often just restart my phone to get some persistent app […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Wham! by Maria Gnoza and Rachel Yaros

A new newspaper comic strip has hit the stands. WHAM! Comics is by Maria Gnoza and Rachel Yaros and is now appearing in the monthly alternative Kansas City paper The Pitch.There are still questions we have about the strip:Is WHAM! Comics the official title of the strip?Did it first appear in the October 2020 issue […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Wham! by Maria Gnoza and Rachel Yaros

The Nib Virtual Panel Discussion Today

Eleri Harris will moderate a panel of cartoonists including Matt Bors, Chelsea Saunders, Matt Lubchansky, and Niccolo Pizarro to explore the social relevance of comics and their relationship to politics in the run-up to the election. This event streams today at 5pm Eastern. You can watch it live here.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Facing the facts

We’ll begin gently. The sheet with all the eye-holes was Linus’s costume, not Charlie Brown’s. I don’t have an exact date for this strip, because I encountered it in a collection, not the newspaper. But it ran in the late 50s, when Linus was still a toddler. I bring it up now because the Peanuts […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 10 Comments