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Archives for November, 2020

Hey Kids! Comics! – A November Addendum

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for November 2020 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. A number of November books have come to notice since the mid-month list. The Undiscovered Master: Bob Briare: The Story of a Man, His […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Comics and Cartooning in the News

Mr. Smith Goes to The Big City In a 180 of the usual, Snuffy Smith and Loweezy are going to visit Barney Google. From the Comics Kingdom blog: This week, Snuffy Smith is going to the big city to visit Barney Google. That’s right, the tables have turned and the Hootin’ Holler Mountaineer is leaving […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Zippy Forces a Comic Strip History Lesson

Zippy © Bill Griffith; Gnome and Hitchhiker © King Features Syndicate Today’s Zippy, featuring The Pinhead visiting Paul Bunyan and The Little Hitchhiker in Foozland (or are they meeting Zippy on Earth-Z?), may need some explaining. The confusing Foozland was created by Gene Ahern in his weird and fascinating comic strip The Squirrel Cage. Paul […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Common sense, honesty, neither, both

As today’s Non Sequitur (AMS) points out, there isn’t any going back to normal anymore. To start with, as seen here, if you relax all the rules because the curve has peaked and is receding, you will guarantee that the curve has not peaked after all. Unless you are in a church or synagogue, in […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 14 Comments

Never Was Comic Strips – Superheroes

We open with a couple of cheats. Everyone knows there were Superman and Batman comic strips, but these Jacob Edgar Sunday pages, drawn in Jacob’s own version of the Bruce Timm animated style, were never syndicated to newspapers; rather just Jacob having fun and passing it on to us. Batman and Superman © DC Comics […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Are we still a role model?

This Madam & Eve (Ind) isn’t the first I knew that Black Friday sales have become a global phenomenon, but it struck me that they’re not only in places like South Africa and Australia, but so well-known that you can reference them in puns. Which is bizarre, given that Black Friday is the Friday after […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Ed Colley Trivia Panel for Ipswich Local News

Cartoonist Ed Colley has redesigned the Ipswich Local News logo. Editor/publisher John P. Muldoon explains: Astute readers — and I am fully confident that is each and every one of you — will have noticed a small change to the Ipswich Local News logo recently. The clam has been replaced with a new version drawn […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Issues of judgment

With so many comics about Thanksgiving leftovers, it seems okay to feature a Thanksgiving leftover from the editorial page, with praise for Signe Wilkinson (Phil Daily News) for acknowledging that (as noted here previously) the Pilgrims were, indeed, “known superspreaders” by the time of that feast. In her commentary on the cartoon, she writes, “As […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Clifford Controversy: Too Big, Wrong Red

Fans of Clifford The Big Red Dog are upset about the live-action movie since they saw CGI Clifford in the newly released movie teaser. Fans say Clifford is the size of a monster and the shade of red is all wrong. Clifford looks weird I don’t like it, why is it realistic clifford is already […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2020,  Section: Animation, Children's Books, Controversies, Movies, Comments: 2 Comments

G.B.Trudeau Picks 10 Defining Doonesbury Strips

Trudeau: The legendary Mary McGrory told me that in all her years of writing columns, she wasn’t sure a single one of them had changed anything. That’s not a bar that cartoonists generally set for themselves, but in the case of my story arc about racist Palm Beach pass cards, the strip did have an […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Jeff Koterba, Omaha Born and Raised

The student newspaper of the University of Nebraska Omaha talks to editorial cartoonist Jeff Koterba about his past, present, and future. In 1983, Jeffrey Koterba, then a staffer for The Gateway, was named the nation’s outstanding collegiate cartoonist by the Society of Professional Journalists. Koterba, his cartoons and his creativity traveled from The Gateway office […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Black Friday Funnies

Thank you, Monty (AMS), that will be all for now. Today marks the end of cartoons in which turkeys pretend to be other kinds of birds and brings us to Beartrap in the Fireplace season.   It’s possible to do good holiday cartoons, as Edison Lee (KRP) demonstrates, with a Black Friday gag that marks […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

Thanksgiving Day – 1920

Posted on: Nov 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Holiday Extravaganza

More history (or nostalgia, depending on your age) than commentary today. These are the cartoons you’d have seen in your papers a half century ago, specifically on November 26, 1970, which was Thanksgiving that year, too. Kent State was a few months in the past, the Draft Lottery a few weeks in the future. The […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 15 Comments

Peter Steiner: Fired by Paper, Hired by New Yorker

Stories about people getting fired before landing great success or fame are interesting to hear. As it turns out, The Oconee Enterprise has such a story. In 1978, Peter Steiner was fired from this newspaper for cartoons about a controversial school bond referendum. He went on to draw for The New Yorker and is well […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: 0 Comments