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Entire Gannett Group Drops Mallard Fillmore

Cartoonist Bruce Tinsley is saying that the Gannett Group of newspapers have dropped his Mallard Fillmore comic strip en masse. Bruce Tinsley, creator of the 27-year-old cartoon, said he was told this week by his syndication company that Gannett newspapers across the country simultaneously dropped the comic over two strips critical of President Biden and […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Company Complains, Cartoonist Canned

The Worcester Business Journal published an editorial cartoon critical of the local Table Top Pies factories which drew a complaint from the company. Cartoonist Don Landgren shared the complaint that asserted the cartoon was racist: “We are deeply concerned about the recent editorial cartoon that was published on December 8, 2020 depicting an African American […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Diverse topics

(Matt Davies — AMS) Rick McKee (Counterpoint)  We’ll start the examination of the Great Dr. Seuss Crisis with a Juxtaposition that contains both the plaint and the answer. First of all, I am not the only one who suspects that the rightwing was desperate to distract us when they leapt upon the decision by Seuss […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

A New Panel and An Old Strip Added to GoComics

Since we have been tracking comics dropped from the GoComics site, it’s only fair we let people know when they add features. And two enjoyable features have recently been added. Last week (February 22) a comic panel by a couple of high-profile cartoonists appeared. Mannequin on the Moon is by Ian Boothby and Pia Guerra. […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Cancel Conservative Comics Culture

From the Stockton (Ca.) Record: Also, last week we made a change to the comics by dropping “Mallard Fillmore.” Years ago, The Record originally published “Doonesbury” and “Mallard Fillmore” as counterpoints in the Opinion pages and later, both were moved to the comics pages. When “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau stopped creating new daily strips in […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Politics, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: A Brief Discursion into the Real World

Less is more, and John Deering (Creators) has, IMHO, the best take on Andrew Cuomo because he isn’t dancing on the political grave or even pushing Cuomo into it. Nor is he going on about the statistics on nursing home deaths, a scandal that wouldn’t have disappeared but would likely have been more of a […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

McClatchy Group Consolidates Comics Pages

It seems the McClatchy Group of newspapers now has one comics page for all its newspapers. From The Olympian in Washington state: The Olympian is refreshing its comics and puzzles offerings beginning Monday. If you are a longtime subscriber, you know that we periodically update these features. We know that readers have their favorites and […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Liz Berube – RIP

It is being reported that cartoonist Liz Berube has passed away. Elizabeth Ann Safian (Liz) BerubeJanuary 7, 1943 – January 15, 2021   Writer/artist for comic books, Liz spent most of her comics career as a comic book colorist. From the late 1960s to the early 1970s and signing as “elizabeth” she contributed pages to […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: March and Misconceptions

Lola (AMS)‘s stubbornness notwithstanding, the start of March hardly marks the start of Spring. Except in Australia, where seasons begin the first of the month instead of on the solstices and equinoxes which should probably be equinoces. The more important thing is that Spring doesn’t start there on March 1 because it starts on September […]

Posted on: Mar 1, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Bill Sanders – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Bill Sanders has passed away. William Willard (Bill) Sanders October 14, 1930 – February 27, 2021   From The Milwaukee Journal: Milwaukee Journal political cartoonist William (Bill) Sanders was remembered Sunday as a dynamic artist who wasn’t afraid to challenge those in power. Sanders died Saturday at the age of 90. Sanders began […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

National Cartoonists Society Diamond Anniversary

A Murder of Crows. A Barrel of Monkeys. A Reuben of Cartoonists? 75 years ago a group of cartoonists got together and decided to form a club. It had been tried before without lasting success. This time it lasted. No one better than R. C. Harvey to give the details: ON FRIDAY NIGHT, March 1, […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Mostly for laughs

I hadn’t planned on doing politics today, but this topic won’t wait, because Biden has promised an announcement Monday on Saudi Arabia and the Khashoggi murder, but cartoonists and editorialists have already said he hasn’t done enough. I like Patrick Chappatte‘s cartoon, then, because he’s not jumping the gun, but rather stating the facts, which […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Weekend Wrapup

Over in the Economist, Kal Kallaugher wonders if Europe will ever trust us again, given that she’s got reasons not to. I’m leading with it because yesterday I promised to look into the missile strike against a launch base in Syria, admitting that, given my feelings about our having abandoned our Kurdish allies, I had […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Short News Items on Short Form Comics

The B-C Open Turns 50 BINGHAMTON, NY – Professional golf in our area has reached a milestone, and the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open is planning to celebrate this year. This year is the 50th anniversary of the start of the B-C Open at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott back in 1971. In the spirit of […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Looking For a Few Good Options

Ann Telnaes (WashPost) on GOP resistance to the hike in the minimum wage, now imperiled by a parliamentarian ruling that it can’t be shoved through in the form of a reconciliation proposal to skirt the so-called filibuster rule. I say so-called because I remember the days when, if you wanted to stall a vote, you […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments