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Archives for January, 2021

CSotD: On the Eve

I suppose it would be hopelessly partisan to quote Jerry Ford and say that our long national nightmare is over, but Alan Moir (Sydney Morning Herald) cracked me up with this suggestion of the changes coming at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and the crybaby in the window wasn’t necessary but sure was a nice touch.   […]

Posted on: Jan 18, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Inside Sunday Funnies

Being “a bear of very little brain” I didn’t catch what Macanudo was about today. So I dug up the title panel not shown on the Comics Kingdom site which gave me the hint I needed. © Liniers   I needed no hint to get the latest Flash Forward, instantly recognizing the source that gave […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Critical Thinking

Steve Sack (Star Tribune) offers a rueful chuckle in the wake of the Capitol riots and Twitter’s banning of Donald Trump. It’s not the first time Dear Leader has failed to appropriately acknowledge tragedy, having cheerfully tossed paper towels to people devastated by a hurricane. His genuine inability to process other people’s emotions is part […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

DIY Peanuts Comic Book

The Schulz Museum has supplied the illustrations and guide for you to publish Peanuts comic books. Added is the template for the little ones (or you) to create their own mini-comics. The Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Mini Comic page.   While we’ve got Peanuts on our mind… Nat Gertler shows that they are editing Schulz. […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

David Horsey: Drinking from a Fire Hose

Seattle Times interviews their editorial cartoonist David Horsey about the past four years of politics in the United States and new book “Drawing Apart: Political Cartoons from a Polarized America.” I think the biggest problem is that if you’re talking about Donald Trump, my job is to sort of exaggerate reality and create satire that […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD is a humor site! CSotD is a political site!

Stop! You’re both right! CSotD is two – two – two sites in one! And, at this fraught moment, there are enough humorous political cartoons that we can do a whole posting of nothing but.   We’ll start things off with a bit of pure stand-up schtick from Drew Sheneman (AMS), who draws for the […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

David Cohen Writes a Thank You Note

David Cohen feels honored to serve the citizens of Asheville, North Carolina as the editorial cartoonist for local issues. Today he took a few inches to thank them for their forbearance. In the early 80s I submitted some work to the then editorial page editor, Rick Gunter. He took a few, and for about a […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Auctions: $3.9 Million for Original Tintin Comic Art, $2.2 Million for Batman Comic Book

Artwork originally intended to be the cover of a Tintin comic book (album) has sold for 3.2 Euros ($3,872,000.00). From Artnet: A picture by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé (1907–1983) has set a new record for the most expensive work of comic book art, selling for €3.2 million ($3.8 million) on January 14 at an auction at Artcurial in Paris. […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Could this be the last of Friday Funnies?

Maybe. If things settle down, I’d like to go back to an irregular schedule of politics some days and comedy others, rather than staking out Friday for a break in the tension. So I guess we’ll see.   While we wait, Candorville (WPWG) offers social commentary that verges on the political, and if one party […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Two All-Beef Patties – Cartoonist Chronicles210114

In an early “First and Last” entry we mentioned an attempted Li’l Abner revival by Norm Hochberg and Steve Stiles. In 1997 Steve told the details of this 1990 adventure in his career to a fanzine. © Steve Stiles © Capp Enterprises FANAC presents Idea #10 with Steve Stiles version of the Li’l Abner revival. […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Chattanooga, B.C. (Before Clay)

Jerry Summers, a lifelong Chattanoogan and historian of the city, remembers the editorial cartoonists of The Chattanooga Times. Chattanooga over the past 59 years has been fortunate to have at least three editorial cartoonists who have entertained the public with humor, sarcasm, ridicule and suggestions of often ignored recommendations on politics, sports and other subjects […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Doonesbury ‘Masquerade’ Winter Carnival Poster

The 2021 Garry B. Trudeau poster for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has been released. © Garry B. Trudeau From the Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Using this Carnival’s designated theme, “Mask-erade” — which Trudeau spells with the more traditional “Masquerade” — the poster shows multiple “Doonesbury” characters with different face masks representing various features of the […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Cultural cancellations

Loretta Lockhorn (KFS) offers an apolitical commentary on the cancel culture, which lets us open the topic gently before diving in. “How dare they?” being the operative connection, and, if you want to trace its political applications back far enough, it becomes “How dare they offer medical care and food and mortgages to people who […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Doonesbury – Past, Present, and Future

NPR talked to Garry Trudeau and a couple others about Doonesbury. It all began as an irreverent strip called Bull Tales in the Yale Daily News when Garry Trudeau was a junior… The strip caught the attention of a fledgling newspaper syndicate which told Trudeau the drawing and lettering needed work but also told him […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Walt Kelly’s Pogo is New Billy Ireland Exhibit

Into the Swamp: The Social and Political Satire of Walt Kelly’s Pogo, an exhibition curated from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) collections, showcases political satire and commentary using a motley group of swamp critters from Walt Kelly’s newspaper comic strip Pogo. Into the Swamp is on view January 30 through October 31, […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment