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Archives for March, 2021

Together Again For the First Time

Michael de Adder, who recently signed to contribute three editorial cartoons a week to The Washington Post, had his first exclusive WaPo editoon published in the paper Tuesday March 30: © Washington Post Michael’s Washington Post page shows that though he is now a contracted contributor to the newspaper, he is far from a stranger […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

2020 NCS Divisional Reuben Nominees (part one)

The National Cartoonists Society has released the nominees for five 2020 Reuben Divisional Award categories that need members to vote for a winner. They are: GAG CARTOONS Kendra Allenby Robert Leighton Ellis Rosen   NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIPS Brian Crane – Pickles   Jeff Parker & Steve Kelley – Dustin Ricardo Siri (Liniers) – Macanudo   […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Just Shoot Me

Matt Davies (AMS) decries the difficulty of getting on the list for vaccination, and it’s an even better metaphor if you know that claw machines are programmed to drop things. Sometimes the claw is set to grip well, sometimes it’s set to be loose, so skill is secondary to when you drop in your quarters. […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Signe Wilkinson & Jonathan Zimmerman – Event

Thursday, April 1, 20217:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT4:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT Author/scholar Jonathan Zimmerman and illustrator/cartoonist Signe Wilkinson have teamed up to produce Free Speech and Why You Should Give A Damn. The pair will join cartoon editor Bob Mankoff for a conversation about [the] history of free speech in the U.S. […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Canal Crisis is over, back on your heads

The ship is unstuck and we’ve got to get back to other topics and other tropes. Mike Luckovich (AJC) noted the problem conservatives had when Biden nailed his press conference, but they managed to edit together a few random moments when he paused and one when he dropped a subject and moved on. It helps […]

Posted on: Mar 30, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

2020 NCS Reuben Award Nominees Announced

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for their Cartoonist of the Year Award for 2020; the award is more familiarly known as The Reuben Award. Alphabetically… Ray Billingsley would be the first African American to win The Reuben. Bill Griffith would be the first underground cartoonist to win The Reuben. Terri Libenson would […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Graphic Novels, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

Sunday and Monday Funnies

Wimpy is not the only thing that shrunk The Sunday Popeye on Comics Kingdom is down to two tiers for some reason (permanent reduction?). So here’s the missing top tier to the March 28, 2021 half page: © King Features Syndicate Digression – Can we still call the full strip a half page, since the […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Same Ship, Different Metaphor

  That cargo ship wedged in the Suez Canal may be a disaster for international trade, but it’s been a boon for political cartoonists. Don Landgren isn’t the only one who has used it to comment on Republican efforts to stop voters from voting. The blockage of the Canal only impacts about 10 percent of […]

Posted on: Mar 29, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Jerry Lazare – RIP

Artist and illustrator Gerald Lazare has passed away. Gerald John (Jerry) Lazare September 25, 1927 – March 23, 2021 painter, illustrator, comic artist Gerald Lazare began his professional art career creating comic books for Canada’s Bell Features during World War II after U.S. comic books were banned. From the Comic Book Daily entry: He was […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Opinionated Cartoonists of the Editorial Kind

New Award Contest from The National Society for Newspaper Columnists The NSNC has added new categories for their contest this year, editorial cartooning is a new one. The NSNC notes that This category is for entries from all printed periodicals, including weeklies, magazines and specialty publications, regardless of circulation as well as all online publications […]

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

CSotD: Looking back 100 years (personal privilege)

I’m rising to a point of personal privilege today, because my father was born March 28, 1921, in Ironwood, Michigan, which deserves some fanfare at least at my house, and so here’s the local paper his father might have read in the waiting room at the hospital. The Supreme Court had just ruled that money […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Rod McKie – RIP

Magazine cartoonist Rod McKie has passed away.     Roderick (Rod) McKieNovember 28, 195?/196? – March 26(?), 2021   From the McKie family: I am so sorry to tell you all that Rod passed away last night. We are all heartbroken. We have been together for 46 years and life without him will be duller, darker […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Weekend Whatnots

Ginger Meggs Punchline Contest Above is the opening panel to the page Jimmy Bancks was working on when he died in 1952. The page was laid out and mostly inked, and the script was lettered except for the last panel. Ginger Meggs ™ Winslow Investments Pty Ltd From Bancks family members and Ginger Meggs cartoonist […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Saturday leftovers

This Pearls Before Swine (AMS) starts us off with something silly. But silly isn’t stupid. After all, Isaac Asimov wrote silly limericks, and nobody would call him stupid. And speaking of limericks, Oliver St. John Gogarty, James Joyce’s roommate in that Martello Tower, wrote very clever, dirty limericks — including the one ending “they argued […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 18 Comments

NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape II

The other day we mentioned this year’s Reuben Award weekend: [T]his year’s 75th Annual festivities are still being finalized. When and where have not been made public other than “late summer 2021.” It is hoped that by that time the pandemic will have eased enough to allow the usual gathering rather than a virtual gala […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2021,  Section: Awards, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on NCS’ 75th Annual Reuben Awards Taking Shape II