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Archives for June, 2021

Pogo, Spider-Man, Li’l Abner 1972 N.Y.Times Strips

In 1972 The New York Times Magazine contacted a few cartoonists for each to work up a page of their famous characters centered around that year’s presidential election for their April 16 issue.   Over the years Pogo’s Smoke Filled Tavern by Walt Kelly (which made the cover) and The Amazing Spider-Man by Stan Lee […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Pogo, Spider-Man, Li’l Abner 1972 N.Y.Times Strips

Bloom County – April Fools’ Come in June This Year

We were sorely disappointed when April Fool’s Day came and went this year without Berkeley Breathed‘s annual tribute to Calvin and Hobbes in his Bloom County strip. Berke played us. But it was worth it. Bloom County and characters © Berkeley Breathed; Hobbes © Bill Watterson The two month wait has resulted in not just […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Bloom County – April Fools’ Come in June This Year

CSotD: Friday Funnies Come On A Wednesday This Week

Since my headline is a takeoff on a Churchyism, I’ll start the day with a suggestion for anyone within range of Columbus. Bado’s Blog passes along this news of a new exhibit at the Billy Ireland and so do I and, for that matter, so does the Billy Ireland its own self, which also has […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Jim Thompson’s Code Red Comics at RedState

Editorial and sports cartoonist Jim Thompson has a new gig at the conservative website RedState with a (mostly) daily cartoon called Code Red Comics. Red State welcomed Jim and a few other contributors today: As our readers are undoubtedly aware, we’ve had a lot of exciting changes at RedState this year and have added some […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, sports cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Thompson’s Code Red Comics at RedState

Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

Journalism and beer. Beer and journalism. Philosophically, the two pair just about as good as anything. To that end, Fisher is excited to announce that ‘Transparency’ American pale ale, a beer brewed in collaboration with the @sltrib, is on tap and for sale in cans. Legendary Tribune cartoonist, @bagleycartoons, designed the label. Pat Bagley tweeted.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Graphic Journalism, Licensing, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Stock Up for The Fourth, Bring Your Own Bagley

CSotD: Holding a few rights to be self-evident

Clay Jones posts a cartoon in anticipation of this weekend’s holiday, raising an issue that, while hardly new, remains of interest. He also conflates the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution, which was written a dozen years later and has a completely different function. (And if you blow it up, you’ll see he conflates it […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Ziggy’s Tom Wilson. Jr. (Tom II) Interviewed

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Ziggy‘s first dated panel GoComics interviews Tom Wilson, Jr., the son and successor of creator Tom Wilson. I remember Dad saying how, when he was a kid, he loved watching Laurel & Hardy films. He said his favorite instances in those films were when Laurel would do […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ziggy’s Tom Wilson. Jr. (Tom II) Interviewed

New Jules Feiffer Comic

It has been over a year since Jules Feiffer added art to the Tablet site. I keep his page bookmarked on the hope of new stuff appearing. So I was delighted when I recently clicked on the page and found a new drawing. But the accompanying message, though it made me laugh, was distressing. Had […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on New Jules Feiffer Comic

CSotD: In Re Chauvin (dissenting)

  The sentencing of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd has aroused a lot of emotion and several cartoons. I ran this Michael de Adder piece the other day, but I’m repeating it now because it represents a restraint I wish other commentators had struck. It’s not much of an “opinion” in the […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists Unclassified

Former NCS President Tom Richmond shows off his caricature skills with a recent job for CNN. This consisted of a LOT of caricatures of classic sitcom actors/characters, and it was a tricky thing to compose because I needed to do it in a way that allowed for both a vertical and horizontal format   Former […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Ziggy is Golden

Fifty years ago on Sunday June 27, 1971 newspaper readers were introduced to Ziggy in a promotional teaser for the next day’s debut. On Monday June 28, 1971 Ziggy by Tom Wilson began as a daily panel. Selling points for the panel was the clean uncrowded art and a lot of pantomime gags; if lettering […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Sunday Morning Coming Down (from pandemic)

Graeme MacKay celebrates the opening of barber shops as Ontario eases up on things. We haven’t been as strict as the Canadians, which is why they won’t let us up there yet. Our local mask mandate goes off Thursday, though some stores have already dropped masks for the double-vaccinated, which sounds a bit confusing but […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Bernie’s People by Senior Stripper Bernie Hurlbut

Observer-Dispatch (Utica, N.Y.) has a nice article about local (Rome, N.Y.) cartoonist Bernie Hurlbut. In recent years, several local papers have featured Bernie’s People, including the Mid-York Weekly out of Hamilton where Hurlbut’s work appears regularly. He also does cartooning seminars for all ages as far away as the Old Forge Library. It is no […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bernie’s People by Senior Stripper Bernie Hurlbut

CSotD: CRT (Chickenhawk Racial Theories) plus courtroom news

In case you missed it, Steve Brodner captures a bit of the testimony given by Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff the other day when the Army was accused of teaching cadets at West Point to understand our history and to respect people of all races. If you’d like to hear […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Ward Sutton and Two-Facedbook

After getting it to The Boston Globe Ward Sutton posted his latest ‘toon to social media. Twitter had no problem, Facebook however… Facebook informed Ward that the comic went against their ‘Community Standards” and took it down,while simultaneously informing Ward that if he paid extra they would boost his audience for the post. Ward in […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ward Sutton and Two-Facedbook