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Archives for July, 2021

Comic Strip Cartoonists in the News

June Brigman, former Brenda Starr and Power Pack cartoonist, is the current cartoonist of Mary Worth, and also, it seems, the current cartoonist of Power Pack: Power Pack creators Louise Simonson and June Brigman are working together on a new limited series for the adolescent team at Marvel Comics. Although not officially announced by Marvel, […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 8 Comments

CSotD: Do you think I mean country matters?

Clay Bennett (CTFP) starts our discussion of health issues. We’re awash in misinformation and disinformation, and this was quite the week, even for poor Baby Tuckoo, who specializes in purposefully spreading it. Not only did he get called a bad human being, but one of the few people willing to advertise on his show no […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Jason Chatfield on 15 Years of Social Media: Meh

I joined Twitter about 9 months after it started. It was 2006, and I was working out of my Perth studio when I got an email invite to join the new app from a friend working at a startup in San Francisco. It all sounded very exciting. Fast forward 14 years: Twitter is now one […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Blogs, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Fighting the Q Fight – Ben Garrison Profiled

When the Pulitzer Prize Board announced in June that no one would receive its annual award for excellence in editorial cartooning, many political artists were outraged. The decision seemingly made no sense, especially since so many cartoonists thought they produced great work throughout a hectic year. The finalists themselves felt insulted. But elsewhere, there were […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Knaves and Fools

Jack Ohman (WPWG)’s phrasing differs slightly from Ron White’s classic bit, which is also a reflection on the current state of medical science. The nice thing about that video clip is that White, a veteran of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, cannot possibly be dismissed as a liberal. Which means even rock-ribbed rightwingers should listen […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Conservative Views on View: Ramirez and Stantis

In the new CounterCast conservative cartoonist Scott Stantis (admitted Never-Trumper) interviews conservative cartoonist Michael P. Ramirez (admitted anti-stupid). Michael opines on conservatism (rational realism), liberalism (emotions), Free trade (good), socialism (bad), Trump (lifting regulations, yeah; tariffs, boo), among other topics –  for instance: the cult of personality, vs. conservative principles. Watch the half hour interview […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, podcast, Comments: 2 Comments

Rob Pubim Gets Another Notch on His Ed-Op Pencil

The Durango (Colorado) Telegraph has hired Rob Pudim to supply editorial/opinion cartoons to the free weekly newspaper. From the July 29, 2021 edition of The Durango Telegraph: The Durango Telegraph this week welcomes new cartoonist Rob Pudim, whose quirky and clever caricature cartoons have appeared in the newspapers and entertained readers of mountain towns in […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

So, Here’s Some Things We Noticed

While we were joining Mike in reading The Funny Pages, behind the scenes… Moved from front window display to the back shelves. © Copley News Service After a year of sitting on the last Nest Heads syndicated to newspapers, Creators Syndicate has moved the comic strip from their page of active syndicated comics to their […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight

The political stuff today is mostly awful, so we’ll deal with that tomorrow and just go for silliness, starting with Bizarro (KFS), an exploration of the wonderful world of poop signs. I don’t know what there is about dog poop that makes sign painters become so illiterate, but, besides this, there are also a number […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

New York Giants and Marvel Assemble a Comic

From NorthJersey.com: Assemble New York Giants fans: the G-Men are officially joining the Marvel Universe. The New York Giants are teaming up with Marvel for an Avengers-inspired crossover this season that is being billed as an “integrated collaboration” that will draw inspiration straight from the comics and thrust Big Blue into the world of iconic […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Licensing, sports cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Megan Kelso’s Comic Strip Mural “Crow Commute”

Megan Kelso, whose comic strip creation Crow Commute will be a featured installation at the Climate Pledge Arena as part of “Art at the Arena,” was featured on KIRO7 (Seattle). For months, we’ve been showing you the artwork that will be installed at the new Climate Pledge Arena. This month, we introduce you to cartoonist […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Can you hear me now?

Juxtaposition of the Day (Steve Brodner)   (Ann Telnaes)   (Kevin Siers) As the expression goes, one should never miss a good opportunity to shut up, and sometimes less is more. I’ve seen a couple of cartoons about yesterday’s Jan 6 Hearing that tried to be clever and to make a point, and they seem […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Claes Reimerthi – RIP

The Phantom comic book and comic strip writer Claes Reimerthi has passed away. Claes Göran Reimerthi January 12, 1955 – July 23, 2021   The news from the Chronicle Chamber. Claes Reimerthi, giant of the Swedish comics community and one of the most important individuals in The Phantom history, passed away over the weekend. Claes […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Bozo by FoXo

  above: from March 24, 1935 Earlier this year GoComics began running the classic comic strip Bozo by FoXo Reardon. Recently the GoComics crew interviewed Foxo’s son Michael about his father and the strip. What was it like to grow up with a cartoonist as a father? My father had been working as a professional […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2021,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 7 Comments

CSotD: Turn on your TV now!

We usually associate Jack Davis with TV Guide, but Steve Brodner is taking on the role this morning, because the January 6 Hearings will be starting at roughly 9 AM Eastern, or about the time I file. So if you haven’t got your TV on, flip it on now and start watching. I’m assuming that […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments