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Archives for October, 2021

Crabgrass by Tauhid Bondia – New for ’22

Crabgrass is a comic strip set in the early 80’s about what it means to be best friends during a time before cellphones, the internet and so-called “helicopter parenting”. If you ever wonder how you managed to survive your own childhood: Crabgrass remembers. At NCSFest a couple weeks ago Shena Wolf interviewed cartoonist Tauhid Bondia, […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Tom Richmond: Ink Stained Wretch

Cartoonist Tom Richmond has decided to change the emphasis of his online presence. He broke the news on his Tom’s Mad Blog last week: This blog used to get average of 3.5K unique visitors per day at its peak in 2008. Today a really good day is less than 1K. It has become obvious to […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2021,  Section: Blogs, Cartooning, News Stream, newsletters, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Comforting potions, troublesome notions

There’s a lot to like in Steve Sack‘s cartoon, which plays upon the recent decision to allow booster shots of whatever is available rather than the specific vaccine you had before. Not only is it a good wrap-up of the major lies being promoted and accepted, but the dizzy, satisfied smile on the face of […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Crazy Comics, Silly Strips, Et Cetera

© King Features Syndicate   Paul Berge noticed that one comic strip had replaced another this weekend. So he went back one more week to see if the replacement was new or happened earlier. What he discovered is that the October 17 comics section had run one comic twice. © respective copyright owners I think […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2021,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Pro-Michael Leunig, Anti-Cancel Culture

…The commissars of cancel culture have also gone for cartoons and animations of late, though the reasoning has varied. The cartoonist’s history is filled with grotesque caricature: the blackface Bugs Bunny from 1953 who pretends to be a slave; the same character who ends up, in 1944, on a Pacific island filled with unsympathetically depicted […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Pro-Michael Leunig, Anti-Cancel Culture

Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Larry Lieber

Happy 90th Birthday to comic book and comic strip cartoonist Larry Lieber! It was the latter half of the 1960s when I became infatuated with Marvel Comics, among the favorites was Larry’s Rawhide Kid. (I still retain an affection for western comics.) Within a few years I gathered quite a few of the early Marvels […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Larry Lieber

CSotD: Foolish Consistencies

Matt Wuerker (Politico) illustrates the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, that “a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” Emerson encouraged inconsistency, recommending that you “Speak what you think now in hard words, and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

What’s a Sports Cartoonist To Do

… It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship: Sunday marked their 40th wedding anniversary. They celebrated with dinner at a restaurant attached to the Baltimore Art Museum. They have lived in Baltimore for most of the time since the Courier-Express closed, less than a year after their wedding. Ricig was a sports cartoonist at […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2021,  Section: sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on What’s a Sports Cartoonist To Do

Tonight: The 2020/2021 Herblock Prize Virtual Event

2021 Herblock Prize winner Rob Rogers and 2020 Herblock Prize winner Michael de Adder are part of a live streaming event hosted by The Herblock Foundation in honor of the worthy editorial cartoonists whose work embodies Herb Block’s philosophy and approach. The 7:00 to 8:30 times are Eastern.   © Michael de Adder The judges […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Tonight: The 2020/2021 Herblock Prize Virtual Event

CSotD: Blaming the Parental Units

My first reaction to Michael Rameriz (Creators)‘s cartoon was that I wish he’d posted it yesterday, when I was ranting about violent movies and TV shows, because forbidding your own kids from watching such things doesn’t protect them from the influence of other kids whose parents have no idea what they’re absorbing and passing along […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Paper Cuts Cartoonist After Instagram Editoon

Dateline Australia. Daily Mail: Controversial cartoonist Michael Leunig has been axed from his prime spot in The Age newspaper after a cartoon comparing resistance against mandatory Covid vaccines to the fight for democracy in Tiananmen Square was censored. ‘Apparently, I’m out of touch with the readership,’ Leunig told The Australian’s Media Diary of his sacking from providing […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Paper Cuts Cartoonist After Instagram Editoon

Sunday Funnies Stuff ‘n’ Fluff – updated

Seems Creators Syndicate has shut down the Doodles feature with the October 17, 2021 issue. It was not updated today. The last new Doodles page ran September 5, 2021. © Creators Syndicate At least one paper didn’t get the order placed correctly (in time?) with their paginator. From the Bennington Banner: As far as Murphy’s […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Shelley Pleger Now Dick Tracy Major Art Squad

Joe Staton said goodbye as pencil artist in the Sunday October 24, 2021 Dick Tracy comic strip.  Shelley Pleger, who has been the inker and letterer of the Curtis/Staton Dick Tracy from the beginning, will now add layouts and pencils to her chores starting October 25, 2021. And when we say “from the beginning” we […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Shelley Pleger Now Dick Tracy Major Art Squad

CSotD: Fears, both accidental and unavoidable

Mike Lester (AMS) offers a Yes-But-No take on the accidental shooting that has pushed poor little Gabby Petito off the top of the things we are obsessing over while Rome burns. It’s not unusual for people who have no idea what they’re talking about to pipe up with their analysis on social media, but we’re […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children

Beginning on October 27th and running through November 3rd of this year, the National Cartoonists Society and the NCS Foundation will hold a major art auction online, with all proceeds going to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The NCS has enlisted the help of Heritage Auctions, the industry leader in the field of comic […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Anniversaries, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Fund Raisers, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Auction for The Benefit of St. Jude’s Children