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Archives for January, 2022

Ron Goulart, Comics Historian (Bibliography)

The Ron Goulart funeral home obituary is up. Mr. Goulart who was born in Berkeley, California was a widely recognized science fiction and mystery writer as well as a comics historian. This seems a good time for a bibliography of Ron’s comics and pulp history books.   Cheap Thrills (1972)   An Informal History of […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Vermont Turns Green Over Tim Newcomb Cartoon

Tim Newcomb is entitled to his opinion. A Tim Newcomb cartoon about Democratic candidates for Vermont’s U.S. House of Representatives seat has some citizens (and advertisers) calling for a modern day equivalent, as The Times Argus puts it, of the cartoonist being drawn and quartered. Today, Tim finds himself on the end of a pointy […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Schadenfreudian Slips and other unregulated humor

I had an odd response to yesterday’s Non Sequitur (AMS) yesterday, or possibly the brilliant inspiration for some kind of dystopian speculative fiction. I suspect the Venn diagram of people who believe in crypto and people who distrust the government has a rather large intersection, given that the appeal of Bitcoins and such appears to […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Book Stuff – News About the Old

We don’t feature a lot of comic book news here – mostly because there are so many comic book news sites available. But for some reason I have some comic book links bookmarked. Figure I’ll share them with you before they get deleted. Unsurprisingly the links are mostly about the history of the modern comic […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comments: 0 Comments

GoComics Interviews Baby Blues’ Scott & Kirkman

There’s a new face in the GoComics family—five new faces, in fact! Last week, we welcomed fan-favorite Baby Blues to the site, who brought with it all growing pains of the MacPherson family—Darryl, Wanda, Zoe, Hammie, and Wren. The GoComics Blog put up an interview with Baby Blues creators Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman. How […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Watch Your Steppe

Maarten Wolterink (Cartoon Movement) offers this commentary on the pending confrontation between Russia and Ukraine, and his work falls over two sides of the fence: On the one hand, it is a caution against military adventurism and getting unnecessarily involved in unwinnable conflicts.   After all, as Proverbs 26:17 cautions, “He that passeth by, and meddleth with […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

The Art of the Adventure Comic Strip

  Ozark Ike by Ray Gotto 1948   Dick Tracy by Chester Gould 1936   Terry and the Pirates by Milton Caniff 1934   Jungle Jim by Alex Raymond 1939   Mary Perkins On Stage by Leonard Starr 1957   Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray 1957   Captain Easy by Roy Crane 1941   […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Future Funnies – Breaking Cat News, Dick Tracy

  From Georgia Dunn earlier this month: I have some very sad news to share, Lupin died this morning. It was fast, and he had a great few weeks before today. He had been in good spirits and acting like his old self. He was such a terrific good bad great cat, and I will […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Journalism takes stepping out of the water

Sherman’s Lagoon (KFS) plays with a fairly well-known saying, that fish don’t understand the concept of being “wet” because they live in water. It’s applicable to all sorts of things people don’t seem to get for having failed to ever step outside their own experience. Some people are lucky enough to live lives that don’t […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Matt Wuerker on 15 Years as Politico Cartoonist

For POLITICO’s 15th anniversary, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Matt Wuerker picks his favorite sketches of the past decade-and-a-half chronicling American politics.     Like those old Herblock and Mauldin and Conrad books Matt selects and annotates the cartoons – he also provides an introduction profiling his career at Politico. Over these past 15 years, POLITICO has done […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Sunday Funnies – Some That Mike Didn’t Mention

Wishing Jenny Campbell blue skies.  © Jenny Campbell Was aware of the Christmas Covid problems Jenny had, but nothing of today’s Flo & Friends topic (if it means what I think).   What could make an All-American Family turn on Stephan Pastis? © Stephan Pastis (or maybe Bil Keane Inc?) Read the disgusting Pearls Before […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

CSotD: Sunday Funnies and Not-So-Funnies

Monty (AMS) has been having various misadventures in the Arctic, and here, as noted in that fourth panel, he’s having his leg pulled by the locals. Do the natives have 50 words for snow? According to this, yes but also no, since, to begin with, there’s more than one Eskimo/Aleut language and 50 was a […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The Comic Strip Preservation Society

A Comic Chronicles Edition So much comics history. IF FAY KING HADN’T MARRIED A PRIZE FIGHTER named “Battling” Nelson, we’d know almost nothing about her life. We know her opinions about the manners and mores of the twenties and thirties from her comic strips, cartoons and columns. And we have an inkling of what she […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

The New Funnyworld* of Warner Bros. and Disney

* Some new animation this season featuring classic cartoon characters. More Mickey Mouse content will be making its way to Disney+ real soon. © Disney Today, Disney+ announced the premiere date and released the trailer and key art for The Wonderful Winter of Mickey Mouse, launching its second season. The second installment consists of four […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2022,  Section: Animation, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Maybe It’s Me …

My initial response to Clay Bennett (CTFP)’s cartoon is not “maybe it’s me” but “yeah, it’s definitely me.” I was thinking that because you can declare an Ace to be 1, he still had a straight flush, J-Q-K-1-2. I’m less embarrassed by thinking a flush could — how you say? — go around the corner, […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 14 Comments