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CSotD: Good News, but with footnotes

Ann Telnaes notes some bad news coming out of Afghanistan, as the Taliban shows how empty its promises of respecting women turned out to be. She does well to point out the dismal situation, but there’s a question as to whether it qualifies as news, since it seems to fall under the category of “What […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2021,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Robert Graysmith – Cartoonist, Detective, Author

If you know me, you know I’m a huge fan of Chester Gould, and I have a number of Dick Tracy originals hanging on my wall. They bring inspiration and a smile to me every day. For my upcoming birthday, my son [Aaron Smith] created a ‘DETECTIVE GRAYSMITH’ comicstrip in the same Dick Tracy style! […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: 0 Comments

Stuff and Nonsense

What could be more nonsensical than a MAD parody of a non-existant TV western? How about a second MAD parody of that same non-existant TV show.     Tom Richmond and Andrew Secunda take on “Bounty Law” again, this time it will be part of the bonuses in the new hardback novelization of “Once Upon […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Magazines, webinar, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Harvest Those Bookshelves

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for September 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Empire’s Nursery   The Strange Death of Alex Raymond   You Can’t Do Business (or Most Anything Else) Without Yiddish   Britain’s Best […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Everything You Know is Wrong

Cathy Wilcox sets the stage today, and, while in Australia this generally means soft-pedaling the treatment of aboriginal people, painting rosy pictures of a less-than-splendid past is a hot trend throughout the world, and certainly here. I clicked on a Facebook ad offering free curricula to help young people learn to identify fake news. It […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Books by Maria Scrivan and Stephan Pastis

Greenwich Time has a brief item about local cartoonist Maria Scrivan: A new book from Greenwich native and author/cartoonist Maria Scrivan called “Absolutely Nat” will be available on Sept. 21. The book, inspired by her childhood growing up in Greenwich and attending Central Middle School, is her third middle grade graphic novel for Scholastic. Her […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Books by Maria Scrivan and Stephan Pastis

Rob Harrell Featured in Zionsville Monthly Magazine

In addition to being a witty and likeable guy, Rob Harrell is an accomplished author and illustrator. Harrell resides in Zionsville with his supportive wife, Amber. We had the pleasure of featuring Harrell on our cover of Zionsville Monthly back in October of 2018. Since that time, Harrell has published “Wink” (2020) and his latest […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The New Yorker on Food and Chicago Comics

The new New Yorker is a Food and Drink issue. One of the thrills of living in a big city, especially a cosmopolitan one like New York or London, where the cartoonist and artist Tom Gauld lives, is the abundance and variety of delicacies that are readily available to tempt even the most finicky of […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

King Features Expands Global Publishing Program

From a King Features Syndicate press release: King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, is growing its global publishing program under the direction of publishing director Christina Nix Lynch to develop new partnerships for original content. The expansion includes new territories, titles, formats and […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, International, King Features, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on King Features Expands Global Publishing Program

CSotD: Artists’ insights

While we await further development on things that aren’t funny, here’s a look at something that really is. Or will be when it releases in October, but you’ll have forgotten by then, so pre-order it now, from the publisher or at your local bookstore.   Joe Dator is a frequent New Yorker contributor, but even […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Little Nemo: After Winsor McCay by Frank Pé

Here’s a book that just came to my attention. Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo comics strip is in the public domain, and French artist Frank Pé applies his reinterpretation in Little Nemo: After Winsor McCay. There is no denying that Little Nemo: After Winsor McCay is an example of beautifully designed and gorgeously structured comics storytelling; […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 3 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Free Comic Book Day is Over

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for August 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Birth of a Beetle: The Magazine Cartoons of Mort Walker   Comic Book Artist Bullpen   Trubble Town   Red Lines   Big […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2021,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Free Comic Book Day is Over

75th Annual NCS Divisional Award Nominees part 2

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the second round of nominees for their 75th Annual Divisional Reuben Awards for work in 2020. (Earlier nominees announced here.) MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION: Tom Chitty; Peter Kuper; Bob Lizarraga ADVERTISING/PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION: Chad Frye; Pat Higgins; Luke McGarry;                                                                   Patrick Merrell; Dave Whammond COMIC BOOKS: Brahm Revel; Stan Sakai; Walter Simonson […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

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

Cartooning While Black

Really late on this exhibit. Chashama and Art To Ware present Cartooning While Black, a preview of the art from the upcoming One Idea Press title release, The Anti-Racism Activity Book. Art from the volume, written and illustrated by cartoonist and comedian Victor Varnado, is shown alongside fellow Black New Yorker cartoonists, Yasin Osman, Akeem […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning While Black