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Updates…Updates…Updates

Updating some recent posts.   The Knight Life Ends. Keith Knight uses The K Chronicles to confirm the ending of The Knight Life.   The Knight Life Still Runs Above is The Knight Life running in this weekend’s Stars and Stripes newspaper. It is a repeat of the first 2019 Sunday strip. I don’t know […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Updates…Updates…Updates

Reincarnation Stories by Kim Deitch is (P)reviewed

The fun begins innocently enough: after eye surgery, Deitch had to keep his eyes closed and his head turned down for days on end while he healed. After a few uncomfortable and sleepless nights, he starts accessing his memories with shocking clarity and mines the recesses of his mind for details of his past lives. […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Reincarnation Stories by Kim Deitch is (P)reviewed

CSotD: Book Nook

A small nook — only three books — but you wouldn’t like a large nook and I’m not sure there’s any such a thing anyway.   But first, the weather, and Speed Bump captures the moment, because we seem to have a boatload of monarchs here all of a sudden, and while most of them […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! A Good Harvest Moon Crop

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for September 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.   Snug Harbor Stories: A Wallace the Brave Collection!     Silly Symphonies Volume 4: The Complete Disney Classics 1942-1945 (the last volume)   […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! A Good Harvest Moon Crop

It’s a Cartoonist’s Life for Lincoln Peirce

Lincoln Peirce, the creator of the “Big Nate” comic strip, spoke in front of a sold-out crowd at One Longfellow Square Tuesday about his love for “Peanuts,” his career as a cartoonist and the inspiration for some of his characters. Peirce was interviewed by the Portland Press Herald’s digital director and resident comics fan Chad Gilley […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on It’s a Cartoonist’s Life for Lincoln Peirce

Dave Astor’s E&P Syndicate News Archives

  For 25 years, from 1983 to 2008, David Astor reported on the newspaper syndicates for Editor & Publisher. Alan Gardner, the creator of this Daily Cartoonist site, called David “the founding father of syndication reporting.” Every week David reported on comic strips and political cartooning and puzzles and columnists syndicated to newspapers, both upfront […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 2 Comments

Charles Santore – RIP

Famed Illustrator Charles Santore has passed away. Charles Santore March 16, 1935 – August 11, 2019   From the Philadelphia Inquirer obituary: He began his career in 1956 working as a freelance illustrator for local advertising agencies and publications such as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Redbook, and the Ladies’ Home Journal. Starting in 1972, […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019,  Section: Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Charles Santore – RIP

The Nexus of Comic Books and Comic Strips

  By the 1980s I had pretty much given up on superhero comic books, preferring non-spandex adventure, western, detective, and humor comic books. Pretty much. Of the few I continued to follow were a couple of Mike Baron comics. The insane Badger, and Baron and Steve Rude‘s science fiction hero Nexus. One part victim, one-part […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Nexus of Comic Books and Comic Strips

Art Spiegelman Refers to Trump as “Orange Skull” – Marvel Comics Not Happy

For some reason, maybe the heavy Jewish influence on early comic books, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman was contracted to write the introduction to Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949, a high end reprinting of five early Marvel superhero comics. Says Art: so it all started innocently when i accepted a gig to write […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic history, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Art Spiegelman Refers to Trump as “Orange Skull” – Marvel Comics Not Happy

Three Rocks, The Ernie Bushmiller Story – A Sneak Peek at Bill Griffith’s Graphic Biography

Bill Giffith has a few obsessions in his life. There is his lifelong preoccupation with observing human beings and commenting on the social implications of those people and their actions. His enthusiasm for people has recently lead him into a second career as a graphic biographer.   Seemingly as far back is his passion for […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Back to School Books

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for August 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Big Orange Football Coloring Book     Charles M. Schulz’s Linus     A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Back to School Books

Tariff-ic Books and Magazines

  With one exception, to please his evangelical base (“America’s Christian publishers no longer have to render to Caesar an extra 10 percent.”) and Rupert Murdoch, all material printed in China then sent to the United States will be taxed tariffed. The only print product completely removed from the list of proposed China tariffs was […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Magazines, Publications, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on Tariff-ic Books and Magazines

Randall Munroe Gives Us “How To” Advice

Take this quandary from Munroe’s latest book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (Riverhead, Sept.): “How to Move.” On the surface, the problem is simple enough: transporting stuff from one place to another presents no immediately confounding issues, beyond the obvious. “At some point in the move,” Munroe writes, “many people take […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, How-to, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Randall Munroe Gives Us “How To” Advice

CSotD: Great Expectations

A word about today’s headline: “Great Expectations” is one of my favorite novels. It’s about how easily a decent young boy can be turned into a snobbish, ungrateful little shit.   David Rowe comments on the disappointment from those who, like young Philip Pirrup, had more exalted thoughts about themselves and their fortunes than reality […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Shoot for the Moon

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for July 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 3     Complete Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy Volume 26     American Comic […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments