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“Sailor Bob” Griggs – RIP

  Cartooning children’s show host ‘Sailor Bob’ Griggs has passed away. Robert Thomas (Bob) Griggs (aka Sailor Bob) November 21, 1933 – February 20, 2019   A generation of Virginians living within reception distance of WRVA-TV in Richmond grew up on Popeye cartoons presented by Sailor Bob. The character was created in 1959 for the […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Obituary, Television, Comments: 0 Comments

More Miscellaneous Comics Copy

  The Return of Maakies??!! Tony Millionaire‘s alternative comic strip Maakies ran from 1994 to 2016. It kinda returned in late 2018 as a coloring book. Now Tony is teasing the return: “MAAKIES DRINKY CROW! Coming back in March, multi-platform.” But in what format? Where? I need to know more!     Sports Cartoonists are […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Some Recent Comics Shtuff

  It’s Gahan Wilson’s Birthday! Happy Birthday to Gahan Wilson. To celebrate here’s a recent audio interview with the master cartoonist.     Massachusetts Loves Their Pickles To millions of people the Pickles comic strip is one of the best. Those include loyal readers of The Republican, whose passionate response to cancellation of the strip […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists Remembering and Remembering Cartoonists

  A few days later I got calls from the highway department AND The Famous Artists Schools both saying that I was hired. What a dilemma. H-m-m-m, sweat all day in the broiling sun in a road gang … OR … sit at a drawing board all day and draw cartoons? Randy Enos‘ latest Caledonian […]

Posted on: Feb 14, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Meanwhile…Elsewhere in Comics Land

  Seems cartoonist Jerry King has a new gig. The Fast Lane Truck site is enjoying Jerry’s humor.     Coloring Camouflage I had a bit of a breakthrough when coloring this one. Initially, I tried to fill in the individual areas on each item of camouflage clothing with different colors, which quickly became overwhelming. […]

Posted on: Feb 12, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 0 Comments

Rosy’s Diner Closes

Charlie Daniel’s Sunday comic panel has ended. Rosy’s Diner by Charlie Daniel 2006(?) – February 3, 2019* weekly (Sunday) panel Knoxville News Sentinel *I’m not sure if the February 3, 2019 issue appeared in the print Knoxville News Sentinel or is web-only. Sussed from various articles it seems that the concept and characters of Rosy’s […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Interviews: Will McPhail, Nicole Hollander, and Lauren Weinstein

“There is something magical about three you know – a trio is tight and nicely economical.”   Ian Willliams Here’s trio of interviews with cartoonists. …it’s hard when one’s job is to get people laughing. An interview with Will McPhail: cartoonist for The New Yorker       The wonderful thing about black and white […]

Posted on: Feb 3, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Interviews: Will McPhail, Nicole Hollander, and Lauren Weinstein

Cartooning – Around the Dial

  The Father of Children’s Goth Edward Gorey is the doubtful guest in this fine biography: a stubbornly evasive and irreducible essence, now sprawled in a tureen, now chewing on crockery, now standing with his nose to the wall. He lived 30 years too early and 100 years too late. His solitude was significant, that’s […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning – Around the Dial

So, Whatever Happened to Glenn McCoy?

Glenn McCoy the early years: Right out of the gates of [Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville], Glenn was brought on as the Art Director at the Belleville News-Democrat. “I always secretly wanted to be a cartoonist, and when I saw the opportunity to start doing cartoons for the News-Democrat, that was sort of my entry […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on So, Whatever Happened to Glenn McCoy?

Editorial and Magazine Cartoon News and such

  Why Trump is Cartoonist’s Target-in-Chief “You pick on Trump way more than you picked on Obama.” I started wondering if these people were on to something. Trump officially marks the middle of his term Sunday, so I decided to go back and count the cartoons I’ve done on him over the past two years […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial and Magazine Cartoon News and such

Cartooning News and Notes

  Cartoonist and artist Jeff Stahler is featured on the PBS show Broad & High. Equal parts about his cartooning career and his art career. It’s the first four and a half minute segment after the introduction.     Editorial cartoonist and illustrator Randall Enos remembers a “typical evening at the [National] Cartoonists Society” about […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning News and Notes

Cartooning Awards with January Deadlines

  Here are just SOME of the cartooning awards and details on submissions and deadlines. After easy holiday days it is time to get frantic if planning to enter some of these.   The Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship DEADLINE: ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 7, 2019 Only days left to enter this scholarship given […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning Awards with January Deadlines

Comic and Cartoon News – various and sundry

  American (and other) Cartoonists in Paris Every year a big group of cartoonists from [the Cagle] syndicate meet up in France with cartoonists from around the world. This year 23 CagleCartoonists were there. Apparently Daryl Cagle is a modern day Bill Gaines, taking his usual gang of cartoonists on an annual tour. Daryl, with […]

Posted on: Dec 7, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Comic and Cartoon News – various and sundry

Cartooning History, Lessons #243 – 247

  The Origins of Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies Gorey’s darkly droll tales touch—lightly—on weighty matters: the death of God, the meaning of life, and, always and everywhere, our impending mortality. Emblems of innocence and naïveté, children make perfect victims, as Gorey told the New Yorker. “It’s just so obvious,” he said. “They’re the easiest targets.” […]

Posted on: Dec 4, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning History, Lessons #243 – 247

The (Air) Pirated Mickey Mouse

  This is the story of five kids and a mouse. It begins with a boy—Dan O’Neill, who, at 21, became one of the youngest syndicated cartoonists… Before long, he met up with 20-year-old Bobby London and 23 year-old Ted Richards at the Berkley Tribe… 25-year-old artist named Gary Hallgren, who at that time had […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2018,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment