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CSotD: Happy Joe Shuster Day!

Joe Shuster was born on this day in 1914, and while he probably didn’t sit up in the Toronto hospital to read the newspaper that day, his father may have had a chance to do so in those pacing and chain-smoking days.. Couldn’t find any Toronto papers on-line, and there weren’t a whole lot of […]

Posted on: Jul 10, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: To the cartoonists who appear here

I have a number of links where I find cartoons and I tend to link back to those places, my intention being to help my readers find cartoonists to follow and to build traffic for those cartoonists. But if linking you back to your syndicate or your Facebook or Twitter page isn’t helpful — particularly […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Senior Strippers (2019 edition)

Happy Birthday Vic Carrabotta, born June 24, 1929! Vic becomes the latest creator to join the Senior Strippers list. A list of cartoonists who for 90+ years continue to survive “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.” Below is, as best as I can determine, a list of cartoonists who continue to carry […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, sports cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: D-Day Plus One

  Peter Brookes holds up the mirror with a cartoon so simple that I almost passed it by as obvious. But sometimes “obvious” is  the best message, the clearest possible image, and Trump makes it obvious himself, and not only by adopting the “America First” slogan that our bund leaders and isolationists used when they […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

It’s Complicated

  He was so good at imagining overly complicated and outlandish contraptions that his name became part of the English dictionary in the early 20th century to describe anything with an unnecessarily elaborate design. “That’s a real Heath-Robinson!” That’s right. Before those Rube Goldberg Contraptions there were Heath Robinson Contraptions. Messy Nessy gives background and […]

Posted on: May 25, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Winners Circle

DD Degg has the full roundup of Reubens winners here, but I thought I’d provide a taste of times they’ve appeared in Comic Strip of the Day.       Maria Scrivan actually won for greeting cards, but her line and sense of color give her panel, Half Full, a greeting card feel, and I […]

Posted on: May 19, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Winners Circle

Charity Auctions – Buy Original Cartoon Art

Only a week to go for two charity events highlighted by auctioning of cartoons. Editorial and magazine cartoonists have made contributions to benefit two good causes. above: Steve Kelley, Rob Rogers   First up, with an auction ending May 7, is the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The RCFP provides pro boon legal […]

Posted on: May 1, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Gatherings, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! A Basketful of Books

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for April 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   The Star of the Telegram: The Cartoons of Harold Maples     Johnny Hazard The Newspaper Dailies Volume Seven: 1954-1956     Thelwell’s Pony […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! A Basketful of Books

From Silver to Gold – The Week That Was

  Sped Right By Me Dave Coverly celebrated the Silver Anniversary of Speed Bump this past week (April 4?, 1994).     Entertaining and Educational Silver Reuben Gainesville radio station WDUN joins James Allen in celebrating the Sunday Mark Trail being nominated in the National Cartoonists Society‘s first Variety Entertainment divisional award. “So I submitted […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on From Silver to Gold – The Week That Was

CSotD: Financial Follies

Steve Sack comments on the Chinese woman who wandered into Mar-A-Lago with some malware and god knows what intentions, which also ties into the administration’s general “It’s okay: He’s with me” attitude towards security clearances. The official response has been “See? We caught her! No problem!” but that’s a damn fool attitude. We in the […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

In Other Comic News…

Comics Changes in the Tampa Bay Times and the Aberdeen American News From the Tampa Bay Times: Want even more evidence that people care about comics? Nearly 10,000 readers completed our survey to help find a replacement for Non Sequitur. That’s more than the number of people who cast ballots for the runner-up in the […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on In Other Comic News…

A Few Comics-Related Things

From John Rose and the Daily News-Record Also: R. C. Harvey on T. K. Ryan and Tumbleweeds.     Cartoon County at the Bruce Museum Brian Walker, Neal Walker, Chance Browne, Greg Walker and Cullen Murphy The comics page has been a delight for generations of readers around the world. In southern Connecticut, its production […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic strips, Museums, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on A Few Comics-Related Things

CSotD: Aural humor with occasional insights

Recently, I heard Matthew Diffee describe his descent into cartooning on the Moth, and, while I was tempted to pass it on right away, I already knew that I had a 7:10 morning flight coming up in a few days and that there was no way I’d get a blog written and posted plus make […]

Posted on: Mar 3, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Aural humor with occasional insights

Hey Kids! Comics! What I Want For Valentines’

above: Liò by Mark Tatulli   Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for February 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Just Fore Laughs   Lucy   The Comics Journal #303 (“bookazine”)   The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 8, […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! What I Want For Valentines’

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: Comments Off on Meanwhile…Elsewhere in Comics Land