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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

Drew Litton Reviews Super Bowl LIII

  Denver sports cartoonist Drew Litton showed up this morning on KUSA-TV’s 9NEWS morning show to share his views and a few cartoons about Super Bowl LIII. 9NEWS Video and article (with cartoons) here. Drew’s Win, Lose, Drew at GoComics.      

Posted on: Feb 4, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, sports cartoons, video, Comments: Comments Off on Drew Litton Reviews Super Bowl LIII

CSotD: Awaiting the next issue

Things are quiet at the moment and, as Pat Bagley indicates, the Republican base is restoring its bearings in anticipation of new fights to come. This seems a bit harsh, but only if you are channeling moderate viewpoints. If you keep track of commentary from both sides, what you find is that some moderate conservatives […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

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

CSotD: Short Takes

First, this note to editorial cartoonists: If Elizabeth Warren had — without claiming any advantage for it — said that her family spoke of African-American heritage, was mocked and called “Aunt Jemima” for it, but then took a DNA test that bore out her claim, would you depict her as a triumphant minstrel-show mammy? Don’t […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2018,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Roz Chast Honored by Moore College of Art

The Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia has announced that New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is to receive their “Visionary Woman Award”.  From their site: Since joining The New Yorker in 1978, Roz Chast has established herself as one of our greatest artistic chroniclers of the anxieties, superstitions, furies, insecurities and surreal imaginings of modern […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2018,  Section: Awards, Cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Disney’s/Campbell’s Mickey Mouse

Mickey at 90 The Mickey Mouse Campbell’s Soup Cans have been announced by the brand in collaboration with Disney to help celebrate the iconic mouse cartoon character’s 90th birthday. The limited-edition soup packaging has been created with three different variations with the varying styles of the character in mind to commemorate its iconic popularity. The […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2018,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Disney’s/Campbell’s Mickey Mouse

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? On a U.S. Stamp!

Scooby Doo becomes the latest cartoon character to appear on a United States postage stamp. Linn’s Stamp News reports: Cartoon canine Scooby-Doo is taking time out from solving spooky mysteries to help solve the world’s environmental challenges. As part of his new quest, the animated Great Dane is appearing on a new United States postage […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2018,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? On a U.S. Stamp!

Angouleme Festival presents fake awards; upset everyone

Brigid Alverson writes at Robot6: The ceremony began with comedian Richard Gaitet, clad in a neon-blue suit and red bow tie, announcing, ?This will be the shortest ceremony in history, because all we want to do is drink and dance.? He proceeded to present nine awards in rapid succession, including the award for best series […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, International, Comments: 3 Comments

Hilary Price to teach class on cartooning

Rhymes with Orange creator Hilary Price will be teaching a class on cartooning in April. The description from the course website: What are the components of a caption cartoon? (Plot, setting, characters, surprise… all in a snapshot.) Each day’s lecture will focus on a different element of panel cartooning and I’ll assign exercises to strengthen that […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, comic, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Scottish Parliament proposes January 7 Cartoonists Day to highlight free speech

Cartoonists Rights Network International reports that one member of the Scottish Parliament is proposing that January 7, the anniversary of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices, become Cartoonists day. French-born MSP Christian Allard proposed the motion that the parliament ?reflect on the events that took place in Paris on 7 January 2015 at the […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, International, Comments: Comments Off on Scottish Parliament proposes January 7 Cartoonists Day to highlight free speech

Angouleme International Comics Festival opens Grand Prix into a write-in

From the Guardian: This week the largest comics festival in France announced its 30 nominees for what many consider the most prestigious prize in comics, the Grand Prix. Not one nominee was a woman. Usually there are at least few women on the longlist for the Angoulême International Comics Festival (known in French as the […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2016,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Angouleme International Comics Festival opens Grand Prix into a write-in