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Frank Johnson – RIP

Cartoonist Frank Johnson has passed away. Frank B. Johnson April 13, 1931 – April 2, 2020 From the obituary: Frank came out of the Army, he started working for Charlton Press Comics doing humor comic books, including “Lil Genius”, “Lil Tomboy”, “Rock and Rollo”, “Double Trouble”, “Lil Rascal Twins”, and “My Little Margie’s Boyfriends”. Frank […]

Posted on: May 14, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Happy 99th Lily Renée

Don’t do a lot of comic book stuff here, there are a bunch of sites for that, but… The lovely comic book artist of the 1940s, Lily Renée is celebrating her 99th birthday today, and we would like to join in the celebration and wish her well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RENÉE!  

Posted on: May 12, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Happy 99th Lily Renée

Marty Pasko – RIP

Comic book writer Marty Pasko has passed away. Martin Joseph (Marty) Pasko né Jean-Claude Rochefort August 4, 1954 – May 10, 2020 Friends Paul Kupperberg and Paul Levitz broke the news on social media. covers via Grand Comic Database Marty began writing comic books in the early 1970s, and was a writer and editor into […]

Posted on: May 11, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Jenny-Jinya: She’s a Heartbreaker

From The National: Jenny Hefczyc didn’t know if she could change the world with her art, but she knew she wanted to try. As a talented illustrator and artist based in Germany, she draws under the name Jenny-Jinya, and she’s taken social media by storm with a series of comics she’s created that focus on […]

Posted on: May 1, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Jenny-Jinya: She’s a Heartbreaker

Voting for Favorites: The Phantom, Ringos, Hugos

Spring is the season for picking favorites, so let’s look at some choices. The Phantom is a popular comic character around the world, and in Sweden the publishers of Fantomen choose their favorite stories that ran in the comic book in the year of 2019. The Chronicle Chamber reports: As we saw in the Frew […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Voting for Favorites: The Phantom, Ringos, Hugos

Hy Fleishman – RIP

Comic book artist Hy Fleishman has passed away. Herman (Hy) Fleishman November 18, 1927 – April 1, 2020   comic book artist, restaurateur Sadly, one of our Senior Strippers has passed on. From the obituary: He attended City College of New York and the Cartoonist and Illustrators School of Art in Manhattan and became an […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Hy Fleishman – RIP

Diamond Distributors Halts Comic Book Shipments – Your Local Comic Book Shop in Distress

Diamond Distributors, the company that gets comics from the publishers to your local comic book shop, is (temporarily) halting shipments of comic books and other products after this week’s shipments. From ComicsBeat: Product distributed by Diamond and slated for an on-sale date of April 1st or later will not be shipped to retailers until further notice. Product […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Al Jaffee’s 99th Birthday on Friday the 13th

Al Jaffee, the cartoonist responsible for you not being able to find a mint condition copy of MAD Magazine, celebrates his 99th birthday on March 13, 2020. Happy Birthday Al! Thanks for the laughs. The Official Al Jaffee Website. Al Jaffee’s Twitter Feed.   Al Jaffee’s comic book credits from 1942 up.   A selection […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Al Jaffee’s 99th Birthday on Friday the 13th

Allen Bellman – RIP

Comic book artist Allen Bellman has passed away. Isadore Allen Bellman June 5, 1924 – March 9, 2020 comic book artist, graphic designer Allen Bellman was one of the few remaining comic artists of the “Golden Age” of comic books. He contributed from the World War II years through the Korean War years, mostly with […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Frank McLaughlin – RIP

Comic artist Frank McLaughlin has passed away. Francis X. (Frank) McLaughlin March 18, 1935 – March 4, 2020   In a bit of understatement from the obituary: Frank was an accomplished artist and enjoyed a career as a comic book artist. Frank was a much in demand comic book artist from the late 1950s to […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Explains Coronavirus For Kids (printable)

NPR’s  Malaka Gharib explains the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in “a comic just for kids.” Gharib’s comic is based on a radio story by NPR education reporter Cory Turner wherein he spoke with health experts about what kids would like to know about the outbreak. For example, “If kids do get the virus, it tends to […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2020,  Section: Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Explains Coronavirus For Kids (printable)

The Yellow Kid in the 21st Century

Randy Bish‘s old stomping ground once more gives him some space. This time talking about his new Yellow Kid comic book. Randy Bish, 57, of Hempfield, was the Tribune-Review’s editorial cartoonist from 1985 through 2016. His work continues to be syndicated via Pennsylvania NewsMedia, Cagle Cartoons and The Fourth Estate. Chris Yambar, 58, of Youngstown, […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Russ Cochran – RIP

Comics maven, historian, archivist, dealer, and publisher Russ Cochran has passed away. above: Russ Cochran portrait by Frank Frazetta Russell Vance (Russ) Cochran July 3, 1937 – February 23, 2020 Self-described as “Ph.D. in Physics, 1964, Professor at Drake University 1964-1974, Publisher of collector books, 1971-date, lover of all apes.” The news of Russ’ passing […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Nick Cuti – RIP

Cartoonist Nicola Cuti has passed away. Nicola (Nick) Cuti October 29, 1944 – February 21, 2020   News of Nick’s passing was made public on his Facebook page: Legendary comic creator Nicola Cuti, whose career has spanned over fifty years, has died. Sources close to the family have reported that Cuti passed in Tampa on […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Victor Gorelick – RIP

Archie artist and editor Victor Gorelick has passed away. Archie Comics announced on Twitter: Victor Gorelick April 5, 1941 – February 8, 2020   From the CBR (aka Comic Book Resources) notice: Gorelick joined Archie Comics at 16 and served in a variety of roles at the company. He became Archie Comics’ editor-in-chief in 2007. […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Victor Gorelick – RIP