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New York Giants and Marvel Assemble a Comic

From NorthJersey.com: Assemble New York Giants fans: the G-Men are officially joining the Marvel Universe. The New York Giants are teaming up with Marvel for an Avengers-inspired crossover this season that is being billed as an “integrated collaboration” that will draw inspiration straight from the comics and thrust Big Blue into the world of iconic […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Licensing, sports cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Claes Reimerthi – RIP

The Phantom comic book and comic strip writer Claes Reimerthi has passed away. Claes Göran Reimerthi January 12, 1955 – July 23, 2021   The news from the Chronicle Chamber. Claes Reimerthi, giant of the Swedish comics community and one of the most important individuals in The Phantom history, passed away over the weekend. Claes […]

Posted on: Jul 27, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Lost and Found Dept. (Rediscovered Comics)

Comics Beat has a fascinating article on the recent San Diego Comic-Con panel “Graphic Novels: Lost and Found.” Panelists Gary Groth, Shannon Wheeler, Sean Michael Robinson, and Carson Grubaugh gathered virtually with moderator Rob Salkowitz to discuss their participation in stewarding these now “found” graphic novels to publication. In two cases, the modern creators actually […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 3 Comments

2021 Eisner Award Winners

The winners of the 2021 Eisner Awards were announced Friday night at the San Diego Comic-Con. A mostly comic book affair here are the winners in some categories we regularly cover here at TDC. Best Reality-Based Work WINNER: Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, by Derf Backderf (Abrams) Big Black: Stand at Attica, by Frank “Big […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2021,  Section: Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! History in July

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for July 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Rebirth of the English Comic Strip: A Kaleidoscope, 1847–1870   Lieutenant Dangerous   The Spellbinding Episodes of Phoebe and Her Unicorn […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! History in July

Green Mountain Cartooning

The other day Mike linked to Bado’s post of Seven Days publisher Paula Routly’s defense of their editorial cartoonist Tim Newcomb. That was part of Seven Days’ annual cartoon issue, where along with the regular roster of comic strips and cartoonists they open up even more pages to other area cartoonists. Dan Bolles’ Drawing Conclusions […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Green Mountain Cartooning

Bernstein, Blum, Lockman, Newman Get The Finger

  The San Diego Comic-Con has announced the comics writers who will be awarded The Bill Finger Award this year. Comic-Con is proud to announce six writers who contributed greatly to the history of comics have been selected to receive the 2021 Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. The selection, made by […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2021,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bernstein, Blum, Lockman, Newman Get The Finger

Ty Templeton Cartoons His Fans About His Cancer

Cartoonist Ty Templeton will be taking a slower pace for his cartooning. He explained in a cartoon: © Ty Templeton Below the Bun Toon Ty explains further: I’m not looking for sympathy — my experience of chemo and radiation (so far) has been quite tolerable — and I’m fairly confident I’m coming out the other […]

Posted on: Jun 17, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ty Templeton Cartoons His Fans About His Cancer

Hey Kids! Comics! – Papa’s Got a Brand New Book

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for June 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Scoop Scuttle and His Pals   Charlie Brown’s America  review   Squiggles by Sharon   Coping Skills by John Cuneo   […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – Papa’s Got a Brand New Book

2021 Eisner Award Nominees – Comic Strip Division

The annual Eisner Awards, in association with the San Diego Comic-Con, have announced the nominees in their various groupings. While there is no exact comic strip or editorial cartoon categories, there are some divisions and nominees to which we can relate among the mostly comic book awards.    The most direct comic strip category is […]

Posted on: Jun 9, 2021,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 2021 Eisner Award Nominees – Comic Strip Division

Cartoon Chronicles – Days of Yore

Female Phantom and Female Phantom Writers Folklore has that Lee Falk’s widow finished some scripts when the creator passed away. That would be, if true, the only known instance of a woman writing The Phantom comic strip. But there was a time when a woman wrote for The Phantom comic book in the U.S. Long […]

Posted on: Jun 3, 2021,  Section: Animation, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

M. Thomas Inge – RIP

Pop Culture scholar and historian M. Thomas Inge has passed away. Milton Thomas (Tom) Inge March 18, 1936 – May 15, 2021 As CBR noted in their subhed: “M. Thomas Inge [was] one of the very first academics to cover comics as a college course and one of the earliest scholarly comics writer[s].” Tom Inge […]

Posted on: May 17, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on M. Thomas Inge – RIP

Hey Kids! Comics! – Send Your Soldier a Book

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Back Issue #127   We’ll start the book section with a couple filed for May but released in April. Caricature and […]

Posted on: May 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Senior Strippers (2021 Edition)

  Happy Birthday to Lily Renée (Lily Renée Willheim Peters Phillips) born 100 years ago today. Lily joins a few other centenarians on our Senior Strippers list. This seems a good time to update our Senior Strippers roster, cartoonists who for 90+ years continue to survive “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.” […]

Posted on: May 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Senior Strippers (2021 Edition)

2021 Will Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees & Nominees

Comic-Con International: San Diego has announced the Judges Inductees who are automatically entered into their Will Eisner Hall of Fame; and 16 nominees, four of which will be voted into the Hall by comics people across a variety of professions (cartoonists, editors, comic store owners, historians, etc.). As is usual a number of inductees and […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment