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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: Comments Off on More Miscellaneous Comics Copy

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

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’

Non Sequitur Vulgar Message to Trump Costs Wiley Paper(s) – update: Cartoonist & Syndicate Respond

From the Butler Eagle: “A reader brought to our attention that one of the syndicated comic strips which appears in the Sunday Butler Eagle may contain a hidden message which was apparently placed there by someone in the creative department of the creator of the comic strip or the syndication which controls it,” said Ron […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

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

CSotD: Peace on Earth, if you can keep it

Christmas a century ago, as we’ll see, featured many of the same holiday comic strip themes as today, but, as Gustavo Bronstrup’s Christmas cartoon suggests, there was a different tone in a nation barely six weeks out of the Great War.   As E. A. Bushnell reminded readers, the end of the war was not […]

Posted on: Dec 25, 2018,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Potpourri & Popeye

Let’s get the political piece out of the way first: In today’s Non Sequitur, Wiley Miller comments on the new rules for press briefings at the White House. I’m okay with the new format, not because it’s a victory for press freedom, of course, except to the degree that it is. I don’t believe in […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2018,  Section: Animation, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

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

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Seuss

  You’ve probably been pronouncing “Seuss” wrong. Sorry, but Seuss is not pronounced “Soose.” Instead, Dr. Seuss and his family, who emigrated to the US from Bavaria, pronounce the name “Zoice.”     Seuss collected hats, won a Pulitzer Prize, coined the word ‘nerd’, and more. Marilyn La Jeunesse and Insider present the above and […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2018,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Strip of the Day: The Origins of the Great Pumpkin

There were a lot of cartoons today about the grownups eating the candy and other stalwarts of the season, which kind of made me think maybe after five or six years cartoonists should stop drawing Halloween cartoons and simply rotate the ones in their archives. Halloween cartoons are like obituary cartoons: They’re expected, but they’re […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2018,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: The Demands of Mourning

Paul Fell notes the futility of “Moments of Silence” followed by “Months of Inaction,” which puts his piece head-and-shoulders above the multitude of “We’re So Sad” cartoons currently out there. There are times when all you can say is “We’re So Sad,” and editorial cartoonists have an obligation to mirror those moments for the nation […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2018,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Covering the News as Sports

There’s nothing much new in the commentary on the bombing attempts, though Michael Cavna has a nice roundup of editorial cartoons on the topic. However, here’s an oddity I came across while poking around in the archives to see how the Wall Street Bombing of 1920 was covered. Some of what I came across wasn’t […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2018,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Strip of the Day: The Sound of Distant Laughter

It isn’t really anywhere; It’s somewhere else instead. — A.A. Milne Jamestown is probably classified as “Western New York,” though it has many aspects of “The Southern Tier,” as well, both of which are good things. You can get beef on weck there and you’ll see rolling hills and, in about another week, some good […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2018,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

NEMO: The Classic Comics Library Returns!!

Fantastic news for fans of comics and cartooning – Rick Marschall is announcing the return of the highly revered comic strip and cartoonist history magazine of the 1980s. nemo: the classic comics library is returning with Rick Marschall as editor! Rick’s full announcement as posted July 16, 2018 on the Yahoo Platinum Age Comics Group […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2018,  Section: Comic history, Comments: 2 Comments

Allan Holtz blows up Comic Strip History

One hundred years ago, November 1918, saw the debut of Gasoline Alley. So in this celebratory centennial of Gasoline Alley, the oldest comic strip still in new production (is Jim Scancarelli still producing new material?), comics historian Allan Holtz has a shocking new revelation. Updating the history of Chic Jackson’s Roger Bean comic strip Allan […]

Posted on: May 10, 2018,  Section: Comic history, Comments: 2 Comments