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Image to Release ‘Lil’ Donnie’ Collection

The Comics Beat is reporting that Mike Norton’s “Lil’ Donnie” will be released as a collection from Image in August. From the Image release: Believe us, you’re going to love the LIL’ DONNIE, VOL. 1: EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE hardcover which collects the first 125 LIL’ DONNIE comic strips (winning!). This collection follows the timely and terrifying […]

Posted on: May 24, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Mid-Week Quick Hits

The ECBACC Pioneer/ Lifetime Achievement Awards 2018 This past week in Philadelphia The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention presented its Hall of Fame awards to Ray Billingsley (Curtis), Barbara Brandon-Croft (Where I’m Coming From), Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz), Tayo Fatunla (Our Roots), and Ralph Stevenson (Concepts in Communication, Inc.).   The Missouri Man […]

Posted on: May 23, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

King Features Syndicate Bolsters Marketing and Licensing Teams with New Hires

King Features Syndicate today announced several exciting new hires to support an aggressive vision for the company that includes expansion into entertainment platforms and new artist and IP acquisition. The new team includes, Ricky Li and Christina Nix Lynch, Directors of Licensing, Bridgette Bek, Senior Director of Digital Marketing, Erinn Smart, Director of Business Development, […]

Posted on: May 22, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Reuben Nominee Profile: Mark Tatulli

Mark Tatulli As far back as he can remember, Mark was, “always a cartoonist. I drew cartoons for my elementary, junior high and high school papers.” He was lucky too. “My parents and teachers always encouraged me.” Mark’s syndicated career began with the short-lived Bent Halos” comic strip. He succeeded with Heart of the City, […]

Posted on: May 21, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Tom Gammill!

Thomas W. Gammill, the man most famous for writing The Doozies turns a year older today. If you see him, wish him well.

Posted on: May 19, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Glenn McCoy Has Officially Retired from Editorial Cartooning

Glenn has decided to stop his syndicated editorial cartoons after he left the Belleville (Ill.) News Democrat last week. More to come.  

Posted on: May 18, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Team Cul De Sac Hosting ‘Drink & Draw’ at HeroesCon to Raise Funds for Michael J. Fox Foundation

Team Cul De Sac chief Chris Sparks is helping throw another Drink and Draw at this year’s Heroes Convention in Charlotte. https://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/ From Chris’ Facebook post:  Heroescon(June 15th-17th) is right around the corner. Guess what folks, it means it is time for me to ask for more wonderful donations for this years Drink and Draw! Which […]

Posted on: May 18, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Jason Chatfield is Dandruff

Ginger Meggs, New Yorker and MAD Magazine cartoonist Jason Chatfield is dandruff. See the video proof here: https://www.ispot.tv/ad/wvMO/selsun-blue-date-night                                         photo from Jason’s site.       

Posted on: May 18, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Did The Advertiser Mash Up Comics and Royal Weddings?

You may think Ginger Meggs is Australia’s favorite and longest running comic. But allegedly (fwiw, we have not been able to  independently confirm that this ran) the editors at The Advertiser in Adelaide, Australia thought it was a great way to describe England’s favorite engaged couple.

Posted on: May 18, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Jen Sorenson Launches Subscription Service

In the tangy and delicious honeycomb mold of Tom the Dancing Bug’s Inner Hive subscription model, Herblock-Prize and RFK Journalism-Award winning editorial cartoonist Jen Sorenson has announced the launch of the “Sorenson Subscription Service” or “S.S.S.” From Jen’s site:  Those who join the S.S.S. (which may eventually take on a more novel name — The Eagle’s […]

Posted on: May 17, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Bill Amend, Brian Gordon and Nick Seluk Appearing at Motor City Con this Weekend

Bill Amend of Foxtrot, Brian Gordon of Fowl Language and Nick Seluk of The Awkward Yeti will be boothing proximity partners at this weekend’s Motor City Con in Detroit.

Posted on: May 17, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

‘Phoebe and Her Unicorn’s’ Dana Simpson to Appear at Everfree Northwest

Dana Simpson of Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Andrews McMeel/GoComics will be a special guest at this weekend’s Everfree Northwest Show in Seattle. According to their site: Everfree Northwest is a 3-day all-ages convention for fans of My Little Pony set in beautiful Seattle, Washington. With a Grand Galloping Gala, musical concert, vendors, 24-hour activity […]

Posted on: May 16, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Percy Crosby’s ‘Skippy Volume 4: Complete Dailies 1934-1936’ to be Released May 22

  From the Skippy Web Site:  This fourth volume collects the complete daily strips from 1934-1936, at the height of Crosby’s one-man political and social crusade. Crosby influenced cartoonists from Charles Schulz to Walt Kelly to Garry Trudeau, and almost every kid strip ever created. More than any other cartoonist before him, he brought philosophy and […]

Posted on: May 15, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Garry Trudeau and Son Construct New York Times Crossword

From the New York Times: Today’s crossword is a collaboration between the New York Times constructor Ross Trudeau and his father, the cartoonist Garry Trudeau. You might have heard of him. He’s the brains and pen behind “Doonesbury,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoon that has been running since 1970.

Posted on: May 15, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

AAEC Calls for John Locher Award Entries

From the Awards site: The John Locher Memorial Award is a contest for aspiring cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong artistry on political and social topics. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted. Both students and non-students are eligible to submit. http://locheraward.org/ The AAEC/John Locher […]

Posted on: May 15, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments