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Comic Strip Rarity: Willy Muffit

Fame came to cartoonist Bill Brewer early, winning a national contest for college cartoonists judged by Groucho Marx, Steve Allen, and Al Capp. Bill then began a career as a commercial cartoonist but, like all cartoonists sixty years ago, the dream was to match fame with fortune as a syndicated comic strip creator. His 1961 […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Last laughs

Pearls Before Swine (AMS) sets the mood for today’s risky choice, which is to have a few laughs while we wait for Joe and Kamala to take the wheel. It’s a risk because there’s nothing new to be said about Trump’s endgame and I don’t want to wallow in it this morning, but if political […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

News-Times Hosts Comic Strip Contest for Teens

Continuing a hundred year tradition the El Dorado (Ark.) News -Times has announced a comic strip contest for area teens and preteens. The News-Times is excited to announce our first-ever Comic Strip Contest! Open to Union County students in fifth through 12th grade, three winners will be selected from our submissions to be featured in […]

Posted on: Jan 18, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Inside Sunday Funnies

Being “a bear of very little brain” I didn’t catch what Macanudo was about today. So I dug up the title panel not shown on the Comics Kingdom site which gave me the hint I needed. © Liniers   I needed no hint to get the latest Flash Forward, instantly recognizing the source that gave […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Critical Thinking

Steve Sack (Star Tribune) offers a rueful chuckle in the wake of the Capitol riots and Twitter’s banning of Donald Trump. It’s not the first time Dear Leader has failed to appropriately acknowledge tragedy, having cheerfully tossed paper towels to people devastated by a hurricane. His genuine inability to process other people’s emotions is part […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

DIY Peanuts Comic Book

The Schulz Museum has supplied the illustrations and guide for you to publish Peanuts comic books. Added is the template for the little ones (or you) to create their own mini-comics. The Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Mini Comic page.   While we’ve got Peanuts on our mind… Nat Gertler shows that they are editing Schulz. […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Auctions: $3.9 Million for Original Tintin Comic Art, $2.2 Million for Batman Comic Book

Artwork originally intended to be the cover of a Tintin comic book (album) has sold for 3.2 Euros ($3,872,000.00). From Artnet: A picture by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé (1907–1983) has set a new record for the most expensive work of comic book art, selling for €3.2 million ($3.8 million) on January 14 at an auction at Artcurial in Paris. […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Could this be the last of Friday Funnies?

Maybe. If things settle down, I’d like to go back to an irregular schedule of politics some days and comedy others, rather than staking out Friday for a break in the tension. So I guess we’ll see.   While we wait, Candorville (WPWG) offers social commentary that verges on the political, and if one party […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Two All-Beef Patties – Cartoonist Chronicles210114

In an early “First and Last” entry we mentioned an attempted Li’l Abner revival by Norm Hochberg and Steve Stiles. In 1997 Steve told the details of this 1990 adventure in his career to a fanzine. © Steve Stiles © Capp Enterprises FANAC presents Idea #10 with Steve Stiles version of the Li’l Abner revival. […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Doonesbury ‘Masquerade’ Winter Carnival Poster

The 2021 Garry B. Trudeau poster for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has been released. © Garry B. Trudeau From the Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Using this Carnival’s designated theme, “Mask-erade” — which Trudeau spells with the more traditional “Masquerade” — the poster shows multiple “Doonesbury” characters with different face masks representing various features of the […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Doonesbury – Past, Present, and Future

NPR talked to Garry Trudeau and a couple others about Doonesbury. It all began as an irreverent strip called Bull Tales in the Yale Daily News when Garry Trudeau was a junior… The strip caught the attention of a fledgling newspaper syndicate which told Trudeau the drawing and lettering needed work but also told him […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Walt Kelly’s Pogo is New Billy Ireland Exhibit

Into the Swamp: The Social and Political Satire of Walt Kelly’s Pogo, an exhibition curated from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) collections, showcases political satire and commentary using a motley group of swamp critters from Walt Kelly’s newspaper comic strip Pogo. Into the Swamp is on view January 30 through October 31, […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 1 Comment

Syndicate Pulls Pastis Military Coup Strips

Last week Stephan Pastis warned that his upcoming Pearls Before Swine comic strip featured a military coup story line. Now the syndicate, Andrews McMeel, has pulled the strips. An upcoming storyline in “Pearls Before Swine,” the popular comic strip created by Santa Rosa cartoonist Stephan Pastis, has been pulled from 850 newspapers by its distributor […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! – Winter Reading

© Tom Gauld Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. A Cockeyed Menagerie   For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 5   Ditko Shrugged   BB […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: No dogs were humiliated in the making of this post

Existential Comics gave me a laugh this morning when most quasi-political attempts at humor have failed, and I suspect this one was in the works before last week’s upheaval anyway. We read “Das Kapital” in college, but I don’t remember much about Marx’s personal life. On the other hand, I have encountered this monomoniacal True […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments