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CSotD: Rules of Engagement

 (Mo)     (Clay Jones) Two of the more engaged people I know express outrage over those who are not engaged. Jones, as is his wont, accompanies his cartoon with an essay on the topic of willful, deliberate ignorance, noting appropriately that it’s one thing for Deplorables to remain ignorant of the charges against their […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

‘Overwhelming Demand’ Wins Back Sunday Comics

In answer to an overwhelming demand by the readers of the Tullahoma News, the comic page will return to the publication starting Feb. 2. “That was one of the top concerns I received in surveys we sent out once I began here. Everyone wanted the Sunday comics back,” said Tullahoma News Editor Duane Sherrill. “I […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

So, This Happened (Clearing a Backlog of Items)

Lynn Johnston has a new outlet for her licensed products.   What Would Mary Do?   Washington Post on the current Library of Congress comics exihibit.   Perks of Being Short – A Brisa Cartoon and Commentary Gallery.   Who’s the caricaturist?   Kevin Cooley Wins 2020 Lucy Shelton Caswell Research Award.   Hollywood’s Lalo […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

Dogpatch, USA For Sale

400 acres of what used to be the Dogpatch USA (1968-1993) amusement park, based on the Li’l Abner comic strip (1934-1977) by Al Capp, is going on the auction block. The abandoned Dogpatch theme park will be sold at auction outside the courthouse in Jasper on March 3 if the current owners don’t come up […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Cathy Got Schooled, And Continues To Learn

After a sheltered childhood in Midland, Mich., Guisewite yearned to attend a college where her world could be expanded. So she packed her neatly ironed blouses, short skirts, and knee sox in her suitcase and headed to Ann Arbor. “At Michigan, I was introduced to different cultures, races, and ideas,” recalls Guisewite, who soon ditched […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

2020 Eisner Hall of Fame Judge’s Choices (and Nominees): Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell

The 2020 Judges’ Choices for automatic inclusion into the Eisner Hall of Fame are Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell. Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have selected two individuals to automatically be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2020. These inductees are pioneering newspaper cartoonist Nell […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

John Romita Senior now a Senior Stripper

Happy Birthday John Romita, born January 24, 1930. John now becomes a member of our Senior Strippers Club. John is famous, of course, for being a premiere romance comic book artist for DC and Marvel.   John’s long comic book career saw him do everything from western heroes to super heroes.   He even managed […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

[Pay] Only What’s Necessary

Only What’s Necessary, Chip Kidd’s second look at Peanuts materials is now at two-thirds off its $40 cover price over at bn.com. Don’t know how long it will last. but as of this writing it is only $12.95 for the hardcover. For Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, renowned designer […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Patrick Reynolds Has Historical Flashbacks

Historical cartoonist Patrick Reynolds is an American Legionnaire in good standing. Readers of the “Flashbacks” comic strip in their Sunday newspaper – which brings history to life in multi-paneled cartoons – may be interested to know that the artist is a 50-plus-year Pennsylvania Legionnaire. Patrick Reynolds is a life member of William P. Duffy American […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

The Yellow Kid Returns

On the 125th anniversary of The Yellow Kid‘s first newspaper appearance, he’s back! Chris Yambar (writer) and Randy Bish (artist) have joined forces to revive The Yellow Kid. [Chris] wanted to bring the classic comic back so about six years ago, he partnered with editorial artist Randy Bish. “When I mentioned it to him several […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Friday Funnies Come On A Thursday This Week!

Most of today’s political cartoons are impeachment commentary which I just did yesterday and which will keep until tomorrow and so, since I have to go get my eyes dilated and inspected and don’t have time for deep thinking, let’s just pretend it’s Friday and hit the funnies.   People talk about how awful the […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Paw Print: The World of Peter Waldner

Peter Waldner usually keeps a sketch pad within arm’s reach: in his car, on a bedside table, for whenever inspiration strikes. “I’m still old school,” he explained during a recent interview at his Worthy Way studio. “In the middle of the night, I’d jot ideas down and the next morning I’d read it and have […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

Your submissions must be delivered to their respective locations by January 23, 2020 for consideration   The National Cartoonists Society website has the entry forms and details. You DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

2020 Garry Trudeau-Zonker Saranac Poster/Button

For the 40th year Doonesbury cartoonist Garry B. Trudeau has created a collectible button for the Saranac Winter Carnival. And it’s a beauty. Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker as a knight riding a winged unicorn, gazing at a sword being held out of a lake by a hand, a la Excalibur. Since 2012 Garry […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

At Home with Marcus Hamilton (Photo Essay)

Photographer Wade Allen and The Shelby Star spent part of this past weekend visiting Dennis the Menace cartoonist Marcus Hamilton, and recorded the visit.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments