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Norm Feuti’s Retail Closing – update (closed)

original January 19, 2020 item: Norm Feuti has announced that he is ending his Retail comic strip. After a little more than 14 years, I’ve decided to retire my comic strip, RETAIL. The final installment will run on Sunday, February 23, 2020. I’ve been lucky in recent years to have multiple opportunities creating children’s books, […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Sunday Funnies and Winter Weirdness

It is strange the inordinate amount of time it took me to figure out how they transmogrified the Prince Valiant half page into a tabloid page. Far longer than it should have.     Frazz, B.C., and Over The Hedge, on weird winters.         I mentioned last week about James Allen‘s new […]

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

Rhymes Replaces Retail, Elsewhere Others-update

original February 17 item: In The New Mexican Rhymes With Orange will move into Feuti’s Retail space. The comic strip Retail, a fixture on The New Mexican‘s daily comics page for years, is closing up shop. Saturday’s strip will mark the end of Retail‘s daily syndication run after more than 14 years. The strip’s creator, […]

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

CSotD: Nous réparons à zéro

Lio may be on the right track. One advantage of a parliamentary system is that elections can be called anytime but then they only last a few weeks. Yes, Brexit went on — has gone on — forever, but that’s an exception. Under a parliamentary system, the Democrats and Republicans would each choose a party […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

First and Last – James Thurber & The New Yorker

James Thurber’s first drawings appeared in the The New Yorker dated ninety years ago today. In the New Yorker issue dated February 22, 1930 a short James Thurber contribution included two illustrations, the first Thurber drawings to appear in the magazine. [James Thurber’s words first appeared in the February 26, 1927 New Yorker, but since […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Snoopy Deletes Controversial Franklin Tweet

Snoopy (Peanuts Workdwide LLC) tweeted out a message to Franklin this morning and then quickly deleted it as some found it offensive (racist). The tweet was deleted so quickly that Truth or Fiction took it up, explaining the trouble: The phrase “You’re one of the good ones” is a backhanded compliment often proffered in racist […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Idiot Plots and Tangled Knots

We’ll lead off today with a Juxtaposition of the Day (Retail) (Rob Rogers) Transposed like this, the connection between the penultimate Retail strip and Rob Rogers’ piece of Bill Barr is more obvious than I expected it to be. Back in the glory days of PBS, Ebert & Siskel used to criticize what they called […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Nick Cuti – RIP

Cartoonist Nicola Cuti has passed away. Nicola (Nick) Cuti October 29, 1944 – February 21, 2020   News of Nick’s passing was made public on his Facebook page: Legendary comic creator Nicola Cuti, whose career has spanned over fifty years, has died. Sources close to the family have reported that Cuti passed in Tampa on […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Friday Funnies, shaken, not stirred

Arlo plays the old gaffer yet again. I was going to make a joke about how “Seven O’Clock Straight Up” means “without ice,” but, then again, we’re living in a world where people assume a martini is made with vodka. And I grew up in a world in which not only is a martini, by […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Big Nate Gets Animated

Lincoln Peirce‘s multimedia success (popular comic strip, best selling comic collections and illustrated novels, musical theatre) is now getting a Nickolodeon animated series. Animation Magazine reports: On Wednesday, Nickelodeon detailed its new, wide-ranging content slate for 2020-21, with a brand-new book-inspired animated series amid several live-action originals… Greenlit for 26 episodes, Big Nate is an […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

74th Reubens: Garfield’s Jim Davis Guest Speaker

The National Cartoonists Society has announced that Jim Davis, creator of Garfield, the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world, will be a guest speaker at their 2020 Reubens weekend: A previous Reuben-winner, Jim will be speaking at the NCS conference on Friday, 5th June at the Marriott Kansas City Downtown. His exclusive talk for the […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Gatherings, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Speaking Engagements, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Ostriches and Reality

Tom Toles expresses some impatience with the public’s willingness to ignore what’s going on around it. Granted, ostriches do not, in fact, stick their heads in the sand and imagine that they are hidden. We do, however, and, as Toles suggests, we not only do it, but we do it wonderfully well.   We also […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

The Weed of Cartooning Bears Bitter Fruit! and other shady comic strip stuff

Today’s Reality Check by Dave Whamond which immediately brought to mind, not Maxwell Grant’s, but Mike Kaluta’s The Shadow.   James Allen has now spent years as the signed artist of Mark Trail, and I, for one, am happy to see him drawing his own version of the character instead of lightboxing (or whatever) Jack […]

Posted on: Feb 17, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Newspapers: Stars and Stripes Funding Threatened

In an effort to keep active duty frontline soldiers uninformed, the new Pentagon budget would cut all funding for the Stars and Stripes newspaper. The proposed cuts to the editorially independent news organization, which is partially funded by the Pentagon, were a product of the recent defense-wide review ordered by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, said […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Collectors’ Growing Interest in Original Art

above: Régis Loisel An exhibit of original European comic art in New York City gives Forbes a reason to look at the collectors market for original comic art. Philippe Labaune, founder of Art9, has a few ideas explaining why American collectors are getting into original comics art right now. “The American collector is moving steadily […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, International, Technology, Comments: 0 Comments