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Sandra Bell-Lundy Talks About the Old Country

Occasionally cartoonist Sandra Bell-Lundy dreams of the Old Country. The Old Country is Newfoundland, the home of her mother and grandmother. Occasionally it is mentioned by name in Sandra’s Between Friends comic strip. It’s because Bell-Lundy has a strong connection — both her mother (Shirley Bell, nee Graham, age 85) and grandmother (Harriet Graham, nee […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies

We still haven’t actually seen Eugene the Jeep in this week’s 1936 Thimble Theater, but there’s already a villain seeking to kidnap — jeepnap? — the little fellow. Wikipedia (mostly) disputes the story that Eugene inspired WWII GIs to refer to their small, go-anywhere vehicles as “Jeeps” but doesn’t explain why, or provide examples of […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Dana Simpson is an August Presence

Big conventions, like those in Salt Lake City and San Diego, attract huge numbers of artists and fans. For Santa Barbara, California-based Dana Simpson, it became too much. “I’ve started doing more of these smaller conventions. I got tired of the big conventions because they’re big and loud, and it’s easy to feel lost. I […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Random Crazy

Jimmy Margulies explains today’s lack of any particular theme.  Dear Leader has become so erratic that it’s possible to blend the political with the comical and the only real problem is that he’s got access to the launch codes. We’ve managed to bring Great Truth to that cynical National Lampoon parody of Desiderata: You are […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Bizarro’s Sunday Punnies Return – You Can Help

Dan Piraro makes an announcement: A while back and for a number of years, I used to do a feature called Bizarro’s Sunday Punnies and here’s how it worked: About once a month, I’d do a Sunday cartoon with three panels, each of which was my illustrated version of a pun submitted by readers. (See […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Spokesman-Review Comic Strip Poll (part two)

Earlier this month The Spokane (Wash.) Spokesman-Review asked readers to rate the comics that currently run on their funny pages. That was part one of their comics poll. Now, they are beginning phase two: [There are] 10 artists Spokesman-Review readers will soon put through a wringer. Beginning today – when the first batch of five […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Pick a Comic for the Times West Virginian

The Times West Virginian of Fairfield is moving Mallard Fillmore from the comics page to the opinion page, “where we believe it is more suited.” That is opening a spot on the daily comics page, and they have given the readers a choice of one of four comic strips as a replacement.   The paper […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Ol’ Man Ribber and similar laffs

I’d sworn off cartoons based on Emma Lazarus, but Steve Artley took me by surprise with this “New Yorker in Hell” offering. The standard New Yorker cartoon offers an affectionate look at the upper middleclass foibles of its readers, with a smile and a bit of a whachagonnado shrug. I remember one — can’t recall […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

The Nexus of Comic Books and Comic Strips

  By the 1980s I had pretty much given up on superhero comic books, preferring non-spandex adventure, western, detective, and humor comic books. Pretty much. Of the few I continued to follow were a couple of Mike Baron comics. The insane Badger, and Baron and Steve Rude‘s science fiction hero Nexus. One part victim, one-part […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Sunday Stuff

Let’s kick off the day with something silly, as Betty brings a needed word into being. It’s a little unfair to real chefs, but, then again, real chefs are only a subset of people who want the waiters to call them “Chef” instead of “Hey You” or, god forbid, “Dave.” And this tip to people […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies – Broken arms, broken hearts

When Wallace the Brave and Spud set up their ridiculously rickety bike jump earlier, I said it reminded me of the one my eldest went over and broke his arm as a lad. Well, here we are — yes, it’s a fracture — and I’d say Wallace’s mother’s response is more or less mine. Brace […]

Posted on: Aug 16, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Three Rocks, The Ernie Bushmiller Story – A Sneak Peek at Bill Griffith’s Graphic Biography

Bill Giffith has a few obsessions in his life. There is his lifelong preoccupation with observing human beings and commenting on the social implications of those people and their actions. His enthusiasm for people has recently lead him into a second career as a graphic biographer.   Seemingly as far back is his passion for […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Back to School Books

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for August 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Big Orange Football Coloring Book     Charles M. Schulz’s Linus     A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Announcement? New Book? Appearing Somewhere?

If you’re a cartoonist and you have a new book coming out or you’re appearing at school, bookstore, con or aquarium, let us know and we’ll do our best to post it here and on our social media. Send info to: editor@dailycartoonist.com Including art in your email will increase the chances that we include art […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Spokane Spokesman-Review Comics Poll

The Spokane Spokesman-Review has a comic poll up. Every few years, it’s good for a newspaper to take a look at its comics offerings to see if it’s time to change things up. That’s what we’re doing, and we want your help. We’re asking readers for their opinions. Take our comics poll at spokesman.com/comicspoll. (The […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments