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Cartoon Carousel – Zoom! Pow! Crash!

Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch ABOUT THE CLASS: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch. In this week-long course, we will learn to create characters, animals, dinosaurs, monsters, sharks, superheroes, aliens, word balloons (BOOM! POW! CRASH!) and more, and then put these drawing skills together to make our own comic book stories together via […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Bunny Matthews Crowd Funder for Final Costs

New Orleans alternative cartoonist and music critic Bunny Matthews has decided to discontinue cancer treatment and entered hospice. His family has created a crowd funding page for final costs. From Gambit: Jude Matthews said in a statement on the Musicians Clinic’s website that his father’s life earnings from his prolific creative works have been “snapped […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 0 Comments

Comic Strip Rarity: The O’Kays by Jay Kay

In 1948 Jerry Keefe, an advertising and commercial artist, decided, like so many before and since, to become a world-famous comic strip cartoonist. Jerry claimed that he was “reluctant to become entangled with the big city syndicates.” So Keefe tried self-syndicating his weekly comic strip. © the estate of Jerry Keefe The O’Kays by “Jay […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Can’t say they didn’t warn us

I don’t remember if I was in second or third grade, but just about the time this 1957 Buz Sawyer (KFS) strip ran, we had an assembly where a husband-and-wife team explained communism to us and why we didn’t want it to creep into our society. I suspect they were from the John Birch Society, […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Joye Hummel – RIP

1940s Wonder Woman writer Joye Hummel has passed away.   Joye Evelyn Murchison Kelly (neé Hummel)April 4, 1924 – April 5, 2021   Anina Bennett was among those breaking the sad news: RIP Joye Hummel Murchison Kelly, the first woman to write [Wonder Woman] comics in the 1940s. After Joye it would be nearly 40 […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Mostly humor

We’ll get to the funny pages in a minute, but here’s Ann Telnaes (WaPo)‘s take on Mitch McConnell’s latest. McConnell stating that corporations should stay out of politics, and his immediate clarification that he didn’t mean they shouldn’t donate, drew several editorial cartoons in response. Telnaes’ piece stands out because of its economy: She trusts […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Ladies Night at The Daily Cartoonist

© Bianca Xunise Xunise’s work is funny and thoughtful. Her linework has this playful energy, and she has a masterful talent for playing with tone in different ways, even as her work shifts from moving personal stories to deep political analysis to elegant and perfectly structured gag cartoons. She is part of the great tradition […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Free Space

Easter Monday is a bit slack, but that gives me a free space in which to indulge in picking up some things yesterday’s Georgia rant distracted me from, like Sunday’s Non Sequitur (AMS). And I’ll disagree with Wiley’s take, but only because our situations seem reversed: If my pup gets out without her cable attached, […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 15 Comments

Easter Sunday Funnies

© Tribune Content Agency   The most impressive comic on this Easter Sunday has nothing to do with Easter: © King Features Syndicate Prince Valiant is on the inside of my four page Sunday comics section, and when I opened it up there was no denying how Thomas Yeates‘ large joust panel dominated the other […]

Posted on: Apr 4, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

More Weekend Whatnots

Alfred E. Neuman Funky Pop Funko has released a Pop figure of MAD mascot Alfred E. Neuman; this one more aligned with the current look of their collectibles rather than the 2012 edition. Though Tom Richmond, with the help of Photoshop, corrected a couple discrepancies. © EC Publications   SOI Maurice Sendak Exhibit and Bake […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Licensing, Publishers, Comments: 0 Comments

NFT! WTF?

PORTLAND, Ore., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The VC comic strip, a parody of the venture capital industry that was a huge hit with Silicon Valley insiders during the 1990’s dot-com era, has offered its very first comic for auction as an NFT (non-fungible token.) The sale of the property, titled The VC 1.0 combines a true […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Technology, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Saturday Morning Cartoons

While I agree generally with Kate in Grand Avenue (AMS), one of the specific things the weekend means is that I don’t do laundry, because that’s the day all the people who work are crowding the laundromat. But, having retired, Saturday means two things: The post office closes at noon and there will be more […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Selfishness and sacrifice

Here’s a snippet of a longer piece by Ann Telnaes, contrasting the sacrifices Americans made in WWII with the ones certain Americans refuse to make today. Click that link and see the rest.   And here’s a reminder that she cut her teeth in the animation business, and also that she has little patience with […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

The Lesser Comic Strip Switcheroonie

Since The Great Comic Strip Switcheroonie of 1997 April Fool’s Day has become a day when cartoonists have traded properties. It certainly doesn’t happen on the original’s scale or even every year. but on occasion a couple friends get together and do it. For example in 2014 it was Mark Parisi and Dan Thompson. © […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Faces in the Webcomics Crowd

Steve Eldridge commented earlier today: On occasion, I will look up a cartoonist to see what the real life human who does the work actually looks like. Some cartoonist are recognizable – Telnaes, Pastis, Guisewitz, Davis, Robbins, McCay, etc.   Other cartoonists, particularly web cartoonists, don’t get their faces in the news much. So Bored […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments