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Short News Items on Short Form Comics

The B-C Open Turns 50 BINGHAMTON, NY – Professional golf in our area has reached a milestone, and the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open is planning to celebrate this year. This year is the 50th anniversary of the start of the B-C Open at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott back in 1971. In the spirit of […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Looking For a Few Good Options

Ann Telnaes (WashPost) on GOP resistance to the hike in the minimum wage, now imperiled by a parliamentarian ruling that it can’t be shoved through in the form of a reconciliation proposal to skirt the so-called filibuster rule. I say so-called because I remember the days when, if you wanted to stall a vote, you […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoonist Fitz Interviews Cartoonist Trudeau

It is always interesting when a cartoonist interviews another cartoonist. So Arizona Daily Star editorial cartoonist David Fitzsimmons interviewing Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau is a treat. The Fitz introduction: Next Saturday begins the glorious weekend of the 2021 Tucson Virtual Festival of Books. The lineup of authors is amazing. Imagine enjoying every moment of TFOB […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

The Complete Superwoman – A First and Last Rarity

This will be an amalgamation of a few subsets we have here: a First and Last entry, a Rarities post, and a Complete collection. On June 27, 1943 The New York Tribune syndicate distributed the first episode of Superwoman by already famed cartoonist Rea Irvin. The Sunday-only strip appeared in at least two newspapers – […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Legal, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Dream on, Winslow. Prickly City (AMS) has been a voice in the wilderness, trying to put forth conservative views without falling into the mire that seems to have taken over things on that side of the aisle. Trump broke his silence the other day with a rant triggered by his loss at the Supreme Court, […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Mike Marland Retires From Editorial Cartooning

Mike Marland has informed the people of New Hampshire: The time has come to start a slow slide into retirement. It’s going to take me a few years to actually get there, but I’m going to begin by retiring from drawing editorial cartoons. Mike has two reasons for the decision. I’ve been drawing them for […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Tom Richmond – A MADman Gives a Recent MAD Timeline and a Copyright Tutorial

Earlier this month Tom Richmond gave a timeline of MAD magazine’s past eight years – from New York-based original material to Burbank-produced (mostly) reprint issues. October 2013– DC Comics announces they are closing their New York offices… Feb 2018– MAD #550 drops on news stands. This is the final New York produced issue… February 2021- […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 0 Comments

The Phantom Writer Claes Reimerthi Retires

The Chronicle Chamber is passing on the news that Claes Reimerthi is retiring from The Phantom. Claes Reimerthi is retiring and it is going to leave a huge gap in the Phantom world. There will be questions on everyone’s lips after the news broken by stalwart Kari Lappanen who posted on his own website that […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, International, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Everybody says the darndest things

Andertoons (AMS) rekindles a real hatred of mine, because, when I was a little kid, I looked forward to the part of Art Linkletter’s House Party where that simpering sack of s*** rewarded children for showing off. Bill Cosby took over the franchise in later years, but by then (A) I’d recovered from the notion […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Rhythms & Rhymes with Price & Piccolo

A Case For Pencils recently got Hilary Price and Rina Piccolo, famous for Rhymes With Orange and other cartooning assignments, to respond to their survey. First is Hilary. Tool I wish I could use better: I’d like to get more comfortable with a chainsaw… but did you mean drawing tools? In that case: a fountain […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

How Comics and Cartoons Work in Newspapers

A couple newspaper editors broke down the processes of how comic strips and editorial cartoons appear in your local gazette. First up is The Oregonian explaining their Sunday Comics section. Why would The Oregonian cut the first two panels from the Feb. 14, 2021, “Doonesbury” comic? Is this a regular editorial practice? This is indeed […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

From Today’s Sunday Color Comics Supplement

  But Is It Op Art?    Rose is Rose © UFS, Inc.; Wallace the Brave © William Wilson Not the common definition, but Don Wimmer and Will Henry present wonderful optics.   Rebuttal? © Tribune Content Agency Russell Myers offers another angle of a section of today’s CSotD column.   Good Timing or Just […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Critter titters

Seems like a quiet day in the cartooning universe, but a lack of stark drama allows for some more quiet appreciation. For example, in his weekly taking-of-the-wheel at Bizarro (KFS), Dan Piraro touches on one of my pet peeves — see what I did there? — which is “Lady and the Tramp Syndrome,” a bit […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Comic Strip Gold

Coin of the Realm Forget Bitcoin and Game Stop, invest in gold – 999.9 Fine Comic Gold. Initially inspired by the simple question of a child – “What does a tickle look like?” – the Mr. Men Little Miss characters have become some of the most instantly recognisable in the world. Featured in more than […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Brian Turner – RIP

Cartoonist Brian Turner (aka Renrut) has passed away.   Brian William Turner December 15, 1949 – January 31, 2021 writer, cartoonist, researcher, and educator From the obituary: Brian was a prolific writer who worked diligently on his novels, articles, books, and research projects right up to the weeks before his death. One of a handful […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment