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Vernon Grant, 1960s Stars and Stripes Cartoonist

Cartoonist and Army officer Vernon Grant had a unique ability to capture the soldier’s perspective during the Vietnam War. The Stars and Stripes contributor was the latest in a long line of social commentators to grace its pages during times of war, the most notable being Pulitzer Prize winner Bill Mauldin during World War II. […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 0 Comments

R. Crumb’s “Stoned Agin!” Strip to Auction

One of the most iconic Robert Crumb pages from his underground comix days is going up for auction in late November at Heritage Auctions. Robert Crumb’s original artwork for his famous comic strip ‘Stoned Agin’ will be offered for sale at Heritage Auctions next month. The 1971 illustration has been described as a “cultural icon”, […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

‘Mexikid Stories’ Debuts on GoComics

GoComics announced in their weekly newsletter that ‘Mexikid Stories’ by Pedro Martin had joined the site. From the “About” section: Pedro Martin has created a cartoon memoir of his childhood during the ’70s and ’80s. In this collection, he relives the fun and perfectly fine craziness of growing up as one of nine kids in […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Gander Sauce

I hadn’t intended to lead with this house ad from the Tampa Bay Times of July 29, 1974, but it’s both apt and oddly timed. I was looking for a photo of the original “Point/Counterpoint” segment from 60 Minutes, which inspired the memorable “Jane, you ignorant slut” rants of Saturday Night Live, playing on the […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! Bookfest, Day Two

So many releases we had to make two posts. Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.   The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Voices in the Dark

Stephff (Stephane Peray) is a well-respected international cartoonist, giving up what I’m sure was a major portion of his income, not to mention his hometown paper, on an issue of principle. Bado has a little more info on his blog. Earlier this year, Stephff also gave up cartooning for the Arab News, and issued a longer […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Bookfest, Day One

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.   SCREWBALL! The Cartoonists Who Made The Funnies Funny     If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em     The World is Askew […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 0 Comments

“Long Story Short” No Longer?

Above is the October 5, 2019 issue of Long Story Short by Daniel Beyer. That seems to be the end of the feature. Neither GoComics nor ArcaMax has updated it since that first Saturday in October. More tellingly is that Beyer’s syndicate Creators has not updated  the panel. Commenters on the GoComics and ArcaMax sites […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: An old guy reads the comix

  A tip of the hat to Africartoons for picking up this Paolo Calleri cartoon, which uses an admittedly tired image to make a decidedly current and modern point. As noted here the other day, there is a bonding between grandparents and kids which I remember from my own youth, when “old folks” like Benjamin […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Life is Hard and Damned Unfair – Dejects

Dejects, a chronicle of a career’s rejected comics by Emmy award-winning cartoonist Jay Stephens, launched in Montreal last week, raised money and awareness for mental health. Dejects is a crowdfunded, mature comic book from an artist otherwise known for his work as a writer-illustrator for Chickadee Magazine, OWL Magazine and as a cartoonist for Nickelodeon, […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2019,  Section: book, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies – Fun for all, and all for fun!

I think it cruel of Wayno, in this season of Fun Size Bars, to remind those of us old enough to know that the “Three Musketeers” bar was so named because — “All for fun and fun for all!” — it was large enough to share with two friends. Granted, even in those days, businesses […]

Posted on: Oct 11, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Archie Comic Strip Returns to A Better Universe

Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, and to mark the occasion, Archie Comics is teaming with the It Gets Better Project for a new comic series illustrating the ideal of a world where LGBTQ+ youth are able to live free of prejudice or fear. The last new syndicated Archie comic strip appeared September 11, […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Good Guys Don’t Always Smile

In the current “Heart of the City” story arc, she has become class president, which puts her in conflict with her best friend, Dean, reporter for the class paper. I like the story, but have to object to that last panel, because you don’t smile when you drop a rock on a pal. There’s satisfaction […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Doug Dillard – RIP

Christian cartoonist Doug Dillard has passed away. Samuel Douglas (Doug) Dillard July 11, 1929 – October 5, 2019   Doug’s career, outside of cartooning, consisted of serving “churches as a pastor, youth evangelist and minister of education before launching a career in public relations.” From the Baptist Standard obituary: [Doug] Dillard was widely known as […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Wow. OK.

Mike Thompson has some fun with Bill Barr’s mixed-up concept of the job of the Attorney General and the mission of the Justice Department. As noted the other day, John Mitchell didn’t turn into Nixon’s defender until after he had resigned as AG and became head of the Committee to Re-Elect the President. Nixon, for […]

Posted on: Oct 9, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments