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CSotD: Friday Funnies; Sociophiliacs Unite!

It’s often a challenge to find a starting point on Fridays, but this week I think we’ll start with a Jason Chatfield cartoon that seems likely to piss off a lot of people but gave me a laugh of recognition. I’ll admit he doesn’t have a caption reading “This is set in NYC,” but, then […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Luann Toilet Humor (the Bernice Pee Pee Strip)

Potty mouths are rare, if not nonexistent, in syndicated newspaper comics. Potty humor, on the other hand, has become a modern-day standard – usually involving dogs or other animals. Sometimes cartoonists feature humans and their bathroom habits. above: Oh, Brother above: Marvin Greg Evans and his Luann comic strip has been known to dive into […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: An empty room & the right kind of people

“All you need to start an asylum is an empty room and the right kind of people.” — Alexander Bullock (My Man Godfrey) Ed Hall‘s cartoon has gone so viral that it would be a little pointless to feature it here, except that it’s a good example of combining a pop culture reference — always […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Savage Dragon Salutes The Funnies

Erik Larsen will parody comic strips in issue #252 of his Savage Dragon comic book. On Twitter Erik announced the comic strips he would be highlighting: Finally nailed down the 11 comic strip parodies that’ll appear in Savage Dragon #252. They are: Family Circus Peanuts Cathy Doonesbury Foxtrot Dick Tracy Thimble Theater Calvin & Hobbes […]

Posted on: Aug 5, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

No, 100 Newspapers Did Not Cancel Six Chix

A news site ran an article about the current foofaraw over a Six Chix panel headlined The url for the Black Enterprise article also included that bit of misinformation: https://www.blackenterprise.com/over-100-newspapers-drop-pro-blm-pro-mask-comic-by-black-cartoonist/ The article itself notes only that A comic panel was removed from several newspapers [emphasis added] after readers called the cartoon “inappropriate and offensive.” Also […]

Posted on: Aug 5, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Al Roker Recalls His 10 Week Cartooning Career

National Cartoonists Society ACE Award recipient (and television weather man) Al Roker “answered reader questions on the ‘Today’ show Tuesday morning, including one from a fan who asked what he and his colleagues wanted to be when they were kids.” “I wanted to be an animator for Walt Disney,” Roker said. “I’m an amateur cartoonist, […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Sunday Comics Survey

The Lubbock (Texas) Avalance-Journal, a Gannett newspaper, is asking its readers to fill out a survey to pick favorite comic strips for their Sunday Funnies. We’re checking in with our readers to see which comics they prefer as we continually evaluate our offerings. Please let us know your favorite newspaper comics by taking our free […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Praise and brickbats

Kal Kallaugher asks a depressing question, but I’m not sure he hasn’t set up a false premise. That is, while I will accept that trying to sell smoothies made from those repulsive ingredients would be hard, I also believe that the health claims of for-real smoothies are greatly overstated. A tall glass of blended fruit […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

New Local Comic – Rosebuds by Deon Parson

Deon Parsons of Life With Kurami fame has a new comic strip, Rosebuds, that will appear in print weekly in The Herald Bulletin and twice-weekly at GoComics. The Anderson (Ind.) Herald Bulletin announces the new comic strip: Many readers of The Herald Bulletin will remember him for the daily strip “Life with Kurami,” which was […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Newspaper Cutting Six Chix Garners National News

Reporting on newspapers cutting the Six Chix comic panel over the Tuesday July 28, 2020 installment by Bianca Xunise has become a national news story as NBC News is now covering the issue: Tea Fougner, editorial director at King Features, the comic strip’s syndicate, confirmed to NBC News that angry responses to the strip resulted […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

RIP – Sean Stephane Martin

Sean Martin, faithful CSotD supporter and brilliant creator of the “Doc and Raider” web strip, died Monday morning, a little over two weeks after ringing down the curtain on his strip. Randy Riddle reports on Facebook: I’m sorry to say that our dear friend Sean Martin passed away this morning about six am. Sean had been […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: I don’t think we’re in Wyoming anymore

In light of DDDegg’s news that Wyoming is losing all but one of its Monday papers, we’ll start off with Gary Varvel‘s riff on a classic Norman Rockwell illustration.   Which I add here for the benefit of those too young to know the original, though cultural literacy should include a heapin’ helpin’ of Norman […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Daily Newspapers in Wyoming a Thing of the Past

By the end of August 2020 Wyoming will become the only (first?) state in the U.S. to publish no daily newspaper as the Casper Star-Tribune cuts its schedule to five days a week. The Nieman Lab reports: Wyoming has six “daily” newspapers, but now none of them will actually print a paper seven days a […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Creators Adjustments: Nest Heads, Dog Eat Doug

The Reed Brennan/ Creators Syndicate announcement of Nest Heads ending was off by a day. Instead of ending on Friday, July 31 the comic strip ended on Saturday, August 1; which makes more sense. Creators, for the moment, is sitting on that last strip (a rerun from 2014): While GoComics has begun the cycle over, […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: Sunday Follies

People who don’t understand editorial cartooning often look for humor instead of incisive commentary, but the point is to have a point, not to get a laff. However, Signe Wilkinson offers a rare chance to get both with this one. I take Trump’s attempt to corrupt and thereby deny the November elections very seriously, but […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments