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“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: 3 Comments

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

The Post-Gazette and A New Funny Pages Model

Last week the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette began a new phase, sending a notice to their subscribers: Beginning this week, the Post-Gazette will publish electronic editions exclusively on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Print editions will be delivered to homes on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and the Weekend Edition is available in stores on Saturday. Last year […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 6 Comments

CSotD: Priorities

Nick Anderson is right, and the observation might have been just as apt back when Obama first took office and the GOP leaders openly promised to oppose anything he came up with. At the time, there were jokes that Obama should propose breathing so we could watch the Republicans asphyxiate themselves, but it seemed just […]

Posted on: Oct 8, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

First and Last – The Far Side

With the news that The Far Side is returning, in some fashion; and we are only months away from celebrating 40 years since Gary Larson began running the Far Side, the San Francisco Chronicle has dug up that January 1, 1980, Tuesday page, where it debuted. “Laugh in the New Year,” The Chronicle headline read. […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on First and Last – The Far Side

CSotD: Lessons for our children, and our leaders

Norm is a realistic good father, since he can summon his childlike alter ego at will and sometimes not at will, yet he can also, as here, be a bit of a curmudgeon. Thank goodness Reine doesn’t take that latter part too seriously. I never went to a pediatrician, even my first few years when […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Doonesbury and Pagination Problematic in Tampa

Some Sunday comic strips (quite a few really) have a set grid of panels. Blondie has a nine-grid, Garfield has an eight-grid – always. Since not long after it’s 1970 debut Doonesbury has been set in a nine-panel Sunday layout. These constant layouts and panel sizes allow Sunday Color Comics Sections the option of squeezing […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Doonesbury and Pagination Problematic in Tampa

CSotD: Sunday Miscellany

Ben Garrison is almost certainly the most reviled cartoonist among cartoonists, not because he is conservative — there are several conservative cartoonists in the “agree to disagree” category — but because he is ham-handed and, as seen in this recent piece, prone to concepts that, if not clinically paranoid, are at least doctrinaire to the […]

Posted on: Oct 6, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Hot Chocolate With Marshmallows!!!

Some strips that struck a cord this week. It seems both writer Francesco Marciuliano and artist Jim Keefe are having fun with their long October night in Sally Forth. Some scenes:       JumpStart on comic strip fans – fantastic or fanatic?     The Ghost Who Walks daily:   Will Henry plays with […]

Posted on: Oct 4, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments