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CSotD: Two Legs Better

Leading off with a graphic summary by Graeme Bandeira (Yorkshire Post). A slight criticism: I think the caption detracts from the impact, but, then again, viewing us from across the Atlantic likely makes our willingness to execute people seem part and parcel of an uncivilized character.   Paul Thomas (Daily Mail) being perhaps a bit […]

Posted on: Jan 10, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Wenatchee World Cuts Comics Content by Half

The Wenatchee (Wash.) World has slashed their comic strip content by half. Publisher Sean Flaherty is “excited” about the “improvements”: Changes are coming to some of our regular features beginning today, with this Saturday, Jan. 9 Weekend Wenatchee World. I am excited that many of these changes will be improvements to the content we are […]

Posted on: Jan 9, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Comic Relief

I’ll admit to spending a fair amount of time going through my memories, which is okay because I’ve got a fair amount of them, both significant and very, very trivial. This Bizarro (KFS) sparked one of the latter. My freshman year phys ed instructor in college was one of those profs who sets himself as […]

Posted on: Jan 9, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

W. B. Park – RIP

Cartoonist and illustrator W. B. Park has passed away. William Bryan (W.B.) Park June 12, 1936 – January 2, 2021 author, journalist, illustrator, cartoonist From the obituary: Bill was a well-known international cartoonist, writer and illustrator. He opened his Park-Art Studio in Orlando in 1963. He had over 60 cartoons published in The New Yorker […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2021,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Past Due – Cartoonist Chronicles210107(or so)

Some articles about the past history of cartooning. In Search of … Tony Barlow This little tale begins, as so many do on the Spill, with an inadvertent discovery. While thumbing through the The New Yorker War Cartoons (Special Edition For the Armed Services, published 1945), I noticed, amidst familiar work … a cartoonist’s name […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

When Real Life Intrudes – Pearls Before Swine

Sometimes, when you work six weeks ahead, a note has to be issued. Go to the Stephan Pastis Twitter feed to read the thread.     Jimmy Delach

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

January 7 Comic Strip Anniversaries

A number of comic strips debuted on January 7. 1900 (not the first strip)   1929© Dille Co.   1929© ERB Inc.   1934© King Features Syndicate   1990© Baby Blues Bros.   1991© Lincoln Peirce  

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Call for Entries: 2020 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has begun its annual call for entries for consideration for the NCS Divisional Reuben Awards recognizing excellence in professional cartooning. As always, you DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award. All that is required is that the work be […]

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Michael Jantze – Next-Gen

Michael Jantze is rearranging the set up of his strips at GoComics. Michael’s announcement came from his The Norm 4.0 page: It may have something to do with The Norm Classics having three times the followers of The Norm 4.0. In other Jantze news is a new web panel from Michael. Studio Jantze debuted on […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

The First Roundup

Take Your Daughter to Work Week in Hootin’ Holler © King Features Syndicate John Rose and Sarah Rose, inspired by the joint effort on their Popeye’s Cartoon Club contribution, have teamed up for a week of Barney Google and Snuffy Smith: …when I recently created the character of Spark Plug’s cute young grandson, Li’l Sparky, […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Waiting for the Electitian or Someone Like Him

Lalo Alcaraz (AMS) takes a leap of faith, given that Ossoff/Perdue remains too close to call as I write this and so was hardly a sure thing when he was creating this one. Of course, it can be argued that Warnock’s win and the closeness of this race is, in itself, enough to trouble, if […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Dick Kulpa – RIP

Cartoonist and caricaturist Dick Kulpa has passed away. Richard Allen (Dick) Kulpa January 12, 1953 – January 3, 2020   Family and friends of Dick Kulpa are reporting his death. … a few days ago when a hospital visit about one thing turned into a deadly diagnosis of stage 4 cancer. Dick found a battle […]

Posted on: Jan 5, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Surprise me

Pros and Cons (KFS) has the funniest commentary on Trump’s phone call today, except that it’s not, having been drawn I dunno how long ago and Kieran Meehan not being, AFAIK, psychic. But I’m giving him credit for the laugh anyway, if only by default. We covered the phone call yesterday and if you’re going […]

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

Genius as a Teenager

That young man above illustrated  the 1929 Warren Harding High School Yearbook. Alex Jay presents all those yearbook illustrations from that young artist. Oh, and here is a later self-portrait of the cartoonist with his most famous creation:  

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

CSotD: Removing All Doubt

David Rowe (Financial Review) offers a somewhat enigmatic response to yesterday’s release of the tape in which Dear Leader solicited a crime or suborned perjury or attempted to extort Georgia’s Secretary of State or whathaveyou. It is a tangled web, but, as he notes, it’s only one in a collection of damaging recordings that should […]

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