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Paper & Modesty Blaise Called Racially Insensitive

Warning: The following item deals with racial insensitivity and contains slurs that are offensive. The West Australian newspaper, located in Perth, reran a 1971 Modesty Blaise comic strip in its Monday, June 29, 2020 edition and is now taking heat for printing a strip that is seen as outrageously insensitive. From Pedestrian TV: The West […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 3 Comments

Tonight! Lalo Alcaraz Featured in ‘Art is Power’ Discussion on Social Justice

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and Lalo Alcaraz are conducting a virtual discussion tonight (6/29) entitled “Art is Power.”  From the Facebook page for the event: WHAT: IMMI’ARTivism – a conversation about art imitating life with three influential artists and how their work relates to activism and social justice. WHO: […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Schulz Museum to Host ‘Exploring Intersectional Identities through Queer Comics’ Discussion

The Charles M. Schulz Museum is hosting a July 27th virtual discussion with cartoonists on “how their work explores marginalized identities and self-discovery.” Participants include Maia Kobabe, Ajuan Mance, and Bishakh Som. Maia Kobabe: Kobabe’s autobiography, Gender Queer, is a 2020 ALA Alex Award winner and Stonewall-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award Honor Book. Ajuan Mance: Mance is a professor […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Jumpers

Ed Hall delights me with a combination of political insight and zoological accuracy. The concept of lemmings leaping off the cliff in mass suicides is so deeply embedded in our consciousness that, for political cartoonists, it’s as basic an element as very small, sandy desert islands with one palm tree are for comic strippers. It’s […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

The Latest MAD Sadness

Tom Richmond has been one of “the usual gang of idiots” for 20 years, and that may be the limit for his usual idiosyncratic contributions to MAD. Tom’s latest news about the historic satire magazine brings summertime blues: MAD #15 is due to be released in August and will contain some new material. Back in […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Incurable Grump Edition

First, some good news: At a time when political cartoonists are under increasing pressure to toe the company line, the new website at the Buffalo News announces that Adam Zyglis is under no such restraint: At least, I’m going to assume that’s what it means. (That would be Adam “One Shed” Zyglis, not to be […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Early Greg Evans Graphics

As everyone knows Greg Evan created and syndicated Luann in 1985, becoming a young, overnight success. Well, maybe not overnight. Ten years earlier Greg and Betty had returned to The States from Australia and settled, for a time, in Colorado Springs, Colorado with Greg trying to capitalize on his creative abilities. above and below from […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Joe Sinnott – RIP

Famed comic book artist Joe Sinnott has passed away. Joseph Leonard (Joe) Sinnott October 16, 1926 – June 25, 2020 From the Joe Sinnott Facebook notice: It with great sorrow that we must announce the passing of Joltin’ Joe Sinnott on June 25th at 8:40am at the age of 93. He went peacefully with the […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Ralph Dunagin – RIP

Editorial and comic strip cartoonist Ralph Dunagin has passed away. Raymond Ralph Dunagin, Jr.June 19, 1937 – June 24, 2020 newspaper illustrator, art director, cartoonist From the Orlando Sentinel notice: Ralph Dunagin, an editorial cartoonist for the Sentinel and its predecessor, the Orlando Evening Star, from 1961 to 2001, died Wednesday. He was 83. Meeting […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

The Comic Strips of Frank Bolle

Cartoonist Frank Bolle was born on June 23, 1924 and passed away last month. He became a regular contributor to comic books in the last half of the 1940s after serving his country during World War Two. During his early comic book career he often partnered, and developed a lifelong friendship, with fellow cartoonist Leonard […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Ruben Bolling Guests on the ‘Virtual Memories’ Podcast

Award-winning cartoonist Ruben Bolling is the guest on the latest episode of Gil Roth’s “Virtual Memories Show.” From Gil’s site: Herblock Award-winning cartoonist Ruben Bolling joins the show to celebrate 30 years of his comic, Tom The Dancing Bug! We talk about his two new collections, Into the Trumpverse and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader (Clove Press), and how pandemic-uncertainty means you’ll need […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ruben Bolling Guests on the ‘Virtual Memories’ Podcast

CSotD: Tuesday Titterings

I’m not in the mood for politics today, and, fortunately, some strip artists put up fine work, which works out nicely and so Friday Funnies come on a Tuesday this week.   But, before that, politics are pretty funny at the moment, too, and Matt Wuerker‘s commentary on John Bolton’s book provides a moment to […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonist Profiles and Cartoonews

MONTAGUE: Yeah. I had emailed just, like, the general New Yorker email from the Instagram account and had said, hey, you know, there’s a lot of – there’s definitely some diversity lacking at The New Yorker and The New Yorker cartoons just based on the characters that are drawn and the point of view and […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Profiles and Cartoonews

Greensboro News & Record Sunday Comics Lineup

The Greensboro (North Carolina) News & Record subscribers had a little surprise this morning: Have no fear. We have not changed our Sunday comics lineup! Because of an insertion error, most of our customers received two versions of the Sunday comics — a correct version and a second copy printed for another publication. Unfortunately, some […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Greensboro News & Record Sunday Comics Lineup

Dadding the Sunday Funnies

  When June Met Rex Today Rex Morgan gets around to telling Sarah how he first met her mother. In another time and reality (as Terry Beatty has explained) young Doctor Rex meets Nurse June – The last three dailies from the first 1948 week of Rex Morgan, M.D.:   And In The End… After […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Dadding the Sunday Funnies