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Sack Stops “Doodle”-ing, It’s On a Foote-path Now

After nearly 35 years Steve Sack has retired from the Doodles feature. During that same 35 years it has been a team effort, now, beginning February 2, 2020 (below), it will be a Chris Foote solo project. Pulitzer Prize-winning Steve Sack told The Daily Cartoonist: I decided to step back mainly because I have other […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Sack Stops “Doodle”-ing, It’s On a Foote-path Now

Important Decision Being Made in Austin, Not Iowa

The Austin American-Statesman, after giving readers a sampling, has opened a poll to decide what will replace The Pajama Diaries on Sundays: A few weeks ago, we started running “Nancy” in our Sunday comics section, after the creator of “The Pajama Diaries,” Terri Libenson, announced she was retiring the strip. We are considering “Nancy” and […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Important Decision Being Made in Austin, Not Iowa

CSotD: A Warm Thank You, Please, For 10 Years After

The blog’s 10th anniversary is Thursday, but we’ll celebrate it today because cartoonists often use Sunday to mark something in the coming week and also because I have nothing more to say at the moment about impeachment or coronavirus. So there is the first Comic Strip of the Day entry, back when it truly was […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 19 Comments

The Secret Comics Section of The Washington Post

The Lily was the first U.S. newspaper by women. We’re bringing it back. For all things comics in Washington DC we turn to Mike Rhode – if he don’t know, he’ll find out. And recently he discovered a new secret area of comics from The Washington Post. As Mike at his ComicsDC site explains: Since […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on The Secret Comics Section of The Washington Post

You Are Cordially Invited…to a Fastrack Interview

With their wedding on the fast track (pun intended), Dethany and Guy sit down for an interview. -Will the wedding be fun spooky or SPOOOOKY spooky? DETHANY: I fail to see the distinction. Just kidding! It’ll be fun spooky, since all ages will be there, including my nieces and nephews. Think “Courage the Cowardly Dog” […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The Oregonian Reinstates Non Sequitur

Another major paper has brought Non Sequitur back to its pages. The Non Sequitur comic strip had quite an impressive client list before Wiley had a serious lapse of judgment about a year ago. Since that time both the cartoonist and the syndicate have apologized and, as The Oregonian notes, made assurances: “I asked Miller […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Oregonian Reinstates Non Sequitur

CSotD: Friday Funnies Come On A Friday This Week!

It’s been a while since Sir Stewart has made an appearance in Alex, but then it had been a while since Warren Buffett made an appearance and here they both are, Sir Stewart tanking a fictional financial company while Buffett walks away from newspapers, having sold the Buffalo News and his other newspaper holdings to […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Bianca Xunise – New Tuesday Chick

Tuesday January 28, 2020 saw the debut of a new cartoonist joining the Six Chix lineup. Bianca Xunise joined the panel this past Tuesday, and announced her new spot that same day: Scary Bradshaw @biancaxunise I’m thrilled to be brought on as a writer for Six Chix! I’ll also be the first black female cartoonist […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bianca Xunise – New Tuesday Chick

Mr. Peanut and Cartoonists’ Malice Aforethought

It seems the Death of Mr. Peanut was foretold by cartoonists around the turn of the century. Mark Parisi   Michael Maslin   Michael Cavna  

Posted on: Jan 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Magic In A Minute Does A Disappearing Act

Missing from our list of 2019 Newspaper Comic Strip Departures is Mac King’s Magic in a Minute. It has seemingly disappeared before our very eyes. Using the GoComics site as a reference the last new strip (it IS a series of sequential panels) was April 28, 2019. They then issued reruns from May 5 to […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: Another Century, Another Deal

Dave Granlund picks up on an odd co-inky-dink in Trump’s magnificent “Deal of the Century,” which sounds like something Monty Hall should emcee but instead has been presented by an American president under impeachment and an Israeli prime minister under indictment. All this while Trump’s party back home is explaining that we shouldn’t let John […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Garry Trudeau’s Poster Things & Buttons & Bows

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise interview Garry Trudeau on his latest Zonker poster and button for the Saranac Winter Carnival. Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau answered questions by email over the weekend about designing the poster and button for this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, about his stepmother Ursula Trudeau — an artist and model from Montreal […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Garry Trudeau’s Poster Things & Buttons & Bows

CSotD: Rules of Engagement

 (Mo)     (Clay Jones) Two of the more engaged people I know express outrage over those who are not engaged. Jones, as is his wont, accompanies his cartoon with an essay on the topic of willful, deliberate ignorance, noting appropriately that it’s one thing for Deplorables to remain ignorant of the charges against their […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

‘Overwhelming Demand’ Wins Back Sunday Comics

In answer to an overwhelming demand by the readers of the Tullahoma News, the comic page will return to the publication starting Feb. 2. “That was one of the top concerns I received in surveys we sent out once I began here. Everyone wanted the Sunday comics back,” said Tullahoma News Editor Duane Sherrill. “I […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

So, This Happened (Clearing a Backlog of Items)

Lynn Johnston has a new outlet for her licensed products.   What Would Mary Do?   Washington Post on the current Library of Congress comics exihibit.   Perks of Being Short – A Brisa Cartoon and Commentary Gallery.   Who’s the caricaturist?   Kevin Cooley Wins 2020 Lucy Shelton Caswell Research Award.   Hollywood’s Lalo […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on So, This Happened (Clearing a Backlog of Items)