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Tales From The Reuben – cranky digression

So – there I am reading about book deals on the Publishers Weekly site, specifically to read about forthcoming Will McPhail projects: Rosenthal’s second big deal of the week was a preempt for two books from writer and cartoonist Will McPhail, whose work for the New Yorker has earned him the National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Discussion, Magazine cartoons, Opinion, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From The Reuben – cranky digression

Rival Salesman Trolls Non Sequitur Syndicate

When the unfortunate error in judgment in the Sunday Non Sequitur was revealed to the public earlier this week reaction from newspapers was swift. Also, unexpectedly, was the quick response from a salesperson competing with Andrews McMeel Syndication for real estate on The Funny Pages. Sent to newspaper editors on Monday was this message from […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Opinion, Syndicates, Comments: 11 Comments

Questions, Thoughts and Overhead from the Reubens

Arnold Roth joined Rube Goldberg and Mort Walker as the only recipients of the Golden T-Square (for 50 years as a professional cartoonist). Who’s next on this august list? Is a Huntington Beach California fest-type-Reubens a done deal for next year’s? Sounded like it. Kudos to the NCS Voting Base for once again not forgetting […]

Posted on: May 28, 2018,  Section: Opinion, Comments: Comments Off on Questions, Thoughts and Overhead from the Reubens

The Lethargy of King Features

I am worried about King Features Syndicate. I am not sure that their Acquisitions Department is ACTIVELY engaged. The recent news of Deflocked leaving KFS for A/M pressed my apprehensive button. In the past three years, King Features has lost eight comic features: Grin and Bear It (2015), Apartment 3-G (2015), Edge City (2016), Bleeker, the Rechargeable […]

Posted on: May 3, 2018,  Section: Opinion, Comments: 8 Comments