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Play Ball!

© The Sporting News   © Marvel Entertainment   © King Features Syndicate Ozark Ike was created by Rufus Anderson Gotto, who was a native of Tennessee so he probably knew something about hillfolk. However, his character was called Ozark Ike so maybe he didn’t want to insult any of his fellow Tennesseans. © respective […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Play Ball!

Sports Cartoonist ‘Peb’ Joins Roll of Honor

Sports cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq has been honored by the racing world. From the Daily Racing Form: Pierre “Peb” Bellocq, the most famous racing caricaturist of all time, [has] been selected for inclusion in the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor, the Saratoga Springs museum announced on Monday. Bellocq, who has […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2020,  Section: Awards, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Sports Cartoonist ‘Peb’ Joins Roll of Honor

Broome County/B.C./Dick’s Sporting Open at 50

From My Twin Tiers: ENDICOTT, NEW YORK (WETM-TV)- The DICK’S Sporting Goods Open announced the event’s 2021 date as well as a new 50th-anniversary logo to coincide with the semi-centennial playing of Broome County’s premier professional sports event. The 2021 event, which will be played as part of the Champions Tour’s combined 2020-21 calendar due […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Murray Olderman – RIP

Famed sports cartoonist Murray Olderman has passed away. Murray OldermanMarch 27, 1922 – June 10, 2020 SPORTS CARTOONIST (yeah, he merits the upper case), sports columnist From the notice: Marty Appel posted that Murray Olderman died at the age of 98.Murray Olderman profiled and drew sports cartoons of every major sports figure of the past […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Sam Wyche – RIP

National Football League quarterback and coach Sam Wyche has passed away. Samuel David (Sam) Wyche January 5, 1945 – January 2, 2020 Cincinnati Enquirer photo tribute. From the Cincinnati Enquirer of two years ago: …Wyche had been working on developing the no-huddle offense, which revolutionized the NFL and gave the Bengals an offensive edge over […]

Posted on: Jan 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Sam Wyche – RIP

World Series Scandals: 2019 vs.1919

So the 2019 World Series has its scandals. Baseball fans jeered the President and baseball fans flashed the Houston Astros pitcher. That’s got to top the World Series of 100 years ago when the Chicago White Sox threw the series to the Cincinnati Reds. The 1919 Black Sox Scandal didn’t become public knowledge until 1920, […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on World Series Scandals: 2019 vs.1919

Smith of The Sun (Mike of Las Vegas)

Mike Smith is the long-time editorial cartoonist for the Las Vegas Sun, a liberal-leaning paper inserted, due to a JOA, into a conservative-leaning paper. Which may explain: My voicemail message stating that threats will be archived is a reflection of the times. Reaction from readers has become more personal, threatening and angry in nature. I […]

Posted on: Oct 3, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Hype Igoe on 2020 Boxing Hall of Fame Ballot

Sports reporter, writer, and cartoonist Hype Igoe is among those on the ballot for the 2020 International Boxing Hall of Fame in the Observers category. ESPN reports: The International Boxing Hall of Fame, which in July reduced the wait for eligibility to three years, released the ballot for the 2020 election cycle and it is […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic history, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hype Igoe on 2020 Boxing Hall of Fame Ballot

L.A. Clippers Release Schedule in Comic Format

The National Basketball Association has announced their 2019-2020 schedule. The Los Angeles Clippers released their NBA 2019-20 schedule in  a comic format.   Five artists contributed to the effort. Karmo Ruusamaa   Bob Lian   Norman Nazar   Jack Perkins   Jonathan Chan   The Clippers Social Media Team gives a shout out to pjpaula04 […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2019,  Section: Animation, comic, Illustration, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on L.A. Clippers Release Schedule in Comic Format

Nemo Magazine Return is “Imminent”

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! The always interesting and educational Yesterday’s Papers site, whether it’s a John Adcock or a Richard Marschall post, is a must read every morning. But this morning it gave me a real thrill. To quote Richard: Searching for illustrations for the imminent revival of Nemo Magazine, I have been ransacking my bookshelves. […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Publications, sports cartoons, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Monsters of the Midway Reassemble!

The 2019 NFL season is a month away, but preseason is here. And so are the Chicago Bears as the Monsters of the Midway, with a new team and a new comic strip. or, as Stan Lee would put it,   The new Monsters:   Some of the “villains” they will face this season:   […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, sports cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Monsters of the Midway Reassemble!

Senior Strippers (2019 edition)

Happy Birthday Vic Carrabotta, born June 24, 1929! Vic becomes the latest creator to join the Senior Strippers roster. A list of cartoonists who for 90+ years continue to survive “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.” Below is, as best as I can determine, a list of cartoonists who continue to carry […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, sports cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Jack Davis as Sports Cartoonist

    If you happened to grow up in America in the 1960s, 70s or 80s, you’ve no doubt seen the work of artist Jack Davis. Best known for his work on MAD Magazine, Davis’ art permeated American pop culture in so many ways, it’s arguable that he was at one point the country’s most […]

Posted on: May 20, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Jack Davis as Sports Cartoonist

Drew Litton Reviews Super Bowl LIII

  Denver sports cartoonist Drew Litton showed up this morning on KUSA-TV’s 9NEWS morning show to share his views and a few cartoons about Super Bowl LIII. 9NEWS Video and article (with cartoons) here. Drew’s Win, Lose, Drew at GoComics.      

Posted on: Feb 4, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, sports cartoons, video, Comments: Comments Off on Drew Litton Reviews Super Bowl LIII