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No White Privilege for Scott Adams

Cartoonist and social media maven (he’s been retweeted by President Trump) Scott Adams has created a twitterstorm in responding to a tweet and claiming reverse racism. “I lost my TV show for being white when UPN decided it would focus on an African-American audience. That was the third job I lost for being white. The […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Controversies, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

This Is Jeopardy – Bugs Bunny Category

Today’s Jeopardy was a rerun from February 12, 2019.   Answer: This appeared December 29, 1990Question: What is the last Bugs Bunny daily comic strip.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: Comments Off on This Is Jeopardy – Bugs Bunny Category

Marty Pasko – RIP

Comic book writer Marty Pasko has passed away. Martin Joseph (Marty) Pasko né Jean-Claude Rochefort August 4, 1954 – May 10, 2020 Friends Paul Kupperberg and Paul Levitz broke the news on social media. covers via Grand Comic Database Marty began writing comic books in the early 1970s, and was a writer and editor into […]

Posted on: May 11, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Mo Willems and HBO Max in Multiyear Deal

Mo Willems and HBO let The Pigeon do his thing. The Hollywood Reporter reports: HBO Max has made a big commitment to its kids and family programming business, signing beloved children’s author Mo Willems to an exclusive multiyear deal. The streamer won out in a competitive negotiation and will make Willems the first artist in […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Children's Books, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Mo Willems and HBO Max in Multiyear Deal

NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

Your submissions must be delivered to their respective locations by January 23, 2020 for consideration   The National Cartoonists Society website has the entry forms and details. You DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

December 20, 2019 Letter from the National Cartoonists Society calling for submissions. Note that membership is not a requirement to submit and be considered for the divisional awards and the submissions deadline is January 23, 2020.  

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Syndicates, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Divisional Reuben Awards 2019 Call for Entries

The Simpsons – To Be or Not To Be?

In recent comments about the influence of The Simpsons, Elfman caused quite a stir. Speaking with website Joe.ie, Elfman surprised many by saying “Well, from what I’ve heard, it is coming to end.” Elfman went on to qualify his statement, saying “I don’t know for a fact, but I’ve heard that it will be in its last […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Scott Adams on Donald Trump’s Tweets

Scott Adams, promoting his new Loserthink book, appeared on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning (Nov. 5) and discussed President Trump’s use of Twitter, a social media platform that Scott is also familiar with. Fox News reports: After a New York Times analysis explained how President Trump’s Twitter account reshaped the presidency, Scott Adams weighed in on […]

Posted on: Nov 6, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Opinion, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Adams on Donald Trump’s Tweets

This Morning Keith Knight Woke Into Disney Empire

Woke, the live-action/animated comedy inspired by the life of The K Chronicles cartoonist Keith Knight, is being picked up to series by the Disney-controlled streamer. An episode count and premiere time frame was not immediately available; Hulu declined comment as the deal technically isn’t done. Lamorne Morris stars in the series, which revolves around an […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

The 2018 National Cartoonists Society Divisional Award nominees for the 73rd Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 18th, 2019 in Huntington Beach, CA. The National Cartoonists Society  

Posted on: Mar 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 NCS Divisional Nominees

“Sailor Bob” Griggs – RIP

  Cartooning children’s show host ‘Sailor Bob’ Griggs has passed away. Robert Thomas (Bob) Griggs (aka Sailor Bob) November 21, 1933 – February 20, 2019   A generation of Virginians living within reception distance of WRVA-TV in Richmond grew up on Popeye cartoons presented by Sailor Bob. The character was created in 1959 for the […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Obituary, Television, Comments: Comments Off on “Sailor Bob” Griggs – RIP

Keith Knight’s Life Goes Hollywood

Cartoonist Keith Knight‘s life is set to be a pilot, and possible series, for Hulu. Titled Woke, the half-hour, single-camera comedy revolves around an African-American cartoonist who is on the cusp of mainstream success when his mild comics take a decidedly provocative tone following a run-in with police. Now, Keef is in an irreversible state […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

National Cartoonist Society announces Division Award nominees

The National Cartoonist Society has announced the 2014 Division Awards aka Silver Reubens (or tongue in cheek the “Steckleys”). The winners will be announced during the annual NCS Reuben Awards dinner on May 23rd. This year’s Reuben Awards will be held in Washington D.C. Congratulations to the nominees. EDITORIAL CARTOONS Clay Bennett Michael Ramirez Jen […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Feb. 22 declared Chester Gould Day; documentary to air in Chicago

The city of Woodstock has declared Feb. 22 Chester Gould Day to honor the Dick Tracy creator. Chester’s family moved to Woodstock in 1936 where Chester lived until his death in 1985. For those in the Chicago area, a documentary will air on WTTW-Channel 11 called “Chester Gould: An American Original”. From the Northwest Herald: […]

Posted on: Feb 19, 2015,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Feb. 22 declared Chester Gould Day; documentary to air in Chicago

JUMPSTART being developed into sitcom

Robb Armstrong’s comic strip JUMPSTART is being developed into a half-hour sitcom by 20th Century Fox TV. Robb is co-writing the script along with Andrew Orenstein (Malcolm in the Middle). Not a lot of details in the press release. Only a few more over at Deadline.com. Regardless, I’m happy to see a paper comic make […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on JUMPSTART being developed into sitcom