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2021 Eisner Award Winners

The winners of the 2021 Eisner Awards were announced Friday night at the San Diego Comic-Con. A mostly comic book affair here are the winners in some categories we regularly cover here at TDC. Best Reality-Based Work WINNER: Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio, by Derf Backderf (Abrams) Big Black: Stand at Attica, by Frank “Big […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2021,  Section: Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

Bloom County – April Fools’ Come in June This Year

We were sorely disappointed when April Fool’s Day came and went this year without Berkeley Breathed‘s annual tribute to Calvin and Hobbes in his Bloom County strip. Berke played us. But it was worth it. Bloom County and characters © Berkeley Breathed; Hobbes © Bill Watterson The two month wait has resulted in not just […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Bloom County – April Fools’ Come in June This Year

Jim Thompson’s Code Red Comics at RedState

Editorial and sports cartoonist Jim Thompson has a new gig at the conservative website RedState with a (mostly) daily cartoon called Code Red Comics. Red State welcomed Jim and a few other contributors today: As our readers are undoubtedly aware, we’ve had a lot of exciting changes at RedState this year and have added some […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, sports cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Thompson’s Code Red Comics at RedState

Cartoonists Unclassified

Former NCS President Tom Richmond shows off his caricature skills with a recent job for CNN. This consisted of a LOT of caricatures of classic sitcom actors/characters, and it was a tricky thing to compose because I needed to do it in a way that allowed for both a vertical and horizontal format   Former […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Interviews, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! – Papa’s Got a Brand New Book

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for June 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Scoop Scuttle and His Pals   Charlie Brown’s America  review   Squiggles by Sharon   Coping Skills by John Cuneo   […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – Papa’s Got a Brand New Book

Bite Sized Archie Gets a Bigger Bite of Internet

Archie Comics’ webcomic, Bite Sized Archie, is reaching a bigger audience. Bite Sized Archie, the first-ever webcomic series from Archie Comics, is expanding its online presence with a new syndication deal with digital comics app Tinyview and the upcoming release of the first in a series of digital collections on ComiXology. “We created Bite Sized […]

Posted on: May 28, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Dog Eat Doug Running on Webtoons

Brian Anderson is now running his Dog Eat Doug comic strip on the Webtoons site. So far the strips seem to be reruns but there is the chance of new strips appearing: Thrilled to announce Dog eat Doug will run on Webtoons with new comics every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Best part, Webtoons is free! […]

Posted on: May 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

‘This is Fine’ Dog Comes to King Features

K. C. Green, creator of the internationally famed “this is fine” internet meme, is taking his humor to King Features with the new  Funny Online Animals comic strip. © KC Green KFS editor Tea Fougner introduces the new comic: Wow! I’m so thrilled to introduce you to our newest members of the Kingdom, the FUNNY […]

Posted on: May 18, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on ‘This is Fine’ Dog Comes to King Features

Matt Bors Quits Weekly Political Cartooning

Matt Bors has announced his plans to change his cartooning routine: After 18 years and more than 1,600 political cartoons, I’ve decided to retire my weekly comic. This is a decision long in the making, one I’ve slowly walked myself up to over the years, and have recently decided is time to commit to. My […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Magazines, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Faces in the Webcomics Crowd

Steve Eldridge commented earlier today: On occasion, I will look up a cartoonist to see what the real life human who does the work actually looks like. Some cartoonist are recognizable – Telnaes, Pastis, Guisewitz, Davis, Robbins, McCay, etc.   Other cartoonists, particularly web cartoonists, don’t get their faces in the news much. So Bored […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

“It’s All Relative” by John Potter, New Eco-cartoon

The Mountain Journal, a journalistic watchdog of The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, has recently engaged artist John Potter as an editorial cartoonist. The former cartoonist and illustrator for The Billings Gazette will contribute a weekly cartoon dedicated to preserving “the wildest landscape in the Lower 48.” The feature began with a February 3, 2021 issue. John […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on “It’s All Relative” by John Potter, New Eco-cartoon

Reign Ends for New Adventures of Queen Victoria

One hundred and twenty years after the original Queen Victoria’s reign passed into history, The New Adventures of Queen Victoria comes to an end. February 14, 2021 will be the last installment. Shutting down the strip is the choice of creator Pab Sungenis and not part of the GoComics culling, as explained by Pab in […]

Posted on: Feb 5, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Michael Jantze – Next-Gen

Michael Jantze is rearranging the set up of his strips at GoComics. Michael’s announcement came from his The Norm 4.0 page: It may have something to do with The Norm Classics having three times the followers of The Norm 4.0. In other Jantze news is a new web panel from Michael. Studio Jantze debuted on […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Michael Jantze – Next-Gen

The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Over 1200 pages long with more than 1200 new entries, this is a bibliography of articles and books on all aspects of comic and cartoon art including comic books, comic strips, cartoons, animation, editorial cartoons, newly updated as of the end of 2018. The electronic book, a non DRM PDF, includes tens of thousands of […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Webcomic Earns Desirée Santos Girl Scout Gold

Desirée N. Santos has earned the Girl Scouts Gold Award for her Emma webcomic.The Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA.   From NJ Advance Media: Desirée N. Santos, a resident of Cranford and a Lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of Cranford (Service Unit 48), recently received official […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2020,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Webcomic Earns Desirée Santos Girl Scout Gold