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RIP – Sean Stephane Martin

Sean Martin, faithful CSotD supporter and brilliant creator of the “Doc and Raider” web strip, died Monday morning, a little over two weeks after ringing down the curtain on his strip. Randy Riddle reports on Facebook: I’m sorry to say that our dear friend Sean Martin passed away this morning about six am. Sean had been […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 4 Comments

Cathy Lives! (On Instagram)

Since March, [Cathy] Guisewite has been capturing our collective pandemic anxieties and ack-worthy quarantine moments in a series of daily “Cathy” posts called “Scenes From Isolation.” Erica Pearson, for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, interviews Cathy Guisewite. Or read the interview via MSN. Q: So is Cathy back in your life for good now? A: It’s […]

Posted on: May 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Popeye’s Cartoon Club Reopens

With the country slowly reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic one very important organization has decided to return to an active status: Popeye’s Cartoon Club. Popeye and Comics Kingdom are announcing that beginning Thursday May 28 Popeye’s Cartoon Club will return with a series of Randy Milholland comic strips.   From Popeye’s Twitter account: @PopeyeTweetsk‘s Cartoon […]

Posted on: May 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

New Comic Coming – #Sales by Bill Bettwy

Bill Bettwy, creator of Take It From The Tinkersons, has created a new comic strip that will be web-only (I think) at the Comics Kingdom site. The new comic will be concerned with “horrible tales from the miserable world of sales.” #Sales will join just a couple other online comics on the Comics Kingdom site […]

Posted on: May 15, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

St. Cloud Times Adds Dozens of Comics … Online

It’s been quite a spring, and few of the events of the past two months have offered much reason to smile. Sometimes we all wish there was something – anything – to take our minds off of it all. We feel it too, and we hear you. Today, I’m happy to announce that the St. Cloud Times […]

Posted on: May 8, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on St. Cloud Times Adds Dozens of Comics … Online

Jenny-Jinya: She’s a Heartbreaker

From The National: Jenny Hefczyc didn’t know if she could change the world with her art, but she knew she wanted to try. As a talented illustrator and artist based in Germany, she draws under the name Jenny-Jinya, and she’s taken social media by storm with a series of comics she’s created that focus on […]

Posted on: May 1, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Jenny-Jinya: She’s a Heartbreaker

“Scenes From the Isolation” by Cathy Guisewite

While Cathy hasn’t returned to syndicated comics, she has returned. Cathy Guisewite features the cartoon Cathy in her book Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault, Guisewite also features cartoon Cathy in a series of panels on her Instagram account. And these days the topic is “sheltering in place.” As Heather Schwedel at Slate explains: Though […]

Posted on: Apr 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on “Scenes From the Isolation” by Cathy Guisewite

Tales from the Slush Pile on Hiatus

Tales from the Slush Pile by Ed Briant has gone on hiatus. Every Thursday, for over 14 years, Publishers Weekly has featured the comic strip “Tales from the Slush Pile” in their Children’s Bookshelf. There is now a hiccup in that schedule as the March 26, 2020 installment of the strip (above) reveals. Publishers Weekly […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Tales from the Slush Pile on Hiatus

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

Geoff Coates New Editorial Cartoonist for V.I.A.

Vancouver Is Awesome, a part of the vast Glacier Media empire, has hired Geoff Coates as their weekly editorial cartoonist for the website. From V.I.A.’s introduction by editor Bob Kronbauer: I’m extremely proud to introduce you to our new (and first ever!) editorial cartoonist, the amazingly talented and witty Geoff Coates! If you recognize his name […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Geoff Coates New Editorial Cartoonist for V.I.A.

40 Foot Comic Scroll Explains Lead in Pipes

Dozens of New Jersey towns have found too much lead in their drinking water. More than 1.5 million are affected. Cancer-linked chemicals have also been discovered around the state. This year, Newark found itself consumed by a lead water crisis — one that a new NJ Advance Media investigation finds may have been preventable. The […]

Posted on: Dec 20, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, news, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 40 Foot Comic Scroll Explains Lead in Pipes

Support Your Local Cartoonist (Patreon List)

A fellow named Rickey Scott got in touch with me at CSotD and offered to compile a list of Patreon and other support sites. I’ll be putting this on a website in the future; if you are a cartoonist with a support site not listed here (or you spot a typo in yours), put it […]

Posted on: Dec 19, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 7 Comments

Adam Ellis Calls Out Company For Stealing Art, Gets Response

Cartoonist Adam Ellis called out a Malaysian company for using his comic strip art in an advertising campaign without permission, notification, or compensation. Shopee Malaysia has apologised after being called out by cartoonist and former Buzzfeed writer Adam Ellis for stealing one of his comics to promote its 12.12. Birthday Sale. In a tweet last […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Controversies, Legal, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Adam Ellis Calls Out Company For Stealing Art, Gets Response

It Seems I Owe Teresa Burritt an Apology

It has recently been pointed out to me that I have inadvertently insulted Frog Applause cartoonist Teresa Burritt with a throwaway line while discussing the possible upcoming syndication of Dark Side of the Horse. I’ll let Teresa tell it (in the comments section here): A couple things: I never said the strip was bad. The […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on It Seems I Owe Teresa Burritt an Apology