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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

Not The Same As Before – doing some updating

Tom Richmond Answers Your MAD Questions The word spread last year that MAD magazine would no longer publish. We here even contributed to that idea by reporting what others, some knowledgeable, were saying. Former MAD contributor Tom Richmond responds to that and other questions about MAD magazine. Claim: MAD stopped publishing years ago/last year/recently. Verdict: […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazines, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Not The Same As Before – doing some updating

Sheldon, Edge of Adventure, Shoecabbage, more – Catching up on the GoComics Culls

It’s been over two months since I updated what is being dropped from GoComics. So let’s take a look-see now. [First follow that link to the last update to find a correction: it was Bewly, not BFGF Syndrome, that was dropped. BFGF Syndrome remains at GoComics – my mistake.] The features dropped in November include […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Sheldon, Edge of Adventure, Shoecabbage, more – Catching up on the GoComics Culls

Justin Benedict Struck, Killed Crossing Street

From NBCWashington: A man who was known throughout the D.C. area for his satirical comics was struck and killed by a car in Old Town Alexandria Friday. Justin Benedict, 55, was crossing South Washington Street at the intersection of Wilkes Street about 4 p.m. when a car struck him, police said. Justin Cascaden Benedict1965 – […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic and Cartooning News Items

© King Features Syndicate Hägar the Horrible is slated for prime time animation. From Deadline: Hägar the Horrible is set to make a raid on the small screen with an animated family sitcom series in development. Fresh Off the Boat writer and producer Eric Ziobrowski is writing the adaptation, which comes from King Features, the […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Publishers, web comics, Comments: 5 Comments

Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

November 7 Cartooning Workshop for Beginners with Rick Stromoski art © Rick Stromoski Learn how to draw cartoon characters and animals with Rick Stromoski. Kids will gain an understanding of how to create an infinite number of characters and a variety of expressions just by altering a few shapes and/or lines to a drawing. Students […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2020,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Syndicates, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

The Sunday Social Session

Art Spiegelman artwork © Art Spiegelman In the age-old discussion about when comics finally “grew up” Maus is often exhibit A. The New Yorker called it “the first masterpiece in comic-book history”. It’s the comic that people who don’t read comics have read, and the only graphic novel ever to have won a Pulitzer prize. […]

Posted on: Oct 18, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Sunday Social Session

Hey Kids! Comics! Autumn Almanac

Macanudo © Liniers, distributed by King Features Syndicate   Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. The George Herriman Library: Krazy & Ignatz 1919-1921   Frankie Comics   BB3X: […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Autumn Almanac

Support your local cartoonist

A fellow named Rickey Scott got in touch with me at CSotD and offered to compile a list of Patreon and other support sites. If you are a cartoonist with a support site not listed here (or you spot a typo in yours), put it in the comments and drop me an email. And if […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 5 Comments