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CSotD: Random critical observations

Jan 24, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Dog Eats Doug (Creators) has a sweet story arc just starting on weekdays. Since the death of the original Sophie who inspired the cartoon version (but was much older), I understand Brian Anderson has been fostering adoptable dogs, and, even if he hasn’t, the family in the strip has. “Fostering” means giving a dog a […]

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Ron Campbell – RIP

Jan 23, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Animator Ron Campbell has passed away. Ron Campbell December 26, 1939 – January (22?), 2021   From the Ron Campbell Cartoon Pop Art Facebook page: It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have received news that famed animator/producer/director/storyboard artist Ron Campbell has passed away at age 81. Ron was a dear […]

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Cartoonist Plantu Leaves Le Monde after 50 Years

Jan 23, 2021 by D. D. Degg

The celebrated cartoonist of France’s Le Monde daily Plantu said Friday that he would soon leave the paper after half a century of work that has seen him mock the elite in his country and elsewhere with bitingly acerbic drawings. The departure on March 31 of Plantu — who has championed cartoons as a bastion […]

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CSotD: The Week Ends With Bernies

Jan 23, 2021 by Mike Peterson

The Oatmeal has it right: Enough already with the Bernie memes. Timing is everything and you had your chance and if you haven’t placed Bernie somewhere and posted it on social media, it’s too late now.   We’re fixated now on the horror of Joe Biden owning an expensive watch and a Peloton exercise system, […]

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Margaret Marilyn DeAdder – RIP

Jan 22, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Margaret Marilyn DeAdder, professional clipper of coupons, baker of cookies, terror behind the wheel, champion of the underdog, ruthless card player, and self-described Queen Bitch, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Marilyn loved all children who weren’t her own and loved her own children relative to how clean-shaven they were. She excelled at giving the […]

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Other Fast-Approaching Awards Deadlines

Jan 22, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Our RFK Human Rights item reminds us to mention other awards deadlines.   Your submissions must completed by January 22, 2021 Today is the last for National Cartoonists Society‘s Divisional Reuben Awards submissions.   Entry deadline: Jan. 25, 2021 Almost  as immediate is The Pulitzer Prize, whose deadline is only three days away.   DEADLINE: January […]

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CSotD: Lexicological Levity

Jan 22, 2021 by Mike Peterson

I don’t think squirrels are crepuscular, but apparently Harry Bliss and Steve Martin — teaming on this Bliss (Tribune) — do, and who am I to argue with them? I’ve never charted squirrels to see what they do around noon, and perhaps they aren’t diurnal, but then nobody’s out at noon, at least not in […]

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RFK Awards – Ten Day Window for Submissions

Jan 21, 2021 by D. D. Degg

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization is now accepting submissions for its Excellence in Journalism awards. … the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards honor outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Robert Kennedy’s concerns, including human rights, social justice, and the power of individual action in the United States and around the world. Entries should […]

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Perspectives – Cartoonist Chronicles210121

Jan 21, 2021 by D. D. Degg

© EC Comics Hundreds of years before The Impossible Trident there was … William Hogarth’s Satire on False Perspective, engraved by Luke Sullivan, offers an Escher-like array of impossible lines and vanishing points: a man lights his pipe from a distant candle; a flock of sheep grow bigger as they recede round a corner; a […]

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Bill Bryant – RIP

Jan 21, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Artist, musician, teacher, and cartoonist Bill Bryant has passed away. Dr. Billy Joe (Bill) Bryant October 19, 1936 – January 18, 2021   From the obituary: In 1976, Bill moved his family back to Louisiana where he began his teaching career at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, retiring as Professor Emeritus in the Department of […]

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Cartoonist Quits After Newspaper Apologizes

Jan 21, 2021 by D. D. Degg

PARIS (AFP) — A leading French cartoonist on Wednesday said he would no longer work for Le Monde after the newspaper apologized for a cartoon he drew that tackled a sex-abuse scandal. France’s intellectual elite was rocked this month by a claim that political commentator Olivier Duhamel sexually abused his stepson, prompting social media users […]

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Gearhead Gertie Panel by Mike Smith Signs With Comics Kingdom

Jan 21, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Beginning today Gearhead Gertie by Mike Smith is available from Comics Kingdom. Mike Smith, the editorial cartoonist for the Las Vegas Sun, is a fan of NASCAR. In 1998 he created the weekly StockcarToon panel which was syndicated by United Feature Syndicate. At some point the panel switched to King Features Syndicate which also distributes […]

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CSotD: Just like starting over

Jan 21, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Mike Thompson (USAT) provides a good starting point. The past four years have indeed been a time when a lot of us have begun each morning with “What’s he done now?” Which would simply be pessimism if our news feeds hadn’t so often produced an answer that, too many times, reinforced that “crushing sense of […]

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Association of American Editorial Cartoonists: Officers 2021-2022

Jan 20, 2021 by D. D. Degg

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has announced its new officers. AAEC Officers 2021-2022 President: Jen Sorensen, The Nib Vice President: Ed Hall, freelance Secretary-Treasurer: Monte Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons Immediate Past President: Kevin Siers, The Charlotte Observer Director: Tim Campbell, Washington Post News Service & Syndication (2nd year) Director: Liza Donnelly, The New Yorker (2nd year) Director: Gretchen Koch (1st […]

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Lincoln Peirce and Big Nate – 30 Years On

Jan 20, 2021 by D. D. Degg

January 7, 1991 saw the first Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce. 30 years later, following so many comic strips and books (both collections of the strips and original material) Big Nate is bigger than ever. Andrews McMeel and GoComics celebrates with a Lincoln Peirce interview. What’s been your favorite story arc or gag in 30 […]

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