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The (Tampa Bay) Times They Are A Changin’-update

Nov 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Original November 11 post: The Tampa Bay Times has announced some changes coming, shrinking the hard copy and expanding the e-edition. (Surely there will be a corresponding decrease in the print price.) Starting Friday, we’re introducing changes to the Tampa Bay Times. These changes keep the focus on our primary mission: delivering first-rate local coverage […]

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A Boy and His Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson – Being for the Benefit of the Cartoon Art Museum

Nov 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  The Cartoon Art Museum proudly announces its second tribute auction. This year’s theme will be A Boy and his Tiger: A Tribute to Bill Watterson. Starting soon on eBay, we will feature original artwork from top graphic novelists, animators, and cartoonists who have admired and drawn inspiration from Watterson’s work. The auction will support the […]

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Mike Lane 1949 – 2019

Nov 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Editorial cartoonist Mike Lane has passed away. Mike Lane was a Baltimore Sun editorial cartoonist from 1972 – 2004.   Mike was an early contributor to Cagle Cartoons from 2001 – 2009.   Mike’s cartoons were timely, and they reflected the gifts in his hand, his heart and his brain — his artistic talent, his […]

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CSotD: What’s New?

Nov 18, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Mo is content to put up her feet and gobble popcorn (go read the whole thing here), but her creator and other political cartoonists need to focus because things are beginning to speed up.   Of course, some cartoonists habitually work hard and file often, and Clay Jones has posted a dozen-and-a-half sketches of things […]

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New Title Panels: The Phantom and The Prince

Nov 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Above was the last panel from the November 10, 2019 Sunday version of The Phantom. And since Jeff Weigel took on Sunday art chores, that “New Adventure” blurb also means a new title panel. Today we were treated to the new title panel (and the start of a new adventure): This one is different from […]

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Gary Varvel: “I’ve adapted”

Nov 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Like many editorial cartoonists these days Gary Varvel is no longer a salaried employee of a newspaper. But he still draws four cartoons a week that are syndicated around the nation by Creators Syndicate, and contributes local opinions to the Indianapolis Business Journal. But cartoonists have to do more: “You know, what I’ve found is […]

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Hey Kids! Comics! Giving Thanks for Comics

Nov 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for November 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Mac Raboy: Master of the Comics   The George Herriman Library: Krazy & Ignatz 1916-1918   Tales From the Trumpster Fire: […]

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CSotD: Two Solitudes

Nov 17, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Rick McKee orients us with this explanation of the GOP response to … well, you can’t call it a “scandal” if nobody is scandalized. Well, somebody is. But not everybody. What we’re hearing has confirmed what everyone believed, with “everyone believed” being divided between everyone who thinks Trump is a crook and everyone who thinks […]

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First and Last – Long Sam, Robin Malone

Nov 16, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Bob Lubbers was a “good-girl” artist. He began drawing girls in a very good way in 1940s comic books. In 1950 Bob moved from comic books to comic strips. Starting at the top with Tarzan.   After a few years in the jungle, Bob joined Al Capp Enterprises where, partnering Lubbers with Capp, the inevitable […]

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Providence Journal Will Run Sunday Doonesbury, Here’s Why

Nov 16, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Providence Journal Executive Editor Alan Rosenberg felt the need to explain why the newspaper will be running G. B. Trudeau‘s November 17, 2019 Sunday Doonesbury comic strip. Says Rosenberg: I winced when I first read today’s “Doonesbury.” It’s a particularly tough strip, assailing Donald Trump’s children as well as the president’s stand on immigration, in […]

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CSotD: As The World Turns

Nov 16, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Ann Telnaes continues to draw the committee as it works and her array provides a nice precis of the day’s events, which is handy for viewers and ought to be intimidating for other cartoonists, since, while a lot of cartoonists can put out multiple sketches of an event, her half-dozen are each about one step […]

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Five For Friday Results Post #Last – Tom Spurgeon

Nov 15, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Recently Comics Beat asked friends and fans of Tom Spurgeon to “Name your 5 best memories of Tom Spurgeon. It can be ways he influenced you, or the things he did that touched you the most.” This is how they responded. From Comics Beat: In honour of Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Beat created a special […]

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CSotD: Friday Funnies – Words, words, words

Nov 15, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Arlo & Janis set me back a moment this past Sunday, until I re-read it and realized Arlo was talking about when wings went national, not when they were invented. Of course, wings were invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, and what KFC and others have done is turned good bar food into mediocre […]

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Gatehouse – Gannett Merger Approved

Nov 15, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Shareholders have approved the merger of Gatehouse (New Media) and Gannett. Below are some outtakes of the Rick Edmonds article for Poynter: The combination will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19. The deal had been announced in mid-August as a $1.4 billion purchase of Gannett by New Media. But New Media shares have declined so much […]

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Tom Spurgeon Memorial at Billy Ireland Dec. 14

Nov 14, 2019 by D. D. Degg

SAT, DEC 14 AT 5 PM EST Memorial for Tom Spurgeon The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum   The Spurgeon Family and the Billy Ireland are setting up a memorial service for Tom. From the Billy Ireland: Our community is grieving an incalculable loss today. Thomas Spurgeon, friend, donor, member of our National Advisory […]

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