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Esquire Magazine Top Executive Staff Gone

Jun 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

There is chaos at Esquire, as the entire top of the masthead has either resigned or been let go following the resignation of Editor-in-Chief Jay Fielden last week. Bruce Handy, features editor, who one source said was the choice of Hearst Chief Content Officer Kate Lewis to be interim editor after Fielden’s resignation on May […]

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Marcus the Menace Interview

Jun 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  No, Marcus Hamilton is not really a menace to anyone or anything, except to his daily Dennis the Menace deadline. Earlier this year Charlotte Magazine interviewed the local celebrity. CM: Where do you get your daily inspiration for drawing ‘Dennis?’ MH: Mr. Ketcham told me you’re not just an artist. You are the photographer, […]

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Cal Massey – RIP

Jun 18, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Comic artist, illustrator, sculptor Cal Massey has passed away. Calvin Levi (Cal) Massey February 10, 1926 – June 10, 2019   From the Philadelphia Inquirer report: The artist Cal Massey, who created hundreds of paintings, illustrations, designs and sculptures over a career of nearly 70 years, died June 11 at Virtua Marlton Hospital. He was […]

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CSotD: President Caligula

Jun 18, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Jeff Danziger teases today’s musical Moment of Zen, and I’ll forgive him for saying “What’s that noise?” instead of “What’s that sound?” because when Buffalo Springfield released the song, he may have been on the other side of the world in Vietnam, and, even if that wasn’t the exact timing, you get my point. As […]

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King Features Sends Birthday Greetings to Barney

Jun 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  At Comics Kingdom today a number of John Rose’s stablemates joined in wishing  Barney Google a Happy One Hundredth.   Shoe   Arctic Circle   Mark Trail   Pros and Cons   On The Fastrack   Mutts   Six Chix   Dennis the Menace   Not the first time the Mitchell family has visited […]

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Marian Del Vecchio – RIP

Jun 17, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Cartoonist and community activist Marian Del Vecchio has passed away.   Marian Del Vecchio February 24, 1935 – June 15, 2019   From the obituary: Her memoir, “Hunger,” traces her family’s 1938 escape from Hitler, the excitement of New York, and the Freudian labyrinth of the 1960s. In 1964 Marian married former fighter pilot, […]

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CSotD: Monday Funnies plus a little mo

Jun 17, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Today featured a lot of good work on the funny pages, but, just to show I’m not ignoring the current crisis, I’ll start with Non Sequitur, which is good commentary on the Department of Justice. And I’d add that, while I’m not sure of Wiley’s timing on posts, it’s not easy for a comic strip […]

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Barney Google is 100

Jun 16, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Barney Google (and Snuffy Smith) June 17, 1919 – present (and beyond)   We’ve mentioned the centennial celebration here and here and here. So this is just to mark the official 100th on June 17, 2019. John Rose, after a couple of weeks with birthday guests, jumped the gun by one day with the […]

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What Might Have Been – Tarzan

Jun 16, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Today’s Sunday Tarzan comic strip was the last by Gray Morrow (originally dated August 19, 2001). A bit over 18 years on the Sunday strip, at the end Morrow had to increasingly rely on assistants due to a progressive affliction with Parkinson’s Disease. If ERB Inc./Andrews McMeel continue with the original run, we will […]

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CSotD: Weekend wrap-up

Jun 16, 2019 by Mike Peterson

Bruce Plante lays out the top issue of the day. As noted yesterday, the Trump Administration has a self-inflicted lack of credibility, but we’ve managed to lie our way into several wars, and the two World Wars we entered honestly, we entered late and mostly when cornered.   However, not everyone has the same doubts […]

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Not Letting a Sleeping New York Times Lie

Jun 15, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Cartoonists and Columnists continue to take the New York Times to task for banning political cartoons from both their domestic and International editions.   Yesterday morning Mike Lynch produced a roundup of some of the cartoonists responses to the abhorrent action taken by “the paper of record”. Mike shows Ann Telnaes complete response (in […]

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CSotD: Long time coming and a long time gone

Jun 15, 2019 by Mike Peterson

There is a wealth of political cartoon commentary at the moment, and I could do a roundup of everything said on any one of several topics, but I’m going to do more of a roundup of everything, starting with Matt Wuerker‘s summary of the departure of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, that “slightly chunky soccer mom” who […]

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Mr. Postman, Look and See, Is There a Letter…

Jun 14, 2019 by D. D. Degg

  Hats off to cartoonist This is just a quick opinion from a regular reader that the cartoon by Joe Heller in this week’s Herald-Independent about Bart Starr entering heaven is the best cartoon I have seen anywhere in a decade. Maybe two decades. Huzza Heller.     Cartoon of Mother Goose poem sad example […]

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Hey Kids! Comics! Buy Dad a Book

Jun 14, 2019 by D. D. Degg

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for June 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Prince Valiant Vol. 19 1973-1974 by Hal Foster     Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County Artist’s Edition     The Blue Day Book Illustrated Edition: […]

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CSotD: Friday Funnies

Jun 14, 2019 by Mike Peterson

We’ll start on a relatively high intellectual plane today and then gradually glide on down to nothing at all. I was taken aback — only appropriate in a sea-faring tale — by this Rip Kirby, not because of the name “Minx,” though I associate it mostly with “Servant of Two Masters,” which is I think […]

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