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ERB Inc Statement on End of Tarzan Syndication

Apr 17, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Below is the full statement from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. President Jim Sullos regarding the syndication ending of the Tarzan comic strip as released to The Daily Cartoonist. From Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: Tarzan has proven to be a timeless character, maintaining his perennial qualities of strength, courage, protector of wildlife […]

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Tarzan Comic Strip Reaches End of the Vine

Apr 17, 2021 by D. D. Degg

After 92 years the Tarzan comic strip will no longer be offered as a syndicated comic strip. Andrews McMeel Syndication (AMS) has confirmed that it will halt distribution on June 20, 2021. For decades the Tarzan comic strip has been in rerun status – the dailies since 1972, the Sundays since 2002 – now even […]

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CSotD: Gender issues

Apr 17, 2021 by Mike Peterson

I saw Greg Kearney’s cartoon before I heard the news that someone is petitioning the Supreme Court to declare draft registration unconstitutional. Which it is, but the Biden administration is asking the Court not to take a second look until Congress has had a chance to review the matter. Apparently, they’re waiting for Joe Manchin […]

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Hey Kids! Comics! – Earth Day Pulp

Apr 16, 2021 by D. D. Degg

  BC © John Hart Studios; Paperback cologne from Demeter Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for April 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Trots and Bonnie     If You’re Cracked, You’re Happy: The History of […]

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CagleCartoons Dips Toe Into the NFT Market

Apr 16, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Daryl Cagle, this weekend, is entering the world of cryptocurrency. I’m a newspaper editorial cartoonist. The decline of newspapers has dragged my profession down … Cartoonists are on the front lines of journalism — but we struggle to pay the rent. Daryl anticipates a new revenue source for cartoonists. Crazy sales figures and global media […]

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News Site Defaces Then Posts Steve Breen Cartoon

Apr 16, 2021 by D. D. Degg

The alternative news site OB Rag, which serves the Ocean Beach area of San Diego, took a San Diego Union-Tribune cartoon by Steve Breen, changed it dramatically, and then posted it on their website. The site showed their altered version under the heading “We Added Some Color to Steve Breen’s Pro-War Editorial Cartoon”: Granted they […]

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Utah Delegation Condemns Pat Bagley Cartoon

Apr 16, 2021 by D. D. Degg

The Utah congressional delegation (Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee and Reps. Blake Moore, Chris Stewart and John Curtis) made it plain they are not happy with a Pat Bagley cartoon that poked at fellow Utah Congressman Burgess Owens. Pat compared Rep. Owens recent comments at the U.S. southern border to remarks from the past. […]

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Ray Collins – RIP

Apr 16, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Cartoonist and newspaperman Ray Collins has passed away. Ramon Ward (Ray) Collins March 17, 1931 – March 28, 2021   From the obituary: After Korea, Ray returned to work at the Seattle Post Intelligencer where he had started as a copy boy upon leaving school. This led to a 30-year career with the newspaper, initially […]

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CSotD: Withdrawal pains

Apr 16, 2021 by Mike Peterson

Let’s start by saying it could be worse: This isn’t a cartoon but a classic illustration by Elizabeth Butler of the British army withdrawing from Afghanistan in 1842. The march to Jalalabad began with 4,000 soldiers and 12,000 civilian supporters, but was reduced to badly wounded ass’t surgeon William Brydon, alone on a pony that […]

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Scott Adams Creates G- and PG-rated Dilbert NFTs

Apr 15, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Cartoonist Scott Adams has created and is selling two NFT versions of a Dilbert comic strip – identical except for a curse word added to one of them. On his twitter feed Scott explains: For those who wonder, NFTs are digital art that is collectible because the original is registered on the blockchain. Yes, anyone […]

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Updates: Frank Jacobs, Mark Trail, Matt Bors

Apr 15, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Updating some items that were posted here earlier. photo via Doug Gilford The New York Times has printed their obituary for Frank Jacobs. Frank Jacobs, an inventive satirist who in his 57 years at Mad magazine mocked popular culture and politics, often in pitch-perfect verse and lyrics, died on April 5 in Tarzana, Calif… Mr. […]

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Jon Penfold Folds, Lays Down His Pen

Apr 15, 2021 by D. D. Degg

I’m hanging up my hat. Or perhaps it would be more appropriate to say, I’m putting down my pen. Either way, I have decided to retire. But not from this column. Don’t worry about that. I still plan on contributing rants, musings, guidance and advice on the topic of writing for the foreseeable future. No, […]

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2021 Will Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees & Nominees

Apr 15, 2021 by D. D. Degg

Comic-Con International: San Diego has announced the Judges Inductees who are automatically entered into their Will Eisner Hall of Fame; and 16 nominees, four of which will be voted into the Hall by comics people across a variety of professions (cartoonists, editors, comic store owners, historians, etc.). As is usual a number of inductees and […]

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CSotD: Spinning out of control

Apr 15, 2021 by Mike Peterson

This Steve Kelley (Creators) comic provoked some back-and-forth on Facebook, and let me start off by giving Kelley props for responding. Too many cartoonists set up Facebook and Twitter pages and then leave them untended. Either join the conversation or, if all you want is publicity, buy an ad. But here’s what matters, and it […]

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Planet Whatnot

Apr 14, 2021 by D. D. Degg

The Bottom Ten Warner Bros. Cartoons © Warner Bros. Instead of listing his Top Ten animation expert Jerry Beck lists his least favorite. Of the over 1000 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts – I honestly could find something of value in 990 of them. Yes, even the ones pre-1936 and the ones post-1964. That […]

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