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Signe Wilkinson Remembers Tony Auth

Dec 4, 2022 by D. D. Degg

A decade after the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist departed The Inquirer, a colleague reflects on his memorable career — and mourns the decimated state of their still-vital profession. Former Philadelphia Inquirer editorial cartoonist Signe Wilkinson remembers her friend and colleague Tony Auth for that paper. Tony looked past personalities and repeatedly highlighted issues — the […]

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CSotD: Dropping the Masks

Dec 4, 2022 by Mike Peterson

It may seem odd to begin a discussion of the end of America with today’s Buckets (AMS), but what may have struck Greg Cravens as ironic exaggeration a few weeks ago has become chillingly relevant, now that Donald Trump has finally declared his contempt for the US Constitution and the rule of law. I doubt […]

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Wildly Random Weekend Roundup

Dec 4, 2022 by D. D. Degg

Award Winning Cartoonists          Kevin Necessary (1st Place) and Rich Williams (2nd Place) win 2022 cartooning awards from The Press Club of Cleveland for Ohio Excellence in Journalism.   Mercer Mayer Media   Publishers Weekly on author-illustrator Mercer Mayer‘s new multimedia deal. Mercer Mayer, author of 300 books including the long-running Little […]

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CSotD: Bits and Pieces

Dec 3, 2022 by Mike Peterson

Daniel Boris offers a Juxtaposition of Himself: Two versions of a single cartoon. I prefer the first iteration, specifically because the convictions don’t necessarily lead back to Trump. That is, Rhodes and Meggs would have been convicted of seditious conspiracy (and the others of interference) without any need to prove they were incited by Trump […]

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WaPo Kills Style Invitational; Staake Loses Job

Dec 2, 2022 by D. D. Degg

After running for nearly 30 years (since March 7, 1993) The Washington Post has canceled their very popular Style Invitational feature. The news was mentioned as an aside in an item about laying off The Post’s dance critic Sarah L. Kaufman: The paper has also eliminated its weekly Style Invitational humor contest, which involved ending […]

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Dick Tracy Comic Character Tom De Haven Profiled

Dec 2, 2022 by D. D. Degg

From the VCU News: Tom De Haven, a retired Virginia Commonwealth University professor and author of a series of novels centered around comic strip writers, appeared as himself in Sunday’s edition of the nationally syndicated comic strip “Dick Tracy,” shaking hands with the famed fictional detective. Dick Tracy © Tribune Content Agency; The Funny Papers […]

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Updating Several Previous Items

Dec 2, 2022 by D. D. Degg

Charles Schulz 100/Terri Libenson – – David Pope/The Gold Stanley – – Candorville/King Features – – Gene Basset/Mankota Free Press – – Roger Mahoney/ The Daily Mirror – – Gannett/Layoffs – – Cul de Sac/Washington Post Magazine – – Sandra Boynton/Wishes   In our various articles on the 100th anniversary of Charles Schulz we overlooked […]

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CSotD: Not with a bang

Dec 2, 2022 by Mike Peterson

I was thinking of using the headline “WGASA Forever,” but several of today’s cartoons are about things we really should care about. Not this one, but I gather a lot of people in Britain besides Christian Adams are steamed by the fact that The Prince Formerly Known As The Prince and his wife have made a […]

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Aline Kominsky-Crumb – RIP

Dec 1, 2022 by D. D. Degg

Comix cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb has passed away. Aline Ricky Kominsky-Crumb (née Goldsmith) August 1, 1948 – November 29, 2022   Rob Salkowitz for Forbes are among those reporting the death of Aline: Word started spreading on social media that Kominsky-Crumb died on Tuesday at her home in France from pancreatic cancer, confirmed by sources close […]

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Random Acts of Comics

Dec 1, 2022 by D. D. Degg

Most of us can relate to Bill Whitehead’s Free Range. We all get our most brilliant thoughts as we lay drifting off to sleep only to find the next morning that it may be good but it isn’t brilliant. That’s if we write it down. If not then the next morning you only remember you […]

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CSotD: Random Observations

Dec 1, 2022 by Mike Peterson

I really like The Other Coast (Creators) because Adrian Raeside has a solid handle on dog behavior. Usually. I have to assume he doesn’t have a dog that requires grooming or he’d know that the first instinct, after a $70 trip to the groomer, is to luxuriate in something that will restore a more dogcentric […]

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Page 4 – Editorials, Opinions, and Commentary

Nov 30, 2022 by D. D. Degg

Political Cartoons in an Age of Fake News TalkDec 1, 2022 – 5:30 pm The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosts “a roundtable discussion by political cartoonists Eric J. Garcia, Keith Knight, and Ann Telnaes, moderated by Associate Professor in Graphic Design Stacey Robinson.”  Getting Laughs While Speaking Truth to Power   Letters to the […]

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Darrin Bell Takes Candorville to King Features

Nov 30, 2022 by D. D. Degg

After not updating to GoComics this week Darrin Bell informed his fans about the circumstances in the Candorville comments: This may be the last Candorville to appear on GoComics for a while. The Washington Post Writers Group is closing, so Candorville is moving to another syndicate as of this Thursday. There’s no deal in place […]

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CSotD: Another think coming

Nov 30, 2022 by Mike Peterson

Tom Tomorrow reflects on the fleeting relevance of political cartoons, and he’s right that the more specific a critique, the sooner it becomes irrelevant, or, at least, we should hope it does. I bought Herblock: The Life and Work of the Great Political Cartoonist, which includes a DVD of all his cartoons, and, while he […]

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On Giving Tuesday Consider The CRNI

Nov 29, 2022 by D. D. Degg

                                   During this season of giving please consider the                               CARTOONISTS RIGHTS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL   CRNI strengthens the interconnectedness of cartoonists around the world, campaigns to protect their human rights and defends those threatened as a result of their work.

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