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The ‘New’ Daily Cartoonist

Welcome, cartoon friends! We’re “soft launching” the “new” Daily Cartoonist this week. The site is now owned and operated by my colleagues here in Kansas City (Mo.) at Andrews McMeel.

Our plan is to restart/continue the great cartoon news site that Alan Gardner built. Alan has been a great help in the transition and we’re thankful for his counsel and goodwill.

As to how the site will run on a day-to-day basis: staffers here at Andrews McMeel will do the occasional post, but we’ve signed the prolific comics news junkie D.D. Degg to serve as our main news/piece contributor.

Future TDC plans include a site redesign, long-winded Q&As with sassy puppets and the occasional dance off. Thanks for coming by and let us know if you have any feedback. Best -JG

Community Comments

#1 Mike Rhode
@ 7:28 am

D.D. is a great choice! I’m looking forward to this relaunch. I had been wondering when I got a couple of test messages last week. I hope the email feature is retained.

#2 Will Henry
@ 8:05 am

Oh lord…..

#3 Lucas Turnbloom
@ 8:33 am

New Look, Same Great Taste.

#4 Brad Perri
@ 8:44 am

Ehhhhhhgsillint . . .

#5 Brian Ponshock
@ 8:48 am

Good to see this back!

#6 reed jackson
@ 8:51 am

Triple-D’s first post should have been about cornbread.

#7 Davy Jones
@ 8:53 am


I miss this place!!!!!!! This is the go to industry site for me and Charmy’s Army.

– Davy Jones

#8 Dan Collins
@ 9:01 am


#9 Brian Anderson
@ 9:11 am

Awesome news! I missed this site.

#10 Tyson Cole
@ 9:31 am

All right! Much needed.

I hope Alan will still be able to contribute once in a while!

#11 Charles Brubaker
@ 9:37 am

Glad to see it back! It has been missed.

#12 Tom Falco
@ 9:50 am

Nice. I have been checking almost daily looking for updates. Almost 2 years to the day!

#13 Mike Peterson
@ 10:16 am

Oh, good. Now I won’t have to work half so hard!

#14 Samuli Lintula
@ 10:43 am


#15 Mike Cope
@ 11:48 am

Nice!! Still have the old bookmark on my favourites page. Still have dirty laundry to wash, but this just shows that good things come to those who don’t clean.

#16 Stephen Beals
@ 11:52 am

This is as exciting as the new show I’m watching, Breaking Bad, where….wait, time went all wobbly there. How long has it been?

#17 Alan Gardner
@ 12:21 pm

Wait? What? Just kidding. I’m excited to see news flowing once again on The Daily Cartoonist. Much thanks to John Glynn for breathing new life into her. Looking forward to seeing where it goes.

#18 Wiley Miller
@ 1:13 pm

Great news! I was wondering if you’d ever bring it back, Alan, and now here you are.

#19 Ted Rall
@ 2:05 pm

Alan banned me for being liberal. Does this mean I can post again?

#20 Steve Conley
@ 2:25 pm

Fantastic news!

#21 Daniel Boris
@ 2:26 pm

Welcome back!

#22 Allan Holtz
@ 3:01 pm

I couldn’t be happier! DD, your rock-solid commitment to researching and reporting comics news is a source of constant wonder to me. I’m thrilled to get the benefit of your tireless work ethic here at The Daily Cartoonist.

#23 Wil Panganiban
@ 5:00 pm

Yay! The bookmark has a function once again!

#24 Tom Heintjes
@ 6:15 pm

This is great news! And DDD is the perfect lead contributor! Will you pick up using TDC’s Twitter feed as well? Looking forward to watching the exciting developments!

#25 D. D. Degg
@ 7:06 pm

I am delighted to see so many cartoonists and historians
and comic fans already chiming in here, and humbled
that a few even recognize my name.

Starting out I have two goals:
To spread the comic news
to do it in such a fashion that should Mr. Gardner
come in out of The Great Outdoors and read a post
of mine he will be neither ashamed nor embarrassed
by what I have put on the site he created.

I hope to remain completely neutral in the posts themselves, but may get opinionated in the comments section.

Reed: It wasn’t the first, but I did get
Olivia among the initial five posts.

Ted: Behave! Or at least let me get a bit
more comfortable with my new gig before you
start attacking me and my aggregating skills
and choices ( ; p

#26 Alan Gardner
@ 9:17 pm

DD – You should know when Glynn told me you would be at the helm, it made the decision to sell the blog much easier. Don’t worry about me. The ship is yours.

And since I’m no longer the editor, I’m feeling more free to get into the comments and tell the world how I really feel. But I’ll let you settle in before I respond to the Ted Rall #FakeNews ?

#27 Stacy Curtis
@ 10:11 pm

Let the fighting begin …
Wait. The Daily Cartoonist is a girl?

#28 Susan Camilleri Konar
@ 11:35 am


#29 G Louis Johnson
@ 11:48 am

Happy days!

#30 Alex Hallatt
@ 4:39 pm

Woo hoo!

#31 docnad
@ 5:19 pm

Good luck!

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