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Archives for May, 2018

The Opposite of “Unfortunate Timing”

Every cartoonist knows that at sometime there will be a syndicated comic strip, done weeks ago, that lands in the newspapers at a very inopportune time. Michael Fry and T. Lewis, who have been doing Cliffsnotes TV gags this week, are enjoying the opposite with today’s Over the Hedge. Michael about today’s strip says, I […]

Posted on: May 31, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Opposite of “Unfortunate Timing”

Ryan Pagelow’s First ‘Buni’ Book to be Released June 5th

Ryan Pagelow’s first collection of “Buni” from Andrews McMeel will be available for sale on June 5th. From the Buni “About” section on GoComics: Buni is a dark comic about an optimistic bunny with terrible luck. Always positive, Buni doesn’t understand that the cute world he lives in is really out to get him, whether it’s […]

Posted on: May 31, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ryan Pagelow’s First ‘Buni’ Book to be Released June 5th

Updated: NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” goes to…

At the National Cartoonists Society’s 72nd Annual Reuben Awards dinner on May 26th 2018 The Reuben Award was presented to… GLEN KEANE   also nominated: LYNDA BARRY STEPHAN PASTIS HILARY B. PRICE MARK TATULLI   hat tip to Tom Heintjes   UPDATED The National Cartoonist Society announcement of Glen Keane as 2017 Reuben Award Winner.

Posted on: May 30, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Updated: NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” goes to…

Turnbloom, Libenson, Simpson Nominated for Ann Arbor Kids’ Awards

Lucas Turnbloom, Terri Libenson and Dana Simpson have been nominated for the Kids’ Comics Awards being held by the Ann Arbor (Mich.) Comics Arts Festival over June 16-17 at the Ann Arbor District Library. Dream Jumper by Lucas Turnbloom and Greg Grunberg Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson Phoebe and Her Unicorn: The Magic Storm by Dana […]

Posted on: May 30, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Funny Misspelling in Letter to Lubbock (Texas) Editor

Or is it? From the Lubbock Avalance-Journal: My wife and I continue to wonder why Lubbock Avalanche-Journal continues to run the “Dilbert” cartoon on the “Comics” page? This cartoon is dump and stupid. See the whole letter here: http://www.lubbockonline.com/opinion/20180530/letter-aj-needs-to-consider-dropping-dilbert-cartoon-from-comics-page  

Posted on: May 30, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Funny Misspelling in Letter to Lubbock (Texas) Editor

Nell Minow on 2018 Reuben’s Panels

Nell Minow does a nice write-up at Medium.com about some of the National Cartoonists Society‘s panels that took place over this past Reuben Awards’ weekend. The NCS meeting always blends the past and future with presentations by new young comic artists and oral histories of the classics. Many more (much shorter) reports plus photos can […]

Posted on: May 30, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Nell Minow on 2018 Reuben’s Panels

King Features Celebrates 50 Years of ‘Yellow Submarine’ Film

Did you know King Features co-produced The Beatles 1968 film “Yellow Submarine”? Well, they did. And this summer they’ll be celebrating its 50-year anniversary. The film will be re-released this summer in theaters. From a Rolling Stone story: For the 50th anniversary screening, Yellow Submarine was restored in 4K digital resolution, though no automated software was used […]

Posted on: May 30, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Library of Congress Announces Stephen Geppi Donation

The Library of Congress has announced a multi-million dollar donation of comics and memorabilia from Diamond Comics owner and CEO Stephen Geppi. The collection includes original work from Walt Disney and Richard Outcault. From the Library of Congress release: The Library of Congress announced today that collector and entrepreneur Stephen A. Geppi has donated to […]

Posted on: May 30, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Library of Congress Announces Stephen Geppi Donation

Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé is Free

The Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) is reporting that jailed cartoonist Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé (aka Jamón y Queso) has been released from prison in Equatorial Guinea and is now safe and free in Spain. From their site: Esono Ebalé, a prominent artist and cartoonist often critical of the government, who traveled to Equatorial Guinea […]

Posted on: May 29, 2018,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé is Free

Quick Hits – ed-op edition

The Library of Congress’ Herblock Gallery is updated every six months. Recently Curator Sara W. Duke posted about the newest additions. From 50 years ago – the more things change…   Last week this site informed about Image Comics’ coming Li’l Donnie collection. Now comes news that Image Comics will be collecting Pia Guerra’s political […]

Posted on: May 29, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Quick Hits – ed-op edition

Questions, Thoughts and Overhead from the Reubens

Arnold Roth joined Rube Goldberg and Mort Walker as the only recipients of the Golden T-Square (for 50 years as a professional cartoonist). Who’s next on this august list? Is a Huntington Beach California fest-type-Reubens a done deal for next year’s? Sounded like it. Kudos to the NCS Voting Base for once again not forgetting […]

Posted on: May 28, 2018,  Section: Opinion, Comments: Comments Off on Questions, Thoughts and Overhead from the Reubens

Soup to Nutz ends 18 year run

The notice from The Meadville (Pa.) Tribune: Soup to Nutz ends its run in print syndication the week of May 21. The final daily is release date May 26. Soup to Nutz by Rick Stromoski March 27, 2000 – May 26, 2018 Newspaper Enterprise Association/United Feature Syndicate/(Universal Uclick/Andrews McMeel Syndicate for UFS) [daily reprints since […]

Posted on: May 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

NCS Reuben Divisional Award Winners

The National Cartoonists Society, on May 26, 2018, handed out awards at its annual Reuben’s Dinner. Nominees for divisional awards with winners in bold. – – – Updated June 2, 2018 – – – Editorial Cartoons Clay Bennett Mike Peters Michael Ramirez Newspaper Illustration Greg Cravens Glen Le Lievre Dave Whamond Feature Animation Benjamin Renner […]

Posted on: May 26, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Weekend Quick Hits – no Reuben content

KaBOOM! has announced Peanuts: Dell Archive, a collection of Peanuts comic book stories originally published by Dell Publishing. Nat Gertler has a few details.   Local Legend: Tom Batiuk in ‘Funky’ cold Medina Story from Cleveland.com about local cartoonist made good.   Richard Pietrzyk to write and draw original Dick Tracy graphic novel ComicList has […]

Posted on: May 26, 2018,  Section: news, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Quick Hits – no Reuben content

Rush’s ‘2112’ Meets Peanuts

The A/V Club has a story on a person who’s set Rush’s 2112 album to Peanuts animations: From the story: If you had to describe the internet to somebody, you might say, “It’s a place where people waste an inordinate amount of time when they could be doing productive things in the real world.” Or, […]

Posted on: May 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Rush’s ‘2112’ Meets Peanuts