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Bill Lignante – RIP

Comic strip, comic book, animation, and courtroom sketch artist Bill Lignante has passed away. Word is spreading of the death of cartoonist Bill Lignante with this posting by Mark Evanier. above: Bill’s National Cartoonists Society mini-autobio card William G. (Bill) Lignante March 20, 1925 – February 27, 2018 Bill Lignante drew comic strips and Western/Dell/Gold […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Lignante – RIP

A. F. Branco Mission: Make America Laugh Again

Editorial cartoonist A. F. Branco‘s new book, Make America Laugh Again, is available for pre-order now from Amazon, and will be released next week. Promo as seen at Ammoland.com.   Volume One is Comically Incorrect and still available from Amazon.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on A. F. Branco Mission: Make America Laugh Again

Jeff Darcy Corrects Editorial Cartoon

Crying girl not taken from mom: Corrected/Updated Darcy cartoon Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial cartoonist Jeff Darcy has corrected and apologized for making a factual error in his June 20th cartoon. above: the original cartoon as seen on Cagle.com  My June 20 cartoon, in which I drew the image of the girl, erroneously stated the girl […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Jeff Darcy Corrects Editorial Cartoon

Wallace the Brave Gets Local Coverage

Both new 2018 syndicated comic strips (Wallace the Brave and Daddy Daze) continue to get press coverage. Will Henry‘s Wallace the Brave gets in a local newspaper about the comic strip and the cartoonist appearing at a meet and greet Sunday June 24. The article about the new comic also has an interview with William […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Wallace the Brave Gets Local Coverage

Phil Frank Statues Set to be Unveiled

The SF Gate is reporting that legendary Bay Area cartoonist Phil Frank (1943 – 2007) will be commemorated in two bronze statues. Frank was the cartoonist of the long-running San Francisco Chronicle comic “Travels with Farley” and the syndicated comic “The Elderberries” with Joe Troise. From the story: He also would have made light of […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Phil Frank Statues Set to be Unveiled

HuffPost Covers ‘Daddy Daze’ Launch

The Huffington Post’s Caroline Bologna covers King Features’ “Daddy Daze” launch with an interview of its cartoonist Jon Kovaleski. From the story: “When my son was about 6 months old he started verbalizing, except he only said one word ? ‘Ba’ ? over and over, but he really thought he was talking. I decided to […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on HuffPost Covers ‘Daddy Daze’ Launch

Laura Ingalls Wilder Coincidence in Today’s ‘One Big Happy’

Today’s “One Big Happy” by Rick Detorie over at GoComics has a Laura Ingalls Wilder joke as the Internet storms back and forth over the removal of her name from a book award.  It should be noted that “One Big Happy” does not run its comics on the same day on GoComics as they run […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Laura Ingalls Wilder Coincidence in Today’s ‘One Big Happy’

Other Dick Tracy News: New Minit Mystery Coming

Mike Curtis, writer of the Dick Tracy comic strip, sent a note to the Dick Tracy Depot: The next MINIT MYSTERY is ready and now it’s two weeks long! Guest artist is RICH BURCHETT, known for his work on BATMAN, BLACKHAWK, ARCHIE, and THE JUSTICE LEAGUE. His stint on MINIT MYSTERY begins SUNDAY AUGUST 19 […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Sunday Comics Section Gone – Comics Not

The (Columbia) Missourian has moved their Sunday Funnies. No longer a free-floating insert, the Sunday comics are now a part of the regular newspaper pages just like the daily comics. The June 24, 2018 Missourian front page. From Editor Mike Jenner: Dear Reader, You may have noticed something different about today’s print Missourian — the […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Sunday’s Dick Tracy Features a Comics’ Crossover Cameo

Sunday’s (6/24) Dick Tracy features a “do you recognize” cameo from another syndicated comic. Do you? https://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2018/06/24 Check the signature for a hint if you’re stumped.    

Posted on: Jun 24, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Sunday’s Dick Tracy Features a Comics’ Crossover Cameo

Snuffy Smith and John Rose Return to Lynchburg

The phone calls and emails started on March 14, the first day The News & Advance was without “Snuffy Smith” on its daily comic pages. “Please bring back Snuffy Smith. I have enjoyed that comic strip for more than 50 years.” “We enjoyed reading Snuffy Smith and do not care for the replacement. As long […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Snuffy Smith and John Rose Return to Lynchburg

Nick Anderson Addresses Rob Rogers’ Firing on CNN

Pulitzer Prize-winning and Washington Post News Service & Syndicate cartoonist Nick Anderson writes on CNN.com about the Rob Rogers’ firing. From the article: But what’s missing from the situation is the outrage for the quiet firing of over 100 cartoonists around the country over the past few decades. The generally accepted number by the Association […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Nick Anderson Addresses Rob Rogers’ Firing on CNN

Disney’s/Campbell’s Mickey Mouse

Mickey at 90 The Mickey Mouse Campbell’s Soup Cans have been announced by the brand in collaboration with Disney to help celebrate the iconic mouse cartoon character’s 90th birthday. The limited-edition soup packaging has been created with three different variations with the varying styles of the character in mind to commemorate its iconic popularity. The […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2018,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Disney’s/Campbell’s Mickey Mouse

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? On a U.S. Stamp!

Scooby Doo becomes the latest cartoon character to appear on a United States postage stamp. Linn’s Stamp News reports: Cartoon canine Scooby-Doo is taking time out from solving spooky mysteries to help solve the world’s environmental challenges. As part of his new quest, the animated Great Dane is appearing on a new United States postage […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2018,  Section: Cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? On a U.S. Stamp!

Rob Rogers to Be Published in Pittsburgh Again

The new alternative newspaper Pittsburgh Current has reached an agreement to publish Rob Rogers political cartoons on the web and in print. Pittsburgh Current is pleased to announce that it will be the first Pittsburgh publication to carry former Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers. An agreement was reached with this morning with Andrews McMeel Universal, Rogers […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Rob Rogers to Be Published in Pittsburgh Again