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Archives for August, 2018

Reminders About Some Comic Strips and more

Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender This is Jack and Carole’s last week on Alley Oop, and they seem to be taking a time machine back to earlier days with some tributes. Read their last week here.     Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Rick Burchett Also ending this week (Sunday) is the […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Reminders About Some Comic Strips and more

Dream Job: Political Cartoonist

Nashville’s NewsChannel5 has a Dream Jobs segment, this week they spent some time with cartoonist Matt Wuerker. Matt Wuerker first started drawing cartoons when Jimmy Carter was President. He freelanced for a long time before landing a more permanent spot at Politico when he was 50. Matt calls himself old-fashioned, and says adding visual humor […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Dream Job: Political Cartoonist

Luckovich Speaks (at the Decatur Book Festival)

While Mike Luckovich may have been bumped from CNN, but he won’t have that problem this weekend at the Decatur Book Festival where he will appear. Speaking at the AJC Decatur Book Festival this weekend, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist will discuss his new collection, which covers President Donald Trump from his campaign’s infancy — […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Luckovich Speaks (at the Decatur Book Festival)

Brian Fies, Julia Kaye Among Those Nominated for Ignatz Awards

Brian Fies “Outstanding Online Comic” and Julia Kaye “Outstanding Collection” have been nominated for Ignatz Awards (given by and at the Small Press Expo). Click here for the complete list of nominees.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Brian Fies, Julia Kaye Among Those Nominated for Ignatz Awards

Patrick McDonnell and Harry Bliss to Appear at National Book Festival

“Mutts” cartoonist Patrick McDonnell and New Yorker and “Bliss” cartoonist Harry Bliss to appear at the Library of Congress’  National Book Festival on September 1st at the Washington (D.C.) Convention Center. More info here.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Patrick McDonnell and Harry Bliss to Appear at National Book Festival

Missouri Physician Was Model for ‘Terry and the Pirates’ Character

The Jefferson City (Mo.) News Tribune has a story today about the inspiration for the “Doc” character in Milt Caniff’s “Terry and the Pirates.”  From the story: Enloe’s military service, noted the previously cited article in Nutrition Today magazine, resulted in what the Mid-Missouri medical professional claimed his “greatest distinction” when he became the “prototype […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Missouri Physician Was Model for ‘Terry and the Pirates’ Character

Comic Strip of the Day: Too soon old, too late smart

I was just saying to someone last night that I’d like to just comment on a few funny comic strips here like in the old days, but it seems impossible. However, this developing Edison Lee story arc — that’s yesterday’s and today’s strips — is as political as I’m gonna get today. Promise. I think […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Phil Jackson – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Phil Jackson has passed away. …the former Ludington Daily News cartoonist left the accompanying cartoon at Cornerstone Baptist Church, where he long had been an active member. He left instructions that it was for publication in the Daily News when he died. Phillip (Phil) Jackson August 14, 1922 – August 24, 2018 Newport […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Phil Jackson – RIP

Roz Chast, Jules Feiffer, Derf Among Special Guests at SPX

The Small Press Expo (September 15th and 16th in Bethesda, Md.) has announced its initial list of special guests. Among the notables are New York Times best-selling author, Reuben Award and Kirkus Prize winner Roz Chast from the New Yorker; Comic Book Hall of Fame member, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winner Jules Feiffer; and Ohio resident […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Roz Chast, Jules Feiffer, Derf Among Special Guests at SPX

Mike Luckovich’s ‘Very Stable Genius’ Book to Hit Streets September 1st

Mike Luckovich tweeted that he was bumped from CNN’s “State of the Union” yesterday in lieu of coverage of John McCain’s passing. He was scheduled to appear to promote his new book of Trump cartoons “Very Stable Genius” that hits finer internet and retail establishments next Saturday. From the the book’s Amazon page: Covering Trump’s […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Luckovich’s ‘Very Stable Genius’ Book to Hit Streets September 1st

The Affable, Sometimes Disquieting Weirdness of ‘Heathcliff’

Over at the GoComics blog, editor Stephen Roth posts a piece about the strange goings-on in Heathcliff (there are similar pieces from other outlets if you search). From the post: Still, Heathcliff sparks many unanswered questions. Why does he dress as an Egyptian pharaoh every Halloween? Why does Heathcliff have a chai helmet? Why does his dad still […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Affable, Sometimes Disquieting Weirdness of ‘Heathcliff’

Letters to the Editor: Thirsty isn’t Funny

A letter to the editor in today’s St. Louis Dispatch complains about the character Thirsty in the Walker and Browne comic “Hi & Lois.” From the letter: Week after week we see episodes of the dim-witted neighbor Thirsty not doing work or angering his wife because he needs a drink. Recently, when asked about dinner […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Comic Strip of the Day: Odysseus Wept

A half-century ago, the Democratic National Convention in Chicago was under way and all hell was breaking loose in America. It wasn’t just the violence and chaos in the streets, or the violence and chaos inside the convention hall, where Daley’s goons were beating up Dan Rather. It was more the unmasking of the divisions […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strip of the Day: Odysseus Wept

Comic Strip History, Lessons #604 – 608

The Wizard of Oz Comic Strips from 1907?–?1917 THE REVELATOR was a proud and earlier proponent of The Wizard of Oz comics, running the entire L. Frank Baum series from its inception as a national Sunday feature in 1904 through to the final daily strips starring Toto in 1917. Indeed THE REVELATOR, beneficiary of a hitherto unheard of […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strip History, Lessons #604 – 608

Mendota Marsh – new comic strip by Phil Hands

Phil Hands, the editorial cartoonist for the Wisconsin State Journal, has created a local comic strip for that newspaper. I’m launching a new weekly comic strip in the Wisconsin State Journal that will appear on the bottom of the Sunday Opinion page. The first two strips are running today. So, welcome to Mendota Marsh. Mendota […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mendota Marsh – new comic strip by Phil Hands