Comic Strips and Cartoonists and other Quick Hits

Daddy Daze Gets Spot in Local Paper

John Kovaleski and his new Daddy Daze comic strip will get a spot in The Gettysburg Times.

Kovaleski has served on the board of the National Cartoonists Society and has ghost-written for well-known strips. His work has appeared in Mad magazine and many other publications. He has illustrated sequences for motion pictures. He created animated greeting cards for

John gets a good feature-length article from the local paper.

“Daddy Daze” is replacing [the similarly perceived] “Thatababy” in the Times.



Will Henry Goes South to Sign Paper

Wallace the Brave by Will Henry went hundreds of miles down the coast for a new paper.

Wallace The Brave follows Wallace, an adventurous six-year-old who loves school, nature, comics and pinball.

While there is some of Henry in his strip, he said he thinks he’s more like Spud with aspirations of being Wallace.

Wallace The Brave will appear in The Augusta Chronicle beginning Oct. 1.



NCS Members Draw for Children

Members of the National Cartoonists Society visited the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital bringing smiles to children and parents.

Charlie Daniel and Brad Boring routinely visit the hospital to draw cartoons for children at Christmas, but Daniel set up this visit to take advantage of having several cartoonists in Knoxville for a meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society.

above: John Rose

The Knoxville News Sentinel carries the feel good, but not unusual, story of cartoonists volunteering.



Sarah’s Scribbles Wins

Best Comic Strip or Panel: Sarah’s Scribbles by Sarah Andersen.

Sarah wins The Ringo Award as best comic strip.



Modernizing Comic Strips

The Line It Is Drawn updates a few comic strips.



The Dallas News Apologizes

The Dallas News dropped the Jumble puzzle one day…



Fred Lasswell’s Leatherneck

We showed John Rose above, here’s his predecessor on Snuffy Smith Fred Lasswell doing cover art for the Marines’ The Leatherneck just after WWII.