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Archives for September, 2018

Comic Riffs Asks Political Cartoonists to Compare Kavanaugh to Thomas SCOTUS Hearings

Over at the Washington Post, Michael Cavna talks to Ann Telnaes, Signe Wilkinson, Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher and Michael Ramirez about their thoughts on the differences between the Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS hearings and Clarence Thomas’ back in 1991. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2018/09/24/im-very-angry-that-is-this-is-happening-again-cartoonists-compare-drawing-for-kavanaugh-and-thomas-hearings/?utm_term=.8da6c2113239

Posted on: Sep 26, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Forbes Calls Scott Adams ‘Evil’ and Suggests Following His Lead

Forbes contributor Michael Schein makes a sarcastic(?) case as to why we should all be more like Dilbert creator Scott Adams.  From the piece: Follow his (Adams’) example. Pinpoint an area in which you’ve already had some success, even if it’s unrelated to your core business. Then, make the case that your success in that area makes […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Forbes Calls Scott Adams ‘Evil’ and Suggests Following His Lead

Comic Strip of the Day: Planet of the Jerks

There’s a wise saying that “Character is what you do when nobody’s looking,” and, for that reason, Jeff Stahler‘s cartoon stands out among all the other Brett Kavanaugh material. In the days since I opined that single-sex Catholic prep schools produce people who don’t understand the opposite sex, or sex at all, there have been […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

G. B. Trudeau and Doonesbury and Trump

On the release of Garry B. Trudeau‘s latest best-selling Doonesbury collection, Rolling Stone magazine interviews the cartoonist. What keeps you motivated at this point in your career? Mostly coffee… But there are questions about Trump and comparisons with Obama: What drew you to Trump so early on in his career? What you might imagine — […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on G. B. Trudeau and Doonesbury and Trump

Baldo Creators Interviewed by Stars & Celebs

The Web Site “Stars & Celebs” (A web site for celebrities, online personalities, gaming, virtual reality, cultural icons and entertainment news) interviews the Baldo creative duo of Hector Cantu and Carlos Castellanos. From the interview: Hector Cantú:  Baldo is an e-collaboration. We do everything over the internet. I email scripts to Carlos. We tweak, revise, choose our […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Comics Reporter Posts List of Comics-Related People and Places by City

You’ll note the list hasn’t been updated since early 2017 and editor Tom Spurgeon is asking that you don’t send in corrections, but it’s an interesting and deep list nonetheless. http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/comics_2017_scene_by_scene/  

Posted on: Sep 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Reporter Posts List of Comics-Related People and Places by City

Comic Strip of the Day: Comic Timing, or vice-versa

I was, at first glance, a little surprised that Randall Munroe took this personal view of time, since his geeky genius approach to xkcd often includes exquisitely detailed plays upon How Things Work or insider jokes that require you to understand the same. Then I realized he’d taken an Angry Old Man rant — traditionally […]

Posted on: Sep 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

New Outrage: Gary Varvel’s Christine Ford Cartoon – updated

An editorial cartoon by Gary Varvel for the Indianapolis Star, about the demands set before Christine Ford would appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, has brought outrage via the social media. “… you should be ashamed for allowing this to run.” “Absolutely disgusting. Who thought this was appropriate to run?” The Daily Dot highlights a […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Strip of the Day: Waiting for the Next Rhino

One of the tabs in my morning perusal is Africartoons, but I have to confess that, while the continent has an inspiring culture of cartooning, it seems for the past couple of years the specific economic and leadership issues of the various nations have made their commentary hard to understand from the outside. But this […]

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

The Complete Prince Valiant Title Panels/updated

The Complete Prince Valiant Title Panels by Thomas Yeates 2014 – 2018 In an effort to preserve the integrity of the Prince Valiant comic strip in all its formats Thomas Yeates created the Prince Valiant Title Panel. With King Features’ enthusiastic approval the idea was applied and, since 2014, the third-page version of Prince Valiant […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Angelic Twaddle for a Sunday Morning

“I don’t think we spend enough time on earth thinking about heaven.” In 2011, Louis Hall prayed for a way to use his artwork to reinforce the Gospel with young people. What came was the cartoon panel Angelic Twaddle featuring guardian angels. Hall seeks to create unique comics that are light hearted (“twaddle” means “silly […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Strip of the Day: Bull in China and elsewhere

It would be awfully hard not to lead off with Patrick Blower‘s commentary on the new, voluntary trade wars, simply for the color and dynamism of the piece. But it’s more than eye-catching, with the absurdity of Trump and his little leash-and-collar, about to be ignominiously crushed by household appliances rather than suffering the more […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Prince Valiant Receives Title (Panel, that is)

Something had to be done. Eighty years ago it was pretty straightforward. Prince Valiant, in the Days of Hal Foster, was drawn and published as a full broadsheet page. Sure, there might have been some slicing and dicing, some pushing and squeezing to get it to fit as a full tabloid page. But more than […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Editoons – Quick Hits

JD Crowe wins Rex Babin Memorial Award for Local Cartooning “For decades, JD Crowe has been drawing fresh, original, pungent, brutal, and thought-provoking local cartoons. He is universally respected by his peers for his work.” The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists announced the awarding and profiles the “moderately disturbed dorky cartoonist” (The profile does not […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editoons – Quick Hits

Comic Strip of the Day: Hoping for a Great Fall

(Arlo and Janis) (Real Life Adventures) So, yes, it’s autumn, as Arlo notes, though, as Real Life Adventures counters, not so’s you’d notice. The important thing around here is that we want a spectacular autumn and it’s a crap shoot each year. Sometimes, it’s just kind of blah. Sometimes, just as it’s looking really good, […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment