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Archives for October, 2018

Comic Strip of the Day: Friday Funnies

Alex Hallatt attempts to inject some sense into germaphobia with this Arctic Circle, but we seem to be past the tipping point. Granted, even if you touch the dispenser of the disinfectant dispenser at the grocery store, the contents will (theoretically) wipe out the germs, and then your clean hands can make contact with the […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Halloween Cartoon List and Other Quick Hits

A Halloween Cartoon List Steve Stanchfield, via Cartoon Research, presents a list of seasonal animated cartoons: Since it’s almost Halloween, I’ll continue the tradition of posting some favorite Halloween films. Here’s the ones that are on my must watch list (again) for this year. Some of these will very likely be projected for the kids […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Halloween Cartoon List and Other Quick Hits

Seven Things You Might Not Know About Peanuts

  #5 – Linus Made Security Blankets Acceptable.     As a new exhibit [Good Grief, Charlie Brown] celebrates its eternal appeal, William Cook reveals some surprising facts about Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends.   post script relating to the above mentioned exhibition and post: Alexandra Fraser visits the Sonoma home of Charles Schulz. above: […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Seven Things You Might Not Know About Peanuts

CSotD: The Inheritance

Proverbs 11:29: He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise in heart.   There are several cartoons linking Trump’s rhetoric to a bomb, but I like Ed Hall‘s take, because it goes beyond the man’s foolish language and gets into his manipulation of people with […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Floyd Norman and the Mickey Mouse Comic Strip

Disney Legend Floyd Norman is interviewed by legendary Disney historian Jim Korkis about Floyd’s various associations with Disney icon Mickey Mouse.   The Mickey Mouse comic strip ran from 1930 to 1995. For the last dozen years or so of the comic strip it was written and laid out by Floyd. I am delighted that, […]

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

Comic Strip of the Day: Inconceivable!

Today is Hump Day, not because it’s Wednesday but because the President has asked us all to believe that there are scary brown Muslims headed our way from Honduras, mixed in with the scary brown Latinos. We’ll know them because SBLs ride on burros but SBMs ride on camels. Joe Heller‘s cartoon suggests that this […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Kindness Acceptance Inclusion

  King Features has joined forces with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to raise awareness and help prevent bullying. While many schools and organizations participate by wearing orange today, a number of [KFS] cartoonists created special comic strips to highlight bullying prevention and awareness. October 24 is Unity Day and a number of King Features […]

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

Cartoonist Steve Benson as Political Piñata

Current political tactics call for throwing as much against the wall as possible and hoping some sticks. A recent Steve Benson cartoon has become one such projectile. The race to fill retiring Senator Jeff Flake‘s seat in Arizona is neck and neck with Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema nearly tied in the polls. One or […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Star-Telegram Apologizes for Rick McKee Cartoon – updated

“This cartoon serves no purpose aside from spreading xenophobic rhetoric and ideas.” “Slander, racism, blatant misogyny and ignorance — all neatly wrapped in one cartoon.”   “It reflects a sick, bigoted, racist, sexist mindset.” “The cartoon was appalling and offensive.”     Reader response to a political cartoon by Rick McKee, as published in the […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Star-Telegram Apologizes for Rick McKee Cartoon – updated

CSotD: Distant images coming into focus

As is often the case, Clay Jones‘ essay is as good as his cartoon, and, in this case, the writing does a more in-depth job of advancing a critical conversation. Jones addresses both parts of the caravan issue: The first is whether or not this caravan is of any particular significance — and he provides […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Distant images coming into focus

Quick Hitting Miscellaneous Updates

A few updates to previously mentioned items.   Rube Goldberg knew how to get from A to B using all the letters in the alphabet Stephen Silver, for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, profiles Rube and reviews an exhibition. “The Art of Rube Goldberg,” an exhibition that…runs through Jan. 21 at the Philadelphia museum. The exhibit, […]

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

CSotD: I Talk To The Trees

(Non Sequitur) (Brian Adcock) Wiley Miller unintentionally creates a Juxtaposition of the Day when he was simply commenting on a common saying, mostly because a Russian variation of that saying has been (purposely? ignorantly?) misinterpreted here for years. That is, when Khrushchev said “We will bury you,” he wasn’t threatening warfare. He was simply saying […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

The Sunday Funnies – October 21 Impressions

One of the first comic strips I saw today was Frazz. Jef Mallett plays with the form as much as anyone, today the top silhouette brought a smile.     And I’ve also been impressed with the Sunday art at Prickly City lately (for months really). Hat tip to Eric Allie and Scott Stantis.   […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Knowing How the Game is Played

This silly cartoon by Alistair Findlay may seem an odd kickoff to a post about the upcoming elections, particularly since he’s South African, but stick with me. First of all, it might not be all that silly. Not that I would expect NASCAR or Formula One to kick out their drivers, but a separate race […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Steve Kelley is New Post-Gazette Ed-Op Cartoonist

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Publisher and Editor-in-Chief John Robinson Block has announced the appointment of Steve Kelley as the Post-Gazette’s new editorial cartoonist. Said Mr. Block: “Since my grandfather acquired the Post-Gazette in 1923, cartooning has been a hallowed tradition of this newspaper. It is with great pride and pleasure that I welcome Steve Kelley. I am […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Kelley is New Post-Gazette Ed-Op Cartoonist