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Archives for November, 2018

‘Bilge’ Comic Strip by Tina Johnson Ends

  In the comic strip Bilge, two bald eagles are having a conversation while perching on the cross atop St. Michael’s Cathedral. “Bilge is kind of a stupid name for a comic strip,” says one. “What do you suggest?” says the other. “How about Peanuts?” “How about Just Sue Me Now?” A kingfisher sitting just […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on ‘Bilge’ Comic Strip by Tina Johnson Ends

CSotD Special: Lest we forget

Jeff Danziger Ann Telnaes John Cole Graeme Mackay David Rowe J.D. Crowe

Posted on: Nov 30, 2018,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD Special: Lest we forget

CSotD: Friday Funnies

Over at Comics Kingdom Vintage Strips, Big Ben Bolt has just wrapped up one adventure and is off on another. It’s a good time to jump on board, but it also made me wish life and international diplomacy were as simple as this fellow thinks. The strip is from August, 1958, so a certain young […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Playing Catch (Up)

  Too Much of a Good Thing? Letter to the Editor of the Arizona Daily Star: But only one thing really bothers us: the lack of civility of your editorial cartoonist. I expect cartoonists to skewer those needing it; I don’t think it requires eviscerating them, and eating them for lunch. For example, I didn’t […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Jane Pauley interviews Garry Trudeau

  The 50th year of Doonesbury (including the Bull Tales years) marks the first time journalist Jane Pauley will interview cartoonist husband Garry Trudeau. From the CBS press release: To mark the 50th anniversary of the famed cartoon strip, Pauley and Trudeau traveled to Yale University, where it all began when Trudeau was a 20-year-old […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Jane Pauley interviews Garry Trudeau

Hy Eisman and Popeye and David Reddick

  Autumn Years, the Bergen County magazine for over sixty types, cover featured an eight page story about cartoonist Hy Eisman for its Summer 2018 issue. Detailing his life and career from Depression Era child to 91 year old Popeye cartoonist and everything in between. From Little Lulu to Little Iodine, from never-was comic strips […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Hy Eisman and Popeye and David Reddick

CSotD: Vacuous, toffee-nosed, malodorous perverts

There have been a raft of cartoons using the Statue of Liberty to comment on the tear-gassing at the border, some quite good, others quite predictable, but I like Jim Morin‘s because it is unapologetic in admitting that we’ve left our values behind. That is, I get a nice emotional surge from the idea that […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Bob Mankoff Launches New Cartoon Site

Longtime/former New Yorker cartoon editor and current Esquire humor editor Bob Mankoff announced earlier in the month he was launching a new cartoon site in the same mold as The Cartoon Bank  (a site he created and later sold to Conde Nast). He spoke to Michael Cavna at The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs about the new […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bob Mankoff Launches New Cartoon Site

More Coverage of Peanuts’ London Exhibit

Apollo Magazine muses on the “genius” of Charles Schulz as it uncovers more details on the Peanuts Exhibit running through March at Somerset House in London. From the piece: The final section of the exhibition looks at the treatment of particular themes in Peanuts. Lucy –  ‘the most terrifying character in the history of comics’, according […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Scrooge Triumphant

Let’s at least start with something uplifting: Doc and Raider‘s lovely portrait of Montreal this time of year. Somebody was celebrating the resurgence of independent bookstores the other day and I made the point that, for all NYC types celebrate the original anchors, once Barnes & Noble and Borders went corporate, their big box stores did […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

More 100 Year Old Comic Strips, Believe It Or Not

  Gasoline Alley recently celebrated its centennial anniversary. Only the Katzenjammer Kids has had a longer run, starting December 12, 1897 and running until sometime into 2006 for over 108 years. But a few more will soon reach their 100th year of new comic strips. The first one less than a month from now. Champs […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Updates and Add-ons — Here and There

  We’ve had an unusual amount of updates and it’s not practical to bump every one of them to the top of the list, so lets review them here.   Wayne Stayskal – RIP The first update to Wayne’s obituary was bumped up. Since that there has been more added. Also, earlier today,  The Chicago […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Updates and Add-ons — Here and There

Polygon Lists ‘Most-Influential’ Web Comics of ‘All-Time’

From the piece: But, like literally everything in our society, the internet transformed them. Instead of having to pay thousands for a print job or go through one of a few publishing companies, aspiring cartoonists can now reach a massive audience just by scanning and posting their work online. Enter webcomics, which have proved to […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: What did the President not know and when did he not know it?

Stuart Carlson‘s piece could either be today’s lead-off or our wrap-up, but, wherever you place it, it stands as a catalog of the things the President really doesn’t know. Or claims not to know. Or claims not to believe. Or really doesn’t believe. It is a puzzlement, but Carlson gathers it all together and even […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: What did the President not know and when did he not know it?

“Then Came Olivia Jaimes”

  Rarely in the history of comics has there been a turnaround as abrupt and pronounced as that of “Nancy.” As of just a few months ago, no discerning critic paid the long-running comic strip any mind. Sure, the strips made back in the day by original creator Ernie Bushmiller were held up as revered […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on “Then Came Olivia Jaimes”