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Archives for November, 2018

CSotD: There’s got to be a Monday after

Now that I’ve planted that nasty earworm, I’ll send you off to see the rest of this week’s Mo, which is always a pleasure but this week particularly apt. I’ve never been one of those people who hates Mondays, in part because I’ve had jobs I liked, in which case going to work was fine […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: There’s got to be a Monday after

Wayne Stayskal – RIP (updated)

Editorial and comic strip cartoonist Wayne Stayskal has passed away. WAYNE H. STAYSKAL (né Stejskal) December 11, 1931 – November 20, 2018 Columnist and friend Cal Thomas broke the news: Google “Great American Political Cartoonists” and you will undoubtedly find the late Herbert Block (aka “Herblock”) of The Washington Post, (Paul) Conrad of the Los […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

Nancy Ohanian Wins 2018 Berryman Award

  Missed from earlier this month. Syndicated cartoonist Nancy Ohanian has won the National Press Foundation’s Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons. Ohanian will be honored at the National Press Foundation’s annual journalism awards dinner on Feb. 13, 2019. In what is really a bit of understatement the NPF judges said: […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Nancy Ohanian Wins 2018 Berryman Award

The Oatmeal Explains NASA’s Latest Mars Mission

CNet (as well as Geekwire and Science Alert) covers The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman and his who will be live tweeting from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory during InSight’s landing. CNet lauds Inman’s “InSight” comic is a great way to understand what’s different on this mission from the past Mars NASA’s missions.  

Posted on: Nov 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Oatmeal Explains NASA’s Latest Mars Mission

CSotD: Sunday Mixed Bag

Let’s start with the fun stuff and move to other topics later, and here’s a Brevity that doesn’t call for any commentary except to note that, while Dan Thompson is the best punster on the funny pages, this is over-the-top even for him, not simply making the pun but logically drawing in the lyrics that […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Sunday Mixed Bag

Scenes From The Alley

                                                  For a fine history of Gasoline Alley read R. C. Harvey’s essay from 2013. The first three years of Gasoline Alley can be read at Crittenden. A buncha great Frank […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Scenes From The Alley

CSotD: Weekend Wrap-up

There are always a lot of turkey-pardoning cartoons at Thanksgiving, but this year they had the Khashoggi murder to work in, which lifted them above the usual, though not necessarily above each other. What was more interesting was to see how many conservative cartoonists broke ranks to criticize Trump over this murderous buddy-buddy act. But […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Tampa Bay Times Changes Comics Page

  Tampa Bay Times Executive Editor Mark Katches notes: There is an openly shared sentiment among top newspaper editors that changing comics is like touching the third rail. Readers tend to react with fervor. But that doesn’t stop newspapers from updating their comic strips occasionally, usually after a reader poll so they can deflect any […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Werner Wejp-Olsen – RIP

  Cartoonist Werner Wejp-Olsen has passed away. The Wejp-Olsen family has informed the world: It is with our deepest sorrow that we share this news with you; our beloved father, husband, and brother Werner Wejp-Olsen has passed away on November 15, 2018. We miss him sorely but try to find solace in the beautiful memories […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Werner Wejp-Olsen – RIP

CSotD: Friday Funnies (Waste Division)

Dog-walking in the city is different than dog-walking in the country. Our dog walkers pile their gang into the back of the car and take them out to a trail somewhere. It means they have to keep their numbers down, because four or five dogs running loose is enough keep track of, but the dogs […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Friday Funnies (Waste Division)

Fun and Games

  Cartoonist Redesigns Turkey Cartoonist Kevin Cannon has redesigned the Star Tribune turkey. For the 40th “Oh, You Turkey” coloring contest Kevin becomes the second artist to draw the page, replacing Bruce Bjerva. The Star Tribune interviews the new cartoonist.     Science is Fun Very soon a spacecraft will, if all goes well, land […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Fun and Games

The Mild Quandary of the Dedicated Thanksgiving Comic

An interesting nuance of the business of syndicated comics is the Thanksgiving comic. It seems like an easy day to say “thanks” to your readers and/or maybe do a family dinner, turkey or pilgrims based comic. But, what if you have clients outside the United States? We frequently get substitute requests from newspapers in Canada […]

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

CSotD: Old traditions, new follies

I don’t often argue with Frazz, but I’d take a spoonful of the candied yams and several of the green bean casserole, neither of which I would ever want on any day but this. (Well, on Christmas, but that’s a culinary instant replay.) Eldest son is scaling down the feast this year, but I hope […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

The Sport of Editorial Cartooning

  …a few days ago I saw a really interesting cartoon, and I want to talk about it today. The cartoon, which is about the California wildfires, was created by Ed Hall, an established political cartoonist whose work has appeared in major newspapers and magazines for many years. The notable thing about this one is […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The Sport of Editorial Cartooning

CSotD: Ladies First! Ladies First!

It’s easy enough to aim chants of “Lock Her Up!” at Ivanka, and several cartoonists have, but Tom Toles wins for drilling down to the appalling level of blind, egocentric privilege in which this little girl has lived all her life. The Trump loyalists are explaining about how it’s different if you have a server […]

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