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2018 Comic Strip Detours

  This is an installment of 2018 Newspaper Comics: Debuts, Departures, and the Dearly Departed. (part 1: Debuts – – part 2: Departures – – part 3: Dearly Departed – – part 4: Detours)   2018 Detours Detailing some changes in syndicated U. S. newspaper comics in 2018.   BIZARRO by Wayno and Dan Piraro […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

2018 Comic Strip Departures

  This is an installment of 2018 Newspaper Comics: Debuts, Departures, and the Dearly Departed. (part 1: Debuts – – part 2: Departures – – part 3: Dearly Departed – – part 4: Detours)   2018 Departures These comics ceased production for U. S. newspapers in 2018   PIRANHA CLUB by Bud Grace February 1, […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

2018 Comic Strip Debuts

  This is an installment of 2018 Newspaper Comics: Debuts, Departures, and the Dearly Departed. (part 1: Debuts – – part 2: Departures – – part 3: Dearly Departed – – part 4: Detours)   2018 Debuts These comics began appearing in U. S. newspapers in 2018   WALLACE THE BRAVE by Will Henry (William […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 Comic Strip Debuts

CSotD: NOW We’re “On The Eve”

Like Edison Lee, I’m a little dubious about this whole New Year’s Eve thing, though it’s probably because I’m more like Orville in that I’ve seen enough of them to be choosy. Then again, I’m old enough to realize that there probably isn’t a good year to live over again, since the years with the […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Even More 2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

  The Syracuse Post-Standard picks various cartoons and cartoonists to look back at 2018. Cartoons were drawn by Bill Bramhall, Chan Lowe, Dan Wasserman, Dana Summers, Scott Stantis, Walt Handelsman, David Horsey, Phil Hands and Joel Pett of Tribune Content Agency; and Tim Campbell, Mike Lester, Signe Wilkinson, Lisa Benson, Nick Anderson, Clay Bennett, Jack […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Even More 2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

Anniston Star to Print their Own Sunday Funnies

  Consolidated Publishing (the Anniston Star and the Talladega Daily Home) will begin printing its Sunday Comics Section locally. Their long time supplier of preprinted Sunday color comics has decided to shut down. Beginning next Sunday, Jan. 6, Consolidated Publishing Company will introduce a new Sunday Comics section. It will be called Hot Blast Comics […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: On the Eve of the Eve

Macanudo, because why not? Also because, if you want to read something cosmic into it, it’s there. And if you don’t, it’s not. I don’t say that lightly. When I wrote about Leniers’ appearance at the combined CXC/AAEC convention this spring, I spoke about his puckish willingness to be silly one day and moderately profound […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

More 2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

  Part Two of the Best of the 2018 Editorial Cartoons. Part One is here.   Kevin Siers of The Charlotte Observer An introduction by Taylor Batten, Kevin’s editor.       John Cole’s North Carolina Policy Watch cartoons John Cole’s political cartoons on North Carolina topics appear weekly for NC Policy Watch. He is […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on More 2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

Year End Gleanings – Ed-Op Cartoon Division

  Taking the Cartoon Literally A reader is upset that an editorial cartoon took liberties with the pre-Nativity narrative. …the cartoonist completely twisted the biblical event of Joseph and Mary looking for a room in Bethlehem where Jesus would be born… He made them out to be unwelcome immigrants who should have been stopped by […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Year End Gleanings – Ed-Op Cartoon Division

CSotD: Winding down the year and the economy

Graeme Keyes finds a way to freshen the stale old “kids play in the box” gag. There’s no gag so moldy that it can’t be made new again, but sometimes it requires turning it completely upside down. Strict analysis of this raises the question of whether those are “kids” and whether they were the recipients […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Winding down the year and the economy

Comic Strip History, Lessons 366 – 370

        The Chisholm Kid shows a different color of the American West The title character of this newspaper cartoon, which ran from 1950 to 1954, is decked out in blue trousers held up by a double-holstered gun belt, a red shirt with a white stylized longhorn skull across the broad chest, a […]

Posted on: Dec 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strip History, Lessons 366 – 370

CSotD: Friday Funnies

I’m enjoying the current Thimble Theater storyline but this panel stopped me in my tracks. Decades before the current move to reframe Popeye for the Teletubbies demographic, Olive Oyl had been reduced to a damsel in distress, while Wimpy simply wandered around asking for hamburgers. They were far more dynamic in 1935, particularly Olive, who […]

Posted on: Dec 28, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

While Christmasing, This Happened

  Got a little distracted the past week, so here’s some catching up.   Stone Soup Creator Jan Eliot Donates Collection to Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Library & Museum Mentioned the beginning of this back in August, here’s the Billy Ireland news release: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at the Ohio State University […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on While Christmasing, This Happened

CSotD: On the Third Day of Christmas

Christmas-themed cartoons should be pretty much over on this day of Three Freedom Hens, but Steve Breen notes a post-Christmas part of the story that should be relevant year ’round. And isn’t. Now, even if you take the Bible as folklore, there are all sorts of contradictions or, at least, odd choices of what to […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review

  Editorial Cartoonists get love from newspapers at the end of the year with the annual wrap up of events that made the cartoons during the past 12 months. Here’s a look back at 2018 events as seen by political cartoonists.     As usual, the [Cincinnati] Business Courier asked editorial cartoonist Joe Hoffecker to comb through […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2018,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 2018 Editorial Cartoons in Review