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Archives for January, 2019

CSotD: Apocryphal Awry

I give up. I’ve been waiting for a period when nobody had used the Humpty Dumpty/Wall idea for a while, so that I could say “Ferchrissake quit using the Humpty Dumpty/Wall idea!” without it seeming like a personal jab at a particular cartoonist. There will apparently be no such moment of Dumptylessness, and at this […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Jules Feiffer Joins Senior Strippers* List

  Jules Feiffer was born January 26, 1929, and he celebrates his 90th birthday by offering us The Origins of The Feiffer Dancer. But back to the beginning of Jules. Before he escaped his teenage years he had become, first the office gofer for the acclaimed Will Eisner, and then Eisner’s assistant on The Spirit. […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Friday Funnies and other Foolish Things

Alex shows that the British are more environmentally aware than we are, even if it does show it by having its title character whinging over the fact. I actually saw a Hummer the other day. GM quit making them in 2010, but this one was bright and shiny and all I could think was that […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

The Lockhorns (of Levittown) Move to Garden City

  The Lockhorns debuted in Newsday on Sept. 9, 1968 as the “The Lockhorns of Levittown.” After Bill Hoest died in 1988 at age 62, Bunny Hoest and John Reiner kept the Lockhorns alive.   Newsday has a nice article about the local cartoon that made good and the 50 years of comics donated to […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Lockhorns (of Levittown) Move to Garden City

More Claims of Misogyny Over Cartoons-updates

  The longstanding animus between the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh has now drug editorial cartoonist Steve Kelley into the conflict. The union has written a letter about what it calls are the “misogynistic editorial cartoons” of Steve Kelley’s that have recently appeared in the newspaper. Steve Kelley is not a member […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Gannett Cuts Steve Benson and Charlie Daniel – updated

Gannett, continuing its recent actions, has cut loose dozens of journalists today including editorial cartoonists Steve Benson and Charlie Daniel. From Poynter: Another brutal day for journalism. Gannett began slashing jobs all across the country Wednesday in a cost-cutting move that was anticipated even before the recent news that a hedge-fund company was planning to […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

First and Last – Secret Agent X-9

  Eighty-five years (and a couple days) ago the daily strip portion of Alex Raymond‘s January 1934 trilogy of newspaper comic strips debuted. But young Raymond wasn’t the *BIG NAME* used to promote the new feature. A bit over two years earlier Dick Tracy had appeared and become a comic strip sensation. King Features reacted […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: The Clodfather

Bill Bramhall uses a familiar symbol — heck, I just cited it the other day — and this time, it’s no joke and not much of an exaggeration. Perhaps none. (Bloomberg) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, has postponed his testimony to Congress citing concerns for his family’s safety. On the […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Bits and Pieces about Comic Strips

  Sunday’s Nancy’s Gets Some Notoriety Olivia Jaimes‘ fourth wall (and gutter)-breaking January 20th Sunday strip for Nancy is getting some hand clapping around the internet. (The twitter link shows more comic strip samples of the concept.)     11-Year-Old Ezra Gets Comic Strip in Newspaper It’s not every day that Boise Weekly accepts a […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bits and Pieces about Comic Strips

CSotD: Everything you know is wrong

Matt Bors reflects the battle now raging over whatever happened at the Lincoln Memorial, which seems at this point to be outrage over young people being used as political pawns, which seems to involve using the young people as political pawns. And as Bors suggests, it’s less about what happened than about politics, and let […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

CSotD: Maybe it’s me

Maybe I’m just in a bad mood or maybe events are making any other mood difficult, but I’m going to start by breaking a rule and using yesterday’s Candorville instead of the current one. I thought it was pretty cool that this particular strip dropped on the day Harris announced her candidacy. And I found […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Appeals Court Tosses Ted Rall v. L.A. Times Lawsuit – update: Ted Rall’s Response

  I was wronged. All I wanted was a trial by jury, a right enshrined in Anglo-Saxon legal tradition in the Magna Carta 903 years ago. Is this still America? No. America is dead. For me personally the ruling necessarily means bankruptcy and/or being forced to leave the United States so I can continue to […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Appeals Court Tosses Ted Rall v. L.A. Times Lawsuit – update: Ted Rall’s Response

‘Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe’ Comic on MLK Holiday

  A cartoon strip featuring a child’s counting song that was used as racist rhetoric in the past was published across the country on Monday, the day the U.S. honored the late Martin Luther King, Jr. After NBC 7 [TV San Diego] was contacted by one of our viewers, we reached out to the author […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: A time to be thoughtful, and overthoughtful

Marty Two-Bulls has standing to comment on the incident at the Lincoln Memorial, or maybe he should recuse himself, I’m not sure which. The Rashomon element of this event is incredibly strong, with plenty of blame and a bit of unfortunate timing and a huge element of “Where were the grown ups?” not only in […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Gahan Wilson Retires

  “It is with great sadness that I inform all of you who love Gahan Wilson, that he is retiring. After 60 plus years as one of the greatest cartoonists ever…” From earlier this month: << It is with great sadness that I inform all of you who love Gahan Wilson, that he is retiring. […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: Comments Off on Gahan Wilson Retires