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The Return of Maakies??!!

Tony Millionaire‘s alternative comic strip Maakies ran from 1994 to 2016.
It kinda returned in late 2018 as a coloring book.

Now Tony is teasing the return: “MAAKIES DRINKY CROW! Coming back in March, multi-platform.”

But in what format? Where? I need to know more!



Sports Cartoonists are Nearly Extinct

But here’s a four minute segment from WPRI-TV with Frank Galasso.

Warning: Frank Galasso is in Red Sox and Patriots territory.



Tuffy by Syd Hoff

Tuffy, the comic strip, ran from 1940 to 1950. Toward the end Tuffy starred in a few comic books.

Steven Thompson has posted a story from the 1950 comic book.
Looks like they are comics strips adapted to comic book format by adding a caption
(“later”, “that Friday”) here and there. More Syd at the website devote to the cartoonist.



The Open Road for Boys Cartooning Contest

Carol Tilley gives us a sneak peak at her article in the upcoming Hogan’s Alley.



“Something is seriously wrong when a parent has to clip inappropriate comic strips”

Comics should do what they do best: remind us that childlike wonder and innocent humor are aspects of humanity to encourage and celebrate.

The Valentine’s Day Close to Home panel provoked a hostile reaction from a parent.



The Never-Ending Vulgarity of Popular Culture

Fritzi Kramer, at Movies Silently, stumbled upon a couple Clark De Ball comic strips from 1911 about the attitudes of the gentry toward the newish motion pictures.
A sentiment also commonly applied to the gaudy color comic supplements of the time.

Below: a 1915 W. L. Evans ad featuring Clark De Ball from Cartoons magazine.



“Will Eisner is the heart and mind of American comics.”

North Brooklyn has produced a slew of creative geniuses in many fields, but Will Eisner created a new genre of art. A gifted and innovative comic artist, Eisner was the first to realize that comics were literature, and the first to coin the term ‘graphic novel.’ Wizard magazine named Eisner “the most influential comic artist of all time” and one of the comic industry’s most prestigious awards, The Eisner Award, is named after him.

A couple of those claims in that opening paragraph of Geoff Cobb’s local-boy-makes-good profile are debatable, but Will Eisner‘s influence is undeniable.









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