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Archives for March, 2019

CSotD: Knaves and Fools

Pantalone: What are we to make of this fellow? Is he knave or fool? Lombardi: I really don’t know. Probably a little of both.                                        — Carlo Goldoni, “Servant of Two Masters” If I had a little […]

Posted on: Mar 26, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Knaves and Fools

First and Last – a Jim Keefe Bonus Round

  Sally Forth (and former Flash Gordon) artist Jim Keefe noted the temporary end of new Spider-Man comic strips. With the Amazing Spider-man comic strip going to reprints for the time being, Roy Thomas and Alex Saviuk’s run on the strip has come to an end. March 17 was the last Sunday with March 23 […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

A Wild and Crazy Gagman

  As the signature shows, Harry Bliss has partnered with a famed comedian for some cartooning. Says Harry: Yes, it is that Steve. Steve was having dinner with Francoise [Francoise Mouly, the New Yorker’s Art Editor]  and others and mentioned he had a couple dog cartoon ideas, also mentioned he was a fan of my […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on A Wild and Crazy Gagman

CSotD: Waiting for Clarity

For the moment, Barry Blitt owns the Mueller Report, and I think he’s got it right though I wish things were otherwise. That is, I wish people did hear the mic drop, but expecting that much of the public is a flaw shared by Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, who seemed to believe that people […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

First and (for now) Last – The Amazing Spider-Man

  With the (temporary) end of new Amazing Spider-Man comic strips it seems a good time for this. Stan Lee had a few runs at comic strips earlier in his career. In the early 1950s he wrote My Friend Irma and Hoody Doody. Later in The Fifties and stretching into the early Sixties he was […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on First and (for now) Last – The Amazing Spider-Man

CSotD: The National IQ Test Continues

I like Ed Wexler‘s cartoon, but only because I take the Donald Trump figure as a kind of collective metaphor. That is, I agree the bar has been lowered, but Wexler jumped the gun in assuming Trump would proclaim his own innocence. He sure ain’t the only one to be making assumptions at this stage. […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Tom K. Ryan – RIP

Tumbleweeds creator Tom K. Ryan has passed away. Thomas Kreusch (Tom K.) Ryan (aka T. K. Ryan) June 6, 1926 – March 12, 2019   From the above linked funeral home obituary: Tom began his career as a commercial artist in Muncie, Indiana. His love of the old west and his creative vision merged in […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Complexities

Today’s roundup of things that are more complex than people seem to think will begin with Pat Bagley‘s astute analysis of the Meuller Report. My junior high science teacher had an atom in a box, or, at least, that’s what it said it was on the outside of the small, taped-up carton. And there was […]

Posted on: Mar 23, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Some Stuff about Cartooning Editorial Opinions

  Patrick Chappette Wins the Not The Thomas Nast Award 80th Annual Overseas Press Club Awards Recognize Finest International Reporting THE BEST CARTOON AWARD [formerly The Thomas Nast Award] Best print, digital or graphic journalism on international affairs Patrick Chappatte The New York Times Judges: Patrick Chappatte’s cartoons for the New York Times were a […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Maritsa Patrinos Joins Six Chix Rotation

  Comics Kingdom is excited to welcome Maritsa Patrinos to the Six Chix family! Check out her first comic, live on ComicsKingdom.com Maritsa Patrinos becomes the new Friday Chick starting today March 22, 2019. Maritsa is a Brooklyn-based illustrator who most recently worked as a staff writer and illustrator at BuzzFeed. She was born in […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Maritsa Patrinos Joins Six Chix Rotation

CSotD: Friday Funnies, laughing in the rain

Friday Funnies come just in time this week, because the firehose of serious stuff is making a mockery of that saying, “Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.” The long-form graphic commentators, plus the every-other-Wednesday part-time cartoonists, are just catching up on the college admissions scandal while the daily reactors are showing […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Happy 90th Mort Drucker

Born March 22, 1929 is one of the greatest caricaturists of all time. Mort Drucker becomes a Senior Stripper on the occasion of his 90th birthday.     World famous for his decades for satirizing movie and tv stars’ shows for MAD magazine, he was much more that that. For example he is an amazing […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2019,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

A Few Comics-Related Things

From John Rose and the Daily News-Record Also: R. C. Harvey on T. K. Ryan and Tumbleweeds.     Cartoon County at the Bruce Museum Brian Walker, Neal Walker, Chance Browne, Greg Walker and Cullen Murphy The comics page has been a delight for generations of readers around the world. In southern Connecticut, its production […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic strips, Museums, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on A Few Comics-Related Things

2018 Reuben Award Nominees

  The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for this year’s Reuben Award. National Cartoonists Society members have nominated the top five finalists for the 2018 NCS Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”. Ballots have been sent out to all voting NCS members this week, and the Reuben Award will be presented […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Identity Politics

Carmen and Winslow have begun sorting through the candidates over at Prickly City, and today’s episode brought a couple of things to mind. First, to set my disclaimers, I’ve lived next door to Vermont for 30 of the last 32 years, in New York for most of those years, in New Hampshire for the past […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Identity Politics