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Archives for May, 2019

CSotD: Post-holiday cleanup

Few editorial cartoonists updated in the past 24 and a lot of strips are kind of in a trough, having crested for Memorial Day, but there are plenty of interesting odds and ends, beginning with the resignation of Theresa May and editorial cartoonists hoping Boris Johnson will become Prime Minister because he’s so much fun […]

Posted on: May 28, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Bad Timing

Hagar the Horrible for Memorial Day 2019. Quite possibly the worst timing for a comic strip ever.    

Posted on: May 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Memorial Day – A Dave Granlund Gallery

Dave Granlund is one of the best at Memorial Day tributes.             Major thanks and all honor to those who fell in the service of their country, and to their families who felt and feel the pang of their ultimate sacrifice.   Hat tip to Dave Granlund for giving them […]

Posted on: May 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Memorial Day – A Dave Granlund Gallery

CSotD: Looking Back A Century

E.A. Bushnell gets to lead off as we look back at the holiday — some were still calling it “Decoration Day,” others “Memorial Day” — a century ago, because he did more than a pro forma mandatory holiday cartoon. It’s sentimental, certainly, but he put some work into it, which suggests he took the job […]

Posted on: May 27, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Comics Kingdom – The Fix Is In

  It seems Comics Kingdom has ironed out a few kinks in their Sunday page.     Today most (all?) Sunday strips that have half-page formats are in half-page formats.     And if you right click then “view image” the strip will fill your screen vertically; click on the image again and it fills […]

Posted on: May 26, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Comments: 3 Comments

Speed Bumps and Silver Threads

  Last month Dave Coverly celebrated 25 years of Speed Bump. In 1996, he and his wife, Chris, moved their family to Ann Arbor…They bought a house on Ann Arbor’s west side with a third-floor finished attic that Coverly turned into a home studio. For the past 23 years, Coverly has spent time in the […]

Posted on: May 26, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Speed Bumps and Silver Threads

CSotD: Continental Issues

Lemont lays it all out in this morning’s Candorville, and it’s nice to not have to parse through metaphors and symbols for meaning. Really, if you’re not angry, and scared, and fed up with the current state of things, he’s right: You’re a sociopath. And note that he’s not complaining about how the increasing system […]

Posted on: May 26, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Never Was Comic Strips – Randall Enos

Randall Enos has something in common with most cartoonists: Over the span of my career, every now and then, I would suddenly get the urge to create and sell a syndicated comic strip. This would happen every 5 years or so. Nothing much came of it except for the Chicken Gutz strip which was a […]

Posted on: May 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Never Was Comic Strips – Randall Enos

Stars and Stripes Sunday Comics Survey

Do You Enjoy Comics? Stars and Stripes is considering changes to its Sunday Comics lineup, and they want your help. Let us know which strips you like (or don’t like), as well as comics you might like to see in the future. Stars and Stripes, a tabloid newspaper distributed to American military forces around the […]

Posted on: May 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Stars and Stripes Sunday Comics Survey

CSotD: A day for honor and decency

We’ll bookend this long weekend with Memorial Day cartoons, starting with the present day offerings, which varied from the standard salute-and-weep pieces to the foreboding viewpoint Pat Bagley offers. You could argue that cartoonists who comment on politics in their Memorial Day cartoons are hijacking the holiday for partisan purposes, but, then again, there will […]

Posted on: May 25, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

It’s Complicated

  He was so good at imagining overly complicated and outlandish contraptions that his name became part of the English dictionary in the early 20th century to describe anything with an unnecessarily elaborate design. “That’s a real Heath-Robinson!” That’s right. Before those Rube Goldberg Contraptions there were Heath Robinson Contraptions. Messy Nessy gives background and […]

Posted on: May 25, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

Barney Google & Snuffy Smith – John Rose Exhibit

  If you are near Harrisonburg Virginia in the month of June be sure to stop at the Smith House Galleries where, from June 7 to June 27 will be a Barney Google and Snuffy Smith by John Rose exhibit. The cartoonist said an assortment of his comics will be represented in the new exhibit. […]

Posted on: May 24, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Watch Stephan Pastis’s Reuben Award Acceptance Speech

Stephan Pastis gave a memorable acceptance speech after he won the Reuben Award for “Cartoonist of the Year” last weekend in Huntington Beach, Calif.  

Posted on: May 24, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Watch Stephan Pastis’s Reuben Award Acceptance Speech

CSotD: Mostly Friday Funnies

Arlo and Janis so often reflect my world view that it sometimes barely registers, but this one cracked me up, because I’ve noticed that ad writers have picked up on the term and insert it into commercials in order to assure us that their product is for cool people. Which, as Arlo notes, assumes a […]

Posted on: May 24, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Gatehouse Lays Off Nate Beeler, Rick McKee

The local-newspaper giant GateHouse Media is making cuts across US newsrooms for a second time in 2019, following at least 60 layoffs in January and February and first-quarter losses. Business Insider has confirmed more than 65 cuts in at least 22 local newsrooms in Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, and Massachusetts, with potentially more to come […]

Posted on: May 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments