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Archives for June, 2019

Highlights Stands Up For Immigrant Children

  Highlights, the magazine for young children, has issued a statement concerning the conditions under which immigrant children are suffering as they are detained by the United States. At Highlights, our core belief is that children are the world’s most important people. In light of the reports of the living conditions of detained children & […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Children's Books, Illustration, Opinion, Comments: Comments Off on Highlights Stands Up For Immigrant Children

CSotD: A Glorious Fourth

Jimmy Margulies leads off the conversation with a reflection on the upcoming holiday and our American identity. There are all sorts of things wrong with this drawing, I suppose, starting with the kids not being crowded enough and the facility not being a series of indoor cages. And of course we can argue over what […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

First and Last – Krazy Kat

  George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat, died on April 25,1944. Two months later, on June 25, 1944, the last of Herriman’s Krazy Kat strips saw print. Following are the last three Krazy Kat Sunday pages. above: June 11, 1944   above June 18, 1944   above: June 25, 1944   The last Krazy […]

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

Flash Gordon Now Planned as Animated Movie

  Among the properties Disney gained when it bought the film and TV assets of 21st Century Fox earlier this year was the rights to Flash Gordon. In development for years, without movement, as a live-action movie it has now been turned over to Taika Waititi and is planned as an animated film. Mike Fleming, […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Movies, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Explanations

Pia Guerra is not the first person to observe that keeping kids locked up in concentration camps or guest cages or whatever you call them is a great deal more expensive than makes sense. However, she is the first I’ve seen to take advantage of the “Picture is Worth 1,000 Words” rule, and that is, […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

William F. Brown – RIP

  Playwright, author, illustrator, cartoonist Wm. F. Brown has passed away. WILLIAM FERDINAND (BILL) BROWN April 16, 1928 – June 23, 2019   From the Broadway World obituary: After attending Princeton University, he moved to New York City and landed a job writing for Look Magazine in 1950. After a year in the U.S. Army, […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on William F. Brown – RIP

Senior Strippers (2019 edition)

Happy Birthday Vic Carrabotta, born June 24, 1929! Vic becomes the latest creator to join the Senior Strippers roster. A list of cartoonists who for 90+ years continue to survive “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.” Below is, as best as I can determine, a list of cartoonists who continue to carry […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, sports cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Defining ‘Normal’

Doc and Raider is starting a new arc that I’ll be watching with interest, because I’m increasingly unsure about any kind of normality, much less “heteronormativity,” which Wikipedia defines as “the belief that heterosexuality, predicated on the gender binary, is the norm or default sexual orientation.” Teen Vogue, which tends to tackle hard topics, has […]

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

New York Daily News – “100 Years Bold”

The New York Daily News is celebrating its centennial today, a couple days early.   The first issue of The Illustrated News appeared June 26, 1919.   Today, the Sunday Daily News celebrated with a 120 page anniversary insert.   New York newspaper collector and historian Michael Vassallo describes the insert: It weighs in at […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 5 Comments

Happy 95th Frank Bolle

  Wishing Frank Bolle a Happy 95th and hoping he is well. Over decades Frank has given us so much: Debbie Deere   Encyclopedia Brown   Best Seller Showcase   Children’s Tales   Plus Frank did, assisted on, or ghosted The Girls of Apartment 3-G, Rip Kirby Winnie Winkle, Annie, Prince Valiant, The Heart of […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Sunday Funnies

When Dan Piraro handed over the Mon-Sat Bizarros to Wayno, it was so he could concentrate on Sundays, and this one shows the value of that. You can, if you wish, start with the detail on the parrot and the pigeons, but I’d direct your attention to the variation in coloring on the sky, on […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

“Happy Monster” – new Gahan Wilson Drawing

Paul Winters has updated the status of Gahan Wilson showing him drawing. From Paul: He has been talking about how happy he is to be alive. I think he channeled it into his drawing. He called the creature a “happy monster”. The fund to provide care for Gahan has stalled at around 60% for a […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on “Happy Monster” – new Gahan Wilson Drawing

Bob Englehart On The Path Taken

It was a warm October day in 1962. I was a sophomore at South Side High School in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, excelling in art class, in other subjects, not so much. I was on the staff of the school newspaper as a cartoonist and illustrator. My goals in life were to be an illustrator like […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Bob Englehart On The Path Taken

Drawing Inspiration with Leigh Rubin

  The problem with creative people is they get more ideas than they can use in their regular line of work. Cartoonists are no exception. It was seven years ago this month when Leigh Rubin got the initial idea. Now, most of Rubin’s ideas get channeled into “Rubes,” the cartoon panel he creates that appears […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, video, Comments: Comments Off on Drawing Inspiration with Leigh Rubin

$28 Million Popeye Sculpture Gets Home in Harbor

The mirror-polished, stainless steel’s gleam is impossible to miss in Encore Boston Harbor’s garden esplanade. The Popeye sculpture bought by former Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn in 2014 has made it to its intended home five years later. The 6-foot-5, 2,000-pound sculpture was installed earlier this [month] by the garden esplanade and will remain wrapped […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on $28 Million Popeye Sculpture Gets Home in Harbor