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Archives for July, 2019

Paul Krassner: Yippie Realist, Cartoon Supporter – RIP

It is being reported that Paul Krassner has passed away. From Politico: Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said.   Paul James Krassner April 9, […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Punx Phil Predicts 6 More Months of Spidey Reruns

Another Amazing Spider-Man story started today (July 21, 2019) in the newspaper comic strip. I was about to say a new story but this is a strip originally published March 15, 1915 2015. above: the July 21, 2019/March 15, 2015 Amazing Spider-Man Sunday strip If they continue to run the entire Marvella/Hobgoblin/>spoiler<Black Widow sequence it […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Morning News Hails, Says Farewell to Mark Streeter

Mark Streeter, a Savannah Georgia cartoonist for 45 year with over 25 of those on staff with The Morning News, is bid a fond farewell by the newspaper. Today marks the end of an era at the Savannah Morning News as Mark Streeter’s editorial cartoon is his last as a staffer. Streeter has been a […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Truth, myths, hackery and other comic fun

But first, one of my excursions into barely semi-relevant commentary, because today’s Speed Bump reminded me of the last dogsled race I went to. Dogsled races are basically an excuse to stand around, drink hot chocolate and talk to your neighbors, and in snow country in February, you don’t have enough of those. You send […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Lovatts is New KFS Australasia Distributor

  NEW YORK, July 15, 2019 – King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, today announced its newest international agent, Lovatts Media, who will be representing its syndication business in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, New Guinea, Papua and the Solomon Islands. King Features’ new […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Lovatts is New KFS Australasia Distributor

Cartoon & Comic Strip News from S.D. Comic Con

The Eisner Awards were handed out last night at the San Diego Comic Con. Some comic strip and cartoon related winners and nominees (winners in bold): BEST ARCHIVAL COLLLECTION/PROJECT — STRIPS * Pogo, vol. 5: Out of This World At Home, Walt Kelly, edited by Mark Evanier and Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics) * Sky Masters of […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: The Spin Cycle

This Robert Cenedella poster seems like a kind of Grinchy way to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, but stick with me here, because the topic today is spin, lies and professionalism. I’m seeing a lot of political cartoons based on the idea that the Apollo landing united a fractured nation, which it […]

Posted on: Jul 20, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

The New York Times Ban on Drawn Opinions (continued)

  Continuing the coverage of the New York Times cartoon ban.   Swaha     By now, even many who don’t normally pay attention to inside-journalism stories, have taken notice of the recent decision by The New York Times to cut all editorial cartoons from their international edition. In recent weeks, friends and strangers have […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The New York Times Ban on Drawn Opinions (continued)

A Career Built on Bodacious Noses

“That’s really all you can hope for. To make somebody, just for a second, take their mind off the worries and pressures of the day and just get a chuckle …” John Rose gets a nice nod from his alma mater.   John Rose (James Madison University, ’86)  

Posted on: Jul 19, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The Arlo and Janis Summer Art Show and Sale

Jimmy Johnson is selling Arlo and Janis strip originals. Original art is becoming a rare commodity these days. As Jimmy explains: Did you know that original comic art is an endangered artform? Many young cartoonists and a rapidly growing cadre of established cartoonists produce their work digitally. There is no ink or paper, only a […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Friday Funnies — Overthinking Everything

I don’t know if this Francis counts as “funny,” but it’s certainly apt. I have often noted, in discussing the increasing crudity and cruelty of our entertainment choices, that these medieval street shows pandered to the worst instincts of the mob, but that it didn’t matter, because the mob didn’t vote or otherwise have a […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Love Letters and Hate Mail

  Editors get letters about the Funny Pages.   Jason doesn’t like the best comic in the Deseret News: I love the Sunday funnies. This week was especially funny. I look forward to getting them every week. My family sometimes fights over who gets to read them first. When I read them I always get […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Love Letters and Hate Mail

NCS, KFS, More at San Diego Comic Con

Comic Con International, more famously known as the San Diego Comic Con, mostly spotlights comic books and movies; but there are a few comic strip cartoonists spread among the attendees. The National Cartoonists Society has a booth with cartoonists showing up throughout the weekend. Also there are some panels featuring comic strips and NCS people. […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on NCS, KFS, More at San Diego Comic Con

CSotD: The Stars Are Beginning to Hide

Matt Wuerker shows us where we’re at, and last night’s astonishing hatefest hardly undercuts his point, though I suppose you could quibble over the term “Normal.” As the old joke goes, “We’ve established what you are; now we’re just haggling over the price.”   Which is to say that, as much as I like Kevin […]

Posted on: Jul 18, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Steve Bell Rejects Antisemitic Label, Confused as to The Guardian’s Motives

  In all email to all the paper’s journalists, Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell has attacked his editors’ refusal to run his latest cartoon, suggesting it is due to “some mysterious editorial line” about antisemitism. In the latest submission by Mr Bell, whose cartoons have appeared in the paper since 1981, Labour deputy leader Tom Watson is […]

Posted on: Jul 17, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments