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Archives for August, 2019

San Diego Union-Tribune Drops Mallard Fillmore: “Hate Speech”

The San Diego Union-Tribune is dropping the Mallard Fillmore comic strip by Bruce Tinsley because readers accused a recent strip featuring U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar of being anti-Semitic. Says the newspaper: The decision is based on the Aug. 12 strip. In that strip artist Bruce Tinsley depicted Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Emailers and callers said […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

The New 60 – A Comic Strip About Baby Boomers

Life after 60 may not be all laughs. But it’s proving to be fertile territory for the wit and insights of Andy Landorf and John Colquhoun, the funny creators of The New 60, a twice-a-week comic strip now in its second year. The strip centers on four 60-something pals, who often gather at their local […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The New 60 – A Comic Strip About Baby Boomers

Comics Continuity for Vindicator Readers

Today, August 31, marks the end of The Vindicator‘s 150 year run. As Mike Peterson explains it will continue, after a manner, as a Youngstown edition of the nearby Warren, Ohio Tribune Chroncle. As the link in Mike’s column tells it… The Tribune Chronicle has been planning increased coverage of Mahoning County and has added […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Sailing to meet the sun

And diamonds, Janis. Lots of diamonds. Which, as noted here before, are pretty worthless except that people think they aren’t. And the sort of person who thinks “chocolate diamonds” are a thing is the type who will be impressed when she gets one as a gift from a guy who won’t turn off the TV […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

What Might Have Been – Buck Rogers, The Muppets

The unexpected, phenomenal success of 1977’s Star Wars set off a “Space Wars” frenzy across all media. Comic strips were not immune. Star Wars, Star Trek, Star Hawks, and Jeff Hawke rushed to join Flash Gordon on American newspaper funny pages. Also among those strips was a revived Buck Rogers by Jim Lawrence and Gray […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on What Might Have Been – Buck Rogers, The Muppets

CSotD: Friday Funnies – Truth in Cartooning

Dog Eat Doug goes back to basics — the friendship between Doug and Sophie — for this one, which cracks me up on the old principle of “It’s Funny Because It’s True.” I don’t deal with this phenomenon, since my babies are now in their 40s and I’ve had ridgebacks — who don’t care about […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Nancy an Option in Spokesman-Review Poll

  When a cartoonist named Guy Gilchrist wrapped up his run writing “Nancy” in early 2018, it didn’t end well. Or, rather, it ended too well, with a “happily ever after” and all of the characters holding hands as they skipped into a heart-shaped sunset to the tune of the Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Nancy an Option in Spokesman-Review Poll

Peace, Love, and a Bird Named Woodstock

above: poster for the current Peace Love and Woodstock exhibit   Ever since the early ’50s beginnings of “Peanuts,” creator Charles Schulz feathered his beloved comic strip with anonymous birds that popped in with mischievous, chirping whimsy. Yet it was two decades until a winged “Peanuts” creature finally got a name, becoming a fully nested […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Peace, Love, and a Bird Named Woodstock

B.C. – No More “Cute Chick” and “Fat Broad”

  John Hart Studios Inc. announces the names Grace and Jane will replace ‘Cute Chick’ and ‘Fat Broad’ in their “B.C.” comic strip, effective immediately. “We work hard to keep the strip fresh and relevant for all fans and audiences,” says Perri Hart, the strip’s letterer and colorist. “And it just seems like the right […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: Offensive Holding

(Joe Heller) (Darrin Bell) Back in the 1970s, when instant replay first emerged and there was discussion of using it to confirm penalties, legendary NFL referee Art Bell said it was fine with him, but he wanted the right to check the whole tape and call any holding he noticed. It was a wiseass comment, […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

John P. Weiss, Drawer of Cartoons & Writer of Life

John P. Weiss is a retired police chief, a fine artist of landscapes, a cartoonist with style, and an inspirational writer. With column headings such as Are You Committing This Mistake With Your Creative Work? – with a bit about Thomas Kinkade   This is How to Survive Productivity and Win at Life. and more; […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Blogs, Cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on John P. Weiss, Drawer of Cartoons & Writer of Life

Jim Davis: Just a Simple Country Cartoonist

It seems Jim Davis is divesting himself of everything Garfield except for the comic strip. Earlier this year Jim donated the Paws, Inc. headquarters to the Ball State University Foundation. Earlier this month he sold off the Paws, Inc. enterprise to Viacom. Now Jim has contracted with Heritage Auctions to auction off his 40 year […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Buggin’

Matt Lubchansky comments on the bizarre but irresistible foolishness happening on Twitter, which, if you missed it, is more or less encapsulated in the cartoon, which is only slightly more ridiculous than the reality. To summarize, Bret Stephens is a conservative columnist at the NYTimes, apparently brought in to annoy and provoke readers, or, put […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Rob Rogers’ Brewed On Grant Needs Your Help

It an emergency situation! LESS THAN 24 HOURS FOR ROB ROGER’S BREWED ON GRANT KICKSTARTER! $3,500 is still needed to bring Rob’s comic strip back via Pittsburgh Current. Reliable sources say with Kickstarter, you either make it or break it: All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: 1 Comment

Don Perlin – Senior Stripper!

Happy Birthday to comic book artist Don Perlin, born August 27, 1929.   The reward for reaching age 90 is The Daily Cartoonist Senior Strippers Plaque: No, wait! There is no such Daily Cartoonist honor, that’s Don getting the National Cartoonists Society’s divisional Comic Book Award in 1997.     Don began his comic book […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2019,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Don Perlin – Senior Stripper!