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Archives for September, 2019

Univ. Tennessee Gets Paige Braddock Archives

The University of Tennessee Libraries has acquired the papers of critically acclaimed cartoonist and distinguished UT alum (Knoxville ’85) Paige Braddock. The Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives now holds an ample collection of black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings, cover art, watercolors, print proofs, and thousands of original pen-and-pencil panel drawings, covering Braddock’s work from […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Univ. Tennessee Gets Paige Braddock Archives

The Battle of the Century

So what fight was the actual Battle of the Century? Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries? Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier? Captain Easy and Bull Dawson? Maybe Stan Laurel and Noah Young: All contenders, but contenders only. The Battle of the (20th) Century was precipitated by the introduction of Bluto on September 12, 1932. above: […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on The Battle of the Century

CSotD: Is Chickenhawk-By-Proxy a thing?

“The war now is away back in the past, and you can tell what books cannot. When you talk, you come down to the practical realities just as they happened. … There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell. You can bear this […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartooning and Caring for Kids

Among the many things that the National Cartoonists Society organizes is Cartooning For Kids. The good deeds are emulated by NCS Chapters across the nation and the continent. But it doesn’t stop there, individual cartoonists have a passion for children in need of a smile. Greg Cravens is a fine example of one such cartoonist. […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning and Caring for Kids

Kurt Mitchell Replaces Bill Schelly on American Comic Book Chronicles 1945-1949

Following the death of long-time comic book fan and long-time comic book historian Bill Schelly, Kurt Mitchell has taken on the writing of the 1945-1949 volume of American Comic Book Chronicles. above images via My Comic Shop Bill Schelly had written the 1950s volume of the series, while Kurt Mitchell has written the recently published […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kurt Mitchell Replaces Bill Schelly on American Comic Book Chronicles 1945-1949

Que pasa New York?…Que pasa New York?

The New York Post reports: Cartoonist Stan Mack and his writer/editor wife Susan Champlin have just listed their West Village home for $1.72 million. Mack, who’s owned this unit for some 30 years, is best known for his “Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies” series that appeared in the Village Voice for more than two decades. […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Off topic, The Water Cooler, Comments: Comments Off on Que pasa New York?…Que pasa New York?

Reincarnation Stories by Kim Deitch is (P)reviewed

The fun begins innocently enough: after eye surgery, Deitch had to keep his eyes closed and his head turned down for days on end while he healed. After a few uncomfortable and sleepless nights, he starts accessing his memories with shocking clarity and mines the recesses of his mind for details of his past lives. […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Reincarnation Stories by Kim Deitch is (P)reviewed

Long Story Short – A Daniel Beyer Profile

“Nothing beats great stand-up comedy. Sit-down comedy comes close, and I guess that’s what I do,” says Hales Corners’ Daniel Beyer of his work creating his six-days weekly newspaper comic feature, “Long Story Short.” LSS is distributed by the Creators news syndicate, and Beyer believes his frames of funny are a good match for many […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Long Story Short – A Daniel Beyer Profile

Rebooted ‘Boondocks’ Given Two-Season Order from HBO Max

Multiple sources including Deadline are reporting that Aaron McGruder’s “The Boondocks” is being rebooted and has been given a two-season (24 episode) order from HBO Max.        

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Rebooted ‘Boondocks’ Given Two-Season Order from HBO Max

CSotD: Opinions, and other things everyone has

I’ve got nothing against Steve Breen and am only using his cartoon because he makes a specific claim that can be argued against. The more-than-half-a-dozen other cartoons on the topic simply accuse the New York Times of being incompetent and rushing to be unfair to Brett Kavanaugh without actually explaining how. When someone screams “I […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

The 2020 Reubens – in Kansas City, in June

Word on the street is that the National Cartoonists Society 2020 Reuben Awards Weekend will be held the first weekend in June 2020 and in Kansas City, Missouri. (A cautionary note: neither the date nor the place has been confirmed.) The 2019 NCSFest and Reuben Awards Dinner broke the recent tradition of holding the convention […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The 2020 Reubens – in Kansas City, in June

2019 Ringo Award Nominees – Comic Strip Division

The Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards is an annual celebration of the creativity, skill and fun of comics. The nomination ballot is determined by fans and pros alike. The third annual awards return as part of the fan- and pro-favorite convention, The Baltimore Comic-Con. Top honors will be announced Saturday, October 19, 2019. As […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 Ringo Award Nominees – Comic Strip Division

Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian is Newsworthy at 93

Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian was featured on the local news back in July 2019 when he was 92, since that time he has celebrated his 93rd birthday. Watch via YouTube. Looking Good, Emil!   Below: Emil’s National Cartoonists Society mini-bio card.     to the NCS Twitter feed.        

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Illustration, Interviews, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Emil Abrahamian is Newsworthy at 93

CSotD: Book Nook

A small nook — only three books — but you wouldn’t like a large nook and I’m not sure there’s any such a thing anyway.   But first, the weather, and Speed Bump captures the moment, because we seem to have a boatload of monarchs here all of a sudden, and while most of them […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)

Lee served as editor and then president of Universal Press Syndicate, now called Andrews McMeel Syndication. In his nearly four decades at Universal, he is credited with editing and developing some of the iconic comic strips of our time, including Calvin and Hobbes, Cathy, Cul-de-Sac, Doonesbury, The Far Side and For Better or for Worse. […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)