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Archives for October, 2019

All-New Issue of MAD Coming in December

MAD is the magazine that just will not die. Quentin Tarantino‘s studio and MAD have once again collaborated to create an all-new issue of MAD. This time as a bonus for a collectors’ edition of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” as a blu-ray release in December 2019. Included, among other goodies, will be an […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 0 Comments

Dark Side of the Horse – New Syndicated Comic?

Speaking of syndicate homepages… The Andrews McMeel Syndication homepage has recently added a new comic strip to its lineup. Dark Side of the Horse by Samson (aka Samuli Lintula) is now on the page for print syndication. From what I can suss from the history of the strip it possibly first appeared in 2008. The […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019,  Section: Andrews McMeel Syndication, Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 0 Comments

Comics Kingdom Delivers Overdue Rex Morgan

For a week, since Thursday October 24, Comics Kingdom hadn’t updated Rex Morgan, M.D. Rex fans opened up the page to the same strip every day for a week: And it was only the Rex strip stuck in time, no other KFS strips. Terry Beatty even had to chime in to assure fans that he […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Syndicates, Comments: 4 Comments

The Haunted House

A graphic short story with Words and Pictures by Grant Snider.  

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: When ghosts and goblins come to your door

We’ll start the Halloween rundown with Sunday’s Pajama Diaries, which raises the question, “What’s with all the ‘Sexy-whatever’ costumes?” I suppose one interpretation could be that Moms don’t get a lot of opportunities to be sexy, though, as suggested here, they’re too busy in the first place. For my part, I’m less fascinated by the […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Alley Oop Does the Time Warp (Again?)

So – I know Doc Wonmug goes back in time, but has Alley Oop ever gone BACK from his time?      

Posted on: Oct 30, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Dennis Draughon 2019 EPPY Award Winner

Dennis Draughon, Capitol Broadcasting Company’s editorial cartoonist, has been recognized for the best editorial/political cartoons by Editor & Publisher magazine’s 24th annual EPPY Awards. The annual competition honors the best work on digital media websites. Draughon, 58, has been drawing editorial cartoons for Capitol Broadcasting since February 2017. The EPPY judges praised Draughon’s cartoons as […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

World Series Scandals: 2019 vs.1919

So the 2019 World Series has its scandals. Baseball fans jeered the President and baseball fans flashed the Houston Astros pitcher. That’s got to top the World Series of 100 years ago when the Chicago White Sox threw the series to the Cincinnati Reds. The 1919 Black Sox Scandal didn’t become public knowledge until 1920, […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, sports cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Liza Donnelly – Cartooning For Peace

Liza Donnelly, a cartoonist and writer for The New Yorker Magazine and CBS, visited the Education Building Room 115 [at The College of New Jersey] on Oct. 24 to discuss the importance of cartoons in society, and described her own use of humor to portray political and cultural themes in cartoons through her career and […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Pushing Back

Tim Campbell‘s cartoon might be more of a general comment on the focus following the death of al-Baghdadi had he not used the term “bellyaching” to describe the reaction to Trump’s announcement. As many commentators have said, the operation itself should have been, and seems to have been, viewed as positive. Only one or two […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Keith Knight Featured on RIYL Podcast

“K Chronicles” and now-retired “Knight Life” cartoonist is featured on the latest RIYL (Recommended If You Like) podcast. From the site: All through it, cartoonist Keith Knight has balanced family with a multimedia career including comics, music (most notably the five-piece hip-hop group, the Marginal Prophets) and a push to adapt his work for television. […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: As they were saying …

Mike Smith sets the stage as political cartoonists discuss the news, the announcement and the reaction to both. It’s a conversation made more interesting to watch because, while nobody is mourning the loss of al-Baghdadi any more than they mourned the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011, they are contrasting the two events.   […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Syndicate History – Stereotypes and Matrices

…to refer to any 20th-century daily paper as a “local paper” hides an important truth: the proportion of newspaper content that was written, designed, and printed locally decreased in the early 20th century. Aided by a new technology called the stereotype, syndicates began to sell the same articles and illustrations to hundreds of different newspapers […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 0 Comments

Making Comics Is Not Really About Making Comics

There’s a reason Lynda Barry is the first comics artist to win a MacArthur “Genius” Award. She loves children. Making Comics is a love letter to every child who ever picked up a crayon and started making marks with unselfconscious intensity. Those children include her college students. Like her readers, some arrive at class with […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, College cartoonists, How-to, Comments: 2 Comments

“Give me a single panel cartoon any day.”

“Give me a single panel cartoon any day.” So said Bob Mankoff, this year’s keynote speaker Nov. 7 at the Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish Book Festival in response to being asked how how his absurdist, pointillist illustrations in The New Yorker and other major publications stack up against other forms of humorous social commentary like […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Events, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments