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Archives for October, 2019

“He knows he’s Gahan Wilson”

Even if you don’t know Gahan Wilson’s name, chances are very good that you’ve laughed at his creations. As one of the most legendary cartoonists of the last half century, his work appeared often in magazines like Playboy, and in National Lampoon, where his regular comic strip, “Nuts,” delved into the world of childhood trauma. […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Fund Raisers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on “He knows he’s Gahan Wilson”

Sheriff “Disgusted” by Mike Thompson Cartoon

“I was appalled. I was very disappointed to see that our local paper put something like that in there,” Sheriff Spangler said. above: the offending Mike Thompson cartoon. KVLT8 in Knoxville continues: Sheriff Spangler comments reflect those mentioned in a formal letter that the sheriff’s office released in which he called the cartoon “wildly inappropriate.” […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: We’re Selling Postcards of the Hanging

Ah, trust David Rowe to capture the grotesque, self-centered ignorance that would lead Donald Trump to describe the investigations of his self-dealing corruption as a “lynching.” It is part of the “poor pitiful me” rightwing snowflakery we hear whenever someone is caught doing something wrong. As noted before, the Trump loyalists are protesting the fact […]

Posted on: Oct 23, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

The Gospel According to Linus

Here’s where it begins for me: When I say begins for me, I mean it figuratively; that strip ran on November 12, 1959, nearly two years before I was born. What I’m describing, rather, is a sensibility, a way of looking at, or engaging with, the world. I still remember the moment I stumbled across […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Gospel According to Linus

Everyone’s A Critic Editor Critques the Industry

Bob Eckstein, cartoon editor of a new book, sits down with cartoonist Michael Maslin. Fittingly, when Michael Maslin sat down and interviewed Bob Eckstein it began with criticism of the current gag cartooning market. There are more cartoonists and cartoons than ever, and quite frankly too many to support in shrinking real estate for the […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Everyone’s A Critic Editor Critques the Industry

Chris Says Goodbye and Jim Says Hello

Cartoonist Chris Wildt, who for decades has supplied local editorial cartoons for the Lewes, Delaware Cape Gazette and its readers, has amiably resigned from that position. This week marks the end of an era for readers of the Cape Gazette and for all of us who produce it for you. Chris Wildt, our longtime cartoonist, […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Chris Says Goodbye and Jim Says Hello

CSotD: What did he swear to defend and when did he swear to defend it?

The one thing all Americans can agree on is that Mick Mulvaney will be starring on “Dancing with the Stars” by Thanksgiving, which is better than sleeping with the fishes but then again much the same thing. Robert Ariail‘s cartoon is only one of several marking Mulvaney’s utterly bizarre press conference in which the only […]

Posted on: Oct 22, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Yahoo Groups Goes Private, Deletes Files

“Attention: Starting December 14, 2019 Yahoo Groups will no longer host user created content on its sites. New content can no longer be uploaded after October 28, 2019. Sending/Receiving email functionality is not going away, you can continue to communicate via any email client with your group members. Learn More“ “Yahoo has made the decision […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Syndicates, Web Sites, Comments: 2 Comments

Lalo Alcaraz Helps Nickelodeon Launch ‘The Casagrandes’

Nickelodeon has spun off “The Casagrandes” from their hit animated television series, “The Loud House.” The new series launched on October 14th and can be seen in regular rotation on the kids’ cable network. Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is on the “Casagrandes” staff as a writer and a consulting producer. Lalo has also served on the […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Lalo Alcaraz Helps Nickelodeon Launch ‘The Casagrandes’

CSotD: No faith to lose

I always hesitate before using Mo because it only comes out once a week and you really should be giving it clicks yourself. Still, at a time when I feel like we should all be panicking, her muted disappointment in the world echoes my own.   By contrast, Jeff Stahler drops some for-real cynicism in […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Sid the Kid Makes the Senior Strippers List

Sid Jacobson was born 90 years ago today, and so joins our Senior Strippers club. Sid, born October 20, 1929, is probably most famous for being a longtime editor, and sometime writer, for the Harvey comic book company. Sid has a claim on creating Richie Rich.   Though the Harvey kids are most recognizable, Sid […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

Nancy and The Nib Nab Ringo Awards

Last night The Ringo Awards were presented at the Baltimore Comic Con. Among the winners was Olivia Jaimes’ Nancy comic strip, and Matt Bors’ The Nib site.   BEST COMIC STRIP OR PANEL * Amazing Spider-Man, Stan Lee/Larry Lieber, King Features Syndicate * Bloom County, Berkeley Breathed, Andrews McMeel Universal * Doonesbury, Garry Trudeau, Andrews […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Nancy and The Nib Nab Ringo Awards

Charlie Brown’s 10 Saddest Quotes – Updated

Original October 19 post:   Charles Schulz’ Peanuts is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed comic strips around and for good reason. Schulz didn’t just aim to make simple greeting card jokes but wrote sincerely out of issues and anxieties within his own life, such as his childhood issues in school, complications in […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Brown’s 10 Saddest Quotes – Updated

CSotD: October Fools

  We’ll start today with an “I told you so,” illustrated by Wiley Miller, because I had been telling people to get up here and look at the leaves by Columbus Day Weekend. It was a very good, not quite spectacular year, with a lot of color though a little bit muted. Dr. Johnson said […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Rusins Kaufmanis – RIP

Editorial Cartoonist Rusins Kaufmanis has passed away. Rusins Kaufmanis March 27, 1925 – September 20, 2019 Globe and Mail cartoonist 1960 – ???? Ottawa Citizen editorial cartoonist 1963 – 1989 From the Ottawa Citizen obituary: He remained interested in politics, people, and especially humour to the very end. In his last week, when initially told […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Rusins Kaufmanis – RIP