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Archives for November, 2019

Charlie Brown and Pogo Possum Correspondence

Charles Schulz writing to Walt Kelly (late 1954): My book is filled with so much bad work, that I would consider it presumptuous on my part to send you one. After the first book came out, I wished that they would put out another so that my more recent work would show up. Now that […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Brown and Pogo Possum Correspondence

CSotD: We need some closers

Scott Stantis unintentionally wraps up how I’m feeling about social media specifically and the body politic generally. His intention is almost certainly a “What if?” by which I mean that, when he posted this at Twitter, he commented So this president has taken to coddling and pardoning war criminals. Just when you thought this administration […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Art Lozzi – RIP

Animation background artist Art Lozzi has passed away. Arminio Guido (Art) Lozzi October 22, 1929 – November 4, 2019 A career outline and a description of Art’s style from Animation Resources: Worked as an inbetweener at MGM and Disney, submitted humorous cartoons to magazines such as the New Yorker, designed holiday cards, worked on Tom […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Animation, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Tauhid Bondia Interview

Webcomics. Far too many webcomics for me to follow, but there are a few I really enjoy. Among the webcomic creators whose work have touched me is Tauhid Bondia. I got started with his A Problem Like Jamal, and followed him over, laughing all the way, to his current Crabgrass. A recent, relatively speaking, find […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Tauhid Bondia Interview

Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library – Tarzan

As long as I’m going off-topic of my self-imposed rules… The Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library For the first time, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library presents the complete literary works of the Master of Adventure in uniform hardcover editions. Published by the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923, each volume of the Authorized […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Books, Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library – Tarzan

The Future Is … Deference to Mainland China

A bit out of my wheelhouse, but… Though there was no intention to offend, DC Comics has decided that the better part of valor is submission to the vagaries of Mainland China’s whims. From Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post: A new Batman comic book series has landed the Caped Crusader in the middle of […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Controversies, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Future Is … Deference to Mainland China

CSotD: Friday Funnies

I understand there’s an ingredient in jellyfish that improves your memory, which is why I can look at this Reality Check and remember that we recently had a whole discussion of plastic bags that look like big fish. Well, they look like jellyfish, too, and this made me giggle. I suppose at some point grandfathers […]

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

Thanksgiving – That Was Then, This Is Now

I am thankful to Bruce Rosenberger for the 1953 black and white comic strips, and to Comics Kingdom and GoComics for today’s color comic strips. (More of today’s Thanksgiving strips can be read at both those sites.)      

Posted on: Nov 28, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Thanksgiving – That Was Then, This Is Now

CSotD: Somethingsomethingturkey

Today’s Moderately Confused is only confused about what the drama will be, not whether there will be some. A lot of holidays include a big dinner at some point, but Thanksgiving is the only one where the dinner is the entire point, and it tends to focus things on that gathering. Hence the drama. Okay, […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

A Cumulative Remembrance – Gahan Wilson

A collection of news stories and tributes on the death of Gahan Wilson. above: Michael Cavna-Warped News The Washington Post The New York Times The Associated Press (via The Los Angeles Times) 27East – The South Hampton Press CNN   Comics Sites The Comics Journal Multiversity Comics Comic Book Resources Four Realities Grand Comics Database […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, news, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on A Cumulative Remembrance – Gahan Wilson

new comic: Liz at Large by Elizabeth Montague

The Washington City Paper has a new panel cartoon. Welcome a new cartoon series—here for the next eight weeks. Liz at Large by Elizabeth Montague November 29*, 2019 – weekly panel Washington City Paper [began 2019(?) as webcomic] * The news was posted at the City Paper’s online site on Wednesday November 27; Wikipedia says […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on new comic: Liz at Large by Elizabeth Montague

Jimmy Margulies Loses Gig

The American Association of Editorial Cartoonists notes: We got an email the other day from cartoonist Jimmy Margulies, who wanted everyone to know yet another paper has dropped editorial cartoons. Margulies writes, “My first day back at work upon returning from the convention in Columbus [in October], I was told that my newspaper amNEW YORK […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jimmy Margulies Loses Gig

Talking Funny and Comic Looking

  Lectures, Conversations, and Exhibits. Mark Dery on Nursery Crimes: Edward Gorey’s Morbid Nonsense. In [an] illustrated lecture, cultural critic Mark Dery, author of Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey, reveals the surprisingly serious themes woven through his oeuvre: death, sexuality, the human condition, the meaning (or meaninglessness?) of life, […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2019,  Section: Discussion, Exhibits, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Talking Funny and Comic Looking

CSotD: Baalderdash

Paul Fell speaks to a specific blasphemy, but his cartoon has wider and deeper significance. The notion of Trump as the Chosen One is ludicrous, but the notion of people of any major religion embracing a vulgar, lying, fornicating etc etc etc conman as a fit leader, even within the secular sphere, is already so […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Howard Cruse – RIP

Cartoonist Howard Cruse has passed away. Howard Russell Cruse May 2, 1944 – November 26, 2019   Howard’s daughter shared on Facebook earlier today: With sadness I share that my birth father passed this afternoon after a too short battle with cancer, with his dear friend Pam and loving husband Eddie by his side, among […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments