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Archives for November, 2019

CSotD: Friday Funnies – Words, words, words

Arlo & Janis set me back a moment this past Sunday, until I re-read it and realized Arlo was talking about when wings went national, not when they were invented. Of course, wings were invented at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, and what KFC and others have done is turned good bar food into mediocre […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Gatehouse – Gannett Merger Approved

Shareholders have approved the merger of Gatehouse (New Media) and Gannett. Below are some outtakes of the Rick Edmonds article for Poynter: The combination will take place Tuesday, Nov. 19. The deal had been announced in mid-August as a $1.4 billion purchase of Gannett by New Media. But New Media shares have declined so much […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2019,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Tom Spurgeon Memorial at Billy Ireland Dec. 14

SAT, DEC 14 AT 5 PM EST Memorial for Tom Spurgeon The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum   The Spurgeon Family and the Billy Ireland are setting up a memorial service for Tom. From the Billy Ireland: Our community is grieving an incalculable loss today. Thomas Spurgeon, friend, donor, member of our National Advisory […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Gatherings, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Hearing Test

Ann Telnaes shows off her caricature chops with a portfolio of views from the hearings, and, while not overtly analyzing the proceedings, manages to both capture the moment and slip the knife between the ribs here and there. The hearings brought me back to Watergate days, because while there were a few times you were […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Tom Spurgeon – RIP

Comics Reporter Tom Spurgeon has passed away. From Tom’s brother Whit: R.I.P. to my amazing brother Thomas Spurgeon. He lived one hell of an amazing life, and I love him. Thomas Martin (Tom) Spurgeon December 16, 1968 – November 13, 2019   The news is shocking the industry. From the Comics Beat: Tom Spurgeon, writer, […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2019,  Section: Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Books – Reviews, Previews, and News

Eddie Campbell reviews Screwball for The Comics Journal: Screwball follows an isolated strain of comics history as opposed to those other books that tell the whole lot decade by decade or by lining up a canon of masters. Which is not say it isn’t linear: from Fred Opper to Boody Rogers, editor Paul Tumey locates […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Weeping in the Hall of the Phaeacians

Sousa and Machado set the scene today, as I try to reconcile history remembered with history in the making. History itself is a slippery thing, and Stephen Dedalus never quite explained his aphorism about history being a nightmare from which he was trying to awake, but, then again, he lived in Ireland, of which Chesterson […]

Posted on: Nov 13, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Classics Cartooned

Forget Classics Illustrated, let’s read Classics Cartooned. I’m Katie, and I’ve been drawing single-panel cartoons for the past eight years. I love silly puns, drawing, and reading, and these cartoons are a celebration of great books, authors, and literary tropes. I draw these with felt pens on paper, and then, because I am a bit […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

More Cartoon Controversy in Coeur d’Alene

Earlier this year a Daniel Brannan cartoon caused a bit of a fuss. Well, Daniel is not one to let the dust settle. From the Coeur d’Alene Press at the beginning of this month: Bigoted postcards arrived in Coeur d’Alene mailboxes Thursday, prompting outrage and solidarity from community leaders and candidates. The postcard, postmarked with […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Politics, Comments: 0 Comments

7th Annual Guest Jumbler Week

David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek are taking next week off from Jumble (again). Daily Jumble guest creators for the week of November 18 – 23, 2019 are Ron Ferdinand (Marcus Hamilton?) Dan McConnell John Hambrock Lincoln Peirce Scott Hilburn Bunny Hoest and John Reiner   As mentioned above this has, since 2013, become an […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Redirecting the loyalty, reframing the trust

Clay Bennett plows no new ground with this piece and, as is often the case with his work, you have to sort through how much you like the art versus how much you like the message, because, aside from the caricature, check out the desk itself, the coloring, etc. But if he’d drawn it with […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

The (Tampa Bay) Times They Are A Changin’

The Tampa Bay Times has announced some changes coming, shrinking the hard copy and expanding the e-edition. (Surely there will be a corresponding decrease in the print price.) Starting Friday, we’re introducing changes to the Tampa Bay Times. These changes keep the focus on our primary mission: delivering first-rate local coverage and investigative reporting. Here’s […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Centenarian Veteran and Cartoonist Honored

Ernie Poignant was born a few months after the end of World War 1, which made him of age to serve in World War 2. Today, a few months shy of his 101st birthday, Ernie was a guest of honor at Remembrance Day ceremonies. A legendary cartoonist and Second World War veteran came back to […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Stephan Pastis Auctioning a ‘Pearls’ Original to Benefit ‘Homes for Our Troops’

Current bid is more than $800. From ebay: Winning bidder will receive an original Pearls Before Swine comic strip, custom signed to winning bidder by Stephan Pastis, pen and ink on 17″ by 5.5″ paper A Letter of Authenticity for this item will be provided by Homes For Our Troops. Item Details: Cartoonist: Stephan Pastis […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: The Homogenization of America

Amid all the cartoons of kids-saluting-ghosts and variations on Iwo Jima, Paul Fell drops an observation which is less cynical than simply realistic. You could write a book called “Whatever Happened To Veteran’s Day?” as part of a series, or bundle it all into a single book called “The Homogenization of America.” I don’t have […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments