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Archives for November, 2019

Nancy and Poochie (and Olivia Jaimes)

Sez Jeff Karnicky: Readers of Nancy will know that Olivia Jaimes does not use many Ernie Bushmiller legacy characters besides the obvious big three of Nancy, Sluggo, and Aunt Fritzi.  Peewee, a toddler who Nancy sometimes babysat, is now a small child who takes things way too literally… But we haven’t seen any of Bushmiller’s adults such […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Faith, Hope, Charity, and The Family Circus

Cartoonist Bil Keane, creator of “The Family Circus,” used his talents and cartoon characters to promote the annual Charity & Development Appeal, such as this cartoon from 1987 — the year St. John Paul II visited the Diocese of Phoenix — featuring Dolly and Jeffy. (Diocese of Phoenix Archives) The Diocese of Phoenix is celebrating […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Charity, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Faith, Hope, Charity, and The Family Circus

Lew Little – RIP

Famed comics syndicator Lew Little has passed away. Lewis Auburn (Lew) Little September 1, 1933 – November 21, 2019   From the obituary: Some of the world’s best-known comic strips were discovered by Little during a career spanning 80 years. He launched “Wee Pals,” the first integrated comic strip by Morrie Turner, and “Tumbleweeds,” a […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Joy to the World – A Lynda Barry Interview

When are you officially too old to make a bad drawing? As kids, we would frequently scribble the wildest things across the page with zero inhibitions, but as we grow up, we often start judging the things we make. That’s where Lynda Barry comes in. Lynda Barry sits down for a twenty minute video interview. […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Joy to the World – A Lynda Barry Interview

McDonnell and Mutts’ Tributes to Album Art

Patrick McDonnell’s Mutts is famous for a number of reasons, among them is his gentle-but-great humor, his sensitivity to the plight of animals, and his fantastic artistic abilities. Another famed feature are the homages that make up his title panels. There are dozens of examples throughout the years of his homages to artists such as […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on McDonnell and Mutts’ Tributes to Album Art

CSotD: Believe You Me

Jen Sorensen explains where we’re at. I think. It’s hard to know what’s going on, because we tend to rely on what people discuss on social media, and, first of all, we don’t know the proportion of the actual population they represent. That is, it’s fair to assume that nearly everyone is on social media […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

The Improbable Remains On his How To book tour Randall Munroe goes north to Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports on Randall’s lecture there.   The Spurns that Patient Merit of th’ Unworthy Takes At the time of this writing, the two most influential politicians in the United States are a real estate developer who became […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

CSotD: Earlybird Special

Frazz brings back a memory: Back when I used to visit classrooms to teach media literacy, my offer to teachers was that I would come for free, any time they wanted, except on the last day of class before a major holiday. Nobody ever objected; most greeted it with laughter, because they didn’t want to […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Sunday Funnies-Steve Roper & Mike Nomad Return

above: “Walt Kelly’s Pogo” from November 17, 1991 by Neal Sternecky   The Sunday before Thanksgiving can only mean one thing, a Gasoline Alley banner by Jim Scancarelli.   Jason Chatfield has me confused. Is the new Ginger Meggs story a late Halloween tale? A Thanksgiving parable? Or will it stretch into late next month […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Sunday Potpourri

  It doesn’t matter where we begin today, since it’s really a grab bag, but Chip Bok’s cartoon made me think, so we’ll start there. I brushed off the Bloomberg part. I’m glad he admitted that “Stop and Frisk” was a bad policy, but I don’t take his candidacy seriously and it doesn’t seem anyone […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

Joplin Globe Comics Survey

The Joplin Globe is currently canvassing its readers for comics “hahs” and “mehs.” DAILY COMICS SUNDAY COMICS

Posted on: Nov 23, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Truthiness

The idea that everyone was glued to the hearings is a bit fanciful, though somebody posted a photo taken on an airplane where all the screens were playing the same thing despite the choices available, including the choice of nothing at all. However, the laundromat TV was tuned to a comedy when I put in […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Gahan Wilson – RIP

Iconic cartoonist Gahan Wilson has passed away. Gahan Allen Wilson February 18, 1930 – November 21, 2019 Stepson Paul Winters is reporting the death of Gahan Wilson: Gahan Wilson 2/18/1930 – 11/21/2019 The world has lost a legend. One of the very best cartoonists to ever pick up a pen and paper has passed on. […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 8 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies with Amygdagiggles

If you only pick up the funnies every once in awhile, you have no more idea of what the hell is going on than Wallace‘s teacher. And, while I have the greatest sympathy for her, it serves you right, but I’ll direct you back to where this all began and, trust me, the trip will […]

Posted on: Nov 22, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

14 Fun Facts About Peanuts

When the first Peanuts comic strip debuted on October 2, 1950, readers, editors, and even creator Charles M. Schulz himself had no idea they were a witness to history being made. It took a while for the charming world inhabited by Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts family to became a comics […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment