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Archives for December, 2019

Association of American Editorial Cartoonists: Officers 2020 – 2021

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has announced its new officers. AAEC Officers 2020-2021 President: Kevin Siers, The Charlotte Observer President-elect: Jen Sorensen, The Nib Vice President: Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press Secretary-Treasurer: Monte Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons Immediate Past President: Pat Bagley, Salt Lake City Tribune Director: Ed Hall, freelance (2nd year) Director: Liza Donnelly, The New Yorker Director: Tim […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2019,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Association of American Editorial Cartoonists: Officers 2020 – 2021

Best Editorial Cartoons of Year/Decade (Wrap Up)

I’m thinking (hoping) this will be the last of these “Best of” issues. By some reckoning this is the end of the 2010s decade, so… Mike Peterson has linked to The Economist/Kal Best of the Decade page, so we’ll move on to CagleCartoons’ 2010 decade galleries.   Gary McCoy   Milt Priggee   Rick McKee […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Year End Review, Comments: Comments Off on Best Editorial Cartoons of Year/Decade (Wrap Up)

CSotD: Mr. Lang is very old

The news of John Lewis’s pancreatic cancer inspires this Mike Luckovich cartoon saluting cancer survivors and hoping he’s one of them. So say we all. First thing I learned when I was diagnosed a little over three years ago was that everybody’s cancer is different. Not only is every type of cancer different, but everybody’s […]

Posted on: Dec 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Even More Best Editorial Cartoons of 2019

From the Philadelphia Inquirer Signe Wilkinson‘s Favorite cartoons of 2019.   Phil Hands of the Wisconsin State Journal looks back at 2019 – with commentary.   From the Los Angeles Sentinel, the Top Eight by David G. Brown.   The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a best of Steve Sack gallery behind a paywall.   John […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Even More Best Editorial Cartoons of 2019

CSotD: Category Killers and other delights

I’ve recently mentioned my past covering shopping malls, but I hadn’t mentioned “category killers,” a term from that corner of retail business. A category killer is a store that makes it pointless to add other stores in that category. For instance, if you lease to Dick’s Sporting Goods, there’s no point in a smaller sports […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2019,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Sunday Funnies – Last of 2019

  Is it my imagination, or has Peter Guren developed quite a sense of humor lately?   Is it my imagination, or does Thomas Yeates just get better every week?   Hi and Lois dream the impossible dream (getting political?)   Today’s Heart of the City and today’s Mutts and today’s Mary Worth   Amelia […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Sunday Funnies – Last of 2019

Joan Crosby Tibbetts – RIP

Joan Crosby Tibbetts, daughter of Percy Crosby, has passed away. Joan Crosby Tibbetts September 21, 1932 – October 26, 2019   From Joan’s Linkedin page:  Owner,  Skippy, Inc.,  Feb 1968 – Present 51 years 11 months primary job as court-appointed administrator of Percy Crosby Estate (my father), involving licensing of his famous SKIPPY character; policing […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Joan Crosby Tibbetts – RIP

The Missoulian: No Opinion on the Comics Page

The Missoulian (Big Sky Country) has decided to rid its comic pages of opinion strips. Effective after Sunday, Jan. 5, the Missoulian is ending its subscription to the comics “Doonesbury” and “Mallard Fillmore.” Many readers have long complained about both strips. The leading complaints about “Doonesbury” [Andrews McMeel Syndication] these days is that the daily […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Chuckles and Despair

A couple of Sunday funnies to start things gently. Zits made me smile partially for the portrait of a young teen finding a way to show off powers beyond his true capacity, and partially for the memory of doing the same thing myself. Not quite this. But at about 12 or 13, I had a […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Dutch Politician Revives Draw Mohammed Contest – update: Contest Ends, Winner Announced

Ignoring the violence, or the threat of violence, that has accompanied past events like it, a Dutch politician is calling for another Draw Mohammed contest. Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has revived his plan to hold a contest for cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad, more than a year after cancelling such an event out of […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

More Best Editorial Cartoons of 2019 Roundups

In our earlier roundup we linked to the Napa Valley Register‘s editors pick their favorite Clay Bennett cartoons from their supplier The Washington Post Writers Group. Here are The Register’s favorites from the rest of the WPWG stable. Signe Wilkinson of the Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News     Nick Anderson     Mike Lester     […]

Posted on: Dec 29, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on More Best Editorial Cartoons of 2019 Roundups

CSotD: The amazing, articulate Mrs. Grundy

Today’s Candorville cracked me up because I recently was showered with some of what I call “talk show drunk” rhetoric. That goes back to my brief career in talk radio, which began with an evening show, six to nine, but advanced to a morning show from nine to noon. The night show rarely went without […]

Posted on: Dec 28, 2019,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Ray Billingsley, Once and Still KFS Cartoonist

Discussing the new Kwanzaa Tale by Ray Billingsley the other day I may have started a rumor that Ray would be retiring soon. It was my fear of losing the Curtis comic strip that had me mention a blurb I saw on Ray’s Facebook page stating, “Former Syndicated Cartoonist at King Features Syndicate.” I reached […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

2019 Ed-Op Cartoon Revue-Commonwealth Number

Aislin from the Montreal Gazette     Steven Camley of Scotland’s The Herald     Graeme MacKay of the Toronto Star looks at the local scene      

Posted on: Dec 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on 2019 Ed-Op Cartoon Revue-Commonwealth Number

Terri Libenson Reflects on a Comic Strip Career

Terri Libenson is retiring her The Pajama Diaries comic strip to concentrate on books. From a young age, Libenson — a Kingston native — loved to draw and would get together with a friend down the street after school and create her own cartoon characters and comics. Terri talks to the old hometown paper about […]

Posted on: Dec 27, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment