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Simone Slykhous, One of E&P’s “25 Under 35”

Simone Slykhous has been named one of Editor & Publisher’s “Rising Stars in Today’s News Industry.” This year’s list of 25 Under 35 includes Simone, Creators Syndicate managing editor. Simone Slykhous, 29 Managing editor, Creators Syndicate Hermosa Beach, Calif. Education: Northwestern University, bachelor of science, journalism with a minor in political science E&P managed to […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Creators, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Groundhog Day in the Committee Room

There is humor to be found in any crisis, and Jeff Stahler taps into one of the better TV commercials to come along in awhile. That elevates a so-what gag about people working from home in their undies into a much better piece, because, first of all, it ties into something not just familiar but […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Post Independent Cancels All Comics

The Glenwood Springs (Colorado) Post Independent will no longer run comic strips. The Post Independent is a free, (now) five day a week newspaper serving a ski resort area in Colorado. With the coronovirus difficulties and ski season ending some difficult choices had to be made. My mission is to preserve as many of our […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Samuel Joyner – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Samuel Joyner has passed away. Samuel R. (Sam) Joyner February 7, 1924 – March 24, 2020 editorial cartoonist, illustrator, comics historian   From the Philadelphia Tribune obituary: Often described as the visual voice for African Americans that was represented in mass-circulated magazines and newspapers, Joyner had a storied career as a teacher, cartoonist […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Herman Wouk holds Modly’s beer

The enduring quote from “The Caine Mutiny” is one character’s observation that “The Navy is a master plan designed by geniuses for execution by idiots.” But there’s another saying, this one of uncertain origin, that goes “Every time you think you’ve made something foolproof, they invent a better fool.” Hence Nick Anderson‘s cartoon, comparing policies […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Monday Funday (100% Coronavirus-Free Comics)

Let’s start by listening in on an always enjoyable Agnes and Trout exchange.   Ben(z) breaks the fourth wall.   Will Henry welcomes Spring with a nice panel. Also liked how Will used his space Sunday.   What the heck, let’s stay on Sunday for a while. One of my favorite webcomics celebrates a birthday. […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Feels like a Monday

F-Minus gives a pretty good overview, not of how I feel, but of why. Facebook, and to a lesser extent Twitter, have always been full of people whinging about this or that, and looking for allies over silly things nobody else frets over, and announcing nincompooperies they are convinced are breakthroughs. But never so much […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Let’s Talk About Rip Haywire and the Fight Club

  There have been some classic comic strip battles. and, of course, Captain Easy:         I think Rip Haywire versus The Gross Woods Monster is a contender. After countless fights Rip seems to have met his match. The story starts two month ago when Which, naturally, leads to (Normally I would direct […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Lies, Frauds and Misunderstandings

We’ll start with Paul Fell today, because he expresses something fundamental in both the coronavirus matter and dialogue in general. Someone observed the other day that there are a lot of people who don’t remember, or weren’t around for, “smoking” and “non-smoking” areas, but, indeed, O Best Beloved, there were sections of restaurants and airplanes […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Post Bulletin Stops Printing Sunday Funnies

The Rochester, Minn. Post Bulletin announced that their eight page Sunday comics section will no longer appear in their printed Weekend edition. From the editor: At times like this, we need laughs probably more than ever. That’s what made it a particularly difficult, even painful decision to curtail printing the eight-page color comics section in […]

Posted on: Apr 4, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Tom Gianni – RIP

Courtroom artist and illustrator Tom Gianni has passed away. Thomas Francis (Tom) Gianni January 5, 1960 – March 30, 2020   courtroom sketch artist, illustrator, artist brother to Gary Gianni From the obituary: Thomas worked as a book illustrator, freelance artist, and most notably courtroom artist for WGN, NBC, and WTTW in Chicago. He was […]

Posted on: Apr 4, 2020,  Section: Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Dave Whamond and ‘Reality Check’ Hit 25-Year Mark

Today marks the 25th anniversary of award-winning illustrator and cartoonist Dave Whamond’s syndicated panel “Reality Check.” From Dave: “I remember it being such an exciting time but overwhelming at the same time. Having a syndicated comic was a lifelong dream realized. Since I was old enough to read, I could’t wait to read the comics […]

Posted on: Apr 4, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Future Funnies (and a Blast from the Past)

  Loren Fishman gets recognition for his Mallard Fillmore work when his name is added to the Sunday title panel tomorrow, the first new Sunday Mallard since November 2019.   Elsewhere in the Kingdom some strips are still adjusting to the new reality: King Features Syndicate has issued a correction for Mutts Sunday for 4/5. […]

Posted on: Apr 4, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: If I say it’s still Friday, it’s still Friday

Stuart Carlson prompts the question, “Is anybody still watching this crap?” If they hadn’t given Trump so much free airtime for his nonsensical statements and outrageous stunts in 2016, he’d have lost the election (and maybe never been nominated). Now they’re giving him an hour or two of free campaigning every night. Somebody call the […]

Posted on: Apr 4, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Brian Crane Interview for Pickles 30th

Continuing the celebration of 30 years of the Pickles comic strip, Brian Crane‘s local newspaper interviews the cartoonist. It appears you still publish a piece every day, but do you create every day? For most of the past 30 years I have created new material every day. Lately I have slowed down a bit, slipping in […]

Posted on: Apr 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments