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Archives for January, 2020

You Are Cordially Invited…to a Fastrack Interview

With their wedding on the fast track (pun intended), Dethany and Guy sit down for an interview. -Will the wedding be fun spooky or SPOOOOKY spooky? DETHANY: I fail to see the distinction. Just kidding! It’ll be fun spooky, since all ages will be there, including my nieces and nephews. Think “Courage the Cowardly Dog” […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The Oregonian Reinstates Non Sequitur

Another major paper has brought Non Sequitur back to its pages. The Non Sequitur comic strip had quite an impressive client list before Wiley had a serious lapse of judgment about a year ago. Since that time both the cartoonist and the syndicate have apologized and, as The Oregonian notes, made assurances: “I asked Miller […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Oregonian Reinstates Non Sequitur

CSotD: Friday Funnies Come On A Friday This Week!

It’s been a while since Sir Stewart has made an appearance in Alex, but then it had been a while since Warren Buffett made an appearance and here they both are, Sir Stewart tanking a fictional financial company while Buffett walks away from newspapers, having sold the Buffalo News and his other newspaper holdings to […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Bianca Xunise – New Tuesday Chick

Tuesday January 28, 2020 saw the debut of a new cartoonist joining the Six Chix lineup. Bianca Xunise joined the panel this past Tuesday, and announced her new spot that same day: Scary Bradshaw @biancaxunise I’m thrilled to be brought on as a writer for Six Chix! I’ll also be the first black female cartoonist […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bianca Xunise – New Tuesday Chick

Sincerest Condolences

Al’s Twitter account  

Posted on: Jan 30, 2020,  Section: Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Sincerest Condolences

Koterba, Plante, Zyglis Traded to Lee Enterprises

Lee Enterprises has bought the Berkshire Hathaway (BH Media Group) newspapers. After managing the BH newspapers for 18 months Lee Enterprises now takes ownership of all the BH newspapers, including The Buffalo News. (The Berkshire Hathaway-owned The Buffalo News was not a part of the BH Media Group, but is part of the sale.) The […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Koterba, Plante, Zyglis Traded to Lee Enterprises

Mr. Peanut and Cartoonists’ Malice Aforethought

It seems the Death of Mr. Peanut was foretold by cartoonists around the turn of the century. Mark Parisi   Michael Maslin   Michael Cavna  

Posted on: Jan 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Everybody’s got something to sell

Jack Ohman starts us off today by pointing out that Republican complaints that John Bolton is only offering to testify in order to sell books might be more compelling if they weren’t defending the biggest snake-oil salesman, grifter and shameless profiteer in major politics since the Teapot Dome. Trump also sells books, and, as Ohman […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Origins of a Cartoonist, Rich Sparks Style

Not long after Rich Sparks moved to Chicago in 1982, he started a job at Carnival Foods, a grocery store in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Working in the produce department, Sparks was tasked with updating a sign advising customers to “Ring Bell for Service,” and in short order he’d transformed it into a sort […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Roz Chast Sez: Cartoonists Stay With Your Passion

Roz Chast has advice for young cartoonists: Chast said aspiring artists should not be deterred from their passion. “Listen to the people who understand what you’re trying to do, who could offer you good advice,” she said. “There are people not understanding what you’re trying to do and put you down and think you’re going […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Events, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Roz Chast Sez: Cartoonists Stay With Your Passion

Magic In A Minute Does A Disappearing Act

Missing from our list of 2019 Newspaper Comic Strip Departures is Mac King’s Magic in a Minute. It has seemingly disappeared before our very eyes. Using the GoComics site as a reference the last new strip (it IS a series of sequential panels) was April 28, 2019. They then issued reruns from May 5 to […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: Another Century, Another Deal

Dave Granlund picks up on an odd co-inky-dink in Trump’s magnificent “Deal of the Century,” which sounds like something Monty Hall should emcee but instead has been presented by an American president under impeachment and an Israeli prime minister under indictment. All this while Trump’s party back home is explaining that we shouldn’t let John […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Editorial Cartooning in the News

Capitol Public Radio interviews Jack Ohman of The Sacramento Bee, touching on The Impeachment, the End Times of the Staff Editorial Cartoonist, new job as Deputy Opinion Editor and prose editorials, the State of the Newspaper, and more. Oh, Jack Ohman also talks about his latest cartoon about Mike Pompeo, which brings us to Gary […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartooning in the News

Kevin Cannon Named Minnesota State Fair Artist

The Minnesota State Fair has named Kevin Cannon as 2020 Commemorative Artist. Twin Cities Pioneer Press is reporting: Twin Cities cartoonist and illustrator Kevin Cannon has been selected to create the official 2020 Minnesota State Fair commemorative art. His original interpretation of the Great Minnesota Get-Together will be unveiled at the State Fairgrounds in June. […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Events, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Kevin Cannon Named Minnesota State Fair Artist

Garry Trudeau’s Poster Things & Buttons & Bows

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise interview Garry Trudeau on his latest Zonker poster and button for the Saranac Winter Carnival. Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau answered questions by email over the weekend about designing the poster and button for this year’s Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, about his stepmother Ursula Trudeau — an artist and model from Montreal […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Garry Trudeau’s Poster Things & Buttons & Bows