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Archives for February, 2020

Original Art for 1st Flash Gordon Strip to Auction

Well, this oughta bring a buck or two. The original art for the January 7, 1934 debut of Flash Gordon by Alex Raymond has come to light and will be offered for auction by Profiles in History. From Just Collecting news: The first-ever Flash Gordon comic strip drawn by Alex Raymond in 1933 is heading […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Welcome to the chaos

I’m thinking of doing an entire blog consisting of nothing but cartoons of the Wall Street bull statue wearing a surgical mask. At this stage, it’s still a coincidence, but time’s up, gang.   If you would like to examine the coronavirus in more detail, I’d suggest you go to the Guardian and read the […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Cagle Cartoons Puts On a New Face

Cagle Cartoons has made some changes to its homepage and to functions at the site. Daryl Cagle uses up a little bandwidth to talk about and explain the changes. We’ve made some changes to the front page of our syndicate site, that will affect our contributing artists. The site is the core of […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Web Sites, Comments: 0 Comments

Mo Willems and HBO Max in Multiyear Deal

Mo Willems and HBO let The Pigeon do his thing. The Hollywood Reporter reports: HBO Max has made a big commitment to its kids and family programming business, signing beloved children’s author Mo Willems to an exclusive multiyear deal. The streamer won out in a competitive negotiation and will make Willems the first artist in […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Children's Books, Television, Comments: 0 Comments

Russ Cochran – RIP

Comics maven, historian, archivist, dealer, and publisher Russ Cochran has passed away. above: Russ Cochran portrait by Frank Frazetta Russell Vance (Russ) Cochran July 3, 1937 – February 23, 2020 Self-described as “Ph.D. in Physics, 1964, Professor at Drake University 1964-1974, Publisher of collector books, 1971-date, lover of all apes.” The news of Russ’ passing […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

‘Close to Home’ Cancelled in Canada – updated

Cartoonist John McPherson’s Close to Home comic panel was cancelled by Postmedia newspapers after running a cartoon deemed offensive: Postmedia, owners of the National Post and dozens of papers across Canada, has cancelled a syndicated cartoon after an “offensive” post was published that depicted the Lone Ranger and Tonto in a bar. “Last Friday, an […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: 401ks, SoBs and the jive in the java

Fears of the coronavirus sent the Dow into a freefall, as Rob Rogers depicts it. Though let’s keep our values straight here. The fact that many people are very sick and quite a few of them are dying isn’t what made the bull market fall. It’s the fact that factories in China are closing to […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Crankshaft Replaces Retail in AIM Media Papers

The Pomeroy Daily Sentinel is reporting that Crankshaft will replace the Retail comic strip in a few AIM Media Midwest newspapers: If you like your newspaper’s comic strips locally sourced along with your produce, you’re in luck. Starting this week, The Daily Sentinel, Gallipolis Daily Tribune and Point Pleasant Register, is picking up “Crankshaft,” written […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Monday Roundup

Before I forget: We’ve had a couple of additions to our list of Patreon and similar fundraisers for cartoonists. If there’s someone whose work you appreciate, here’s where you can find out how to show that appreciation. Now, on with the show: I mentioned recently that it’s hard to produce a multi-panel political cartoon that […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Norm Feuti’s Retail Closing – update (closed)

original January 19, 2020 item: Norm Feuti has announced that he is ending his Retail comic strip. After a little more than 14 years, I’ve decided to retire my comic strip, RETAIL. The final installment will run on Sunday, February 23, 2020. I’ve been lucky in recent years to have multiple opportunities creating children’s books, […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments

Sunday Funnies and Winter Weirdness

It is strange the inordinate amount of time it took me to figure out how they transmogrified the Prince Valiant half page into a tabloid page. Far longer than it should have.     Frazz, B.C., and Over The Hedge, on weird winters.         I mentioned last week about James Allen‘s new […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Newspaper Apologises for Transphobic Cartoon

The Morning Star, a British daily, apologized Sunday for a cartoon it ran Tuesday: The Morning Star apologises unreservedly for the publication last Tuesday of a cartoon which was offensive to trans people. The cartoon had not been authorised for publication and its appearance in the print edition represents a failure to follow our own […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Rhymes Replaces Retail, Elsewhere Others-update

original February 17 item: In The New Mexican Rhymes With Orange will move into Feuti’s Retail space. The comic strip Retail, a fixture on The New Mexican‘s daily comics page for years, is closing up shop. Saturday’s strip will mark the end of Retail‘s daily syndication run after more than 14 years. The strip’s creator, […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Nous réparons à zéro

Lio may be on the right track. One advantage of a parliamentary system is that elections can be called anytime but then they only last a few weeks. Yes, Brexit went on — has gone on — forever, but that’s an exception. Under a parliamentary system, the Democrats and Republicans would each choose a party […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

First and Last – James Thurber & The New Yorker

James Thurber‘s first drawings appeared in the The New Yorker dated ninety years ago today. In the New Yorker issue dated February 22, 1930 a short James Thurber contribution included two illustrations, the first Thurber drawings to appear in the magazine. [James Thurber’s words first appeared in the February 26, 1927 New Yorker, but since […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments