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Archives for May, 2020

CSotD: Go find your Sunday song

Sherman’s Lagoon provides one of the best pandemic cartoons yet seen on the funny pages. With lead times for strips in general and Sundays even moreso, it’s hard to get beyond toilet paper and social distancing gags without risk of being outdated by the time it appears. This is a more convoluted and character-driven piece […]

Posted on: May 17, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Happy Queen Victoria’s Birthday

If Queen Victoria could write 2,500 words a day, the least you can do is read that much. above Tom Gauld cartoon from The Guardian Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2020 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good […]

Posted on: May 16, 2020,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Happy Queen Victoria’s Birthday

CSotD: Clean-up time

Tom Toles leads off today with the central issue our country is facing: Donald Trump and his minions are promoting a cult of personality. For those who only know the term through rock music, “Cult of Personality” emerged as a political term in 1956, when Nikita Khruschev took power in the USSR and began attempting […]

Posted on: May 16, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

New Comic Coming – #Sales by Bill Bettwy

Bill Bettwy, creator of Take It From The Tinkersons, has created a new comic strip that will be web-only (I think) at the Comics Kingdom site. The new comic will be concerned with “horrible tales from the miserable world of sales.” #Sales will join just a couple other online comics on the Comics Kingdom site […]

Posted on: May 15, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Clay Jones, Michael Ramirez – Troublemakers

Some of our readers were offended Thursday morning over a nationally syndicated editorial cartoon we published on page 6A. It seems the above cartoon by Clay Jones has raised hackles of some Daily Times readers: Our intent was to provoke outrage that an innocent black jogger could be murdered in today’s America and that our […]

Posted on: May 15, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Jones, Michael Ramirez – Troublemakers

CSotD: Friday Funnies in the Book Nook

In the category of Happy Timing, F-Minus dropped this strip on the day I finished the heavy lifting on my final week before retirement. Writers don’t actually retire, of course: They keep writing. They just stop getting paid for it. In this case, the fellow is right, despite the limited lesson he took away. I […]

Posted on: May 15, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Frank Johnson – RIP

Cartoonist Frank Johnson has passed away. Frank B. Johnson April 13, 1931 – April 2, 2020 From the obituary: Frank came out of the Army, he started working for Charlton Press Comics doing humor comic books, including “Lil Genius”, “Lil Tomboy”, “Rock and Rollo”, “Double Trouble”, “Lil Rascal Twins”, and “My Little Margie’s Boyfriends”. Frank […]

Posted on: May 14, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: City/Country, Young/Old

I didn’t understand GrubHub before the lockdown, since so many pizzerias and Chinese places deliver anyway and because I couldn’t see the advantage of paying some gig worker to do what it would take you so little effort to do yourself, which is get off your lazy ass and go get the food. It didn’t […]

Posted on: May 14, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Schulz, Schultz, Schultze

So I can get Jim Scancarelli spelled right without looking it up.I think for the rest of my natural-born days I’ll have to copy and paste Francesco Marciuliano.Charles Schulz? I think I got him down. But not everybody does. Charles M. Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, is among the most influential and respected cartoonists of […]

Posted on: May 13, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Schulz, Schultz, Schultze

20 Cartoonists Answer 1995 Survey

Mike Lynch has dug up a survey of cartoonists from 25 years ago. I found the answers to questions 15 through 18 fascinating. Mike has 20 cartoonists who responded to the questionnaire.See who got #18 right and who got it wrong.  

Posted on: May 13, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 20 Cartoonists Answer 1995 Survey

Dr. Jack and Curtis Taking a Break

Unsure why (unable to find any explanatory message) but after ten years,more or less, cartoonists Jack Swanepoel and John Curtis, better known by their partnership pen names Dr. Jack and Curtis, have decided to take a sabbatical from their Eyewitness News (EWN) cartooning in South Africa. Below are some selected cartoons from the deep archives […]

Posted on: May 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Dr. Jack and Curtis Taking a Break

CSotD: Illusions, allusions, collusions

David Rowe begins today’s conversation with this delightful take on everything. Fauci’s deadpan expression captures his serious intent, while his expertise is shown in the charts on his desk, ready for use in his testimony, his framed degrees and his overflow of books. But despite his having shut the door and put a “closed” sign […]

Posted on: May 13, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Free E-Book: Snoopy Party Animal

above: the hard copy cover, the free e-book does not contain a pull-out poster or flip-book animation Andrews McMeel Publishing and the Schulz Museum have joined forces to give away laughs. From all of us at Andrews McMeel Publishing and the Schulz Museum, thank you for nurturing a lifelong love of reading in kids. Please […]

Posted on: May 12, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Free E-Book: Snoopy Party Animal

Happy 99th Lily Renée

Don’t do a lot of comic book stuff here, there are a bunch of sites for that, but… The lovely comic book artist of the 1940s, Lily Renée is celebrating her 99th birthday today, and we would like to join in the celebration and wish her well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RENÉE!  

Posted on: May 12, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Happy 99th Lily Renée

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Wants Your Opinion

The 2020 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival will take place;one way or another, in one form or another. But the organizers would like your opinion on the matter: So what does the pandemic mean for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus? * We can say for sure that CXC is going to happen in some form this October, and […]

Posted on: May 12, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Gatherings, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Wants Your Opinion