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Archives for June, 2020

James Allen and Mark Trail Take Different Paths

Cartoonist James Allen disclosed today that he will be leaving the Mark Trail comic strip. On his Adventures Group Facebook page James revealed: “Tis true – Mark Trail and I have parted ways. The strip will continue with a bit of a new direction! For the most part, I had a good time doing it, […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 16 Comments

New Stuff From Gary Larson and The Far Side

GoComics has announced that “new stuff” is coming from cartoonist Gary Larson. When The Far Side website premiered last Winter Fall there were hints that Gary would not only present the old cartoons but also publish new creations. It seems that will be the case in July. As for what the “new stuff” will be […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on New Stuff From Gary Larson and The Far Side

CSotD: Getting Out No More Than You Putin

Our leadoff today is Jack Ohman‘s take, which is so stark, simple and provocative that it might — might — get through to some of the Deplorables. It could, at least, pry a few more of the semi-faithful away from Dear Leader, as the news spreads that we knew about a Russian offer of bounties […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Clay Bennett and Alexander Hunter Win National Sigma Delta Chi Editorial Cartoonist Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists has announced that Clay Bennett and Alexander Hunter are the recipients of the 2019 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism in the Editorial Cartooning category.   Editorial Cartooning (Newspaper Circulation 100,001+, Affiliated Website, National Magazine) Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press View online: Link 1 • Link 2 […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Clay Bennett and Alexander Hunter Win National Sigma Delta Chi Editorial Cartoonist Awards

No White Privilege for Scott Adams

Cartoonist and social media maven (he’s been retweeted by President Trump) Scott Adams has created a twitterstorm in responding to a tweet and claiming reverse racism. “I lost my TV show for being white when UPN decided it would focus on an African-American audience. That was the third job I lost for being white. The […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Controversies, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

Charlie Daniel: The Gentle Eviscerator

Drawing cartoons on dicey political topics without being ugly just comes naturally, says Daniel, who was born in Richmond, Virginia. But he’s uncomfortable attributing it to piety, as some others do. “Faith is my foundation, but I never went into drawing a cartoon saying, ‘how’s that going to balance with my belief in Jesus?’ and […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Charlie Daniel: The Gentle Eviscerator

Paper & Modesty Blaise Called Racially Insensitive

Warning: The following item deals with racial insensitivity and contains slurs that are offensive. The West Australian newspaper, located in Perth, reran a 1971 Modesty Blaise comic strip in its Monday, June 29, 2020 edition and is now taking heat for printing a strip that is seen as outrageously insensitive. From Pedestrian TV: The West […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Comments: 3 Comments

Tonight! Lalo Alcaraz Featured in ‘Art is Power’ Discussion on Social Justice

The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and Lalo Alcaraz are conducting a virtual discussion tonight (6/29) entitled “Art is Power.”  From the Facebook page for the event: WHAT: IMMI’ARTivism – a conversation about art imitating life with three influential artists and how their work relates to activism and social justice. WHO: […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Tonight! Lalo Alcaraz Featured in ‘Art is Power’ Discussion on Social Justice

Schulz Museum to Host ‘Exploring Intersectional Identities through Queer Comics’ Discussion

The Charles M. Schulz Museum is hosting a July 27th virtual discussion with cartoonists on “how their work explores marginalized identities and self-discovery.” Participants include Maia Kobabe, Ajuan Mance, and Bishakh Som. Maia Kobabe: Kobabe’s autobiography, Gender Queer, is a 2020 ALA Alex Award winner and Stonewall-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award Honor Book. Ajuan Mance: Mance is a professor […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Schulz Museum to Host ‘Exploring Intersectional Identities through Queer Comics’ Discussion

CSotD: Hiding From The Fire

Clay Bennett proves that less is more with this simple statement of where we’re at. The Republican Party has decided their future lies not simply in ignoring the pandemic or even in denying it, but in weaponizing its spread as an article of libertarian purity. Which might benefit the country if they would simply stay […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

Silverstein: A Man Named Shel

Last night, while I lay thinking here,Some Whatifs crawled inside my earAnd pranced and partied all night longAnd sang their same old Whatif song:Whatif I flunk that test?Whatif green hair grows on my chest?Whatif nobody likes me?Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?… from A Light in the Attic   When asked many years ago […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comments: 2 Comments

Carl Granath – RIP

Cartoonist Carl Granath has passed away. Carl Robert GranathSeptember 30, 1930 – May 28, 2020   From the obituary: He was in demand as a writer, art director and voice talent during his long career with major advertising agencies in Chicago but hated watching commercials. He was an animator and cartoonist who grew up idolizing […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Carl Granath – RIP

CSotD: Jumpers

Ed Hall delights me with a combination of political insight and zoological accuracy. The concept of lemmings leaping off the cliff in mass suicides is so deeply embedded in our consciousness that, for political cartoonists, it’s as basic an element as very small, sandy desert islands with one palm tree are for comic strippers. It’s […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

The Latest MAD Sadness

Tom Richmond has been one of “the usual gang of idiots” for 20 years, and that may be the limit for his usual idiosyncratic contributions to MAD. Tom’s latest news about the historic satire magazine brings summertime blues: MAD #15 is due to be released in August and will contain some new material. Back in […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Latest MAD Sadness

Cartoonist and Newspaper Publisher Defend Political Cartoon Against Reader Backlash

The weekly Islander News, on June 18, 2020, got some negative feedback over a political cartoon they had published on June 11, 2020:   In the same edition as those letters to the editor The Islander News Publisher, Tom Clifford, defended the newspaper publishing the cartoon and the cartoonist’s position: Then the June 25, 2020 […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment