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Archives for June, 2020

CSotD: Nothing More Than Feelings

Let’s start by letting Mike Thompson answer the question we’ll be asking. A major reason we have a man with a sociopathic lack of empathy in the White House is that we have a substantial number of people in our country with an equally pathological inability to see inside the lives of others. It’s not […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

This Is Jeopardy – Bugs Bunny Category

Today’s Jeopardy was a rerun from February 12, 2019.   Answer: This appeared December 29, 1990Question: What is the last Bugs Bunny daily comic strip.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: Comments Off on This Is Jeopardy – Bugs Bunny Category

CSotD: Incurable Grump Edition

First, some good news: At a time when political cartoonists are under increasing pressure to toe the company line, the new website at the Buffalo News announces that Adam Zyglis is under no such restraint: At least, I’m going to assume that’s what it means. (That would be Adam “One Shed” Zyglis, not to be […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Early Greg Evans Graphics

As everyone knows Greg Evan created and syndicated Luann in 1985, becoming a young, overnight success. Well, maybe not overnight. Ten years earlier Greg and Betty had returned to The States from Australia and settled, for a time, in Colorado Springs, Colorado with Greg trying to capitalize on his creative abilities. above and below from […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Joe Sinnott – RIP

Famed comic book artist Joe Sinnott has passed away. Joseph Leonard (Joe) Sinnott October 16, 1926 – June 25, 2020 From the Joe Sinnott Facebook notice: It with great sorrow that we must announce the passing of Joltin’ Joe Sinnott on June 25th at 8:40am at the age of 93. He went peacefully with the […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Kidstuff and Other Unforgotten Dreams

We start with the grownups and this Kevin Necessary cartoon, which reminds me of the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment where they put a little kid alone in a room with a marshmallow in front of him on the promise that, if it was still there when the adult returned, the kid would get two marshmallows. In a […]

Posted on: Jun 25, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Ralph Dunagin – RIP

Editorial and comic strip cartoonist Ralph Dunagin has passed away. Raymond Ralph Dunagin, Jr.June 19, 1937 – June 24, 2020 newspaper illustrator, art director, cartoonist From the Orlando Sentinel notice: Ralph Dunagin, an editorial cartoonist for the Sentinel and its predecessor, the Orlando Evening Star, from 1961 to 2001, died Wednesday. He was 83. Meeting […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Let Us Not Praise Famous Men

I suppose that, in a circular argument, it doesn’t much matter where you start, but let’s jump into today’s discussion with this Jeff Stahler piece, which asks an important question. People keep saying, well, we’ll take them off the street and put them in a museum. Without answering the question, “A museum of what??” Most […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

The Comic Strips of Frank Bolle

Cartoonist Frank Bolle was born on June 23, 1924 and passed away last month. He became a regular contributor to comic books in the last half of the 1940s after serving his country during World War Two. During his early comic book career he often partnered, and developed a lifelong friendship, with fellow cartoonist Leonard […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Ruben Bolling Guests on the ‘Virtual Memories’ Podcast

Award-winning cartoonist Ruben Bolling is the guest on the latest episode of Gil Roth’s “Virtual Memories Show.” From Gil’s site: Herblock Award-winning cartoonist Ruben Bolling joins the show to celebrate 30 years of his comic, Tom The Dancing Bug! We talk about his two new collections, Into the Trumpverse and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader (Clove Press), and how pandemic-uncertainty means you’ll need […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ruben Bolling Guests on the ‘Virtual Memories’ Podcast

What’s Lost If Political Cartoons Are Sacrificed?

[W]hat is lost when political cartoons are sacrificed completely to avoid conflict? To be sure, these are challenging times for the publications. Cartoonists and other journalists contacted by The Washington Post paint the picture: Smaller papers generally have thinner staffs and fewer resources, which means they rely largely on relatively inexpensive syndicated cartoons, which are […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Tuesday Titterings

I’m not in the mood for politics today, and, fortunately, some strip artists put up fine work, which works out nicely and so Friday Funnies come on a Tuesday this week.   But, before that, politics are pretty funny at the moment, too, and Matt Wuerker‘s commentary on John Bolton’s book provides a moment to […]

Posted on: Jun 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonist Profiles and Cartoonews

MONTAGUE: Yeah. I had emailed just, like, the general New Yorker email from the Instagram account and had said, hey, you know, there’s a lot of – there’s definitely some diversity lacking at The New Yorker and The New Yorker cartoons just based on the characters that are drawn and the point of view and […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Profiles and Cartoonews

CSotD: Speaking out against the madness

Michael Ramirez offers a challenging commentary on the toppling of statues, and, normally, I wouldn’t feature a cartoon with specific, glaring errors, but this one is worth addressing. The Buddhas were not historic but religious statues, while the destruction of Nimrud was also based on religious differences: Extremist Islamists wanting to wipe out not just […]

Posted on: Jun 22, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

Greensboro News & Record Sunday Comics Lineup

The Greensboro (North Carolina) News & Record subscribers had a little surprise this morning: Have no fear. We have not changed our Sunday comics lineup! Because of an insertion error, most of our customers received two versions of the Sunday comics — a correct version and a second copy printed for another publication. Unfortunately, some […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Greensboro News & Record Sunday Comics Lineup