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Archives for July, 2020

Classic Illustrated: Constitution Illustrated

Classics Illustrated adapted famous books to the comic book format,R. Sikoryak has done the same with one of the world’s most famous documents. Utilizing comic characters and their creators’ styles Sikoryak has adapted The United States Constitution word for word into comic book format. As Boing Boing says: Cartoonist R. Sikoryak’s talent for mimicking other […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 1 Comment

Steenz’s Heart Replaces Jaimes’s Nancy in St. Louis

Trailblazing St. Louis comic strip artist debuts in hometown Post-Dispatch That’s the headline introducing Heart of the City to newspaper’s readers: Beginning on Monday, the Post-Dispatch will carry “Heart of the City,” which Steenz took over drawing in April. It had been drawn by Mark Tatulli since 1998. The strip is about middle schooler Heart […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Steenz’s Heart Replaces Jaimes’s Nancy in St. Louis

Rhymes With Orange as Interactive Comic Strip

Welcome to the Comic of The Future, brought to you by Rhymes With Orange, King Features, and Mental Canvas. From Rhymes With Orange: The King Features’ syndicated cartoon Rhymes With Orange has teamed up with Mental Canvas to bring you a cartoon that you can virtually jump into and explore. What’s the cartoon about? No […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies about things that aren’t

And isn’t that an enticing headline? Alex made me laugh but, as it often does, also made me ponder, which isn’t the same as making me think. That is, nothing cosmic, but, rather, a question of how much job-hunting and head-hunting happens over the phone these days? In 1999, when I was aching to get […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

The Comic That Launched 1000 Angry Responses

A letter in today’s Columbus Dispatch: While I am sometimes puzzled or not amused by the humor in the comics pages of The Dispatch, on Tuesday I was both shocked and offended by Bianca Xunise’s Six Chix cartoon. In her drawing, a white woman with a shopping cart is standing next to a woman of […]

Posted on: Jul 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Bluster and Broadswords

I’ve held this Mike Thompson piece longer than I like to, but I’m going to use it now because it illustrates, perhaps by what it isn’t, a factor in much of what’s going on. Which is to say that I like it because of its depiction of AOC’s cheerful, stress-free, total obliteration of a bullying […]

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

Publisher James Warren Joins the Senior Strippers

Famed comics publisher James Warren turns 90 today – born July 29, 1930. I guess technically he should be an Honorary Senior Stripper since Jim didn’t write or draw comics. But he certainly was a major supporter and influencer of comic books with his black and white magazines. During The Sixties and into The Seventies […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on Publisher James Warren Joins the Senior Strippers

What’s Up USPS? Bugs Bunny Stamps!

On Monday the United States Postal Service issued a set of ‘Forever’ stamps paying tribute to Bugs Bunny on the occasion of his 80th (82nd?) anniversary. Not the first time Bugs was so honored. In 1997 Bugs was the first of a five year project putting Warner Bros. cartoon characters on United States postage stamps. […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 4 Comments

Barbara Brandon-Croft: Where She’s Coming From

Back in our younger days we would enjoy the Where I’m Coming From comic strip in The Sunday Oakland Tribune by the younger still Barbara Brandon-Croft. So it brings a smile when Barbara is in the news. Today courtesy the Post News Group: Historically, Black cartoonists have never enjoyed the same representation as their white […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Arlo and Janis at 35

Jimmy Johnson celebrates 35 years of his Arlo and Janis comic strip by reproducing the very first strip as today’s issue: This week’s strip have been celebrating the anniversary, now he is extending the hoopla to his blog: The comic strip Arlo & Janis began life when it first appeared in newspapers 35 years ago […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: Straw polling

Kal Kallaugher captures the current situation, in which Dear Leader feigns bravery by boldly confronting a strawman to the applause of his followers. It does little good to argue whether his accusations are right or wrong or if they make any sense at all, because we’ve shot past the phase where Big Lies were challengeable. […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Heart of the City Cartoonist Steenz Interviewed

Smash Pages Q&A: Steenz The cartoonist who took over ‘Heart of the City’ this year discusses the comic strip process, her focus on the characters, her other projects and more. Smash Pages covers Steenz‘s career with the focus on her new gig as Heart of the City cartoonist. On getting the job: We started an […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Nest Heads Comic Strip Ends

It appears that the end of this month will also see the end of the Nest Heads comic strip. A Reed Brennan Customer Advisory note posted today: We have just been informed by Creators Syndicate that Nest Heads ends syndication with the 7/31 strip. If you have that comic on the page we layout for […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

New 2020 Reuben Awards Weekend Set

The Coronavirus-delayed 2020 Reuben Awards Weekend now has a date: September 12. The ceremony will be an online presentation, where awards for 2019 creativity will be announced. From National Cartoonists Society President Jason Chatfield: The [Reubens] team have now figured out the complicated logistical and technical aspects of staging an online Reubens event and have […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on New 2020 Reuben Awards Weekend Set

Editors Shun Trump Cartoons, Prefer Milquetoast

In his column today Daryl Cagle notes that newspaper editors are, on the whole, no longer picking cartoons that feature President Trump to run on their opinion pages. Trump appears in editorial cartoons more than any other president, or anything else, has ever appeared in cartoons before. Just as Trump dominates the news on TV […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments