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Archives for July, 2020

Hey Kids! Comics! Summer Reading

above from Half Full by Maria Scrivan Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for July 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   BREAKING LINES $5.00 plus $1.50 p&h. Canada $2.00 p&h to Ken Alvine, 1608 S. […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Indeed, the jokes wrote themselves

Yesterday, I predicted that the memes about Ivanka’s Goya ad would come faster than the cartoons. I was wrong, and, while some were better than others, I was impressed with the rapidity with which the professional commentaries appeared. I don’t think that’s a trade-off. My experience is that the cartoonists who drift in a few […]

Posted on: Jul 16, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Snuffy Smith Cartoonist John Rose Interviewed

John Rose introduced the interview at the Comics Kingdom blog: John Rose, cartoonist for King Features Barney Google And Snuffy Smith comic strip was recently interviewed by Buddy Roberts, the Special Projects Editor for Consolidated Publishing in Alabama.  Roberts interviewed Rose for an article in the My Home Town section of The Daily Home newspaper […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Riffs Talks to Garry Trudeau

Intrepid Washington Post reporter Michael Cavna talks to cartoonist Garry Trudeau about the release of his third Trump-themed Doonesbury book. From Cavna’s piece: “There has been never the slightest danger of running out of inspiration — Trump serves up a banquet of lies, obfuscation and cruelty almost daily,” says Trudeau, whose new material runs every […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Riffs Talks to Garry Trudeau

CSotD: The Jokes, they write themselves

Ivanka Trump is out to destroy political cartoonists, though Pat Bagley is willing to rise to the job of bailing water with a pitchfork. Ivanka’s first move was to accept a job promoting the idea that, if you are unemployed, what you should do to solve your problem is get a job. And, if you […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

The National Cartoonists Society Activity Book

50 pages of fun from NCS Cartoonists! Download and print out this activity book featuring 50 pages of fun from NCS artists. Pay what you can – all proceeds go to the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity and support programs such as our Cartooning for Kids initiative! Donate What You Can Hat […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on The National Cartoonists Society Activity Book

Cartoonist Ben Garrison Remains Newsworthy

As we reported yesterday a months old Ben Garrison cartoon recently brought the cartoonist into the spotlight when White House aide Dan Scavino used the political cartoon in a concerted effort by the White House to undermine public confidence in Dr. Anthony Fauci. That has resulted in some media outlets profiling Ben, like The Daily […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Ben Garrison Remains Newsworthy

CSotD: Laughter is the Best Quackery

Yes, it’s Bastille Day, and Arlo & Janis are celebrating in their backyard, which is where everyone celebrates these days. However, Arlo treads a fine line in saying “No one actually knows” if French fries were invented in Belgium, because the Belgians not only know but if this lockdown ever eases up, you can go […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

First and Last – The Fantastical Tales of Norb

When Berke Breathed’s Bloom County ended on August 6, 1989 King Features Syndicate had an unconventional comic strip to offer newspapers to replace the popular feature. Norb (I can find no example of “The Fantastical Tales of…” being used on anything but the promotional material) by Daniel Pinkwater and Tony Auth debuted on Monday August […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Kurt Mitchell – RIP

Chicago illustrator/cartoonist Kurt Mitchell has passed away. Kurt Davis Mitchell July 24, 1952 – July 1, 2020 From the obituary: A freelance artist and writer, his work graced the pages of the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times among others. He also worked in video game development. In later years he self-published over a […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Kurt Mitchell – RIP

Last Week Today – Comic News Roundup

A new weekly comic “Informal Drawings” by Peter Slemen IPWatchdog.com, which focuses on intellectual property issues, now features a new weekly comic: IPWatchdog is pleased to announce the launch of our weekly comic series, brought to you by Wei & Sleman founding partner, Peter Sleman. Peter’s Comic Strip, appropriately named “Informal Drawings”, is a weekly […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Last Week Today – Comic News Roundup

CSotD: Monday Roundup

Not sure I should lead with Joe Heller’s reminder. I don’t want people freaking out and leaving before they’re enjoyed my pearls of wisdom. Still, the new, improved tax deadline is Wednesday, so if you haven’t filed yet, you’d better get hopping. I was just re-reading a Sunday business feature I wrote years ago about […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Duane McKenna – RIP

Art director and cartoonist Duane McKenna has passed away. Duane Alton McKenna August 20, 1922 – July 1, 2020 From the obituary: Born 97 years ago in Sioux Falls, SD, he served in the Army Air Force from 1943-46 before graduating from the University of South Dakota with an art degree. Upon moving to Washington, […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Duane McKenna – RIP

Sunday Funnies, with Special Appearances by…

The Dick Tracy story, quest-starring Dethany, that started last Sunday continues. Dethany’s On The Fastrack story, guest-starring Dick Tracy, starts later this week. That was expected. And it is really no surprise that Thatababy would feature cartoon cameos. But a number of other cartoonists seem to have joined in featuring comic characters in their comic […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: The Parable of the Bad Shepherd

Phil Hands leads off today with a narrow accusation I want to expand into a continuing theme. The refusal to wear masks, or, more broadly, the refusal to take Covid-19 seriously, requires a level of gullibility that should boggle the mind. That is, it’s not just “bad science.” The anti-vaxxers can at least string together […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments