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Archives for September, 2020

CSotD: If it’s Friday, it’s Meet the Funnies

This week’s story arc in Betty has them contemplating the collection of snow globes they’ve accumulated in their travels, with the central question being “Why on earth did we accumulate all these snow globes?” Apparently, they weren’t being ironic, though snow globes from tacky gift shops might be an interesting thing to collect. And by […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Tales From Cartooning

Joe Kubert is an acknowledged master of the comic arts,but here Mark Avila appreciates him as the greatest teacher of the comic arts.   The Society of Illustrators has organized ways for you to enjoy the Museum and our programming online! This includes exhibits, panels, podcasts, and children’s activities. Explore our #MuseumFromHome through our new […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Uncertainty and principles

Alex adds a caution to the cheerful notion of leaving the city to telecommute from rural splendor. Which isn’t happening. But, then again, is. That first article is based on the logic that just because people are looking at houses on realtor.com and Zillow, it doesn’t mean they’re actually bidding and buying and serious. The […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Happy Art Sansom’s Birthday

Cartoonist Art Sansom was born 100 years ago on September 16, 1920. Twenty-five years after his birth Art Samsom would join the NEA art staff, an organization with which he would spend the rest of his life. In 1948 Art would be picked to continue the weekly Peggy comic strip for the syndicate. Yes. Art […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Prince Valiant Title Panels 2014 – 2020

In 2014 Thomas Yeates, the artist of the Prince Valiant comic strip, began the practice of including title panels to remedy some artistic problems with the layout of the strip. These title panels, which change as the next adventure begins, are exclusive to the Sunday sections that print the strip (a practice I heartily endorse). […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Dr. Johnson’s Defence

A lady once asked him how he came to define ‘pastern’, the knee of a horse: instead of making an elaborate defence, as might be expected, he at once answered, “Ignorance, Madam, pure ignorance.” — Boswell’s “Life of Samuel Johnson” Sometimes the best defense is no defense at all, but for an arrogant egotist like Johnson […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Journal Sentinel Adds Dogs of C-Kennel

There are some new dogs in town — well, new in the Journal Sentinel Sunday Comics section, anyway. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has added The Dogs of C-Kennel to its Sunday Funnies. Will, Kenny, Cocoa, Tucker and Iggy are the “Dogs of C-Kennel,” which makes its Milwaukee debut in this Sunday’s Comics section. Begun in […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Dog Man: Grime and Punishment debuts at #1

With a five million copy print run, the newest Dav Pilkey book Dog Man: Grime and Punishment debuted as the #1 best seller across all genres. NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dog Man is the top dog! The global bestselling series by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey makes a triumphant return to the #1 […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2020,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comments: 0 Comments

Chris Britt Cartoon Prompts Protest

A Chris Britt cartoon has angered a Blue Lives Matter group. A resident of Tacoma, Washington, Chris Britt is a firebrand editorial cartoonist who regularly lampoons President Donald Trump and others he doesn’t agree with. He’s merciless. He was only a little more tame when I hired him in the late 1980s to draw editorial […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Right Wing, Russia Media Assail Fitzsimmons Toon

If you thought the pearl clutching over last month’s David Fitzsimmons cartoon being used in a classroom setting was over, not so. On Sunday, September 13, the New York Post reported: A Westchester County high-school teacher kicked off his first day of classes by handing out an image on the Black Lives Matter movement — […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! A Bountiful Harvest

hat tip to Adrienne Hedger for the above book comic Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for September 2020 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Drawing Fire: The Editorial Cartoons of Bill Mauldin   Be More Snoopy   […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Tuesday Titterings

The world is full of serious issues, but I’m in a Big Nate mood: Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight. Starting with … Juxtaposition of this past Friday (F-Minus)   (Flying McCoys) This was such an odd Juxtaposition that it made me stop and say, “Didn’t I just read this?” and go back. It also struck me […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

The Soft Shoe Shuffle (Brookins to Lansing)

September 14, 2020 saw Ben Lansing begin signing the daily Shoe comic strip. The change in art is negligible. As cartoonist Gary Brookins revealed earlier this year when he announced his retirement from Shoe after 20 years: Ben Lansing, a talented cartoonist, illustrator, web designer (and Richmonder) will continue art production on “Shoe.” Ben has […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Fools and Grifters

A lot of stuff to catch up on today, but I can’t hold back on this Arlo & Janis lest they no longer be first. And if this blog weren’t dedicated to saluting good work, I’d start a counter to track the number of masked jack-o’-lantern cartoons to follow. But I won’t. Though it’s okay […]

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

Sunday Funnies:A Hit Before Your Mother Was Born

We’ll start this edition of Sunday Funnies with some strips that have been around a while. Brenda Starr arrives as guest star in Dick Tracy; along with Annie and who-knows-who-else.This particular story began with this past Monday’s installment. R. Robert Pollak and the Brenda Starr Fan Page for the in-production look.   I don’t recall […]

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