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Archives for September, 2020

Op-Ed Cartoonists Reminder – The Berryman Award

Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons Reminder that there are only 10 days left to enter into the running forThe National Press Foundation’s Clifford K. & James T. Berryman Award. The Berryman Award is open to U.S.-based editorial cartoonists for work that exhibits power to influence public opinion, plus good drawing […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Op-Ed Cartoonists Reminder – The Berryman Award

Bruce Tinsley Returns to Mallard Fillmore-updated

It has been nearly a year since Bruce Tinsley has created new Mallard Fillmore comic strips. After going with reruns, Bruce and King Features signed Loren Fishman as temporary guest cartoonist. But it seems that very soon Bruce will return to his comic creation. The last time Bruce’s Mallard Fillmore appeared with Tinsley’s signature and […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: RGB Reality Check

Let Us Review Obituary cartoons are often cloying, unimaginative and sometimes foolishly off-target, but they are also a necessary way to help a cartoonist’s community mourn. Sometimes, however, they rise above, and Thomas Nast’s piece mourning the death of James Garfield is an example: The Statue of Liberty was so new as to not yet […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Omaha World-Herald Drops Jeff Koterba

Editorial cartoonist Jeff Koterba has been laid off by The Omaha World-Herald.Jeff let us know today via his Twitter feed: It is with deep and profound sadness that I must tell you that today, after over 31 years of drawing daily cartoons for my beloved hometown newspaper, The Omaha-World-Herald, my job was eliminated due to […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Gorf’s Everything’s Relative Returns to Print

When the Jewish Week ended its print edition earlier this year, the weekly Everything’s Relative comic strip by Jordan B. Gorfinkel (aka “Gorf”) that had run there since 1996 was left without a home. That has changed as Jewish Link started printing the comic beginning September 10, 2020. Jewish Link co-publisher Moshe Kinderlehrer introduces the […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Gorf’s Everything’s Relative Returns to Print

Billy Ireland Museum to Host Virtual Comics Trivia on October 2nd

Our friends over at Ohio State University Bill Ireland Library & Museum are hosting a three-round virtual Comics Trivia evening on October 2nd. You are required to register to participate. From the CXC site: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum challenges you to a three-round game of comics trivia! We’ll start out with some […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Billy Ireland Museum to Host Virtual Comics Trivia on October 2nd

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: 12 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: Comments Off on Tales From Cartooning

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: Comments Off on Happy Art Sansom’s Birthday

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: Comments Off on Journal Sentinel Adds Dogs of C-Kennel

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: Comments Off on Dog Man: Grime and Punishment debuts at #1

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: Comments Off on Chris Britt Cartoon Prompts Protest