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Archives for September, 2020

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: Comments Off on Right Wing, Russia Media Assail Fitzsimmons Toon

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: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! A Bountiful Harvest

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

CSotD: In praise of silly stuff

We’ll lead off with the National Cartoonists Society winners from yesterday’s virtual convention, which, by the way, was a really good idea. The more you can bring in fans, the more you motivate them to continue being fans. And, as DD Degg has noted, the whole shebang is perserved on YouTube and he’s posted the […]

Posted on: Sep 13, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

LYNDA BARRY Wins THE REUBEN AWARD as 2019 CARTOONIST OF THE YEAR

Not meaning to downplay the efforts of the other National Cartoonists Society deserving nominees for Cartoonist of the Year, but I can’t remember being happier on hearing who won The Reuben than I was when Lynda Barry was named today.   I am overjoyed by this recognition of Lynda’s talent. She makes me happy. I […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

2020 NCSFest Archived on Youtube

Watch all nine hours of the 2020 NCSFest and Reuben Awards as presented on September 12, 2020 at your convenience on Youtube. The NCSFest schedule to adapt to your viewing.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2020,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

74th Annual Reuben Awards – Divisional Winners

Nominees and Winners for the Divisional Reuben Awards for work in 2019.   EDITORIAL CARTOONING   winner:     MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION winner:     NEWSPAPER PANELS winner:     GAG CARTOONS winner:     ONLINE COMICS – SHORT FORM winner:     ONLINE COMICS – LONG FORM winner:     ONLINE ANIMATION winner:     […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 74th Annual Reuben Awards – Divisional Winners

Uncle Lumpy Critiques the Funny Pages

When the Comics Curmudgeon Josh Fruhlinger takes a vacation, Uncle Lumpy spells him as the comics’ caustic commentator. Yet, Lumpy continues to see in the form he takes to task the potential to transcend its role as a mere diversion from the day’s news, “When it’s done really, really well,” he observes, “by developing and exploring characters […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Uncle Lumpy Critiques the Funny Pages

Comic Strips, Newspapers, and Pagination

From a concerned reader of the Winston-Salem Journal: Q: What happened to the Nancy and Curtis comic strips on the Journal comics pages? Will they be coming back? Turns out it was the paper’s pagination service. Answer: The folks who do our daily comics page layouts experienced technical problems last week, and substituted different columns […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Government without newspapers

  A lot of cartoonists are posting their original 9/11 cartoons this week. Here’s what I was doing then. It was the start of the school year, which put a real burden on teachers, since they didn’t really know their kids yet and suddenly had to guide them through this horrific event. Fortunately, in a […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

NPR Reviews Keith Knight’s ‘Woke’

There’s been a lot of good press surrounding cartoonist Keith Knight’s new Hulu comedy show “Woke.” It debuted on September 9th and NPR reviewed it on the same day. From the Eric Deggans review: “This is a pitch-perfect comedy released at just the right time, encouraging us to laugh at all of the absurdities surrounding […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on NPR Reviews Keith Knight’s ‘Woke’

Pultizer Cartoon Expanded Into Graphic Novel

The 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winner for editorial cartooning, Welcome to the New World by Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan, is now a graphic novel. The authors have expanded the original 20 part series into a 192 page graphic novel. When it came to illustrating the book, Michael approached his drawing style differently. The project “put me […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Pultizer Cartoon Expanded Into Graphic Novel