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Archives for October, 2020

CSotD: Desperation sets in

It’s the time of year when the leafblowers go into service, and, since I share a property line with both the post office and the library, I get extra doses. But the whining of leafblowers pales beside the noise of those facing a Trump defeat next Tuesday, and the latest cause celebre is the purported […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Some Comic Book Stuff

In the 1950s Marvel Comics was known as Atlas and by the end of that decade their “mystery” comic books specialized in monsters. Peter Kuper apparently is a fan. From The Nation: Though Peter uses a latter day logo:   In the early 1960s Richard Lupoff was at the forefront of the emerging comic book […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Legal, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Go Read Something Else

Pros & Cons (KFS) captures the moment, or, at least, my moment. The election is still six days away, but while we’re being beseeched on all sides to jump up and panic, I’m sinking into Stan’s attitude. Things have probably been worse, and the fact that I didn’t have to live through those times doesn’t […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 16 Comments

Doonesbury at 50, part 2

Was a bit shocked at the lack of articles noting the 50th anniversary of Doonesbury. Surprisingly Ultimate Classic Rock featured one of the two to appear. Unfortunately they pretty much credit Doonesbury with introducing politics to the daily comics pages. That aside the article does look at the reasons for Doonesbury’s success: Traditionally, comic strips […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartooning For Peace has changed its name to Freedom Cartoonists Foundation

Geneva, October 27, 2020 – Ten years after its creation in Geneva, the Swiss Foundation “Cartooning for Peace“, whose honorary chairman was Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan, changes its name and reaffirms its action in favour of freedom of expression for cartoonists throughout the world. Under the registered name “Freedom Cartoonists Foundation“, it will pursue […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune Go Weekly

The two big Utah newspapers, while remaining digital dailies, will transform their print editions into weekly papers. Poynter on the changes coming to Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News: The two newspapers serving Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah have announced that they will switch from daily to once-a-week print editions early in […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: One week more before the storm

Next Tuesday, it will all be over but the shouting. And the recounting. Expect both. Clay Jones (Ind) expresses the weariness I think most people are feeling at this point, perhaps because Dear Leader began running for re-election about five minutes after taking the oath of office.   As Ann Telnaes (Washington Post) notes, everything […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

John Glynn and Andrews McMeel Part Ways

  Andrews McMeel Universal has released the following statement: After a 20 year career, John Glynn is leaving Andrews McMeel Universal. Effective October 21, John will no longer serve as editor for The Daily Cartoonist and his feature on GoComics, Ask a Portly Syndicate Person, will be ending. We thank John for his many contributions. […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Notes on Some Syndicated Comics

Dethany is On The Fastrack to get married this week as she begins her walk down the aisle today. Dethany and On the Fastrack © King Features Syndicate Which one did the readers choose for her wedding gown?   It seems Thatababy is celebrating a long Halloween night (since last Thursday). Thatababy © Paul Trap, […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

These Days – Stan Mack’s New Comic Panel

The Santa Barbara Independent has announced that famed cartoonist Stan Mack is now contributing a “new occasional feature” called These Days to the alternative weekly: These Days, the new occasional feature that Mack has begun contributing to the Independent, pushes off from the overheard street scenes of Manhattan into the bewildering, often isolated, always borderline […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Trina Robbins Art Stolen

Trina Robbins is asking for people to keep an eye out for stolen art: Dear friends, I need your help! Back before the lockdown, I loaned 5 pieces of my original comic art from the 70s for a planned exhibit at Sacramento State college. Then along came the lockdown and the exhibit never happened. In […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Crime, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Trump moves well, but too late

Chris Riddell (The Guardian) lays down the reality facing Donald Trump, though it also explains in part why Republicans will no doubt put in an extra effort to find flaws in mail-in ballots in order to exclude them.   Which brings to mind this David Horsey (Seattle Times) cartoon from the hanging chad debacle in […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

I Remember Momma

On the morning of October 26, 1970 The Miami Herald carried the debut of Doonesbury. On that same date crosstown rival, and JOA partner, the evening Miami News was one of the papers that introduced the world to Mell Lazarus’ Momma. Momma © Mell Lazarus Like the daily Doonesbury Momma went reruns in the 2010s, […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Doonesbury at 50

It was October 1970 and a few newspapers were willing to take a chance on a new comic strip about college life from a recent college graduate.         Doonesbury and all supporting characters © G. B. Trudeau On October 26, 1970 college students Mike and BD made their national debut in the Doonesbury comic […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Sunday Funnies, ’cause so little is

Perhaps it seems this way from the far shores of Australia, but I don’t think many US cartoonists are echoing Alan Moir (Sidney Morning Herald)‘s view. From the beginning, Trump has offered far too much for the opposition and far too little for the loyalists, leaving a very thin slice in which to be thoughtful. […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments