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The New Bizarro Secret Symbol

Wayno has revealed the new secret symbol that will soon begin appearing in Dan Piraro’s and Wayno’s Bizarro panels. On January 1, 2021, The Pipe of Ambiguity will join the roster of Secret Symbols. Dan and I agreed that it would be a fun way to continue to leave my mark on Bizarro as I […]

Posted on: Dec 26, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The New Bizarro Secret Symbol

Signe Wilkinson (Semi-) Retires

Signe Wilkinson and The Philadelphia Inquirer/The Philadelphia Daily News announced today that Signe will become an occasional contributor rather than a daily editorial cartoonist: Editor’s Note: Signe Wilkinson, the first woman win a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, and the cartoonist for The Inquirer and Daily News since 1985, is putting down her pencil at […]

Posted on: Dec 26, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Opere et Omissione

There is a lot of kvetching over how horrible 2020 has been, but cartoonists are going to have to really kick out the jams to do better than Ann Telnaes (WashPost), who not only echoes Mike Dukakis’s Greek saying that a fish stinks from the head, but, working on-line, does not let herself be limited […]

Posted on: Dec 26, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Christmas Morning with Calvin

Posted on: Dec 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Merry 1925

Looks like Dennis and I were on the same page, featuring Comics of Christmas Past, but, as usual, I’ll be more long-winded. Let’s turn the calendar back to 1925, which isn’t a round number but was astonishingly better than 1920. I don’t know what happened in those intervening five years, but newspapers suddenly exploded with […]

Posted on: Dec 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

Christmas Eve Cartoonist Chronicles-20201224

Historical Comic and Cartoon articles from the past week. Starting with the man who created the modern Santa Claus seems appropriate. Grunge relates The Tragic Death of Thomas Nast.   Pamela L. Travers was notoriously hard to deal with, as The Conversation notes in Mary Shepherd: The Artist Who Brought Mary Poppins to Life.   […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Christmas Eve Cartoonist Chronicles-20201224

Dorothy Henry – RIP

Newspaper graphic artist Dorothy Henry has passed away.   Dorothy Alice Henry (née: Leenknecht)October 31, 1925 – December 21, 2020 Painter, commercial and advertising artist, newspaper illustrator, cartoonist Dorothy was the staff illustrator of the Port Huron Times Herald for some years. From the obituary: Dorothy was employed as Advertising Design Artist and Illustrator at […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Dorothy Henry – RIP

1894 – 2000 Post-Dispatch Christmas Cartoons

This Christmas-themed collection includes works by Daniel R. Fitzpatrick, Robert Lemen, Marguerite Martyn, Bill Mauldin, Robert Minor, Amadee Wohlschlaeger and other Post-Dispatch artists and editorial cartoonists. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch gallery of 50 cartoons through the years.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 1894 – 2000 Post-Dispatch Christmas Cartoons

CSotD: Smile for awhile and let’s be jolly

I suppose Michael de Adder (Ind) sums it up best: We’ve gone off the rails and Dear Leader continues to sit there tweeting away. The question now being not so much “So what?” as “Now what?”   Yesterday, I joked about an Oprah-style rally where everyone who attended got a pardon, and Clay Bennett (CTFP) […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 10 Comments

Steve Borggren, Ryan Sohmer & Lar DeSouza, and Ed Hall Take Florida Press Club Honors

The Florida Press Club had announced the winners of their annual competition. Ed Hall took three awards, Steve Borggren one, and team Ryan Sohmer and Lar DeSouza one. Illustration, Artist Illustration, Class A-C Ed Hall, Folio Weekly Ed Hall, Folio Weekly Illustration, Editorial Cartooning, Class A-B Steve Borggren, Anna Maria Island Sun Illustration, Editorial Cartooning, […]

Posted on: Dec 24, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Borggren, Ryan Sohmer & Lar DeSouza, and Ed Hall Take Florida Press Club Honors

2020 In Memoriam Lists

Year-end lists are starting to show up. A couple In Memoriam on animation sites have been posted. Cartoon Brew documented obituaries in the animation industry. The past 12 months, in which the spectre of disease and death loomed over everything, saw Cartoon Brew chalk up a sad record: we have never published so many obituaries […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Retrospection

  Last night, a whole bunch of cartoons suddenly became, if not obsolete, at least blunted. For instance, Joe Heller (Ind) was absolutely right that, given the financial pressure on people impacted by the pandemic, a relief payment of $600 was ludicrous, if not insulting, but possibly both. He wasn’t the only cartoonist to say […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

GoComics Uploads Content for Postmedia Websites

It seems Canada’s Postmedia and Andrews McMeel Syndication have come to an agreement in which AMS will provide Postmedia websites with syndicated content (comics, columns, puzzles).   In a December 21, 2020 announcement that appeared on Postmedia websites: A brand new Puzzles and Comics experience launches Monday on your favourite Postmedia website. All the comic […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on GoComics Uploads Content for Postmedia Websites

Ted Dawson Gets Publishers Weekly Cover

Max Weaver and Ted Dawson‘s new Grubbs book (Spring 2021 release) got a prime spot in the latest (December 21) Publishers Weekly magazine – the cover! It’s a parody alternate cover for their Person of the Year issue. Grubbs has been around, in one form of another, for a dozen years. From a 2016 interview […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Dawson Gets Publishers Weekly Cover

Bearing With Bob Scott

Cartoonist Bob Scott has no intention of sending his Bear into hibernation this winter. A new Bear With Me book will soon join his first Molly and the Bear book in stores and comic shops. Recently John Adcock interviewed Bob at Yesterday’s Papers: Brett Koth and I were hired to co-pencil Jim’s comic strip US Acres. […]

Posted on: Dec 22, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Bearing With Bob Scott