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Drawn to Combat – Militarily and Socially

“Who is Bill Mauldin?” reads lamppost banners outside the Monroe Building, where “Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin & the Art of War” opened Friday at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, 104 S. Michigan. Mauldin not only changed how Americans viewed World War II but how we think about war and the military. At a […]

Posted on: May 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Deja vu: Chicago Tribune – New York News Synergy

In a blast from the past journalists at The Chicago Tribune and The New York Daily News are speaking with one voice, imploring anyone with big pockets to save them. Running out of time and hope, more than 100 Chicago Tribune employees and supporters held a rally at the newspaper’s West Town printing plant Saturday […]

Posted on: May 16, 2021,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Again and again and again

2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge? — Ezekiel 18   David Horsey’s 2002 cartoon applies as well 19 years later, though today we speak of missiles, not individual terrorists or tanks. Details change, the […]

Posted on: May 16, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Mike Mundt – RIP

Broadcaster and cartoonist Mike Mundt has passed away. Michael Elmer (Mike) Mundt September 6, 1953 – May 7, 2021   From the obituary: He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1976 with scholastic emphasis in Architecture, Electronics, Engineering, and Broadcast Communications. His early broadcast career was as a Broadcast Engineer for KUID-TV and as […]

Posted on: May 15, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! – Send Your Soldier a Book

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Back Issue #127   We’ll start the book section with a couple filed for May but released in April. Caricature and […]

Posted on: May 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Mostly not politics

This Reply All (WPWG) ran a couple of days ago, but it anticipated yesterday’s CDC announcement that you can stop masking if you’ve been vaccinated. The announcement has been greeted with joyous political cartoons, but over in Stripland it means we’re going to discover a lot of cartoonists’ lead times because there will continue to […]

Posted on: May 15, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Cartoonist Mark Knight Quits Journalist Union

Australian editorial cartoonist Mark Knight has quit the journalists’ union there after they took an action he didn’t approve. From The Australian: After a lifetime of membership, Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight has quit the journalists union after its “latest perversion” of withdrawing from the Australian Press Council. According to Sky News host Chris Kenny, […]

Posted on: May 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

WPWG Drops Rudy Park from Syndication Page

The syndicates have been busy this year adjusting their pages that feature the comics offered to newspapers. The year started off with Tribune Content Agency introducing Mt. Pleasant as a new comic strip. That was quickly followed by Andrews McMeel Syndication taking on the distribution of Half Full, and more recently dropping Tarzan from their […]

Posted on: May 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 0 Comments

No In-Person AAEC Convention for 2021

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has decided not to gather in large crowds for the 2021 convention, opting instead for a virtual congress. The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists has joined other cartoon festivals in dropping their plans for an in-person convention in 2021. The AAEC had been in talks with the Association of […]

Posted on: May 14, 2021,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Installing the White Queen

The Red Queen, who was running as fast as she could just to stay in one place, has been taken from the board, to be shortly replaced by the White Queen, who can believe six impossible things before breakfast. Yes, I know: Ann Telnaes has drawn her in good Republican red, but Elise Stefanik is […]

Posted on: May 14, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Vive La Parodie

From Techdirt: By way of a throat clearing, there are a couple of things you need to know about Hergé, the nom de guerre for the artist behind the well-known Tintin comics of yore. First, Hergé’s estate has found its way onto Techdirt’s pages before and has a reputation for being wildly restrictive and litigious […]

Posted on: May 13, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Illustration, International, Legal, Comments: 0 Comments

Comic Strip Chronicles – A Look Back

  © King Features Syndicate Hermes Press interviews Sy Barry on his years as The Phantom comic strip artist. In a way I got to feel that the way [Lee Falk] tried to minimize my impact on the strip every turn he could find. I began to get more and more turned off to him. […]

Posted on: May 13, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

30 Years of Sea Life in Sherman’s Lagoon

May 13, 1991 saw the first Sherman’s Lagoon appear in newspapers. It first appeared in 1991 in the Escondido Times-Advocate and was self-syndicated by Jim Toomey under the name of “Pacific Press Features.” If that comic strip seems strange for a debut, understand that Jim Toomey had planned on the strip to appear a couple […]

Posted on: May 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Funny stuff

Pearls Before Swine (AMS) reflects my own mood after today’s morning dip into Facebook and Twitter, which I take in part to make sure the world hasn’t ended but also because a lot of cartoons appear there before they show up on official sites. Though yesterday I had a pleasant conversation with a Gen-Z woman […]

Posted on: May 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Steve Kelley Wins 2021 National Headliner Award

The 87th National Headliner Award winners honoring the best journalism in the United States in 2020 were announced today. The National Headliner Awards were founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City. The annual contest is one of the oldest and largest in the country that recognizes journalistic merit in the communications industry. […]

Posted on: May 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Blogs, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments