Short News Items on Short Form Comics

The B-C Open Turns 50

BINGHAMTON, NY – Professional golf in our area has reached a milestone, and the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open is planning to celebrate this year.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the start of the B-C Open at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott back in 1971.

In the spirit of the semi-centennial, Johnny Hart’s grandson and current artist of comic strips B.C. and Wizard of Id, Mason Mastroianni, worked with the event’s organizers to make a new logo tying together the history of the B-C Open with its successor the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.

© John Hart Studio/Dick's Sporting Goods

Details at the Binghamton Homepage.


Dilbert IS the Real World

Do any other lawyers besides me read the cartoon strip Dilbert?

Scroll through some recent ones online on the website. They are hilarious and spot on about the vagaries of the corporate business world. Has anyone known a Catbert, the evil human resources director? What about the Pointy-Haired Boss? Ever known anyone like that? What about Wally, who carries around a cup of coffee while avoiding work? Have you known him? I’ve known them all.

© Scott Adams, Inc.

Attorney Jill Switzer compares the cartoon world of Dilbert with the real world.

Read Dilbert for management advice on what not to do, on how not to behave. Knowledge can come from the most unlikely sources.


Another paper joins the ZED lint trap

Remember that ZED item from a few days ago?

© Duane Abel

The Bowman County Pioneer has joined the growing fan club.


Unite or Die

Maybe a message from the past for today’s United States.

Benjamin Franklin’s ”The Pennsylvania Journal” newspaper, with the famous ”Unite or Die.” masthead that became the rallying cry of the Revolutionary War. Newspaper is number 1670 from 7 December 1774, shortly after the passage of the Intolerable Acts … This theme of unity would prompt Benjamin Franklin to use his famous masthead – considered the first political cartoon – for a short period of time from 1774-1775 on ”The Pennsylvania Journal”, of which this newspaper is a rare example. The masthead was first used by Franklin on 9 May 1754 when it was labeled ”Join, or Die”, with Franklin changing it to ”Unite or Die.” during the Revolutionary War.

For auction is was an issue of Ben Franklin’s Pennsylvania Journal from December 7, 1774.


Keefer is Someone You Should Know

Throughout history, countless ethnic groups and marginalized people have not been given the attention they deserve from the art world. This slideshow is dedicated to black, contemporary artists that we believe our readers should know more about.

© Keith Knight

Cartoonist Keith Knight makes a Top Ten list of Contemporary Black Artists.


The Anti-Chick

Ever seen the notoriously anti-Catholic Jack Chick tracts? My good friend Dan Grajek and I decided to provide an alternative to them both in our evangelical Protestant days and as Catholics in the early 90s…I provided the text and he did the art. In 1985 we produced a satirical spoof of skeptical theories about the Resurrection of Jesus and also a treatment of atheist materialism. 

With Easter coming Dave Armstrong resurrects his cartoon tracts.


© Catholic Information League

2 thoughts on “Short News Items on Short Form Comics

  1. Thank you for mentioning another newspaper falling into the ZED lint trap! I like that phrase, mind if I use it?

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