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Archives for April, 2021

CSotD: C’est le weekend

Wasn’t sure where to start today, but once the headline suggested itself, it became obvious this Pearls Before Swine (AMS) was the obvious opener, since Franglais gives editors the collywobbles. Regular readers know my opinion that about 97% of people who obsess over grammatical rules cannot write their names in the dirt with a stick, […]

Posted on: Apr 10, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

When Jim Borgman Met The Pulitzer

In 1985 Jim Borgman was a nominee for The Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning, Jeff MacNelly took The Prize home that year. Six years later, in 1991, Jim was again a finalist. That year, 30 years ago today, the Cincinnati Enquirer cartoonist won the prestigious award. Jim knew he was a finalist for the Pulitzer. […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Interesting Times

  (Editor’s Note: There is no Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times.” However, these are certainly interesting times.) We’ve already discussed Trump’s — or the RNC’s — scam of hiding pre-checked boxes turning one-time donations into recurring contributions that drained MAGAt bank accounts. In that entry, I said his supporters were unlikely to […]

Posted on: Apr 9, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoon Carousel – Zoom! Pow! Crash!

Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch ABOUT THE CLASS: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch. In this week-long course, we will learn to create characters, animals, dinosaurs, monsters, sharks, superheroes, aliens, word balloons (BOOM! POW! CRASH!) and more, and then put these drawing skills together to make our own comic book stories together via […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Bunny Matthews Crowd Funder for Final Costs

New Orleans alternative cartoonist and music critic Bunny Matthews has decided to discontinue cancer treatment and entered hospice. His family has created a crowd funding page for final costs. From Gambit: Jude Matthews said in a statement on the Musicians Clinic’s website that his father’s life earnings from his prolific creative works have been “snapped […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: 0 Comments

Bill Mauldin & The Art Of War Exhibit

From PRWeb: CHICAGO (PRWEB)April 08, 2021 The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is proud to announce its newest exhibit, “Drawn to Combat: Bill Mauldin & the Art of War,” which will celebrate the artistic career of cartoonist Bill Mauldin. © Chicago Sun Times/Bill Mauldin From the Pritzker Military Museum and Library: For nearly fifty years, […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

Comic Strip Rarity: The O’Kays by Jay Kay

In 1948 Jerry Keefe, an advertising and commercial artist, decided, like so many before and since, to become a world-famous comic strip cartoonist. Jerry claimed that he was “reluctant to become entangled with the big city syndicates.” So Keefe tried self-syndicating his weekly comic strip. © the estate of Jerry Keefe The O’Kays by “Jay […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Can’t say they didn’t warn us

I don’t remember if I was in second or third grade, but just about the time this 1957 Buz Sawyer (KFS) strip ran, we had an assembly where a husband-and-wife team explained communism to us and why we didn’t want it to creep into our society. I suspect they were from the John Birch Society, […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Joye Hummel – RIP

1940s Wonder Woman writer Joye Hummel has passed away.   Joye Evelyn Murchison Kelly (neé Hummel)April 4, 1924 – April 5, 2021   Anina Bennett was among those breaking the sad news: RIP Joye Hummel Murchison Kelly, the first woman to write [Wonder Woman] comics in the 1940s. After Joye it would be nearly 40 […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Lalo Alcaraz is Arizona State Artist-in-Residence

From the Arizona State University bulletin: For more than 25 years, award-winning political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz has advocated for Latino and immigrant rights through his work. Now, he is bringing his passion for these issues to Arizona State University’s School of Transborder Studies to serve as the school’s first-ever virtual artist in residence. Lalo Alcarez […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Mostly humor

We’ll get to the funny pages in a minute, but here’s Ann Telnaes (WaPo)‘s take on Mitch McConnell’s latest. McConnell stating that corporations should stay out of politics, and his immediate clarification that he didn’t mean they shouldn’t donate, drew several editorial cartoons in response. Telnaes’ piece stands out because of its economy: She trusts […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

KAL Wins Overseas Press Club Cartooning Award

The Overseas Press Club of America announced today that Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher has been named the winner of their annual cartoon award. Cartoons THE BEST CARTOON AWARD Best print or digital graphic journalism, including cartoons, on international affairs Sponsor: Daimler Kevin Kallaugher (pen name KAL) Judges: Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher seems like a cartoonist transported from […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Matt Bors Quits Weekly Political Cartooning

Matt Bors has announced his plans to change his cartooning routine: After 18 years and more than 1,600 political cartoons, I’ve decided to retire my weekly comic. This is a decision long in the making, one I’ve slowly walked myself up to over the years, and have recently decided is time to commit to. My […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Magazines, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Frank Jacobs – RIP

MAD writer Frank Jacobs has passed away. Franklin (Frank) JacobsMay 30, 1929 – April 5, 2021   The Jacobs family broke the news on social media: I’m sad to announce that my father, Frank Jacobs, passed away this morning. From a 2009 Los Angeles Times article: Just out of the Army, where he wrote for […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2021,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Gaetzenfreude

Some headline writer at the New York Times has won the Captain Obvious award for that one, though I prefer Ann Telnaes (WaPo)‘s graphic take on things, which, in turn, is partially inspired by a ghastly, hilarious, horrifying Bulwark piece by Charlie Sykes, headlined “Lordy, There Were Hula Hoops.” And, lordy, there were. That NYTimes […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments