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Archives for April, 2021

Creators Syndicate & Northside Sun Online Allies

The Northside Sun of Jackson, Mississippi has partnered with Creators Syndicate to supply comics and cartoons to its readers on the newspaper’s website. It is a unique webpage format that I haven’t seen with other newspapers. Curious if it is the paper’s design or the syndicate’s. Newspapers and comic strips have been intertwined for ages. […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Creators, Syndicates, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Creators Syndicate & Northside Sun Online Allies

Intellectual Property Stolen from Andy Singer

Differing from those instances when a cartoon is modified by redrawing one portion of the art to change the purpose, here is a case where the entire idea is just redrawn without credit or permission. A US cartoonist has accused a Hong Kong education publisher of “stealing” his work after a drawing depicting a “cultural […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Intellectual Property Stolen from Andy Singer

CSotD: Friday Juxtapositions

(Kevin Kallaugher)   (Matt Wuerker – Politico) The State of the Union speech was, indeed, a welcome relief from years past. It began on the East Coast well after the bedtime of anyone who has to be up by 4 am, but I decided to catch the first few minutes, hit record and watch the […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Emmy Interviews Brian Crane, Pickles Cartoonist

Here are the questions [Emmy] asked Brian: Where did you come up with the name ‘Pickles’ for your comic strip? Tell me about Opal and Earl. How did you get major newspapers to publish your comic strip and keep publishing it after all these years? How do you come with ideas for a new comic […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Steenz Interviewed After a Year in The City

Heart of the City is a sweet slice-of-life strip starring Heart Lamarr, an endlessly energetic middle schooler with Hollywood dreams in her eyes. “I just think she’s living in her own little world,” Steenz laughs, “and reality comes a-knockin’.” The strip centers around Heart’s everyday misadventures with her similarly pop-culture-obsessed friends and her harried but […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

CSotD: Comics relief

Either Jeremy’s Mom in this Zits (KFS) has a lot more faith in bipartisanship than I do or she has no idea what coffeeshops pay. That’s the last I’ll say about last night’s speech: I’m glad Biden called for a raise in the minimum wage but never mind that the Mocked Turtle was staring straight […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Didja Notice?

© Don Asmussen The last new Bad Reporter was in March. Hope Don Asmussen is okay.   © King Features Syndicate Bruce Tinsley has increased his weekly share of Mallard Fillmore since commenting on the Gannett cancelling of the strip. He had been doing the Sunday page and two weekday strips, but since the week […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Didja Notice?

Shary Flenniken, from Air Pirate to NatLamp Star

Shary Flenniken ran away from Seattle and became a cartooning star. In her free time, she started illustrating covers and comics for the fleet of underground newspapers that were springing up around Seattle in those days: the Helix, the Seattle Simpleton and the Seattle Liberation Front’s flagship title, Sabot. After a few false starts, Flenniken […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Shary Flenniken, from Air Pirate to NatLamp Star

CSotD: Deliberate lies and foolish sincerity

One of the advantages for a newspaper of employing a local cartoonist is that, when someone in your congressional delegation says something really stupid, he can quickly bring it to the attention of your readers. I don’t know how well this Andy Marlette (Creators) cartoon is going to go over with readers of the Pensacola […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Celebrating Stripping

© Andrews McMeel Syndication Steenz celebrates a year on Heart of the City with a nice promo poster.     © Tristan Bancks and Jason Chatfield; Ginger Meggs ™ Winslow Investments Pty Ltd Jason Chatfield‘s continuing celebration of Ginger Meggs‘ 100th sees a new book on May 4.     © Ghazal Qadri GoComics celebrates […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Celebrating Stripping

Dropping Type – Newspaper Hits Keep Coming

Loss of advertising, loss of readers, loss of jobs. What else? Wood pulp prices increased in January 2021 with further increases announced for March. The price of pulp paper (and ink) will continue to rise. Periodic and moderate changes in the prices of raw materials are expected in the normal course of doing business. Year-long, […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2021,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Dropping Type – Newspaper Hits Keep Coming

Navy May Recognize Black WWII Sailor

Military.com is reporting: A movement is gaining steam to recognize a heroic Black sailor from World War II, who towed a raftload of wounded shipmates through shark-infested waters after their ship was sunk in 1942. Social media posts over the weekend began highlighting the story of Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Jackson French of Foreman, […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Navy May Recognize Black WWII Sailor

CSotD: Who can you count on when they won’t count you?

There’s a full docket today, but let’s start with something specifically timely: Marc Murphy’s commentary on the start of the Kentucky Derby, which will be run Saturday in Louisville, where Murphy is cartoonist for the local paper. In posting the cartoon, he explained, “It’s almost time to sing just the good parts of the old […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Steve Bell’s If … Won’t Quite Reach 40 Years

Steve Bell’s If …, the Monday through Thursday comic strip for The Guardian, will end on Thursday, April 29, 2021 after nearly 40 years. From The Press Gazette: Monday’s column teased the impending end to the long-standing political cartoon, which began in November 1981, with the final edition to be published on Thursday. Bell, whose […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Steve Bell’s If … Won’t Quite Reach 40 Years

CSotD: The Search for Meaning

Oh, thank you thank you thank you, Deb Milbrath, for commenting on this ridiculous GOP talking point, which is based on misreading a story in a sleazy British tabloid, in which the writer conflates an almost entirely unrelated study with the Green New Deal with Biden’s acceptance of some GND concepts. I was hoping for […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments