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Not sure if this should be shown in “comic strips” or “editorial cartoons.”

art © Tom Stiglich; characters © Wm. Hoest Enterprises

Charles Schulz and Bill Watterson characters are frequent icons used in political cartoons – The Lockhorns not so much, but Tom Stiglich used ’em yesterday and did a good likeness.


Soon after Tarzan ends its print syndication the Lord of the Jungle will appear in a four issue series.

© Sergio Aragonés and Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.

Sergio Aragonés’ Groo Meets Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan is written by Sergio with Mark Evanier and drawn by Sergio with Thomas (Prince Valiant) Yeates. Comics Beat has details.


Tom Richmond links to a court fight where the satirists lost to the satirized.

© Anheuser-Busch (?)

Tom answers the question, ” [I]n the end Anheuser-Busch won their case on appeal, as the courts found that Snicker infringed on and “diluted” their trademark. So why was Snicker on the hook for this, when MAD constantly does ad parodies in the same manner and has never been successfully sued over trademark infringement?”


On the subject of Trademark and Copyright infringement…

Peanuts © Peanuts Worldwide

Nat Gertler looks at the print-on-demand industry that cares little about either.


The Curious Case of Scott Adams

There’s an unwritten rule that says cartoonists should stick to their lane. Scott Adams, the driving force behind Dilbert, is defying that rule and paying the price in the form of internet scorn.

© Scott Adams

Dan Brown writes for The London Free Press a column which doesn’t seem to have a point. But I couldn’t let go of one sentence in it: “Dilbert may be the most popular strip in the post-Peanuts era.” Adding “may be” doesn’t negate the fact that Garfield is undoubtedly, and widely recognized as, the most circulated comic strip in the world.


Reviving a Comic Strip after 35 Years

As a second-year law student at the UofA, Teaster created the nationally syndicated college newspaper comic strip “Wimpel Hall” in 1985. “Wimpel Hall” lasted five years, well after he earned his Juris Doctor, until writer’s block and work demands pushed him to abandon the art form.

© Doug Teaster

The Arkansas Traveler interviews Doug Teaster about his new burst of creativity.

… [he] never finished the tattoo in April 2020. Instead, he turned his gaze back toward comics, creating 101 new strips of his former series that would ultimately end up being published as a part of a larger collection.


Lum and Abner “Doin’ 90”

© the Estate of Chester Lauck, Jr. & Donnie Pitchford

Between the 500th comic strip and the April 26 anniversary of the 1931 start of Lum and Abner, Donnie PItchford has been celebrating all year. Tomorrow’s Chapter 17 is sure to be special, and then check in Monday for another celebration.


Mark the Time and Date

Cartoonist, author and teacher Lynda Barry will deliver a virtual reading at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, as the 2021 recipient of Oregon State University’s Stone Award for Literary Achievement.

Details at The Corvallis Advocate.


Remarkable Calendar Date

Join veteran illustrators, Walter Carr and Ray Billingsley, as they discuss black perspective—Carr as a political cartoonist and Billingsley in his syndicated comic strip “Curtis.” Both men use drawing to share and illuminate black experience, using humor to educate, inspire, and inform their readers


Pioneering Cartoonists of Color with Walter Carr and Ray Billingsley via Zoom
Friday, June 18 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Please register by May 31, 2021. Details at The Tennessee Tribune.




Community Comments

#1 Donnie Pitchford
@ 7:10 pm

Many thanks to D. D. Degg and “The Daily Cartoonist” and happy birthday “Lum and Abner”!

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