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Archives for August, 2021

Comic Chronicles – Those Olde Tyme Comicks

  A number of people have recently treated us to a number of old public domain comics. From the National Institutes of Health and their National Library of Medicine comes The Tooth-Ache by Horace Mayhew and illustrated by George Cruikshank ca. 1850, a comic book consisting of forty-four sequential panels.   Still in the 19th […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Spilt milk

Jen Sorensen leads off today’s continuing coverage of the end of the war in Afghanistan, a war which, as we all know from current commentary, was entirely planned and carried out by Joe Biden. Or something. The Economist even solicited analysis from Henry Kissinger, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for having brought […]

Posted on: Aug 26, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Conservative Press Excoriates Liberal Cartoonist

A Florida editorial cartoonist was ripped as sexist and misogynistic on Wednesday for publishing a political cartoon that depicted Gov. Ron DeSantis’s press secretary Christina Pushaw as a Covergirl and a Twitter troll. From Fox News: Andy Marlette of the Pensacola News Journal produced an exaggerated drawing of Pushaw as a “COVID-19 Covergirl and taxpayer-funded […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

The Lost Summer

As a youngster and teenager I went camping and to summer camps and down through the river vegetation. I don’t remember going through cornfields, I grew up around orchards and vineyards. But I never got lost. I do realize children get lost on occasion, but reading the funny pages it seems to be a rite […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Lost Summer

A Wagonload of Wednesday Whatnots

  The character watch is simple enough to define … It’s simply nothing more, nor less, than a watch with a cartoon or other character on the dial, and although I can’t look at any character watch that doesn’t have moving character hands without feeling disappointed, the truth is that there are millions of character […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Off topic, Comments: Comments Off on A Wagonload of Wednesday Whatnots

CSotD: The Clods of Unknowing

Joel Pett reflects a mood set by others. Today’s headline puns on a mystic 14th century text in which the writer contends that we can’t know God through intellectual striving and so must approach faith through a more contemplative route. It wasn’t new then and, of course, it isn’t new now, though it is kind […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Charlie Watts – RIP

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has passed away. Charles Robert (Charlie) WattsJune 2, 1941 – August 24, 2021 From The Guardian: Despite becoming one of the greats of rock’n’roll, the dapper and deadpan Charlie Watts, who has died aged 80, spent more than 60 years doing his second-favourite job. Watts applied himself diligently to the […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Barry McWilliams – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Barry McWilliams has passed away.    Barry Wayne McWilliamsFebruary 2, 1942 – August 14, 2021 From the obituary: America’s ‘best known, least famous’ cartoonist Barry Wayne McWilliams passed away on August 14, 2021, at his home outside Whitehall, Montana. He was 79 years old. Barry began drawing his weekly editorial cartoon, J.P. Doodles, […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Barry McWilliams – RIP

2021 AAEC Convention Set for October 8 & 9

The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists have set the dates for their 2021 Convention.         October 8 & 9, 2021 will be the dates for the convention. Like last year it will be virtual. From the AAEC: Join the editorial cartoonists of the AAEC for our virtual convention Oct. 8-9, 2021. Like […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Events, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on 2021 AAEC Convention Set for October 8 & 9

CSotD: Current Events

Jimmy Margulies (KFS) is as much on the money as possible with this commentary. It’s a bit unclear how he feels about the situation, but that’s also on target, because Biden is behind the eight-ball and the question is why? This isn’t simply my question — It is being asked by a lot of knowledgeable […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

The GoComics List – An Update (Una Actualización)

It has been a while since we last mentioned the cuts to the GoComics list. Now seems a good time to do an update since Paul Berge has brought up new additions. Paul noticed that GoComics added Lalo Alcaraz en Español to their main list. But it turns out that is only part of it.  […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

CSotD: Again and again and again

Andy Marlette (Creators) offers a challenge that, IMHO, proves something though perhaps not what he intended. I’d be willing to bet that, indeed, most Americans couldn’t find Afghanistan on a map, which you could take as an indication of how little attention we paid to that war. I’d take it further and suggest that it’s […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments

Talking Hamilton on Ferdinand Day

Sunday is Ron’s day but we’re here for Marcus, the week day Dennis the Menace cartoonist. From The Salisbury (North Carolina) Post: On Thursday, Aug. 26, at 12:30 p.m., Marcus Hamilton will illuminate visitors to his artistic collections named, “Two Dream Careers: From Illustrator to Cartoonist,” now showing as part of Waterworks’ summer exhibition, IMAGINE. […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Events, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: More or less a day of rest

(Steve Breen – Creators)   (Matt Weurker – Politico) While Steve and Matt work this one out, we will eschew (and esspit out) politics for the day. Tom Friedman’s November 2, 2001, analysis notwithstanding, this one ain’t going anywhere. And, as this Anne & God suggests, there’s enough social media debate on the topic right […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

This Week’s Short Form Comics

Today’s Bottomliners as a juxtaposition to Mike’s Candorville take today. © Tribune Content Agency   This week began a road trip and ended in the destination. © Mark Anderson; Bill Whitehead   A political animal? (It’s funny ’cause its true dept.) © Tribune Content Agency   Suspense isn’t just for continuity strips anymore. This week […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on This Week’s Short Form Comics