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Archives for October, 2021

Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

© DC Comics The Jewish co-creators of the comic book superhero Superman will be posthumously inducted into the Jewish American Hall of Fame (JAHF) in a virtual ceremony that will take place in November. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster developed the superhero as well as his companion characters Clark Kent, Lois Lane and others. It […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, How-to, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee Creator John Hambrock

John Hambrock is nearing 15 years of creating The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee. Edison Lee — a 10-year-old with a talent for science and an urge to push boundaries — takes an optimistic view of the world. And, after 15 years of writing a daily comic strip, so does Edison’s creator, John Hambrock. “I […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Dissension

Bruce MacKinnon may have posed more questions than he intended with this cartoon, which appropriately shames the Catholic Church for its role in the ghastly scandal of the residential schools. It also brings up the fact that Canada’s cascading revelations seem to have begun with Newfoundland’s Mount Cashel Orphanage, whose pattern of sexual and physical […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

The Life of Brian’s Cartoon

A dozen years ago Brian Fairrington at Cagle Cartoons created a political cartoon with a religious scenario. Fittingly the cartoon has a habit of being resurrected, albeit in an altered state. Recently in a Devon Parish magazine. There are several transgressions with this, not the least of which is why a publication edited and produced […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on The Life of Brian’s Cartoon

The Mort Gerberg Interview

Well, I’ve led a complicated life. One of the reasons I’ve been doing all this stuff…I had a career before I really went into cartooning. At one point after I got out of the army I had a job writing publicity stuff for an agent, and then I worked for a newspaper reporter. I was […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Halloweeneen

Andy Marlette (Creators) begins our Halloweeneen celebration with a reminder of what scares at least some of us. The weirdest part of this is that these people are more scared of precautions than they are of actual danger. Wait, no. The weirdest part is that they don’t want to do what experts tell them because […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

More School News: Cartoon Mascot Being Dumped?

In Huntington Beach, California students at Golden West College have begun discussing whether to replace their mascot with a more acceptable alternative. Once they come up with a consensus, they could make a recommendation to the administration, but that hasn’t happened yet. No decisions have been made about anything, but it’s become a hot topic […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on More School News: Cartoon Mascot Being Dumped?

Fuss Over Cartoon in School Social Studies Class

A nearly ten year old David Horsey cartoon about Republicans refusing to acknowledge global warming is causing a bit of a ruckus in Connecticut. TOLLAND — A political cartoon used in one of the questions on a seventh-grade social studies reading comprehension test at Tolland Middle School is at the center of a controversy on […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

A Bill Mauldin Centennial

“I was a born troublemaker and might as well earn a living at it.”  – – – – Bill Mauldin (October 29, 1921 – January 22, 2003) William Henry Mauldin, better known to the world as Bill Mauldin, was one of the most popular and influential cartoonists of the twentieth century. In 1975, Bill Mauldin […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: I wonder what the peasants are doing tonight?

Nick Anderson (Counterpoint) manages the only tasteful riff I’ve seen on that accidental movie set shooting. It’s not a real gun and GOP claims of a stolen election are equally fake and, alas, they’re both equally deadly. The question is not whether Donald Trump believes his Big Lie — he’s been a bullshit artist all […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Cartoonist Pat Byrnes’ Confessions

If you ask cartoonist Pat Byrnes, the best comeback in history is in the Bible and was brought to us by cartooning. The Pharisees tried setting a trap for Jesus, to which he responds by drawing in the sand. Born and raised in an Irish Catholic family in Detroit, Byrnes is now a renowned cartoonist […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Pat Byrnes’ Confessions

Comic Chronicles – The Way They Were (updated)

Not long after I posted this issue The AFRO posted an item about Hambone’s Meditations.I’m putting that notice up top for those who have already read this entry.       Readers of The Commercial Dispatch and dozens of other Southern newspapers in the early 20th Century were greeted often, sometimes daily, sometimes on the front […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Chronicles – The Way They Were (updated)

Something Different: Paper Adds a Comics Page

In a refreshing turn around from years of newspapers dropping comics, in part or in whole, comes news from Edmond Life & Leisure that they have added a comics page to the weekly. From editor Steve Gust: Welcome to a new era for Edmond Life & Leisure, your locally owned community newspaper. On Page 18 […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Mostly laffs

  Today’s Non Sequitur (AMS) offers my favorite: A combination of humor and potential for serious thought. It’s only funny if you recognize the blend of fact and folklore that runs not only throughout most religions but most ancient histories as well. Fundamentalists on either side simply don’t get it. One group feels you should […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Have You Hugged Your Cartoonist Today?

Townhall, a “source for conservative news and political commentary and analysis,” gave their political cartoonists a virtual, and distinctly partisan, hug: I believe it is time we all offered a passionate vote of thanks, perhaps even our blessing to the wonderful cartoonists that grace the pages of Townhall every day, helping us make the progressive […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments