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CSotD: Attention Must Be Paid

I used to see bumperstickers that said “If you’re not scared, you’re not paying attention.” Haven’t seen one in awhile; perhaps it’s too late. But Ann Telnaes has been paying attention enough to be concerned that CPAC held their latest conference in Budapest, where Hungarian autocrat Victor Orban — new hero of the far right […]

Posted on: May 23, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Yet Still Even More Sunday Funnies

Garfield Shout-Out © PAWS Inc. Some behind-the-scenes assistants of the comic strip are offered up for sacrifice in today’s Garfield – Gary Barker, Brett Koth, Dan Davis.   Heathcliff Hulk-Out   Heathcliff © Creators Syndicate; Hulk © Marvel Characters Inc. The other orange tabby “Hulks out” in today’s Heathcliff.   The Phantom Gross-Out © King […]

Posted on: May 22, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: I’m Your Comic Weekly Man!

If you’re old enough to remember The Comic Weekly Man, you’re also old enough to make the connection between Big Ben Bolt (KFS)‘s current opponent in the 1963 Vintage Sunday arc, Chief Thunderhand, and his very close namesake, Chief Thunderthud. I don’t know why it didn’t hit me until today, but, once it did, Cowabunga! […]

Posted on: May 22, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Jeannie (Silver T-Square) Schulz Interview

Jeannie Schulz, who will receive the Silver T-Square from the National Cartoonists Society at this year’s Reuben ceremony, sat for an interview with The Santa Rosa Junior College Oak Leaf recently. The Oak Leaf: The 20th anniversary of the museum is this year. What was your original vision? Jean Schulz: It has to be homey […]

Posted on: May 21, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Museums, Comments: 0 Comments

Fred Carter – RIP

Religious cartoonist/artist Fred Carter has passed away. Frederick E. (Fred) Carter June 22, 1938 – May 9, 2022 From the Jack Chick Tract Museum Facebook page: It is our sad duty to report that Fred Carter, the phenomenal artist who drew many of Chick’s tracts and all of The Crusaders comic books (as well as […]

Posted on: May 21, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Identity and Belonging

Two confessions from the start: First, when I agreed to review Sabba Khan’s graphic memoir, “What Is Home, Mum?” I had no idea what I was getting into. My interest was sparked because I’d had several Indian kids — both Hindu and Muslim — among my young writers in Denver, and knowing them and their […]

Posted on: May 21, 2022,  Section: Books, Comments: 1 Comment

33 Pulitzer Cartoonists Sign Protest Letter to Pulitzer Prize Board

Ten days after the 2022 Pulitzer Prizes were announced, 33 cartoonists who have won or been finalists for the award signed an unprecedented open letter to the Pulitzer Board about recent changes to the prize. After quietly expanding the parameters of the Editorial Cartoonist category in 2020 to include illustrators and graphic reporters, the Board […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Rube Goldberg, Inventor (Comic Chronicles)

From the archives: Rube Goldberg machines are serious business In the June 1923 issue of Popular Science, Rube Goldberg himself writes that he hopes to ‘invent something useful.’   From the Bill Gourgey introduction: Before the name Rube Goldberg became synonymous with comically over-engineered chain-reaction contraptions that satirize technology, the eponym belonged to a humble […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Brandon, Schulz Summer at The Billy Ireland

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum has a couple exhibits opening this weekend.     © Brumsic Brandon, Jr. Art Trust; Barbara Brandon-Croft Pioneering father/daughter cartoonists Brumsic Brandon, Jr. (1927– 2014) and Barbara Brandon-Croft (1958– ) chronicled the nation’s cultural landscape in their comic strips through the lens of racism. The elder Brandon, who […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies, with a side of politics

The Cosmic Timing Award goes to Wallace The Brave (AMS), where this strip dropped the morning after I got a long-delayed haircut and even got a compliment on it from a dog-walking friend. Fortunately, only our dogs ended up in the water and they did it mostly on purpose. As for how long it had […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

TDC Updates: Eisners and Tigers and Lee – Oh Si

Zoe Si Recognized (pronounced “see” despite the cute headline) Zoe has become the toast of Vancouver after being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist earlier this month. The Vancouver Sun did a small article about the local girl made good. Two years into a new career, Zoe Si’s wry observations about life during the pandemic, beautifully […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: 0 Comments

Galifianakis on 25 Years of Illustrating Hax

The cartoons started with a passing thought: “…And maybe Nick could draw an icon to go with it,” an editor suggested to Carolyn Hax, my wife at the time, as they were discussing Carolyn’s new advice column in The Washington Post. A quarter-century later, I have yet to draw an “icon” to go with the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Most of the People Most of the Time

There were a boatload of primaries the other day and now it’s on to November, and, as Dave Granlund says, we’ll be anxiously covering the mud slinging as part of what in media parlance is called “Horserace Coverage.” We won’t talk about policies or plans, because that’s boring. Besides, nobody cares. They just want to […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CRT Hits The Herblock Prize (Lalo Alzcaraz Won)

The Caucasian Replacement Theory is making its way into American Awards*. Like many prestigious awards that recognize great accomplishment in this country, the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning, created in 2004 to commemorate the legacy of the late Washington Post cartoonist Herb Block, had never been offered to a nonwhite person—until this year. While accepting […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Run Faster, Jump Higher Charlie Brown

When you think of great athletes no one tops Charlie Brown. Converse has teamed up with one of the most iconic comic strips for its next sneaker collaboration … the shoe company has teamed up with Peanuts in spring ’22 to deliver a new footwear and apparel capsule that will hit shelves before month’s end. […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: 2 Comments