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CSotD: Bits and Pieces

Daniel Boris offers a Juxtaposition of Himself: Two versions of a single cartoon. I prefer the first iteration, specifically because the convictions don’t necessarily lead back to Trump. That is, Rhodes and Meggs would have been convicted of seditious conspiracy (and the others of interference) without any need to prove they were incited by Trump […]

Posted on: Dec 3, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

WaPo Kills Style Invitational; Staake Loses Job

After running for nearly 30 years (since March 7, 1993) The Washington Post has canceled their very popular Style Invitational feature. The news was mentioned as an aside in an item about laying off The Post’s dance critic Sarah L. Kaufman: The paper has also eliminated its weekly Style Invitational humor contest, which involved ending […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2022,  Section: Illustration, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Dick Tracy Comic Character Tom De Haven Profiled

From the VCU News: Tom De Haven, a retired Virginia Commonwealth University professor and author of a series of novels centered around comic strip writers, appeared as himself in Sunday’s edition of the nationally syndicated comic strip “Dick Tracy,” shaking hands with the famed fictional detective. Dick Tracy © Tribune Content Agency; The Funny Papers […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Updating Several Previous Items

Charles Schulz 100/Terri Libenson – – David Pope/The Gold Stanley – – Candorville/King Features – – Gene Basset/Mankota Free Press – – Roger Mahoney/ The Daily Mirror – – Gannett/Layoffs – – Cul de Sac/Washington Post Magazine – – Sandra Boynton/Wishes   In our various articles on the 100th anniversary of Charles Schulz we overlooked […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Not with a bang

I was thinking of using the headline “WGASA Forever,” but several of today’s cartoons are about things we really should care about. Not this one, but I gather a lot of people in Britain besides Christian Adams are steamed by the fact that The Prince Formerly Known As The Prince and his wife have made a […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Aline Kominsky-Crumb – RIP

Comix cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb has passed away. Aline Ricky Kominsky-Crumb (née Goldsmith) August 1, 1948 – November 29, 2022   Rob Salkowitz for Forbes are among those reporting the death of Aline: Word started spreading on social media that Kominsky-Crumb died on Tuesday at her home in France from pancreatic cancer, confirmed by sources close […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Random Acts of Comics

Most of us can relate to Bill Whitehead’s Free Range. We all get our most brilliant thoughts as we lay drifting off to sleep only to find the next morning that it may be good but it isn’t brilliant. That’s if we write it down. If not then the next morning you only remember you […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Random Observations

I really like The Other Coast (Creators) because Adrian Raeside has a solid handle on dog behavior. Usually. I have to assume he doesn’t have a dog that requires grooming or he’d know that the first instinct, after a $70 trip to the groomer, is to luxuriate in something that will restore a more dogcentric […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Page 4 – Editorials, Opinions, and Commentary

Political Cartoons in an Age of Fake News TalkDec 1, 2022 – 5:30 pm The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosts “a roundtable discussion by political cartoonists Eric J. Garcia, Keith Knight, and Ann Telnaes, moderated by Associate Professor in Graphic Design Stacey Robinson.”  Getting Laughs While Speaking Truth to Power   Letters to the […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: 0 Comments

Darrin Bell Takes Candorville to King Features

After not updating to GoComics this week Darrin Bell informed his fans about the circumstances in the Candorville comments: This may be the last Candorville to appear on GoComics for a while. The Washington Post Writers Group is closing, so Candorville is moving to another syndicate as of this Thursday. There’s no deal in place […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Another think coming

Tom Tomorrow reflects on the fleeting relevance of political cartoons, and he’s right that the more specific a critique, the sooner it becomes irrelevant, or, at least, we should hope it does. I bought Herblock: The Life and Work of the Great Political Cartoonist, which includes a DVD of all his cartoons, and, while he […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

On Giving Tuesday Consider The CRNI

                                   During this season of giving please consider the                               CARTOONISTS RIGHTS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL   CRNI strengthens the interconnectedness of cartoonists around the world, campaigns to protect their human rights and defends those threatened as a result of their work.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Quick takes (I hope)

So this greeted me at Twitter this morning, and refreshing, or coming back later, didn’t help, but logging out and signing back in restored things, whatever that portends. Mostly, it was a clue as to where to start, which is with this Juxtaposition of the Day (Graeme Keyes) (Jeremy Banx) Two takes on roughly the […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Clearing the Queue – Tales From Hither and Thither

The Evolving Art of Ruffling Feathers © Steve Nease Most newspapers had a full-time cartoonist on staff. Now, the juice just isn’t worth the squeeze. Steve Nease, one of Canada’s premier cartoonists, isn’t surprised. A lot of papers no longer run, not just his, but any cartoons. “Sometimes, it’s a cost-cutting matter,” he admits. Cartoonists aren’t […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

Gene Basset – RIP

Editorial and sports cartoonist Gene Basset has passed away.    Gene Basset July 24, 1927 – November 24, 2022 Gene had a career that spanned the second half of the 20th century. From the obituary: Gene began his newspaper career in 1950 at the Indianapolis Times as a sketch artist and sports cartoonist. He remained […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments