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Gorey’s Children, An Exhibit

The [San Francisco] Cartoon Art Museum hosts Gorey’s Children, an exhibit featuring original artwork and limited edition serigraphs by celebrated author and artist Edward Gorey, on display from February 1 through June 5, 2022. The Cartoon Art Museum shows an Edward Gorey more sympathetic to children than most of us are accustomed to. Author and […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Gorey’s Children, An Exhibit

Comic Chronicles – Three Cartooning Aces

Syracuse University has Ray Thompson‘s Papers and the inventory includes a biography of the 20th Century cartoonist and writer: In the autumn of 1926, after attampting in vain to land a job at any of the city’s newspapers, he decided to try freelancing. He had been drawing cartoons since grade school and sold his first […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Just Another Mundane Monday

Not gonna get into politics today, or, at least, not too far into them. Joy of Tech offers this commentary on the Spotify/Rogan/Young issue, and I like that they take a position without overreaching but one with teeth, and an answer to the anti-vax Brown Shirts who contend that Neil Young is old and (therefore) […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Maus is #1!

Yes, it’s number one, it’s Top of the Pops Today The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman reached #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers list. From Mediaite: The graphic novel is also available as two paperback volumes, Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History and Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began, which […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2022,  Section: Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Maus is #1!

Roundups and Updates

A reminder that the deadline for entries to the National Cartoonists Society’s Divisional Reuben Awards ends in three days – February 2, 2022. The NCS has put up a video describing the selection/election process of the Reuben Awards. (As much as I love the procedural explanation I love the various interpretations of the NCS logo.) […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Reuben, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Contrary Wise

“I know what you’re thinking about,” said Tweedledum: “but it isn’t so, nohow.” “Contrariwise,” continued Tweedledee, “if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.” Andertoons explains the logic under which we’re currently operating, no matter how Tweedledee defines the term, […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

The Sport of Cartooning Sports

Fox Sports NASCAR coverage will have one thing in common with their NFL games. If you view your favorite race car driver as a superhero, you’re in luck. So does Fox Sports. When the network begins its live coverage of the new NASCAR season, its program design will incorporate graphics that will cast drivers as […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Sport of Cartooning Sports

Cartooning the Powerful Around the World

“My experience in China assured me that the power of the cartoon is so mighty that that government would just hunt me down, harass my family, everything they can to stop me from drawing. If it is all for nothing, then why are they doing it?” The perfect example, [Badiucao] says, is the viral meme […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Cartooning the Powerful Around the World

CSotD: Random Roundup

Let’s start with some good news and a laugh, as RJ Matson notes the emergence of forged elector ballots, and we learn that the January 6 Committee has subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani and several others connected to the attempt. It’s not the White House tapes in which we heard Nixon actively plotting to pay off the […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Maus Returns to Best Seller Lists

The law of unintended consequences. Maus by Art Spiegelman at Amazon as of 12 noon PST:               And in all books: edit to addIn all books at 2:30am January 29, 1922: #3 Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Paperback) #4 The Complete Maus (Hardcover)

Posted on: Jan 28, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Book Store Gives Maus to Students

A Knoxville, Tennessee comic book store is giving free copies of Art Spiegelman’s Maus graphic novel to students who wish to read the book. Knoxville is about fifty miles northeast of McMinn County where the Pulitzer Prize-winning book has been banned from the school district’s eighth grade curriculum. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville comic book […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2022,  Section: Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

The Legend of Jim Borgman, Sports Cartoonist

Back in the day, before the Zits era, there was a time when Jim Borgman was the editorial cartoonist for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Being the All-American boy he was, and still is, his cartoon ideas occasionally found themselves more appropriate to the sports page than the opinion page. With the Bengals playing in tomorrow’s AFC […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Legend of Jim Borgman, Sports Cartoonist

CSotD: Banned Aids and Nits Picked

I was glad to see Steve Brodner’s latest commentary, which is about banned books, and about the way the right wing has embraced Cancel Culture and about how young people are not accepting it. The Granbury School District is banning books. Banning them. Not simply removing them from a curriculum as we discussed yesterday, or […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

N.Y. Times Goes with Illustrated Reporting Story

In a comic about reporting on comics, a Times journalist takes you through his process — from idea to pitch to research and writing. From the New York Times: This comic, by the Times reporter George Gene Gustines and the artist Bill Walko, is part of our ongoing journalism and news literacy series. You can […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: 5 Comments

100 Years Ago – Major Hoople’s Grand Entrance

100 years ago this week Gene Ahern, in his Our Boarding House panel, started a sequence that would have a great impact. In 1922 the week began on the Monday of January 23 and featured a mystery stretching through the week. (Click on panels to embiggen, a second click will supersize.) January 23, 1922:   […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments