A Little of This, A Bit of That


Cartoon Exhibit

[E]ditorial cartoons [will be] exhibited at the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery beginning Wednesday, January 26 through Saturday, February 26.
The Downtown Gallery exhibit is called Point of View: Regional Editorial Cartoons.
This exhibition is in conjunction with A Serious Look at the Funnies, an exhibition at the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture at UT beginning Monday, January 24 through Monday, February 28.

© Charlie Daniel

Artists included in this exhibition:
Charlie Daniel: retired Knoxville News Sentinel cartoonist
Daniel Proctor: Knoxville Freelance editorial cartoonist
Clay Bennett: Chattanooga Free Press editorial cartoonist
Marshall Ramsey: Mississippi Today’s editor-at-large and editorial cartoonist
Robert Turner: Grainger Today’s creative director and editorial cartoonist
Carl Sublett (1919 – 2008): cartoonist for the Bristol Herald-Courier, The Virginia Tennessean, and the Kingsport Press
Ed Gamble: Editorial cartoonist for The Nashville Banner and The Florida Times-Union


Cartoon Study of Public Domain Animation

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today, we’re launching a new regular column called Cartoon Study, in which our newest contributor – historian and animator Vincent Alexander – will explore animation from the past, as well as document how classical animation informs and inspires contemporary animation practices.

From Vincent Alexander:

Animated films from 1926 are now available for anyone to post, sample, or remix as they see fit. Copyrights can be tricky, so characters featured in these shorts may not be public domain, but the films themselves are up for grabs. There’s also the caveat that these are silent-era films, so added soundtracks may not be free to use. For the purposes of this story, I have used public domain recordings from 1922 and earlier for background music in the clips so they can be shared freely.


In- Country by Phil Fehrenbacher

© Phil Fehrenbacher

Cartoons depicting the experiences and memories of veterans who served in South Vietnam.

Phil also has a Gray Area Facebook page.

Cartoons depicting senior citizens coping with other seniors, family and the challenges of living in today’s society.


Strange Things

© Berkeley Breathed

The Far Right Red State site uses a Left Wing cartoonist image for the illustration to top their 2021 Pulitzer Prize Parody Awards – Where All the Winners Are…Not.


How You Can Do Gag Cartoons! – Some Tips From Cartoonist Gahan Wilson
Hat tip to Chet Jasper Reams for this Nickelodeon Magazine feature from April 2005.

© Gahan Wilson/Nickelodeon

Review: ‘Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?’

Fies takes the reader to the New York World’s Fair of 1939 and shares a boy’s excitement and idealism on a visit with his father. Buddy is a boy with big dreams fueled by pop culture, government propaganda, along with the inevitable conclusion that humanity is indeed destined for the stars one way or another. Human progress could not be denied, despite a few setbacks, right?

While waiting for Brian Fies‘ next book, here’s a review of his second book.

© Brian Fies

disclosure: Brian is a friend of The Daily Cartoonist


Portrait of the Artist as a Family Guy

Jerry Zezima writes a humor column for Tribune News Service.

I have a lot in common with Brian Crane, the Reuben Award-winning cartoonist who created the wildly popular syndicated comic strip “Pickles.”

The only real difference between us — aside from the incredible fact that he has 16 more grandchildren than I do — is that I’m such a bad artist, I couldn’t even draw a good salary.

“My grandkids are van Gogh compared to me,” I told Brian in a recent phone chat. “Except they still have all their ears.”

“Maybe they can start a comic strip,” Brian suggested.

© Brian Crane

A couple of Grandpas talking on the phone.


University of Va. holds largest collection of Pat Oliphant’s art

After several years of negotiations, the University of Virginia in Charlottesville was gifted about 7,000 political cartoons and other art by Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist and Santa Fe resident Pat Oliphant in 2018.

“It really amounted to kind of a time capsule of Pat’s work from the … late ’60s until the last drawing he did in 2014,” said university professor Elizabeth Hutton Turner, in a recent telephone interview.

© Pat Oliphant/University of Virginia

A post script to yesterday’s Pat Oliphant item.


Mexico seizes Kellogg’s cartoon-festooned cereals

Mexican officials have seized 380,000 boxes of Kellogg’s cereals that feature cartoon mascots, which are in violation of recent laws preventing the marketing of allegedly ‘unhealthy’ products to children.

Dr. Wertham was only half right – comic characters are bad for mental AND physical health.


Pogo © OGPI