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Following the news that The New Adventures of Tarzan will be collected between hard covers comes Dark Horse announcing they will also publish the other Tarzan strip from the E. R. Burroughs website.

From The Beat:

For years, the Tarzan of the Apes comic strips by Roy ThomasPablo Marcos, and Oscar Gonzalez have been available exclusively to subscribers of the Edgar Rice Burroughs newsletter. That will change later this year

Here’s how Dark Horse describes Tarzan of the Apes:

Published in Sunday newspaper strip landscape format, these adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tales are scripted by comics legend Roy Thomas and illustrated by Pablo Marcos. Revealing the origin of the Jungle Lord and his earliest adventures, Tarzan of the Apes is a must for every Tarzan collection!


Montreal artist/cartoonist Valid is easing traffic tensions with “emoticones.”

“Instead of being frustrated while stuck in a traffic jam, maybe they’d get to see one of my cones instead, and it would totally change their mood. I know it would for me.”

The Daily Hive brightens our day with the story.


Gucci, Marc Jacobs, H&M, Goyard, Swatch and J.Crew are just a few of the brands that have designed apparel using art from Charles Schulz’s treasured comic strip. Between the clothing collaborations and an Apple+ content deal, the brand must learn to grow without sacrificing its original spirit.

A Wall Street Journal article about “Selling Snoopy.”


As Canned Heat said: “It’s the Same All Over”

Like many things, editorial cartoons and illustrations have gone digital. Sketches are now made with a stylus (digital pen) on tablets. But how has this evolution changed the art form and the field of editorial cartoons? We asked artists who have seen the change happen through the ’80s till now.

From India’s Deccan Herald. 

Some artists are concerned about the dwindling number of political cartoons. Gujjar, who worked as a cartoonist in newspapers for 15 years, says, “Most newspapers and publications do not encourage political cartoons now.”


Video Stars

Bill Mauldin: If It’s Big, Hit It

The film’s title refers to delivering the big story in one powerful panel. It comes from Mauldin’s professional credo.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reviews the film.


From 1992 is an Al Hirshfeld interview.


A gathering of National Cartoonists Society members in 1950.



In another sign of the friction between the Internet Archive and major publishers, Penguin Random House denies claims that it demanded the removal of Art Spiegelman’s acclaimed Holocaust graphic memoir Maus from IA digital circulation due to soaring sales in the wake of recent efforts to censor the book.

In a February 10 blog post Chris Freeland, director of Internet Archive’s Open Libraries Initiative, claims that PRH demanded that IA remove the book from its lending library because “in their words, ‘consumer interest in Maus has soared’ as a result of a Tennessee school board’s decision to ban teaching the book.”

Publishers Weekly reports on the conflict.


[Otto Soglow’s first New Yorker] cartoon appeared in the issue of November 14, 1925.
His last New Yorker drawing … appeared in the issue of November 4, 1974.

Michael Maslin shows us both – what a difference 49 years makes.


Opening panel of tomorrow’s comic strip today.


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