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Archives for February, 2022

CRNI Legal Network Aids Cartoonists

Cartoonists persecuted for their work anywhere on the globe now have the backing of a dedicated team of legal advisers. The Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI), a nonprofit that advocates for political cartoonists attacked or detained for their work, has set up a legal advisory network thanks to a UNESCO grant. The $23,000 grant, issued […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on CRNI Legal Network Aids Cartoonists

Comic Strips Adapted to Movies – Pop Quiz

From The Times Union: This got us thinking about…movies adapted from the funny pages.Draw on your memory banks for the latest quiz. 1. Penny Singleton played Blondie Bumstead … based on the long-running comic strip by Chic Young. In the 1960s, she turned to cartoons themselves, voicing one of the main characters in what animated […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Quick! To the Funny Pages!

A few quick shots before we descend into merriment: Jeffrey Koterba gets the Wordle Award for capitalizing on the fad without screwing things up. He’s right: Five letters. One word. Okay, “Putin” is a proper noun, but at least he didn’t show a bunch of colored boxes that don’t match the gag, which as become […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Jonny Hawkins and “Zoolies” Sign with TCA

Jonny Hawkins tells The Daily Cartoonist: [O]n January 14th on a beautiful Friday evening, I got an email from the acquisitions editor at Tribune (now called Tribune Content Agency) saying they loved Zoolies and wanted to syndicate it.  I was elated.  It was one week before my daughter’s 15th birthday. So, 33 years after it […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

The Day David Sipress Became a Cartoonist

David Sipress writes: In the fall of 1969, I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to quit graduate school at Harvard, where I was enrolled in a master’s program in Soviet studies. As the euphoria brought on by my boldness began to fade, an overwhelming anxiety about consequences took over… Chief among my real-world worries was that […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Day David Sipress Became a Cartoonist

CSotD: O Sanctions! Where are thy stings?

Michael de Adder declares sanctions a failure within hours of the announcement of the first full rounds, mocking Biden’s response as silly and futile. There’s a real temptation to ask “What do you think we should do, then?” Tucker Carlson would, of course, offer a way of dealing with Putin that involves soft lighting and […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Editorial Cartooning: A Workshop for Students

Unmute yourself with cartoons! Join Comic Book Legal Defense Fund [CBLDF] and award-winning editorial cartoonists Ruben Bolling, Clay Jones, and Shannon Wheeler for “Editorial Cartooning: A Workshop for Students” on February 23, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST (today!). The artists will describe their process for making editorial cartoons, provide tips for effective editorial cartoons, and […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Editorial Cartooning: A Workshop for Students

A Gorey Gallery

Presented on the anniversary of Edward Gorey‘s birth is a gallery of his art as selected by Richard Gagnon.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on A Gorey Gallery

The New Yorker Tribute to Roger Bradfield

It is probably no coincidence that one of the Keebler Elves is named Roger. Nor is it likely a coincidence that Roger’s distinguishing feature is his height—he is far and away the tallest of the elves, which could be a hint that he might not be, strictly speaking, an elf but might possess some human […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2022,  Section: Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on The New Yorker Tribute to Roger Bradfield

CSotD: Potpourri for 60, Art

That headline: “Potpourri” used to be a category in Jeopardy which I think was a chance to use questions that hadn’t been chosen in previous games. I haven’t seen it in a long time (hence “Art”) but, then, it’s been awhile since I’ve watched Jeopardy, which brings us to Non Sequitur (AMS) and some suppressed […]

Posted on: Feb 22, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Chronicles – Caricaturing Old Abe Lincoln

Despite the legendary status of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, neither were universally loved during their presidencies. The History Channel, through their history.com website, featured a look at the 1860s editorial cartooning of Honest Abe Lincoln earlier in this Presidents’ month. In this pro-Lincoln cartoon published during the 1860 presidential campaign, “Honest Old Abe” wields […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Chronicles – Caricaturing Old Abe Lincoln

Quoting the Great Author Snoopy

Charles Schultz’s beloved beagle, born Oct. 4, 1950, often sat atop his doghouse banging out great opening lines, but alas, he just couldn’t follow through. His first literary lead was, “It was a dark and stormy night,” from Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 novel “Paul Clifton.”   The missus had a favorite Snoopy strip framed for my […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: Monday Round-up

I’ve  given up on anti-pineapple-and-ham pizza purity, but I laughed at today’s Andertoons (AMS) anyway. I don’t know if it was the times or the fact that there were a lot of Neapolitans in South Bend, but I came into pizza with very high expectations, and was horrified with what I found when I moved […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

The Washington Post Writers Group Syndicate is “Winding Down Its Syndicated Cartoon Service”

A note in the Sunday (February 20th) Arizona Daily Star is the first public inkling that The Washington Post’s syndication service (aka Washington Post Writers Group) will be shuttering the editorial cartoon portion of that operation: The Washington Post is winding down its syndicated cartoon service, which means the Star soon will no longer have […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Sunday Comic Strip Panels Missing In Action

As we all know the internet, unlike print newspapers, has a limited space. So syndicates must abridge some comic strips on their websites. This has happened most recently with Comics Kingdom’s offerings. The recent revamp has seen a number of the older Sunday comic strips now displaying only eight of their nine panel grid. Inexplicably […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments