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A Belated Weekend Roundup


Right-wing forces are still ignoring facts and promoting divisiveness. Liberals are still gutless. Religion is still the greatest threat to peace and self-expression. … The only big difference is that I am now old. My sense of outrage at the stupidity and cruelty of those in power remains the same, but my desire to do anything about it has atrophied.

Edward Sorel doesn’t hold back in this Steven Heller interview.

It matters to me that The Nation now has an editor who is oblivious to the opportunity that the magazine has to be the repository for daring political art, as the old The Masses was. But personally it is of no consequence.



An all-new original 6-page story was commissioned to be featured on this roll of actual usable toilet paper. It’s credited only to Jim Salicrup and Michael Higgins on the item itself, but those in the know indicate that Marie Severin produced most of the art.

Critics have often claimed some comics are not fit to wipe your butt with…
Tom Brevoort presents the 1979 toilet tissue issue of a Spider-Man and Hulk Team-Up.



The Russian Embassy in Paris on Thursday had posted a picture depicting a body lying on a table called “Europe” with characters representing the United States and European Union jabbing needles into it.

France’s European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune had slammed the cartoon post on Thursday calling it “a disgrace” in response to the drawing which had been posted earlier in the afternoon by the Twitter account of the Russia Embassy in France. 

Reuters reports on political cartoon as official propaganda.

The cartoon signed “Vox” nicked from Reddit.



Mark and I miraculously managed to get a development deal from the biggest and oldest syndicate. A development deal is usually given to a creator who shows promise, but whose strip needs some fine tuning. We were working with the editor-in-chief, who told us he loved our strip but that we just needed to make some minor adjustments, and that he personally would oversee the project. Needless to say, Mark and I were thrilled.

Tim Levins and Mark Young‘s syndicate development deal doesn’t develop.

More about how their syndicated comic strip deal fell apart.



The Women’s Forum of Litchfield will host a conversation with Sandra Boynton, a cartoonist, children’s author, producer and director, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd.

If you are in Connecticut next week Thursday you might consider this event.



The Society [of Illustrators] is excited to share a sneak peak at the wonderful artwork created to celebrate MoCCA Arts Festival 2022! Natalie Andrewson’s whimsical creatures will be displayed on the badges, and Patrick McDonnell’s quirky MUTTS characters will be featured as spot illustrations found throughout the Fest. These featured artists will be attending the Fest. Learn more:

If you’re in New York City this coming weekend.



One night, almost 50 years ago, Tim Eagan fell off a building.

The conceit behind “Head First,” a finished book that Eagan is planning to publish in the summer, has to do with the strange psychological elongation of time that often happens in times of trauma. The book begins with a man falling from a building, which happens somewhere around Page 8. The next 90 or so pages chronicle what happens in the few seconds it takes him to hit the ground. But it happens in subconscious time…

Lookout Santa Cruz profiles cartoonist Tim Eagan and his new project.


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