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Assorted Saturday Short Subjects

Reading The Funnies as a Family There’s a secret to the comics page, though. The secret is, you don’t need to be a kid tor even have kids to enjoy them. Just as most comic characters don’t age, the audience age group doesn’t change. In fact, now and then, some jokes might just fly over […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, College cartoonists, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, How-to, Magazine cartoons, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Assorted Saturday Short Subjects

CSotD: On Further Review

We’ll start a day of second-thoughts with Gary Markstein (Creators)’s accurate assessment of the difference between “the end of the pandemic” and “the start of a new reality.” Fauci has said the pandemic is essentially over, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with covid, which, like seasonal flu, continuously mutates into new variants, each potentially […]

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

Neal Adams – RIP

Comic book and comic strip artist Neal Adams has passed away. Neal Adams June 15, 1941 – April 28, 2022 From The Hollywood Reporter: Neal Adams, the legendary comic book artist who reinvigorated Batman and other superheroes with his photorealistic stylings and championed the rights of creators, has died. He was 80. Adams died Thursday in New York […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

SCOTUS Sketch Artist Art Lien Retires

Respected and long time U. S. Supreme Court sketch artist Art Lien is retiring. From SCOTUSblog: Yesterday was the last case Stephen Breyer heard as a justice, but it was also the final argument for another SCOTUS stalwart: Art Lien, aka@Courtartist. Art is retiring this summer after more than 40 years sketching the Supreme Court, […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Lemme Give You A Tip

We’re avoiding politics today, but that doesn’t mean unbridled frivolity. Betty (AMS) brings up a thorny question, which is how to be fair to workers without encouraging predatory management? Before we were bullied by card readers, hopeful counter help put out tip jars. You still see those, but now that nobody carries cash anymore, there’s […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 21 Comments

Stilson Greene Retires His Political Pen

Stilson Greene, longtime local editorial cartoonist for Loudoun County, is retiring his political pen. For 38 years I have written and drawn a weekly editorial cartoon for a Loudoun newspaper. First the Loudoun Times-Mirror, then Leesburg Today and finally Loudoun Now. That’s over 1,950 cartoons and miles of political ink. The time has come for […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Stilson Greene Retires His Political Pen

Updates: Alcaraz, Green, Knight, Sack

Lalo Alcaraz – First Latino to Win Editorial Cartooning Herblock Prize   Los Angeles-based political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is the first Latino to be awarded the prestigious Herblock Prize, a $15,000 award named after the late Washington Post syndicated editorial cartoonist Herb Block.   ©Lalo Alcaraz One of Alcaraz’s most popular depictions is called “Lil’ […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Updates: Alcaraz, Green, Knight, Sack

Matt Davies Wins 2022 National Headliner Award

From yesterday:  The 88th National Headliner Award winners honoring the best journalism in the United States in 2021 were announced today. The awards were founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City.                                        Newsday’s Matt Davies has won the 2022 National Headliner Award for his 2021 editorial […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Matt Davies Wins 2022 National Headliner Award

CSotD: Who Are You?

The ongoing flood of Musk/Twitter cartoons continues. Some of them are clever, some are not, but none has been any better than the ones that popped up three days ago, and the net effect seems to be no particular advancement of this issue and, by omission, less advancement of other issues. I have some sympathy […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

2022 Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees and Nominees

Comics-Con International (Comic-Con San Diego) has announced the six judges’ choice inductees into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame and 17 nominees of which four will be selected by voters. The automatic inductees are Marie Duval, Rose O’Neill, Max Gaines, Alex Nino, P. Craig Russell, and Mark Gruenwald. As is our wont here at The […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 2022 Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees and Nominees

CSotD: Justice and whatnot

  If you want to see Musk/Twitter cartoons, check out yesterday’s exciting episode. I’m currently feeling bowed down by the flood of come-latelies and anybody expecting to land here now had better blow the roof off the place. Which is to say that I very much like Adam Zyglis’s less obvious response. Conservatives are celebrating […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Justin Green – RIP

Underground comix cartoonist Justin Green has passed away. Justin Considine Green July 25, 1945 – April 23, 2022 Justin’s wife Carol (above with Justin) and daughter Julia are passing on the sad news. We, his loved ones, prepared but not prepared for the putty-dry voice on the phone in the wee hours, stating flatly: “I’m […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Lalo Alcaraz and The Herblock Prize Tonight

A reminder that Lalo Alcaraz will be presented with The Herblock Prize tonight at 7:00 Eastern time. It was announced last month that Lalo had won the Prize. Michael Cavna, at The Washington Post, has an article about Alcaraz today. Lalo Alcaraz was 13 when his father, a landscaper and plant nursery worker in the […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Lalo Alcaraz and The Herblock Prize Tonight

CSotD: Elon’s a-coming and the cards say …

Elon Musk is purchasing Twitter and, as Dr. MacLeod notes, social media is ablaze with outrage and, as he suggests, they’re flooding social media with furious denunciations of social media. Some of them may actually be bailing out; Mark Hamill notes that he’s felt a great disturbance in the Twitterverse, as if thousands of voices […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Comic Chronicles: McManus, Schulz, Perez

George McManus and The Art of Entertaining Readers Daily Comic disharmony between Jiggs and Maggie over their social climb was the central joke of George McManus’s Bringing Up Father for over four decades. For all of McManus’s fine sense of humor, he banged that one note across four panels six days a week and a […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Chronicles: McManus, Schulz, Perez