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Archives for May, 2022

CSotD: Friday Funnies, with a side of politics

The Cosmic Timing Award goes to Wallace The Brave (AMS), where this strip dropped the morning after I got a long-delayed haircut and even got a compliment on it from a dog-walking friend. Fortunately, only our dogs ended up in the water and they did it mostly on purpose. As for how long it had […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

TDC Updates: Eisners and Tigers and Lee – Oh Si

Zoe Si Recognized (pronounced “see” despite the cute headline) Zoe has become the toast of Vancouver after being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist earlier this month. The Vancouver Sun did a small article about the local girl made good. Two years into a new career, Zoe Si’s wry observations about life during the pandemic, beautifully […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: 0 Comments

Galifianakis on 25 Years of Illustrating Hax

The cartoons started with a passing thought: “…And maybe Nick could draw an icon to go with it,” an editor suggested to Carolyn Hax, my wife at the time, as they were discussing Carolyn’s new advice column in The Washington Post. A quarter-century later, I have yet to draw an “icon” to go with the […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Most of the People Most of the Time

There were a boatload of primaries the other day and now it’s on to November, and, as Dave Granlund says, we’ll be anxiously covering the mud slinging as part of what in media parlance is called “Horserace Coverage.” We won’t talk about policies or plans, because that’s boring. Besides, nobody cares. They just want to […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CRT Hits The Herblock Prize (Lalo Alzcaraz Won)

The Caucasian Replacement Theory is making its way into American Awards*. Like many prestigious awards that recognize great accomplishment in this country, the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning, created in 2004 to commemorate the legacy of the late Washington Post cartoonist Herb Block, had never been offered to a nonwhite person—until this year. While accepting […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Run Faster, Jump Higher Charlie Brown

When you think of great athletes no one tops Charlie Brown. Converse has teamed up with one of the most iconic comic strips for its next sneaker collaboration … the shoe company has teamed up with Peanuts in spring ’22 to deliver a new footwear and apparel capsule that will hit shelves before month’s end. […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: 0 Comments

Hud Armstrong – RIP

Cartoonist, illustrator, and bartender Hud Armstrong has passed away. Hudson S. (Hud) Armstrong September 15, 1945 – May 11, 2022   WNYT-Albany is reporting Hud’s death:  A Saratoga Springs man who’s been drawing life and times in the Spa City for more than half a century has died. Hud Armstrong died on May 11. He’s […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Ralph Steadman Naked Beer Label Ruled Okay

Last year the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission ruled a beer label designed by cartoonist Ralph Steadman was in bad taste and rejected the Flying Dog brewery’s use of that label. Now a U. S. District Court has judged Flying Dog has a First Amendment right to use the label. On May 13, U.S. […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Illustration, Legal, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Paralysed Force, Gesture Without Motion

It was a bit of a coin flip, deciding whether to start the day with Jen Sorensen or T.S. Eliot, and they don’t really qualify as a Juxtaposition because they’re nearly the same. Sorensen wins because this is a cartoon feature and not a poetry corner, but we’ll add the rest of Tom’s commentary at […]

Posted on: May 18, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Register for RFK and OPC Cartoon Award Events

The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC), who announced their Cartoon Award for 2021 efforts this past March, is featuring a Zoom event with past award winners. Join this “How I Did It” program with Kevin (KAL) Kallaugher, who has won many of the OPC’s Best Cartoon Awards over the years, as he discusses his work […]

Posted on: May 17, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: 0 Comments

National Cartoonists Society Adapts and Adopts

Gone are the days when you needed to land a big newspaper syndication deal to validate your standing as a professional artist. New media and modern creative industries expand the opportunities and outlets for today’s cartoonists and reimagine what it looks like to work professionally. As the premier organization of professional cartoonists, [The National Cartoonists […]

Posted on: May 17, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: A Break in the Inaction

Macanudo (KFS) offers an uplifting thought, and we could all use one about now. There is a kind of conceptual collision between the saying “Curiosity killed the cat” and the semifolkloric belief that they possess nine lives. Well, a cat may look at a king and also become fascinated by a laser, and the ability […]

Posted on: May 17, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

A Collection of Chips, Crime, and Comic Chronicles

Crime Comic Strips Who could have known that newspaper comic strips and crime stories, including noir, were a match made in heaven? Newspaper comic strips are an artistic genre that’s largely forgotten now. The strips that remain are for the most part humor strips like “Garfield.” A handful of dramatic strips are still published. But […]

Posted on: May 16, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: We are who we thought we were

  There aren’t a lot of good cartoons about the Buffalo shootings, and I’m not sure it’s worth waiting, because what can anyone say that hasn’t been said? Yesterday, so many cartoonists reposted work from years past on social media that I had trouble sorting reactions to these murders from reactions to all those other […]

Posted on: May 16, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Strips and Comic Books (Stupid Fresh Mess)

Comic books have always had a relationship with comic strips. The modern comic book began by either reprinting comic strips or featuring new pages patterned after the comic strip format. As the new material overwhelmed the reprint stuff, it was not unusual to see new comic book stories based on newspaper comic strip characters. © […]

Posted on: May 15, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments