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Archives for June, 2022

Locher Award Deadline Extended to July 15

The July 1st deadline for the Locher Award has been changed to July 15, 2022. The AAEC’s John Locher Memorial Award is now accepting submissions from aspiring editorial cartoonists for 2022. Single panel, multi-panel, and animated editorial cartoons and comics will be accepted from cartoonists, ages 18-25, whose work demonstrates both clear opinions and strong […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Locher Award Deadline Extended to July 15

Neal Rubin on His Sporting Life with Gil Thorp

In 1996 Neal Rubin reported on the death of cartoonist Jack Berrill and the fate of Gil Thorp. Neal had no idea that eight years later he would be plotting and scripting the comic strip. Now, after 18 years writing stories for the iconic high school coach, no more playdowns for Neal. The Daily Cartoonist […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Neal Rubin on His Sporting Life with Gil Thorp

Book Reviews and Book Revues

Despite their vast impact, the whole story of the underground comix movement has never been fully told in a coherent, systematic way. Sure, over the years we’ve seen some good work focus on individual creators or publishers, and some good bibliographic work tracking down the titles and print histories from a collectors’ perspective, but nothing […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Book Reviews and Book Revues

CSotD: Ms. Conceptions

This piece by Barry Blitt has been all over social media lately, though he actually produced it May 14, after the leak but before the formal announcement of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v Wade. It’s an encouraging idea, that women (and the rest of us) should stand up to the court, but, in […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Newspaper The Ladybroad Ledger Revived

“Vermont’s only free femme Alt Comics newspaper!” Each time Teppi Zuppo taught a workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, the Vermont cartoonist and CCS grad told students about the Ladybroad Ledger. Zuppo hoped someone might express interest in taking the reins of the comic newspaper for femme- and nonbinary-identifying cartoonists […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazines, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Newspaper The Ladybroad Ledger Revived

Henry Barajas – New Gil Thorp Writer

Tribune Content Agency has announced that Henry Barajas will be the new writer for the Gil Thorp comic strip beginning July 11, 2022, replacing Neal Rubin*. The unique storylines of Gil Thorp will have a new voice starting in July — graphic novel author Henry Barajas, a Latinx author based in Los Angeles. Barajas takes […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Henry Barajas – New Gil Thorp Writer

Senior Strippers – 2022 Edition

Around mid-year we update our Senior Strippers list with a birthday of a cartoonist around this time. However there are no 90th birthdays on our list for mid-2022 (the next on our schedule isn’t until 2023). But we have added a few since last year.   Most recently Playboy cartoonist and children’s book author/illustrator Don […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2022,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: What did we know, and when did we know it?

There are a ton of ketchup cartoons this morning, but Jack Ohman gets the prize not only for having this up within about an hour of yesterday’s hearings, but for managing to frame the bizarre moment in a larger context. That is, many of the cartoons have the ketchup spelling out words, but Ohman shows […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Simon Deitch – RIP

Underground cartoonist Simon Deitch has passed away. Simon Deitch May 12, 1947 – June 21, 2022   From The Comics Journal: Simon Deitch, a member of a superbly talented family of comic artists and writers, whose work first began appearing in the earliest days of the underground comix revolution, died of kidney failure Tuesday morning, […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Jim Morin – Retired Cartoonist, Still Opinionated

  Mr Morin, who lived under eight US presidents, has used his pen to observe, comment on and often ridicule the American political elite for decades. His fascination with cartooning dates back to his teenage years. “I was into cartooning and into painting when I was a kid,” Mr Morin says. French artist Honore-Victorin Daumier […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Morin – Retired Cartoonist, Still Opinionated

Fitz Opines on Gannett Having No Opinion

Editorial Cartoonist David Fitzsimmons, who is no stranger to creating reader reaction (see above), has returned from vacation to learn that the Gannett newspapers are adverse to opinion pages. This lucky cartoonist, as I often note, is also fortunate because my weekly cartoons are syndicated globally by Daryl Cagle’s Cagle Cartoons, Incorporated. When I returned […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Fitz Opines on Gannett Having No Opinion

CSotD: Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

A salute to Casey Stengel, who could pull a bird out of his hat, but, as manager of the 1962 Mets, was unable to pull many wins out of a team that finished their inaugural season with a 40-120 record, prompting him to ask a question that seems relevant today. Dr. MacLeod turns the question […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Meandering Thru Monday – with Updates

© Tauhid Bondia Stopped and got the local McClatchy newspaper today. Cost me $3.00 plus tax (for 16 pages!) but I got me a tearsheet of Tauhid Bondia‘s first syndicated Crabgrass.    © Peanuts Worldwide Title IX was not tremendously popular with everyone when it first passed in 1972. The legislation, which bans sex-based discrimination […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

How to Make Big Money Selling Your Comic Strip

A flair for whimsical drawings and a keen sense of humor aren’t enough to cut it as a professional cartoonist. With the number of daily and weekly newspapers dwindling in the information age, there’s more competition than ever to land a recurring spot in a paper’s print edition. Making a full-time living–and in most cases, […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, How-to, Comments: 1 Comment

Los Angeles Times Overhauls Comics Pages

The Los Angeles Times has revamped it daily and Sunday comics pages. We’re excited to introduce five cartoons to our readers, beginning with the June 27 print edition and eNewspaper. These are the results of an overall review of the syndicated comics that The Times publishes, which we promised to readers after printing a “9 […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 9 Comments