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Archives for August, 2022

Ed Steckley’s 2022 NCS Reuben Nominees Poster

A bit more than a month away we get a look at Ed Steckley‘s official poster showcasing the Reuben nominees for this year’s The National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards. The NCS Facebook page has a couple versions of Ed’s caricatured nominees. This offers us the opportunity to again show Tom Richmond‘s poster of the special […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2022,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 0 Comments

Raymond Briggs – RIP

Author-illustrator-cartoonist Raymond Briggs has passed away. Raymond Redvers Briggs January 18, 1934 – August 9, 2022 “iconoclastic national treasure” From The Guardian: Raymond Briggs, the writer and illustrator who delighted children and inspired adults with bestselling cartoons and picture books, died on Tuesday morning aged 88, his publisher Penguin Random House has said. Ranging from […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: On the Eve

Scott Stantis sits out on a lonely limb, preserving his professional identity as a conservative while also maintaining personal decency, which results in a cartoon like this. It shouldn’t be necessary to identify a conservative as thoughtful and decent, but here we are, and Stantis’s take on the FBI search is one of the few […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Upcoming Events

Wednesday August 10, 2022 Memes, Editorial Cartoons, and Visual Journalism: Lessons for Your Classroom Wednesday, August 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT Editorial cartooning is a powerful form of opinion journalism with a long history of effecting change and holding powerful individuals accountable. While the craft has evolved—even shaping contemporary forms of […]

Posted on: Aug 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Events, webinar, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Moving on, moving up, moving out

A bit of rational exuberance from David Rowe as the FBI executes a search warrant on the Trump residence at Mar A Lago. I’m impressed by the number of cartoonists who leapt into the saddle last evening after Trump announced that the feds were picking on him, but Rowe gets the award for not simply […]

Posted on: Aug 9, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Monday Monday, Seems We Can’t Trust That Day

The Ghost Who Walks Walks No More Monday August 8, 2022 sees Mike Manley return to The Daily Phantom art chores after an almost two month absence, only to kill off the star of the comic strip. © King Features Syndicate Or so it seems. Elsewhere in the Manley (and Marciuliano) Microcosm is a place […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Chinese Cartoonists’ Take on Nancy Pelosi

Chinese media outlets have mocked U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan with a series of unflattering cartoons. Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island last week sparked a furor from China, with Beijing announcing on Monday that it was extending its military exercises in the Taiwan Strait. China has also cut off defense and […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: With the Fringe in the Driver’s Seat

On the Fastrack (KFS) took a detour last week from office politics to the larger kind as Dethany’s military mother came by to warn her about being tracked on her phone. The story arc begins here, with Dethany deleting information, but then her mother reminds her that simply getting rid of the obvious “tells” won’t […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Update: Penguin Random House Antitrust Trial

Through the first week of an expected two- to three-week trial in U.S. District Court in Washington, top publishing executives at Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster and elsewhere, along with agents and such authors as Stephen King, have shared opinions, relived disappointments and revealed financial figures they otherwise would have preferred to discuss privately or […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Update: Gannett (with a side of Lee Enterprises)

Gannett’s USA Today reports on the company’s second quarter: Gannett, owner of USA TODAY and local news operations in 45 states, reported Thursday that it would undertake a “significant cost reduction program” amid a challenging economic backdrop marred by soaring inflation rates, labor shortages and price-sensitive consumers. The media company reported a net loss of […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2022,  Section: Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Autoptic Festival – August 13 and 14, 2022

We have some exciting news to share: Autoptic Festival is returning as an in-person event on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th, 2022. This year’s festival will feature the debut of our new two-day split schedule format with our floor show exhibition on Saturday and all of our panels and Programing on Sunday. The Twin […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Conventions, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment

The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Quiz

Here’s a Calvin and Hobbes Quiz that won’t put a strain on your brain.   The Fun Trivia site has other comics related quizzes, though as comics knowledgeable testeeswe will have to bite our tongue at some questions:   1. In 1950, Mort Walker first published a strip with bumbling, inept soldiers of various ranks stationed […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Sunday Will Sometimes Be The Same

There are only so many new ideas out there, and Pardon My Planet (KFS) isn’t the first strip to make an organized/disorganized religion joke. But a good gagster can add freshening elements, and Vic Lee hits some football matters just as the Hall of Fame Game has fans ready for a new season. Specifically, it […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Disgusting, Gut-Wrenching, Despicable, Callous…

Letters to the Editor: Eastern Kentuckians react to Joel Pett’s cartoon on flooding. From The Lexington Herald-Leader: Editor’s Note: A number of readers contacted the Herald-Leader and submitted letters about Joel Pett’s political cartoon on flooding in Eastern Kentucky. The Herald-Leader is running a sampling of those letters. “The intention of the drawing was to […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Pete Kesling – RIP

Orthodontist and cartoonist Pete Kesling has passed away. Dr. Peter Crawford (Pete) Kesling January 1, 1932 ~ July 25, 2022    From the obituary: Peter’s professional and business experience included President/CEO of TP Orthodontics from 1958-1980, Exclusive Orthodontic Practice (Retired), and Kesling & Rocke Group from 1958 – 2005. He also had the La Porte […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2022,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments