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Most Banned Comics of the 21st Century

New Kid by Jerry Craft, Maus by Art Spiegelman, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, Anne Frank’s Diary (Graphic Adaptation) adapted by Ari Folman and David Polonsky, and, of course, Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe are among the most challenged or banned comic books since the […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Controversies, Graphic Novels, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Most Banned Comics of the 21st Century

Montreal Gazette Editor Explains Why You Can’t Believe Your Lying Eyes with Boris Cartoon

From Bert Archer, Montreal Gazette Editor regarding the controversial Boris cartoon: There has been a good deal of outrage over the most recent Boris cartoon published online Monday afternoon and in print Tuesday morning. It depicted an elderly lady in Montreal not paying attention while her small dog pissed in the direction of a poster […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

25 Years (or so) of Cornered by Mike Baldwin

GoComics is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Cornered, the comic panel by Mike Baldwin.   The first Cornered panel on GoComics is dated September 1, 1997 which would be twenty-five years, but Andrews McMeel Syndication (then known as Universal Press Syndicate) started distributing the panel on November 16, 1997 after Mike had started it nineteen […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Midweek Frivolity

(Rabbits Against Magic — AMS) (Prickly City — AMS) Politics are everywhere, and it’s good to see them on the funny pages because it just might get someone who actively avoids thinking to give it a try. That may be a pretty slim slice of the pie: I doubt the people who most need to […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 14 Comments

What This Country Needs is a Good Five Dollar Comic Strip Comic Book

The Chronicle Chamber reports that India’s Regal Publishers are celebrating their second year anniversary by issuing a special edition of The Phantom comic book. To celebrate their two year anniversary, Regal are releasing a special #25 issue with 164 pages instead of the normal 56 page issues they have been releasing for the past year. […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on What This Country Needs is a Good Five Dollar Comic Strip Comic Book

Luke McGarry’s TLDR Ends

As one webcomic begins, another one ends. Luke McGarry made it known through his Luke McGarry’s TLDR comic strip that he has decided to bring the nearly six-year-old webcomic’s relationship with GoComics to an end tomorrow (August 31). © Luke McGarry Luke also mentioned it on his Twitter feed. I’ve decided to bring my tenure […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Luke McGarry’s TLDR Ends

Olive & Popeye – New Comics Kingdom Strip

Debuting today (August 30, 2022) is Olive & Popeye, a new twice weekly webcomic from Comics Kingdom starring a couple of characters that have been around for 90 to 100 years. The comic strip is by Shadia Amin and Randy Milholland. As Comics Kingdom explains: Olive & Popeye will be available every Tuesday & Thursday […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Olive & Popeye – New Comics Kingdom Strip

Kat, Mouse, & The Brick of Love (The Way it Began)

Everyone is familiar with Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse and The Brick. It began with the introduction of the pair in the July 26, 1910 issue of The Dingbat Family where George Herriman felt the need to fill in the bottom of the comic strip so the space did not go to waste. But what […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Kat, Mouse, & The Brick of Love (The Way it Began)

CSotD: Facts and opinions and truth and whatever

Before we get into all the issues in this country, an appreciation for Jordanian cartoonist Osama Hajjaj (Cartoon Movement)‘s take on the flooding in Pakistan. I’m dubious about those cooling towers, since nuclear is a potential alternative to energy sources that contribute to climate change (UPDATE: See comments), but I like the cause-and-effect framing of […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

I’m Late, I’m Late, for a Very Important Date (Weekend Roundup)

September Mourn above: “Morning Music” by Sempé © Condé Nast The New Yorker’s new issue (dated September 5, 2022) features a J. J. Sempé cover (the 114th) in tribute to the artist who passed away earlier this month. The cover story feature: The French artist’s widow describes Sempé’s decades-long relationship with the magazine and his […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Movies, Profiles, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Monday Nincompotpourri

Monday is not my favorite day of the week. Gag cartoons may be starting up new story arcs, but it’s hard to tell the gold from the dross from the first day’s entry, while only a handful of political cartoonists put pen to paper (or wand to Wacom) on the weekends. And, as Matt Pritchett […]

Posted on: Aug 29, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Ginger Meggs Will Continue Says Jason Chatfield

The recent news of News Corp Australia delivering the death blow to Australia’s comic strip industry has fans around the world worried about the strips and cartoonists involved. The Daily Cartoonist can report that cartoonist Jason Chatfield will continue to produce Ginger Meggs, albeit as it was for the first 72 years of its existence. […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Ginger Meggs Will Continue Says Jason Chatfield

Flashbacks by Patrick M. Reynolds to End Soon

After 31 years Flashbacks cartoonist-educator-historian Patrick M. Reynolds will end the enlightening Sunday comic strip at the end of September 2022. The last five strips will be autobiographical. © Patrick M. Reynolds   Mike Rhode   Everyone knows the story of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. But how many people recognize the name Harry Hawk? Hawk […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Nobody Told Me Nuttin’ – Molina at GoComics

I was this many years old when I found Pedro X. Molina on GoComics!   And he’s been there for three months, since Counterpoint Syndication debuted! Upon discovery I immediately added that page to the “Comics i Follow.” © Pedro X. Molina I guess we’ll soon see Eric Allie and Mike Beckom joining the GoComics […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Counterpoint Licensing and Syndication, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Nobody Told Me Nuttin’ – Molina at GoComics

Five Questions with Jerry King

Earlier this year The Canton Repository, like all Gannett newspapers, cut off any reliance on syndicated material (excepting from The USA Today bureau) and has gone with local content. Part of that process was hiring native son Jerry King as their weekly editorial cartoonist. Jerry King considers himself a cartoonist who does it all. He […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Five Questions with Jerry King