Comic Art and Cartoonist News

Broom-Hilda by Russell Myers © Tribune Content Agency


When The Far Side Went Too Far?

According to a 2019 interview with Larson in the New York Times, Larson revealed that he had numerous moments where he was going to be pulled from newspapers by controversy, but one stuck out in his mind the most. The comic was titled “Tethercat“…

The Far Side by Gary Larson © Gary Larson

To me,” Larson told the Times, “and I assume my editor, it didn’t cross any line because this was just a game dogs might play. But that one got people stirred up. Especially cat people.”

Screen Rant recalls Gary Larson‘s cartoon panel and the fuss.


Bringing Up Father by George McManus (1940) © King Features Syndicate


Did Tony DePaul Go Too Far Outside the Box?

The Phantom by Tony DePaul and Mike Manley © King Features Syndicate

The Phantom writer Tony DePaul discusses this past week’s (months’?) story line.

In the weeks ahead, I’ll find time to write up a report for you on why this story, and why now. In brief: the hour is short, that’s why.

We’ll talk about it.


Ten Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Years With Pogo end papers by Walt Kelly © OGPI


Scott Jensen Goes The Card Side For The Win

birthday card © Oatmeal Studios

Scott Jensen recently received an award from the National Cartoonists Society for his work in greeting cards.

Jensen has been drawing greeting cards for Oatmeal Studios for more than 35 years.

“I’ve always been open to doing many different forms of cartoons, but greeting cards is the area that seemed to take off the most for me, so I’m happy with that.”

The Daily Star features award-winning local cartoonist Scott Jensen.

Digby's Hardware by Scott Jensen © Scott Jensen

In addition to creating greeting cards, he draws and writes “Digby’s Hardware,” a comic strip in The Hardware Connection, a trade magazine for hardware retailers.

“That’s fun, too. It’s four panels, so it’s a different way of playing the joke out,” he said. “I enjoy it all.”


Spacehawk by Basil Wolverton © the respective copyright holder


Drawn & Quarterly Goes Far Back For Graphic Novel 

Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly have announced the first graphic novel based directly on A.A. Milne’s original Winnie-the-Pooh book, which will be written and illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Travis Dandro.

art © Travis Dandro

Adapting Milne’s 1926 collection of children’s stories (originally illustrated by E.H. Shepard), the book will presumably retell the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, and his friends Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, and more in the Hundred Acre Wood. (Tigger, who was introduced in 1928’s The House at Pooh Corner, does not feature in the first book.)

Multiversity Comics relays the news of Travis Dandro‘s adaptation.

The announcement comes shortly after Winnie-the-Pooh entered the public domain in the United States earlier this year…


Krazy Kat by George Herriman © King Features Syndicate