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No Penguin Random House Simon & Schuster Meld

From Publishers Weekly: A Federal Court has blocked Penguin Random House’s acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster. At press time, Judge Florence Y. Pan’s opinion was not yet public as the parties still need to agree on redactions to protect confidential information, but in a brief two page order Pan enjoined the […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2022,  Section: Books, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on No Penguin Random House Simon & Schuster Meld

Chelsea Carr Curses GoComics

Appropriately GoComics introduces Curses! by Chelsea Carr on Halloween. From the GoComics blog: The comic strip follows Wilma, a witch who hasn’t quite mastered her magic yet, which gets her into some trouble. She and her family move to a cottage in the middle of the woods so she can have plenty of space to […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Chelsea Carr Curses GoComics

Ward Sutton Wins 2022 Berryman Award

The National Press Foundation has announced that Ward Sutton has won the 2022 Clifford K. and James T. Berryman Award for Editorial Cartoons. Sutton’s satire skewered U.S. politicians for inaction on school shootings, explored dark scenarios about the end of American democracy, and portrayed Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping as new […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Awards, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Ward Sutton Wins 2022 Berryman Award

CSotD: Twitterpated

It’s Halloween, but that seems to mean “Cartoonists’ Day Off.” I found myself resisting the urge to post an entire page of “The Grownups Ate The Candy” gags, which was 98% of what I found. Okay, that’s sarcasm. It was only 93%. I did appreciate this Mt Pleasant (Tribune) because there are parents who go completely […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

A Gathering of Gallimaufry

A Hard-Copy of the Morning Newspaper is Vital Art Marmorstein needs four things in the morning: … a warm shower, a bowl of cereal, a cup of coffee and a hard-copy morning newspaper. If my kids have used up all the hot water, a lukewarm or even a cold shower will do the trick. If […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2022,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comic strips, Museums, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Asymmetrical War on a Darkling Plain

I’m going to have to be frugal with cartoons this coming week, given that most are either Halloween gags, which will become obsolete after tomorrow, or election cartoons, which will stop being pertinent after Tuesday. (Update: I can’t read a calendar. See comments.) Kevin Kallaugher combines the two in a way that works well today, […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 10 Comments

Harvard Magazine Profiles Harvard’s Own KAL

Grotesquerie is Kevin “Kal” Kallaugher’s bread and butter. For fifty years the cartoonist has rendered newsmakers in a fleshy museum of knobbly noses, splayed teeth, dewlaps, wattles, and vast foreheads. He’s produced some 10,000 cartoons for the Baltimore Sun and The Economist—in 1978 he became the first cartoonist hired by the latter—and his work is […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Harvard Magazine Profiles Harvard’s Own KAL

A Brief History of Britain’s Political Cartoonists

An article takes time to read, but a picture speaks to us instantly. In the 18th century, William Hogarth campaigned pictorially against idleness, cruelty and drink and Thomas Rowlandson invented comical strips. But it was after 1805, when James Gillray depicted a small, ravening Napoleon carving up the world with William Pitt, that the cartoon […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on A Brief History of Britain’s Political Cartoonists

CSotD: Weekend Wrap

First, “He Who Must Be Dealt With,” and Ben Jennings bursts through the crowd of Musk-Freeing-Trump and Musk-Weaponizing-Twitter cartoons with this reminder that having a lot of money and getting a lot of attention doesn’t necessary translate into having a lot of judgment. As noted here yesterday, one doesn’t just walk in and fire everyone […]

Posted on: Oct 29, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Charles Addams and George Booth to be Inducted into the 2022 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

Cartoonists Charles Addams and George Booth will be inducted into the 2022 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame on November 3, 2022.   Charles Addams     George Booth        The other inductees are Emory Douglas Wendy and Brian Froud Reynold Ruffins Sarah Stilwell-Weber

Posted on: Oct 28, 2022,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on Charles Addams and George Booth to be Inducted into the 2022 Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

Friday Funnies Footnotes

Thursday’s Judge Parker made me nostalgic.  © NAS Nostalgic for those Dagwood commute drives when Denis Lebrun was the Blondie artist. Lebrun would occasionally use the middle panel to show the car doing a “Bullit jump” while going over a hill. © KFS   Wednesday’s Warped by Michael Cavna gives me an excuse (like I […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: The Abyss Gazes Back

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. — Friedrich Nietzsche Our top story today, at least judging from social media, is Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, and, as seen […]

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

Print Cartoon is Dead Long Live the Online Cartoon

The death of print editorial cartoons is a worldwide phenomena.  Online platforms are full of editorial cartoons… the era of newspaper cartooning is over. Indian editorial cartooning has entered the world of online platforms. © Sorit Gupto Sorit Gupto‘s essay on the state on the editorial cartoon in India. [Sometime] in the early 90s. There […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Don’t bother. They’re here.

As we come within two weeks of the midterms, Paul Berge riffs on GEICO’s riff on cheesy horror movies to show where we stand. It’s funny as a riff on cheesy horror movies, less so as a riff on a cheesy electorate, but he’s right: The right-wing media bubble has been effective enough that those […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Lists: The Far Side, 2022 Graphic Novels, 2023 Stamps, Greatest Comic Artists, Calvin and Hobbes

Gary Larson’s 10 Best Comics, Ranked   © Gary Larson Screen Rant lists, what they purport to be, The 10 Best Cartoons from Gary Larson’s The Far Side. Gary Larson wrote his comic strips for syndication for over 15 years, each one is funny and some are perfect examples of what comic art can be. […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment