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Archives for November, 2022

Page 4 – Editorials, Opinions, and Commentary

Political Cartoons in an Age of Fake News TalkDec 1, 2022 – 5:30 pm The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosts “a roundtable discussion by political cartoonists Eric J. Garcia, Keith Knight, and Ann Telnaes, moderated by Associate Professor in Graphic Design Stacey Robinson.”  Getting Laughs While Speaking Truth to Power   Letters to the […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Alternative comics, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Events, Comments: 0 Comments

Darrin Bell Takes Candorville to King Features

After not updating to GoComics this week Darrin Bell informed his fans about the circumstances in the Candorville comments: This may be the last Candorville to appear on GoComics for a while. The Washington Post Writers Group is closing, so Candorville is moving to another syndicate as of this Thursday. There’s no deal in place […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Another think coming

Tom Tomorrow reflects on the fleeting relevance of political cartoons, and he’s right that the more specific a critique, the sooner it becomes irrelevant, or, at least, we should hope it does. I bought Herblock: The Life and Work of the Great Political Cartoonist, which includes a DVD of all his cartoons, and, while he […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

On Giving Tuesday Consider The CRNI

                                   During this season of giving please consider the                               CARTOONISTS RIGHTS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL   CRNI strengthens the interconnectedness of cartoonists around the world, campaigns to protect their human rights and defends those threatened as a result of their work.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Quick takes (I hope)

So this greeted me at Twitter this morning, and refreshing, or coming back later, didn’t help, but logging out and signing back in restored things, whatever that portends. Mostly, it was a clue as to where to start, which is with this Juxtaposition of the Day (Graeme Keyes) (Jeremy Banx) Two takes on roughly the […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Clearing the Queue – Tales From Hither and Thither

The Evolving Art of Ruffling Feathers © Steve Nease Most newspapers had a full-time cartoonist on staff. Now, the juice just isn’t worth the squeeze. Steve Nease, one of Canada’s premier cartoonists, isn’t surprised. A lot of papers no longer run, not just his, but any cartoons. “Sometimes, it’s a cost-cutting matter,” he admits. Cartoonists aren’t […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

Gene Basset – RIP

Editorial and sports cartoonist Gene Basset has passed away.    Gene Basset July 24, 1927 – November 24, 2022 Gene had a career that spanned the second half of the 20th century. From the obituary: Gene began his newspaper career in 1950 at the Indianapolis Times as a sketch artist and sports cartoonist. He remained […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: No responsibility at all

Ann Telnaes packs a lot into this commentary on Trump’s dinner with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, mostly by saying little. That is, while others have gone over the top with exaggerations in condemning the event, her only distortion is putting Fuentes — an outright and unabashed white supremacist — in a KKK hood. Well, […]

Posted on: Nov 28, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Roger Mahoney – RIP

British cartoonist Roger Mahoney has passed away. Roger Mahoney 1933 – November 5, 2022   Famed in Great Britain as cartoonist on The Gambols and many other comic strips and in the United States for taking over the Andy Capp comic strip, The Daily Mail is reporting the death of cartoonist Roger Mahoney: Tributes have been […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

John Lotshaw – RIP

Cartoonist and comedian John Lotshaw has passed away. John Paul Lotshaw November 8, 1966 – November 25, 2022   John’s sister Ana announced the passing of her brother, loved by her and the entire National Cartoonists Society: Many of you have heard but others not of the unexpectedly passing of my brother John yesterday as […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

First & Last – Smitty (1922-1974) by Walter Berndt

One hundred years ago saw the debut of Smitty by Walter Berndt. From Don Markstein’s Toonopedia: [Berndt] sold Bill the Office Boy to The New York World, but didn’t last long there, due to what might euphemistically be called “creative differences” with his boss. But the same strip, presented to Captain Joseph Patterson, editor of […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Moments of Boredom and Delight

Baby Blues (AMS) touches on a regrettable consequence of our centralized corporate world. When I was a kid in the ’50s, there were all sorts of small amusement parks scattered throughout the country, including several designed by Arto Monaco, who created a number of those imagination-sparking parks in the years after the war, including Santa’s […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Allie & Beckom On GoComics Under Eric & Mike?

Three months ago we reported that Eric Allie and Mike Beckom had joined the Counterpoint Syndicate. Since that time I would occasionally scroll down the GoComics A to Z lineup before clicking to go to “My Comics” planning on adding Eric and Mike to the “Comics I Follow” when I saw their names. GoComics sorts […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

The Charles Schulz Centennial in the News

Portrait by Pete McDonnell for The Petaluma Argus Courier From NPR: Cartoonist Charles Schulz died in February 2000, the night before his final comic strip ran in the Sunday paper. But the characters he created and developed over the course of five decades still endure, in the form of reruns, beloved TV specials, a movie […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Saturday Morning Cartoons

I was going to let DD Degg cover the Charles Schulz tributes today, but this Arctic Circle (KFS) deserves some separate commentary. Alex Hallatt has been doing “Grown-Up Peanuts” gags all week, but today’s strikes at her usual health/environmental themes, and pinged my receptors for a couple of reasons. We’re long seen research indicating that […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 11 Comments