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Screening Cartoonists

Tom Toles is the most decorated journalist in the history of Buffalo news media. He cut his teeth as an editorial cartoonist at The Courier-Express, moved on to The Buffalo News, where he earned his Pulitzer in 1990, and then succeeded the legendary Herblock at The Washington Post in 2002. His work was syndicated in […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2022,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, video, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: News, weather and sports

Arlo and Janis offer incisive commentary on the owner-side of the housing boom and how little it should matter to those who are already in a house, particularly one with a locked-in low-interest 30-year mortgage. This is an excellent time for them to stay put and do nothing. As he notes, they’d be unlikely to […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

Round ‘Em Up Weekend Report

Doonesbury for October 2, 2022 © G. B. Trudeau   Update on the Charles M. Schulz/USPS First Day Issue Event. Hundreds of “Peanuts” fans and stamp collectors turned out Friday at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa for the first day of issue for 10 new stamps featuring “Peanuts” characters. Fans of all […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Events, Exhibits, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Catching up on the news

(Matt Davies)   (Mike Luckovich)   (Bill Bramhall) This is an intriguing Juxtaposition because of the breadth contained in it. Davies expresses the frustration many people — especially his Newsday audience in New York — feel over appeals for federal help from Ron DeSantis, who, as a congressional representative, voted against federal aid for Superstorm […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

The Harvey Awards Hall of Fame Honors Go To: Buell, Gaiman, Shelton, Thomas

The Harvey Awards, which honors exemplary comic book work, will be adding members to its Hall of Fame at New York Comic Con in October. The new inductees are Neil Gaiman, whose best-selling series The Sandman was recently adapted for Netflix, the underground cartoonist Gilbert Shelton, and Roy Thomas, a prolific writer and editor for […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2022,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Schulz Peanuts Postage Stamps Arrive Today

This is the day! United States Postal Service First Day of Issue PEANUTS Stamp Dedication Ceremony Friday, September 30 Free Admission: 11:00 am–5:00 pm Stamp Release Ceremony: Noon Cost: Free! Enjoy free Museum admission all day, and celebrate the first day issue of the new US postage stamps commemorating Charles M. Schulz’s centennial year. More […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Mixed Bag Day

Political cartoonists should, indeed, stick pins in powerful people, but it does seem, in the current cycle, like a two-pan scale, where what happens on one side shifts the balance for the other. Lee Judge (KFS), for instance, is hardly a Trump fan, but he seems anti-Biden in his comment on the way the White […]

Posted on: Sep 30, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

Opinionated – The Not-So-Funny Pages

In 1843, the periodical Punch introduced the word cartoon to refer to comic drawings. By the mid-19th century, periodicals around the world were using cartoons to express publishers’ and cartoonists’ thoughts on politics. Ohio State University’s History Teaching Institute notes that editorial cartoons are based on current events and have an educational purpose as “[t]hey […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Strip Stuff and Nonsense

Let’s start this comic strip stuff with panel nonsense. © Scott Hilburn Boing Boing, who regularly features collections of comics they discover to their liking recently put the spotlight on thirty “Absurd And Humorous One-Panel Comics By Scott Hilburn.” Unfortunately the it appeared before the above issue of The Argyle Sweater.   Thomas Yeates created […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: A Hurricane of Wilseys

Hurricane Ian has made landfall in Florida and there’s little funny in what this powerful storm is doing, but, then again, it is producing a lot of material for cartoonists like Clay Jones, largely because of the Republican Party’s track record, in Florida generally and on storms and climate change specifically. Several people have noted […]

Posted on: Sep 29, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Comics and Their Creators: All-True Stories

Illustrator Robb Armstrong sometimes calls his time at Syracuse University “The Syracuse Years,” like a flashback chapter in a comic book. On Sept. 30, Armstrong will return to Syracuse University to receive an alumni award for his long career in comics. He previously received the George Arents Award from S.U. for excellence in his field, […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Midweek Randomness

A bit of politics before we go for the laughs. I was surprised that NASA’s asteroid deflection drew so much attention, since they’ve been talking about it for several years. I was also surprised that several cartoonists, including Kevin Necessary, greeted it with a “Why are we doing that?” response. I think the last time […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 8 Comments

The Next Big Cartoonists Meet: CXC/AAEC

Cartoonists of all sorts and stripes – comic strip cartoonists, editorial cartoonists, comic book (mainstream, alternative, small press) cartoonists – of all ages, for all ages. Only a week away. (a week away, a week away)     Lee Marrs, Keith Knight, Bill Plympton, Ann Telnaes, Jim Mahfood, Steenz, Dan Parent, Trina Robbins, Kevin Necessary, […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Exhibits, Gatherings, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Funny War Stories, such as they are

(Clay Jones) (Patrick Chappatte) I wasn’t sure what order to put this pair in, since they’re both ludicrous and neither of them made me laugh but they both got a grim chuckle, which isn’t the same thing. Jones mocks Putin more directly, but it’s hard to say which cartoonist exaggerates the reality more, with Chappatte […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD EXTRA: Comic fans must now step up

I’m going to assume that Francesco Marciulano’s Ted Talk is for social media and not an Official Sally Forth Strip, but so much the better and good for him. I’ll go a step further and say the only good thing about Lee Enterprise’s announcement that they are shoving their local comic pages into the corporate […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 12 Comments