Clearing Some Clutter in the Queue

Awards, 1923 Comics, Special Guests, Best Sellers, Stuff

Here is your reminder that some as yet unnamed cartoonist will be awarded a 2023 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in the Editorial Cartooning category on May 3. Register to watch the ceremonies live.

Previewing the Past

As mentioned here before Paul Berge’s habit on weekends is to go back a century for a look at editorial cartoons of 1923. Apparently this coming Saturday’s future look at the past has some mention of comic characters. Paul says:

In the post I’m working on for this Saturday, there is a reference to two cartoon features from 1923. One retains some residual fame; the other, not so much.

Paul makes an effort to familiarize us to some old comic characters.

Comic strip and comix cartoonist Bill Griffith is among the first announced guests for 2023 San Diego Comic-Con.

Ramirez Returns to Ricochet

Due to time constraints, Michael has not been able to reliably post his latest cartoons on Ricochet.  As his manager/publicist, I will be taking over that duty.  His cartoons and essays are available at

Cartoonist Michael Ramirez returns to Ricochet, a “community for smart, civil conversation on the center right.”

Total Enlightenment with Stephan Pastis

A new book means a new book tour for Stephan Pastis.

But Stephan has a ways to go to match Charles Schulz whose Peanuts is among Book Riot’s list of bestsellers.

Peanuts is one of the longest running and most beloved American comic strips of all time. It ran from 1950 to 2000, and notably, Schulz wrote and drew every strip himself, a Herculean feat. Around 370 million collected volumes have been sold.

GARRY TRUDEAU  –  Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7:30 PM

On the other side of Idaho from Pastis is Garry Trudeau in Montana.

Award-winning social observer and “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau will be in Kalispell April 25 as part of the Wachholz College Center’s Speaker Series.

Launched in 1970, Trudeau rose to fame with “Doonesbury” and became the first comic strip artist ever to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1989, 2004 and 2005.

Speaking of Pulitzers…

Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on May 8, 2023.

Nominated finalists are not announced in advance.

Among the Prize winners will be an editorial cartoonist (or maybe not) honored for his or her opinions and artistry in single panel format (or maybe not) as seen in United States newspapers (or maybe not).

Be on hand for the awarding of the Second Annual Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Pulitzer Prize!