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Que pasa New York?…Que pasa New York?

The New York Post reports: Cartoonist Stan Mack and his writer/editor wife Susan Champlin have just listed their West Village home for $1.72 million. Mack, who’s owned this unit for some 30 years, is best known for his “Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies” series that appeared in the Village Voice for more than two decades. […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Off topic, The Water Cooler, Comments: 0 Comments

Lee Salem – Tributes and Respect (updated)

Lee served as editor and then president of Universal Press Syndicate, now called Andrews McMeel Syndication. In his nearly four decades at Universal, he is credited with editing and developing some of the iconic comic strips of our time, including Calvin and Hobbes, Cathy, Cul-de-Sac, Doonesbury, The Far Side and For Better or for Worse. […]

Posted on: Sep 16, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Mary Zins – RIP

  Artist and cartoonist Mary Zins has passed away. Mary Catherine (MC) Zins ?June 2, 1964? – August 22, 2019   From the obituary: …our sister will always be remembered as a gifted and talented artist that eventually blossoms into an outstanding, Internationalist Fine Art Cartoonist e.g., cartoonmovement. Whom mimicked her father, Chuck Zins, a […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Editorial cartooning, Greeting Cards, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Young Editors on The State of Ed-Op Cartooning

Editor and Publisher recently asked a couple of young editors for their thoughts on the recent firings of editorial cartoonists by a few newspapers. Firing editorial cartoonists for their controversial art not only violates their right to free speech, but it robs the public of the full story. What newspapers choose to publish, or not […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Andy Capp Gets Political about Brexit

From The Daily Mirror in the United Kingdom: After today’s comic showed Andy Capp joining an anti-Brexit march, [The Daily Mirror] went straight to the man himself to clear up what he really thinks about the biggest issue in British politics. Andy Capp responds: When you live your life in a blissful boozy haze as […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Washington Post Closes the Express Lane

above: the last edition Express, a free daily tabloid published by The Washington Post and meant for the young commuter crowd, has printed its last edition today. The Post says WiFi in the Metro has made it easier for riders to read on their phones instead, and falling ridership on Metro hasn’t helped matters. But […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

Dave Astor’s E&P Syndicate News Archives

  For 25 years, from 1983 to 2008, David Astor reported on the newspaper syndicates for Editor & Publisher. Alan Gardner, the creator of this Daily Cartoonist site, called David “the founding father of syndication reporting.” Every week David reported on comic strips and political cartooning and puzzles and columnists syndicated to newspapers, both upfront […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Newspaper industry, Syndicates, Comments: 2 Comments

Newspaper Inc

SEC filings are typically dense bundles of legalese and boilerplate. The 384-page prospectus for the impending merger of GateHouse and Gannett, registered Aug. 29, is no exception. But the document also includes a remarkably detailed account of negotiations that spread over seven months and dozens of meetings before terms of the deal were made final […]

Posted on: Sep 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Magazines, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

Notice from the National Cartoonists Society: In case you’re not aware, the Great NCS Popeye Auction is underway on the Heritage Auctions website and closes this Sunday! Our NCS Popeye pieces are part of Heritage’s weekly Sunday Auction which includes many other comic art and animation pieces, but here’s a link to just the NCS Popeye pieces. […]

Posted on: Sep 5, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Auctions, Cartooning, Comic strips, Exhibits, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Popeye Auction Is On Now

CJR Looks at Editorial Cartooning Today

The fury cartoonists inspire is as old as the form. In many ways, the unmatched ability of cartoons to quickly and efficiently insult is ideally suited to our era of Donald Trump and outrage clicks—for better and for worse. “It’s immediate,” Eli Valley, a cartoonist, says of the rage inspired by his comics about United […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Lee Salem – RIP

Famed Universal Press Syndicate editor Lee Salem has passed away. Lee J. Salem July 21, 1946 – September 2, 2019   From the obituary: Lee served as editor and then president of Universal Press Syndicate, now called Andrews McMeel Syndication. In his nearly four decades at Universal, he is credited with editing and developing some […]

Posted on: Sep 2, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Andrews McMeel Syndication, Comic strips, Obituary, Syndicates, Universal Press, Comments: 2 Comments

San Diego Union-Tribune Drops Mallard Fillmore: “Hate Speech”

The San Diego Union-Tribune is dropping the Mallard Fillmore comic strip by Bruce Tinsley because readers accused a recent strip featuring U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar of being anti-Semitic. Says the newspaper: The decision is based on the Aug. 12 strip. In that strip artist Bruce Tinsley depicted Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Emailers and callers said […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 13 Comments

John P. Weiss, Drawer of Cartoons & Writer of Life

John P. Weiss is a retired police chief, a fine artist of landscapes, a cartoonist with style, and an inspirational writer. With column headings such as Are You Committing This Mistake With Your Creative Work? – with a bit about Thomas Kinkade   This is How to Survive Productivity and Win at Life. and more; […]

Posted on: Aug 28, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Blogs, Cartooning, Illustration, Comments: Comments Off on John P. Weiss, Drawer of Cartoons & Writer of Life

Rob Rogers’ Brewed On Grant Needs Your Help

It an emergency situation! LESS THAN 24 HOURS FOR ROB ROGER’S BREWED ON GRANT KICKSTARTER! $3,500 is still needed to bring Rob’s comic strip back via Pittsburgh Current. Reliable sources say with Kickstarter, you either make it or break it: All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Fund Raisers, Comments: 1 Comment

Dustin Harbin, the NY Times, & Long Form Comics

I fell off a bike into an outpouring of charity. But Americans shouldn’t have to seek out strangers to pay health bills. Dustin Harbin was involved in a mishap. I was recently in a bicycle accident which resulted in me landing–by all evidence, directly on the mouth–face first on the asphalt. I’m not sure what […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Dustin Harbin, the NY Times, & Long Form Comics