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How Many Days into This Did Pat Bagley Think…

The first edition of what is now called The Tribune hit the streets on April 15, 1871. It was called “The Tribune & Utah Mining Gazette.” As part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration cartoonist Pat Bagley created a poster. Thoughts on seeing stuff like this are (1) how long did this take to complete? And (2) […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Comments: 0 Comments

The Sunday Doonesbury @ 50

G. B. Trudeau’s Doonesbury debuted October 26, 1970. The daily, that is.It took another five months for the first Sunday Doonesbury to show up. Fifty years ago:   And today: © G. B. Trudeau From Comic Book Resources: Top Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Doonesbury.  

Posted on: Mar 21, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Sunday Doonesbury @ 50

Lily Renée Part of ACF-NY Exhibit

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to announce the presentation of Three with a Pen: Lily Renée, Bil Spira, and Paul Peter Porges featuring works by the three Jewish artists driven from their homes in Vienna after the German annexation of Austria, the so-called “Anschluss,”, in 1938. On view March 11 through September […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic Books, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on Lily Renée Part of ACF-NY Exhibit

An Al Jaffee Centennial Celebration

                                                 Everywhere around the world they’re dancing in the street, ’cause it’s Al Jaffee‘s birthday! Michael Cavna, at The Washington Post has a brief talk with the birthday boy. “Hitting the century mark in age, it’s a nice number” for the brain to consider, Jaffee said with a warm laugh Thursday from his […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Mort Gerberg and The Big 9-0 (and 6-0)

Mort Gerberg is celebrating a 90th birthday, born March 11, 1931 (yeah, we’re a day late). Also this year he will be celebrating his 60th year as a cartoonist. In Mort Gerberg On the Scene Mort explains the he did cartoon for his high school newspaper but put that aside for the Army and a […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Cartoons, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Mort Gerberg and The Big 9-0 (and 6-0)

Animator/Director Gerald Potterton Turns 90

Happy 90th Birthday to animator and director Gerald Potterton. Most famous for directing the animated Heavy Metal movie from 1981, Gerald also animated cartoons and directed live action films. From  Wikipedia: Potterton has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film: as director on the National Film Board of Canada […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2021,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Animator/Director Gerald Potterton Turns 90

Happy 100th Birthday Skeezix!

100 years ago today in Gasoline Alley (from the New York Daily News): Over the years Jim Scancarelli has used the Sunday around Valentine’s Day as a reason to revisit the day Skeezix was found and his life after that momentous occasion. It was not unusual for the birthdays to be numbered.      Birthday’s […]

Posted on: Feb 14, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Longest Running Comic Character at 120 Years

The St. Louis Post Dispatch has regularly featured the Weatherbird on its front page since 1901. Since February 11, 1901 to be exact. The Weatherbird didn’t appear every day that February, but beginning March 4, 1901 the comic character became a regular front page feature during the week (it would take a few years for […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

A Handful of Updates

Henry Martin A little drawing appeared around Reunions in 1983. It showed a smiling tiger strolling into Murray-Dodge Hall to the new AA Haven, set up to support alumni during Princeton’s annual alcohol-laden bash. “It was just a little vignette, but it was lighthearted and it made the whole thing seem unthreatening. And thoroughly Princetonian,” […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on A Handful of Updates

The Al Jaffee Project – Audience Participation

Sam Viviano has devised a wonderful project for the world. Next month (March 13) is Al Jaffee‘s 100th birthday and Sam has an idea that involves very little effort on our part: In normal times, we’d throw a huge party, and invite all fifty billion of Al’s closest friends to attend. Unfortunately, this is not […]

Posted on: Feb 8, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Events, Comments: 1 Comment

January 7 Comic Strip Anniversaries

A number of comic strips debuted on January 7. 1900 (not the first strip)   1929© Dille Co.   1929© ERB Inc.   1934© King Features Syndicate   1990© Baby Blues Bros.   1991© Lincoln Peirce  

Posted on: Jan 7, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on January 7 Comic Strip Anniversaries

Calvin and Hobbes 35th

November 18, 1985 saw… …the introduction of one of the greatest comic strips of all time. With 125 years of historic comic strips to choose from Calvin and Hobbes makes almost everybody’s All-Time Top Ten list. And rightfully so. Calvin and Hobbes‘s greatest triumph was its emotional complexity. Strips could simply be funny, sure, but […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Happy Birthday Rupert Bear, a Comic Centennial

Rupert characters are © & ™ Express Newspapers & DreamWorks Newspaper comic features that are still appearing in newly produced and printed episodes after 100 year can be counted on one hand – Gasoline Alley, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Thimble Theater starring Popeye, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, and now Rupert Bear.* On November […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Doonesbury at 50, part 2

Was a bit shocked at the lack of articles noting the 50th anniversary of Doonesbury. Surprisingly Ultimate Classic Rock featured one of the two to appear. Unfortunately they pretty much credit Doonesbury with introducing politics to the daily comics pages. That aside the article does look at the reasons for Doonesbury’s success: Traditionally, comic strips […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Doonesbury at 50, part 2

Paul F. Gray Joins the Senior Strippers Club

A(nother) belated notice that Paul Frank Gray is now a dues-paying member of the Senior Strippers club. We wish the Reverend Paul Gray a happy and blessed belated birthday, born October 10, 1930. From Assemblies of God last December: Since 2002, Gray has drawn the faith-based cartoon “Shades of Gray” for the religious page of […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2020,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Paul F. Gray Joins the Senior Strippers Club