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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

Some Schulz Centennial Celebrations

Was thinking to hold onto these Charles M. Schulz/Peanuts articles until the actual 100th anniversary of his birth (November 26), but the items are coming in faster than Snoopy in a Sopwith Camel. So… The white-spotted dog, who became “the first beagle on the moon” in a series of Peanuts comic strips in 1969, is […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Some Schulz Centennial Celebrations

A Happy 90th to Lee Lorenz (belated)

Belatedly we welcome cartoonist Lee Lorenz to our Senior Strippers club. Michael Maslin notified us (for some reason our notebook says born in 1933): Lee Lorenz  Born October 17, 1932, Hackensack, NJ. Lorenz was the art editor of The New Yorker from 1973 to 1993 and its cartoon editor until 1997. During his tenure, a […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on A Happy 90th to Lee Lorenz (belated)

Sergio Aragonés: MAD’s Oldest Active Idiot

… Aragonés contributed to a special edition of MAD, publishing Tuesday, that marks the magazine’s 70th anniversary. The special edition also spotlights Aragonés’s status as the oldest artist currently drawing for MAD. He says he’s been blessed with six fruitful decades at the iconic magazine… Once Aragonés left for New York in 1962, he didn’t […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

A September Saturday and Such

We mentioned it earlier this month, but Mark Parisi waited until the actual anniversary of Off The Mark to celebrate. © Mark Parisi Mark lets us in on the in-joke at his Facebook page. GoComics notes the anniversary. The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, today announced that it will award Art […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Magazine cartoons, Reuben, Comments: 3 Comments

Lucien De Gieter Joins TDC’s Senior Strippers Club

Lucien De Gieter, born September 4, 1932, turns 90 today and becomes one of The Daily Cartoonist’s Senior Strippers. Lucien’s entry at the Lambiek Comiclopedia: Lucien De Gieter is a Belgian comic artist, since the 1960s a prominent artist for Spirou magazine and best known for his comic series ‘Papyrus’. De Gieter began his association […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Lucien De Gieter Joins TDC’s Senior Strippers Club

2022 San Diego Comic Con Souvenir Bookazine

The 2022 Comic Con International: San Diego ends today, but the memories can last a lifetime with the 2022 Souvenir Book. It is quite a nice “bookazine.” Included are feature articles on comic creators who were born 100 years ago in 1922. More feature articles about comic characters who debuted 40, 50, 60 years ago: […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Conventions, Gatherings, Comments: 2 Comments

Sparky Schulz Centennial Celebration – July Notes

Later this year will be the 100th anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’s birthday.   AP photo “Peanuts” was America’s favorite comic strip. At its peak, there were 100 million readers each day. Charles Schulz drew it for almost 50 years, through the relatively complacent but anxious Cold War 1950s, the tumultuous 1960s, the Vietnam War, […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on Sparky Schulz Centennial Celebration – July Notes

25 Years of Zits

On July 7, 1997 Baby Blues writer Jerry Scott and editorial cartoonist Jim Borgman introduced 15-year-old Jeremy Duncan to newspaper readers with the Zits comic strip. The comic strip began with a decent client list and has grown considerably since. Zits appears in more than 1,600 newspapers worldwide in 45 countries and is translated into […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

25 Years: Graeme MacKay & The Hamilton Spectator

Editorial cartoonist Graeme MacKay celebrates his 25th anniversary with The Hamilton Spectator. … this week marks the 25 year milestone since officially beginning my role on July 7, 1997, as staff editorial cartoonist at The Hamilton Spectator. Previous to then my illustrations regularly appeared on a freelance basis in this paper as well as several […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Anniversaries, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on 25 Years: Graeme MacKay & The Hamilton Spectator

Mike Manley Returns to Judge Parker This Month

Informed sources tell me that Mike Manley will return to the Judge Parker daily art chores before the end of July. Beginning Monday July 25, 2022 Mike is back on Judge Parker. His return to the Sunday pages should follow not long after? On his Facebook page Mike responds to a comment with “Back on […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Manley Returns to Judge Parker This Month

Senior Strippers – 2022 Edition

Around mid-year we update our Senior Strippers list with a birthday of a cartoonist around this time. However there are no 90th birthdays on our list for mid-2022 (the next on our schedule isn’t until 2023). But we have added a few since last year.   Most recently Playboy cartoonist and children’s book author/illustrator Don […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2022,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Celebrating the Schulz Centennial This Month

What was the original name of the Peanuts comic? The Peanuts comics have become one of the most popular comic strips of all time, but the name of it was changed from Charles M. Schulz’s original vision. The Sun asks and answers the question. Peanuts Fandom shows the Li’l Folks panels by Sparky.   As […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Celebrating the Schulz Centennial This Month

60 Years of Ant Man, Spider-Man, Thor, and Larry

Sixty years ago, on June 5, 1962, Marvel Comics introduced the4th, 5th, and 6th super heroes of The Marvel Age of Comics.   Of all the creators associated with those three comic books only Larry Lieber, the writer of the first Ant Man and Thor stories, remains. Marvel is celebrating the 60th anniversary of all […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Comments: Comments Off on 60 Years of Ant Man, Spider-Man, Thor, and Larry

The William Heath Robinson Sesquicentennial

  From the Heath Robinson Museum: William Heath Robinson is an artist whose work, whether in his well known humorous drawings or his illustrations for Kipling, Shakespeare or children’s stories, is integral to British cultural heritage. His name entered the language as early as 1912 and is still in daily use to describe the kind […]

Posted on: May 31, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on The William Heath Robinson Sesquicentennial