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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

USPS Reveals Charles Schulz Centennial Stamps

The United States Postal Service announced some new editions to their 2022 stamp program. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service has announced several additions to the 2022 stamp program first announced last fall. All stamp designs are preliminary and subject to change. Additional details, including issue dates and locations, will be announced later. Headlining the […]

Posted on: May 3, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Phoebe (and Her Unicorn) is 10

Phoebe Howell is celebrating her tenth birthday this week. A celebration that corresponds with the 10th anniversary of Heavenly Nostrils making its webcomic debut on April 22, 2022. As cartoonist Dana Simpson explains she had ended her Ozy and Millie webcomic and had planned on changing her career – leaving comics and try illustration. That […]

Posted on: Apr 22, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Phoebe (and Her Unicorn) is 10

Out Our Way – Born 100 Years Too Soon

J. R. (James Robert) Williams’ Out Our Way panel first appeared in newspapers on March 20, 1922, 100 years ago today. It’s not-always-tender look at the travails of regular folk became hugely successful. Per Brian Walker: “In 1936, Williams had 700 daily and 242 Sunday clients, the most of any syndicated feature.” Here are the […]

Posted on: Mar 20, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Out Our Way – Born 100 Years Too Soon

Washashores by John Andert – Silver Anniversary

Not many local comic strips last 25 years, but Washashores by John Andert did – and does. The Provincetown Banner celebrates the accomplishment: In the Provincetown Banner issue of Thursday, March, 6, 1997— 25 years ago… Near the back, on page 21, was a new “Washashores” cartoon by John Andert. Then-Banner editor Hamilton Kahn had an […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Washashores by John Andert – Silver Anniversary

Josep Marti – Senior Stripper

We are a week late in honoring Spanish cartoonist Josep Marti who was born February 28, 1932 and is now eligible for our Senior Stripper Club for cartoonists aged 90 and over. Spanish artist Josep Marti i Capell has drawn for various European publishers. He started out with realistic western and war stories for the […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, International, Comments: Comments Off on Josep Marti – Senior Stripper

Wiley Interviewed on 30 Years of Non Sequitur

Happy 30 years to Non Sequitur, Wiley Miller‘s wry look at the absurdities of everyday life. Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur debuted on February 16, 1992 and GoComics interviews the cartoonist on the occasional of the comic strip’s 30th anniversary.  Can you share what your experience has been like working with Andrews McMeel? I’m contractually obligated to […]

Posted on: Feb 16, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment