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Hey Kids! Comics! – A November Addendum

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for November 2020 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. A number of November books have come to notice since the mid-month list. The Undiscovered Master: Bob Briare: The Story of a Man, His […]

Posted on: Nov 30, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Nate, Max, and Lincoln Peirce

Cartoonist and author Lincoln (Big Nate) Peirce is interviewed as his 2nd Max and the Midknights book is soon to be released. [H]ow are Nate and Max different? Nate has a much bigger ego than Max and is convinced of his own exceptionality. He’s older than Max is, but not as emotionally mature. He’s impulsive […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoonists Chronicles 20-11-19

Accounts of comic/cartoon history that we stumbled on this past week. Eustace Tilley: Origins of an Icon Alex Jay’s short pictorial…     leads us to R. C. Harvey’s 2017 True History of Eustace Tilley essay at The Comics Journal. Eustace Tilley is the name given to the 19th century boulevardier languidly inspecting a passing […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

A Cartooning Menagerie

Small Newspapers and Freelance Cartoonists Small Market Sports © Bill Charbonneau Darren Johnson on getting cartoons for small newspapers: Still, when I started publishing newspapers 11 years ago – after working at other publications – I imagined that a cartoonist would be important to this hoped-for media empire. I did an Internet search and found […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Movies, Newspaper industry, Television, Comments: 3 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Horn Of Plenty

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for November 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips: Pockets Full of Pie (Vol. 7)   So Embarrassing   Gross Exaggerations: The Meshuga Comic […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2020,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Horn Of Plenty

Cartoonist Chronicles

Recent (and not-so-recent) articles on comic and cartoon history. God’s Man, A Novel in Woodcuts by Lynn Ward This is “Gods’ Man,” a 1929 black-and-white wordless novel that tells a Faustian tale of ambition, love, greed and death. It’s by the illustrator and woodcut artist Lynd Ward. It is widely regarded as the first American […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic and Cartooning News Items

© King Features Syndicate Hägar the Horrible is slated for prime time animation. From Deadline: Hägar the Horrible is set to make a raid on the small screen with an animated family sitcom series in development. Fresh Off the Boat writer and producer Eric Ziobrowski is writing the adaptation, which comes from King Features, the […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Publishers, web comics, Comments: 5 Comments

The Conciseness of the One Panel Cartoon

“A Wealth of Pigeons” by Harry Bliss and Steve Martin will soon be released. [Steve] Martin, who collaborate[s] with New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss, calls cartooning comedy’s last frontier. “It was a completely unique experience,’ he said. “It’s the precision of one thing. This is a one-second link between the picture and the words, or […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Conciseness of the One Panel Cartoon

Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

November 7 Cartooning Workshop for Beginners with Rick Stromoski art © Rick Stromoski Learn how to draw cartoon characters and animals with Rick Stromoski. Kids will gain an understanding of how to create an infinite number of characters and a variety of expressions just by altering a few shapes and/or lines to a drawing. Students […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2020,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Syndicates, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

Doonesbury at 50

It was October 1970 and a few newspapers were willing to take a chance on a new comic strip about college life from a recent college graduate.         Doonesbury and all supporting characters © G. B. Trudeau On October 26, 1970 college students Mike and BD made their national debut in the Doonesbury comic […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonists on Parade

Hitpig © Aniventure Hitpig Limited Berkeley Breathed‘s newest project moves closer to production. Animation Magazine: Aniventure has revealed the voice cast for its new animated feature, HITPIG!, along with a first look at the Berkeley Breathed project’s concept art and details of the porky plot… Set in a futuristic cyberpunk world, HITPIG! is a riotous […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists on Parade

Books 2020

The book business is seeing a better year, as Publishers Weekly reports. A number of big summer bestsellers, a surge in interest in books on social justice, and ongoing demand by parents for children’s books that both educate and entertain combined to continue to push up unit sales of print books through this year’s third […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2020,  Section: Books, Comments: Comments Off on Books 2020

CSotD: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

Steve Brodner (Ind) starts us off with the State of the Disunion. It’s a touchy situation, because, on the one hand, people still need to show up and vote or we’re back where we landed in 2016. On the other hand, it’s encouraging and uplifting to see how the people appear to be rising up […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2020,  Section: Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Rare Schulz Peanuts Drawing Rediscovered?

Publisher Nat Gertler is a go-to guy for Peanuts trivia. He recently published a new edition of Miss Caroline, and while doing so he noticed our obituary of Miss Caroline creator Gerald Gardner. Again, go-to guy for Peanuts trivia. Our obituary reproduced an October 6, 1963 Gerald Gardner article from The Chicago Tribune about mass […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! Autumn Almanac

Macanudo © Liniers, distributed by King Features Syndicate   Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. The George Herriman Library: Krazy & Ignatz 1919-1921   Frankie Comics   BB3X: […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Autumn Almanac