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Drawing the RIGHT Way

Gary Varvel was recently interviewed by a local radio station. He acknowledged the new world of editorial cartooning saying. “We’re going to have to adapt … You want to gain an audience, but you don’t just want to give stuff away.” Gary’s 15 minute WIBC radio interview with Tony Katz.   Yeah, as seen above, […]

Posted on: Oct 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Bookfest, Day Two

So many releases we had to make two posts. Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.   The Peanuts Papers: Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Bookfest, Day One

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.   SCREWBALL! The Cartoonists Who Made The Funnies Funny     If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em     The World is Askew […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: AAEC Day Two

Day Two of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists included some fun, with a “Chalk Slam” happening on the sidewalk in front of the library. Here, Tamara Knoss, Matt Wuerker, Ann Telnaes, Patrick Chappatte and Salmeh Gaid admire Wuerker’s work.   However, before the fun, there was one of two meetings for the weekend, which […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: AAEC Day Two

Walt Carr Cartoons for “Just Us”

“Just Us!” counts as one African American’s perspective on the condition of Blacks in America and the 193-page book spotlights Carr’s style of drawing and wit. The book is broken down into nine categories: Obama, GOP, Racism, Crime, Sports, Cops, Youth/Education, and Transition and Entertainment. “There’s a brief narrative before each category that helps define […]

Posted on: Sep 27, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Walt Carr Cartoons for “Just Us”

Graphic Books Return to NY Times Best Seller List

The New York Times sent out a notice today that the graphic books best seller list will be returning to the newspaper. Today The New York Times Book Review announced changes to the Best-Seller Lists, in print and online. The Best Sellers team will begin tracking Mass Market Paperbacks (genres including romance) and a combined […]

Posted on: Sep 26, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Newspaper industry, Comments: Comments Off on Graphic Books Return to NY Times Best Seller List

Updates…Updates…Updates

Updating some recent posts.   The Knight Life Ends. Keith Knight uses The K Chronicles to confirm the ending of The Knight Life.   The Knight Life Still Runs Above is The Knight Life running in this weekend’s Stars and Stripes newspaper. It is a repeat of the first 2019 Sunday strip. I don’t know […]

Posted on: Sep 20, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Updates…Updates…Updates

Reincarnation Stories by Kim Deitch is (P)reviewed

The fun begins innocently enough: after eye surgery, Deitch had to keep his eyes closed and his head turned down for days on end while he healed. After a few uncomfortable and sleepless nights, he starts accessing his memories with shocking clarity and mines the recesses of his mind for details of his past lives. […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Reincarnation Stories by Kim Deitch is (P)reviewed

CSotD: Book Nook

A small nook — only three books — but you wouldn’t like a large nook and I’m not sure there’s any such a thing anyway.   But first, the weather, and Speed Bump captures the moment, because we seem to have a boatload of monarchs here all of a sudden, and while most of them […]

Posted on: Sep 17, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! A Good Harvest Moon Crop

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for September 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.   Snug Harbor Stories: A Wallace the Brave Collection!     Silly Symphonies Volume 4: The Complete Disney Classics 1942-1945 (the last volume)   […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! A Good Harvest Moon Crop

It’s a Cartoonist’s Life for Lincoln Peirce

Lincoln Peirce, the creator of the “Big Nate” comic strip, spoke in front of a sold-out crowd at One Longfellow Square Tuesday about his love for “Peanuts,” his career as a cartoonist and the inspiration for some of his characters. Peirce was interviewed by the Portland Press Herald’s digital director and resident comics fan Chad Gilley […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: Comments Off on It’s a Cartoonist’s Life for Lincoln Peirce

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

Charles Santore – RIP

Famed Illustrator Charles Santore has passed away. Charles Santore March 16, 1935 – August 11, 2019   From the Philadelphia Inquirer obituary: He began his career in 1956 working as a freelance illustrator for local advertising agencies and publications such as the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Redbook, and the Ladies’ Home Journal. Starting in 1972, […]

Posted on: Aug 19, 2019,  Section: Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Charles Santore – RIP

The Nexus of Comic Books and Comic Strips

  By the 1980s I had pretty much given up on superhero comic books, preferring non-spandex adventure, western, detective, and humor comic books. Pretty much. Of the few I continued to follow were a couple of Mike Baron comics. The insane Badger, and Baron and Steve Rude‘s science fiction hero Nexus. One part victim, one-part […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on The Nexus of Comic Books and Comic Strips

Art Spiegelman Refers to Trump as “Orange Skull” – Marvel Comics Not Happy

For some reason, maybe the heavy Jewish influence on early comic books, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman was contracted to write the introduction to Marvel: The Golden Age 1939 – 1949, a high end reprinting of five early Marvel superhero comics. Says Art: so it all started innocently when i accepted a gig to write […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic history, Controversies, Comments: Comments Off on Art Spiegelman Refers to Trump as “Orange Skull” – Marvel Comics Not Happy