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The Knight Life’s Little Victories

Keith Knight went home last week. Cartoonist and Malden native Keith Knight, whose semi-autobiographical series, “Woke,” is airing its second season on Hulu, has been tapped to deliver the graduation address at his alma mater, Salem State University on May 19. Knight has authored and illustrated 19 books and cut three albums with the hip-hop […]

Posted on: May 23, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

Fred Carter – RIP

Religious cartoonist/artist Fred Carter has passed away. Frederick E. (Fred) Carter June 22, 1938 – May 9, 2022 From the Jack Chick Tract Museum Facebook page: It is our sad duty to report that Fred Carter, the phenomenal artist who drew many of Chick’s tracts and all of The Crusaders comic books (as well as […]

Posted on: May 21, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

TDC Updates: Eisners and Tigers and Lee – Oh Si

Zoe Si Recognized (pronounced “see” despite the cute headline) Zoe has become the toast of Vancouver after being named a Pulitzer Prize finalist earlier this month. The Vancouver Sun did a small article about the local girl made good. Two years into a new career, Zoe Si’s wry observations about life during the pandemic, beautifully […]

Posted on: May 19, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: 0 Comments

A Collection of Chips, Crime, and Comic Chronicles

Crime Comic Strips Who could have known that newspaper comic strips and crime stories, including noir, were a match made in heaven? Newspaper comic strips are an artistic genre that’s largely forgotten now. The strips that remain are for the most part humor strips like “Garfield.” A handful of dramatic strips are still published. But […]

Posted on: May 16, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Sending Love to Hy Eisman

Word has reached The Daily Cartoonist that Hy Eisman is recovering from health issues.   With Hy’s permission we can report that he is home rehabilitating and recovering from a procedure that cauterized a bleeding ulcer. Hy is being cared during recuperation by his lady Cary and daughters Mindy and Merle. Hy, who turned 95 […]

Posted on: May 14, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

In Praise of Comic Artist June Brigman

For a generation of comic book fans, June Brigman’s name conjures a particular accolade that – while entirely deserved – undermines the impressive body of work that she’s built up across a career that’s lasted 39 years at the time of this article being written. But before we address that dubious honor, however, let’s appreciate […]

Posted on: May 14, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Pulitzer Finalist Zoe Si Profiled

Zoe Si, a New Yorker cartoonist, was a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize. A Vancouver woman is still reeling after being named a finalist for one of the most prestigious awards in publishing. Zoe Si’s work has been seen by millions, splashed on the pages of The New Yorker and this week she learned […]

Posted on: May 14, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

Bill Wilson – RIP

Cartoonist and comic art collector Bill Wilson has passed away. William Breckinridge (Bill) Wilson February 23, 1930 – April 29, 2022 From the obituary: William Breckinridge Wilson passed away peacefully. Bill was talented and creative. He loved music, especially Dixieland jazz. He had excellent rhythm and played the drums and harmonica. In his early teens […]

Posted on: May 8, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Wilson – RIP

Update: Sack, MacKinnon, S.Adams, Whiting, Green

A Sack Full of Wit © Journal Gazette/Steve Sack When Steve Sack, the editorial cartoonist for The Minneapolis Star Tribune, announced his retirement last week, his fans in the Twin Cities thanked him for four decades of great work. But readers of The Journal Gazette’s editorial pages have known him even longer. In fact, Steve […]

Posted on: May 8, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Update: Sack, MacKinnon, S.Adams, Whiting, Green

Whatever Happened to … Bill Lee

  Bill Lee was a well-known magazine and syndicated newspaper cartoonist from the 1970s to, well, whenever. Said Allan Holtz: Cartoonist Bill Lee was one of the crop of excellent new gag cartoonists to come out of the 1970s, a time when cartoons about battling spouses and family pets were giving way to more esoteric, […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Whatever Happened to … Bill Lee

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

David Sipress Two

Michael Maslin writes: We don’t see many memoirs from New Yorker cartoonists. Peter Arno started one, but it never went further than lists of names and snippets of memories to explore. Bruce Eric Kaplan wrote one, I Was A Child — “profusely illustrated” according to the publisher. Edward Sorel recently published Profusely Illustrated: A Memoir;  […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

First and Last: Alan Dunn and The New Yorker

Today Michael Maslin corrects a couple misconceptions that have taken hold about Alan Dunn and the cartoons he did for The New Yorker: In my earliest days at The New Yorker it seemed to be a gospel truth that Alan Dunn was the most prolific New Yorker artist. I’ve long been fascinated by how such facts […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic history, Magazine Cartoonist Bloggers, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on First and Last: Alan Dunn and The New Yorker

Orlando Busino – RIP

Cartoonist Orlando Busino has passed away. Orlando Francis Busino October 10, 1926 – January 11, 2022 From the obituary: Orlando F. Busino, 95, of Ridgefield, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. He was the loving husband of Ann (Darlington) Busino having just celebrated 70 years of marriage. Mr. Busino was a retired Cartoonist and […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Local Writers Remember Cartoonist Don Asmussen

Asmussen’s “Bad Reporter” comic emerged shortly after the Examiner merged with the Chronicle in 2000. Delightfully deranged, Asmussen’s biweekly, syndicated strip mined culture and politics for “the lies behind the truth, and the truth behind those lies that are behind that truth.” This was where Asmussen found his stride, garnering a devoted readership. His deft […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Illustration, Interviews, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Local Writers Remember Cartoonist Don Asmussen