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Hey! Lynn Johnston! Whatcha Doin’?

The Vancouver Sun recently talked to cartoonist Lynn Johnston about her “retirement.” Q: For Better or For Worse still runs in about 1,600 newspapers worldwide. Do you oversee the reprints? A: Yes. We have to do some editing. We have to put helmets on the skiers, we have to put seatbelts on people in cars, […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! – Papa’s Got a Brand New Book

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for June 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Scoop Scuttle and His Pals   Charlie Brown’s America  review   Squiggles by Sharon   Coping Skills by John Cuneo   […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – Papa’s Got a Brand New Book

Bunny Matthews – RIP

Iconic New Orleans cartoonist Bunny Matthews has passed away.      Will Bunn (Bunny) Matthews III February 15, 1951 – June 1, 2021   From The New Orleans Times-Picayune: Will Bunn “Bunny” Matthews III, a cartoonist and writer whose Vic and Nat’ly cartoons summoned a quintessential bit of New Orleans’ collective character in the form of […]

Posted on: Jun 1, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bunny Matthews – RIP

Hey Kids! Comics! – Send Your Soldier a Book

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Back Issue #127   We’ll start the book section with a couple filed for May but released in April. Caricature and […]

Posted on: May 15, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Strip Chronicles – A Look Back

  © King Features Syndicate Hermes Press interviews Sy Barry on his years as The Phantom comic strip artist. In a way I got to feel that the way [Lee Falk] tried to minimize my impact on the strip every turn he could find. I began to get more and more turned off to him. […]

Posted on: May 13, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strip Chronicles – A Look Back

Senior Strippers (2021 Edition)

  Happy Birthday to Lily Renée (Lily Renée Willheim Peters Phillips) born 100 years ago today. Lily joins a few other centenarians on our Senior Strippers list. This seems a good time to update our Senior Strippers roster, cartoonists who for 90+ years continue to survive “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.” […]

Posted on: May 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Senior Strippers (2021 Edition)

MIke Peterson Sez: Check Your Syndicate’s Website

Daily Cartoonist colleague Mike Peterson posted an advisory on his Twitter feed: That leads me to point out a couple examples. After Buckles ended in March King Features Syndicate dropped the comic strip from its list of offerings. When they did that eight or nine other features fell off the page. Eventually most of the […]

Posted on: May 6, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Syndicates, Comments: Comments Off on MIke Peterson Sez: Check Your Syndicate’s Website

Newton Burch – RIP

Illustrator and cartoonist Newton Burch has passed away.   Newton Clay (Bud) BurchOctober 5, 1925 – March 24, 2021 illustrator, art director, cartoonist   From the obituary: Bud attended Drake University and later The Art Institute of Chicago. Bud worked for the State of Iowa as an artist 25 years. After Bud retired he became […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Newton Burch – RIP

Liza Donnelly: Cartoonist, Historian, Advocate

Young Liza had succeeded in fulfilling a lifelong dream. In 1979 Liza Donnelly joined three other women as the female force of New Yorker cartoonists; there were more than ten times that many male cartoonists contributing to the magazine then. Not long before that she was made aware that she was a “woman cartoonist,” prior […]

Posted on: Apr 12, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Liza Donnelly: Cartoonist, Historian, Advocate

Bunny Matthews Crowd Funder for Final Costs

New Orleans alternative cartoonist and music critic Bunny Matthews has decided to discontinue cancer treatment and entered hospice. His family has created a crowd funding page for final costs. From Gambit: Jude Matthews said in a statement on the Musicians Clinic’s website that his father’s life earnings from his prolific creative works have been “snapped […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Comments: Comments Off on Bunny Matthews Crowd Funder for Final Costs

Ladies Night at The Daily Cartoonist

© Bianca Xunise Xunise’s work is funny and thoughtful. Her linework has this playful energy, and she has a masterful talent for playing with tone in different ways, even as her work shifts from moving personal stories to deep political analysis to elegant and perfectly structured gag cartoons. She is part of the great tradition […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

2020 NCS Divisional Reuben Nominees (part one)

The National Cartoonists Society has released the nominees for five 2020 Reuben Divisional Award categories that need members to vote for a winner. They are: GAG CARTOONS Kendra Allenby Robert Leighton Ellis Rosen   NEWSPAPER COMIC STRIPS Brian Crane – Pickles   Jeff Parker & Steve Kelley – Dustin Ricardo Siri (Liniers) – Macanudo   […]

Posted on: Mar 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 NCS Divisional Reuben Nominees (part one)

Jerry Lazare – RIP

Artist and illustrator Gerald Lazare has passed away. Gerald John (Jerry) Lazare September 25, 1927 – March 23, 2021 painter, illustrator, comic artist Gerald Lazare began his professional art career creating comic books for Canada’s Bell Features during World War II after U.S. comic books were banned. From the Comic Book Daily entry: He was […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Jerry Lazare – RIP

40 Years of Bill Suddick & the Beach Metro News

The Beach Metro News (originally Ward 9 News) is celebrating its golden anniversary. As part of that they interviewed cartoonist Bill Suddick who has been with the paper for most of that time. “I started to realize that I might be able to make a living doing art. I didn’t listen to well-meaning adults who […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartoonist, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 40 Years of Bill Suddick & the Beach Metro News

Johnny Sampson, The Last Idiot Standing?

Johnny Sampson began his comics career with a sideways tribute to Al Jaffee. In Tru-ly MAD-ly, the Chicago illustrator gets an assignment in 2013 from the editors of Pitchfork’s new magazine, The Pitchfork Review, to duplicate MAD‘s secret weapon: the Fold-In, an intricately designed transformer painting invented by MAD‘s scientist of cartooning, Al Jaffee. Like […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Johnny Sampson, The Last Idiot Standing?