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Jules Feiffer at Sag Harbor

On May 28, there will be a 4 p.m. screening of “Popeye,” the film, at the Sag Harbor Cinema, followed by a Q&A with Feiffer. A collection of Feiffer’s work will be shown during a one-night exhibit at Julie Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor after the film. Feiffer wrote a memoir, “Backing Into Forward,” reflecting […]

Posted on: May 25, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Interviews, Movies, Comments: 0 Comments

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

Comic Strips and Comic Books (Stupid Fresh Mess)

Comic books have always had a relationship with comic strips. The modern comic book began by either reprinting comic strips or featuring new pages patterned after the comic strip format. As the new material overwhelmed the reprint stuff, it was not unusual to see new comic book stories based on newspaper comic strip characters. © […]

Posted on: May 15, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Books Eclipse Budgets

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for May 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Are We Lost Yet?: Another Wallace the Brave Collection    Popular Comics: Giant-Size Volume 1 Black & White Edition    Remarkably […]

Posted on: May 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, 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

Passed the Past – Comic Chronicles

National Cartoonists’ Day was last week so this is late, but how can it be late when we’re talking about the past? Every year, May 5 is observed as National Cartoonist Day. Why May 5 is considered as National Cartoonist Day? On May 5, 1895, the New York World carried a single-strip, full-color drawing of […]

Posted on: May 10, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Passed the Past – Comic Chronicles

Azim, Del Col, Adams, and Hickey Awarded the Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Pulitzer

Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey of Insider for a comic on a Uyghur internment camp have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Illustrated Reporting and Commentary. From the announcement: Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Fahmida Azim, Anthony Del Col, Josh Adams and Walt Hickey of Insider, New York, N.Y. Finalists: Ann […]

Posted on: May 9, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Editorial cartooning, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on Azim, Del Col, Adams, and Hickey Awarded the Illustrated Reporting and Commentary Pulitzer

Catchin’ Up with Cartoonists in the News

It started, as most searches do, by looking toward the end. “COVID taught us all just how precious and fragile time with family is,” reflected 34-year-old Charlestonian video editor/director/cinematographer Gavin Shelton. Thus began Shelton’s pandemic project: a curation of the life and legacy of his uncle, underground comix icon Gilbert Shelton. Gilbert Shelton, now in […]

Posted on: May 9, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Hogan’s Alley Magazine for Free Comic Book Day

For those wanting to know what all the hoopla surrounding the Hogan’s Alley magazine is about here’s your shot at getting a free sample of the best comic history magazine going without leaving home. From Hogan’s Alley: It’s Free Comic Book Day, and you know what that means! To take advantage of our offer, you […]

Posted on: May 7, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Hogan’s Alley Magazine for Free Comic Book Day

In Memoriam: Neal Adams

A collection of obituaries and appreciations of Neal Adams. The Guardian published their obituary of Neal Adams today. Adams was central to the rethinking of characters including Marvel’s X-Men and, for their rival DC Comics, the Spectre, Deadman and, most crucially, the Batman. He also brought about changes to business practices, most notably winning artists […]

Posted on: May 6, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on In Memoriam: Neal Adams

Comic Chronicles – This Was Then

Not forgetting comics’ past. McDougall’s Monsters When a child picks up a newspaper, it is often to see the wacky adventures of Snoopy or if Garfield still hates Mondays. Flashback to 1902, children who expected the funny pages instead found the scary drawings of Walt McDougall. Believe It or Not in 1902 cartoonist Walt McDougall […]

Posted on: May 4, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Chronicles – This Was Then

Free Comic Book Day is May 7

As long as we’re talking bargain books … how about FREE? Free Comic Book Day is Saturday May 7, 2022. Visit your local Comic Book Shop this Saturday. and more.  

Posted on: May 2, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Free Comic Book Day is May 7

University Press of Mississippi Book Sale

The University Press of Mississippi is taking 40% off ALL their books from May 2 to May 9, 2022. And there are some must-have books among the 168 titles in their Comic Studies category. Here are the covers of a few of their books about comics:         The 40% off is applied […]

Posted on: May 2, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Neal Adams – RIP

Comic book and comic strip artist Neal Adams has passed away. Neal Adams June 15, 1941 – April 28, 2022 From The Hollywood Reporter: Neal Adams, the legendary comic book artist who reinvigorated Batman and other superheroes with his photorealistic stylings and championed the rights of creators, has died. He was 80. Adams died Thursday in New York […]

Posted on: Apr 29, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments