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Hy Fleishman – RIP

Comic book artist Hy Fleishman has passed away. Herman (Hy) Fleishman November 18, 1927 – April 1, 2020   comic book artist, restaurateur Sadly, one of our Senior Strippers has passed on. From the obituary: He attended City College of New York and the Cartoonist and Illustrators School of Art in Manhattan and became an […]

Posted on: Apr 2, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Diamond Distributors Halts Comic Book Shipments – Your Local Comic Book Shop in Distress

Diamond Distributors, the company that gets comics from the publishers to your local comic book shop, is (temporarily) halting shipments of comic books and other products after this week’s shipments. From ComicsBeat: Product distributed by Diamond and slated for an on-sale date of April 1st or later will not be shipped to retailers until further notice. Product […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comments: 1 Comment

Al Jaffee’s 99th Birthday on Friday the 13th

Al Jaffee, the cartoonist responsible for you not being able to find a mint condition copy of MAD Magazine, celebrates his 99th birthday on March 13, 2020. Happy Birthday Al! Thanks for the laughs. The Official Al Jaffee Website. Al Jaffee’s Twitter Feed.   Al Jaffee’s comic book credits from 1942 up.   A selection […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Al Jaffee’s 99th Birthday on Friday the 13th

Allen Bellman – RIP

Comic book artist Allen Bellman has passed away. Isadore Allen Bellman June 5, 1924 – March 9, 2020 comic book artist, graphic designer Allen Bellman was one of the few remaining comic artists of the “Golden Age” of comic books. He contributed from the World War II years through the Korean War years, mostly with […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 2 Comments

Frank McLaughlin – RIP

Comic artist Frank McLaughlin has passed away. Francis X. (Frank) McLaughlin March 18, 1935 – March 4, 2020   In a bit of understatement from the obituary: Frank was an accomplished artist and enjoyed a career as a comic book artist. Frank was a much in demand comic book artist from the late 1950s to […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Explains Coronavirus For Kids (printable)

NPR’s  Malaka Gharib explains the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in “a comic just for kids.” Gharib’s comic is based on a radio story by NPR education reporter Cory Turner wherein he spoke with health experts about what kids would like to know about the outbreak. For example, “If kids do get the virus, it tends to […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2020,  Section: Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Explains Coronavirus For Kids (printable)

The Yellow Kid in the 21st Century

Randy Bish‘s old stomping ground once more gives him some space. This time talking about his new Yellow Kid comic book. Randy Bish, 57, of Hempfield, was the Tribune-Review’s editorial cartoonist from 1985 through 2016. His work continues to be syndicated via Pennsylvania NewsMedia, Cagle Cartoons and The Fourth Estate. Chris Yambar, 58, of Youngstown, […]

Posted on: Mar 2, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Russ Cochran – RIP

Comics maven, historian, archivist, dealer, and publisher Russ Cochran has passed away. above: Russ Cochran portrait by Frank Frazetta Russell Vance (Russ) Cochran July 3, 1937 – February 23, 2020 Self-described as “Ph.D. in Physics, 1964, Professor at Drake University 1964-1974, Publisher of collector books, 1971-date, lover of all apes.” The news of Russ’ passing […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Nick Cuti – RIP

Cartoonist Nicola Cuti has passed away. Nicola (Nick) Cuti October 29, 1944 – February 21, 2020   News of Nick’s passing was made public on his Facebook page: Legendary comic creator Nicola Cuti, whose career has spanned over fifty years, has died. Sources close to the family have reported that Cuti passed in Tampa on […]

Posted on: Feb 21, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Victor Gorelick – RIP

Archie artist and editor Victor Gorelick has passed away. Archie Comics announced on Twitter: Victor Gorelick April 5, 1941 – February 8, 2020   From the CBR (aka Comic Book Resources) notice: Gorelick joined Archie Comics at 16 and served in a variety of roles at the company. He became Archie Comics’ editor-in-chief in 2007. […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Victor Gorelick – RIP

So, This Happened (Clearing a Backlog of Items)

Lynn Johnston has a new outlet for her licensed products.   What Would Mary Do?   Washington Post on the current Library of Congress comics exihibit.   Perks of Being Short – A Brisa Cartoon and Commentary Gallery.   Who’s the caricaturist?   Kevin Cooley Wins 2020 Lucy Shelton Caswell Research Award.   Hollywood’s Lalo […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: Comments Off on So, This Happened (Clearing a Backlog of Items)

John Romita Senior now a Senior Stripper

Happy Birthday John Romita, born January 24, 1930. John now becomes a member of our Senior Strippers Club. John is famous, of course, for being a premiere romance comic book artist for DC and Marvel.   John’s long comic book career saw him do everything from western heroes to super heroes.   He even managed […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on John Romita Senior now a Senior Stripper

NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

Your submissions must be delivered to their respective locations by January 23, 2020 for consideration   The National Cartoonists Society website has the entry forms and details. You DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

Hey Kids! Comics! Read Comics, Get Smarter

Language experts have been studying the act of reading comics and its effect on the brain, and they have arrived to the conclusion that reading comic books makes you smarter. Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Read Comics, Get Smarter

Steve Stiles – RIP

Cartoonist Steve Stiles has passed away. Stephen Willis Stiles July 16, 1943 – January 11, 2020   Steve Stiles is a cartoonist I recognize from his underground comix work. His work appeared in comix books with irresistible titles like Dope Comix and Bizarre Sex. In some box around here I have those floppies, along with […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment