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Mary Worth Artist June Brigman Interviewed

Cartoonist June Brigman (Mary Worth, Brenda Starr, Power Pack, Captain Ginger) is interviewed by Comic Culture’s Terrance Dollard. June discusses taking over a comic strip from an established artist, getting old fans to adapt to her style, collaborating with Karen Moy, her work habits, adjusting from comic strip requirements to comic book layouts. and more. […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

The Future Is … Deference to Mainland China

A bit out of my wheelhouse, but… Though there was no intention to offend, DC Comics has decided that the better part of valor is submission to the vagaries of Mainland China’s whims. From Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post: A new Batman comic book series has landed the Caped Crusader in the middle of […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Controversies, International, Comments: Comments Off on The Future Is … Deference to Mainland China

Howard Cruse – RIP

Cartoonist Howard Cruse has passed away. Howard Russell Cruse May 2, 1944 – November 26, 2019   Howard’s daughter shared on Facebook earlier today: With sadness I share that my birth father passed this afternoon after a too short battle with cancer, with his dear friend Pam and loving husband Eddie by his side, among […]

Posted on: Nov 26, 2019,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

The Improbable Remains On his How To book tour Randall Munroe goes north to Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports on Randall’s lecture there.   The Spurns that Patient Merit of th’ Unworthy Takes At the time of this writing, the two most influential politicians in the United States are a real estate developer who became […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2019,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Newspaper industry, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on A Cornucopia of Comic News Items

PS Magazine as Comic Book 1951-2019

Mike Rhode is reporting that PS: The Preventative Maintenance Monthly, a comic bookish instructional manual for the U. S. Army, will cease to exist as it has for 68 years: “Effective 1 Nov 2019, PS will cease publication of its monthly, illustrated magazine and move to a fully-online information resource. To read PS Magazine after […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Marvel Comics #1 Set to Go for $1Million – update

Marvel Comics #1 is setting up to go for over $1,000,000 at auction. Heritage Auctions has a high-grade copy of the first Marvel (then Timely) comic book, Marvel Comics #1, from 1939, closing in on an auction price of $1,000,000. As Heritage Auctions says: In the earliest Overstreet Comic Book Price Guides, only Action #1 […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Marvel Comics #1 Set to Go for $1Million – update

Books – Reviews, Previews, and News

Eddie Campbell reviews Screwball for The Comics Journal: Screwball follows an isolated strain of comics history as opposed to those other books that tell the whole lot decade by decade or by lining up a canon of masters. Which is not say it isn’t linear: from Fred Opper to Boody Rogers, editor Paul Tumey locates […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Books – Reviews, Previews, and News

Classics Cartooned

Forget Classics Illustrated, let’s read Classics Cartooned. I’m Katie, and I’ve been drawing single-panel cartoons for the past eight years. I love silly puns, drawing, and reading, and these cartoons are a celebration of great books, authors, and literary tropes. I draw these with felt pens on paper, and then, because I am a bit […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

100-Year-Old Felix the Cat

Although there were earlier cats animated by the Pat Sullivan Studios, it is generally agreed that Feline Funnies, released on November 9, 1919, is the first appearance of Felix the Cat. And the cat became the world’s first animated superstar.   Although Pat Sulivan is officially credited as the creator of Felix the Cat, it […]

Posted on: Nov 9, 2019,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on 100-Year-Old Felix the Cat

All-New Issue of MAD Coming in December

MAD is the magazine that just will not die. Quentin Tarantino‘s studio and MAD have once again collaborated to create an all-new issue of MAD. This time as a bonus for a collectors’ edition of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” as a blu-ray release in December 2019. Included, among other goodies, will be an […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on All-New Issue of MAD Coming in December

Comic Shops May Not Survive The Book Channel

Business Insider reports: The “book channel” – which includes chain bookstores and online retailers – is projected to surpass comic shops as the the largest channel for comics sales this year. There are two major reasons why this is happening: Graphic novels are growing in popularity primarily through the book channel and children’s comics, which […]

Posted on: Oct 24, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Publishers, Comments: 6 Comments

Yahoo Groups Goes Private, Deletes Files

“Attention: Starting December 14, 2019 Yahoo Groups will no longer host user created content on its sites. New content can no longer be uploaded after October 28, 2019. Sending/Receiving email functionality is not going away, you can continue to communicate via any email client with your group members. Learn More“ “Yahoo has made the decision […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Syndicates, Web Sites, Comments: 2 Comments

Sid the Kid Makes the Senior Strippers List

Sid Jacobson was born 90 years ago today, and so joins our Senior Strippers club. Sid, born October 20, 1929, is probably most famous for being a longtime editor, and sometime writer, for the Harvey comic book company. Sid has a claim on creating Richie Rich.   Though the Harvey kids are most recognizable, Sid […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2019,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Comments: 1 Comment

R. Crumb’s “Stoned Agin!” Strip to Auction

One of the most iconic Robert Crumb pages from his underground comix days is going up for auction in late November at Heritage Auctions. Robert Crumb’s original artwork for his famous comic strip ‘Stoned Agin’ will be offered for sale at Heritage Auctions next month. The 1971 illustration has been described as a “cultural icon”, […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on R. Crumb’s “Stoned Agin!” Strip to Auction

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: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Bookfest, Day Two