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Hey Kids! Comics! For Dads and Grads

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for June 2020 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   DC Goes to War Big Nate Stays Classy Scary Godmother Omnibus Speed Bump: A 25th Anniversary Collection The Tea Dragon Society (paperback) Jake […]

Posted on: Jun 16, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Denny O’Neil – RIP

Comic book writer Denny O’Neil has passed away. Dennis Joseph (Denny) O’Neil May 3, 1939 – June 11, 2020 I don’t mark a lot of comic book creators here, but Denny was making highly readable comic books during my prime comic book reading years. He will be remembered better by those who knew him, I […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Denny O’Neil – RIP

Dan Danglo – RIP

Animation and gag cartoonist Dan Danglo has passed away. Daniel R. (Dan) Danglo March 1, 1925 – June 6, 2020 (There is also a Dan A. Danglo, and a March 26, 1925 birthdate. I hope to get that cleared up.) animation, comic books, gag cartoonist An autobiography from Dan’s website: Dan Danglo was born in […]

Posted on: Jun 12, 2020,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic Books, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Frank Bolle – RIP

Long time and prolific comic artist Frank Bolle has passed away. Frank W. BolleJune 23, 1924 – May 12, 2020 From the 1940s to the 1980s Frank’s comic book contributions were hard to miss, and during that time he also illustrated books and magazines. Not to mention a comic strip career that ran from the […]

Posted on: Jun 10, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 5 Comments

Al Jaffee Retires at 99

After putting in a mere 79 years as a professional cartoonist Al Jaffee is retiring. From Michael Cavna: Al Jaffee, officially the longest-working comic artist ever, has decided to retire at age 99. So to mark his farewell, Mad’s “Usual Gang of Idiots” will salute Jaffee with a tribute issue next week. It will be […]

Posted on: Jun 6, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

2020 Eisner Award Nominations

Comic Con International: San Diego has announced the nominees for this year’s Will Eisner Awards. Like most of this year’s conventions and gatherings the San Diego Comic-Con will take a different format, but some things remain – award presentations among them. Mostly comic book related this year has a number of comic strip and more […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 2020 Eisner Award Nominations

Frank Johnson – RIP

Cartoonist Frank Johnson has passed away. Frank B. Johnson April 13, 1931 – April 2, 2020 From the obituary: Frank came out of the Army, he started working for Charlton Press Comics doing humor comic books, including “Lil Genius”, “Lil Tomboy”, “Rock and Rollo”, “Double Trouble”, “Lil Rascal Twins”, and “My Little Margie’s Boyfriends”. Frank […]

Posted on: May 14, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Happy 99th Lily Renée

Don’t do a lot of comic book stuff here, there are a bunch of sites for that, but… The lovely comic book artist of the 1940s, Lily Renée is celebrating her 99th birthday today, and we would like to join in the celebration and wish her well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RENÉE!  

Posted on: May 12, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comments: Comments Off on Happy 99th Lily Renée

Marty Pasko – RIP

Comic book writer Marty Pasko has passed away. Martin Joseph (Marty) Pasko né Jean-Claude Rochefort August 4, 1954 – May 10, 2020 Friends Paul Kupperberg and Paul Levitz broke the news on social media. covers via Grand Comic Database Marty began writing comic books in the early 1970s, and was a writer and editor into […]

Posted on: May 11, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Jenny-Jinya: She’s a Heartbreaker

From The National: Jenny Hefczyc didn’t know if she could change the world with her art, but she knew she wanted to try. As a talented illustrator and artist based in Germany, she draws under the name Jenny-Jinya, and she’s taken social media by storm with a series of comics she’s created that focus on […]

Posted on: May 1, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Jenny-Jinya: She’s a Heartbreaker

Voting for Favorites: The Phantom, Ringos, Hugos

Spring is the season for picking favorites, so let’s look at some choices. The Phantom is a popular comic character around the world, and in Sweden the publishers of Fantomen choose their favorite stories that ran in the comic book in the year of 2019. The Chronicle Chamber reports: As we saw in the Frew […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Voting for Favorites: The Phantom, Ringos, Hugos

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: Comments Off on Hy Fleishman – RIP

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