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Comics Stuff-ing

© Ward Sutton Ward Sutton and The Village Voice start us off with a Thanksgiving Day comic.   Roadside America takes us to Lancaster, Ohio where they celebrate local boy made good with the headline Richard Outcault: Inventor of the Comic Strip. Richard Outcault (1863-1928) was an American illustrator and creator of The Yellow Kid, […]

Posted on: Nov 25, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Profusely Illustrated: A Memoir by Edward Sorel

Usually any book missed in the monthly Hey Kids! Comics! checklist would wait to be noted in the following month’s entry, but this one is too important (and deserves separate documentation anyway). PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED A Memoir By Edward Sorel The book from Penguin Random House is now available! Alongside more than 172 of his drawings, […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Comic Chronicles – Recent and Distant Past

In one of his most celebrated paintings, O the Roast Beef of Old England, William Hogarth appears as himself, sketching the fortifications at Calais at the very moment of being mistakenly arrested as a spy in 1748. It is not what you would call a subtle scene. The raggedy French soldiers are on their last […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

It’s Peanuts Season, Charlie Brown

Seems it is the season of Peanuts. Yeah , all those TV specials – but also… Well, other special videos. Beyond The Scenes is a Daily Show extra, and this one discusses Franklin as the Black representative in the Peanuts. Host Roy Wood Jr. talks with Daily Show writer Josh Johnson and comics creator Robb […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Licensing, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on It’s Peanuts Season, Charlie Brown

Hey Kids! Comics! Building Books Better

 Tom Gauld comic Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for November 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   American Comics: A History    Pearls Awaits the Tide    Graphic Witness (second edition, expanded)   Rubes Twisted Pop Culture […]

Posted on: Nov 15, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Building Books Better

WWII Soldier Cartoons by Soldier Cartoonists

Military publications distribute news to the soldiers and often include cartoons to ease the tension.   Some by soldiers and some by patriotic civilians. As much as love Milton Caniff‘s morale boosting Miss Lace today we’ll concentrate on those soldier cartoonists. Our source is Wing Tips from the Mather Air Field of 1944. The weekly […]

Posted on: Nov 11, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on WWII Soldier Cartoons by Soldier Cartoonists

Hey Kids! Comics On Sale!

The University Press of Mississippi has all their books on sale! Here are a few of them: Over 150 comics related titles all on sale for $20.22. Get ’em while they last.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comments: 1 Comment

Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

© DC Comics The Jewish co-creators of the comic book superhero Superman will be posthumously inducted into the Jewish American Hall of Fame (JAHF) in a virtual ceremony that will take place in November. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster developed the superhero as well as his companion characters Clark Kent, Lois Lane and others. It […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2021,  Section: Awards, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, How-to, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Roundup – Cartoonists and Comics

Comic Chronicles – The Way They Were (updated)

Not long after I posted this issue The AFRO posted an item about Hambone’s Meditations.I’m putting that notice up top for those who have already read this entry.       Readers of The Commercial Dispatch and dozens of other Southern newspapers in the early 20th Century were greeted often, sometimes daily, sometimes on the front […]

Posted on: Oct 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Cartoonist, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Chronicles – The Way They Were (updated)

Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Larry Lieber

Happy 90th Birthday to comic book and comic strip cartoonist Larry Lieber! It was the latter half of the 1960s when I became infatuated with Marvel Comics, among the favorites was Larry’s Rawhide Kid. (I still retain an affection for western comics.) Within a few years I gathered quite a few of the early Marvels […]

Posted on: Oct 26, 2021,  Section: Anniversaries, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Senior Stripper Larry Lieber

An Appreciation of Political Cartooning

“The best art is not passive.” Even beyond their value on the planes of humor and inclusivity, it is important to remember that political cartoons are, at their core, an incredible form of art. They task the artist with a manifold mission, challenging them to at once make biting political critique, formulate this critique so […]

Posted on: Oct 21, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: Comments Off on An Appreciation of Political Cartooning

Comic Art News and Reviews

Joe Dator puts a book together.    © Joe Dator What do you wish you had known before making a book? I wish I’d known even one single thing about book publishing. It was a massive learning experience, and I started from scratch. For one thing, I found out that what goes in the book […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Art News and Reviews

Charlie Addams’ Love Letters to His Valentine

In 1935, Addams –always “Charlie” to his friends—was in love with a hometown girl, 22-year-old Jewell Valentine Bunnell. She was beautiful, bright, creative, and fun-loving – “I think the fondness we have in common for cemeteries is one of the many reasons I love you,” Charlie wrote. As Charles Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life gets a […]

Posted on: Oct 19, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

8 Pages of Iridescent Polychromous Effulgence

125 years ago Hearst’s New York Journal promoted the first issue of the American Humorist – “8 full pages of color that make the kaleidoscope pale with envy.” On Saturday October 17, 1896 Hearst promised (above) to outshine that puny Pulitzer’s “wishy-washy” Sunday color supplement with, “Eight pages of iridescent polychromous effulgence that make the […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on 8 Pages of Iridescent Polychromous Effulgence

Comic Chronicles: Will Be That Was

Old stuff. A London illustrator in 1898 looks ahead one hundred years and is not all that far off. ‘Cycle lane, Rollerblades (missed out on electric scooters), Lots of buses, Planes, St Pauls still visible, Raised walkways (Barbican only). That’s impressive,’ one history fan wrote.   © respective copyright holders Artist Hal Empie‘s sideline was […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, Comments: 2 Comments