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Magazine Monday

  Comic Strip Cartoonist #10 Last month I got the delightful 10th (#10) Anniversary issue of Comic Strip Cartoonist. “Ski” gives us the origin of the magazine, followed by a summary of the first 9 issues. Then we get an enjoyable gallery of comics from cartoonists featured in those nine issues, with an update on […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazines, Publications, Comments: 0 Comments

Comics in the Mid-Week News

  Big Nate, Lincoln Peirce, and the Mid-School Kids Tuesday saw Nate Peirce entertain and inform the Westbrook Middle School about cartooning.     The Phantom Dies in Norway The Phantom is very popular in Australia, India, and the Scandinavian countries. Fantomet, the Norwegian translation of The Phantom, a comic strip featuring the feats of […]

Posted on: Apr 4, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Comics in the Mid-Week News

CSotD: 75 Years Ago

I’m going light on the commentary and heavy on the comics for April Fool’s Day. Here’s what people found in their papers 75 years ago, on April 1, 1944: Of course, there was a war on, and D-Day was still two months away, though the Eastern Front was lively: Which didn’t stop the flow of […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

First and (for now) Last – The Amazing Spider-Man

  With the (temporary) end of new Amazing Spider-Man comic strips it seems a good time for this. Stan Lee had a few runs at comic strips earlier in his career. In the early 1950s he wrote My Friend Irma and Hoody Doody. Later in The Fifties and stretching into the early Sixties he was […]

Posted on: Mar 24, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on First and (for now) Last – The Amazing Spider-Man

Some Stuff about Cartooning Editorial Opinions

  Patrick Chappette Wins the Not The Thomas Nast Award 80th Annual Overseas Press Club Awards Recognize Finest International Reporting THE BEST CARTOON AWARD [formerly The Thomas Nast Award] Best print, digital or graphic journalism on international affairs Patrick Chappatte The New York Times Judges: Patrick Chappatte’s cartoons for the New York Times were a […]

Posted on: Mar 22, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

above: Macanudo by Liniers Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Laptops Are So Warm: An Ask a Cat Collection     Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of […]

Posted on: Mar 16, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Spring Released

Cartoonists: Bill Griffith, Tom Scott, Steve Ditko, Rube Goldberg, Jeff Kinney, Will McPhail

  Interview: Bill Griffith, Nobody’s Fool, and a Grand Career in Comics In 1976, Zippy began to appear in about 50 alternative weekly newspapers–syndicated only by me. From ’76 to ’85, Zippy was a weekly strip that I syndicated alone. In 1985, the San Francisco Examiner, a daily Hearst paper, was given over to a […]

Posted on: Mar 11, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists: Bill Griffith, Tom Scott, Steve Ditko, Rube Goldberg, Jeff Kinney, Will McPhail

National Women’s Hall of Fame Inducts Rose O’Neill

  The National Women’s Hall of Fame announced their 2019 inductees. Cartoonist Rose O’Neill of Kewpies fame was among the chosen. From the Hall’s O’Neill profile: Rose O’Neill: (1874-1944) As a successful artist, writer, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Rose boldly assisted with the activities of the woman suffrage movements coordinated by the National Woman’s Suffrage Association headquartered […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2019,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on National Women’s Hall of Fame Inducts Rose O’Neill

Women’s History Month – Cartoonist Wing

Seems as good a time as any to drop these recent comic strip articles.   Where I’m Coming From by Barbara Brandon-Croft Where I’m Coming From’s mission as a comic meant to affect change rather than just entertain was twofold. First, Brandon-Croft wanted white readers to fully grasp the struggles of Black Americans as people […]

Posted on: Mar 8, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Women’s History Month – Cartoonist Wing

That @$*#%! Gene Carr and His $%#@ Grawlix – Updated with 19th Century Grawlixes

  See that man below? The one with the foul mouth? He invented comic strip cursing. (Or not, see update below.) Not only that, he put it in a strip about a woman of high station and generous nature.   Recent research has pushed back the emergence of the grawlix      from 1902 to 1901. […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

More Miscellaneous Comics Copy

  The Return of Maakies??!! Tony Millionaire‘s alternative comic strip Maakies ran from 1994 to 2016. It kinda returned in late 2018 as a coloring book. Now Tony is teasing the return: “MAAKIES DRINKY CROW! Coming back in March, multi-platform.” But in what format? Where? I need to know more!     Sports Cartoonists are […]

Posted on: Feb 20, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on More Miscellaneous Comics Copy

Some Recent Comics Shtuff

  It’s Gahan Wilson’s Birthday! Happy Birthday to Gahan Wilson. To celebrate here’s a recent audio interview with the master cartoonist.     Massachusetts Loves Their Pickles To millions of people the Pickles comic strip is one of the best. Those include loyal readers of The Republican, whose passionate response to cancellation of the strip […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Hey Kids! Comics! What I Want For Valentines’

above: Liò by Mark Tatulli   Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for February 2019 release. Images and links via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Just Fore Laughs   Lucy   The Comics Journal #303 (“bookazine”)   The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume 8, […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! What I Want For Valentines’

Non Sequitur Vulgar Message to Trump Costs Wiley Paper(s) – update: Cartoonist & Syndicate Respond

From the Butler Eagle: “A reader brought to our attention that one of the syndicated comic strips which appears in the Sunday Butler Eagle may contain a hidden message which was apparently placed there by someone in the creative department of the creator of the comic strip or the syndication which controls it,” said Ron […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Awaiting the next issue

Things are quiet at the moment and, as Pat Bagley indicates, the Republican base is restoring its bearings in anticipation of new fights to come. This seems a bit harsh, but only if you are channeling moderate viewpoints. If you keep track of commentary from both sides, what you find is that some moderate conservatives […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2019,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments