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Hey Kids! Comics! – Earth Day Pulp

  BC © John Hart Studios; Paperback cologne from Demeter Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for April 2021 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Trots and Bonnie     If You’re Cracked, You’re Happy: The History of […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Planet Whatnot

The Bottom Ten Warner Bros. Cartoons © Warner Bros. Instead of listing his Top Ten animation expert Jerry Beck lists his least favorite. Of the over 1000 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts – I honestly could find something of value in 990 of them. Yes, even the ones pre-1936 and the ones post-1964. That […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Comic history, Web Sites, Comments: 0 Comments

Cartoon Carousel – Zoom! Pow! Crash!

Spring Break Cartooning with Mike Lynch ABOUT THE CLASS: Make comics with professional cartoonist Mike Lynch. In this week-long course, we will learn to create characters, animals, dinosaurs, monsters, sharks, superheroes, aliens, word balloons (BOOM! POW! CRASH!) and more, and then put these drawing skills together to make our own comic book stories together via […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Comic Strip Rarity: The O’Kays by Jay Kay

In 1948 Jerry Keefe, an advertising and commercial artist, decided, like so many before and since, to become a world-famous comic strip cartoonist. Jerry claimed that he was “reluctant to become entangled with the big city syndicates.” So Keefe tried self-syndicating his weekly comic strip. © the estate of Jerry Keefe The O’Kays by “Jay […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Ladies Night at The Daily Cartoonist

© Bianca Xunise Xunise’s work is funny and thoughtful. Her linework has this playful energy, and she has a masterful talent for playing with tone in different ways, even as her work shifts from moving personal stories to deep political analysis to elegant and perfectly structured gag cartoons. She is part of the great tradition […]

Posted on: Apr 5, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Looking back 100 years (personal privilege)

I’m rising to a point of personal privilege today, because my father was born March 28, 1921, in Ironwood, Michigan, which deserves some fanfare at least at my house, and so here’s the local paper his father might have read in the waiting room at the hospital. The Supreme Court had just ruled that money […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Weekend Whatnots

Ginger Meggs Punchline Contest Above is the opening panel to the page Jimmy Bancks was working on when he died in 1952. The page was laid out and mostly inked, and the script was lettered except for the last panel. Ginger Meggs ™ Winslow Investments Pty Ltd From Bancks family members and Ginger Meggs cartoonist […]

Posted on: Mar 27, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Th. Nast Should Follow Dr. Seuss to the Dustbin

[T]he banishment of Dr. Seuss raises the question as to why another, and far more deliberate, the proponent of racist imagery, is habitually given a pass: Thomas Nast. Thomas Nast is frequently credited as “The Father of the Political Cartoon.” Nast is credited with creating the popular image of Santa Clause, the use of the […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Incitement to Riot 1898 – Cartoonist Chronicles

Racist Cartoons Help Incite an 1898 North Carolina Massacre>> Warning: historically racist caricature and content << When a mob bent on insurrection stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, some onlookers labeled the event “unprecedented.” But the United States has witnessed coups d’etat before—both attempted and successful—within its borders. In 1898, white supremacists in […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

CARTOONIST PROfiles Archives

A treasure trove for cartooning fans is now available! The Internet Archive has made available the run of Jud Hurd’s CARTOONIST PROfiles magazine. From issue #1 (March, 1969) to issue #146 (June, 2005) CARTOONIST PROfiles was THE insider magazine for newspaper and magazine cartoonists (and greeting cards and illustration and and animation and caricature and… […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2021,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Profiling – Cartoonist Chronicles210211

Antonio vs. Fidel and Spy vs. Spy But he was always careful that neither spy ever defeated the other because of the limits placed on his work by Mad, according to his daughter Marta Pizarro, who accompanied Prohías to his first interview with the magazine as an interpreter because he did not speak English. The […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Profiling – Cartoonist Chronicles210211

Editor and Publisher Archives 1901 – 2015

Editor & Publisher’s roots began in 1884 when The Journalist was first published to serve the U.S. newspaper industry. The Editor & Publisher: A Journal for Newspaper Makers was founded in 1901, and in 1907 it merged with The Journalist. Later, Editor & Publisher acquired Newspaperdom, a trade journal for the newspaper industry that started […]

Posted on: Feb 2, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazines, Newspaper industry, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Editor and Publisher Archives 1901 – 2015

Black (Comics) History Month

There is a growing and welcome sub-genre of comics history that deals with African American cartoonists and the work they have produced. Below, some books off the shelf dealing with the subject. Invisible Men by Ken Quattro is the most recent of the books about Black cartoonists. This deals with the Golden Age of comic […]

Posted on: Feb 1, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Caricature, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Phantom Finals (this ain’t Jeopardy now)

So you’re feeling good about acing that Jeopardy category, eh?Let’s go deeper into the woods and see what you know about The Phantom. 1. What is the name of The Phantom’s wolf/dog? 2. What is the name of The Phantom’s horse? 3. What is the name The Phantom uses when away from his jungle home? […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Capp The Creator vs. The Squeezeblood Syndicate

It is July 1947: The Wheels of Justice move slowly. A Cartoonist’s Frustration rises quickly. October 19, 1947: October 26, 1947 – The Des Moines Register which knows syndicates, giving its name to one, recognizes what is happening and informs their readers and issues a warning to Capp: That Sunday’s Li’l Abner: The pertinent panels: […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Capp The Creator vs. The Squeezeblood Syndicate