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A Century of Schulz: Celebrating Sparky

Many of the things that were important to Schulz — faith, sports, gender equity and more — are on display in “Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts,” curated by Caswell and on view now at the Billy [Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State] (timed to coincide with the centennial of Schulz’s 1922 […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

Finalists Named for 2021 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has revealed the finalists for the various Divisional Awards for their 76th Annual Reuben Dinner. All of these divisions were juried by regional NCS chapters and specialty juries. The results were tallied to arrive at these final nominees. The nominees for 2021 creativity are: Comic Book: Trish Forstner; Gideon Kendall; David […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Wally Badgett to Receive 2022 Saddle of Honor

On Saturday, August 20, the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame will celebrate the third “Saddle of Honor” to be awarded to Montana Cowboy Cartoonist, Wally Badgett. Badgett’s pen name, M.C. Tin Star became the backbone for his popular syndicated cowboy cartoon, Earl. Badgett was inducted into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame in April of […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, Gatherings, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Thank God It’s Friday Follies

This Man Overboard is as close to political as I plan to get today, but I’m willing to stand by it. I like the idea that the bigot doesn’t think he’s a bigot, because we’re seeing a lot of that as people nail down their opinions and solidify whatever confirms what they thought before anything […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

The Holocaust Comic Strip 35 Years before Maus

In early January 1945, just before the liberation of Auschwitz, a small group of journalists and artists, many of them European immigrants, published a roughly 50-page pamphlet titled The Bloody Record of Nazi Atrocities. Printed by Arco Publishing Company, a small imprint based in New York, it combined previously circulated photographs, drawings and text with […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

2021 NCS Cartoonist of the Year (Reuben) Nominees – Griffith, Knight, Price, Sorel, Tatulli

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the nominees for their Reuben Award as Cartoonist of the Year 2021 – Bill Griffith, Keith Knight, Hilary B. Price, Edward Sorel, and Mark Tatulli. Each year, during the NCS Annual Reuben Awards Weekend, the Society honors the year’s outstanding achievements in all walks of the profession. The recipient […]

Posted on: May 26, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment

Jules Feiffer at Sag Harbor

On May 28, there will be a 4 p.m. screening of “Popeye,” the film, at the Sag Harbor Cinema, followed by a Q&A with Feiffer. A collection of Feiffer’s work will be shown during a one-night exhibit at Julie Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor after the film. Feiffer wrote a memoir, “Backing Into Forward,” reflecting […]

Posted on: May 25, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Interviews, Movies, Comments: 0 Comments

The Knight Life’s Little Victories

Keith Knight went home last week. Cartoonist and Malden native Keith Knight, whose semi-autobiographical series, “Woke,” is airing its second season on Hulu, has been tapped to deliver the graduation address at his alma mater, Salem State University on May 19. Knight has authored and illustrated 19 books and cut three albums with the hip-hop […]

Posted on: May 23, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Attention Must Be Paid

I used to see bumperstickers that said “If you’re not scared, you’re not paying attention.” Haven’t seen one in awhile; perhaps it’s too late. But Ann Telnaes has been paying attention enough to be concerned that CPAC held their latest conference in Budapest, where Hungarian autocrat Victor Orban — new hero of the far right […]

Posted on: May 23, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Yet Still Even More Sunday Funnies

Garfield Shout-Out © PAWS Inc. Some behind-the-scenes assistants of the comic strip are offered up for sacrifice in today’s Garfield – Gary Barker, Brett Koth, Dan Davis.   Heathcliff Hulk-Out   Heathcliff © Creators Syndicate; Hulk © Marvel Characters Inc. The other orange tabby “Hulks out” in today’s Heathcliff.   The Phantom Gross-Out © King […]

Posted on: May 22, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: I’m Your Comic Weekly Man!

If you’re old enough to remember The Comic Weekly Man, you’re also old enough to make the connection between Big Ben Bolt (KFS)‘s current opponent in the 1963 Vintage Sunday arc, Chief Thunderhand, and his very close namesake, Chief Thunderthud. I don’t know why it didn’t hit me until today, but, once it did, Cowabunga! […]

Posted on: May 22, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Jeannie (Silver T-Square) Schulz Interview

Jeannie Schulz, who will receive the Silver T-Square from the National Cartoonists Society at this year’s Reuben ceremony, sat for an interview with The Santa Rosa Junior College Oak Leaf recently. The Oak Leaf: The 20th anniversary of the museum is this year. What was your original vision? Jean Schulz: It has to be homey […]

Posted on: May 21, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Museums, Comments: 0 Comments

Rube Goldberg, Inventor (Comic Chronicles)

From the archives: Rube Goldberg machines are serious business In the June 1923 issue of Popular Science, Rube Goldberg himself writes that he hopes to ‘invent something useful.’   From the Bill Gourgey introduction: Before the name Rube Goldberg became synonymous with comically over-engineered chain-reaction contraptions that satirize technology, the eponym belonged to a humble […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Brandon, Schulz Summer at The Billy Ireland

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum has a couple exhibits opening this weekend.     © Brumsic Brandon, Jr. Art Trust; Barbara Brandon-Croft Pioneering father/daughter cartoonists Brumsic Brandon, Jr. (1927– 2014) and Barbara Brandon-Croft (1958– ) chronicled the nation’s cultural landscape in their comic strips through the lens of racism. The elder Brandon, who […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies, with a side of politics

The Cosmic Timing Award goes to Wallace The Brave (AMS), where this strip dropped the morning after I got a long-delayed haircut and even got a compliment on it from a dog-walking friend. Fortunately, only our dogs ended up in the water and they did it mostly on purpose. As for how long it had […]

Posted on: May 20, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments