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2020 Eisner Hall of Fame Judge’s Choices (and Nominees): Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell

The 2020 Judges’ Choices for automatic inclusion into the Eisner Hall of Fame are Nell Brinkley and E. Simms Campbell. Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have selected two individuals to automatically be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2020. These inductees are pioneering newspaper cartoonist Nell […]

Posted on: Jan 25, 2020,  Section: Awards, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

John Romita Senior now a Senior Stripper

Happy Birthday John Romita, born January 24, 1930. John now becomes a member of our Senior Strippers Club. John is famous, of course, for being a premiere romance comic book artist for DC and Marvel.   John’s long comic book career saw him do everything from western heroes to super heroes.   He even managed […]

Posted on: Jan 24, 2020,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

[Pay] Only What’s Necessary

Only What’s Necessary, Chip Kidd’s second look at Peanuts materials is now at two-thirds off its $40 cover price over at bn.com. Don’t know how long it will last. but as of this writing it is only $12.95 for the hardcover. For Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, renowned designer […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Patrick Reynolds Has Historical Flashbacks

Historical cartoonist Patrick Reynolds is an American Legionnaire in good standing. Readers of the “Flashbacks” comic strip in their Sunday newspaper – which brings history to life in multi-paneled cartoons – may be interested to know that the artist is a 50-plus-year Pennsylvania Legionnaire. Patrick Reynolds is a life member of William P. Duffy American […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

The Yellow Kid Returns

On the 125th anniversary of The Yellow Kid‘s first newspaper appearance, he’s back! Chris Yambar (writer) and Randy Bish (artist) have joined forces to revive The Yellow Kid. [Chris] wanted to bring the classic comic back so about six years ago, he partnered with editorial artist Randy Bish. “When I mentioned it to him several […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Friday Funnies Come On A Thursday This Week!

Most of today’s political cartoons are impeachment commentary which I just did yesterday and which will keep until tomorrow and so, since I have to go get my eyes dilated and inspected and don’t have time for deep thinking, let’s just pretend it’s Friday and hit the funnies.   People talk about how awful the […]

Posted on: Jan 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Paw Print: The World of Peter Waldner

Peter Waldner usually keeps a sketch pad within arm’s reach: in his car, on a bedside table, for whenever inspiration strikes. “I’m still old school,” he explained during a recent interview at his Worthy Way studio. “In the middle of the night, I’d jot ideas down and the next morning I’d read it and have […]

Posted on: Jan 22, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

NCS Last Call…Imminent Deadline! January 23!

Your submissions must be delivered to their respective locations by January 23, 2020 for consideration   The National Cartoonists Society website has the entry forms and details. You DO NOT have to be a member of the NCS to have your work considered for a divisional award.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Television, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

2020 Garry Trudeau-Zonker Saranac Poster/Button

For the 40th year Doonesbury cartoonist Garry B. Trudeau has created a collectible button for the Saranac Winter Carnival. And it’s a beauty. Trudeau’s illustration shows “Doonesbury” character Zonker as a knight riding a winged unicorn, gazing at a sword being held out of a lake by a hand, a la Excalibur. Since 2012 Garry […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Events, Illustration, Comments: 0 Comments

At Home with Marcus Hamilton (Photo Essay)

Photographer Wade Allen and The Shelby Star spent part of this past weekend visiting Dennis the Menace cartoonist Marcus Hamilton, and recorded the visit.  

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Cavna Article Covering Editorial Cartoonists Tops WaPo’s Weekend Reads

Michael Cavna’s piece interviewing editorial cartoonists on the differences between the Trump and Clinton impeachments was in the Top-5 of the most trafficked stories on the Washington Post’s site over the weekend. From the piece: Steve Breen: “When I did cartoons critical of Clinton’s misdeeds in the ’90s, I would never get readers telling me […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Wolfgang Fuchs – RIP

Comics author, historian, and translator Wolfgang J. Fuchs has passed away. Wolfgang J. Fuchs September 16, 1945 – January 20, 2020 author, journalist, film historian comics author, historian, translator   From Karen Green, Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University Libraries: Just seeing the news, posted by his daughter Anna, that Wolfgang Fuchs passed […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

A Winter Wonderland of Famous Funnies

Crime SuspenStories “Jolting (or Joking) Tales of Tension” – I’ve been enjoying Dan Thompson‘s detective noir parody. This particular Crime Story, ripped from the files of Rip Haywire, began three weeks ago.   Young Romance However Don Wimmer strikes me as three weeks early with today’s Rose is Rose. Although it is never a bad […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Decisions and opinions, mostly bad

Pat Bagley takes on the new guidance from the Trump administration that it is no longer required for schools to serve nutritious meals anymore, a reversal of First Lady Michelle Obama’s work to help improve children’s health which, others have noted, was announced on her birthday. Not sure if the timing was a coincidence of […]

Posted on: Jan 20, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

Norm Feuti’s Retail Closing

Norm Feuti has announced that he is ending his Retail comic strip. After a little more than 14 years, I’ve decided to retire my comic strip, RETAIL. The final installment will run on Sunday, February 23, 2020. I’ve been lucky in recent years to have multiple opportunities creating children’s books, and have decided to take […]

Posted on: Jan 19, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments