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Hey Kids! Comics! Hot August Books

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for August 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Ballard Street Redux: The Comic Art of Jerry Van Amerongen    Victorian Comics  (re-issue of 1976 edition)   Big Nate: Destined […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, International, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Miscellaneous Monday: Editoons and Comic Strips

I won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights journalism award for cartooning last May… The check for winning arrived a couple of weeks ago and last night, or sometime during the day (I’m not sure when), the trophy arrived. A couple days ago Clay Jones received his RFK Award trophy.   © Kevin Fagan Kevin […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Monday Funny Papers Potpourri

Sherman’s Lagoon (AMS) is apparently at the start of a story arc that is a departure for the strip, which usually dredges up — in the metaphorical sense — obscure marine life for these odd encounters. As an editor, I might have quibbled with “mythical” in that second panel, since either he’s here or he’s […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Henry Barajas Now Calling Plays for Gil Thorp

Henry Barajas, new writer of the Gil Thorp comic strip, was kind enough to have a chat (via email) with The Daily Cartoonist on taking over as offensive coordinator for the long running (sixty-four years) Tribune Contents Agency daily a month ago. First, let’s have Henry introduce himself: Hello, I’m Henry Barajas, and I write […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Ron Barlow – RIP

Classic comics compiler, editor, and publisher Ron Barlow has passed away. Ron Barlow January 1, 1949 – August 9, 2022 The news broke on Ron’s Facebook page: I just found out that an old friend has passed from cancer. This saddens me more than I thought it would … Rest in Peace Ron Barlow. He […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Points of Personal Privilege

While everyone over in the political/editorial sector is waxing hostilic, I’ll take a break and indulge in some personal responses to the comics page. This Loose Parts (AMS), for instance, is funny on its own, but 30-some years ago, I was putting together a short roundup piece about changes at the local mall and referred […]

Posted on: Aug 13, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

Friday Frolics

A promo on the Heathcliff Facebook page gave a start to some fans:  “Heathcliff: The work of George Gately and Peter Gallagher 1973 – 2022” A first impression could be that the Heathcliff comic was ending this year. Turns out that it is a promo for Heathcliff original art going to auction.   About that […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Jean-Jacques Sempé – RIP

French cartoonist and New Yorker cover artist Jean-Jacques Sempé has passed away.   Jean-Jacques Sempé August 17, 1932 – August 11, 2022   From The Guardian: Jean-Jacques Sempé, who illustrated the much-loved Little Nicolas series of French children’s books, has died aged 89. “The cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé died peacefully [on] Thursday evening, 11 August, 2022, […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Children's Books, Comic strips, Illustration, International, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Taos News Editorial Cartoonist Bill Baron Retires

Bill Baron, who has contributed editorial cartoons and comic strips to The Taos News for more than 20 years, has decided to retire from being a regular part of the newspaper. Bill Baron drew his first cartoons for the Taos News more than 20 years ago, and this week we publish his last (regularly scheduled) […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: What’s so funny?

I’m blaming Rico Schacherl for inspiring today’s blend of comedy and serious thought, which is pretty much his brand anyway. But I wasn’t sure whether to put this one under humor or politics, because it’s funny but no, it’s not, which goes way beyond Homer Simpson’s “It’s funny ’cause it’s true.” There’s a difference between […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Moving on, moving up, moving out

A bit of rational exuberance from David Rowe as the FBI executes a search warrant on the Trump residence at Mar A Lago. I’m impressed by the number of cartoonists who leapt into the saddle last evening after Trump announced that the feds were picking on him, but Rowe gets the award for not simply […]

Posted on: Aug 9, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Monday Monday, Seems We Can’t Trust That Day

The Ghost Who Walks Walks No More Monday August 8, 2022 sees Mike Manley return to The Daily Phantom art chores after an almost two month absence, only to kill off the star of the comic strip. © King Features Syndicate Or so it seems. Elsewhere in the Manley (and Marciuliano) Microcosm is a place […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: With the Fringe in the Driver’s Seat

On the Fastrack (KFS) took a detour last week from office politics to the larger kind as Dethany’s military mother came by to warn her about being tracked on her phone. The story arc begins here, with Dethany deleting information, but then her mother reminds her that simply getting rid of the obvious “tells” won’t […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Update: Penguin Random House Antitrust Trial

Through the first week of an expected two- to three-week trial in U.S. District Court in Washington, top publishing executives at Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster and elsewhere, along with agents and such authors as Stephen King, have shared opinions, relived disappointments and revealed financial figures they otherwise would have preferred to discuss privately or […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Autoptic Festival – August 13 and 14, 2022

We have some exciting news to share: Autoptic Festival is returning as an in-person event on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th, 2022. This year’s festival will feature the debut of our new two-day split schedule format with our floor show exhibition on Saturday and all of our panels and Programing on Sunday. The Twin […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Conventions, Gatherings, Comments: 1 Comment