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Cartoonists in Miscellanea

How Did He Do It © King Features Syndicate The second panel on this strip was one of those panels where if you don’t sell it the whole gag falls apart. The following is a little behind the scenes look at what goes into a drawing like this. Jim Keefe shows how he sets up […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2021,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Several Juries are Out

Here we are, more or less. That is, I think Marc Murphy takes a bit of a verbal shortcut in describing the Chauvin jury as “sequestered,” since they’re locked in now, but they weren’t during the trial, and it came up in the discussions after they were sent off to consider their verdicts. ICYMI, the […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

CSotD: Celebrating Stupidity

We start the day, and the week, with a Barney and Clyde (WPWG) in which Weingarten et cie use “beg the question” properly, which is probably too smart for the room, but they redeem themselves by referencing “passive-aggressive,” a phrase that has come to mean any response short of a punch in the face and […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

CSotD: Assorted Toxins

Joel Pett lays out the litany of hate Americans are exposed to on a regular basis and ends by portraying one of the innocent victims of this toxic bile. I can’t be the only person who has so curated his social media and learned to avoid hatemongering broadcasters that I’m not bombarded with this garbage, […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

ERB Inc Statement on End of Tarzan Syndication

Below is the full statement from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. President Jim Sullos regarding the syndication ending of the Tarzan comic strip as released to The Daily Cartoonist. From Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.: Tarzan has proven to be a timeless character, maintaining his perennial qualities of strength, courage, protector of wildlife […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Tarzan Comic Strip Reaches End of the Vine

After 92 years the Tarzan comic strip will no longer be offered as a syndicated comic strip. Andrews McMeel Syndication (AMS) has confirmed that it will halt distribution on June 20, 2021. For decades the Tarzan comic strip has been in rerun status – the dailies since 1972, the Sundays since 2002 – now even […]

Posted on: Apr 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

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

Ray Collins – RIP

Cartoonist and newspaperman Ray Collins has passed away. Ramon Ward (Ray) Collins March 17, 1931 – March 28, 2021   From the obituary: After Korea, Ray returned to work at the Seattle Post Intelligencer where he had started as a copy boy upon leaving school. This led to a 30-year career with the newspaper, initially […]

Posted on: Apr 16, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

Scott Adams Creates G- and PG-rated Dilbert NFTs

Cartoonist Scott Adams has created and is selling two NFT versions of a Dilbert comic strip – identical except for a curse word added to one of them. On his twitter feed Scott explains: For those who wonder, NFTs are digital art that is collectible because the original is registered on the blockchain. Yes, anyone […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic strips, Controversies, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

Updates: Frank Jacobs, Mark Trail, Matt Bors

Updating some items that were posted here earlier. photo via Doug Gilford The New York Times has printed their obituary for Frank Jacobs. Frank Jacobs, an inventive satirist who in his 57 years at Mad magazine mocked popular culture and politics, often in pitch-perfect verse and lyrics, died on April 5 in Tarzana, Calif… Mr. […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

2021 Will Eisner Hall of Fame Inductees & Nominees

Comic-Con International: San Diego has announced the Judges Inductees who are automatically entered into their Will Eisner Hall of Fame; and 16 nominees, four of which will be voted into the Hall by comics people across a variety of professions (cartoonists, editors, comic store owners, historians, etc.). As is usual a number of inductees and […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Spinning out of control

This Steve Kelley (Creators) comic provoked some back-and-forth on Facebook, and let me start off by giving Kelley props for responding. Too many cartoonists set up Facebook and Twitter pages and then leave them untended. Either join the conversation or, if all you want is publicity, buy an ad. But here’s what matters, and it […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: A Break in the Doom

This K Chronicles brought me back to my (second) senior year in college, when my wife and I canceled our Chicago paper because it was such a downer. We still got the South Bend Tribune, whose editorial page was also depressing but which at least was not a compendium of murders. Ignoring problems doesn’t make […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 12 Comments

Chris Yambar – RIP

Pop artist and cartoonist Chris Yambar has passed away. Rev. Christopher David (Chris) Yambar July 4, 1961 – March 27, 2021   From the obituary: Chris was called to the ministry at age 19 to work with inner-city youth … he published Manna Underground Press / The Activist, a newspaper specializing in arts, music, and […]

Posted on: Apr 13, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

KFS Comics Editor Tea on Syndication/Submissions

Content syndicates are businesses that syndicate content to businesses that need content for their platforms— newspapers, magazines, tv and radio stations, websites, etc. King Features Syndicate Editorial Director for Comics Tea Fougner has tweeted a short essay on current syndication practices with a bit of history. The way syndication works today is that we are […]

Posted on: Apr 12, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment