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CSotD: Friday Funnies – Broken arms, broken hearts

When Wallace the Brave and Spud set up their ridiculously rickety bike jump earlier, I said it reminded me of the one my eldest went over and broke his arm as a lad. Well, here we are — yes, it’s a fracture — and I’d say Wallace’s mother’s response is more or less mine. Brace […]

Posted on: Aug 16, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Three Rocks, The Ernie Bushmiller Story – A Sneak Peek at Bill Griffith’s Graphic Biography

Bill Giffith has a few obsessions in his life. There is his lifelong preoccupation with observing human beings and commenting on the social implications of those people and their actions. His enthusiasm for people has recently lead him into a second career as a graphic biographer.   Seemingly as far back is his passion for […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: 7 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Back to School Books

Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for August 2019 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon (though ordering through your local comic book shop is a good idea.)   Big Orange Football Coloring Book     Charles M. Schulz’s Linus     A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Announcement? New Book? Appearing Somewhere?

If you’re a cartoonist and you have a new book coming out or you’re appearing at school, bookstore, con or aquarium, let us know and we’ll do our best to post it here and on our social media. Send info to: editor@dailycartoonist.com Including art in your email will increase the chances that we include art […]

Posted on: Aug 14, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Spokane Spokesman-Review Comics Poll

The Spokane Spokesman-Review has a comic poll up. Every few years, it’s good for a newspaper to take a look at its comics offerings to see if it’s time to change things up. That’s what we’re doing, and we want your help. We’re asking readers for their opinions. Take our comics poll at spokesman.com/comicspoll. (The […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Nemo Magazine Return is “Imminent”

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! The always interesting and educational Yesterday’s Papers site, whether it’s a John Adcock or a Richard Marschall post, is a must read every morning. But this morning it gave me a real thrill. To quote Richard: Searching for illustrations for the imminent revival of Nemo Magazine, I have been ransacking my bookshelves. […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Publications, sports cartoons, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

National Cartoonists Society Popeye Auction

The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating Popeye‘s 90th year (and Olive Oyl‘s 100th) by auctioning off a number of specialty drawings and other art and comic books for the benefit of the National Cartoonist Society Foundation. The National Cartoonists Society is celebrating the jubilees of these two beloved comic strip and cartoon characters with an […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2019,  Section: Auctions, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 0 Comments

More Sunday Funnies

Once again going down the trail Mike blazed.   Earlier in the story: The Ghost Who Walks walks a little slower this morning.   Tawky Tawny… makes a guest appearance in Little Oop.     50 years ago, on August 8, 1969, The Beatles strolled across Abbey Road. I gotta believe Dan Thompson knew about […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Sunday Funnies

Either this was an outstanding day on the comics page or my new policy of reading the funny stuff before I dive into political diatribes and get all hostile and depressed is working. Possibly both. I did find a couple of good political cartoons, but they’ll wait until tomorrow. Let’s read some funnies!   And, […]

Posted on: Aug 11, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Piggybacking Off Peterson and Other Things

Earlier today Mike Peterson mentioned some events happening in non-Upstate New York. Well, if you are headed to Upstate New York sometime in the next two months you may want stop by the Ellenville Public Library and Museum for R. Robert Pollak‘s “A Cavalcade of American Newspaper Comic Strip Art” exhibit. It features Pollak’s collection […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: State of the Disunion

  Timing is everything, and while this Kevin Siers cartoon references something happening in his hometown of Charlotte, it comes as the apartment house next door to me is on the verge of being converted to an independent living home for special needs people. Which is a worthy cause and they’ll be good neighbors, but […]

Posted on: Aug 10, 2019,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Ernie Colón – RIP

Comic book artist Ernie Colón has passed away. Ernie Colón (Ernesto Colón Sierra de Cordobes y Lopez) July 13, 1031 – August 8, 2019 ME: If I’m not mistaken, your complete name is Ernesto Sierra de Cordobes Y Lopez Colón , isn’t it? Can you explain to our readers its origin? ERNIE: My name is […]

Posted on: Aug 9, 2019,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies, Educational Division

Real Life Adventures comes as close to politics as we’re going to get today, because it’s Friday Funnies. But it’s a reminder of why we have Friday Funnies. I’m starting a procedure which worked well for me during the 2016 election season, which is to read the funnies — i.e., the strips as opposed to […]

Posted on: Aug 9, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

The Fusco Brothers at 30 ( not -30- )

The Fusco Brothers by J. C. Duffy first appeared on August 7, 1989. It celebrated the anniversary with today’s strip. Duffy has been a cartoonist for “longer than I’d care to calculate,” with this strip appearing in print and online newspapers and other work appearing in publications such as The New Yorker, Mad and The […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Wrapping Up Wiley’s Washington Weekend

Wiley Miller, the cartoonist behind the popular “Non Sequitur,” told an audience for the first time Monday that he almost lost his livelihood and marriage after he scrawled a vulgar note to President Donald Trump that appeared in newspapers nationwide. He and his wife lost their dream home and moved to another state following the […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments