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DIY Peanuts Comic Book

The Schulz Museum has supplied the illustrations and guide for you to publish Peanuts comic books. Added is the template for the little ones (or you) to create their own mini-comics. The Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Mini Comic page.   While we’ve got Peanuts on our mind… Nat Gertler shows that they are editing Schulz. […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Auctions: $3.9 Million for Original Tintin Comic Art, $2.2 Million for Batman Comic Book

Artwork originally intended to be the cover of a Tintin comic book (album) has sold for 3.2 Euros ($3,872,000.00). From Artnet: A picture by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé (1907–1983) has set a new record for the most expensive work of comic book art, selling for €3.2 million ($3.8 million) on January 14 at an auction at Artcurial in Paris. […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Auctions, Comic Books, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Could this be the last of Friday Funnies?

Maybe. If things settle down, I’d like to go back to an irregular schedule of politics some days and comedy others, rather than staking out Friday for a break in the tension. So I guess we’ll see.   While we wait, Candorville (WPWG) offers social commentary that verges on the political, and if one party […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 4 Comments

Two All-Beef Patties – Cartoonist Chronicles210114

In an early “First and Last” entry we mentioned an attempted Li’l Abner revival by Norm Hochberg and Steve Stiles. In 1997 Steve told the details of this 1990 adventure in his career to a fanzine. © Steve Stiles © Capp Enterprises FANAC presents Idea #10 with Steve Stiles version of the Li’l Abner revival. […]

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Doonesbury ‘Masquerade’ Winter Carnival Poster

The 2021 Garry B. Trudeau poster for the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival has been released. © Garry B. Trudeau From the Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Using this Carnival’s designated theme, “Mask-erade” — which Trudeau spells with the more traditional “Masquerade” — the poster shows multiple “Doonesbury” characters with different face masks representing various features of the […]

Posted on: Jan 14, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Doonesbury – Past, Present, and Future

NPR talked to Garry Trudeau and a couple others about Doonesbury. It all began as an irreverent strip called Bull Tales in the Yale Daily News when Garry Trudeau was a junior… The strip caught the attention of a fledgling newspaper syndicate which told Trudeau the drawing and lettering needed work but also told him […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Interviews, Comments: 0 Comments

Walt Kelly’s Pogo is New Billy Ireland Exhibit

Into the Swamp: The Social and Political Satire of Walt Kelly’s Pogo, an exhibition curated from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) collections, showcases political satire and commentary using a motley group of swamp critters from Walt Kelly’s newspaper comic strip Pogo. Into the Swamp is on view January 30 through October 31, […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Exhibits, Comments: 0 Comments

Syndicate Pulls Pastis Military Coup Strips

Last week Stephan Pastis warned that his upcoming Pearls Before Swine comic strip featured a military coup story line. Now the syndicate, Andrews McMeel, has pulled the strips. An upcoming storyline in “Pearls Before Swine,” the popular comic strip created by Santa Rosa cartoonist Stephan Pastis, has been pulled from 850 newspapers by its distributor […]

Posted on: Jan 13, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! – Winter Reading

© Tom Gauld Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2021 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. A Cockeyed Menagerie   For Better or For Worse: The Complete Library, Vol. 5   Ditko Shrugged   BB […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: No dogs were humiliated in the making of this post

Existential Comics gave me a laugh this morning when most quasi-political attempts at humor have failed, and I suspect this one was in the works before last week’s upheaval anyway. We read “Das Kapital” in college, but I don’t remember much about Marx’s personal life. On the other hand, I have encountered this monomoniacal True […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Maria Scrivan’s Half Full Switches Syndicates

Today is the last Half Full panel to be distributed by Tribune Content Agency, tomorrow, January 12, 2021, Maria Scrivan‘s panel will come from Andrews McMeel Syndication.   Andrews McMeel has issued a press release: © Maria Scrivan Maria started Half Full as a webcomic appearing at the GoComics site on September 16, 2013. Before […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Rushing to Judgment

Mike Marland (Ind) asks the questions I’d also like an answer to. The least of them, I would say, is in the bottom left-hand corner: “Why are you so hateful, gullible and in many cases, so downright stupid?” It’s not an interesting question, because it’s about a factor we should have known about all along. […]

Posted on: Jan 11, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

First and Last – Smokey the Bear

Smokey Bear, the anthropomorphic symbol of the United States Forest Service, was created during World War Two. Not long after that conflict ended Smokey was appearing in one column panel cartoons as public service announcements illustrated by Harry Rossoll. These advisories would run at least into the 1970s. For a few years during that run […]

Posted on: Jan 10, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Two Legs Better

Leading off with a graphic summary by Graeme Bandeira (Yorkshire Post). A slight criticism: I think the caption detracts from the impact, but, then again, viewing us from across the Atlantic likely makes our willingness to execute people seem part and parcel of an uncivilized character.   Paul Thomas (Daily Mail) being perhaps a bit […]

Posted on: Jan 10, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 6 Comments

Wenatchee World Cuts Comics Content by Half

The Wenatchee (Wash.) World has slashed their comic strip content by half. Publisher Sean Flaherty is “excited” about the “improvements”: Changes are coming to some of our regular features beginning today, with this Saturday, Jan. 9 Weekend Wenatchee World. I am excited that many of these changes will be improvements to the content we are […]

Posted on: Jan 9, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments