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Comic Art and Cartoonist News

Broom-Hilda by Russell Myers © Tribune Content Agency   When The Far Side Went Too Far? According to a 2019 interview with Larson in the New York Times, Larson revealed that he had numerous moments where he was going to be pulled from newspapers by controversy, but one stuck out in his mind the most. […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2022,  Section: Awards, Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! An Autumn Overload!

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for September 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Nothing Echoes like an Empty Mailbox  (more about the USPS book)     Ink, Blood, and Linseed Oil    Celebrating 30 […]

Posted on: Sep 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 2 Comments

Most Banned Comics of the 21st Century

New Kid by Jerry Craft, Maus by Art Spiegelman, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, Anne Frank’s Diary (Graphic Adaptation) adapted by Ari Folman and David Polonsky, and, of course, Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe are among the most challenged or banned comic books since the […]

Posted on: Aug 31, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Controversies, Graphic Novels, Legal, Comments: Comments Off on Most Banned Comics of the 21st Century

Conservatives Careless Comics Communications

The Republican Party in a couple of states is having cartoon problems. The Lawrence County (Alabama) Republican Party posted a GOP elephant to Facebook. © Mother Jones/Woody Harrington Shanon Terry, the GOP chair in Lawrence County, apologized in a statement posted on Aug. 15. “I would like to offer a deep and sincere apology for […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2022,  Section: comic, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Comments: 3 Comments

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

Failure to Ban Books Leads to Defunding Library

JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP—What started as a fight over an LGBTQ-themed graphic novel may end with the closure of a west Michigan public library. Voters in Jamestown Township, a politically conservative community in Ottawa County, rejected renewal Tuesday of a millage that would support the Patmos Library. That vote guts the library’s operating budget in 2023 — […]

Posted on: Aug 5, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Controversies, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Failure to Ban Books Leads to Defunding Library

Weekend Whatnots on a Sunday Afternoon

Anything you can think of is controlled by a handful of companies After a flurry of last-minute filings and orders, the U.S. Department of Justice’s bid to block Penguin Random House’s acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster is ready for court. Oral arguments are set to begin on August 1 before Judge […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2022,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Weekend Whatnots on a Sunday Afternoon

Sid Jacobson – RIP

Comic book editor and writer Sid Jacobson has passed away. Sidney R. (Sid) Jacobson October 20, 1929 – July 23, 2022   From Sid’s son Seth: My father, Sid Jacobson, passed Saturday night (July 23rd) at Mission Hospice House in Redwood City, south of San Francisco. He went peacefully after suffering a major stroke during […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards were handed out Friday night at the San Diego Comic Con. Below are a select few with categories and winners in bold. Best Short Story“Funeral in Foam,” by Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier, in You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife (Iron Circus)“Generations,” by Daniel Warren Johnson, in Superman: Red & Blue […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazines, Publications, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

50 Years Ago – Maus Origins

50 years ago, on July 15, 1972, Apex Novelties released Funny Aminals #1, an underground comix book with work by Robert Crumb, Justin Green, Shary Flenniken, Jay Lynch, Michael McMillan, Bill Griffith, and Jim Osborne. Oh, and a three page story by Art Spiegleman. Three pages that would evolve into a Pulitzer Prize-winning comic book. […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Pulitzer Prize, Comments: Comments Off on 50 Years Ago – Maus Origins

Miscellaneous Monday – We’re All Over the Place

A reminder that if you are, or know, a young cartoonist doing political cartoons or comics journalism, you have until July 15 to submit work for this year’s Locher Award!    The Sunday Heathcliff every which way. © Creators Syndicate Except for the title and the Kitty Korner companion panels Sean Kleefeld rearranges the Heathcliff […]

Posted on: Jul 11, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Miscellaneous Monday – We’re All Over the Place

A June Bonus Installment of Hey Kids! Comics!

A few book related items have surfaced recently. So… Our friends at Stoopid! take the comic part of comic book seriously and they have just released a new issue of the funny book. Order the new issue here and catch up on back issues you may have missed.   At the dawn of the Silver […]

Posted on: Jun 18, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on A June Bonus Installment of Hey Kids! Comics!

Hey Kids! Comics! Not just for Grads and Dads

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for June 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Back Issue! 136   Red and Rover: Fun’s Never Over    My Perfect Life    Dirty Pictures    You Know Exactly  […]

Posted on: Jun 14, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Not just for Grads and Dads

The Queen is a Finck

     With the release of her newest book, Let There Be Light, in the Spring of 2022 Liana Finck has been making the rounds. But recently there has been different spins on the cartoonist. At The Comics Journal Andrew Field looks at Liana’s earlier books: Another way of saying this is there’s been a […]

Posted on: May 28, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Queen is a Finck

Finalists Named for 2021 NCS Divisional Awards

The National Cartoonists Society has revealed the finalists for the various Divisional Awards for their 76th Annual Reuben Dinner. All of these divisions were juried by regional NCS chapters and specialty juries. The results were tallied to arrive at these final nominees. The nominees for 2021 creativity are: Comic Book: Trish Forstner; Gideon Kendall; David […]

Posted on: May 27, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment