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Sports, Mascots, Elves, Wokeness, Whatnots

Continuing with a couple topics that partner Peterson touched on this morning. The Return of Brownie the Elf Cleveland Scene reports National Football League’s Cleveland Browns bringing back an old favorite. From a helicopter perch high above the city, Fox 8’s Patty Harken snapped this shot of the Cleveland Browns’ new midfield logo at FirstEnergy […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Comic Books, Controversies, International, Magazine cartoons, sports cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Opportunities Available in All Walks of Life in Australia (Comic Strip Cartooning Excepted)

As we hit the week of Lee newspapers’ cuts to their comics pages, we also come to the week that News Corp Australia newspapers cut not most but all the comic strips they were carrying. Gary Clark is the creative genius behind the comic strip, Swamp. First published in 1981 by the Sunshine Coast Daily, […]

Posted on: Sep 13, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, International, Newspaper industry, Comments: 3 Comments

Meanwhile, Elsewhere in the Commonwealth…

The Courier Mail has announced the newspaper will no [longer] print comic strips, much to the dismay of the industry. In a small article in the paper today, the Courier Mail said the decision was based on “extensive research into changing readership habits”. Australian Cartoonists Association president Cathy Wilcox said she hoped dismayed readers spoke […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: 0 Comments

Lucien De Gieter Joins TDC’s Senior Strippers Club

Lucien De Gieter, born September 4, 1932, turns 90 today and becomes one of The Daily Cartoonist’s Senior Strippers. Lucien’s entry at the Lambiek Comiclopedia: Lucien De Gieter is a Belgian comic artist, since the 1960s a prominent artist for Spirou magazine and best known for his comic series ‘Papyrus’. De Gieter began his association […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Lucien De Gieter Joins TDC’s Senior Strippers Club

Chinese Cartoonists’ Indecent Illustrations

The government of People’s Republic of China has disciplined those it deems responsible for “tragically ugly” illustrations that appeared in an elementary school math book. In May of 2022, Photos of the pictures went viral on China’s social media. Related hashtags had been viewed more than 4bn times by Monday and millions of comments were […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2022,  Section: Children's Books, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Chinese Cartoonists’ Indecent Illustrations

Comic Strips Going Down Down Under

Rifling through the newspaper to dig out the comic strips will soon be a thing of the past. News Corp Australia has announced it will be dropping cartoon strips from all its mastheads from September 11. The decision by News Corp has disappointed cartoonists who said comic strips were relevant and a way for generations to […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Max Beerbohm Sesquicentennial

Max Beerbohm was born 150 years ago. A Catalogue of The Caricatures of Max Beerbohm (1972)From Wikipedia: Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm (24 August 1872 – 20 May 1956) was an English essayist, parodist and caricaturist under the signature Max. He first became known in the 1890s as a dandy and a humourist. He was the […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Comic history, Illustration, International, Comments: Comments Off on Max Beerbohm Sesquicentennial

Chappatte Cartoon and Religious Restlessness

“Ignorant, wrong, and racist, you Christian fascist enabler” Following up on that Marcel Boudreaux cartoon from earlier today, is Patrick Chappatte describing his Muslim maelstrom over a cartoon. For a few days last June, I was abundantly called a racist, or islamophobic, or both on Twitter. The culprit: a cartoon on the anti-abortion decision of […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoon Denigrates Muslim Men and Women

From Blacklantic: On August 16th, L’Acadie Nouvelle, described on Wikipedia as an independent French newspaper published in Caraquet, New Brunswick released this cartoon to the public….. Ha ha, right? Violence against women. Rape. Ownership of people through force. Classic comedy. Love it <- (this is sarcasm). Needless to say, the outrage is growing among communities, […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: 3 Comments

News Corp Australia Cancels Comic Strips

News Corp Australia, which publishes about 100 newspapers there, has decided to no longer carry comic strips and panels in its papers as of September 11, 2022. Editorial cartoons will remain. The News Corp Australia statement: Our editorial cartoonists remain as loved and valued as ever and continue to play a critical role in both […]

Posted on: Aug 17, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: 9 Comments

The ACA Stanley Awards Call For Entries

The Australian Cartoonists Association is now calling for submissions for the 38th Stanley Awards. There are nine award categories: Animation Cartoonist, Book Illustrator, Caricaturist, Comic Book Artist, Comic Strip Cartoonist, Editorial/Political Cartoonist, Event Cartoonist, Illustrator, and Single Gag Cartoonist. (Cartoonist of the Year has different standards.) Eligibility: You must be a full member of the […]

Posted on: Aug 17, 2022,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on The ACA Stanley Awards Call For Entries

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

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

Chinese Cartoonists’ Take on Nancy Pelosi

Chinese media outlets have mocked U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan with a series of unflattering cartoons. Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island last week sparked a furor from China, with Beijing announcing on Monday that it was extending its military exercises in the Taiwan Strait. China has also cut off defense and […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, International, Comments: Comments Off on Chinese Cartoonists’ Take on Nancy Pelosi

Assorted Accounts of Informed Items

Cartoons Have been Grooming Kids for Decades The last 12 months has witnessed a bit of a frenzy surrounding kids’ entertainment, from bisexual Superman to the first gay dads in Sesame Street to a brief kiss from a lesbian couple in Pixar’s new animated feature Lightyear. In response, reactionaries are rehashing moral panics from previous […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2022,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Events, International, Manga, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Assorted Accounts of Informed Items