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Local Boy Makes Great (Cartoonist George Booth)

George grew up on a farm in Fairfax, on the north end of town, but his extraordinary artistic talent led him east, where he made a name for himself in New York as a famous cartoonist.   The Atchison County Mail reports the death of famous favorite son George Booth. George Booth, who made a […]

Posted on: Nov 8, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Local Boy Makes Great (Cartoonist George Booth)

George Booth – RIP

Cartoonist George Booth has passed away. George William Booth June 28, 1926 – November 1, 2022   Update: The New York Times Obituary George Booth, the New Yorker cartoonist who created a world of oddballs sharing life’s chaos with a pointy-eared bull terrier that once barked a flower to death, and sometimes with a herd […]

Posted on: Nov 2, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: 11 Comments

A Happy 90th to Lee Lorenz (belated)

Belatedly we welcome cartoonist Lee Lorenz to our Senior Strippers club. Michael Maslin notified us (for some reason our notebook says born in 1933): Lee Lorenz  Born October 17, 1932, Hackensack, NJ. Lorenz was the art editor of The New Yorker from 1973 to 1993 and its cartoon editor until 1997. During his tenure, a […]

Posted on: Oct 20, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on A Happy 90th to Lee Lorenz (belated)

Hey Kids! Comics! October BOOooks

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   We start with a set missed this past Summer. Rocky and Bullwinkle: The Complete Newspaper Comic Strip Collection – Volume 1 […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Books, Caricature, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! October BOOooks

Cartoon Carnival

What’s a carnival without a side show? Presenting Keith Knight, the Two-Headed Man!     Midway Games. Can you pass up the quiz booth? (It’s an easy test.)   The Amazing Vertical and Horizontal Newspaper Panel – another double feature! A 2008 sample how Wiley, the concept’s originator, draws the daily Non Sequitur panel.   […]

Posted on: Oct 14, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

The Vermont Conversation with Ed Koren

“I love to draw, it’s as much draftsmanship as it is storytelling, and it’s as much character delineation as anything else.” – Ed Koren Ed Koren continues to make people laugh even as he faces a serious predicament: He has incurable lung cancer, which he was diagnosed with in 2020. Koren, 86, is one of […]

Posted on: Oct 12, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Vermont Conversation with Ed Koren

Cartoonists Merry-Go-Round

Bill Holbrook informs us that it is October. “On the Fastrack” during October, every day (except for Sundays) will feature a different Halloween costume worn by Dethany. It started with the October 5 On The Fastrack (though there was an October 1 preview).   In the February-March 1945 issue of The Magazine of the Sigma […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic strips, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists Merry-Go-Round

Sergio Aragonés: MAD’s Oldest Active Idiot

… Aragonés contributed to a special edition of MAD, publishing Tuesday, that marks the magazine’s 70th anniversary. The special edition also spotlights Aragonés’s status as the oldest artist currently drawing for MAD. He says he’s been blessed with six fruitful decades at the iconic magazine… Once Aragonés left for New York in 1962, he didn’t […]

Posted on: Oct 2, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

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: Comments Off on Comic Art and Cartoonist News

The Parade for Your Newspaper is Cancelled

Sunday newspapers around the country will contain less content after November 6, 2022. Parade Magazine will discontinue its print version in November and become an all-digital, e-edition publication. We’ll load it on the capjournal.com website weekly and be accessible to subscribers. From The Capital Journal publisher:  I’m writing to let you know that some big […]

Posted on: Sep 23, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Newspaper industry, Comments: 1 Comment

Gus Arriola, Bill Watterson, Orrin Evans, and Cartoonyfellers (A Comic Chronicles Edition)

How Gus Arriola and Gordo Became Accidental Ambassadors of Mexican Culture When Arriola started his comic strip, words like ‘burrito’ were unknown in the United States “Gordo,” August 21, 1966; © UFS, Inc. Gordo, published between 1941 and 1985, was created, drawn, and written by Arriola; it was distributed by the United Feature Syndicate. The […]

Posted on: Sep 22, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Gus Arriola, Bill Watterson, Orrin Evans, and Cartoonyfellers (A Comic Chronicles Edition)

Bruce Cochran – RIP

Magazine cartoonist and humor writer Bruce Cochran has passed away. Edward Bruce Cochran October 9, 1935 – August 22, 2022    From the obituary: Bruce spent most of his remarkable 63-year career as an independent professional cartoonist, illustrator, humorist and writer based in Kansas City, getting his start as a writer and illustrator for Hallmark […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Bruce Cochran – RIP

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

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: Comments Off on Sports, Mascots, Elves, Wokeness, Whatnots

A September Saturday and Such

We mentioned it earlier this month, but Mark Parisi waited until the actual anniversary of Off The Mark to celebrate. © Mark Parisi Mark lets us in on the in-joke at his Facebook page. GoComics notes the anniversary. The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, today announced that it will award Art […]

Posted on: Sep 10, 2022,  Section: Anniversaries, Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Events, Magazine cartoons, Reuben, Comments: 3 Comments