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Paul Coker, Jr. – RIP

Cartoonist and character designer Paul Coker, Jr. has passed away. Paul Allan Coker, Jr. March 5, 1929 – July 23, 2022   Tom Richmond, among others, has reported the death of Paul Coker, Jr. Paul was a gag cartoonist and an illustrator of greeting cards, but more famous as a MAD magazine contributor and a […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Ketching Up With the Movietone Newsreels

But before we get to the news… After a week of Comic Con intro panels to Mutts it would be a shame if you didn’t see the Sunday panel (and the inspiration):     Mutts © Patrick McDonnell; Hulk © Marvel Entertainment   I would say that eight-year-old Ciaunna Williams is going to be a […]

Posted on: Jul 24, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Ketching Up With the Movietone Newsreels

Sean Kelly – RIP

Humorist, satirist, and comic writer Sean Kelly has passed away. Sean Charles Kelly July 22, 1940 – July 11, 2022   From The New York Times: Sean Kelly, a wry master of literary and musical parodies who helped infuse National Lampoon with the sharp-edged and often crude humor it became known for, died on July […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Sean Kelly – RIP

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

R.C. Harvey’s Autobiographical Essay from 2005

From IJoCA: Bob Harvey, a longtime comics historian and cartoonist passed away last week, suddenly after an injury. We’ve asked someone to write a remembrance, but here’s R.C. in his own words, at least as far as he had gotten 17 years ago –                                It’s Not My Fault Confessions of a Comics Junkie. […]

Posted on: Jul 11, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on R.C. Harvey’s Autobiographical Essay from 2005

Robert C. Harvey – RIP

Cartoonist and comics historian Bob Harvey has passed away. Robert Charles (Bob) Harvey (a.k.a. R. C. Harvey) June 22, 1937 – July 7, 2022 Bob’s friends Tom Tanquary and Carolyn Weller have informed the comics world that R.C. Harvey has passed away due to complications following a fall. From Bob’s daughter Julia: Last week Dad […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Jason Chatfield Emigrates to America July 4, 2014

We landed in America today, the 4th of July. Last week, Sophie and I donated or sold just about everything we’d accumulated over 30-odd years living in Australia. The stuff we kept was crammed into two bloated suitcases before we jumped on a plane to start a new life. No plan, no job waiting for […]

Posted on: Jul 4, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Comments: Comments Off on Jason Chatfield Emigrates to America July 4, 2014

Speedy Zawistowski, Gag Man

Yesterday’s notice of Speedy Zawistowski‘s passing got me searching. I did find a couple references to Speedy in the Google Books preview of What Are You Nuts?, Gag Recap editor Bill Keough‘s collection of some of his columns from that trade publication. For instance Bill recounts how he and Speedy first met.     Later […]

Posted on: Jul 3, 2022,  Section: Magazine cartoons, newsletters, Comments: Comments Off on Speedy Zawistowski, Gag Man

Speedy Zawistowski – RIP

Gag writer Speedy Zawistowski has passed away. Rollin William (Speedy) Zawistowski March 31, 1926 – June 26, 2022    From the obituary: He owned a green rowboat named the Alfred E. Neuman.In 2005, he moved to Philadelphia and then State College, and married Dr. Mary McCubbin. In State College, he attended Christian Science Bible Study […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2022,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Speedy Zawistowski – RIP

Cartoonists in the News

Cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq Honors  The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will highlight the career and accomplishments of the renowned cartoonist Pierre “Peb” Bellocq during a ceremony at Belmont Park on Saturday, July 9 as part of the Stars and Stripes Racing Festival. In […]

Posted on: Jul 1, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Awards, Comic history, Comic strips, Contests, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonists in the News

Senior Strippers – 2022 Edition

Around mid-year we update our Senior Strippers list with a birthday of a cartoonist around this time. However there are no 90th birthdays on our list for mid-2022 (the next on our schedule isn’t until 2023). But we have added a few since last year.   Most recently Playboy cartoonist and children’s book author/illustrator Don […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2022,  Section: Animation, Anniversaries, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 3 Comments

Meandering Thru Monday – with Updates

© Tauhid Bondia Stopped and got the local McClatchy newspaper today. Cost me $3.00 plus tax (for 16 pages!) but I got me a tearsheet of Tauhid Bondia‘s first syndicated Crabgrass.    © Peanuts Worldwide Title IX was not tremendously popular with everyone when it first passed in 1972. The legislation, which bans sex-based discrimination […]

Posted on: Jun 27, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 4 Comments

Recalling the Cartoonists of Carmel

On the East Coast they have Cartoon County. On the West Coast there is the city of Carmel. They used to congregate at a Carmel coffee shop on the same afternoon each week, having come into town to share stories, reminisce, poke fun. These were the masters of satire, legendary cartoonists who, after creating characters […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Profiles, Comments: Comments Off on Recalling the Cartoonists of Carmel

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!

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