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Gloria Stoll Karn – RIP

Pulp cover artist and illustrator Gloria Stoll Karn has passed away.    Gloria Marie Stoll Karn November 13, 1923 – July 23, 2022  From the obituary: Gloria Stoll Karn, 98, transitioned to life eternal, at her own home, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Born in New York City, the only child […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2022,  Section: Illustration, Magazines, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

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

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

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

Comic Newspaper The Ladybroad Ledger Revived

“Vermont’s only free femme Alt Comics newspaper!” Each time Teppi Zuppo taught a workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, the Vermont cartoonist and CCS grad told students about the Ladybroad Ledger. Zuppo hoped someone might express interest in taking the reins of the comic newspaper for femme- and nonbinary-identifying cartoonists […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Comic Books, Comic strips, Magazines, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Newspaper The Ladybroad Ledger Revived

ComicMix Mixes It Up With Seuss Enterprises (Again)

Publishers Weekly is reporting that Less than a year after settling a lawsuit with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, ComicMix is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of The Zaks and Other Lost Stories by Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, to be released in July. The stories, which are in the public domain and available […]

Posted on: May 11, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic history, Illustration, Magazines, Comments: 2 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! – Tax Your Bookselves

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for April 2022 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Famous, Infamous, and Forgotten    The Art of Living: Reflections on Mindfulness and the Overexamined Life    Birth of a Beetle: The Magazine […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – Tax Your Bookselves

Cartoon MADness

Mad #24 is nipping at our heels with a release date of February 15. It features a new cover by Ed Steckley. Though some places are showing an old (July 1976) Bob Jones cover to illustrate the solicitation. Must have been sent out for the early listers. Elsewhere Ed gives us a look at the […]

Posted on: Feb 11, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon MADness

Such Stuff As Comics Are Made On

In this timely presentation, nationally-syndicated cartoonist Keith Knight (the Knight Life, the K Chronicles, (th)ink) combines comics, storytelling, statistics, and facts, to make the case that one of this country’s biggest problems is its inability to have a frank and honest discussion about race. Event Bright has details and ticket source. “Keith Knight’s presentation was […]

Posted on: Feb 5, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Such Stuff As Comics Are Made On

A Little of This, A Bit of That

  Cartoon Exhibit [E]ditorial cartoons [will be] exhibited at the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery beginning Wednesday, January 26 through Saturday, February 26. The Downtown Gallery exhibit is called Point of View: Regional Editorial Cartoons. This exhibition is in conjunction with A Serious Look at the Funnies, an exhibition at the Ewing Gallery of Art […]

Posted on: Jan 18, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on A Little of This, A Bit of That

Profusely Illustrated: A Memoir by Edward Sorel

Usually any book missed in the monthly Hey Kids! Comics! checklist would wait to be noted in the following month’s entry, but this one is too important (and deserves separate documentation anyway). PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED A Memoir By Edward Sorel The book from Penguin Random House is now available! Alongside more than 172 of his drawings, […]

Posted on: Nov 24, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Graphic Journalism, Illustration, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Stuff and Nonsense

What could be more nonsensical than a MAD parody of a non-existant TV western? How about a second MAD parody of that same non-existant TV show.     Tom Richmond and Andrew Secunda take on “Bounty Law” again, this time it will be part of the bonuses in the new hardback novelization of “Once Upon […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Magazines, webinar, Comments: Comments Off on Stuff and Nonsense

The New Yorker on Food and Chicago Comics

The new New Yorker is a Food and Drink issue. One of the thrills of living in a big city, especially a cosmopolitan one like New York or London, where the cartoonist and artist Tom Gauld lives, is the abundance and variety of delicacies that are readily available to tempt even the most finicky of […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2021,  Section: Books, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Comments: 1 Comment

Wednesday Whatnots

Bazooka Joe in Israel © Topps The Virtual Museum of Israel Chewing Gum Wrappers looks at the Bazooka Joe chewing gum there since at least the 1960s.   Pulp Fiction © the respective copyright owners A scarce first edition of The Shadow, published in April 1931, recently sold for $156,000 at Heritage Auctions, setting a […]

Posted on: May 26, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Wednesday Whatnots

Shary Flenniken, from Air Pirate to NatLamp Star

Shary Flenniken ran away from Seattle and became a cartooning star. In her free time, she started illustrating covers and comics for the fleet of underground newspapers that were springing up around Seattle in those days: the Helix, the Seattle Simpleton and the Seattle Liberation Front’s flagship title, Sabot. After a few false starts, Flenniken […]

Posted on: Apr 28, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazines, Comments: Comments Off on Shary Flenniken, from Air Pirate to NatLamp Star