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Comic Books: Lists and Stuff

Up, up, and away as comic book auction results reach  – biff! zow! – incredible prices. A decent grade issue of Superman #1 (1939) auction at over two and a half million dollars, while a not-so-great condition of Action Comics #1 (1938), Superman’s first appearance, went for more than one and a half million. A […]

Posted on: Dec 17, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Opinion, Year End Review, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Books: Lists and Stuff

Scott Adams on Donald Trump’s Tweets

Scott Adams, promoting his new Loserthink book, appeared on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning (Nov. 5) and discussed President Trump’s use of Twitter, a social media platform that Scott is also familiar with. Fox News reports: After a New York Times analysis explained how President Trump’s Twitter account reshaped the presidency, Scott Adams weighed in on […]

Posted on: Nov 6, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Opinion, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Scott Adams on Donald Trump’s Tweets

Highlights Stands Up For Immigrant Children

  Highlights, the magazine for young children, has issued a statement concerning the conditions under which immigrant children are suffering as they are detained by the United States. At Highlights, our core belief is that children are the world’s most important people. In light of the reports of the living conditions of detained children & […]

Posted on: Jun 26, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Children's Books, Illustration, Opinion, Comments: Comments Off on Highlights Stands Up For Immigrant Children

Cartoonists React to New York Times Cartoon Ban

  As expected political cartoonists are registering their disgust with the New York Times’ response to a New York Times International editor picking a cartoon that produced some blowback. Above Clay Jones draws his reaction, but also uses his column to explain the good editorial cartoons do for newspapers and society.     Below Joep […]

Posted on: Jun 11, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Opinion, Comments: 4 Comments

How Anti-Semitic Soviet Propaganda Informs Contemporary Left Anti-Zionism in Cartoons

The April cartoon that appeared in the New York Times International Edition continues to elicit response and conversation. What makes more sense is the possibility that the cartoon made it into print because the paper’s staff—whether singular or plural—saw it as “a political issue and not religious,”… Yet the conventional wisdom on the left that […]

Posted on: Jun 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, Opinion, Politics, Comments: Comments Off on How Anti-Semitic Soviet Propaganda Informs Contemporary Left Anti-Zionism in Cartoons

Tales From The Reuben – cranky digression

So – there I am reading about book deals on the Publishers Weekly site, specifically to read about forthcoming Will McPhail projects: Rosenthal’s second big deal of the week was a preempt for two books from writer and cartoonist Will McPhail, whose work for the New Yorker has earned him the National Cartoonist Society’s Reuben […]

Posted on: Apr 26, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartoonist, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Discussion, Magazine cartoons, Opinion, Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Tales From The Reuben – cranky digression

Rival Salesman Trolls Non Sequitur Syndicate

When the unfortunate error in judgment in the Sunday Non Sequitur was revealed to the public earlier this week reaction from newspapers was swift. Also, unexpectedly, was the quick response from a salesperson competing with Andrews McMeel Syndication for real estate on The Funny Pages. Sent to newspaper editors on Monday was this message from […]

Posted on: Feb 15, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Opinion, Syndicates, Comments: 11 Comments

Questions, Thoughts and Overhead from the Reubens

Arnold Roth joined Rube Goldberg and Mort Walker as the only recipients of the Golden T-Square (for 50 years as a professional cartoonist). Who’s next on this august list? Is a Huntington Beach California fest-type-Reubens a done deal for next year’s? Sounded like it. Kudos to the NCS Voting Base for once again not forgetting […]

Posted on: May 28, 2018,  Section: Opinion, Comments: Comments Off on Questions, Thoughts and Overhead from the Reubens

The Lethargy of King Features

I am worried about King Features Syndicate. I am not sure that their Acquisitions Department is ACTIVELY engaged. The recent news of Deflocked leaving KFS for A/M pressed my apprehensive button. In the past three years, King Features has lost eight comic features: Grin and Bear It (2015), Apartment 3-G (2015), Edge City (2016), Bleeker, the Rechargeable […]

Posted on: May 3, 2018,  Section: Opinion, Comments: 8 Comments