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Paul E. Fitzgerald – RIP

Journalist and civil servant Paul E. Fitzgerald has passed away. Paul Edward (Fitz) FitzgeraldNovember 26, 1926 – December 3, 2020   From the obituary: He entered the US Army as an enlisted man during WW2, serving as a heavy weapons crewman. After completing Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in charge […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic history, Magazines, Obituary, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Paul E. Fitzgerald – RIP

The End of an Error, uh, Era

It’s the end of an era, marking an error of MADdening proportions.   MAD covers and material is © E.C. Publications Above is MAD #15 (right and on sale now) and MAD #16 (left, on sale October 6, 2020). The major difference between the two issues, other than the cover, is that for the first […]

Posted on: Sep 28, 2020,  Section: Caricature, Cartooning, Comic Books, Magazines, Publications, Comments: 3 Comments

Hey Kids! Comics! Read Comics, Get Smarter

Language experts have been studying the act of reading comics and its effect on the brain, and they have arrived to the conclusion that reading comic books makes you smarter. Here are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for January 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic […]

Posted on: Jan 17, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Read Comics, Get Smarter

White Liberal Cartoonist Takes On Black Republican – updated – again

Original October 29, 2019 item: Daniel Cameron, Republican candidate for Kentucky Attorney General, posted about a Lexington Herald-Leader cartoon by Joel Pett on his twitter feed: Which led the Florida-based Biz Pac Review political news site (“breaking news and analysis unfiltered by the liberal bias that has eroded the media’s credibility”) to take up the […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Politics, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on White Liberal Cartoonist Takes On Black Republican – updated – again

Democracy – A Graphic Guide to Governance

  Only one quarter of grown-ass adults can correctly name all three branches of the U.S. government, according to a 2017 study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. This bad. This very bad. But a new project by Vermont’s Center for Cartoon Studies offers a glimmer of hope that the […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Democracy – A Graphic Guide to Governance

Tariff-ic Books and Magazines

  With one exception, to please his evangelical base (“America’s Christian publishers no longer have to render to Caesar an extra 10 percent.”) and Rupert Murdoch, all material printed in China then sent to the United States will be taxed tariffed. The only print product completely removed from the list of proposed China tariffs was […]

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Magazines, Publications, Publishers, Comments: Comments Off on Tariff-ic Books and Magazines

Nemo Magazine Return is “Imminent”

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! The always interesting and educational Yesterday’s Papers site, whether it’s a John Adcock or a Richard Marschall post, is a must read every morning. But this morning it gave me a real thrill. To quote Richard: Searching for illustrations for the imminent revival of Nemo Magazine, I have been ransacking my bookshelves. […]

Posted on: Aug 12, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Publications, sports cartoons, Syndicates, Comments: 1 Comment

Magazine Monday

  Comic Strip Cartoonist #10 Last month I got the delightful 10th (#10) Anniversary issue of Comic Strip Cartoonist. “Ski” gives us the origin of the magazine, followed by a summary of the first 9 issues. Then we get an enjoyable gallery of comics from cartoonists featured in those nine issues, with an update on […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Comic strips, Magazines, Publications, Comments: Comments Off on Magazine Monday

Newspapers no longer provide social currency

Jack Shafer of Slate has written a commentary in Business Spectator about the demise of the print newspaper. In essence he maintains that the social web (Facebook, etc.) has replaced the newspaper’s traditional role of social currency. Not that long ago, the daily newspaper was an indispensable coiner of social currency, and it gave its […]

Posted on: Aug 5, 2008,  Section: Newspaper industry, Publications, Comments: 4 Comments

Stay Tooned! Magazine launches

John Reads long attempt to start his Stay Tooned! quarterly magazine has hit its first milestone – launching. The premiere issue features Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace), John Rose (Snuffy Smith), Greg Cravens (The Buckets), Scott Stantis (Prickly City), Steve Kelley (The Times-Picayune), Marshall Ramsey (The Clarion-Ledger), Steven Butler (Sonic X), John Deaton (The Toon […]

Posted on: Mar 10, 2008,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Magazines, Publications, Comments: 10 Comments

Stay Tooned! magazine delayed

Just received a FYI email from John Read. Due to problems with printers he’s had to delay the launch of his new magazine Stay Tooned!. He’s optimistic that the first edition will be available during the first week of March.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2008,  Section: Publications, Comments: 5 Comments

Stay Tooned! coming in December

John Read has sent me a copy of the cover of the upcoming first edition of his Stay Tooned! magazine that will hopefully launch before Christmas Day. The cover offers original art from Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace), John Rose (Barney Google and Snuffy Smith), Rob Corley (BoyRobo), Scott Stantis (Prickly City), Steven Butler (Sonic […]

Posted on: Nov 27, 2007,  Section: Publications, Comments: 16 Comments

New Quarterly Cartoon Publication to Debut in November

Dave Astor writes that a new quarterly cartooning publication will be debuting in November entitled, “Stay Tooned!” The magazine is being created by John Read who intends to “combine the best parts of ‘Cartoonist PROfiles’ — telling the stories of professional cartoonists, and ‘The Aspiring Cartoonist’ — information and instruction for cartoonists.” The first edition […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2007,  Section: Cartoons, Publications, Comments: 19 Comments