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Bob Southee – RIP

Sports cartoonist and sports artist Bob Southee has passed away. Robert Charles (Bob) Southee April 2, 1930 – February 11, 2022    From the obituary: His father was involved with aviation from its early days and the family moved frequently, finally settling in Athens, Pennsylvania. It was there while in high school that Bob’s gift […]

Posted on: Feb 18, 2022,  Section: Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Bob Southee – RIP

Jim Snook – RIP

Outdoor sports cartoonist Jim Snook has passed away. James Franklin (Jim) Snook February 14, 1936 – September 13, 2021 From the obituary: Jim was a lifelong artist. He told stories about how his mom would iron paper grocery bags for him to use as drawing paper when he was a kid. One of his first […]

Posted on: Feb 6, 2022,  Section: Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Snook – RIP

Roundups and Updates

A reminder that the deadline for entries to the National Cartoonists Society’s Divisional Reuben Awards ends in three days – February 2, 2022. The NCS has put up a video describing the selection/election process of the Reuben Awards. (As much as I love the procedural explanation I love the various interpretations of the NCS logo.) […]

Posted on: Jan 30, 2022,  Section: Animation, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Reuben, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

The Sport of Cartooning Sports

Fox Sports NASCAR coverage will have one thing in common with their NFL games. If you view your favorite race car driver as a superhero, you’re in luck. So does Fox Sports. When the network begins its live coverage of the new NASCAR season, its program design will incorporate graphics that will cast drivers as […]

Posted on: Jan 29, 2022,  Section: Editorial cartooning, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Sport of Cartooning Sports

The Legend of Jim Borgman, Sports Cartoonist

Back in the day, before the Zits era, there was a time when Jim Borgman was the editorial cartoonist for the Cincinnati Enquirer. Being the All-American boy he was, and still is, his cartoon ideas occasionally found themselves more appropriate to the sports page than the opinion page. With the Bengals playing in tomorrow’s AFC […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on The Legend of Jim Borgman, Sports Cartoonist

NFL Illustrated

So I’m watching the Cowboys and the Saints on Thursday Night Football halfheartedly when on the screen pops up a comic artist’s idealization of some National Football League player. “The whole mission is to exaggerate features of players,” Hartley said. “There’s no way Drew Brees is that buffed out, but [we wanted to] kind of […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2021,  Section: sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on NFL Illustrated

Drew Litton, A Swell Sport

Drew Litton, sports cartoonist for The Colorado Sun and 9News (KUSA, Denver), recently got a segment on his television station celebrating “a nearly 40 year career.” That marks when he joined The Rocky Mountain News in 1982. But Drew began his newspaper career four years before that with The El Paso Times as copy boy/photographer/editorial […]

Posted on: Nov 29, 2021,  Section: Profiles, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Drew Litton, A Swell Sport

What’s a Sports Cartoonist To Do

… It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship: Sunday marked their 40th wedding anniversary. They celebrated with dinner at a restaurant attached to the Baltimore Art Museum. They have lived in Baltimore for most of the time since the Courier-Express closed, less than a year after their wedding. Ricig was a sports cartoonist at […]

Posted on: Oct 25, 2021,  Section: sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on What’s a Sports Cartoonist To Do

New York Giants and Marvel Assemble a Comic

From NorthJersey.com: Assemble New York Giants fans: the G-Men are officially joining the Marvel Universe. The New York Giants are teaming up with Marvel for an Avengers-inspired crossover this season that is being billed as an “integrated collaboration” that will draw inspiration straight from the comics and thrust Big Blue into the world of iconic […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2021,  Section: Comic Books, Licensing, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on New York Giants and Marvel Assemble a Comic

Sports Cartoons – NFL and MLB and NHL

National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts threw some shade at the Philadelphia Eagles with a 4th of July comic strip posted on the Colts website. © Indianapolis Colts/NFL Panel four shows coach Frank Reich rejecting quarterback Carson Wentz’s cheesesteak offering, both were formerly with the Philadelphia Eagles.Panel five shows Carson dumping the Philly delicacy on the […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Sports Cartoons – NFL and MLB and NHL

Jim Thompson’s Code Red Comics at RedState

Editorial and sports cartoonist Jim Thompson has a new gig at the conservative website RedState with a (mostly) daily cartoon called Code Red Comics. Red State welcomed Jim and a few other contributors today: As our readers are undoubtedly aware, we’ve had a lot of exciting changes at RedState this year and have added some […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, sports cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Jim Thompson’s Code Red Comics at RedState

John Furlow – RIP

Sports cartoonist John Furlow has passed away.    John Allen Furlow July 23, 1921 – May 8, 2021   A month and a half shy of his 100th birthday artist, illustrator, and cartoonist John Furlow has died. From the obituary: Following his passion and extraordinary talent as an artist, John applied and was accepted to […]

Posted on: May 25, 2021,  Section: Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Senior Strippers (2021 Edition)

  Happy Birthday to Lily Renée (Lily Renée Willheim Peters Phillips) born 100 years ago today. Lily joins a few other centenarians on our Senior Strippers list. This seems a good time to update our Senior Strippers roster, cartoonists who for 90+ years continue to survive “the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.” […]

Posted on: May 12, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Senior Strippers (2021 Edition)

Bill Morgan – RIP

Sports writer, promoter, cartoonist Bill Morgan has passed away. William Edwards (Bill) Morgan, Jr. December 13, 1931 – February 9, 2021 From the obituary:  He was sports editor for the Lufkin Daily News from 1953 to 1955, when he went to the Dallas Morning News as a sportswriter. In 1960, the fledgling Dallas Cowboys hired […]

Posted on: May 9, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Bill Morgan – RIP

Play Ball!

© The Sporting News   © Marvel Entertainment   © King Features Syndicate Ozark Ike was created by Rufus Anderson Gotto, who was a native of Tennessee so he probably knew something about hillfolk. However, his character was called Ozark Ike so maybe he didn’t want to insult any of his fellow Tennesseans. © respective […]

Posted on: Apr 1, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Play Ball!