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While We’ve Been Distracted By Royalty…

While we’ve been distracted by royalty of the British and cartooning kinds the world continued to spin. Here we do some catching up. But before we move on from cartoon royalty… 10 Funniest The Far Side Comics, According To Reddit One of the inspirations for Gary Larson’s popular recurring characters was just honored by his […]

Posted on: Sep 18, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Illustration, Interviews, Publications, Speaking Engagements, sports cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Sports, Mascots, Elves, Wokeness, Whatnots

Continuing with a couple topics that partner Peterson touched on this morning. The Return of Brownie the Elf Cleveland Scene reports National Football League’s Cleveland Browns bringing back an old favorite. From a helicopter perch high above the city, Fox 8’s Patty Harken snapped this shot of the Cleveland Browns’ new midfield logo at FirstEnergy […]

Posted on: Sep 14, 2022,  Section: Caricature, Comic Books, Controversies, International, Magazine cartoons, sports cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

Throw-Stuff-At-The-Wall Thursday

As we jump all over the place let’s start with – The Are You Calvin or Are You Hobbes Quiz. Alison Doherty: I didn’t have the best introduction to Calvin and Hobbes, the comic strip by Bill Watterson that ran between 1985 and 1995 … I thought it was about an annoying, naughty boy with […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Movies, sports cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Throw-Stuff-At-The-Wall Thursday

Dave Elston: Canadian Sports Cartoonist Profile

For most of his career, Elston was commonly known as the only full-time editorial sports cartoonist in Canada, and he has a galaxy of autographs and framed keepsakes on display from the very same NHL personalities he was once paid to skewer. His work appeared in Canadian newspapers, as well as The Hockey News and, […]

Posted on: Jul 28, 2022,  Section: sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Dave Elston: Canadian Sports Cartoonist Profile

Tom Kane – RIP

Sports cartoonist Tom Kane has passed away. Thomas Joseph (Tom) Kane, Jr. December 9, 1934 – July 10, 2022 From the obituary: [Tom] had a talent for art and went on to graduate Mass College of Art 1957. Tom had careers in advertising and printing through the years but was an entrepreneur at heart and […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2022,  Section: Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Kane – RIP

And Then? And Then?

Thirty years ago (give or take) new Sunday Popeye cartoonist Randy Milholland had his dreams bashed by his first grade teacher. And then… © Randy Milholland   New York magazine audio editorial director Hanna Rosin tweeted about a new movie. And then… And then… After deleting the tweet, Rosin issued an apology. Vanity Fair carries […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2022,  Section: Books, Children's Books, Comic strips, Newspaper industry, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on And Then? And Then?

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