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75th Annual NCS Divisional Award Nominees part 2

The National Cartoonists Society has announced the second round of nominees for their 75th Annual Divisional Reuben Awards for work in 2020. (Earlier nominees announced here.) MAGAZINE/NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION: Tom Chitty; Peter Kuper; Bob Lizarraga ADVERTISING/PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION: Chad Frye; Pat Higgins; Luke McGarry;                                                                   Patrick Merrell; Dave Whammond COMIC BOOKS: Brahm Revel; Stan Sakai; Walter Simonson […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2021,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

South Park Creators Sign $900 Million Deal

Bloomberg breaks the story: The creators of “South Park” have signed a new deal with ViacomCBS Inc. that will pay them more than $900 million over the next six years, one of the richest deals in TV history. Trey Parker and Matt Stone will use the money to make new episodes of “South Park” for […]

Posted on: Aug 5, 2021,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: Comments Off on South Park Creators Sign $900 Million Deal

Charles Schulz and Charlie Brown in the News

Sparky and Peanuts seems to be in the news a lot these days. Most of it is because of the June 25 debut of a new Schulz documentary. From the Tales Buzz review: Apple TV+ is now the home of all-things-“Peanuts” — so it’s the logical place home for a new documentary about Charles Schulz, […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

“The Comics” – a June 16, 2021 Jeopardy Category

$200 $400 $600 $800 “A 1930s comic strip starring a woman named Fritzi Ritz introduced this 8-year-old girl” $1000 Watch the show on YouTube. (Once The Comics is picked at 2:50 minutes in, they run the category.)

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Charles Schulz Documentary June 25

Apple TV+ today revealed the trailer and premiere date for its upcoming documentary special, “Who Are You, Charlie Brown?,” set to make its global debut on Friday, June 25 on Apple TV+. Honoring the “everyman” creator, Charles “Sparky” Schulz, “Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” celebrates the significance and global multi-generational popularity of the comic strip […]

Posted on: Jun 8, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

Joe Wos’ Cartoon Academy

Comics and cartoons are finding new life outside of the Sunday funnies. As the art form becomes more accessible from artists posting their work online, offering artistic and creative breaks in people’s feeds, Pittsburgh cartoon artist Joe Wos wants to teach anyone, regardless of age, how to get started drawing, too. Cartoonist Joe Wos will […]

Posted on: Feb 9, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Events, How-to, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Wos’ Cartoon Academy

New Knight Nomination and Neighborhood

Cartoonist (and now multimedia creator) Keith Knight has been nominated! The complete list of NAACP Image Award nominees.   In other Keef news, he has a new address on the internet. © Keith Knight Support a cartoonist  

Posted on: Feb 3, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Television, Comments: 1 Comment

The Comics as a Double Jeopardy Category

A Double Jeopardy category for January 28, 2021 400 800 (Name the feature) 1200 1600 2000 © Jeopardy Productions

Posted on: Jan 29, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: 4 Comments

Well, Buck Rogers is 500 Years Old

(Eight years to get out of Pittsburgh) I guess George Clooney could play Buck Rogers. Rumors are that George Clooney may star in a new Buck Rogers television show … But Variety picks up a ray gun and shoots that idea down. Through his production company Smokehouse Pictures, Clooney has signed on to executive produce […]

Posted on: Jan 28, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Well, Buck Rogers is 500 Years Old

Ted Rall on Progressives & the Biden Adminstration

Ted Rall prediction: Almost certainly the Democrats are not going to pick up either of these house run-off seats in Georgia. That’s a pipe dream. That leads off a five minute interview with KAAL (Minnesota) where Ted goes on to explain that Biden will have to run a center-right administration with a McConnell Senate. Among […]

Posted on: Nov 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Interviews, Television, Comments: Comments Off on Ted Rall on Progressives & the Biden Adminstration

A Cartooning Menagerie

Small Newspapers and Freelance Cartoonists Small Market Sports © Bill Charbonneau Darren Johnson on getting cartoons for small newspapers: Still, when I started publishing newspapers 11 years ago – after working at other publications – I imagined that a cartoonist would be important to this hoped-for media empire. I did an Internet search and found […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Comic strips, Movies, Newspaper industry, Television, Comments: 3 Comments

Gerald Gardner – RIP

Screenwriter, gag writer, humorist, author Gerald Gardner has passed away. Gerald Clifford Gardner July 22*, 1929 – October 11, 2020 *the IMDb has June 15, 1929 as birthdate The notice of death from The Monkees Film and TV Vault Facebook page: From his son Lindsey Gardner – Gerald Clifford Gardner, legendary screenwriter … died peacefully […]

Posted on: Oct 13, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Television, Comments: 3 Comments

No White Privilege for Scott Adams

Cartoonist and social media maven (he’s been retweeted by President Trump) Scott Adams has created a twitterstorm in responding to a tweet and claiming reverse racism. “I lost my TV show for being white when UPN decided it would focus on an African-American audience. That was the third job I lost for being white. The […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Controversies, Television, Comments: 2 Comments

This Is Jeopardy – Bugs Bunny Category

Today’s Jeopardy was a rerun from February 12, 2019.   Answer: This appeared December 29, 1990Question: What is the last Bugs Bunny daily comic strip.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2020,  Section: Animation, Television, Comments: Comments Off on This Is Jeopardy – Bugs Bunny Category

Marty Pasko – RIP

Comic book writer Marty Pasko has passed away. Martin Joseph (Marty) Pasko né Jean-Claude Rochefort August 4, 1954 – May 10, 2020 Friends Paul Kupperberg and Paul Levitz broke the news on social media. covers via Grand Comic Database Marty began writing comic books in the early 1970s, and was a writer and editor into […]

Posted on: May 11, 2020,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Television, Comments: 1 Comment