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Michael Jantze – Next-Gen

Michael Jantze is rearranging the set up of his strips at GoComics. Michael’s announcement came from his The Norm 4.0 page: It may have something to do with The Norm Classics having three times the followers of The Norm 4.0. In other Jantze news is a new web panel from Michael. Studio Jantze debuted on […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Michael Jantze – Next-Gen

The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Over 1200 pages long with more than 1200 new entries, this is a bibliography of articles and books on all aspects of comic and cartoon art including comic books, comic strips, cartoons, animation, editorial cartoons, newly updated as of the end of 2018. The electronic book, a non DRM PDF, includes tens of thousands of […]

Posted on: Dec 30, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Comics Research Bibliography 2020 Edition, Your Resource Source, Now Available

Webcomic Earns Desirée Santos Girl Scout Gold

Desirée N. Santos has earned the Girl Scouts Gold Award for her Emma webcomic.The Gold Award is the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA.   From NJ Advance Media: Desirée N. Santos, a resident of Cranford and a Lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of Cranford (Service Unit 48), recently received official […]

Posted on: Dec 15, 2020,  Section: Awards, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Webcomic Earns Desirée Santos Girl Scout Gold

Not The Same As Before – doing some updating

Tom Richmond Answers Your MAD Questions The word spread last year that MAD magazine would no longer publish. We here even contributed to that idea by reporting what others, some knowledgeable, were saying. Former MAD contributor Tom Richmond responds to that and other questions about MAD magazine. Claim: MAD stopped publishing years ago/last year/recently. Verdict: […]

Posted on: Dec 13, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Magazines, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Not The Same As Before – doing some updating

Sheldon, Edge of Adventure, Shoecabbage, more – Catching up on the GoComics Culls

It’s been over two months since I updated what is being dropped from GoComics. So let’s take a look-see now. [First follow that link to the last update to find a correction: it was Bewly, not BFGF Syndrome, that was dropped. BFGF Syndrome remains at GoComics – my mistake.] The features dropped in November include […]

Posted on: Dec 6, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Sheldon, Edge of Adventure, Shoecabbage, more – Catching up on the GoComics Culls

Justin Benedict Struck, Killed Crossing Street

From NBCWashington: A man who was known throughout the D.C. area for his satirical comics was struck and killed by a car in Old Town Alexandria Friday. Justin Benedict, 55, was crossing South Washington Street at the intersection of Wilkes Street about 4 p.m. when a car struck him, police said. Justin Cascaden Benedict1965 – […]

Posted on: Nov 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic and Cartooning News Items

© King Features Syndicate Hägar the Horrible is slated for prime time animation. From Deadline: Hägar the Horrible is set to make a raid on the small screen with an animated family sitcom series in development. Fresh Off the Boat writer and producer Eric Ziobrowski is writing the adaptation, which comes from King Features, the […]

Posted on: Nov 10, 2020,  Section: Animation, Books, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Publishers, web comics, Comments: 5 Comments

Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

November 7 Cartooning Workshop for Beginners with Rick Stromoski art © Rick Stromoski Learn how to draw cartoon characters and animals with Rick Stromoski. Kids will gain an understanding of how to create an infinite number of characters and a variety of expressions just by altering a few shapes and/or lines to a drawing. Students […]

Posted on: Nov 1, 2020,  Section: Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, International, Syndicates, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips: Recent News and Revues

The Sunday Social Session

Art Spiegelman artwork © Art Spiegelman In the age-old discussion about when comics finally “grew up” Maus is often exhibit A. The New Yorker called it “the first masterpiece in comic-book history”. It’s the comic that people who don’t read comics have read, and the only graphic novel ever to have won a Pulitzer prize. […]

Posted on: Oct 18, 2020,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartooning, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Journalism, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Sunday Social Session

Hey Kids! Comics! Autumn Almanac

Macanudo © Liniers, distributed by King Features Syndicate   Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for October 2020 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. The George Herriman Library: Krazy & Ignatz 1919-1921   Frankie Comics   BB3X: […]

Posted on: Oct 16, 2020,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! Autumn Almanac

Support your local cartoonist

A fellow named Rickey Scott got in touch with me at CSotD and offered to compile a list of Patreon and other support sites. If you are a cartoonist with a support site not listed here (or you spot a typo in yours), put it in the comments and drop me an email. And if […]

Posted on: Oct 1, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 5 Comments

The Return of Chirpy Comics by J+J Koterba

When Jeff Koterba isn’t drawing editorial cartoons, he’s collaborating with adult son Josh on the antics of Cat, Dog and Turtle. The critters are the stars of the Koterbas’ feel-good comic strip, “Chirpy.” It debuted online in April, inspired by COVID-19 and self-isolation. Jeff and Josh took a few weeks off from their Chirpy comic […]

Posted on: Sep 11, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Return of Chirpy Comics by J+J Koterba

Kevin and Kell – A Silver Anniversary

Kevin and Kell began 25 years ago as a five day a week online comic strip. The first daily was September 4, 1995 (below). But Bill Holbrook, being Bill Holbrook, began the strip with a Sunday page on September 3, 1995: Bill was, at the time, doing his On the Fastrack (1984) and Safe Havens […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

74th Annual Reuben Awards/2020 NCSFest Lineup

The National Cartoonist Society has released its schedule for the September 12, 2020 NCSFest and Reuben Awards.   Streaming broadcast begins at10am Saturday, September 12 at NCSFest.com   Official Welcome to NCSFest 2020 from NCS President & thank you’s.   From Panels to Publishing  (90 mins) Guests: Mark Tatulli, Terri Libenson, Maria Scrivan, and Rob […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Animation, Awards, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic strips, Conventions, Editorial cartooning, Graphic Novels, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, NCSFest, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

RIP – Sean Stephane Martin

Sean Martin, faithful CSotD supporter and brilliant creator of the “Doc and Raider” web strip, died Monday morning, a little over two weeks after ringing down the curtain on his strip. Randy Riddle reports on Facebook: I’m sorry to say that our dear friend Sean Martin passed away this morning about six am. Sean had been […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 4 Comments