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Pulitzer Finalist Zoe Si Profiled

Zoe Si, a New Yorker cartoonist, was a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize. A Vancouver woman is still reeling after being named a finalist for one of the most prestigious awards in publishing. Zoe Si’s work has been seen by millions, splashed on the pages of The New Yorker and this week she learned […]

Posted on: May 14, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

David Reddick Returns to Legend of Bill

Last year David Reddick excited fans with a teaser about Legend of Bill webcomic. Today he gave us the Reveal!      David gave us only a bit more to dwell on: It seems Legend of Bill will become a Comics Kingdom web exclusive –I don’t think this is an indication of newspaper print syndication […]

Posted on: May 9, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 0 Comments

Comics Kingdom Bogarts Legalization Nation

Comics Kingdom picked April 20th to add Legalization Nation to its lineup. (Unknown if they added it at 4:20 a.m. this morning.) © Brian Box Brown Legalization Nation is a pro-cannabis comic strip by cartoonist Box Brown. When it was first announced earlier this year Comics Kingdom said it would be a weekly strip. It […]

Posted on: Apr 20, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Comics Kingdom Bogarts Legalization Nation

Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

PEN America has published a report on the rise of books being banned in public schools. Book bans in public schools have recurred throughout American history, and have long been an issue of concern to PEN America, as a literary and free expression advocacy organization. Over the past nine months, the scope of such censorship […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, International, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Banned in the U.S. Schools; Banned on Webtoon

Hey Kids! Comics! – Tax Your Bookselves

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for April 2022 release.Images and links (mostly) via Amazon,though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea.   Famous, Infamous, and Forgotten    The Art of Living: Reflections on Mindfulness and the Overexamined Life    Birth of a Beetle: The Magazine […]

Posted on: Apr 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – Tax Your Bookselves

Cartoon and Comic Strip News Briefs

Sorry about the tight deadline (April 20, 2022) but here’s a fun project for the cartoonist in your family. RubeGoldberg.com hosts the famous annual Rube Goldberg Machine contest where building a physical Rube Goldberg contraption is the object. Now they have added a cartoon contest! Details and rules at RubeGoldberg.com   New at GoComics While […]

Posted on: Apr 14, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Contests, Events, Exhibits, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Good Booking at Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publishers Weekly recently reported on AMP. “In early 2020, we were holding our breath—we didn’t know what to expect,” said Andrews McMeel Publishing president and publisher Kirsty Melville. “It turned out to be a very good year, and 2021 just continued that momentum.” Sales last year were up 25% from 2019, she added. AMP, a […]

Posted on: Apr 11, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Graphic Novels, Publishers, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Good Booking at Andrews McMeel Publishing

Cartoon News Briefs

Keith Knight lives just outside of Chapel Hill, NC, these days, but from 1990-2008, he resided in San Francisco where he created his instantly recognizable comic strip “The K Chronicles,” the basis for Hulu comedy series “Woke.” Back in the city recently for a red-carpet event at the Cartoon Art Museum, celebrating both the exhibition […]

Posted on: Apr 7, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Comic strips, Exhibits, Newspaper industry, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoon News Briefs

Forum Communications Teams w/ Comics Kingdom

Forum Communications, an upper mid-west media company with a score of newspapers that can trace its publishing roots to 1878, has partnered with Comics Kingdom to bring their on-line readership the King Features Syndicate and Tribune Content Agency line of comic strips and panels. From DL-Online, the Detroit Lakes Tribune website: LOOK: DL-Online now features […]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, King Features, Tribune Media Services, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Forum Communications Teams w/ Comics Kingdom

Is Paper a Part of Comics’ Future

With newspapers increasingly NOT publishing on a daily schedule and subscribers being referred to websites to read their favorite comic strips (and the box scores, and stock listings, and the …) and comic book print runs these days not breaking 50,000 copies for almost all titles. It seems the future is digital.    From TechCrunch: […]

Posted on: Mar 25, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Is Paper a Part of Comics’ Future

Gee, Webtoon, What Are We Going To Do Tonight? The Same Thing We Do Every Night, Linky …

WEBTOON continues its plan to take over the digital comics world.     From Business Wire: WEBTOON will establish a new European corporation, expanding its presence in the region and solidifying its position as #1 in the European digital comics market and world’s largest digital comics platform. The new WEBTOON European corporation will be based […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, International, web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Gee, Webtoon, What Are We Going To Do Tonight? The Same Thing We Do Every Night, Linky …

The New New Adventures of Queen Victoria

Early last year Pab Sungenis ended his The New Adventures of Queen Victoria. Then very early this year Pab and Queen Victoria checked in on us. From Pab on that January 3, 2022 issue: Hi, gang. Just wanted to poke my head back in. I had no idea my upload links still worked. I was […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The New New Adventures of Queen Victoria

Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

Below are some comic strip and cartoon books scheduled for March 2022 release. Images and links (mostly) via Amazon, though ordering through your local comic or independent book store is a good idea. Very Funny Ladies: The New Yorker’s Women Cartoonists   It’s a Pug’s Life   Bandits, Misfits, and Superheroes   Britain’s Best Ever […]

Posted on: Mar 15, 2022,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, International, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Hey Kids! Comics! – A New Season of Books

The Art of Living with Grant Snider

Mike Rhode writes: Since I first saw his cartoons about books and reading on the next-to-last page of the New York Times Book Review, Grant Snider has been one of my favorite cartoonists. His new book, The Art of Living: Reflections onMindfulness and the Overexamined Life (Abrams Comic Arts, $19) is full of his delightful […]

Posted on: Mar 14, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic strips, Interviews, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Art of Living with Grant Snider

Gagwomen, Interviews, New Web Comic, Books, and Guest Stars in This Weekend Roundup

A new co-signature appeared this week in the Bliss panel. © Harry Bliss A commenter at GoComics guessed Cary Stringfield, a web developer and cartoonist. With no proof I propose an alternative – Anne Stringfield, aka Mrs. Steve Martin (Steve Martin has been offering gags to Harry Bliss for a while now).From The Famous People […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Events, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment