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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

Comic Strip Stew

Looper lists the Most Popular Peanuts Characters from worst to best. The only problem with the “Peanuts” gang is that some members are more lovable than others. Some of the Shulz [sic] toons are charming and imaginative enough to carry their own feature films, but some don’t have the charisma to carry a single comic […]

Posted on: Feb 10, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strip Stew

Brian Box Brown’s Legalization Nation Signs w/ KFS

Far out, man. A joint task force between Brian ‘Box’ Brown and King Features Syndicate has dovetailed to distribute Brian’s Legalization Nation comic strip to a wider audience. © Brian Box Brown KFS Editor Tea Foughner and Comics Kingdom both announced the dope deal today. From Comics Kingdom Facebook page: Today, we’re excited to announce […]

Posted on: Jan 12, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Brian Box Brown’s Legalization Nation Signs w/ KFS

Saturday Night Funnies

Every once in a while we like to recommend some sites featuring funnies. Bored Panda frequently presents panel cartoons and comic strips from various creators. Here we show a couple cartoons of their Jules Burton Suits compilation. Check in daily.   Every other week at CartoonStock Cartoon critics Phil Witte and Rex Hesner look behind […]

Posted on: Jan 8, 2022,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Saturday Night Funnies

Webtoon Places Full Page Ad in N. Y. Times

The global (and massive) vertical South Korean-based webcomic site Webtoon placed a full page color ad in the Tuesday, December 21, 2021 issue of The New York Times’ Arts section.The ad appeared on the back page of the section with a teaser ad at the bottom of the section’s first page.     Mike Rhode […]

Posted on: Dec 23, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

New Adventures of Tarzan Webcomic Gets Booked

The 2012 Tarzan webcomic (retitled The New Adventures of Tarzan in 2013) by Roy Thomas, Tom Grindberg, and Benito Gallego has (finally) been scheduled to be collected in a hardcover book. In 2012 Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. began to produce new Tarzan adventures as a webcomic by Roy Thomas and Tom Grindberg in a Sunday […]

Posted on: Dec 10, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 2 Comments

Reviews and Remembrances

We ran an obituary for cartoonist Jerry Palen last week. But…   Many people knew him as a fellow rancher, others through his iconic characters Elmo and Flo in his syndicated comic strip “Stampede,” the most widely syndicated cartoon in both the U.S. and Canada. Still others will remember Jerry Palen as the sculptor, artist […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2021,  Section: Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Reviews and Remembrances

Conservative Cartoonist Accuses NFT Marketplaces of Bias and Political Censorship

While non-fungibe token (NFT) collectibles have been very popular, NFTs have brought a slew of unique debates to the table and one of them has been censorship. The artist behind Stonetoss Comics, a series of political cartoons, has been censored by two very prominent NFT marketplaces — Opensea and Rarible. Stonetoss has told the public […]

Posted on: Dec 2, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Controversies, Editorial cartooning, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Web Comics Go Big and Go Print

Webtoons Webcomics Get Into Print The webcomics giant Webtoon is getting into print comics publishing, with a planned fall 2022 debut. Webtoon Unscrolled will be a print graphic novel imprint part of its sister company Wattpad Webtoon Book Group. Tower of God © SIU; Everything is Fine © Mike Birchall Webtoon Unscrolled will be led […]

Posted on: Nov 21, 2021,  Section: web comics, Web Sites, Comments: Comments Off on Web Comics Go Big and Go Print

Crabgrass by Tauhid Bondia – New for ’22

Crabgrass is a comic strip set in the early 80’s about what it means to be best friends during a time before cellphones, the internet and so-called “helicopter parenting”. If you ever wonder how you managed to survive your own childhood: Crabgrass remembers. At NCSFest a couple weeks ago Shena Wolf interviewed cartoonist Tauhid Bondia, […]

Posted on: Oct 27, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Reuben Weekend – NCS Divisional Award Winners 1

Friday evening saw the National Cartoonists Society announce the winners of a half dozen of the 16 Divisional Awards for 2020 work. And the nominees and winners for those Divisional Awards:   Nominees for Advertising/Product Illustration And the winner is…   Luke McGarry     Nominees for Greeting Cards And the winner is… Scott Nickel […]

Posted on: Oct 15, 2021,  Section: Awards, Gatherings, Greeting Cards, Illustration, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

Garfield Thrown Out the Window

Everybody remembers Garfield Minus Garfield, where Garfield was edited out of his own comic strip. Now there is a new Garfield meme where a Garfield comic strip is edited by replacing the last panel with one specific shot. As a longtime favorite in the Sunday funny pages, Jim Davis’ Garfield has long been the subject of […]

Posted on: Sep 21, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Garfield Thrown Out the Window

Batman: Wayne Family Adventures – Webtoon Strip

Heidi MacDonald, at The (Comics) Beat, reviews the new comic strip(?) Batman: Wayne Family Adventures that debuted today on the vertical Webtoon platform. As reported earlier, the first Webtoon/DC collaboration debuted this morning, and unsurprisingly, it’s Batman. Specifically Batman: Wayne Family Adventures, by CRC Payne, Maria Li, Lan Ma, Starbite, Jean Kim and Keilamel Sibal.  […]

Posted on: Sep 8, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Batman: Wayne Family Adventures – Webtoon Strip