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Otto Soglow and the Little King: The Silent Runs Deep

A profile of the pantomime master. Continue reading


Trudeau’s Charlie, PEN’s Charlie, and Geller’s Charlie

The question of offensiveness abounds. Continue reading


From Figure Drawing to Storytelling

A quick eccentrically skewed tour of the comic book’s crucial 1970-1990s from corporate creation to individual expression. Continue reading


Roger Armstrong: Conversing with One of Cartooning’s Better Sprites

Armstrong (1917-2007) was a man-sized pixie with a gray beard and a haystack hair-do and dark Mephistophlean eyebrows, an archetypically elfin presence who saw the humor in humanity’s parade and delighted in it. Continue reading


The Passing of a Giant: Roy Doty, 1922-2015

Roy Doty was a cartoonist, artist and illustrator, creating humorous pictures in books and magazines, packaging, advertising, comic strips and television. Continue reading


Winnie the WAC

Winnie the WAC was to the Women’s Army Corps in World War II what Dave Breger’s Private Breger and George Baker’s Sad Sack and Bill Mauldin’s Willie and Joe were to the entire U.S. military—a moral booster nonpareil. Continue reading


When a Dog Was Art: Clifford McBride and the Immortal Napoleon

Back in those dear, dead days of yesteryear, cartoonists drew comic strips; they didn’t rule them with a straight-edge. And one of the best examples of the truth of this freshly brewed axiom is Clifford McBride’s dog strip, Napoleon. Continue reading


Edward Gorey and the Eccentric Macabre

He could make us shiver as we grinned and vice versa (mostly vice) Continue reading