Our man in Columbus reports from CXC
Smith, like Jones, is a name so plentiful in English-speaking countries that it achieves virtual invisibility and thereby anonymity. And the only Al Smith who ever broke free of the amorphous mob of Smiths is the one that was a picturesque governor of New York: he attracted enough notice that he was able to run… Read more »
An encyclopedic look at the master of fantasy and romance.
Ann Telnaes, editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post, discussed recently the implications for her profession of the social media reactions to the notorious “Ted Cruz monkey children” cartoon she drew last December.
How They Unwittingly Conspired To Bring a New Mass Medium into Popular Culture.
The Life and Notary Sojac of Bill Holman
A Perverse and Cynical Contrary View Full of Hope.
It is ironic that the economics of the industry have for so much of its history worked against the art.
A look at the varying accounts surrounding the Los Angeles Times’ firing of Ted Rall, and whether the LAPD told the newspaper to do it.
To me, Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin are a literary pair that ranks with Damon and Phintias. Or Roland and Oliver. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.
A profile of the pantomime master.
The question of offensiveness abounds.
A quick eccentrically skewed tour of the comic book’s crucial 1970-1990s from corporate creation to individual expression.
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.
Roy Doty was a cartoonist, artist and illustrator, creating humorous pictures in books and magazines, packaging, advertising, comic strips and television.
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.
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.
He could make us shiver as we grinned and vice versa (mostly vice)
Etta Hulme is an icon in editorial cartooning, a trailblazer for women cartoonists. She was a full-time editoonist on the staff of a major metropolitan daily newspaper before any other woman cartoonist was; she was widely syndicated at a time when no other woman cartoonist was.
The big takeaway from the Memorial Day weekend meeting of the National Cartoonists Society is that Non Sequitur’s Wiley Miller was named Cartoonist of the Year and presented with the Reuben, a heavy metal statuette in the shape of a pile of comical characters.
“The most important addition to American arts and letters”
The pleasures and problems of the new graphic novel boom.
The Life and Art of Eldon Dedini
Morrie Turner, 1923-2014