Auto Album by Tad Burness The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Comic history Car Toons: Auto Album by Tad Burness A First and Last Entry Tad Burness was 30 and an aspiring cartoonist. According to Tad via Jalopnik: “In 1962, I was trying to sell a variety of comic features to newspaper syndicates, and as a bonus item I developed a once-a-week panel … Read more

How smart is your room? The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Comic strips CSotD: How smart is your room? There’s such as thing as being “too smart for the room,” which generally signals a failure because the audience couldn’t keep up. And then there’s Macanudo Airport (KFS), which is frequently, joyously too smart for the room. It probably limits his reach, but he … Read more

Animation, Cartoons, And Comics Return For Kilkenny Animated

After a rude interruption, Kilkenny Animated is thrilled to be back from September 30 through October 2, 2022, with a brimming program of visual storytelling thats the creativity and craft of the visual image in Kilkenny City in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. The festival is hosted by five-time Oscar-nominated animation studio Cartoon Saloon … Read more

Weekend Update The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Editorial cartooning CSotD: Weekend Update Jack Ohman (Counterpoint) notes the lack of conflict-of-interest rules for Congress, in light of a proposal by Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) to prevent senior government officials, including Supreme Court Justices, from playing the stock market. It seems ridiculous and unnecessary, but the fact that it is necessary explains … Read more

Explanations don’t matter The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Editorial cartooning CSotD: Explanations don’t matter I love Jeff Danziger (@Counterpoint)‘s dream of an attorney who would come explaining the news to those who sit and stare, and I particularly like that he depicts them, not as idiots or yokels, but as regular folks who simply don’t get it. It’s easy enough … Read more

Summer’s Last Roundup The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Books Summer’s Last Roundup Some stray news items from the end of Summer 2022. The New Improved NCS Divisional Award Rich Powell compares his Divisional Reuben Awards of 2013 and 2022. The new awards have a nice, burnished finish and rounded edges on the frame. I really like this look! Plus, … Read more

Hold the Paranoia The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Comic strips CSotD: Hold the Paranoia good thinking, Willie. I’m gonna throttle back a little myself. It’s not that there’s no news to analyze, but much of it is news of the Stupid, and I don’t have the energy. Critical analysis isn’t like declassifying top-secret documents: You have to do more than … Read more

It’s A Woke Conspiracy to Cancel Dilbert! The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Comic strips It’s A Woke Conspiracy to Cancel Dilbert! While a number of cartoonists are unhappy about the decision by Lee Enterprises to downsize their newspapers’ comics pages, the conservative press sees it as canceling culture of the “woke” kind when it comes to Scott Adams and Dilbert. When we updated our … Read more

The Gotcha Game The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Editorial cartooning CSotD: The Gotcha Game Rob Rogers’ cartoon is a good starting place today, because it’s not dishonest, but it’s definitely over-simplified and feeds into the “Biden the Failure” subtext that runs through a lot of commentary. Certainly, Biden would like the economy to improve. So would I. Rogers doesn’t specify … Read more

Lee Action Reaction The Daily Cartoonist

Home / Section: Comic strips Lee Action Reaction No matter what kind of change, other than doubling the amount of comics while keeping all the regular ones, newspaper editors must be prepared to receive negative comments from their readers. The latest change to Lee Enterprises newspapers brought the inevitable response. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which … Read more