Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Gender Queer vindicated in VA courts

Judge Tosses Virginia Obscenity Cases, Declares State Law Unconstitutional

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 8/30/22



Comics Philanthropy Round-Up

 by Milton Griepp on August 30, 2022


Naji al-Ali remembered: A Palestinian cartoonist gunned down in London

Who killed Ali, known for his


 enigmatic character 'Handala', is still a mystery decades after his assassination, with suspicion falling on Palestinian rivals and Israel's Mossad

Indlieb Farazi Saber

30 August 2022


Murió Fermín Hontou, "Ombú", referente de la caricatura y la ilustración en Uruguay

El Observador August 26 2022


Murió el artista y dibujante uruguayo Fermín Hontou, Ombú, a los 65 años

Reconocido a nivel nacional e internacional, la obra de Ombú fue publicada en las páginas de El País Cultural, entre varios otros medios.

jueves, 25 agosto 2022


GENDER QUEER scores a win in court as Virginia judge dismisses lawsuit

The lawsuit against Maia Kobabe's graphic novel memoir was dismissed today on the grounds that the law it was based on is unconstitutional.

Joe Grunenwald



From 'Batgirl' Fallout to Rebooting 'Superman': All the Landmines Facing the Next DC Chief

Adam B. Vary, Brent Lang

Aug 29, 2022   


Ben Kingsley to Reprise Trevor Slattery Role in Marvel Studios' Wonder Man Series at Disney+ (EXCLUSIVE)

Joe Otterson

Aug 30, 2022


Jean-Jacques Sempé, whimsical illustrator of New Yorker covers, dies at 89 [in print as Longtime illustrator of New Yorker covers created charm from a distance]

By Brian Murphy

Washington Post August 30, 2022: B5

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Chat With Webcomic Artist Steve Conley

  Aug 6, 2022

Dragonrider's Dance


Luke McGarry's TLDR Ends

  Posted by D. D. Degg

August 30, 2022


Olive & Popeye – New Comics Kingdom Strip

by D. D. Degg

August 30, 2022


Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Chat With Webcomic Artist Steve Conley

The Post's obit for Sempe

Jean-Jacques Sempé, whimsical illustrator of New Yorker covers, dies at 89 [in print as Longtime illustrator of New Yorker covers created charm from a distance]

Gender Queer lawsuit dismissed in VA

GENDER QUEER scores a win in court as Virginia judge dismisses lawsuit

The lawsuit against Maia Kobabe's graphic novel memoir was dismissed today on the grounds that the law it was based on is unconstitutional.

Strange coincidence in today's Post

 There's a Wumo comic about a support animal alligator, while there is also an article elsewhere in the Style section about a real one. The world is getting weird.

NPR on DC's controversial Hispanic Heritage comic book covers

DC Comics reduces Latinos to their food in Hispanic Heritage Month covers, fans say

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 8/29/22

Disney and Pixar Animator Ralph Eggleston Passes Away at 56

Skyler Shuler August 29, 2022


INTERVIEW: The masterminds behind GARBAGE PAIL KIDS ORIGINS discuss the Dynamite series

Deanna Destito



Marvel announces ridiculously expensive 1-of-1 NFT variant covers

Joe Grunenwald



Comic Store In Your Future: Were Comics From The Past Better?

August 28, 2022

by Rod Lamberti


"You Guys Have Given Me The Greatest Life Ever": A New Interview with Kevin Eastman

Jason Bergman | August 29, 2022


Ginger Meggs Will Continue Says Jason Chatfield

 D. D. Degg

August 28, 2022


J. J. Sempé's "Morning Music"

The French artist's widow describes Sempé's decades-long relationship with the magazine and his deep appreciation for its spirit, its staff, and its readers.

By Françoise Mouly

August 29, 2022


The Real-Life Underground Cartoonist Who Filled Out Owen Kline's 'Funny Pages'

Johnny Ryan shares the instructions given to him by the first-time director: "'It can be as dirty or crazy as you want it to be.'"

Esther Zuckerman

Aug 26, 2022


Critic or cheerleader? Editorial cartoons during the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic

Jody C. Baumgartner, Hanna Kassab

Newspaper Research Journal   August 23, 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "Pigs On The Wing"

DC's anarchist cartoonist Mike Flugennock's latest -

"Pigs On The Wing"

     ...Smerconish then asked, "What about our role as liberators?," 
to which Waters replied, "You have no role as liberators." When 
Smerconish pointed to the US intervention in World War II, Waters 
observed, "Thank God, the Russians had already won the bloody war 
almost by then. Don't forget 23 million Russians died protecting you 
and me from the Nazi menace."
     — Pink Floyd's Roger Waters vs. CNN's Michael Smerconish, 08.06.2022


In the past fifteen or twenty years I've seen some pretty sick-ass 
bastards'n'bitches drop some sick-ass takes right out in the open, not 
giving a damn who heard or cared and thinking that they were just the 
hottest goddamn shit on two legs. I've seen George W. Bush sending 
thousands of Americans to die for his lies and goading the Iraqis to 
"bring it on" from the safety of the Oval Office. I've seen Hillary 
Clinton gloating over the death of Gadhafi, burbling "we came, we saw, 
he died" and cackling like a goddamn witch, and I've seen Hillary 
melting down over the 2016 email leaks and demanding the assassination 
of Julian Assange.

Nothing, however, matches the absolute rock-bottom bloody filthiness 
of a US-funded Ukrainian neo-Nazi outfit called Myrotvorets, which has 
also apparently claimed responsibility for the car bombing 
assassination of Russian journalist Daria Dugina, about which the 
Washington Post made a right snotty show out of how few fucks they 
gave about it. These scum have compiled a friggin' dossier on Roger 
Waters — y'know, Pink Floyd, that Roger Waters — and included him on 
their "kill list" for speaking out on Ukrainian neo-Nazism and human 
rights abuses, and the hypocrisy of US/NATO imperialism in Ukraine. 
Yeah, a goddamn kill list, f'crissake.

Above and beyond the comic-book bluster of Hilldawg and Dubya, the 
bastards at Myrotvorets are actually claiming credit for 
assassinations of dissident journalists, with the funding and blessing 
of the US, and are doubling down with threats against some of the most 
prominent dissident artists of their generation.

As an artist and political dissident myself — and as someone who's old 
enough to remember the night John Lennon was stolen from us — my 
disgust is off-scale. Seriously, man. Roger Fucking Waters. Bastards.

If you #StandWithUkraine then THIS is what you stand with. Enjoy it.

"Hah, ha, charade you are...!"


"Roger Waters named on far-right Ukrainian hit list", Erik Schreiber 
at WSWS, 08.24.2022

"Roger Waters added to Ukrainian govt-sponsored hit list", Deborah 
Armstrong at Grayzone, 08.25.2022

Myrotvorets dossier on Roger Waters:

"Nina Byzantina shows that Mirotvorets was hosted on NATO servers for 
years.", 'Fearless John' on Telegram, 08.24.2022

"Roger Waters refutes US war propaganda in CNN interview and World 
Beyond War webinar", Kevin Reed at WSWS, 08.10.2022

"Washington Post reveals aims behind US-approved Ukrainian 
assassination of Daria Dugina", David North at WSWS, 08.23.2022

"Car-bomb killing sows unease among cheerleaders of Putin's war", 
Robyn Dixon and Mary Ilyushina at the Washington Post, 08.22.2022

"DNC Leaks", cartoon by Mike Flugennock, July 2016:

Mike Flugennock, Political Cartoons:
Mike's press kit:

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 8/28/22


Golden Age Comic Creator Lily Renée, Dies At The Age Of 101

August 27, 2022

by Rich Johnston


Patrick Reynolds celebrates lesser-known historical stories in his comic strip 'Flashbacks'

    MIKE ANDRELCZYK | Staff Writer

    Feb 16, 2020 Up With 'Star Trek,' the Quiet Franchise


Marvel and "Star Wars" make more noise, but "Trek" cruises along with five current series. (Pro tip: Don't sleep on the animated shows.)

By Mike Hale

Aug. 26, 2022


Game Face

The Thai American heroine of Christina Soontornvat's graphic novel wrestles with anti-Asian racism while auditioning for the cheerleading squad.

By Jennifer Mathieu

A version of this article appears in print on Aug. 28, 2022, Page 18 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: Game Face


A Children's Show About Everything, Especially Music

The creator behind the series "Bluey" on Disney+ says, "I didn't want the usual kids' TV scoring." [Australia]


By David Allen

    A version of this article appears in print on Aug. 28, 2022, Section AR, Page 5 of the New York edition with the headline: Sophisticated Scores? It's Child's Play..


Flashbacks by Patrick M. Reynolds to End Soon

 by D. D. Degg

August 28, 2022


Declan Shalvey's veteran super-spy OLD DOG delivers a bunch of lethal new tricks!

Andrew Sumner

Aug 22, 2022

Forbidden Planet TV


The graphic humorist Martín Morales dies at the age of 76 [Spain, Martinmorales]

August 28, 2022


Off Panel #363: Into the Maggottverse with Brandon Burpee [MCU]

 By David Harper August 22, 2022


Ten Big Thoughts on This Year's Joyous – and Still Adjusting – Emerald City Comic Con

By David Harper

August 23, 2022


Get Graphic: Guillermo Sanna on 'Lovecraft Unknown Kadath'

Interview by Troy Allen

Aug 22, 2022



Sunday, August 28, 2022

Troy Allen's latest interview on Lovecraft

Get Graphic: Guillermo Sanna on 'Lovecraft Unknown Kadath'

Interview by Troy Allen

Reynolds ending Wash DC history comic strip Flashbacks this fall

Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 8/27/22


'Samaritan' Review: Sylvester Stallone in Amazon's Silly Superhero Flick

The veteran star plays an aging vigilante with special powers in this film co-starring Dascha Polanco.

Frank Scheck

August 25, 2022


Marvel Comics Removes Masters Of Kung Fu Mentions From Its Website

 August 26, 2022

by Rich Johnston


She-Hulk Episode 2: The Weird MCU History of Abomination and Hulk

Head writer Jessica Gao tells how the show landed on its meta Incredible Hulk reference.

  By Don Kaye | August 25, 2022


News Corp cartoonists disappointed at News Corp Australia decision to cancel comic strips

ABC Sunshine Coast

/ By Ollie Wykeham, Alex Easton, and David Iliffe

August 26 2022


Morgan Taylor, Inventive Children's Performer, Dies at 52

His popular character Gustafer Yellowgold was aimed at youngsters and, more generally, "people who enjoy humor and absurdity and good pop music."

By Neil Genzlinger

A version of this article appears in print on Aug. 27, 2022, Section A, Page 18 of the New York edition with the headline: Morgan Taylor, 52, Inventive Children's Performer Who Received 2 Grammy Nominations.


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Quest to Become America's Favorite Superheroes

Unpacking Kimye's obsession, pre- and post-divorce, with Disney, "The Incredibles," the nuclear family, and spandex.

By M. J. Corey

August 27, 2022


Warner Bros. Discovery Is Rebuilding the DC Universe. What Can They Learn From Their Biggest Rivals?

Trying to mimic Marvel makes sense, but the real lesson may lie in the MCU's flaws

By Kai Grady Aug 25, 2022,


In 'Funny Pages,' a teenage cartoonist throws himself into his drawings

Scott Simon

August 27, 2022   Weekend Edition Saturday


Danny Huston Joins Bill Skarsgard in 'The Crow' (Exclusive)

Rupert Sanders is directing the long-in-the-works update of the cult 1994 thriller based on the James O'Barr comic.

Borys Kit

August 26, 2022


How 'She-Hulk' Could Set Up a 'World War Hulk' Movie

A storyline that was only partially tackled in 'Thor: Ragnarok' could get the spotlight thanks to the Disney+ series.

Richard Newby

August 25, 2022


'She-Hulk' Director Kat Coiro Talks About the Moment She Knew the Series Would Work

The filmmaker, who helms six of the series' nine episodes, reflects on the chemistry between Tatiana Maslany's She-Hulk/Jen Walters and Mark Ruffalo's Hulk/Dr. Bruce Banner.

Brian Davids

August 24, 2022


Interview : Sophie Guerrive et la mort annoncée de Spirou

Jean-Laurent TRUC.

24 août 2022

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Fundraiser for JK Snyder III's Dashiell Hammett Hard-Boiled Detective Stories illustrations

PR: Small Press Expo Announces Programming at SPX 2022

For Immediate Release

Contact: Warren Bernard


Bethesda, Maryland – Small Press Expo (SPX) proudly announces our first full slate of in-person programming in three years.

The programming slate at SPX 2022 is highlighted by the unique, performative collaboration between punk legend Thalia Zedek and cartoonist Leela Corman. This is a ticketed event to benefit SPX's Graphic Novel Gift program, tickets for this event and to gain entrance into SPX 2022 can be purchased on the SPX Eventbrite web site.

We will also have spotlight panels on cartoonists such as Maia Kobabe and Ho Che Anderson. There are twenty-one panels in all that will be held on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th. The full programming schedule with descriptions can be seen on the SPX web site.

This programming is in addition to the previously announced 14 hands-on workshops, which you can sign up for here.

Here are a few highlights from this year's programming slate:

  • Trans Identities in Fantasy and Fictional Storytelling, moderated by L. Nichols, with Bread Tarleton, Casey Nowak, Tommi Parrish, and Andi Santagata

  • Ronald Wimberly In Conversation With Keith Knight

  • Narrative Threads: When It Comes To Storylines, Clothing Matters, moderated by Mae Weinstein, with Rebecca Mock, Robyn Smith, Dick Carroll, and Lucie Bryon

  • Punks In Comics: Bianca Xunise and James Spooner in Conversation

Any questions on the workshops, please send them to

Small Press Expo (SPX) is the preeminent showcase for the exhibition of independent comics, graphic novels, and alternative political cartoons. SPX is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings together more than 500 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers, and distributors each year. Graphic novels, mini comics, and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators. The expo includes a series of workshops, panel discussions and interviews with this year's special guests.

The Ignatz Award is held every year at SPX recognizing outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning.

For more information on the Small Press Expo, please visit

Small Press Expo

P.O. Box 5704

Bethesda, Maryland


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