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© Nidhi Chanani; Peter Conrad; MariNaomi

The San Francisco Examiner has partnered with Andre Farago of the Comic Strip Museum.

Twice a month, The Examiner’s Comix Showcase will spotlight Bay Area art and artists, with a focus on local comics and culture. We’ll feature veteran cartoonists, newcomers, independent and mainstream artists with a slice of life and wacky humor. Like the Bay Area itself, expect a bit of everything. After all, it’s tradition.

The first installment of Comic book showcase spotlights Nidhi Chanani, Pierre Conradand HusbandNaomi.

college correction is hosting an editorial cartoon competition looking for emerging talent in this important, educational and entertaining field.

Emerging artists under the age of 35 are encouraged to enter the competition, which offers a top prize of $1,000. Second place will receive $500 and third place $250.

The College patch seeks to replace cartoonist Pat Cross.

“There is a shortage of talented young center-right political cartoonists in this country,” said John J. Miller, executive director of the Student Free Press Association, the nonprofit that publishes The fix and sponsor the contest.

And then there is this.

Wisconsin students: start drawing and writing about the First Amendment.

Teachers and parents: please encourage them.

The Wisconsin Newspaper Association, through its foundation, is seeking opinion columns and cartoons from middle and high school students this month in its second annual contest to promote education and engagement. civics.

Submissions must be received by October 15, 2022.

The Kenosha News unveils a political cartoon contest for teens.

Details and forms at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.

First place winners of each contest will receive $500, second place winners will receive $250, third place winners will receive $100 and honorable mention recipients will receive $50. Winning works will also be published by newspapers across the state.

The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 24.

October sees Lee Enterprise Newspapers rolling out their new comic book sites online.

We promised subscribers many more comics and now they are available.

The “Go Comics” platform at TheTandD.com features 496 daily comics, approximately 35 digital puzzles, and approximately 15 syndicated columnists, including Dear Abby.

The new features can be found under Entertainment in the menu bar at the top of TheTandD.com homepage.

The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, SC) makes its announcement.

That Calvin and Hobbes illustration above reminds me of…

Not so long ago, a daily C&H strip cost almost a quarter of a million dollars.
Now comes a colored hand Calvin and Hobbes Sunday page featuring the two title characters in each panel and signed by Bill Watterson.

 
© Bill Watterson

As the song asks “How high can you fly?”

Ruben Bolling — the pen name of “Tom the Dancing Bug” cartoonist Ken Fisher — seems to be doing pretty well. The Tufts and Harvard Law graduate’s comic is released nationally via Andrews McMeel; Clover Press is publishing a fine set of color paperbacks collecting his complete works; and he just received the coveted Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society. Oh, and he was a 2021 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.

But we have the feeling that he could give up everything to live in a world without Donald Trump.

 
© Ruben Bolling

Ruben Bolling is interviewed on Strip Search.

Boston.com offers an edited transcript.

There was a comic book store in Cambridge, Million Year Picnic?

I would go over there and, you know, satisfy my itch for superhero comics for the first time in years, but I would also get into some of the underground alternative comics there. One of them I picked up was a Zippy book called “Are We Have Fun Yet?” by Bill Griffith, and it sort of rearranged my thoughts about what I could do as a cartoonist. I didn’t have to be a Doonesbury style cartoonist, that kind of, you know, wry sense of humor. I might have a silly sense of humor and non-sequences and satire.

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