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Jim Nolan
New York
Jim grew up in Buffalo, NY. He is married to Isabella Bannerman.
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Thank goodness for fuzzy slippers. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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A screengrab from Heritage Auctions. More info below. Bidding ends this Sunday, April 8. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from "Comics Kingdom" article A nice piece about how some cartoonists also draw picture books. It asks, "do they have any in the works?" As a matter of fact, Isabella does, and it's really good. The article includes the information I post below and much more. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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I'd like to buy a pair of those shoes. Not so sure about the cars, though. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's Monday Six Chix cartoon. Hey, that looks a lot like our basement. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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There's always a line for this massage. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Click to enlarge. Buffalonians may recognize City Hall and the waterfront in these beautiful panels. I love how the woman's windswept hair is drawn. Six Chix is now available for free on Apple News. Just search for "Six Chix" and tap on the logo. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's Six Chix Cartoon. Have a great Monday at the office. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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A screengrab from The Guardian about a terrific idea to memorialize Mary Wollstonecraft. She wrote and lived fearlessly, and was ahead of her time by hundreds of years. Today she's more popular and influential than ever, a perfect person to celebrate on International Woman's Day. Do we have a sticker of Wollstonecraft at Literary Locations you can order? Actually, we have two. You can learn more about the statue effort at maryonthegreen.org Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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This week, "Six Chix" will be celebrating International Women's Day. Here's an article from the King Features Syndicate blog with cartoonists writing about women cartoonists they admire. Isabella gives her opinion at the top of it. For a better look at Isabella's cartoon, click on the image to enlarge it. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's "Six Chix" cartoon. You can listen to my essay about snow shoveling here, and see a photo of my dad in 1932 on Granger Place in Buffalo, shovel in hand. Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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We were on the right hand side of this cartoon yesterday. Happy President's Day. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from The New Yorker. The illustration is by Henning Wagenbreth. A terrific read about Mary Shelley by Jill Lepore, in which she examines Frankenstein from an American perspective. I have also been learning about this fascinating writer in Richard Holmes's Footsteps: Adventures of a Romantic Biographer. In 1972, Holmes followed the path of the Shelleys through Italy. It's a brilliant account of his journey and how he grapples to understand their lives and relationships. In This Long Pursuit: Reflections of a Romantic Biographer, Holmes writes about Mary Shelley's mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, with similar insight. Any book by Richard Holmes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's beautifully drawn Six Chix cartoon by Isabella. I also love the way Isabella writes the script. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone. Text someone a heart emoji. Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Above, a close-up of the Heritage Comics & Comic Art Auction catalog cover. Another snapshot from the Heritage Auction catalog, of the original art for two Sunday Bannerman Six Chix cartoons. Each of the strip's six cartoonists draws one day of the week, and takes turns drawing the Sunday panel. They will be auctioned off Feb. 22-24 in Dallas. Here is a link to the webpage with her "lots," where they can be bid on. The art is in black and white—color was added later when they were actually printed. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's Six Chix cartoon by Isabella Bannerman. How is a rabbit supposed to work in conditions like that? Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Screengrab from American Battle Monuments Commission website The Somme American Cemetery near Bony, France, is where my great uncle, Lieut. John V. Curry, is buried. This year will mark the 100th anniversary of his death on May 28, 1918, as well as the Centennial of the first U.S. offensive of World War I, the Battle of Cantigny. I have visited the cemetery with my sons, and made a short essay about it here. My great grandmother, Sara Curry, wanted him to "rest where he fell." You can read her letter to the Army about that here. Sara visited her son's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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An article from (I think) The Wilkes-Barre Record from Saturday, May 14, 1921, sent to me by Matt Conrad. Matt is a descendant of Lieut. Duddy; Lieut. Curry is my great uncle. The Irish War of Independence would end on July 11, 1921, but it would not bring peace. Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Click to enlarge. An article from a Scranton, PA newspaper (I believe The Scranton Republican) sent to me by Matt Conrad, a descendent of Lieut. Michael J. Duddy, who appears at the left in the photo. Lieut. Charles O'Brien, to the right, was also killed in action. Lieut. James Reap, in the middle, survived the war. But, as the article notes: "Reap himself was desperately wounded in the heroic struggle, suffering from a combination of seven wounds and three gassings, the last from mustard phosgene when it was first introduced by the Germans as a deadly element that could not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Sent to me by Matt Conrad, a relative of Lieut. Michael J. Curry, who is featured at the far left of the top row. The ad must have run in 1918 between Lieut. Duddy's death in August, and the War's end in November. According to Wikipedia, Liberty Bonds were not successful with the general public: "the bond campaigns are remembered more for their associated level of coercion and bullying than its patriotic and voluntary nature." As always, thanks for sharing this, Matt. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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An article from 1918 sent to me by Matt Conrad, that describes a banquet in Lieut. Michael J. Duddy's honor for "winning an Army commission at Camp Niagara." It is attended by my great uncle, Lieut. John V. Curry. Both would be killed in action that year. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of their deaths. I like being able to post these old news clippings, because in time those interested in the subject will find them through a simple Google search. Thanks for sending, Matt. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Thanks, Alice! I like Hi and Lois, too. Lois, I read, is Beetle's cousin. Who knew?
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2018 on Mort Walker at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Mort Walker, who passed away on January 27, was a funny man, and a great draftsman. At a National Cartoonists Society conference, he was kind enough to hand out signed copies of Mort Walker's Private Scrapbook, and it was obvious from just a quick look that he could draw anything exceptionally well. Isabella and I used to see him at various cartoonist gatherings, where he cut an elegant and friendly figure. When Isabella sent him a piece of artwork, he generously returned the favor, sending her this original Beetle Bailey panel in 2011. She was thrilled to get it. According... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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An article from 1918 sent to me by Matt Conrad, that describes a banquet in Lieut. Michael J. Duddy's honor for "winning an Army commission at Camp Niagara." It is attended by my great uncle, Lieut. John V. Curry. Both would be killed in action that year. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of their deaths. I like being able to post these old news clippings, because in time those interested in the subject will find them through a simple Google search. Thanks for sending, Matt. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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I think I've heard my socks say that. I really like how this cartoon is colored, and the two different kinds of lettering. Have a great Monday, everyone. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog