Wednesday, August 29, 2012

USPS has Burroughs and Tarzan stamps

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan is a creation of the pulps, but he's been in comic strips and books and cartoons for so long that it's worth noting that the Post Office has just released a stamp of Burroughs and Tarzan.

One can order them here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Post reports The Simpsons stamps undersold

Simpsons stamps wasted $1.2 million for Postal Service, report says [in print as Inspector general to Postal Service, D'oh! $1.2 million wasted on overproduction of 'The Simpsons' stamps, report says, p. B4]
By Angela Grieling Keane / Bloomberg News
Washington Post August 22, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Local cartoonist George Mercer passes away

Published in The Washington Post on August 15, 2012

The death notice says he was "Cartoonist for the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper" and that he designed nine stamps.