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Brewed On Grant by Rob Rogers Returns/update

From the 2018 Departures listing: BREWED ON GRANT by Rob Rogers September 10, 1997 – May 23, 2018 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette weekly/irregular I am happy to have to amend that entry.   Rob Rogers‘ local-to-Pittsburgh comic strip is returning via the Pittsburgh Current. Since he was fired last year by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, editorial cartoonist Rob […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2019,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Cynicism, Realism and Pragmatism

Over in Prickly City, Carmen has been searching for normalcy and Winslow has been denying it means what she thinks it means. The problem with cynicism — a philosophy I tend to align with — is that, while it can provide a comforting sense of stability, it can also lead to inertia. “It’s always been […]

Posted on: Aug 7, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Peanuts: Big Picture on a Small Scale

“Peanuts,” Schulz once said, “deals in defeat.” At its core, the comic parses existential angst, strip by strip—not Cold War anxiety, a cloud under which “Peanuts” developed and flourished, but the garden-variety anxieties found in everyday life. Charlie Brown is the comic’s everyman, adept at losing one day and still rising the next to see […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Jim Davis Sells Garfield to Nickelodeon/Viacom

Viacom has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Paws, Inc., the entity that holds all global intellectual property rights to both “Garfield” as well as “U.S. Acres,” another Davis creation, including corresponding rights related to content, consumer products, and location-based experiences. The acquisition is expected to close in the upcoming weeks. Financial terms were […]

Posted on: Aug 6, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

Little Orphan Tannkie McNamara and Other History

95 years ago today Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray appeared. Earlier this year Annie made a guest appearance in the Dick Tracy comic strip.     45 years ago today Tank McNamara by Jeff Millar and Bill Hinds debuted. A look at the tife and hard limes of Tank.  Tank McNamara today.     […]

Posted on: Aug 5, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies come on a Monday this week

(I’m going to take a day to let the more serious editorial commentary catch up.)   I find it most encouraging that Wallace the Brave is of a generation that wears helmets without thinking too hard about it. Helmets came up with the re-emergence of skateboards, so my kids caught some of it, but they […]

Posted on: Aug 5, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Special Spokane Non Sequitur on a Wiley Weekend

  It’s a Wiley Miller weekend in Spokane, Washington. Yesterday the Spokane Spokesman-Review featured a couple pages touting the return of the Non Sequitur comic to the newspaper. Today it continues with the return of the comic strip tp the newspaper’s funny pages. But there’s more. First Wiley apologizes: Remorse is an understatement. I’m gutted […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

Monsters of the Midway Reassemble!

The 2019 NFL season is a month away, but preseason is here. And so are the Chicago Bears as the Monsters of the Midway, with a new team and a new comic strip. or, as Stan Lee would put it,   The new Monsters:   Some of the “villains” they will face this season:   […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, sports cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Monsters of the Midway Reassemble!

Non Sequitur (and Wiley) Return to Spokane

…Then there’s Non Sequitur. It’s typically witty. Often irreverent. Sometimes laugh-out-loud funny. And nearly always a little weird. Or a lot weird. Its creator, Wiley Miller, has never been afraid of using his obscure humor to poke fun at presidents representing both sides of the aisle. But many felt Miller went too far back in […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Non Sequitur (and Wiley) Return to Spokane

Randall Munroe Gives Us “How To” Advice

Take this quandary from Munroe’s latest book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (Riverhead, Sept.): “How to Move.” On the surface, the problem is simple enough: transporting stuff from one place to another presents no immediately confounding issues, beyond the obvious. “At some point in the move,” Munroe writes, “many people take […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2019,  Section: Books, Comic strips, How-to, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Randall Munroe Gives Us “How To” Advice

CSotD: Fear and Hygiene in the Friday Funnies

Thanks, Greg Cravens. It’s always particularly nice when a cartoonist puts one of the things you’ve thought to yourself into graphic form, and even nicer when it’s a wise-ass observation. And even nicer than that when it’s a wise-ass observation you never get to share because it occurs to you when you are, if not […]

Posted on: Aug 2, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on CSotD: Fear and Hygiene in the Friday Funnies

Another Monday by Chaplain (Maj.) Dicks Returns

The Fort Hood Sentinel welcomes back the Another Monday comic panel by Chaplain (Maj) Stephen Dicks to its pages. “Another Monday” is back. Due to a recent permanent change of station back to the Great Place, Chaplain (Maj.) Stephen Dicks, 1st Cavalry Division Artillery chaplain, will be a regular contributor to the Sentinel, injecting his […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Another Monday by Chaplain (Maj.) Dicks Returns

New Comic: Tales From Eno by Colby Stith

Young cartoonist Colby Stith has snagged a spot in Colony Magazine, a monthly distributed to the coastal area north of Los Angeles. Colby’s Tales From Eno panel will appear monthly beginning in August 2019. Colby said that he’s been drawing comic strips since he was in the second grade and worked with his cousin on […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Magazine cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on New Comic: Tales From Eno by Colby Stith

Comics You’d MOST Like to See Return

Earlier this year the Ruston Daily Leader switched out some of their comic strips. Sounds like they had a few complaints. A few months ago, we changed the comics (or “funnies”) package that runs in the printed Ruston Daily Leader each day. We’ve heard much feedback from the community… So please take the time to check up […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Comic Strips Promote Harry’s Mystery Items

Harry’s, a UK-based toiletries company, has added comic strips to their mystery item program. Harry’s introduced the Mystery Item programme to their online retail experience in 2018, one year after the brand was founded. It has now become a permanent offer and has risen to become their second most popular product. Items that the customer […]

Posted on: Jul 31, 2019,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on Comic Strips Promote Harry’s Mystery Items