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Archives for April, 2012

Scott Adams posts killed Dilbert strip about Apple’s lust dust

Scott Adams on a recently killed Dilbert strip: My editor thinks this comic is inappropriate for newspapers. He might be right. You won’t see this one published anywhere else.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 9 Comments

Newspapers react positively to Funky Winkerbean gay prom story-line

Today kicks off a four-week story-line in Tom Batiuk’s Funky Winkerbean around the topic of a gay couple wanting to attend prom together. I reviewed the series last week. I’ve scanned the news this morning looking for newspapers who are telling their readers that they’ve pulled the strip or moved it off the comics pages, […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

NYT Reviews Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother?

Alison Bechdel, creator of Dykes to Watch out For and creator/author of the graphic memoir Fun Home, has a new book out entitled Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama. The New York Times gives it a favorable review: Bechdel weaves emotional honesty with highbrow deliberation in a way that is never burdensome, and mostly […]

Posted on: Apr 30, 2012,  Section: Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on NYT Reviews Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother?

Who drew that Draw Something Part 8

Here’s the last Draw Something. Again, guess the word being depicted (using the letters provided) and the artist. The possible artists are: Jason Chatfield Mike Cope Stacy Curtis Chris Eliopoulos Shannon Wheeler Visit their website if you need to see what their drawing style is like.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 4 Comments

Who drew that Draw Something Part 7

Here’s the seventh Draw Something. Again, guess the word being depicted (using the letters provided) and the artist. The possible artists are: Jason Chatfield Mike Cope Stacy Curtis Chris Eliopoulos Shannon Wheeler Visit their website if you need to see what their drawing style is like.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 2 Comments

Check out: Just the First Frame

Henry Kuo developed a website that displays the first frame of a comic. I created Just the First Frame to be the best way to discover comics on the web. Two opposing issues surround web comics today: discoverability (sharing) and copyright infringement. I believe that showing only the first frame of each comic elegantly solves […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: web comics, Comments: 3 Comments

News flash: Batman is gay

According to an article on pinknews.co.uk (Europe?s Largest Gay News Network), Action Comics writer Grant Morrison says the Batman character is gay. “Gayness is built into Batman,” he said, adding, “I’m not using gay in the pejorative sense, but Batman is very, very gay. There’s just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he’s […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: Comic Books, Comments: 15 Comments

Who drew that Draw Something Part 6

Here’s the sixth Draw Something. Again, guess the word being depicted (using the letters provided) and the artist. The possible artists are: Jason Chatfield Mike Cope Stacy Curtis Chris Eliopoulos Shannon Wheeler Visit their website if you need to see what their drawing style is like.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 1 Comment

IDW to release first Popeye comic books in 30 years

News from IDW: One of the most famous comic-strip characters of all time appears in new comic-book adventures starting this week. Popeye the Sailor, created by E.C. Segar and first appearing in the comic strip “Thimble Theatre” in January 1929, is starring in new comic-book stories from IDW Publishing.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: Children's Books, Comments: Comments Off on IDW to release first Popeye comic books in 30 years

Who drew that Draw Something Part 5

Here’s the fifth Draw Something. Again, guess the word being depicted (using the letters provided) and the artist. The possible artists are: Jason Chatfield Mike Cope Stacy Curtis Chris Eliopoulos Shannon Wheeler Visit their website if you need to see what their drawing style is like.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 2 Comments

Who drew that Draw Something Part 4

Here’s the fourth Draw Something. Again, guess the word being depicted (using the letters provided) and the artist. The possible artists are: Jason Chatfield Mike Cope Stacy Curtis Chris Eliopoulos Shannon Wheeler Visit their website if you need to see what their drawing style is like.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 2 Comments

Gil Thorp retrospective planned

For those in the Connecticut area: Gil Thorp, popularly regarded as an “always trying to do the right thing” kind of guy, has been known throughout the area, and beyond, for more than half a century. And now, fans of the “Milford High coach” and those who would like to get acquainted will have an […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

Check out comics page from 1947

Herald Journal comic page from 1947 I found this Herald Journal comics page from 1947 from a link provided by Tom Spurgeon. I think Tom’s point was the use of the word “butthead” in the Archie comic strip. As I looked at the page, a couple of things strike me. Despite having a much large […]

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 10 Comments

Who drew that Draw Something Part 3

Congratulations to Marlene MW who guessed the second one. Here’s the third Draw Something. Again, guess the word being depicted (using the letters provided) and the artist. The possible artists are: Jason Chatfield Mike Cope Stacy Curtis Chris Eliopoulos Shannon Wheeler Visit their website if you need to see what their drawing style is like.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 3 Comments

Who drew that Draw Something Part 2

Congratulations to Darryl Heine who guessed the first one. Here’s the second Draw Something. Again, guess the word being depicted (using the letters provided) and the artist. The possible artists are: Jason Chatfield Mike Cope Stacy Curtis Chris Eliopoulos Shannon Wheeler Visit their website if you need to see what their drawing style is like.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2012,  Section: Daily Cartoonist, Comments: 4 Comments