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Frew (Australia) The Phantom comic book wraparound cover by Sunday Phantom artist Jeff Weigel.

 

 

Many of today’s young people seem to know little about history and geography, among other things, and it doesn’t help when even the comics page is feeding misinformation. The Dec. 11 “One Big Happy” has a father asking his son, “What’s Istanbul the capital of?” and the correct answer should be “nothing,” since Ankara is […]

Letter to the Editor: Comic Diminished Geographic Literacy.

 

 

When Apple does something, it does not tend to be done in a small way.

Well, they’ve grabbed Peanuts, for “series, specials, and shorts.” This deal with Peanuts Worldwide is for new content (at least the announced aspects of it), and they get in there the educational material that was being developed with NASA.

So: substantial new Peanuts content, but you’ll have to pay for it.

The above from Nat Gertler‘s The AAUGH blog. A bit more from the L. A. Times.

 

 

Nancy
Cartoonist: Olivia Jaimes
Publisher: United Features Syndicate

Just as Frank Miller shook up Batman with Dark Knight Returns in the 80s, Jaimes reinvented Nancy for the wired generation, and by extension shows that legacy comic strips can still be funny and relevant. Purists were horrified, haters were outraged, but regular people were just laughing. Most impressive of all, Jaimes kept her real identity a secret in the face of interviews, publicity and even an appearance at a con.

The Comic Beat‘s list of The Best Comics of 2018 is 47 comic books and one comic strip.

 

 

Scott Adams tells you how Google is ruining his life for political reason.

Scott Adams is probably best known for creating Dilbert, a comic strip that pokes fun at office life. But if you google Scott Adams, Dilbert isn’t the only image that pops up. It’s not even one of the most eye-grabbing. Instead, a google image search for Adams turns up a string of photo-shopped images of Adams wearing a Nazi uniform. That’s why Adams took to Periscope on Thursday. Of course, the cartoonist wanted to let people know that those Nazi uniforms had been photo-shopped onto him. But he also wanted to say that he believes Google is targeting him, by making sure that those Nazi images come up at the top of every search. And Adams believes that this “awful behavior” is happening because Google doesn’t like the way he talks about President Trump.

Heavy. com carries the story.

 

 

 

Rogers drew the popular syndicated panel comic “KidSpot” from 1985 until a few months ago. Before that, he was the brains behind the kid-focused “Johnny Wonder,” a regular educational feature that included puzzles and word games that ran from 1970 to 1995. During his heyday, Rogers worked 60 to 70 hours per week, sketching out original frames and games for kids.

Don’t know why the Santa Cruz Sentinel updated this 2013 profile of cartoonist Dick Rogers.
But they’ve done it twice this year, the latest just a couple days ago.

 

 

1965 Peanuts comic strip for TV Guide. hat tip: Tom Heintjes and Hogan’s Alley

 

 

 

 

 

Community Comments

#1 Brett Mount
December/17/2018
@ 3:25 am

That Phantom skull sweater is a work of absolute beauty.

#2 Jimmy Delach
December/17/2018
@ 3:46 pm

A little tidbit on “A Charlie Brown Christmas” locally in Tampa. WTVT (the then-CBS affiliate, now FOX) pre-empted the very first airing of “Charlie Brown” (in favor of airing “Laramie”). It wound up getting delayed to air the following Tuesday (12/14).

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