Some Recent Comics Stuff


Tom Batiuk spent a few days of his Funky Winkerbean last week dishing on young’uns unknowledge of zipatone and Dr. Martin’s and other old school cartooning equipment.



Magazine and Marmaduke cartoonist Brad Anderson‘s papers have been donated to the Billy Ireland.



Some (well, at least one) major bookstores break protocol by putting out new releases early, seemingly without repercussions. The indies are, with good reason, not happy about it. Publishers Weekly reports.



I have Nonverbal Learning Disorder. NLD is a particular type of autism…

One day, after a sarcastic comment that I can’t remember, I told my dad that I didn’t understand why he was mean sometimes. His face paled like a ghost, I remember that. I remember him saying he wasn’t being mean, he was being sarcastic, hoping that would be enough. It wasn’t…

Sometime that week, he gave me every little rectangular paperback reprint of Garfield he could find.

Two days later, the world made more sense than it ever had before. It wasn’t a magical cure-all, nothing of the sort. But I understood that things like sarcasm and irony existed around me in ways that I didn’t before.

Garfield helps autistic kid better understand people.



“Pibgorn” is an online-only, when-Brooke McEldowney-feels-like-it comic: maybe only two episodes a week. Its eponymous star, Pibgorn, is an exquisite female fairy who can be tiny and dance on cobwebs, but also normal human size and quite attractive to, and sometimes attracted by, ordinary human males. She is a redhead with Caucasian hands and tootsies, clothed in skin-tight light green, if it is indeed clothing.

Evan Hazard appreciates the talents of Brooke McEldowney.

The timing is right as Brooke is starting, what seems to be, an origins of Pib story.



Speaking of webcomics and beginnings…
Charles Brubaker has started a Kickstarter campaign for Volume 1 of his Fuzzy Princess.



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