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Archives for August, 2020

Funnies Fun and Games

Join Phoebe and Marigold on a trip through the history books for 10 magical facts about the most stunning creatures to ever trot the Earth.   Okay Sherlock, another Minit Mystery to test your abilities of deduction!Can you gather the clues and solve the whodunit before the September 6 denouement?The special Dick Tracy segment began […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Funnies Fun and Games

CSotD: Blamecasting

I’ll confess (A) I didn’t stay up for the RNC, it being hard enough to get up at 4 AM to get this blog together and (B) I certainly saw more than enough clips this morning of Don Jr’s girlfriend screaming. And I saw that Herschel Walker endorsed the fellow who, lest we forget, should […]

Posted on: Aug 25, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 7 Comments

Thinning The Herd at GoComics

As is my habit on Sundays I turn to Steve McGarry’s Biographic to check if the new page features Ray and Dave Davies and The Kinks. (A futile exercise that has habitually disappointed me for years.) Yesterday I was disappointed because there was no Biographic at the GoComics site. Looking around finds that other features […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Web Sites, Comments: 4 Comments

What’d I Miss? The 100th Installment

Earlier this month, on August 14, 2020, I missed the 100th What’d I Miss comic strip anniversary. The weekly What’d I Miss, by R. Alan Brooks and Cori Redford, began in The Colorado Sun on September 16, 2018 with this introduction: Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on What’d I Miss? The 100th Installment

CSotD: The Party you have dialed is no longer in service

This Clay Bennett panel seems harsh. But if he drew back and provided a longer perspective, you’d see all the empty lockers and abandoned uniforms and, in a more just and sane world, there’d be a climactic scene in which star player Kellyanne Conway turns in her playbook and says, “I can’t do this anymore,” […]

Posted on: Aug 24, 2020,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

Idaho State Journal Makes Comics Page Changes – update

Original August 21, 2020 post: Over last weekend the Idaho State Journal made changes to their daily comics page. As we continue to navigate through the changing COVID-19 world, we have made some changes to our daily comics and puzzles. This is based on availability, cost savings and better production methods. We apologize if we […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 8 Comments

Spaceman Spiff – The Movie Trailer (fan art)

The opening voice over quotes Calvin from the November 8, 1989 comic strip. From Calvin and Hobbes fan Joseph Conover: My fan-made interpretation of Spaceman Spiff from Calvin and Hobbes! This is not canon, not part of any series, not for profit, 100% unofficial, and only for exhibition. This is merely fan art and NOT […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Spaceman Spiff – The Movie Trailer (fan art)

A Look Back: British Intel Animal Farm Comic Strip

From The National Archives of the UK: George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’, first published on [August 17] 75 years ago in 1945, is a work familiar to many. The fable (or ‘fairy story’ as Orwell described it) of a gang of animals who take over their farm, overthrowing the cruel Farmer Jones, only to end up […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, International, Comments: Comments Off on A Look Back: British Intel Animal Farm Comic Strip

CSotD: Looking behind the curtains

Wallace the Brave is consistently filled with such surreal touches that it is generally easier to point out the ways it could have gone wrong than to explain where it all came from in the first place. The timing is exquisite: My feeders have been crowded the past two weeks as birds either gas up […]

Posted on: Aug 23, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 5 Comments

Happy George Herriman’s Birthday from Tisserand

George Herriman was born 140 years ago on August 22, 1880. To celebrate Michael Tisserand, the author of Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White (highly recommended), has given us a present. Sez Michael: In 2016, when I published Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White, I included an author’s note […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Happy George Herriman’s Birthday from Tisserand

Shoe Bids Farewell to Plugger Gary Brookins

As announced earlier this year Gary Brookins has decided to retire from the daily grind.It appears he has timed his last dailies to fall on the same August 22, 2020 day. Pluggers: Before moving on Plugger Gary gave youngster Rick McKee some advice yesterday. Elsewhere on today’s comics page the Treetops Tattler crew says farewell […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Doing the Aftermath

“The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on,” the Arabic saying goes, and, the DNC having concluded, the analysis begins. Darrin Bell is unhappy that the convention speakers didn’t unfold a complete blueprint, but I’m not sure when that has ever happened. Even in the days when the platform was written and only then a […]

Posted on: Aug 22, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

What Might Have Been – Nancy (part two)

Two or three decades ago the syndicate was entertaining auditions for cartoonists to take on the Nancy comic strip. Well, two or three years ago the syndicate did it all over again. Shaenon K. Garrity was among those who worked up samples. It seems Shaenon went with gags working off week-long arcs. She recently dug […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Friday Funnies – Tales of Anxiety and Perception

Most weeks, Friday Funnies are things that made me chuckle, perhaps snicker, occasionally LOL, but this Rhymes With Orange channels some really good existential dread. Which made me really laugh, but only because I’ve embraced my inner slacker and I don’t have those dreams anymore. I don’t know if it’s a sign of achieving inner peace […]

Posted on: Aug 21, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 3 Comments

School Project Pulled Due To Fitzsimmons Cartoon

From The Texan: A cartoon depiction of a police officer which tacitly compared him to a member of the Ku Klux Klan and slave owners was distributed as part of an assignment given by 8th grade social studies teachers in Wylie ISD, a school district primarily in Collin County northeast of Dallas. The school district […]

Posted on: Aug 20, 2020,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments