Stuff and Nonsense

What could be more nonsensical than a MAD parody of a non-existant TV western?
How about a second MAD parody of that same non-existant TV show.


Tom Richmond and Andrew Secunda take on “Bounty Law” again, this time it will be part of the bonuses in the new hardback novelization of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

Tom explains:

… the second parody Andrew Secunda and I did of the fictional “Bounty Law” TV show for a mini-MAD that was exclusive to the “Collector’s Edition Ultra HD Blu-Ray” of the film. That mini-MAD was pretty hard to come by, but I would think this hardcover book will be easy to get.

… I have no idea what the format will be. I did the art for a tiny, 5 3/8 x 6 3/4 page size, so I HOPE they don’t enlarge it to a full page, but I imagine they will.


You Know You’re From Buffalo If …
they forget to list you on the September book releases list.

Hey Kids! Here’s a Comic I forgot  to list as available in September.

Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Adam Zyglis‘ new book will be available later this month.

You Know You’re From Buffalo If … is a delightful, illustrated romp through this one-of-a-kind city. As Adam Zyglis proves, Buffalo is a place that is proud of who it is and likes nothing better than a good laugh, and often at itself. The cartoons in the book are laugh-out-loud funny, tickling the funny bone on every page.

Buffalo is in Adam’s blood, and you might say You Know You’re From Buffalo If… is his love letter to the city, in all its contradictions and resplendent glory.

Pre-order now.


Don’t you hate it when they “improve” on the original?

New Yorker historian and cartoonist Michael Maslin doesn’t mind the people that created the image fiddling with it: Rea Irvin’s Talk Masthead: A Primer, but he will not let go of the modern updating.

It has been written before and it is certainly true that Harold Ross’s great invention, The New Yorker, was a work in progress from the get-go. If you need proof, just take a look at one of the magazine’s signature elements — its Talk Of The Town masthead, created by The New Yorker‘s first and only art supervisor


The adults in Peanuts.

The Schulz Celebrity Golf Classic always brings to mind when Sparky, in the Peanuts comic strip’s early years drew populated the strip with grownups in a golf sequence.

And occasionally thereafter.




The 311th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium features comics historian Richard Samuel West with an ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM.

From Peanuts to Puck, Richard Samuel West traces his passion for the American cartoon, with stories from his long-standing friendships with leading cartoonists and references to the half-dozen books he’s written on American cartoon history.