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When The Far Side Went Too Far?
According to a 2019 interview with Larson in the New York Times, Larson revealed that he had numerous moments where he was going to be pulled from newspapers by controversy, but one stuck out in his mind the most. The comic was titled “Tethercat“…
The Far Side by Gary Larson © Gary Larson
“To me,” Larson told the Times, “and I assume my editor, it didn’t cross any line because this was just a game dogs might play. But that one got people stirred up. Especially cat people.”
Bringing Up Father by George McManus (1940) © King Features Syndicate
Did Tony DePaul Go Too Far Outside the Box?
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In the weeks ahead, I’ll find time to write up a report for you on why this story, and why now. In brief: the hour is short, that’s why.
We’ll talk about it.
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Scott Jensen Goes The Card Side For The Win
birthday card © Oatmeal Studios
Scott Jensen recently received an award from the National Cartoonists Society for his work in greeting cards.
Jensen has been drawing greeting cards for Oatmeal Studios for more than 35 years.
“I’ve always been open to doing many different forms of cartoons, but greeting cards is the area that seemed to take off the most for me, so I’m happy with that.”
Digby's Hardware by Scott Jensen © Scott Jensen
In addition to creating greeting cards, he draws and writes “Digby’s Hardware,” a comic strip in The Hardware Connection, a trade magazine for hardware retailers.
“That’s fun, too. It’s four panels, so it’s a different way of playing the joke out,” he said. “I enjoy it all.”
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Drawn & Quarterly Goes Far Back For Graphic Novel
Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly have announced the first graphic novel based directly on A.A. Milne’s original Winnie-the-Pooh book, which will be written and illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Travis Dandro.
art © Travis Dandro
Adapting Milne’s 1926 collection of children’s stories (originally illustrated by E.H. Shepard), the book will presumably retell the adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh, and his friends Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Owl, Rabbit, and more in the Hundred Acre Wood. (Tigger, who was introduced in 1928’s The House at Pooh Corner, does not feature in the first book.)
The announcement comes shortly after Winnie-the-Pooh entered the public domain in the United States earlier this year…
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