Comic Stryptophan

Since we all went a little overboard yesterday
I’ll follow Mike’s lead and start off with a Man Overboard strip.

© Man Martin

Moving on…

The New Popeye

Joining the new Popeye Sunday page by Randy Milholland and Randy and Shadia Amin’s bi-weekly Olive & Popeye strip is the new manga influenced Eye Lie Popeye by Marcus Williams.

Currently, Eye Lie Popeye plans to unfold in arcs on the web. The first arc will go live here over a period of five weeks, and each page will be available to view for 24 hours. So if you want to know whether Goku finds his way into this collaboration, you will want to check it out ASAP.

© King Features Syndicate has the story of this story about how Popeye lost his eye,
and they interview cartoonist Marcus Williams about how it came about.

In my opinion, Popeye fits perfectly within this action-packed, fighter-comic genre with ease as his world has always been composed of it. Blending the different styles of Popeye’s animated cartoon/comic strip origins and Japanese comic/anime influence has been a joy to say the least.


Apple’s Adventures by Adam Tenbarge

Adam Tenbarge, a 7th grader at Chesterton Middle School, says he has always been artistic.

So it surely came as no surprise to his mother when in October he became the cartoonist for the monthly Trojan Times, an online monthly newspaper created by the school’s Newspaper Club.

above: nice sample of sequential art © Adam Tenbarge

The Chesterton Tribune talks to comics creator Adam Tenbarge and other involved,
and Adam’s comics can be read at The Trojan Times here.


Wall Street Journal Cartoons

When the cat’s away, the editors will play.

That’s what happened at The Wall Street Journal in 1950. While Journal editor and resident curmudgeon William Henry Grimes was away in Europe, other editors, with the blessing of the CEO, took it upon themselves to start publishing a daily cartoon as part of an overall redesign of the editorial page.

above: 1960s Harley Schwadron panel; © Charles Preston

A brief history of The Wall Street Journal’s Pepper … and Salt cartoon panel.