Comic strips from the past week celebrating comic books from the past. Plus detectives, meddling old ladies, foul-mouthed young ladies, respect for passed cartoonists, and negative zones and happy places.
The week started with National Comic Book Day and Rory is in The Barn celebrating.
Busy body Mary Worth does the stereotypical Mary Worth thing.
As does Dick Tracy:
Clues are coming fast and furious. Aldus Manutius – printer. X Libris – library. Spinnet – piano. Tinkov – ?? Rhoacle – scrambled anagram with oracle? (or is it Rhoade?) George Gant – Beware of Toddler.
Luann introduces another word to the funny pages that wouldn’t be seen on the comic pages of my youth.
Whereas Zack Hill uses a word that has been around for a century (love those onomatopoeia panels).
Though I would give Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Dakota more credit for going to the Negative (Space) Zone.
Keith Knight at The K Chronicles pays tribute to comic book cartoonist Joe Matt.
Rich Powell at Wide Open! pays homage to cartoonist Charles Addams.
Back to The Barn: As I went on my bike ride at 7 o’clock this morning I headed west and I saw what Rory saw, a big beautiful full moon low on the horizon, not quite setting.