There were a number of tributes to past cartoonists in the past week’s comic strips.
Speaking of MAD, Thatababy goes with their maddest artist.
(Just to avoid confusion Jantze above was celebrating cartoonists but not necessarily birthdays.)
Here’s the strips that introduced Cherry in April of 1946:
Bill Griffith, whose new Three Rocks book I have just started, uses his Friday Zippy to disrespect the current Nancy cartoonist. Now I’m fairly neutral on Nancy, whether by Ernie Bushmiller or Olivia Jaimes, but the day before Griffy picked on Olivia the gag seemed rather Bushmiller-esque to me, just the sort of strip Ernie enthusiasts would praise coming from the Nancy creator.
Also people seem to enjoy bashing the new Alley Oop…
but I’ve been enjoying the last few weeks of Allward’s (Allward!?) unreal reality.
So, Mike and I usually highlight different strips but I gotta second his recommending the new Crabgrass story.
It started last Monday and is promising to be a fun Halloween story over the the next few weeks.
Missed the in-joke.
I was so taken with the art that I hadn’t noticed that McDonnell didn’t date the October 14 Mutts strip.
Only he did! (hat tip to Charles Brubaker for the catch.)
Coming back around to Mutts brings us back to inspiration and today’s Six Chix.
Which, like that Nancy strip upstream, has meta qualities.
Last word goes to Carmen and Winslow of Prickly City © Scott Stantis :
War, huh (good God y’all) What is it good for?