The week started, more or less since Monday was a holiday, with a Tuesday adjacent comics synchronicity.
Thoughts while you’re blowing out those candles.
Let’s lighten the mood with a really easy comic strip quiz from MeTV.
Too easy. But did you catch the error they made?
More trivia: Those Fusstones look familiar in Tuesday’s Lug Nuts.
… not every comic-strip couple is like Blondie and Dagwood. Here are six absolutely miserable funny-papers marriages, ranging from the slightly snarky to what is probably the most abusive couple that was ever played for laughs.
Cracked presents The Six Most Miserable Marriages in Comic-Strip History.
Was surprised that who I thought would be #1 came in #2, and Maggie and Jiggs didn’t make the list.
“You remind me of a man.”
My first thoughts were Ben or Earl, but then the brilliant mind of Edison Lee also guessed wrong.
So what else is reaching, even surpassing, pre-pandemic levels? Attendance at the Charles Schulz Museum.
In December, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, recorded its highest attendance in 21 years.
Since July, we have seen a 22% increase over our pre-COVID 2019 attendance,” said Gina Huntsinger, director of the museum
“Last month, we broke the record for the most visitors ever in one month,” she added. “The Museum welcomed just shy of 11,000 people from December 1-31.”
Just a quick note that GoComics hasn’t updated Real Life Adventures this year and that Andrews McMeel Syndication recently dropped the title from their list of syndicated comics. The creators retired last year.
I was, of course, fully aware of the Tom the Dancing Bug book collections.
What I just learned is that Tom the Dancing Bug collections are available as pdf ebooks.
Now available for your reading pleasure: The 2023 Tom the Dancing Bug Annual!
This pdf contains every Tom the Dancing Bug comic of 2023, plus exclusive commentary, all digitized for your reading pleasure.
Ending with an appreciation of Broom-Hilda backgrounds.