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Love Is… Political?

Just me? Or is today’s panel unusually political?  

Posted on: Jul 7, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

New Far Side Stuff by Gary Larson is Here!

As promised Gary Larson has returned! And it’s annotated: … So a few years ago—finally fed up with my once-loyal but now reliably traitorous pen—I decided to try a digital tablet … I got one, fired it up, and lo and behold, something totally unexpected happened: within moments, I was having fun drawing again. I […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Fighting Hate With Homework

Here are the most recent two days at Prickly City, and whether or not this is going to be a week-long story arc, Scott Stantis has already outlined the dilemma facing thoughtful conservatives. It’s that whole thing about whether it’s nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageously offensive blathering or […]

Posted on: Jul 7, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

Macanemo

Today’s Dark Side of the Horse reminds me … … of that fine Henrietta in the Land of Wonderful Dreams daily sequence last week: Macanudo is a highlight of the funny pages!   Little Nemo images from The Comic Strip Library.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

The Day After “The Glorious Fourth”

It is still the holiday weekend and some residue remains. A print of that fine Mutts comic is available.   As the embers of the fireworks die out in Prince Valiant.   It’s police detective meets private detective as Dethany joins Dick Tracy again. update: This will be a true crossover. Bill Holbrook announces: I […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Post-holiday clean-up

I was going to avoid politics today, but I’m not sure this Candorville counts as politics so much as sociology. Yesterday’s social media postings were full of white folks being shocked and righteously indignant that the original Independence Day didn’t free anyone but them. It reminded me of my oft-told story of coming away from […]

Posted on: Jul 5, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments

The Glorious Fourth

Earlier today Old Man Peterson showed some 4th of July comics from his youth. But I’m a young Hep Cat, so here’s some comic strips from today’s papers. These days daily comics come with color so The Fourth landing on a Saturday doesn’t disallow for a red, white, and blue fireworks display. Dustin and Dennis […]

Posted on: Jul 4, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 1 Comment

CSotD: Sunday, July 4, 1920

A century ago, July 4 fell on a Sunday, which provides some long-form comics. Oddly enough, it provides only a limited amount of holiday hoopla, and I didn’t find a lot of Independence Day graphics to brighten up the place. Instead, Page Ones were covering the Democratic Convention, which, as this Boston Globe Extra explains, […]

Posted on: Jul 4, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 6 Comments

CSotD: Friday Funnies – This time it’s personal

Let’s begin this very personal saunter through the funnies with a self-own in the form of this Bizarro. Back in my Struggling Author days, I dwelt in the land of D-level rejection: My novel manuscript would often come back with a personal — rather than a pre-printed — letter, but never the kind that asked […]

Posted on: Jul 3, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

Three-Word Answer: A Heartfelt Q&A with Dave Whamond

On today’s “Three-Word Answer” we talked with award-winning cartoonist, illustrator and children’s author Dave Whamond. The pen, heart and mind behind more than 50 books, Dave’s also been creating his syndicated comic panel “Reality Check” since 1995. An Alberta, Canada native, Dave has been called “one helluva guy” by too many people to count. If […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 5 Comments

Happy 90th to Al Wiesner

Al Wiesner was born on July 2, 1930. Albert S. Wiesner didn’t jump into the comics scene as a youngster. He served in the U.S.A.F. and then earned a living as a women’s hairdresser. But always having an itch for cartooning. Finally, in the mid-1980s, Al took the plunge. “I had said to my wife, […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Life in the Idiocracy

Let’s begin apolitically, with this Greg Kearney depiction of the woman who was gored by a bison a few days ago at Yellowstone. Last time I was at Yellowstone, I passed a jogger, then came over a hill and saw a herd of bison, so I slowed down until the jogger caught up so that […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 9 Comments

James Allen and Mark Trail Take Different Paths

Cartoonist James Allen disclosed today that he will be leaving the Mark Trail comic strip. On his Adventures Group Facebook page James revealed: “Tis true – Mark Trail and I have parted ways. The strip will continue with a bit of a new direction! For the most part, I had a good time doing it, […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 16 Comments

New Stuff From Gary Larson and The Far Side

GoComics has announced that “new stuff” is coming from cartoonist Gary Larson. When The Far Side website premiered last Winter Fall there were hints that Gary would not only present the old cartoons but also publish new creations. It seems that will be the case in July. As for what the “new stuff” will be […]

Posted on: Jun 30, 2020,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

No White Privilege for Scott Adams

Cartoonist and social media maven (he’s been retweeted by President Trump) Scott Adams has created a twitterstorm in responding to a tweet and claiming reverse racism. “I lost my TV show for being white when UPN decided it would focus on an African-American audience. That was the third job I lost for being white. The […]

Posted on: Jun 29, 2020,  Section: Animation, Comic strips, Controversies, Television, Comments: 2 Comments