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Bob the Angry Flower – New to GoComics

Stephen Notley’s Bob the Angry Flower is a weekly alternative strip about a walking talking flower who feels ALL the emotions, not just rage. Debuting in 1992, Bob has battled Gamera, bad punctuation, Dick Cheney’s disembodied heart, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, hamster-dropping villain Hamsterfall, US Senator Ted Cruz, vengeful Geat Rothgar, celebrated mathematician Roger […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Bob the Angry Flower – New to GoComics

Mara LLave: Keeper of Time -New Comics Kingdom

  The time stream is in a constant state of disrepair. Timelines diverge and collapse. History is altered, creating tidal waves of change. And that’s on a good day. But thankfully, for eons, the main thruway – the key timeline – has been kept safe by a group of diligent and dedicated “Chronal Keepers.” … […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Mara LLave: Keeper of Time -New Comics Kingdom

Comic Strips & Books Both Foreign & Domestic

  From 1962 is Virgil Partch, Chon Day, Johnny Hart, and more in V2#2 of The PRO (Cartoonist and Gagwriter Magazine). Mike Lynch presents the complete issue.   © somebody or other Buck Rogers in the 20th Century Comic Books Comic books in the 1930s were originally comic strip reprinters. Famous Funnies and the like […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Chelsea Carr Curses GoComics

Appropriately GoComics introduces Curses! by Chelsea Carr on Halloween. From the GoComics blog: The comic strip follows Wilma, a witch who hasn’t quite mastered her magic yet, which gets her into some trouble. She and her family move to a cottage in the middle of the woods so she can have plenty of space to […]

Posted on: Oct 31, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Chelsea Carr Curses GoComics

A Gathering of Gallimaufry

A Hard-Copy of the Morning Newspaper is Vital Art Marmorstein needs four things in the morning: … a warm shower, a bowl of cereal, a cup of coffee and a hard-copy morning newspaper. If my kids have used up all the hot water, a lukewarm or even a cold shower will do the trick. If […]

Posted on: Oct 30, 2022,  Section: Animation, Awards, Books, Cartoonist, Cartoons, Comic strips, Museums, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment

Tex by Jesse Atwell – New GoComics Strip

Tex by Jesse Atwell (signing “jesse”) is a new web comic strip at GoComics. TEX follows namesake character Tex Clapsaddle, an ambitious and imaginative eight-year-old learning to navigate the world outside his comfortable childhood. His parents, Barbara and Wayne, and siblings, Austin and Missy, are along for the ride as each character faces their own […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Tex by Jesse Atwell – New GoComics Strip

The Catholic Cartoon by Joshua Masterson

“The Catholic Cartoon” is an online comic strip written and illustrated by 19-year-old Joshua Masterson of Volo, Ill. A product of Catholic homeschooling, part-time produce clerk and the fifth of 10 children, Mr. Masterson has attracted tens of thousands of followers on Instagram since his first comic in April, with each post regularly getting hundreds […]

Posted on: Sep 2, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Catholic Cartoon by Joshua Masterson

Nukees No More (web and Daily Californian comic)

Since we noted the beginning of a Comics Kingdom webcomic and the ending of a GoComics webcomic let’s also mention another webcomic that has nothing to with either of those sites, though it did have something to do with starting up Keenspot. After 25 years and seven months Darren Bleuel has brought his Nukees webcomic […]

Posted on: Sep 1, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Nukees No More (web and Daily Californian comic)

Luke McGarry’s TLDR Ends

As one webcomic begins, another one ends. Luke McGarry made it known through his Luke McGarry’s TLDR comic strip that he has decided to bring the nearly six-year-old webcomic’s relationship with GoComics to an end tomorrow (August 31). © Luke McGarry Luke also mentioned it on his Twitter feed. I’ve decided to bring my tenure […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Luke McGarry’s TLDR Ends

Olive & Popeye – New Comics Kingdom Strip

Debuting today (August 30, 2022) is Olive & Popeye, a new twice weekly webcomic from Comics Kingdom starring a couple of characters that have been around for 90 to 100 years. The comic strip is by Shadia Amin and Randy Milholland. As Comics Kingdom explains: Olive & Popeye will be available every Tuesday & Thursday […]

Posted on: Aug 30, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Olive & Popeye – New Comics Kingdom Strip

Throw-Stuff-At-The-Wall Thursday

As we jump all over the place let’s start with – The Are You Calvin or Are You Hobbes Quiz. Alison Doherty: I didn’t have the best introduction to Calvin and Hobbes, the comic strip by Bill Watterson that ran between 1985 and 1995 … I thought it was about an annoying, naughty boy with […]

Posted on: Aug 18, 2022,  Section: Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Movies, sports cartoons, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Throw-Stuff-At-The-Wall Thursday

Assorted Accounts of Informed Items

Cartoons Have been Grooming Kids for Decades The last 12 months has witnessed a bit of a frenzy surrounding kids’ entertainment, from bisexual Superman to the first gay dads in Sesame Street to a brief kiss from a lesbian couple in Pixar’s new animated feature Lightyear. In response, reactionaries are rehashing moral panics from previous […]

Posted on: Aug 4, 2022,  Section: Animation, Awards, Cartooning, Events, International, Manga, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on Assorted Accounts of Informed Items

The Way They Were (Comic Chronicles)

Al Williamson The auction last month of some of Al Williamson’s pre-Manning Star Wars comic strip proposal (we featured them on our Facebook page) prompted Diamond’s Scoop to re-present a Williamson profile from 22 years ago. Rip Kirby, of course, was not the end of Williamson’s newspaper work. In addition to a run on Secret […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Comic strips, Illustration, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on The Way They Were (Comic Chronicles)

SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

The Eisner Awards were handed out Friday night at the San Diego Comic Con. Below are a select few with categories and winners in bold. Best Short Story“Funeral in Foam,” by Casey Gilly and Raina Telgemeier, in You Died: An Anthology of the Afterlife (Iron Circus)“Generations,” by Daniel Warren Johnson, in Superman: Red & Blue […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2022,  Section: Awards, Books, Children's Books, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Illustration, Magazines, Publications, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on SDCC 2022 Eisner Award Winners

Webtoons Pays Millions to Comic Creators

Webtoon, the popular mobile online comics platform owned by Korean tech giant Naver, just announced its payments to English-language comics creators and the results are eye-opening in an industry not famous for its generosity to artists and writers. According to Webtoon, payouts to English-language creators topped $27 million since 2020, or more than $1 million […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, International, web comics, Comments: 1 Comment