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Category Archives: Comic Strips
In 1962, Pogo cartoonist Walt Kelly made fun of the practice popularised by US supermarket chain Sperry & Hutchinson of giving out bonus stamps with each purchase. These green stamps could later be traded for household goods of all kind, giving … Continue reading
Using only samples from Peanuts and Mafalda strips, and speech bubbles from the latter, Vincente José created a new comic that reveals both Quino’s and Schulz’s main characters to be rather unpleasant little brats, with Charlie Brown laughing at Mafalda … Continue reading
I knew Bushmiller liked to play around with the medium, but this is sheer genius. It does remind me of a similar cartoon by a Flemish artist though, but I can’t remember the name… (via Summer Pierre)
This 1955 ad for Kleenex featuring Marge’s Little Lulu comes to you courtesy of the excellent Vintage Ads blog. There’s not enough rhyming verse in advertising these days. Also, it turns out Kleenex and Little Lulu had a long and … Continue reading
Wednesday’s Zippy the Pinhead cartoon is wonderfully meta, and also delightfully Belgian. And it made me think about how early comics used to attach the balloons to the characters for clarity’s sake. What more to ask! (Thanks, Gene-on-Facebook!)
mer In the New York Times edition of February 5, Lily Carré had a short comic about the way our own memories can betray us, and how we can remember things as solid truths that never happened in the first … Continue reading