Category Archives: Comic Strips

Young Andy Capp

While browsing through a bound volume of the seminal Flemish comics weekly KZV from 1956, I came across this strip by Reg Smythe, created a few years before he went on and became extremely successful with his Andy Capp strip. … Continue reading

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Nancy doesn’t litter

Nancy is helping the city of Nashville in battling littering. And outs herself as a Nashville resident in the process.

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Mutts no worry

Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell knows his classics, that’s for sure. This strip ran on May 25, 2013. (Mutts © 2013 Patrick McDonnell)

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Mutts Goes Meta With Mondrian

In today’s Mutts strip, Patrick McDonnell pays hommage to Dutch modernist painter Piet Mondrian. And while he’s at it, he has his characters get all meta about his own medium. Better than your average Sunday comic, if you ask me. … Continue reading

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Little Nemo Googles

Today Google celebrated the 107th anniversary of Windsor McCay’s seminal comic strip Little Nemo In Slumberland with quite a delightful doodle.  The artwork for this gem was created by Jennifer Hom, who earlier also did the quite remarkable 2012 Saint … Continue reading

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Ain’t no party like a Jello party

Back in 1937, Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone were over the moon with Jell-o, as can be seen from this little strip from their Jell-o Recipe Book of that year.  The recipes that are mentioned in the comic, are available … Continue reading

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Explainers a la McDonnell

Here’s a recent Mutts strip, paying hommage to Jules Feiffer‘s inimitable (and insufferable) eplainers. (click the image for a larger version – Mutts 2012 © Patrick McDonnell)

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