Category Archives: Comic Strips

When Charlie met Mafalda

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

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Bushmiller meta

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)

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No sticky faces with Little Lulu

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

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This is not a post about Zippy The Pinhead

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!)

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The Bloody Footprint

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

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Dr Seuss Comics?

Horton hears a “Who knew” – turns out, two years before the publication of his first book, Dr Seuss had a comic strip, Hejji, which was distributed by King Features Syndicate and ran from April until June, 1935. With thanks … Continue reading

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Never imitate the master

Ever wanted to follow in Calvin and Hobbes’ footsteps? Truman and Oscar, by far the most endearing characters from Frank Cho‘s Liberty Meadows, try just that in this strip that Cho created as an incentive for his Kickstarter project, “Drawing … Continue reading

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