Category Archives: Comic Strips

Let me read you from the comics!

I have wonderful friends who share the most amazing things. This ad from the Ft. Lauderdale Sunday News announces a Sunday radio show where “Uncle Bill Smith” reads the comics over the radio for kids who either don’t have the … Continue reading

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Disney strips play money

I always enjoy discovering newspaper strips and comics that try and add a little extra to just that story on the page. in the 1930s the syndicated Walt Disney strip, Silly Symphonies,  used to include extra panels with toy dollar … Continue reading

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Hilarity did ensue

In her autobiographical comics (more particularly, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant), Roz Chast gives an insight in her relationship with her (late) parents that is at once loving but irritated, caring but exasperated.  In the December 28, 2020 … Continue reading

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Nancy breaks the comics page

With this comic, current Nancy cartoonist Olivia James proves to her (quite strong-voiced) critics that she is the true successor to Ernie Bushmiller’s throne. Who else will pack breaking the fourth wall, a self-referencing Droste effect and storyboard-like graphics in … Continue reading

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Rube Goldberg lives!

It is clear to me – comic genius Rube Goldberg‘s spirit is alive and well, and has taken possession of Joseph Herscher. But whereas Goldberg used the popular visual medium of his day, the newspaper comic strip, to promote his inventions, … Continue reading

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Science stamps

There seems to be inherently nerdy about stamps and stamp collecting, and back in the 1960, when the world was strictly divided into jocks and nerds, stamps were lumped together with comics and science into the nerd corner. The ultimate … Continue reading

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You’re my drummer!

Over on Vice, a nice little set of one-page strips by Peter Bagge is cleverly hidden away, narrating some of the finest anecdotes in pop music history. Feauturing luminaries like The Who, Bob Dylan or Prince, who cares if they’re … Continue reading

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Puce Stamps

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

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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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