Category Archives: Comic Strips

Watch what you are saying

It’s been a while since I last posted something that made clever use of that most exemplary of comics-related glyphs, the speech bubble.  Flemish topical cartoonist Lectrr made this cartoon to accompany an opinion piece on the limitations on freedom … Continue reading

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No such thing as an accidental abduction

While perusing the comics page to the March 18 Washington Post, my eye fell on the above sequence. And I thought, is there a hidden message here? Are Price and Tatulli trying to tell us something? Is the news indeed … Continue reading

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Orange, with yellow polka dots

So what I ran out of space on my fridge to stick one more comic strip to? This one, yesterday’s Barney And Clyde, really struck a chord. I personally know a guy very well who definitely feels orange most every … Continue reading

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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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