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Category Archives: Comic Strips
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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