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Category Archives: Comic Strips
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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!)