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Category Archives: Comic Strips
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!)
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
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
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
While browsing through a bound volume of the seminal Flemish comics weekly KZV from 1956, I came across this strip by Reg Smythe, created a few years before he went on and became extremely successful with his Andy Capp strip. … Continue reading
Nancy is helping the city of Nashville in battling littering. And outs herself as a Nashville resident in the process.