Category Archives: comics

Because stick figures aren’t what I had in mind

panel 1: man and dog outside, man bending over to pet dog. panel 2: man and dog standing there looking at each other. panel 3: same as panel 2, but man says: “That being said, go shit in someone else’s … Continue reading

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the state of the union

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it’s not tedium when there’s a point to it

My letter-writing campaign to the various cartooning syndicates and independents urging more cartoons about visits to breweries has started to pay off:

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Apparently Bush had an idea at some point

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Stimutacs

“I have the energy of a bear that has the energy of two bears!” http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3620883134809824447,5=en

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%*?@?!!!

“comic strip” cursing symbols – Google Search I think this is the first comics cursing that I’ve ever seen to use “pi” in its symbology. Which is blog-worthy enough for me. But then I wondered if comics cursing symbols had … Continue reading

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FoxTrot gone with the new year

FoxTrot waltzes its way into early retirement | Chron.com – Houston Chronicle It hasn’t been all that good for at least a few years, but still. Also in the story: Boondocks is apparently “officially canceled” instead of on hiatus. It’s … Continue reading

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This has been a very good day

I thought that one of the reasons why I originally couldn’t find this strip was that I was remembering the caveman-speak wrong. Which is still probably true, but it’s interesting that “hom tink issa gul” (the incorrect spelling and the … Continue reading

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CSI: Hig! Hig! Hig! Hig!

As you know, I have been trying to find an old several-panel comic strip about cavemen since the late eighties. Surely you knew that. In this strip, a caveman has caveman friends, a canine huppy dod companion, and gets pelted … Continue reading

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cue Serling

from GYWO:

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Hello from $ly-ville

My cartoon-gland is just about played out, but I did want to comment on Darby Conley’s use of anatomically-correct symbols for the letters in the word “Hell.” I don’t think I’ve ever seen that in a comic strip before. Tricky, … Continue reading

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And then it happened: the best Blondie ever

There’s a lot to say about this strip, but, in the end, I knew the Best Blondie Ever would have Daisy in it.

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Improving the comics

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the comics. Burning and killing, too, but mostly talk. Last week it struck me that I hadn’t actually seen the Danish cartoons in question, and therefore didn’t really have an opinion about … Continue reading

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Boondocks at Doonesbury.com

Doonesbury@Slate – Daily Dose This was weird. I checked Doonesbury a minute ago, and instead of Doonesbury, it was the current Boondocks strip. Everything about the page was Doonesbury, except the actual strip itself, which was Boondocks. I reloaded the … Continue reading

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Hatshepsut and the Pirates

As I was reading the comics page in the newspaper this morning, it occurred to me that over half the comics on the page have been around at least as long as I’ve been around. Hi & Lois, Hagar the … Continue reading

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Online “Classic Peanuts” Put on 2-week Delay

above: Charlie Brown. Santa Rosa, CA (AC)— The late Charles Schulz’s comic strip “Peanuts” has been placed on a two week online delay by United Feature Syndicate due to contractual obligations, said syndicate spokesman Tad Bowman. “Even apart from the … Continue reading

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Arbeit Mach Pie

In certain circles, I just punched my one-way ticket to hell. All I can say is lighten up, man; I already acknowledged that I’d make a shitty Buddha. I’ll be taking along some delicious candy cigarettes: In my will I’ve … Continue reading

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