Strips posts

Tom Neely’s Side Gigs

Posted by on November 6th, 2010 at 5:02 AM
Rob reviews Bound & Gagged, a collection of single-panel gags edited by Tom Neely, and Henry & Glenn Forever, a collection of strips done by Neely and his Igloo Tornado art collective compatriots.

Wheelhouse: Walt & Skeezix Book Four: 1927-1928

Posted by on September 17th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Clough reviews the long-awaited fourth volume of Drawn & Quarterly's reprint of Frank King's classic Gasoline Alley, Walt & Skeezix.

Settling In: The Complete Peanuts, 1977-1978

Posted by on August 30th, 2010 at 5:49 AM
Rob reviews the fourteenth volume of The Complete Peanuts, collecting 1977 and 1978.

Joe Matt reveals the Secret Origins of the You’re Short, Bald and Ugly Charlie Brown parody

Posted by on August 25th, 2010 at 10:22 PM
Joe Matt responded to's Facebook link to Garrity's post "The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #8," about a a mini he, Chester Brown and Seth created. He granted permission to repost it in its entirety on our website.

Death in the Funnies

Posted by on July 30th, 2010 at 1:02 AM
When Lisa Moore, a character in Tom Batiuk's Funky Winkerbean, died of breast cancer in the fall of 2007, it was a major sensation and inspired countless accolades in the news media about how mature (i.e., serious) the funnies had become.

Children of the Atom by Dave Lapp

Posted by on July 7th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

The Strangest Pictures I Have Seen #5

Posted by on July 2nd, 2010 at 1:34 PM

Newspaper syndication is one of the most brutal ways to make a living in comics, and that’s saying a lot.  Just to lay out the current situation: according to editor Tea Fougner, King Features receives about 300 submissions a month,

What the Hell

Posted by on June 13th, 2010 at 4:43 PM
You, Robert Crumb . . . what the hell? What the hell did you mean by that?

Tales of the Founding of the National Cartoonists Society Part III

Posted by on June 8th, 2010 at 11:59 PM
Tthe National Cartoonists Society could not have been started without Goldberg, and it might very well never have survived and matured without Caniff.

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Tales of the Founding of the National Cartoonists Society: Part II

Posted by on June 8th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
THEY MET ON THE FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month, and the meetings were always dinners and mostly social. They met at the Barberry Room, Toots Shor’s, 21, Moriarity’s, “and a few other saloons” (as Goldberg put it) before finally settling in on a more-or-less regular basis at the Society of Illustrators Clubhouse on East 63rd St., where they found the bar convivial and the atmosphere homey (particularly for 40 of their number for whom the Illustrators Clubhouse was an alternative organizational home, because they were members of both groups). In the custom of such clubs, each monthly dinner featured a guest speaker, a notable in a career or profession of interest to the cartoonists.

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