Strips posts

Balancing Act: The Wang—Erection Year

Posted by on February 10th, 2010 at 12:28 AM
Rob reviews THE WANG: ERECTION YEAR, a collection of strips by Stan Yan (Squid Works).

Sunday Funnies: THE AMBASSADOR

Posted by on February 7th, 2010 at 6:10 AM

Over at Guttergeek, this week’s installment of Sunday Funnies: more of Otto Soglow’s The Ambassador:

From Trees to Tribunes: an excerpt from a promotional documentary

Posted by on February 4th, 2010 at 4:25 PM

King and Gray and some others can be seen “in-action,” sketching and inking actual strips. Gray was rarely photographed, so movie footage is pretty amazing to see.

All three parts of this promotional film can be downloaded at


Posted by on February 2nd, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Fresh newly crafted Calvin and Hobbes comic strips haven’t been in the newspaper for fourteen years. During that time, the strip’s creator, Bill Watterson, has been absent from the public prints, refusing to be interviewed or photographed. But Watterson

Claire Burrows on Rip Kirby: The First Modern Detective: Complete Comic Strips 1946-1948

Posted by on February 2nd, 2010 at 9:00 AM
Rip Kirby is a classy gentleman: James Bond without the philandering; Sherlock Holmes without the opium; Don Draper without the shameful past. Rip is unshakable, even when a fashion model is shot on his upscale New York City doorstep while Desmond the butler serves the morning coffee.

Guttergeek’s Sunday Funnies: MINUTE MOVIES

Posted by on January 31st, 2010 at 1:57 PM

This week’s Sunday Funnies at Guttergeek is a followup to a gallery I shared in TCJ #289 on Ed Wheelan’s strange and magnificent strip from the 1920s and 30s, Minute Movies:

Mysteries and Bafflements

Posted by on January 29th, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Okay, I don’t get it. I don’t get the jokes in these three strips. Could be terminal dotage has set in. Probably that’s it. All these strips survived an editor’s scrutinizing eye, so they must be funny to someone. I’m

R.C. Harvey’s Best of 2009 (Part Two of Two)

Posted by on January 28th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
R.C. Harvey concludes his best of the year round-up, touching on newspaper strips, graphic novels, Web-comics and more.

From Kirk Anderson's Banana Republic ©2009 Kirk Anderson.


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Bloody Red State

Posted by on January 27th, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Brian Fairrington is a political cartoonist who leans to the right. It’s easy to understand, then, his jubilation when Scott Brown, a Republican, was elected to the U.S. Senate last week to fill out the rest of Teddy Kennedy’s term,

R. C. Harvey’s Best of 2009: Editorial Cartooning for the Ages (Part One of Two)

Posted by on January 27th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
The past year’s congressional and political and even societal shenanigans provided ample opportunities for political cartooning of the worst—that is the most vicious—sort. In other words, the very best political cartooning.

Jay Bevenour


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