Category Archives: Comics

Sunday’s Best: Seasonal Rates

Today’s classic Peanuts strip is good in its own right (and by good, I mean both quirky and a little sad), but it also has a feature I’ve not seen before in a Peanuts strip . . . I’d never … Continue reading

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“The Weeks Are Just Packed”

Once again, Jef Mallett gets the sense of the last couple of weeks spot-on. The weeks, Calvin might say, are just packed.  It’s the closest things have been to the chaos of this time last year (thankfully, I did not … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Sunday Snowday

Snow is all over the funny pages today, in both classic and contemporary strips.  This classic Peanuts Sunday strip by Charles Schulz is both philosophical and practical in a fun way.  Lucy and Linus both have a real way with … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: What Was She Thinking?

Probably that the lighting was nice and the background angle was perfect.  Alas, Medusa.  A little bit of Narcissus, too, it seems. (image from gocomics.com)

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“Where Self-Improvement Goes to Die”

I’ll try and get back to Charles Taylor and the contemporary church tomorrow.  Today I’d like to past a weekday comic strip or two that I’ve saved for later but not gotten around to posting. + + + + + … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Someday Balance

Caulfield and Frazz have been “on fire” when it comes to thinking about the end of one year and the beginning of another.  Today’s Frazz is another picture of the hopes and realities of starting a new year. (image from … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: White Space for the New Year

Snow plays a nice role in many of today’s Sunday strips.  From simple gag to creative use of space, the white stuff is a nice way to represent some of the hopes of a new year.  First, the simple gag … Continue reading

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Caulfield Calls It: The Truth of New Year’s Eve

Caulfield calls it correctly in today’s year-ending Frazz strip by Jef Mallet: Here in Honolulu, it will look (and sound) like hours of fireworks from every direction.  It’s pretty cool at first, but it’s definitely old by about 10 o’clock, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: A Geeky Christmas

There was some decent holiday cheer in the funny pages today, but Bill Amend’s weekly FoxTrot had the best blend of Christmas and geek culture (which is what often sets Amend’s word apart).  The first panel is funny in a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Hereby Resolve

If Christmas brings out one side of Calvin (the side that wants it all for himself), the New Year brings out another side (what everyone else needs to do).  Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes is a good picture of that. … Continue reading

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