Category Archives: Comics

Sunday’s Best: Goodness of the Gray

Something about today’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend is genuinely funny.  And it likely works on multiple levels.  But it’s also funny. (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: Quiet Calvin

Kind of a quiet day in the funny pages, so here’s today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson.  We get sound effects but no dialogue.  And Calvin gets a grumpy-old-man’s face in the final panel that’s pretty funny. (image … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: About Those Birds

Today’s WuMo was about the birds: how they definitely aren’t all the same.  Turns out research really is important. (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin’s State of Mind

Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes works well on multiple levels: simple dialogue, intentional layout, and beautiful art.  I quite like the distance that is built into the final panel, too. (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: Where We Train

This week’s Sunday Frazz would likely rise to the top for the visuals alone: nicely spaced out and beautifully colored.  It’s also a good nod to how we train . . . how we practice and learn.  There’s a connection here, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Beyond Explanation

Any classic Peanuts strip with Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty is an almost-guaranteed “Sunday’s Best.”  That’s definitely true this week.   Chuck really should have “stuck with his guns” with his recommendations instead of any explanation.  It’s all just downhill … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Danger of Escalation

Today’s a pretty good day for the funny pages.  WuMo does a nice job of reminding us, even farcically, of the dangers of escalation. (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin without Calvin

Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes is a rare example of the strip without either of the two title characters.  This one is all about Calvin’s dad and his joy in bike-riding.  It’s broadly symmetrical like last Sunday’s strip (with some … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin and the Moral Law

Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes is one that I’ll be able to use in the spring when I’m reading Mere Christianity with my students.  That Calvin actually utters the phrase “the moral law” is pretty brilliant.  The simplicity and symmetry … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Consumer Report

Today’s full-form Frazz by Jef Mallett brings together running and the realities of being a consumer society.  And yes, it is a kind of anthropology.  Maybe that’s a degree of great use to all of us. (image from gocomics.com)

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