Category Archives: Comics

Surviving the Reboot

One of the interesting (to me, at least) aspects of long-term storytelling is how you go about “refreshing” a property in ways that keep long-time followers invested while also reaching out to others.  It forces you, in the long run, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: When the Rules Keep Changing

At least three great Sunday strips today over at gocomics.com.  This classic Calvin and Hobbes strip by Bill Watterson takes the win, though, based on two words: booger balls. Beyond those two words, the strip is a nice picture of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Nancy’s Changing Mind

Ever since it’s “reboot” a few years ago, Olivia Jaimes’ Nancy has done an admirable job wrestling with the current moment.  And while it seems like technology has been a big part of Nancy’s narrative, there have been a number … Continue reading

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Perspective and Timing

A wonderfully-rendered classic Calvin and Hobbes strip, I must say. (image from gocomics.com)

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The Highs and Lows of Summer

On some level, it seems like summer is over almost as soon as you get used to it.  And yet, while it lasts, it is good.  Not perfect, mind you, as Frazz reminds us this week.  Sure, you’ve got great … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: What’s at Steak

Finally got my good burger this morning.  A day late, for sure, but that’s okay.  Today’s Frazz tied America’s passion for the grill with the American Revolution.  An interesting juxtaposition for the day. (image from gocomics.com)

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The Charlie Browniest of July 4ths

I mentioned a few posts ago that the classic Peanuts strip over at gocomics.com had Charlie Brown wearing a bag on his head while at summer camp . . . which worked out to his favor.  Well, a couple of … Continue reading

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That June/July Dynamic

Something about this July 4th-themed Frazz strip by Jef Mallett just gets something right about how July 4th works a certain kind of magic retroactively. A three-day weekend is rarely my friend, especially during the summer when things are warmer … Continue reading

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Serial Cliffhangers

This week has been one for television cliffhangers, at least with the two shows I’m watching “live” each week.  This week’s episode of Stargirl finally brought Courtney into a confrontation with Shiv, her ultimate teenage nemesis.  Needless it say, it … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Games with a Poor Sport

Here’s today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes.  A nice, seasonal strip featuring best friends at the top of the game . . . (image from gocomics.com)

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