No Siblings = No Problem for These Kids

There are both perks and problems associated with being an only child. In the “plus” category, you have undivided attention, independence, and a lack of hand-me-downs, whereas in the “minus” category, there’s loneliness, no need for a bunk bed, and no sibling partner in crime to share blame with.

 

Being an only child myself, I have a special place in my heart for the sibling-less kids of GoComics:

 

For example, having dealt with the only-child-to-college send-off, I feel for Gene, knowing full well that his parents will be calling him every day … and that he won’t mind in the slightest, because he’ll secretly miss them just as much.

 

Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson
Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

 

I can appreciate Pasqual’s ability to combat the only-child loneliness and find friends anywhere.

 

Rose is Rose by Don Wimmer and Pat Brady
Rose is Rose by Don Wimmer and Pat Brady

 

Like Heart, I frequently worked only-childhood to my advantage. If I had a dime for every time I’ve played the “you’re going to do this to your only child” card … Classic!

 

Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli
Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

 

Calvin knows exactly what I’m talking about:

 

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

 

Another thing I was guilty of: explaining to my friends with siblings that the reason my parents never had any other children was because they got it right the first time (right, Mom and Dad?). 

 

Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich
Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich

 

I may not have any siblings to share blame with, but at least I can relate to the many ornery only children of GoComics!

 

– Amanda





COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.

 

We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.


 

 

Cats@Work  8-24-15

 

 

 

 

Girth  8-25-15

 

 

 

 

8-25-15

 

 

 

 

Navy Bean  8-25-15

 

 

 

 

Spectickles  8-25-15

 

 

 

Candace 'n' Company  8-26-15

 

 

 

 

 

 8-26-15

 

 

 

 

Smith  8-26-15

 

 

 

Suburban Fairy Tales  8-26-15

 

 

 

 

Lili and Derek  8-27-15

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. 

 

 

 





GoComics: A Proud Sponsor of “T.G.I.T.”

Whereas most people in the world say “T.G.I.F.” (Thank God it’s Friday), GoComics is a proud sponsor of “T.G.I.T.” (Thank God it’s Thursday), because with Thursday comes Throwback Thursday, and, thus, a cruise in our comics time machine! 

 

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

 

Always an epic adventure, we often turn our Throwback dial more than 100 years, starting where the funnies first began, with features like Little Nemo, Mutt and Jeff and Origins of the Sunday Comics.  Here, we witness in glorious color the imaginative ground breaking techniques that helped define a new art form, influencing generations of cartoonists.

 

Little Nemo by Winsor McCay
Little Nemo by Winsor McCay

 

Mutt & Jeff by Bud Fisher
Mutt & Jeff by Bud Fisher

 

Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca
Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

 

Sometimes we like to stop on the way to admire other timeless treasures like Nancy Classics and Peanuts Begins, both originating in the 1950’s and still continuing to enchant readers of all ages today. It’s always funny to see Charlie Brown sans his iconic zig-zag shirt, and the Golden Age of Nancy in her poodle skirt and bobby sox is a delightful experience that never disappoints. 

 

Nancy Classics by Ernie Bushmiller
Nancy Classics by Ernie Bushmiller

 

Peanuts Begins by Charles Schulz
Peanuts Begins by Charles Schulz

 

Even with our newer features, which continue to update regularly, it’s still fun to press the reset button and travel through the archives to the beginning. Re-living the hilarious reality of the FoxTrot family is always a treat.

 

FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend
FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend

 

In the case of For Better or For Worse, “the beginning” means 1979, before the Pattersons had kids, when they were still trying to figure out that whole marriage thing! 

 

For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston
For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

 

We love taking a seat in Big Nate: First Class and re-watching our favorite scheming sixth-grader rack up the most detentions in school history! 

 

Big Nate: First Class by Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate: First Class by Lincoln Peirce

 

Dilbert Classics lets us flash back to the first frames of one of our all-time favorites, before it became the most photocopied, pinned-up, downloaded, faxed and emailed comic strip in the world. As The San Francisco Examiner once said, Dilbert truly is “the cartoon hero of the workplace,” and we love getting the chance to root for him over and over again. 

 

Dilbert Classics by Scott Adams
Dilbert Classics by Scott Adams

 

It’s true what they say – you really can’t beat the classics! Happy Throwback Thursday, comic history buffs! 





September 2015: Twitter Q&A Schedule

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Join us Fridays at 1:30pm CT on Twitter for Q&A sessions with our talented GoComics creators!

 

During these one-hour live-tweet sessions, we invite a cartoonist(s) to answer a set of core questions, then field queries from the public. We encourage our fans to take part in these Q&As.

 

Join in by tweeting questions directly to @gocomics, or tweet in using the designated hashtag.

 

Now, mark your calendars!

 

THE LINE-UP: 
 
• 9/4: Labor Day Holiday - No Q&A
 
• 9/11: Thom Bluemel of Birdbrains
 
• 9/18: Terry Border of Bent Objects
 
• 9/25: Jason Chatfield of Ginger Meggs
 
  




Giveaway: National Dog Day Prize Pack

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We love our four-legged friends who leave their paw prints all over GoComics, and we know our fans do, too!

 

In celebration of National Dog Day (Aug. 26), we’re giving away a furry prize pack, featuring the following hound-themed archive-quality prints:

 

The Duplex

Marmaduke (SIGNED!)

Overboard (SIGNED!)

Peanuts

Pooch Café (SIGNED!)

Reality Check (SIGNED!)

Red and Rover (SIGNED!)

• PLUS! “No Collar: No Service” by Pooch Cafe’s Paul Gilligan

 

To enter, leave a comment on this blog post with the name of your favorite GoComics pooch and include a link to the comic strip it is featured in. Please include your first and last name. This contest will end Mon., August 31 at 10 a.m. CT. One winner will be randomly selected and announced that day on this blog.

 

Can’t get enough of man’s best friend? Read our “Puppy Love” blog post here. Or check out our collection of hilarious hounds here.





GoComics A to Z, Vol 9: Lard's World Peace Tips

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Feature: Lard's World Peace Tips
Creator: Keith Tutt and Daniel Saunders
Format: strip
Frequency: daily
Recommended if you like: peace, silliness, Toothpaste For Dinner

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It was an exciting discovery to find out we had something on our roster in which the main character is named, and who also resembles, Lard. Lard is an affable, round little fellow in pursuit of an ambitious aim: world peace. A collaboration between accomplished author Keith Tutt and illustrator Daniel Saunders, both of the U.K, Lard's World Peace Tips is a fun daily nugget of amusement. Even when the suggestions themselves seem totally absurd, Lard's wish for peace feels genuine, and you keep rooting him on. (In fact, you can submit your own tips for world peace on the comic's website.) The art style reminds me a little bit of a simple, psychedelic take on Britain's famous "Rupert the Bear" characters, with the character Little Joe a cute castaway from David the Gnome's forest. But that description hardly does "Lard" justice. It's a harmonious self-contained universe, and one I'll definitely be revisiting again and again.
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...one that you can check out every day right here on GoComics!





Puppy Love on GoComics

You see it in Rover’s face as Red’s bus pulls up to the stop, when Snoopy gives Charlie Brown one of his famous warm puppy hugs, and as Marmaduke cheerfully charges down the street with Mr. Winslow in tow; the endless, unconditional love that a dog has for its owner is enough to make even the strongest cat person emotional.

 

In celebration of National Dog Day (August 26), today’s blog post is dedicated to man’s best friend and the many ways they change our lives for the better.

 

For starters, there is never a dull moment when it comes to dogs; their knack for getting into trouble definitely keeps our lives interesting.

 

Pooch Cafe by Paul Gilligan
Pooch Cafe by Paul Gilligan

 

Even on their worse day, they never fail to make us laugh.

 

The Duplex by Glenn McCoy
The Duplex by Glenn McCoy

 

 However, it’s undying devotion that sets dogs apart, their loyalty having no limits.

 

Red and Rover by Brian Basset
Red and Rover by Brian Basset

 

They are your biggest fans and protectors.

 

Tiny Confessions by Christopher Rozzi
Tiny Confessions by Christopher Rozzi

 

Through all the misplaced blame …

 

Cleo and Company by Nighthawks
Cleo and Company by Nighthawks

 

And cheesy outfits ...

 

The Bent Pinky by Scott Metzger
The Bent Pinky by Scott Metzger

 

They take it all in stride and never leave your side – “side,” of course, being a loose term that also encompasses your head, lap and anywhere else inside your personal bubble.

 

Marmaduke by Brad Anderson
Marmaduke by Brad Anderson

 

That’s not a bad thing, though! For instance, who needs a shiatsu massage when you can have a Shitzu massage (and for free!)?

 

Bully by Andrew Paavola
Bully by Andrew Paavola

 

Plus, there is no sweeter sign of affection than a puppy kiss.

 

Peanuts by Charles Schulz
Peanuts by Charles Schulz

 

The most amazing thing about dogs is that, despite all that they give us, they still think they’re the winners in this deal. In truth, we know who really saved whom.

 

Raising Duncan by Chris Browne
Raising Duncan by Chris Browne

 

Happy National Dog Day to all of your canine companions! For more four-legged funnies, check out our full collection of hilarious hounds. 





The U.S. Postal Service and Charles M. Schulz Museum Want You to Have A Charlie Brown Christmas

Via the American Philatelic Society
Via the American Philatelic Society

 

On October 1, the U.S. Postal Service will issue 10 A Charlie Brown Christmas forever stamps at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, in Santa Monica, California. Presented in a double-sided booklet of 20, the stamps feature 10 still frames from A Charlie Brown Christmas.

 

Featuring 10 still frames from A Charlie Brown Christmas, including Charlie Brown with his sapling tree and Snoopy’s doghouse lit up in a prize-winning light display, these special stamps are a wonderful way to add a personal touch to your holiday mail or give the perfect gift to any Peanuts fan.





Thatababy by Paul Trap: Now Appearing Every Day in The World-Herald!

 

It’s a great day to be a comic fan in Omaha, thanks to the latest addition to their local funny pages! Thatababy by GoComics cartoonist and Omaha local Paul Trap has added one more name to its list of over 100 newspaper appearances nationwide – the Omaha World-Herald

 

Thatababy by Paul Trap
Thatababy by Paul Trap

 

According to today’s World-Herald article, featuring an exclusive interview from Paul Trap, the Thatababy cartoonist says, although he loves seeing his comic every day on GoComics, “he’s looking forward to walking outside, picking up his local paper, and seeing his characters on the page every morning.”

 

Read the full Omaha World-Herald article, here. 





Giveaway: "Stripped" DVDs and Posters – Winners Announced

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Thank you to all who entered to win a “Stripped” DVD and movie poster by sharing what you consider to be the most philosophical Calvin and Hobbes comic. 

 

We have randomly selected TWO winners!

 

Laura Briggs – Jan. 8, 1986

 

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

 

 

Richa Jain – March 18, 1987

 

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
 

Congratulations! Please contact us at rewards@gocomics.com with your shipping address and phone number. Please note: You must contact us by 9/1/15 or your prize will be forfeited.  





GoComics Book Club: Desmond Pucket by Mark Tatulli Now Available in Paperback

GoComics Book Club keeps you in-the-know about books for all ages, relating to your favorite comics and authors!

 

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Fall is just around the corner, and signs are everywhere — kids headed back to school, a chilly morning here and there, leaves juuuuust starting to turn … and the Professor of Frightology is back. Back in paperback!

 

The first two books in Mark Tatulli’s trilogy, "Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic" and "Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters," are now available as paperback editions.

 

So for some spooky reading to get your kids (and you) in the Halloween spirit, look no further than Desmond Pucket — master of monsters, prince of pranksters. Here are some of Desmond’s favorite tricks, treats and tips to up your Halloween game:

 

• Make your own Exploding Cake!
• Scare away trick-or-treaters with Desmond’s Perfect Ghost

• Creep out party guests with homemade Pond Scum

 

Grab your copy of "Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic" here and "Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters" here.

 

And look out! The third book, "Desmond Pucket and the Cloverfield Junior High Carnival of Horrors," will creep onto bookshelves everywhere in February 2016.

 





COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.

 

We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.

 
 

 

Buns 8-24-15

 

 

 

 

Green Pieces  8-24-15

 

 

 

 

Kartoons By Kline  8-24-15

 

 

 

 

Lili and Derek  8-24-15

 

 

 

 

Magnificatz  8-24-15

 

 

8-24-15

 

Onion & Pea  8-24-15

 

 

 

 

Sooky Rottweiler  8-24-15

 

 

 

 

The Beauforts  8-24-15

 

 

 

 

The Insolent Lemon  8-24-15

 

 

 

 

 

A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. 

 

 

 





GoComics Exclusive: Naughty Pete by Charles Forbell

As of this past Friday (August 21), one of the greatest masterpieces in cartoon history is being featured exclusively on GoComics, in Peter Maresca’s Origins of the Sunday Comics!

 

Charles Forbell’s Naughty Pete originally appeared in the 1913, during the age of the Fantasy Comic Strip – an imaginative genre of cartoon stories, brought to life by the invention of color printing. An almost-forgotten gem, Naughty Pete disappeared shortly after its debut, making it one of the great, lost treasures of the comics world … until now!

 

Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca
Origins of the Sunday Comics by Peter Maresca

 

Read the full 18-Sunday run from the beginning, here, in Origins of the Sunday Comics. 





Weekend Faves (August 23)

Adult Children by Stephen Beals
Adult Children by Stephen Beals

One of life's crueler ironies.

--Julie

 

 

Pickles by Brian Crane
Pickles by Brian Crane

It's far safer to just film the cat.
--Elizabeth

 

 

FoxTrot by Bill Amend
FoxTrot by Bill Amend

So many suppressed sand nightmares coming back to me right now. I was terrified of these books/movies growing up.

--Amanda

 

 

Lio by Mark Tatulli
Lio by Mark Tatulli

A fabulous tribute to the re-launch of Bloom County by Tatulli! If you've been living under a rock, learn more about the return of Bloom County here.

--Lindsay

 

 

Garfield by Jim Davis
Garfield by Jim Davis

Ah, yes. The armpit snuggle. A favorite of total weirdo dogs everywhere.

--Elizabeth





Pluto Demoted Day

After years of science classes, it’s not easy to accept that our solar system does not contain nine planets as we were previously taught, but eight.

 

B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart
B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart

 

 

Prickly City by Scott Stantis
Prickly City by Scott Stantis

 

Exactly nine years ago today, the International Astronomical Union downgraded the status of Pluto to “dwarf planet.” Marking the memorable day, Pluto Demoted Day is now celebrated on August 24 each year.

 

Pluto now finds itself to be the butt of many jokes.

 

 

Soup to Nutz by Rick Stromoski
Soup to Nutz by Rick Stromoski

 

 

B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart
B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart

 

 

But, Pluto-enthusiasts know life just isn’t the same without the beloved ninth planet.

 

 

Adam@Home by Rob Harrell
Adam@Home by Rob Harrell

 

 

Moderately Confused by Jeff Stahler
Moderately Confused by Jeff Stahler




New Comic Alert! 1 and Done by Eric Scott

1 and Done by Eric Scott

 

A brand-new comic from Back in the Day creator Eric Scott!

 

These cartoon panels are not unlike the solar panels available at your local hardware store. Virtually maintenance-free. Top grade efficiency. Ideal for any location. Impact resistant. Excellent long-life performance under high temperature. Will withstand heavy winds and snow loads up to 120 pounds per square foot. Plus, they’re funnier.

 

Read 1 and Done here.





8 Signs You're a Comics Fan

The term “comics” encompasses a wide variety of works, from graphic novels to comic books, printed features to webcomics, some funny and some serious – thus, making the comics community a very diverse place. Despite the wide variety, comic fans aren’t hard to recognize. In addition to your passion, knowledge and devotion, here are 8 telltale signs that you’re a member of this funny fan base:

 

1. Like Elizabeth in a previous Weekend Faves post, as someone who knows the ins and outs of the comics world, you read the following comic and think, “This is what it’s like to have a conversation with me”: 

 

Ordinary Bill by William Wilson
Ordinary Bill by William Wilson

 

2. You and your mom both know that, when it comes to bad moods, there’s no cure-all like a comic book.

 

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

 

3. Misplaced comics = maximum panic. 

 

Peanuts by Charles Schulz
Peanuts by Charles Schulz

 

4.  You can think of no more horrifying a nightmare than this:

 

Close to Home by John McPherson
Close to Home by John McPherson

 

5. Deciding on your costume for Comic-Con is one of the hardest decisions you make all year.

 

FoxTrot by Bill Amend
FoxTrot by Bill Amend

 

6. Such a hard decision, in fact, that you often take them for test runs before the big event.

 

Marmaduke by Brad Anderson
Marmaduke by Brad Anderson

 

7. Speaking of Comic-Con, you know you’ve met your soul mate when …

 

Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts
Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

 

8. Reading this post about our GoComics’ comics fans felt like coming full circle:

 

Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson
Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson




Meet Your Creator: John McPherson (Close to Home)

 

Close to Home on GoComics

 

 

 

Most of the cartoonists I’ve ever met tell me that they knew they wanted to be a cartoonist since they were very young. The inspiration did not hit me until I was about 24 and out of college and out of work. I got my degree in mechanical engineering in 1983 from Bucknell University at a time when jobs for engineers were scarce. It was during that time of job searching that I started playing around with cartooning. 

 

I always loved comics as a kid and read the funny pages voraciously. Though I did follow some strips, I always gravitated toward single-panel cartoons because I liked the immediacy of the humor of single-panels. As a kid, I liked Grin and Bear It, Herman and anything by Charles Addams. Later, I loved The Far Side. For a few years in college, I started having cartoon ideas pop into my head and started writing them down in my college notebooks. I was very eager to see my ideas drawn up and thought of sending them off to a cartoonist to see if he or she would put them on paper. But, I didn't know any cartoonists, so I was left to my own devices. I had no art experience at all; nonetheless, I sat down one day and forced myself to draw. I picked out my favorite idea and drew it up. It took me about eight hours to finish it, and when I got done, it looked like a chimpanzee hyped up on caffeine had done. Nevertheless, it felt great to see it on paper. 

 

 

Close to Home on GoComics

 

 

So I drew up another, and another.  And after a few weeks, I had a dozen cartoons completed. I made photocopies of them and sent them off to a small newspaper that ran twice a month in a nearby town. To my amazement, they liked my stuff, and agreed to run one cartoon an issue, for a whopping $5 a month. I remember running to a newsstand to see that first cartoon in print. That is one of the great things about cartooning: There have been so many highlights along the way.

 

After I broke into that paper, I started churning out more cartoons and began sending them off to magazines, which pay much better than $5 a cartoon. I used the book "The Artist's Market" to find magazines and would mail about eight cartoons along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and off they would go. I sent out 150 batches of cartoons and got 150 straight rejection letters. But I really didn't care — I was having so much fun cartooning that getting something into a magazine would have just been icing on the cake. 

 

 

 

Close to Home on GoComics

 

 

After a year and a half of sending out cartoons, I finally got two accepted in Campus Life Magazine, a monthly magazine for high school and college students. Campus Life paid me $50 each, and to get a hundred bucks for two cartoons felt great. From there on out, I became a regular contributor to Campus Life. Their editor, Chris Lutes, gave me lots of freedom to be really out there and explore the crazy side of teenage life. Within a year, they were running full-page layouts of my cartoons on various teen themes. It gave me great exposure and a nice side income. 

 

I found that once I had broken the ice with Campus Life, it was much easier to break into other magazines. The visibility that I got with Campus Life also resulted in editors from other magazines contacting me to work for them. I soon got into another teen magazine called Breakaway, and started writing a monthly humor column and drew a comic strip, The Adventures of Buck Felner. It was nice to be doing some writing and a fun shift to do a comic strip, which is SO different than doing a panel. Around the same time, I got into Yankeee magazine. Yankee paid $100 a cartoon and was a national newsstand magazine, which gave me more great exposure. I quickly added The Saturday Evening Post to the mix, which continues to be a great outlet for panel cartoonists.

 

 

Close to Home on GoComics

 

 

From 1985 to 1987, I worked my way into about 40 publications on a regular basis. I also lined up several assignments doing book illustration, which was a lot of fun. It was nice to be able to just focus on drawing and not have to worry as much about the humor when I did illustration work. The illustration work also paid very well. 

 

By 1990, I was making more money moonlighting as a cartoonist than I was at my engineering job, and was having a blast at it. So I started to think seriously about leaving my engineering job. One day, I just made the decision to go full-time as a cartoonist. I would be giving up a steady paycheck and lots of benefits, but I loved the freedom and creativity of cartooning and knew that was where I wanted to go. In July 1990, at age 30, I quit my day job and never looked back.

 

Things went well right from the start. I continued to pick up new magazines. I found it best to simply call editors and art directors rather than writing, and to this day, I use that method to break into markets. Somehow, making that voice connection opens doors much better than a letter does.

 

 

Close to Home on GoComics

 

I freelanced for two years and loved not having to go into an office and calling my own shots — it was just really fun. I loved working with different editors, having the phone ring with new assignments and juggling the different projects. Always a new horizon to reach for.

 

In 1992, I approached two syndicates about starting a panel feature and was very fortunate to get offers from both of them. Creators and Universal each offered me a contract, but I quickly made the decision to go with Universal since I admired so many of the strips that it carried. It was a great decision as it continues to be a fantastic partner in the business and just a tremendous organization.

 

Close To Home launched in 55 papers in November 1992, and Universal did a really nice job of growing the feature. It continues to be a really fun career, despite the challenges that papers are facing.

 

Read Close to Home here.





Laugh Tracks Look Back (August 15 – 21)

We know life can get busy! At the end of each week, we compile the most pressing GoComics blog posts from the week to ensure you didn’t miss a thing!

 

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The talented Steve McGarry filled us in on his cartooning history, career and upcoming projects in a “Meet Your Creator” installment.

 

“What I enjoy most about the creative world is that you find yourself going off on unexpected tangents, and that always excites me. It's been that way all through my career. I started out messing around in music and became a record-sleeve designer. I went from drawing for children's comics to being a newspaper illustrator and from there began creating daily comic strips. For a time in the late 1970s, I was a partner with a record producer friend in a commercial production venture. We offered ad agencies a full service from storyboarding to AVproduction. My partner wrote jingles and we would record the tracks ourselves, playing all the instruments and doing all the vocal overdubs – I even did the actual voiceovers!”

 

 

GoComics Spotlight: Shutterbug Follies by Jason Little

 

GoComics Spotlight

 

 

NEW COMIC: Promises, Promises by J.R. Faulkner

 

Promises, Promises by J.R. Faulkner

 

 

When productivity hits an all-time low, it’s time for team-building.

 

The Meaning of Lila on GoComics

 

 

In celebration of Calvin and Hobbes’ upcoming 30th anniversary, we’re giving away a “Stripped” DVD and poster.

 

Stripped Giveaway

 

 

 

Time Flies When You’re Having Fun: We celebrate joking 365 days of the year at GoComics.

 

 

Curse you, Red Baron! Honoring National Aviation Day, we took a look at Snoopy’s many brave adventures.

 

Curse You, Red Baron

 

 

 

Coloring isn't just for kids!

 

Betty on GoComics

 

“It may sound childish, but coloring is the latest craze sweeping the nation. With unique, intricate designs geared for adults, coloring is not only fun, it's also relaxing and therapeutic.”

 

In honor of National Roller Coaster Day, we rode along with the thrill-seekers of GoComics.

 

National Roller Coaster Day

 

 

 

 We channeled our inner-poet with a hilarious haiku for National Poet’s Day.

 

“Calvin writes poems

That Hobbes never finds funny,

But you surely will.”

 

 

Important Reminder: Always follow cell phone protocol.   

 

Comics for a Mobile Generation

 

 

We hosted a live Q&A with John Lotshaw.

 

 

#AskJohnLotshaw
 

 

Have a great weekend! 





ICYMI: Twitter Q&A with John Lotshaw (Co-Creator of Random Acts of Nancy)

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Thanks to cartoonist John Lotshaw for joining us on Twitter this week for a live Q&A! If you missed out on the chat, catch up here, or browse the tweets below:

 

 

Subscribe to Random Acts of Nancy here!

 

 

NEXT UP (Fri., 8/28): Michael McParlane of Mac comics will join us on Twitter. Tweet in using #AskMcParlane! 




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