Laugh Tracks Look Back (June 20-26)

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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! 

 

 

Drabble creator Kevin Fagan filled us in on his career as a cartoonist.

 

“I wrote a letter to Charles M. Schulz while in college and asked him for advice on getting my work syndicated. I was thrilled to get a response in the mail on Snoopy stationery! He declined to comment specifically on my work, saying it was not him who I had to impress, but an editor somewhere.”

 

 

In honor of Father’s Day, we examined the superpowers of our everyday superheroes (DADS!). 

 

“Their super fearlessness, never afraid to make mistakes in order to teach us important life lessons (because that’s why they do it, obviously).”

 

 

Ask a Cat made its debut on GoComics!

 

Ask a Cat by Charles Brubaker

 

 

We celebrated the first day of summer.

 

“It's officially summer! To help spread the word, we’ve turned to the characters of GoComics, our resident experts on all things summer.”

 

 

... And then celebrated some more.

  

“We’ve come up with a gratifying checklist of events that signal summer’s actual arrival, bringing more of the summer spirit along as you cross each one off.”

 

 

Frazz creator Jef Mallett is swimming Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac to benefit Habitat for Humanity; readers can help and score custom swag.

 

"It’s up to me to train and prepare properly for the 5-mile swim, but I’d like to give my readers a chance to help me thank the waters and my good fortune. And I think you’ll come out with the better deal."

 

 

Four lucky winners won archive-quality Over the Hedge prints, and we’re currently giving away a copy of “WuMo: Something is Wrong.”

 

 

This week's comic spotlight features Lay Lines by Carol Lay.

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Yay, 1985! Several comics are turning the big 3-0 this year.


 

 

We took a look at the short, shareable comics on GoComics.

 

“With more than 300 comics on GoComics and a job allowing me to read through many of them every day, I’m constantly finding situations and scenarios that remind me of my family and friends. I can’t help but share them through an email or text, often accompanied by a message saying, 'Seems like something you would say!' or 'Who does this remind you of?'”

 

 

Book one of Kid Beowulf just ended, making it the perfect time to binge-read the story from the beginning. 

 

 

We hosted a Q&A session with Breaking Cat News creator Georgia Dunn.

 

 

You have the chance to go cruisin' with your favorite cartoonists!

 

The National Cartoonist Society has put together “The Celebrity Cartoonists Caribbean Cruise”! Sailing the seas from Jan. 17 to 24, 2016, guests embarking on this once-in-a-lifetime trip will enjoy an incredible week filled with seminars featuring guest speakers, passenger Q&As, exclusive parties and dining and plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with these talented cartoonists!

 

 

The Folks Behind the Funnies Need Your Help

 

 

 

That’s a wrap! What was your favorite GoComics blog post this week?

 

 





ICYMI: Twitter Q&A with Georgia Dunn of Breaking Cat News

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Huge thanks to Georgia Dunn for joining us on Twitter this week for a live Q&A! If you missed the chat, catch up here!

 

Subscribe to Breaking Cat News on GoComics!





A Classic Swim and a Classy Cause

Frazz creator Jef Mallett is swimming Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac to benefit Habitat for Humanity; readers can help and score custom swag.

 

Here’s my mission statement: Grow up happy, healthy, smart and slowly.

 

And here’s my latest attempt at fulfilling it: I’m swimming across the Straits of Mackinac this Labor Day. The Straits are challenging, fun, a little scary and too beautiful for words. You have to immerse yourself — literally. 

 

I’m a native Michigander, so the Straits are even more special to me. For Native Americans from Michigan, they’re beyond special. They’re sacred. 

 

All this adds up to a swim you don’t take lightly. You want to do it right, and you want to show your appreciation by giving back. It’s up to me to train and prepare properly for the 5-mile swim, but I’d like to give my readers a chance to help me thank the waters and my good fortune. And I think you’ll come out with the better deal. Follow along if you’re game:

 

This swim benefits the Lakeshore chapter of Habitat for Humanity. I’m required to raise $2,800 for them between now and the swim; with your help, I’d love to raise a cool $10,000. And I’ll make it worth your while. Donate here under my name, and I’ll send you some customized Frazz stuff, what I like to call Scribbled-On Swag (SOS). I have everything from autographed swim caps and Frazz prints to race shirts that I’ve drawn on to original art to give you in return for your generosity. I’ll even deface and advance-auction the wetsuit I wear for the swim.

 

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Follow along on the Frazz Facebook page for current SOS offerings, updates on my preparation for the swim and just for your daily dose of Frazz fun and commentary. Here’s how to donate and what you can get for your donation:

 

 

HOW TO DONATE:

 

• Follow this link: www.mightymacdonate.com/default

• Navigate to the "Swimmer" drop down menu and select Jef Mallett, then click DONATE.

• Enter your donation amount. You can pay via credit card or PayPal. 

• Complete your payment by clicking “continue” in the lower left portion of the page.

• Habitat for Humanity will let us know you donated, and we’ll ship your swag to the address you list on the donation.

 

 

WHAT YOU'LL GET:

 

$20-40: Hawk Island Triathlon Swim caps

When I lived in Lansing, Michigan, I co-sponsored the Hawk I Tri there for four years by providing the racers’ swim caps. They have Frazz cartoons printed on them (a different design each year — collect the set!), and I’ve autographed the swag versions.

 

$41-50: Basic event swim caps or number bibs

Caps or numbers I’ve worn in races, each autographed and defaced with original Frazz art.

 

$51-60: Premium event swim caps or number bibs

Same as above, but from higher-profile or more memorable events. I love all my races equally, but to borrow from George Orwell’s classic “Animal Triathlon,” some are more equal than others.

 

$51-60 Water bottles

Signed and scribbled on.

 

$61-75: Signed Prints on Archival Paper

Frameable color art of Frazz strips, autographed.

 

$61-75: T-shirts from races or other events

Some — OK, most — have been worn, but they’re all in good shape. Most of the shirts are medium or large. All are defaced with original art and signed.

 

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$99: Official entrant jacket from 2014 USATriathlon nationals

Illustrated and autographed. Pull-over shell. Size medium. One of a kind, so first $99 donation gets it.

 

$150-200: Signed Original Frazz strips, Monday through Saturday

Original pen-and-ink line art. Image area is 10 inches wide. Due to my limited time and unlimited lack of organization, I can’t take requests for specific strips. Though I suppose every man has his price.

 

$350+ : Signed Original Frazz art, Sunday

Original pen-and-ink line art (image is 18.5 inches wide) plus a frameable color print. Same unfortunate caveat about specific strips.

 

Thanks so much for your support. This is going to be fun!

 

—Jef





Cruising with Cartoonists

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Picture this: A week-long Caribbean cruise spent lounging by the pool, enjoying delicious meals and cocktails and exploring tropical destinations.

 

Now, add in guest appearances and meet-and-greets with world-famous celebrity cartoonists.

 

Sounds too good to be true, right?

 

Well, folks, it’s not a fantasy – it’s a reality!

 

The National Cartoonist Society has put together “The Celebrity Cartoonists Caribbean Cruise”! Sailing the seas from Jan. 17 to 24, 2016, guests embarking on this once-in-a-lifetime trip will enjoy an incredible week filled with seminars featuring guest speakers, passenger Q&As, exclusive parties and dining and plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with these talented cartoonists!

 

You bet some fun-loving GoComics cartoonists will be on board! Confirmed guests include:

 

 

Adding even more joy to this excursion, proceeds benefit the National Cartoonists Society Foundation, meaning you can enjoy the cruise while supporting the art form you love.

 

We know you’re itching to get your ticket. Visit ncscruise.com and select "GOCOMICS" from the "How did you hear about us?" drop down menu when booking your cabin. Have a blast! 





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.

 

 

 

H.I.P.  6-23-15

 

 

 

The Old Man & His Dog  6-23-15

 

 

 

 

Buns  6-24-15

 

 

 

 

 

Bushy Tales  6-24-15

 

 

 

 

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Magnificatz  6-24-15

 

 

 

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Spectickles  6-24-15

 

 

 

 

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

 

 





Yay, 1985!

Oh, jeeze. It happened. I turned 30. I can barely remember it; it just kind of snuck up on me.

 

Luckily, I'm in good company. This year, four GoComics features have turned or will turn 30: Luann, Arlo and Janis, In the Bleachers and Calvin and Hobbes.

 

Looking through the archives, I realized that these strips could teach me a lot about getting older (and hopefully wiser).

 

Unfortunately, the mirror might eventually become enemy No. 1.

 

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Arlo and Janis 11/24/2003
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Luann 6/29/1998

And I might find new ways to fill my time (though I think I'd like to putter, too, even though I'm a girl.)

 

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Calvin and Hobbes 1/21/1994
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Arlo and Janis 9/24/1999

I need to keep an eye out for injury.

 

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In the Bleachers 2/10/1998

Using "when you're older" is a great way to get things done.

 

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Calvin and Hobbes 5/6/95

But there's no need to grow up too fast.

 

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Happy anniversary to these great comics! Remember: 30 is the new 20. (Though who'd want to be 20 again?)

 

-- EPK





Six People Who Know How to Ruin a Movie

There’s a reason people use the phrase, “the magic of the movies.” Similar to a good comic, a good movie has the power to transport you to another time or place. Through their stories, they can evoke multiple emotions – making you laugh, cry, jump, scream or wonder – it’s what keeps us coming back to our theater seats, buckling our figurative seatbelts, preparing to embark on another magical movie journey …

 

That is, until we encounter every moviegoer’s worst nightmare: the villains, if you will, that stand in the way of our movie adventures.

 

For example, the movie talker: the root of all movie theater evil; sucking all the magic out of the movie with their incessant chatter. 

 

Big Top by Rob Harrell
Big Top by Rob Harrell

 

Next, the cell phone user: like the movie talker, except with an added annoyance factor because they have their cell phones to make noise, too.

 

Brevity by Dan Thompson
Brevity by Dan Thompson

 

Moving on, you have the seat kickers, who not only ruin your movie, but also leave you with a big-screen-sized migraine.

 

Moderately Confused by Jeff Stahler
Moderately Confused by Jeff Stahler

 

Then, there are those people whose deafening chewing noises make you want to sign a petition to ban snacks from movie theaters altogether (shudder).

 

Drabble by Kevin Fagan
Drabble by Kevin Fagan

 

And who could forget the row shufflers – those people (usually sitting in the middle of the row) who are constantly getting up, shuffling in and out, throughout the entire movie?

 

Grand Avenue by Steve Breen and Mike Thompson
Grand Avenue by Steve Breen and Mike Thompson

 

You’ve probably never been thankful for sticky theater floors, but you would be if they were this sticky:

 

Lola by Todd Clark
Lola by Todd Clark

 

Finally, there are the inappropriate-reaction people: the ones who laugh and cry at the wrong times (usually the same people who decide it makes sense to clap at the end of the movie). 

 

Reality Check by Dave Whamond
Reality Check by Dave Whamond

 

That concludes my list of movie villains. What’s your biggest movie theater pet peeve?

 

– Amanda





Heads up! Now’s the Perfect Time to Binge-Read Kid Beowulf

Kid Beowulf creator Alexis E. Fajardo shares an update!

 

It's been a year since Kid Beowulf started on GoComics, and book one just ended – now is the perfect time binge-read from the beginning (all 185 pages) and prepare yourself for the next KidB. story, set to launch July 6! The new story is called "Shild and the Dragon," and it's a prequel to the events of book one. The tale follows a hunter named Shild (Beowulf's great-grandfather), who encounters a dragon in the wilds of Daneland. Shild discovers a world filled with monsters and slayers and his special place within it. The new story will run four days a week and is a great place to hop on for first-time readers, too. 

 

I've wanted to draw this story for a while – in the first book, the Dragon mentions meeting Shild, but we never get to see what happens. Now, this prequel expands on that encounter and gives greater context to the characters in book one. Below is a pencil and ink detail from the upcoming story.

 

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– Lex

 

Catch up on Kid Beowulf! Click here to read from the very beginning.





Stephan Pastis and Lincoln Peirce Talk with Tall Tale Radio about their Experience at Drawn Together

Tall Tale Radio hosted by Tom Racine
Tall Tale Radio hosted by Tom Racine

 

In the latest episode of Tall Tale Radio, a podcast station focusing on comics and “other wonderfully geeky subjects,” host Tom Racine interviews Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate), Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants) about their recent participation in the Drawn Together fundraiser.

 

The event, held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall to benefit Access Books and Los Angeles school libraries, featured presentations from all four author/cartoonists, on a stage that makes you feel – as Lincoln Peirce describes ­– “like you’re talking to a wall of people;” and with 1,500 fans in the audience, they pretty much were! Although that may seem intimidating, Stephan Pastis says, “When you’re doing it with the other [authors and cartoonists], you don’t feel as much pressure” and that it was “fun to walk out on the stage and see people at all levels.”

 

To hear more from Peirce, Pastis, Pilkey and Kinney about what it was like to participate in Drawn Together, listen to the full podcast.





The Folks Behind the Funnies Need Your Help

 

The Folks Behind the Funnies documentary provides viewers with a unique opportunity to meet the creative geniuses behind some of America’s most treasured comic strips. Throughout the film, you find that – as director Sari Armington puts it – “the artists and writers behind our daily Funnies are as inspiring and familiar as the characters they create.”

 

The documentary features exclusive interviews with 21 famed cartoonists, including GoComics’ very own Scott Adams (Dilbert), Darby Conley (Get Fuzzy), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Lynn Johnston (For Better or for Worse), Mell Lazarus (Momma), Steve McGarry (Badlands), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), and Rick Stromoski (Soup to Nutz) – as well as several who aren’t on GoComics, like Bil Keane (The Family Circus), Jerry Scott (Baby Blues, Zits) and Hilary Price (Rhymes with Orange).

 

After four years of careful research and development, The Folks Behind the Funnies is, as Armington describes, “A polished documentary that reflects the stature of the cartoonists and their work.” Of course, making a film as special as this doesn’t come cheap.

 

In the last week of its Kickstarter fundraiser, The Folks Behind the Funnies has raised 80 percent of its goal, but still needs $3,000 in the next eight days, which is why we’re asking for your help, comic fans! Visit the film’s website to learn more and choose from a variety of donation options! 





Sharing is Caring

With more than 300 comics on GoComics and a job allowing me to read through many of them every day, I’m constantly finding situations and scenarios that remind me of my family and friends. I can’t help but share them through an email or text, often accompanied by a message saying, “Seems like something you would say!” or “Who does this remind you of?”

 

I’ve noticed that many of the most shareable comics are often the shortest.

 

Like, the one-line, quick-witted cracks from Aunty Acid.

 

Aunty Acid by Ged Backland
Aunty Acid by Ged Backland

 

Aunty Acid by Ged Backland
Aunty Acid by Ged Backland

 

Or the profound Pot-Shots.

 

Pot-Shots by Ashleigh Brilliant
Pot-Shots by Ashleigh Brilliant
Pot-Shots by Ashleigh Brilliant
Pot-Shots by Ashleigh Brilliant

 

 

The strange scenarios found in Frog Applause that leave you laughing while simultaneously scratching your head.

 

Frog Applause by Teresa Burritt
Frog Applause by Teresa Burritt

 

 

Frog Applause by Teresa Burritt
Frog Applause by Teresa Burritt

 

And, the bits of wisdom found in Lard’s World Peace Tips.

 

Lard's World Peace Tips by Keith Tutt and Daniel Saunders
Lard's World Peace Tips by Keith Tutt and Daniel Saunders

 

Lard's World Peace Tips by Keith Tutt and Daniel Saunders
Lard's World Peace Tips by Keith Tutt and Daniel Saunders

 

Of course Tiny Confessions makes the list, considering I come from a family of animal lovers.

 

Tiny Confessions by Christopher Rozzi
Tiny Confessions by Christopher Rozzi

 

Tiny Confessions by Christopher Rozzi
Tiny Confessions by Christopher Rozzi

 

When it comes to strips with more dialogue, it’s not hard to find quotes within that can stand alone and pack a punch. I’ll leave you with a few gems. After all, sharing is caring, right?

 

  Adam At Home Ecard

 

 

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What comic(s) do you share the most often?

 

--Julie





GoComics A to Z, Vol 2: Lay Lines Comics

In this weekly series, editor Lucas Wetzel spotlights new and unusual comic features from the GoComics A-Z listing.

 

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Feature: Lay Lines Comics
Creator: Carol Lay
Format: six panels
Frequency: daily
Recommended if you like: Whimsical storytelling, '90s alt-weekly flashbacks, out-of-body experiences, Russian roulette

If you look at the state of comics today, you can divide things up fairly neatly into two camps: print newspaper funnies, and online-only features (i.e. webcomics). But bridging that gap for toward the end of the 20th century was a series of alt-weekly cartoons — colorful, counter-cultural, large-format comics with considerably more attitude than you would find in traditional print features. One of that era's pioneers is Carol Lay, who began publishing comics in the LA Weekly in 1990 after working for Hanna-Barbera comics, Western Publishing, DC and Marvel Comics. Her first mini-feature, "The Thing Under The Futon," also kicked off her arrival on GoComics earlier this year. Since then, she's been running other classic story lines such as "Now, Endsville" (which starts here) and "Invisible City," (which starts here), both of which were harvested from now out-of-print print collections. Reading Lay Lines Comics on GoComics should offer an interesting view at how Lay's style evolved over the years, from the early '90s "big teeth" look of her characters to potentially some of the alt-weekly work she did in the decades that followed. Lay Lines Comics also includes Lay's occasional contextual notes and special new illustrations. An excerpt from "The Thing Under The Futon" is below.

 

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Read more Lay Lines comics right here on GoComics.





Giveaway: WuMo: Something is Wrong

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We’re super excited about our sister company Andrew McMeel Publishing’s most recent book release!

 

Making its debut June 22, we’re giving away one copy of the brand-spanking-new “WuMo: Something is Wrong”! Full of irreverent humor and impressive artwork, this is a collection you don’t want to miss.

 

To enter, leave a comment on this post and include your first and last name. Limit one entry per person. This contest will end on Tues., June 30 at 10 a.m. CT. The winner will be announced that day on this blog.

 

Read WuMo here. Or purchase your own copy of “WuMo: Something is Wrong” here.





Giveaway: Over the Hedge Collectible Prints – Winners Announced

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Thank you to all who entered to win a set of archive-quality Over the Hedge prints in celebration of Over the Hedge's 20th anniversary!

 

We've randomly selected FOUR winners. Congratulations to Marcia Bowers, Dudley Pittman, John Taylor and Michael Pohrer! Please contact us at rewards@gocomics.com with your shipping address and phone number.

 

Wondering which Over the Hedge strips are these fans' favorites? 

 

Marcia Bowers – Dec. 25, 2004

 

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Dudley Pittman – Nov. 8, 2000

 

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John Taylor – Aug. 21, 2004

 

Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry

 

Michael Pohrer – June 4, 2001

 

  Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry

 

 

Find your favorite Over the Hedge comic strip! Browse the archive here.





Sweet Signs Of Summer

According to our calendars, this past Sunday (June 21) was the official first day of summer. Although that’s very exciting to some of us, others aren’t ready to embrace the season just yet. In light of this, we’ve come up with a gratifying checklist of events that signal summer’s actual arrival, bringing more of the summer spirit along as you cross each one off.

 

1. You start experiencing the two S’s of summer – sweating and sneezing – but honestly, you don’t even care!

 

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

 

2. More sweat leads to less clothing, and those few leftover pounds rear their ugly heads. 

 

Luann by Greg Evans
Luann by Greg Evans

 

3. Have no fear about sign No. 2, though! Your gym membership quickly becomes a thing of the past as you get further into your can’t-beat-the-heat summer weight-loss program and the pounds literally melt away.

 

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

 

4. The first splat of ice cream hits the pavement.

 

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

 

5.  You smell the welcome scent of grills burning in your neighborhood.

 

The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom
The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom

 

6. You suddenly feel like you’ve been barbecued yourself, realizing that it’s time to head to the drug store for some SPF and aloe vera. 

 

CowTown by Charlie Podrebarac
CowTown by Charlie Podrebarac

 

7. As temperatures increase, so does your urge to call in “sick.” You’re right – it is “just too nice outside” to go into work.

 

Stone Soup by Jan Eliot
Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

 

8. Also in correlation with the weather: the amount of bug repellent needed.

 

Frazz by Jef Mallett
Frazz by Jef Mallett

 

9. The peaceful silence of summer starts to set in.

 

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

 

10. Last but certainly not least, as days get longer and spirits get higher, you start to feel like all your summer dreams are finally coming true.

 

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

 

Happy summer, comic fans! Dive into more summer-themed comics here. 

 

 





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.

 

 

 

6-19-15

 

 

 

 

Picpak Dog  6-19-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bushy Tales  6-21-15

 

 

 

 

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Now You See 'Em  6-21-15

 

 

 

 

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Snow Sez...  6-22-15

 

 

 

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

 

 





Weekend Faves (June 21)

The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom
The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom

There's a child in all of us.

--Julie

 

Ziggy by Tom Wilson & Tom II
Ziggy by Tom Wilson & Tom II

What a bizarre sight. Still, it's nice to see Ziggy smile for a change.

--Lucas

 

Jim Benton Cartoons by Jim Benton
Jim Benton Cartoons by Jim Benton

Not only will I be laughing at this all day, I'll also be pocketing it to use on my knitting friends later on.
--Amanda

 

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

When I grow up, I want to be Heart.
--Elizabeth

 

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

The waltz of whacking mosquitoes: The official dance of summer.
--Amanda

 

Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart
Wizard of Id by Parker and Hart

You gotta love Dad jokes. Find more Father's Day comics here.

--Julie





New Comic Alert! Ask a Cat by Charles Brubaker

Ask a Cat by Charles Brubaker

Ask a Cat is a comic strip where people can finally ask questions to a cat. Ever wondered why a cat does this? Or what cats think of humans? Or what they think of a movie? Wonder no more, as Cat answers real letters that people send to him. If you want to ask Cat something, send an email to goaskthecat@gmail.com.

 

Read Ask a Cat here.





Fun(nies) In The Sun

It's officially summer! To help spread the word, we’ve turned to the characters of GoComics, our resident experts on all things summer.

 

Our comic kids appreciate summer more than anyone, for they know that with it comes summer vacation, which means no homework

 

Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

 

 A whole three months full of mischief and adventure!

 

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

 

 The unparalleled excitement of chasing the familiar jingle, signaling your local ice cream man!

 

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

 

 Strategizing for your summer lemonade stand success!

 

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

  

Breaking out the ol’ “socker” for a day on the baseball diamond with your pals!

 

Peanuts by Charles Schulz
Peanuts by Charles Schulz

 

The joys of summer change with age. Our comic adults have been around the block a few times, and have traded the excitement of lemonade stands for the appreciation of things like the beauty of a private pool.

 

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

 

Still, they know that there’s no age limit on the first cannonball of summer, provided you remember to take the necessary safety precautions.

 

The Duplex by Glenn McCoy
The Duplex by Glenn McCoy

 

By now, they’ve perfected the art of grilling. There’s nothing like the sweet, smoky aroma of a grill in the summertime.

 

Drabble by Kevin Fagan
Drabble by Kevin Fagan

 

The clock is ticking and it’ll be fall before you know it, so follow the lead of your favorite comics and get outside for some fresh air and summer fun! For more summertime comics, check out our summer comics collection. 





Happy Father's Day, Super Dads!

We thought we’d celebrate today with a collection of comics honoring the many magnificent father figures out there who act as our everyday superheroes. They may not have a cape, but they definitely still possess those legendary dad super powers!

 

Like super strength, for example:

 

Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel
Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

 

Or invincibility, which could also be known as “super tolerance”:

 

The Big Picture by Lennie Peterson
The Big Picture by Lennie Peterson

 

X-ray vision, or in their case, the ability to see through the chaos, to the joy of being a parent:

 

Stone Soup by Jan Eliot
Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

 

Super intelligence/wisdom, which they to pass on to us, sometimes to their dismay:

 

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

 

Then there are the lesser-known powers, like their super worrying ability:

 

Cathy by Cathy Guisewite
Cathy by Cathy Guisewite

 

Their super fearlessness, never afraid to make mistakes in order to teach us important life lessons (because that’s why they do it, obviously):

 

PreTeena by Allison Barrows
PreTeena by Allison Barrows

 

And, finally, their powers of time management; no matter what’s going on in their lives, they’re always there for us.

 

Peanuts by Charles Schulz
Peanuts by Charles Schulz

 

Want to see more Father's Day funnies? Browse our entire collection.

 

 

Happy Father's Day to all the super dads out there!

 

Daddy's Home by Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein
Daddy's Home by Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein





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