Meet Your Creator: Dave Coverly (Speed Bump)

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Oh, hey, I didn’t see you there – you startled me! We cartoonists are used to working alone. We fly solo, man – the wind of ideas blowing through our hair as we navigate our own internal highway.

 

Or something like that. I’m still working out the metaphor. (Note to self: Avoid “hitting a speed bump” metaphor when writing about the internal highway.)

 

So this is a blog where I write about myself. Not necessarily about what I DO, really, because the obvious truth is that I don’t do much. There’s an unhealthy amount of sitting and thinking involved. And then another unhealthy amount of sitting and drawing. I guess what I should do is write about how I got to a point in my life where I’m allowed to do all this sitting and thinking and drawing for a living.

 

 

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The truth is, there’s a lot of stubborn, boneheaded persistence that goes into becoming a professional cartoonist, and there’s even more luck. Like most of us, I started drawing very young by copying my favorite cartoons: Peanuts, BC, Hagar, Wizard of Id and Frank & Ernest. Then I discovered Herman in middle school, and Jim Unger changed the way I drew. His style was incredibly unique. In high school, my journalism teacher took my cartooning aspirations seriously, and began bringing in The New Yorker magazine so I could read the cartoons. And by “read,” I mean, “study.” I didn’t understand many of the gags, but I loved that they made me think so hard. It was rewarding every time I “got” one. Those were the years when I realized what exactly I wanted to do. The problem was, I had no idea how.Ancestors_SB_titled copy

At Eastern Michigan University, I drew cartoons for the Echo while getting a B.S. in both philosophy and creative writing. At Indiana University, I drew cartoons for the IDS while getting a master’s in creative writing. I’d like to say that I purposefully majored in philosophy because I knew it would help me conceptualize, and creative writing because I understood that cartooning is so much more about the writing than the art … but honestly, I just enjoyed them. And I’m all about enjoying things.

 

Between the ages of 24-30, I drew anything that would generate income, no matter how little: freelance illustrations, magazine gags, book illustrations for small local publishers and political cartoons. All the while, I was submitting twice yearly to the syndicates and wallpapering my drawing space with their rejection letters. Jay Kennedy took pity for a couple years and included some of my work in The New Breed, but that was as close as I got to syndication.

 

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It wasn’t until 1994 that Creators Syndicate offered me a contract, which remains one of the single greatest phone calls I’ve ever received. My little panel didn’t have a name, so I sent along a list to the staff, and Speed Bump was the unanimous choice. My personal preference was The Wide World of Stretch Pants, but wisely, Creators turned that title down.

 

Twenty-one years later (hey, Speed Bump can now legally have a beer with me!), and my life revolves around deadlines. On Monday, I draw my Sunday cartoon. On Tuesday, I draw three dailies. On Wednesday, I draw three more dailies. (Both days include coming up with three ideas in the morning and drawing them in the afternoon/evening … I don’t have a backlog of ideas). Then, I scan and send to my buddies Pete and Jessica at Creators, with coloring instructions included. A drink might or might not be had at this time.

 

 

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Thursday through Sunday is pretty much party time. And by “party time,” I mean, “work on other projects.” I’m the principle cartoonist for BarkBox, a super cool-company that sends monthly gift boxes for your mutt. And I’m doing a number of children’s books for Macmillan, including the new series Night of the Living Worms: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure, coming out in October.

 

 

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Macmillan also recently published a collection of all of my dog cartoons, Dogs Are People, Too, collected both from Speed Bump, BarkBox and my work in Parade magazine. It’s full color. It’s gorgeously designed by April Ward. And it has an awesome blurb from Patrick McDonnell on the cover. What more could you want? Don’t answer that …

 

 

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My studio is in the attic of our 100-year-old old house in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. Inexplicably, it has a working clawfoot bathtub that my kids used to bathe in while I worked.

 

 

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My “thinking chair” used to be my dad’s TV chair when I was growing up. And my beautiful oak drawing table, which is nearly as old as our house, was a gift from the brilliant cartoonist Kevin Pope.

 

My life is pretty small and simple. But working at home, doing a job I love with my family around, it feels like I’m living very large indeed.

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Read Speed Bump here or visit Dave’s website.





Laugh Tracks Look Back (July 11 – 17)

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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Full of humor and personality, Charlie Podrebarac filled us in on his cartooning history.

 

“I'm inspired by everything around me. Pop culture plays a big part in my cartoons, but when researching for this blog, I noticed that I do a lot of food cartoons ... so my cartooning makes me hungry. Both Cowtown and FatCats feature enough conspicuous consumption to make Falstaff blush.”

 

 

We welcomed Pie Comic by John McNamee to GoComics!

 

Pie Comic by John McNamee

 

 

 

Enjoying the ultimate lazy Sunday is easy with a few simple steps.

 

 

Family Tree by Signe Wilkinson

 

 

 

Richard Thompson’s “The Complete Cul de Sac” won the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication!

 

 

The Complete Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson
 

 

 

HUGE NEWS! Berkley Breathed is bringing back Bloom County!  

 

A delightful surprise to his many fans, Berkeley Breathed recently announced on Facebook that his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip, Bloom County, is returning after 25 years of absence!”

 

 

In honor of Cow Appreciation Day, we thanked the cows of GoComics for bringing hu-MOO-r to our lives.

 

2 Cows and a Chicken by Steve Skelton

 

 

 

We celebrated Embrace Your Geekness Day.

 

“For many of us, geekness is inevitable. So, why try to hide it? Today is all about letting your nerd light shine!”

 

 

GoComics Spotlight: Randolph Itch, 2 A.M. by Tom Toles

 

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We took a look at what happens when weddings get wild.

 

Close to Home by John McPherson

 

 

 

It's National Picnic Month and we want to help you partake in the perfect picnic! We’ve created a checklist of the essential ingredients.

 

 

Your turn for Jury Duty? You’ll relate to these comics!

 

“I’m so excited to have been called for jury duty!” … is a phrase that’s pretty much non-existent in the English language. A usually grueling experience, jury duty is something that most Americans (aside from a very lucky few) dread, but will have to succumb to eventually. If you have served, then you already know the struggle…”

 

 

We hosted a Q&A session with Rubes creator Leigh Rubin.

 

 

The Big Picture is returning with brand-new comics next month!

 

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GoComics editorial cartoonist Matt Bors started an online Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of a giant book featuring the work of amazing cartoonists.

 

 

  

 

What a wonderful week!

 





Twitter Q&A with Leigh Rubin of "Rubes"

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Many thanks to Leigh Rubin for joining us on Twitter this week for a live Q&A! If you missed out on the fun, catch up here! Read Rubes daily here.

 

NEXT UP: The Comic Strip The Has a Finale Every Day's John "Scully" Scully will join us on Friday, July 24! Chime in using: #AskJohnScully





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.

 

 

 

The Boobiehatch  7-14-15

 

 

 

 

And now...  7-15-15

 

 

 

 

Apple Creek Comics  7-15-15

 

 

 

 

 

Batch Rejection  7-15-15

 

 

 

 

 

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Buns  7-15-15

 

 

 

 

 

Courageous Man Adventures  7-15-15

 

 

 

 

Onion & Pea  7-15-15

 

 

 

 

Picpak Dog  7-15-15

 

 

 

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

 





The Big Picture Returns!

Though The Big Picture was retired in 2005, fans of this popular comic strip have been enjoying the reruns on GoComics for the past several years.

 

Today, The Big Picture cartoonist Lennie Peterson shared some AWESOME news! The Big Picture will begin again with BRAND-NEW daily strips, starting August 3!

 

 

The Big Picture by Lennie Peterson

 

 

We’re anxiously awaiting the new strips! Subscribe to The Big Picture here.





Help The Nib Hit Bookshelves!

 

 

Founded by GoComics editorial cartoonist Matt Bors, The Nib, a creator-run website featuring political cartoons, comics journalism, humor and non-fiction work, has published more than 2,000 comics since its launch in September 2013. In celebration of that success, the creators behind The Nib want to commemorate their upcoming two-year anniversary in the best way possible – with even more comics!

 

Bors has started an online Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of a giant (we’re talking at least 300 pages) hardcover book that will feature work from “dozens of the best cartoonists to ever toon a toon.” In addition to Matt Bors, some other names that you’ll recognize from GoComics include: Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man), Gemma Correll (Four Eyes), Ruben Bolling (Tom the Dancing Bug, Super-Fun-Pax Comix), Jen Sorensen, Brian McFadden and Ted Rall (The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Done).

 

With just under a month left to reach their financial goal, these talented creators are asking for your help to bring their hugely hilarious, comic-packed book to life! To make a donation or learn more about the project, visit The Nib’s Kickstarter website.

 

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The Wild World of Weddings

It’s the middle of July, meaning we’re deep into wedding season. Maybe you’ve attended a wedding this summer, and you’ve surely noticed the influx of bride-and-groom photos infiltrating your Facebook page. No doubt there have been more than a few “marry-thons” throughout the past few months.

 

Frank & Ernest by Thaves
Frank & Ernest by Thaves

 

With weddings come beautiful brides, handsome grooms, delicious cake and sentimental moments. But what happens when you stray away from the typical wedding traditions and things take a turn for the worse?

 

GoComics, the home of fun, has seen some wild weddings. Let’s take a look:

 

Toss the bouquet? Not at this party!

 

The Flying McCoys by Glenn and Gary McCoy
The Flying McCoys by Glenn and Gary McCoy

 

Something tells us these couples didn’t research their options …

 

Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis
Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

 

 

Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller
Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

 

 

Honesty is the best policy, right?

 

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

 

 

Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller
Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller

 

Then again, maybe not.  

 

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

 

 

Inherit the Mirth by Cuyler Black
Inherit the Mirth by Cuyler Black

 

And for the couples lucky enough to escape these wedding blunders, there’s still the ride home to get through …

 

 

F Minus by Tony Carrillo
F Minus by Tony Carrillo

 

 

Cornered by Mike Baldwin
Cornered by Mike Baldwin

 

Warning: What happens at a wedding … definitely doesn't stay at a wedding, so think carefully before trying any of these tricks!

 

 

Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos
Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos




Seven Steps to Pulling Off the Perfect Picnic

In case you haven’t heard, July is National Picnic Month! Located in the middle of the year’s sunniest season, there is no better time to load up the picnic basket and head outdoors for the chance to enjoy the summer weather with family, friends and finger foods!

 

In honor of National Picnic Month, we want to help you partake in the perfect picnic! We’ve created a checklist of the essential ingredients:

 

1. The right spot: debatably the most important step in pulling off a picnic. 

 

Brevity by Dan Thompson
Brevity by Dan Thompson

 

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

 

2. A bad weather plan B, in case the sunny afternoon the weatherman promised turns into a summer thunderstorm.

 

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

 

3. A watchful eye on your lunch; a well-packed picnic basket is a hot commodity. 

 

Marmaduke by Brad Anderson
Marmaduke by Brad Anderson

 

4. A tight grip on the keg.

 

Frank & Ernest by Thaves
Frank & Ernest by Thaves

 

5. Some quality bug spray, unless you’re willing to share that prime picnic spot.

 

Lola by Todd Clark
Lola by Todd Clark

 

6. Extra hands to help with the heavy lifting; the only workout you want to get while picnicking is the one that comes with winning the potato-sack race.

 

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

 

7. Speaking of the sack race, no picnic would be complete without classic games and a little “friendly” competition!

 

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

 

Want more perfect picnic comics? We've got a whole basket full of them here!





GoComics A to Z, Vol 5: Randolph Itch, 2 a.m.

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

 

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Feature: Randolph Itch, 2 a.m.
Creator: Tom Toles
Format: single-panel
Frequency: daily
Recommended if you like: Kliban, The Far Side, Reality Check, Off The Mark, Tom Toles' editorial cartoons


One night shortly after my first child was born, I decided to take advantage of my loopy, sleep-deprived state to write a bunch of punchlines that I thought would be excellent material for a batch of one-panel cartoons. I got on quite a roll and came up with about two dozen, but almost all of them turned out to be totally worthless when examined in the light of day. The insomnia-driven musings in "Randolph Itch, 2 a.m.", however, are nuggets of single-panel cartoon gold. Written and illustrated by Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist Tom Toles, "Randolph Itch, 2 a.m." was in syndication from the late '90s until 2002, when Toles took a job with the Washington Post. It began running on GoComics a decade later, offering fans of Toles' editorial work a window into the parts of his imagination not concerned with politics. The back-and-white art is every bit as sharp and detailed as his editorial cartoons, with Sunday strips in full color. Much like Pat Oliphant's Punk or Dave Whamond's Squirrel, the little cartoonist in the corner gets the first word/riff on that day's joke, adding an extra layer of punniness and observational humor. Having read Toles' op-ed cartoons for a decade, I gained a whole new appreciation of his talent and inventiveness through reading "Randolph." Here's a few more samples…

 

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Read more Randolph Itch, 2 a.m. comics right here at GoComics!





Jokes to Help You Find the Humor in Jury Duty

“I’m so excited to have been called for jury duty!”

 

… is a phrase that’s pretty much non-existent in the English language. A usually grueling experience, jury duty is something that most Americans (aside from a very lucky few) dread, but will have to succumb to eventually. If you have served, then you already know the struggle…

 

The Duplex by Glenn McCoy
The Duplex by Glenn McCoy

 

But, if you haven’t, let our comic characters catch you up on what you’ve been missing:

 

First, to clear up any misconceptions you might have, jury duty is rarely exciting. 

 

Big Top by Rob Harrell
Big Top by Rob Harrell

 

They don’t give out cookies ...

 

Peanuts by Charles Schulz
Peanuts by Charles Schulz

 

And no one is going to randomly bust out the wave.

 

F Minus by Tony Carrillo
F Minus by Tony Carrillo

 

That’s not to say that jury duty isn’t important, because it is. Sometimes you have to make some truly tough decisions.

 

Reality Check by Dave Whamond
Reality Check by Dave Whamond

 

You have to be completely fair and impartial, even though avoiding bias can be hard in certain situations.

 

Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis
Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

 

The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn
The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

 

It can be a dangerous job at times, but someone has to do it.

 

Herman by Jim Unger
Herman by Jim Unger

 

Jury duty is definitely not for the faint of heart, and some of us really can’t handle it (and/or really don’t want to). 

 

Ink Pen by Phil Dunlap
Ink Pen by Phil Dunlap

 

And, because sometimes even the most fullproof excuses don’t work…

 

Frank & Ernest by Thaves
Frank & Ernest by Thaves

 

I’ve found this one for you; sure to do the trick:

 

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

 

 

I’ll cross my fingers, in hopes that you never have to use it!

 

– Amanda





The Art of Richard Thompson at San Diego Comic-Con Film Festival

At the San Diego Comic-Con film festival this past weekend, Nick Galifianakis (Nick and Zuzu) and David Apatoff served as ambassadors for a documentary about their recent book, The Art of Richard Thompson. An honored Galifianakis shared this update to Facebook on Sunday:

 

 

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Buy The Art of Richard Thompson, a presentation of Thompson's illustration work, caricatures, and his creation, Richard's Poor Almanac, here.

 

Watch the the Art of Richard Thompson documentary short, here.





Happy Cow Appreciation Day!

Did you know today (June 14) is Cow Appreciation Day? We’re guessing not. But now you MOO!

 

We never pass up the opportunity to celebrate a holiday, no matter how wacky, making this the perfect time to give a special shout-out to the cows grazing around on GoComics.

 

First stop: The zany world of Cowtown. Here, you’ll find a plethora of cows, pigs, Elvis impersonators, clowns and more!

 

CowTown by Charlie Podrebarac

 

 

CowTown by Charlie Podrebarac

 

 

Next, ponder life’s biggest questions with Cow and Boy’s Billy and Cow. This comic strip is clever, heartfelt and hysterically strange – sometimes all at once.

 

 

Cow and Boy Classics by Mark Leiknes

 

 

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Telling the tale of an intrepid trio adventuring across the land in search of their long-lost home, 2 Cows and a Chicken never fails to make us laugh.

 

 

2 Cows and a Chicken by Steve Skelton

 

 

2 Cows and a Chicken by Steve Skelton

 

 

And, while it only occasionally features a four-legged, black-and-white-spotted creature as a character, we can’t leave out Lucky Cow! This hilarious comic strip delves into the humor of the fast food, minimum wage experience, as teenagers struggle to balance school, social lives and jobs at Lucky Cow.

 

 

Lucky Cow by Mark Pett

 

 

Lucky Cow by Mark Pett

 

 

Thank you, cows of GoComics, for bringing hu-MOO-r to our lives!





Giveaway: Signed Kid Beowulf Book and Print – Winner Announced!

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Thank you to all who entered to win a SIGNED copy of “Kid Beowulf and the Blood Bound Oath” PLUS a print signed by Kid Beowulf cartoonist Lex Fajardo!

 

We have randomly selected one winner! Congratulations to John Taylor! Please contact us at rewards@gocomics.com with your shipping address and phone number. Please note: You must contact us by 7/21/15 or your prize will be forfeited.





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.

 

 

Candace 'n' Company  7-10-15

 

 

 

Cleo and Company  7-10-15

 

 

 

 

Girth  7-10-15

 

 

 

 

Magnificat 7-10-15

 

 

 

The Unemployed  7-10-15

 

 

 

7-11-15

 

A Taste of the Times  7-12-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's Just Jim  7-12-15

 

 

 

Alison Ward  7-13-15

 

 

 

 

Amanda the Great  7-13-15

 

 

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

 





The Complete Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson Wins Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication During San Diego Comic-Con!

The Complete Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson
The Complete Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

 

In an exciting end to an equally exciting week at San Diego Comic-Con, the Eisner Award ceremony this past Friday celebrated the achievements of several widely respected and admired creators. Often referred to as “the Oscars of Comics,” the Eisner Awards are a prestigious honor in the comic world, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges.

 

We are extremely proud to announce that GoComics’ very own Richard Thompson was among these very talented and deserving winners, winning the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication for The Complete Cul de Sac! Accepting the honor on Thompson’s behalf was Team Cul de Sac leader Chris Sparks:

 

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Congratulations to Richard Thompson and Team Cul de Sac! 

 

Read Richard Thompson's heartwarming comic strip Cul de Sac here.





Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County Returns after 25 Years!

A delightful surprise to his many fans, Berkeley Breathed recently announced on Facebook that his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic strip, Bloom County, is returning after 25 years of absence! He posted this photo yesterday, saying his long-awaited return “feels like going home”: 

 

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It is safe to say that fans feel the exact same way, after seeing their reactions to the new incarnation of Bloom County, posted on Breathed’s Facebook page today:

 

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Bloom County 2015 by Berkeley Breathed

 

Many fans commented on this already-viral comic strip, thanking Breathed and posting emotional phrases such as, “Seeing Opus and Milo is like seeing old friends again!”  We couldn’t agree more and are excited to see what Breathed has in store for his fans!

 

Re-live the magic of Bloom County from the beginning here.





Weekend Faves (July 12)

 

Cow and Boy Classics by Mark Leiknes
Cow and Boy Classics by Mark Leiknes

 

Cow and Boy is one of those comics I wish I had started reading a long time ago. Just look at that artwork!

--Julie

 

Rudy Park by Darrin Bell and Theron Heir
Rudy Park by Darrin Bell and Theron Heir

 

More like a lack of data management skills.

--Lucas

 

Break of Day by Nate Fakes
Break of Day by Nate Fakes

 

This would only be more true if the shell broke and the catfish then curled up on a keyboard.
--Elizabeth

 

Truth Facts by Wulff & Morgenthaler
Truth Facts by Wulff & Morgenthaler

 

Possibly the truest Truth Facts I've ever seen.
--Amanda

 

Lola by Todd Clark
Lola by Todd Clark

 

Lola gets what Lola wants.

--Julie





Happy Embrace Your Geekness Day!

For many of us, geekness is inevitable. So, why try to hide it? Today is all about letting your nerd light shine!

 

Personally, I’ve always been a huge geek! When I began writing this post, I knew I wouldn’t need to scour GoComics for material or do any extra research. I already had a plethora of geeky comics at my disposal – saved because I found them so hilariously relatable – waiting patiently in my “favorites” folder for today.

 

After accumulating so many in just a few short months, it’s obvious our GoComics characters aren’t afraid to embrace their geekness!

 

They know there’s no shame in celebrating a good grade. 

 

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

 

They appreciate books the way you’d appreciate a fine wine – taking it in with all their senses, as there is no sweeter aroma than that of a favorite library book.

 

Sarah's Scribbles by Sarah Andersen
Sarah's Scribbles by Sarah Andersen

 

Also among geeky favorites: the power of a good pun. 

 

The Duplex by Glenn McCoy
The Duplex by Glenn McCoy

 

Shunned for being a geek? No problem. The imaginative kids of GoComics are perfectly fine playing “alone.” 

 

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

 

Kids like Phoebe practice long and hard for their school spelling bee, only to wonder when the real challenge is going to start. 

 

Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

 

If you share in their geekness, then you probably had the same thought as Jason after reading this:

 

FoxTrot by Bill Amend
FoxTrot by Bill Amend

 

Speaking of comics, chances are you found this pretty funny:

 

The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn
The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

 

Perhaps, like them, you count down the days until Comic-Con every year? You might’ve even attended San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend.

 

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

 

No matter which, or how many, of these categories you fit in to, the fact of the matter is that all of us have a little bit of nerd in us, and it’s perfectly OK (and pretty awesome, if you ask me)!

 

Happy Embrace Your Geekness Day, from all us geeks at GoComics!

 

– Amanda





New Comic Alert! Pie Comic by John McNamee

Pie Comic by John McNamee

Pie Comic is a collection of meditations on life, science, death, food, childhood, depression, naps, wizards, robots, dinosaurs, robot-wizard-dinosaurs and whatever other foolish notion gets into the creator's head on a given day. Most of all, Pie Comic is fun. If you don't like to have fun, you don't have to read it. 

 

Read Pie Comic here.





Simple Steps for a Lazy Sunday

The worries of last week have faded away, and you have an entire day to enjoy before you’re greeted by the hustle and bustle of Monday.

 

That’s right, it’s "Lazy Sunday"!

 

Family Tree by Signe Wilkinson
Family Tree by Signe Wilkinson

 

What’s the best way to spend the day? It takes only a few simple steps to prepare for the perfect lazy Sunday.

 

Step 1: Forgo your responsibilities.

 

Stone Soup by Jan Eliot
Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

 

Step 2: Don’t make plans! Socializing is overrated.

 

Garfield by Jim Davis
Garfield by Jim Davis

 

 

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

 

Step 3: Gather your snacks and settle in.

 

Frank & Ernest by Thaves
Frank & Ernest by Thaves

 

Step 4: Don’t let anyone bring you down! While not everyone will share your enthusiasm for a little time spent on the sofa, it’s your day to be lazy.

 

Drabble by Kevin Fagan
Drabble by Kevin Fagan

 

Baldo_topper- Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos
Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos

 

Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts
Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

 

Enjoy your lazy Sunday!






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