Framed Funnies for Friends and Family

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Unframed collectible prints featuring customized art of the buyer's choice are available for $39.95. Another option, framed collectible prints, range in price from $229.95 to $239.95, depending on frame style.


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Don’t miss your chance to purchase this one-of-a-kind gift! To receive framed prints in time for the holidays, orders must be placed by Dec. 6. Orders for unframed prints must be placed by Dec. 15.


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Giveaway: Signed Copies of "Beginning Pearls"



This week, we’re celebrating National Young Readers Day! What better way to get little minds to love reading than through comic books?


"Beginning Pearls" features the hilarious Pearls Before Swine cast and offers cartoons specially chosen for young readers! We’re giving away THREE copies signed by Stephan Pastis!


To enter, comment on this blog post and include your FIRST and LAST names. Limit one entry per person. This contest will end on Tues., Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. CT. The winners will be announced that day on this blog. This contest is open to all readers worldwide.

Election Day funnies

Here at GoComics, we have a strong social conscience. And today that conscience is telling us to remind everyone to get out and vote. While you're waiting in line to pull the ballot, check out all of these Election Day comics right here in this handy, dandy compendium. Happy voting!



Fritzi and Nancy voted!



A touch of cynicism from Momma



The polls are on fire in Brewster Rockit



The strange afterlife of "Congressguys" discussed on Real Life Adventures



Goober, Block and Tonto: honest fools running for office in today's Baldo


Here are some more Election Day offerings from GoComics political cartoonists:


Stuart Carlson



Bob Gorrell



Jeff Stahler



Jerry Holbert



A good note to end on, from Chris Britt

Giveaway: Halloween Prize Pack – Winner Announced



Thank you to all who entered to win the Halloween Prize Pack, featuring:


-       A SIGNED, glow-in-the-dark copy of “Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic” by Mark


-       A copy of “Monster on the Hill” by Rob Harrell

-       Spooky hot chocolate mix to warm you up on this chill-inducing holiday!


The winner is ... David Adams! Please email us at with shipping address and phone number. Please note: You must contact us by 11/11/14 or your prize will be forfeited.


Lalo Alcaraz


Ah, what a nice double-find -- two great videos about Lalo Alcaraz, a unique cartoonist whose strip LA CUCARACHA appears on GoComics (here -- this one is a Day of the Dead strip), as do his editorial cartoons, which are here.


Lalo on his editorial cartoons: "I'm not really trying to convert anybody. I'm not trying to make friends, you know. I'm punching back."



Searching for an embeddable version of that Times video led me right to this TEDxSoCal talk: "A Cartoonist's Guide to Life," which does indeed include a 13-point list:


"#7: Coffee is your best friend. Alcohol does not help you draw any faster. It just makes your work seem funny -- to just you."


"#11: Above all work hard. Work hard like a hard-working American. And if you want to work even harder than that, work like an immigrant."



He's a busy and incredibly productive guy, with a web site that's packed with all kinds of stuff -- including his posters, like this one:


Lalo Alcaraz - Show Me Your Papers


Viva Alcaraz!

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.



Alison Ward  10-31-14










Kartoons by Kline  10-31-14





Smith  10-31-14




Snow Sez...  10-31-14





Speckticles  11-1-14




Green Pieces  11-1-14




Frank Blunt  11-2-14





 Snow Sez...  11-3-14

Snow Sez . . .



I'm Telling Mom  11-3-14



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


The Calvin dance

The next dance party I attend, I'm going to pull a Charlie and use some of Calvin's moves from Calvin and Hobbes. 



-- EAP

Weekend Faves (Novemember 2)

Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly

Ugh, there's nothing I hate more than being voluntold.



WuMo by Wulff & Morgenthaler
WuMo by Wulff & Morgenthaler

… And then he can watch cat videos to de-stress.


New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis
New Adventures of Queen Victoria by Pab Sungenis

Can we all please vote to get rid of this practically unnecessary time change? Please and thanks.


The Duplex by Glenn McCoy
The Duplex by Glenn McCoy

He’ll do whatever it takes to draw a tear.



Rabbits Against Magic by Jonathan Lemon
Rabbits Against Magic by Jonathan Lemon

Cool washed-out color scheme in Sunday's Rabbits Against Magic. Happy Day of the Dead!


New Comic Alert! Pictures in Boxes by Davie Cahill

Pictures in Boxes by David Cahill

Pictures in Boxes is a weekly comic strip devoted to movies, gaming, toys, cartoons and everything else pop culture. Creator Davie Cahill is nostalgic for the '90s and would be totally cool with Nintendo taking over the entire world. The comic updates here on Mondays, and older strips can be found at


Read Pictures in Boxes here. 


Meet Your Creator: Zach Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

My name is Zach Weinersmith, and I draw the comic strip Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC).



Those of you who read it know that it’s an incredibly nerdy comic. I pride myself on not actively trying to be dorky, but rather, letting the dorkitude flow forth of its own accord.


Although comics are my bread and butter, doing nerdy comics has led me on a lot of strange trips. The one I want to talk to you about now is something we started in 2013 called The Festival of Bad Ad hoc Hypotheses. BAHFest for short.


It all started with this comic:




After that comic ran, I half-seriously posted to Facebook asking whether anyone would come if we put on such an event. We got a huuuge response! I got in touch with Christina Xu of breadpig (my publisher), and she was gung-ho on it. So, we decided to design a real show.


Here’s the idea: Have you ever had a theory of evolution that was totally wrong, but yet explained a surprising amount of data? I had just such an idea last year when I came up with what I call Weinersmith’s Infantapulting Hypothesis. The theory is that, if you assume early humans catapulted babies into distant villages to spread their genes, a lot of baby morphology (smooth skin, mid-body center of mass, airfoil-like body shape) and baby behavior (closing mouth when feeling wind, not being very smart) make perfect sense.


We decided to see if other geeks could come up with similar theories by putting out an open call for terrible, but well-argued, ideas about evolution. To our delight, we got a huge amount of submissions. We were able to cull these submissions down to exactly six proposals that stood out.


I figured we could sell about 50 or 100 tickets for this dorktastic idea. Then, Christina got us a venue for 1,000. This was mildly terrifying, but we started promoting as hard as we could. To my utter astonishment, we managed to sell out on the night of the show.


Here’s my extended talk, explaining Infantapulting:




Here is the winner, Tomer Ullman, giving his brilliant theory of crying:




We were so pleased with the audience response that we decided to hold two events this year -- one in San Francisco, and one back at MIT. Instead of having my stupid face up there at the beginning of the show, we decided to institute an opening “keynote speech.” Since the most famous people I know are cartoonists, the keynote speech on the West Coast was by Matt Inman, creator of The Oatmeal, and the keynote speech on the East Coast was by Rob DenBleyker, co-creator of Cyanide and Happiness.


The craziest part is that it all started with a comic, where I proposed the baby-catapulting idea.

  SMBC1Read SMBC here, like the comic on Facebook or follow Zach on Twitter.

Twitter Q&A with Scott Nickel of Eek!



Many thanks to Scott Nickel of Eek! comics for joining us on Twitter today! If you missed the Q&A, catch up on the chat below. 





ABOUT: Do you like penguins, unicorns, puppies and rainbows? Then don't read EEK! EEK! has nothing to do with that junk. But if you like cadavers, mutants, chainsaws, zombies, cockroaches, telemarketers and other vermin, you've come to the right place.

Caution: EEK! is highly flammable. Keep away from heat, sparks, or open flame. Use only with adequate ventilation. Prolonged exposure may produce bulging eyes, decreased night vision, dizziness, confusion, atypical facial pain, personality changes, itching without a rash, splotchy complexion, excessive thirst, insomnia, and bloating. EEK! is known to cause insanity in laboratory rats.



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Join us next Friday, November 7, for a chance to chat with Biff & Riley's Jeff Payden: #AskJeffPayden

Don Martin

  Mad's Greatest Artists Don Martin cover
Browsing my favorite bookstore this morning I was happy to come across a big new beautiful collection of Don Martin dentistDon Martin's work. Martin was a key part of the mystique and delight of Mad Magazine for me as a kid, and he is the only cartoonist who I actually tried to imitate, though briefly. It didn't bring me the glory my friend Melvin Jung got for drawing perfect Snoopys for anybody who asked, but I enjoyed penciling hairs sticking out of long scrawny Martiny legs.



He was billed as Mad's Maddest Artist, and reading through this new full-color book made me realize how many times I must have read my Don Martin mass market paperbacks, as so many of his drawings are deeply and precisely burned into my memory -- like this dentist drill image. Characters like Fester Bestertester and Karbunkle and Fonebone were familiar friends.


I see that his widow Norma Martin has a good website going here, and there's a terrific shot of Martin's studio -- accompanying a Martin-interviews-Martin piece -- here. It alludes to his struggles with Mad publisher William Gaines over copyright issues.


Miles Davis and Horns Cover 2



While looking around for biographical information and images I was delighted to find out that shortly before his work first appeared in Mad in 1956, Martin did album covers for the Prestige label, for such artists as Art Farmer, Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, J.J. Johnson, Stan Getz -- and Miles Davis. He did the cover of Miles Davis and Horns.


Which makes Martin even cooler than I already thought he was...










Happy Halloween!

‘Tis the season for spiderwebs, goblins, skeletons and ghosts! To make sure you get your fill this Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of our creepiest, crawliest, spookiest comics!


Lio by Mark Tatulli


It’s Halloween year-round for our buddy Lio. With an imagination coming to life in the form of slimy experiments, chilling costumes and wacky inventions, you never know what you’ll find in this bizarre, yet fun, comic strip.

  Lio by Mark Tatulli



Eek! by Scott Nickel


Do you like penguins, unicorns, puppies and rainbows? Then don't read EEK! This colorful comic is home to cadavers, mutants, chain saws, zombies and cockroaches.


Eek! by Scott Nickel


Scary Gary by Mark Buford


While Gary the Vampire has put his blood-sucking days behind him, his assistant, Leopold, still finds ways to terrorize the neighborhood. You’ll find fangs, ghosts and floating faces in Scary Gary.


Scary Gary by Mark Buford


Deep Dark Fears by Fran Krause


If you’re looking for shiver-inducing scenes this Halloween, forget scary movies. We’ve got you covered with Deep Dark Fears, where readers’ dark thoughts and ghost stories are illustrated into tales of terror.


Deep Dark Fears by Fran Krause


Broom Hilda by Russell Myers


Nothing screams “Halloween” like broomsticks, witches’ brew and enchanted forests – all of which you will find in Broom Hilda.


Broom Hilda by Russell Myers


For more Halloween-themed comics, view our collection here!

Baseball hangover



We don't exactly have giddy grins on our faces this morning in Kansas City (far from it, in fact), but we can all agree that this MLB postseason was an exciting one. Now, if I could only stop replaying the last inning in my head...


Read more Win, Lose or Drew toons right here on GoComics.

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.



Bushy Tales  10-28-14



















Jack Radio Comics  10-29-14










Peanizles  10-29-14





Regular Creatures  10-29-14





Abbott's "Specticles"  10-30-14



The Boobiehatch  10-30-14




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


GoComics Adds New Comics in October

We launched FOUR new features in October! Here's a recap:


Kid Shay Comics by Josh Shalek

Kid Shay Comics by Josh Shalek

Kid Shay Comics features Kate Crane, who agrees to assist her mad scientist uncle in Egypt for her summer vacation, unaware that he has raised zombies.


Sitting in math class in the fourth grade, creator Josh Shalek realized he could draw comics. He hasn’t looked back since. "Falling Rock National Park" is his ongoing comic book series, and he occasionally makes time for longer works such as "Tomb of the Zombies." Josh lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and cat.


Read Kid Shay Comics here.


Breaking Cat News by Georgia Dunn

Breaking Cat News by Georgia Dunn

Breaking Cat News delivers the latest headlines on cat happenings around the household. Join our crack team of feline reporters as they bring you the news that matters — cat news! Cynical Elvis, sensitive Puck and adventurous anchorman Lupin ask the hard-hitting questions about empty food bowls, house plants, box forts, vacuum cleaners, birds, bacon and more!


Georgia Dunn was born and raised in Charlestown, Rhode Island, earning a bachelor's degree in fine art from the University of Rhode Island in 2004. After a few years of day jobs, life took Georgia west to Seattle, where she began selling her illustrations online and in small independent shops. In March 2014, she began the webcomic Breaking Cat News based on her cats, just as life took her and her family back east. These days she lives in New England with her husband, son and their three very inquisitive cats. When she is not accidentally walking onto the set of their news broadcast, she can be found caring for her son by day and painting in watercolors while watching British mystery shows by night.


Read Breaking Cat News here.


Jim Benton Cartoons by Jim Benton

The Jim Benton Show by Jim Benton

Jim Benton, the author and artist behind "It's Happy Bunny," "Dear Dumb Diary," "Franny K. Stein," "So Totally True" and more, is proud to have his cartoons shared on GoComics. Benton loves to experiment, and his cartoons shift direction from day to day.

People magazine called him "One of the most visible cartoonists in America," and The Wall Street Journal said, "Mr. Benton's intellectual properties ... have made him stand out in an industry dominated by big entertainment companies." Publishers Weekly remarked simply: "Who could resist [Jim Benton]?"


Jim is the author and artist of "Dear Dumb Diary," a New York Times bestselling series published by Scholastic, which has sold more than 10 million books and is printed in 18 languages. He also co-wrote a produced a made-for-TV musical based on the series.


He’s the creator of many licensed properties, including "It’s Happy Bunny," the licensing hit that has generated more than three-quarter billion dollars at retail. The "It’s Happy Bunny" books have been chosen three times by the American Librarians Association as their top picks for teen readers, and "It’s Happy Bunny" programs have taken top awards from the Licensing Industry Merchandising Association five times. Jim’s anti-drug program for middle school kids for The Partnership for a Drug-Free America has won three Addy Awards and a Governor’s Award. 


Jim’s series "Franny K. Stein," published by Simon & Schuster, has sold more than a million books, and is in more than 15 languages and Braille.


The National cartoonist Society (NCS) awarded Jim with a Reuben award in the greeting card division. 


"The End (Almost)," Benton’s first picture book, was recently awarded a National Parenting Publications Award gold award.


Jim’s newest book (a collection of web cartoons) "Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats." published by NBM is receiving critical praise.


Read Jim Benton Cartoons here.


Little Nemo by Winsor McCay



Little Nemo in Slumberland was the greatest comic strip of its day, perhaps the greatest of all time, acclaimed the world over for its artistic majesty, unbounded imagination and groundbreaking techniques that helped define a new art form.   


Available only on GoComics, Sunday Press presents Winsor McCay’s masterpiece in all its glory, on the web for the first time ever, in sequence, starting with the very first page. Over 100 years later, these Sunday comic strips, which influenced generations of artists, are as fresh and glorious as ever! 


Zenas Winsor McCay was born sometime between 1867 and 1870, most likely in Canada, though his earliest years are not well documented. He quickly gained fame as his natural talent as an artist and draftsman saw him rise quickly from dime museum sign painter to prolific newspaper artist and cartoonist, to pioneer animator, even a vaudeville quick-draw entertainer. He started his serious illustration work in Cincinnati, where he created his first Sunday feature, Tales of the Jungle Imps (1903), while also drawing illustrations for the original Life magazine.  He moved on to the New York Herald, where he created a number of small cartoon features, and then Little Sammy Sneeze, Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, and his masterpiece, Little Nemo in Slumberland


Little Nemo drew character inspiration from McCay’s son Robert, architecture and design from the 1893 World’s Columbia Exposition in Chicago and fantastical features from those found at the Coney Island amusement park near his home in Brooklyn.  But the brilliance of it all came from McCay himself, with his unsurpassed draftsmanship and boundless imagination that created a new language of comics, even anticipating aspects of modern cinema decades before appearing on the screen. There were three incarnations of Little Nemo, first at the Herald from 1905 to 1911, then at Hearst’s American from 1911 to 1914, and once again at the Herald from 1924 to 1927. 


Winsor McCay died in 1934, ending his career drawing marvelously detailed editorial cartoons. Looking at the images presented in this online feature, it is no surprise that he once stated, I have never been so happy as when I was drawing Little Nemo in Slumberland.”


Read Little Nemo here.


Calvin at the Bat, Week 5



Well, here we are: the end of baseball in 2014. It's been a fun trip, heading this deeply into the postseason hinterlands with our beloved Royals, and no matter what happens tonight, it's been fun for everyone.




Having utterly expended all the sporting-, baseball-, football- and Calvinball-related Calvin & Hobbes strips over the last month, today we'll enjoy some of his more literal heroic exploits, which seems a fitting close to our amazing season.




























Go Royals.




November 2014 Twitter Q&A Schedule




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. To participate, tweet questions or simply follow along, using the designated event hashtag.


Now, mark your calendars!


• 11/7: Jeff Payden of Biff & Riley
• 11/14: Mike Shiell of The Wandering Melon
• 11/21: Alexis E. Fajardo of Kid Beowulf
• 11/28: No live-tweet Q&A — Turkey Hangover

GoComics Staff Pick: Poorly Drawn Lines by Reza Farazmand

I’m not sure what it is about this comic, but it makes me laugh like no other. I feel weird sitting at my desk giggling -- actually it’s more of a snicker, but nonetheless, it’s weird. It might be the hilarious facial expressions or the timing of the jokes, but I can’t get enough of this comic. Reza Farazmand has a quirky sense of humor, but it is hilarious. You might not get all of the jokes, but the ones you do get, you will love. I look forward to reading more of this strip.


Poorly Drawn Lines 23



This strip is just for me because I’m studying Spanish and I love rice. Perfecto!



Poorly Drawn Lines 13


Everyone knows someone who is grumpy and complains for no reason.


Poorly Drawn Lines 25


I could look at this years from now and still laugh. The facial expression is just hilarious. The dog is just like a young version of me. I never got in trouble because I was sneaky.


Poorly Drawn Lines 17


Here’s some of that quirky humor in action.


—Lauren, Marketing Intern



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Halloween: Then and Now

With Halloween coming up, I wanted to share some of my Halloween experiences with you. Though we didn’t normally celebrate Halloween growing up, my mom let us celebrate one year for some strange reason. I remember dressing up as a flying fairy doll and I was so excited to get all dolled-up and wear makeup. This was an extremely rare occurrence -- the only other times I had on makeup was when my friends and I did makeovers at a sleepover. My brother and his friend went as Men in Black characters because that movie was a blockbuster that year. They wore black suits with white shirts and black sunglasses. We went door-to-door collecting as much candy as possible.


Adam@Home by Rob Harrell
If I’d known better, I would have prepared a map, too.

The few Halloween memories from my childhood involve me being scared. It doesn’t help that I have an older brother who goes through elaborate schemes to scare me. My mom knew I wouldn’t like trick-or-treating, but I guess our combined begging wore her down. I have nightmares to this day, so I guess my mom was protecting me all along. I don’t like scary movies or haunted houses, but my love for candy helped me contain my fears for just one night. 

Sarah's Scribbles by Sarah Andersen 3
If I’m ever tricked into watching a scary movie, I remind myself that’s it just a movie. None of this could happen in real life … or could it?

Most of my fond Halloween memories are from recent years. My roommates in college loved Halloween and helped me get in the spirit. They took me to the pumpkin patch last year and we picked the perfect pumpkin for carving, which we took with us to a pumpkin-carving party at a teammates’ house. I loved roasting the pumpkin seeds and eating them.  


Adam@Home by Rob Harrell 2
The pumpkin-scented candles smell nothing like real pumpkins.

When Halloween comes around, I know I’m not the only one who struggles with finding the perfect costume. I ask myself, “Do I want to have a clever costume, a classic costume or a group costume?” I’ve always wanted to be the Spice Girls with my friends, but it hasn’t happened yet. Themed costume parties can help narrow down my costume ideas, but sometimes I end up making my go-to Tinker Bell costume fit the theme of whatever party I attend. I usually like to have a few options -- a few different costumes for the parties before Halloween because I like to save the special costume for actual Halloween night.


Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson
I’m like the little girl in the princess fairy queen costume. I can always depend on my trusty Tinker Bell costume.

What are you wearing this year? Don’t worry -- if you haven’t figured it out yet you still have a few days!

-- Lauren



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