I want to take a moment to acknowledge two comics that I have been finding hilarious lately (and it has nothing to do with they fact that they both have a yellow and black color scheme)--Dark Side of the Horse and Savage Chickens. Not only are these comics hilarious, they are clever, witty, and oh so true.
Both creators of these comics know how to think outside the box. Every Savage Chickens comic is drawn on a sticky note. And sometimes Horace, from Dark Side of the Horse, literally falls outside of the box.
These comics may have the tendency to let our inner lazy person out, but I am totally OK with that. Savage Chickens has some great tips on getting out of work, and Horace has mastered the art of being lazy.
This horse and these chickens would make a great team!
What other comics do you think compliment each other?
Here's where he'll be in early March:
Saturday, 3/1/14, 2 p.m. – Andersons Bookshop, 123 West Jefferson, Naperville, IL 60540
Sunday, 3/2/14, 2 p.m. – Indianapolis Central Library, 40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN with Kids Ink Bookstore
Thursday, 3/6/14, 7 p.m. – Nicola’s Bookstore, 2513 Jackson Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Saturday, 3/15/14, 2:45 p.m. – Southwest Florida Reading Festival, Harborside Event Center & Centennial Park, Fort Myers River District, Fort Myers, FL
Sunday, 3/16/14, 2 p.m. – Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL
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February may be only 28 days, but it was a full month for GoComics! We added FOUR new comics to our lineup! Ranging from funny to serious to sweet, you’re sure to love these new additions. Check 'em out below!
Brian McFadden Editorial Cartoons
From his studio in southeastern New England, Brian McFadden addresses news and pop culture with his irreverent political cartoons. With a liberal slant, McFadden’s cartoons tackle current issues such as climate change, gun laws and other trending topics.
McFadden grew up in Brockton, Mass., and studied mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, during which time he began publishing cartoons online. After developing a weekly comic strip called Big Fat Whale, his work ran in alternative newspapers across the United States. Another comic of McFadden’s, The Strip, runs in The New York Times Sunday Review. McFadden now resides in Quincy, Mass., where he dabbles in comedy writing and performing sketch comedy in his free time.
Read Brian McFadden’s editorial cartoons here.
Doodle Town by Melissa Lomax
Doodle Town chronicles the longtime relationship of creator Melissa Lomax and her significant other, disguised under the characters Patch the Pups and Kitty Lo-Lo. Full of adventures ranging from tough times to happy moments, the personal stories that appear in this comic strip make readers chuckle, say “Awww!” and remind them to find the magic in everyday moments.
Lomax is a freelance illustrator and a full-time greeting card artist, with many of her creations appearing at large retail outlets like Target. A proud member of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society, Lomax enjoys participating in comic conventions and gallery art shows. While doodling is her favorite thing to do, Lomax also appreciates random acts of kindness, long adventurous walks, interior design and old, nostalgic movies.
Read Doodle Town here.
Eleri Mai Harris Cartoons by Eleri Harris
Eleri Mai Harris Cartoons feature nonfiction comics for those interested in politics and history. Readers will find illustrations about political parties, historical elections and more in these educational and entertaining cartoons.
Hailing from Hobart, Tasmania, creator Eleri Mai Harris is an Australian-American journalist and cartoonist. An avid roller derby and indie rock enthusiast, Harris currently lives in Vermont, where she is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Center for Cartoon Studies.
Read Eleri Mai Harris Cartoons here.
Leigh Luna Comics by Leigh Luna
Leigh Luna Comics represent a series of storylines. The first comic of the series, Clementine Fox, is a children's comic about three woodland creatures, Clementine Fox, Penelope Rabbit and Nubbins the Squirrel, who decide they want to become professional adventurers. Aside from being aimed at a younger audience, Clementine Fox also exists to remind readers to revisit childhood occasionally.
Cartoonist Leigh Luna’s work often reflects the time she spent in New Mexico and Colorado during her childhood. Her interests include yoga, coffee and bookbinding. Luna attends the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and resides in Minneapolis, though she would much prefer to live in a treehouse.
Read Leigh Luna Comics here.
This week's pick comes from our Royalty Coordinator, Cheryl: I’m a big fan of Close to Home! John McPherson can find the humor in every situation. I love the way he illustrates his panels; you’re laughing before you even read the punch line! He gives us a reason to laugh every day, and sometimes you might even find he’s captured an actual event from your own life ... making it hit too CLOSE TO HOME!
About Close to Home:
John McPherson makes us howl at his adroit mix of everyday settings and extraordinary events. John’s offbeat, oddball characters turn up in familiar places, but their actions are always hilarious and unexpected.
He's the baby who draws on walls, keeps his parents awake at night and gets food EVERYWHERE. We can’t help but laugh at all the messy situations in Thatababy!
We are giving away a signed Thatababy print!
To enter, comment on this blog post and include your FIRST and LAST name. Limit one entry per person. This contest will end on Tues., March 4, at 10 a.m. CT. The winner will be announced that day on this blog. This contest is open to all readers worldwide. Please note: If you have been named the winner of a GoComics giveaway in the past seven days, you are not eligible to enter this giveaway.
Read Thatababy here.
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! We’ve randomly selected one very lucky winner!
Congratulations to Samuel Bradshaw! Please email us at email@example.com with your shipping address and phone number. Please note: You must contact us by 3/4/14 or your prize will be forfeited.
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 anythng; 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.
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Good With Coffee 2-21-14
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Mort's Island 2-21-14
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So that's why the Paleo diet isn't working for me. It all makes sense now.
I wish more people (and dogs!) would care this much about their tweets. Maybe I'd actually understand more than half of them that way. (And… I'm OLD.)
Did anyone else used to pretend like they were from the movie Coneheads while at birthday parties in the 90's? It all makes sense.
This is my life, every morning, except even my evil dog enjoys rubbing his dog fur all over me … and I love it! It's amazing I'm able to make it out the door, honestly.
Don't tease me, CowTown.