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Ever wonder just how these web comics kids make money? This snippet from the upcoming STRIPPED documentary explains it all, and it does it brilliantly with 8 bit animation.

I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to this doc. With interviews from Bill Watterson and Jim Davis to Ryan North and Kate Beaton they cover the gap between the old and new as the art form navigates this shift in how readers consume their media.

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I am saddened by the news that Richard Thompson is ending his comic strip Cul de Sac due to difficulties with his Parkinson’s disease. Richard is one of the nicest cartoonists I’ve had the pleasure to meet, and Cul de Sac is a rare gem — arguably the last truly great comic strip we’re likely to see on the traditional newspaper comics page.

I am saddened by the news that Richard Thompson is ending his comic strip Cul de Sac due to difficulties with his Parkinson’s disease. Richard is one of the nicest cartoonists I’ve had the pleasure to meet, and Cul de Sac is a rare gem — arguably the last truly great comic strip we’re likely to see on the traditional newspaper comics page.

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Congratulations to Philip Street whose comic strip Fisher today makes its 20th anniversary being published in the Globe and Mail. Not many comic strips these days live this long, and certainly I can’t name many that exist solely in a single paper. Visit philipstreet.com to delve into the Fisher archives.

Congratulations to Philip Street whose comic strip Fisher today makes its 20th anniversary being published in the Globe and Mail. Not many comic strips these days live this long, and certainly I can’t name many that exist solely in a single paper. Visit philipstreet.com to delve into the Fisher archives.

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Marmaduke, like a lot of classic comic strips, gets a bad rap these days as an all-too-easy punchline (and sure, the recent movie didn’t help) for unfunny comics, which always strikes me as a bit unfair. Because isn’t it great that today’s world of comics has enough material to cater to such a variety of tastes? Marmaduke-lovers included. 

Regardless, I  don’t think I had ever seen the strip’s earlier incarnations. Its bold clean lines barely resemble the loose scribbly Great Dane we know today.

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Very appealing simplicity in Brad Anderson’s early Marmaduke strips.

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Baron Munchausen, the comic strip.
The always informative Stripper’s Guide has posted a few scans of an obscure comic strip from the 1930s based on the stories of Baron Munchhausen. It was created by Klaus Nordling, who stayed busy in comics throughout the Golden Age.

Baron Munchausen, the comic strip.

The always informative Stripper’s Guide has posted a few scans of an obscure comic strip from the 1930s based on the stories of Baron Munchhausen. It was created by Klaus Nordling, who stayed busy in comics throughout the Golden Age.

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Peanuts with the fourth panel removed = 3eanuts.
Schulz’s strip was always melancholy, existential, sad, and meditative. But without that fourth panel punchline, hoo boy.

Peanuts with the fourth panel removed = 3eanuts.

Schulz’s strip was always melancholy, existential, sad, and meditative. But without that fourth panel punchline, hoo boy.

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Billy, the Boy Artist, November 1919, via www.barnaclepress.com
Billy looks a bit like Bobby Hill.
Happy Thanksgiving, Americans.

Billy, the Boy Artist, November 1919, via www.barnaclepress.com

Billy looks a bit like Bobby Hill.

Happy Thanksgiving, Americans.

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One of my favourite Peanuts strips. Here, without even knowing it, Schulz explains his own strip’s popularity.

One of my favourite Peanuts strips. Here, without even knowing it, Schulz explains his own strip’s popularity.

(via austinkleon)

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Magnificent Murals of the Day: S. Rivas painted a bunch of Calvin & Hobbes murals in the playroom of the Reynolds Home — a shelter for women and children in crisis.
Rivas says:

Working on this mural, staring at every minute detail of wattersons work, i gained a greater appreciation for [Bill Watterson’s] beautiful creations. i tried to respect the original works as much as possible, giving my full attention to even the smallest detail and trying to get the colors just right. attempting to recreate the look of watercolors using only latex paint proved to be quite difficult. i hope i did ‘em justice.

[reddit.]

thedailywhat:

Magnificent Murals of the Day: S. Rivas painted a bunch of Calvin & Hobbes murals in the playroom of the Reynolds Home — a shelter for women and children in crisis.

Rivas says:

Working on this mural, staring at every minute detail of wattersons work, i gained a greater appreciation for [Bill Watterson’s] beautiful creations. i tried to respect the original works as much as possible, giving my full attention to even the smallest detail and trying to get the colors just right. attempting to recreate the look of watercolors using only latex paint proved to be quite difficult. i hope i did ‘em justice.

[reddit.]

(Source: thedailywhat, via aninventoryofthepossible)

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Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Popeye
Chuck Forsman created a print that tells the story of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but looks like a Sunday Popeye comic strip page. View it full-size on Flickr, and get a print here.

Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Popeye

Chuck Forsman created a print that tells the story of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but looks like a Sunday Popeye comic strip page. View it full-size on Flickr, and get a print here.

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Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau interviewed by Slate

There’s not much future in being a strip artist now. That’s quite a turnaround in fortunes, because presiding over an established syndicated comic strip used to be the closest thing to tenure that popular culture offered. If I were starting out now, I’d probably continue on the graphic design trajectory I was on before I got sidetracked with comics. Colbert-like TV would be OK, too, except you have to be brilliant. I advise young cartoonists now to get into graphic novels—or head for Pixar.

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Jesse Fuchs has started Panels I Like, a collection of stand-alone Peanuts panels.

Jesse Fuchs has started Panels I Like, a collection of stand-alone Peanuts panels.

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The great Jim Woodring created a Moebius comic strip. Don’t miss the video.

The great Jim Woodring created a Moebius comic strip. Don’t miss the video.