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from Little Nemo in Slumberland, 22 Sept 1907Krazy Kat Vs. Little Nemo

Dichotomies are dangerous, though useful, monsters. As silly as debating the relative merits of Star Trek and Star Wars can be, these conversations inevitably probe our relative biases and also outline the vast set of… [more]

spirit2014-12-18-07h18m35s4Newspaper Comic Movies: Little Nemo

So newspaper comic week doesn’t leave many film related options. And the ones it does leave aren’t exactly…great. The Spirit. Garfield. You get the idea (holy shit I just realized I should’ve watched that Bill… [more]

spirit2014-12-17-19h22m28s177Newspaper Comic Movies: The Spirit

I have to admit, I like a bad movie. A certain kind of bad movie anyways. The kind that took effort. The results of a lone crazy man off in the woods with a camera.… [more]

UpFrontDUp Front: How Bill Mauldin’s Cartoons Captured the Truth of WWII

Although the name usually implies humor, cartoons don’t always have to be funny. In fact, like any other artistic medium, cartoons can –and should– express the entire range of emotions, and just maybe they can… [more]

4a9a117c0e192bcf11c083821d2a553eBreaking Through The Far Side: Gary Larson’s Postmodern Antiquity

Many grow up with the presence of newspaper strips immediately within reach. These snippets of surreality appeal primarily to children, which is odd considering the intended audience of the “funnies” earlier in the 20th century.… [more]

146843-ginger-meggs“Australia’s Favourite Boy” Gets the Chop

Hey gang! If you could click this link and vote the second strip (Ginger Meggs) to keep me alive I’d be grateful. Yes that is just a fictional character’s plea on a promotional Facebook page… [more]

Charlie Brown, footballCharles M. Schulz and Peanuts: The Longest Jazz Solo in History

The panel opens on a barren sidewalk.  Two unnamed children, a boy and a girl, sit on some steps, leading to another, equally barren sidewalk.  There are no trees, no buildings, no animals, no cars… [more]

Annie 2014 posterIt’s Newspaper Comics Week on Sequart!

Coinciding with this week’s release of a remake of Annie, based on Little Orphan Annie comic strip begun in 1924, Sequart will be celebrating newspaper comics all this week. The history of comics as a medium… [more]