Author Archives: R.C. Harvey

The Mort Walker Interview

In this in-depth interview, Mort Walker talks about growing up during the Great Depression, serving in the military, developing risque versions of his characters for overseas publishers, founding a comics art museum housed in a concrete castle, raising 10 kids, and much more. Continue reading

 

Smokestack Foo-mania: The Life and Notary Sojac of Bill Holman

Holman took madcap comedy, pumped it into a comic strip, Smokey Stover, and punned his way to everlasting infoomy. Continue reading

 

Andy Capp is Sixty This Year

On the face of it, the Andy Capp comic strip ought to have failed the moment it arrived on these shores in 1963. Continue reading

 

The Tangled Tale of Uncle Sam

A look at the aging icon. Continue reading

 

The True History of Eustace Tilley

…And of Other Fictional and Nonfictional “Characters” at The New Yorker

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The Locher Legend

Dick Locher, 1929-2017 Continue reading

 

Remembering Pedro

The adventures of multiple cartoonists and one donkey. Continue reading

 

Magazine Gag Cartoons, Michelle Urry, and Cartooning for Playboy

A rare conversation with the longtime cartoon editor of Playboy. Continue reading