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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


Gluyas Williams: Master of Line and Shape and Subject

A life of the master of the clear line. Continue reading