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Making the World Safe for Insanity

The Absurdities of Vip Continue reading


Stan Lynde, the Western, and the Spirit of Independence

Rich O’Shay, Latigo, The Price of Fame, and Pardners,
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Growing Old in Gasoline Alley: Ninety-four Years And Counting

A multi-generational strip recalled. Continue reading


John T. McCutcheon, Dean of American Cartoonists: Adventurer and Inventor of the Slow Ball

When The Chicago Tribune was a serious newspaper back in the early 20th Century, it ran a cartoon on the front page, above the fold—every day. And for over 40 years, that cartoon was drawn by John McCutcheon, an unlikely suspect. Continue reading


Mark Twain at the Drawing Board

H.T. Webster, A Timid Soul for the Ages Continue reading


Chic’s Blondie

The life and times of Blondie, Dagwood and the family. Continue reading


On Richard Thompson and Cul de Sac

The brilliant, playful and irrepressible art of Richard Thompson. Continue reading


Milton Caniff, Steve Canyon and the Fair Sex

In 1948 the usually shrewd cartoonist misjudged his public’s appetite for the risqué. Continue reading