January 28, 2009
What is it about Wednesday that causes cartoonists to use their morbid pen? Several strips went down the Winkerbean path today, attempting to find humor in death and destruction. I’m not so sure any of them succeeded.
Close To Home – 1/28/2009
A body bag? In a (supposedly funny) comic strip? Seriously?
You see, it’s funny because jungle people like to eat humans, but now instead of killing unsuspecting jungle travelers, they can just go down to the supermarket and…. oh, nevermind.
Wizard of Id – 1/28/2009
Nothing garners applause like having your friends and relatives shot through the chest with an arrow or two. I’ll wrap up with this heartwarming B.C.
B.C. – 1/28/2009
January 25, 2009
The Sunday funnies today were a little extra-weird today, sometimes bordering on creepy.
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith – 01/25/2009
Poor Jughaid. All he wants is cake and ice cream. If it means he’ll end up toothless, short, and bald, with a giant nose, he’s totally fine with it. At least he has something to aspire to.
Beetle Bailey – 01/25/2009
Here, we see Sarge, wading aimlessly through a creek, seemingly oblivious to the fact that he’s getting wet. He’s staring off into space, wide-eyed. Maybe Beetle’s antics finally caused him to snap.
The Family Circus – 01/25/2009
Sick of their parents’ constant yelling and arguing, the Keane kids decided to build a replacement family from snow. Jeffy’s cuddling up next to his snow creature, futilely craving any type of human contact.
Sally Forth – 01/25/2009
I noticed Ted starting down the path to crazy-town a few months ago, but it looks like maybe the whole family could be headed there before too long.
January 5, 2009
I always wondered why Beetle stuck around Camp Swampy, subjecting himself to constant beatings at the hand of his superior officer, left as a pile of cracked bones and bruised limbs. I always pictured him snapping one day, and finishing off Sarge in one fell swoop.
It looks like he’s decided to take the high road here, and simply desert the Army without retaliating against his tormentor. Sarge’s crack about ‘Get-Up-And-Go’ was the last straw. He’s packed his bags, and from the looks of it, he’s decided to join Archie and the gang in Riverdale.
Beetle Bailey – 01/05/2009
June 25, 2008
Some might know that Johnny Hart, creator of B.C., died a little over a year ago. His family and friends are helping to continue the strip. I can’t help but notice a few subtle differences in the pre- and post- Johnny Hart days.
See if you can spot them:
Johnny Hart Era Strips – 4/14/06 – 3/26/05 – 3/25/05
Post-Johnny Hart Era Strips – 6/16/08 – 6/20/08 – 6/25/08