“Mistakes happen. Sometimes those mistakes end up in print with a distribution in the hundreds of thousands. Here are some classic screw-ups, printing errors, and unfortunate coincidences that have graced the pages of comic books and newspaper strips over the years.” See them here.
“It was recently theorized that all New Yorker cartoons could be captioned with ‘Christ, what an asshole’ without compromising their comedic value. I discovered this is true of virtually all comics, old and new[.]” Click through to see many fine examples.
At Sequential Art, Greg Carpenter writes a lovely piece about Charles Schulz’ Peanuts. “After only two installments, Schulz had solidified the rules for his comic strip. Random acts of cruelty would punctuate this irrational world, and Schulz’s trapped little adults would be forced to act out simulations of […]
A complete 1953 Pogo storyline featuring, “Simple J. Malarkey,” Walt Kelly’s stand-in for Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. (via MightyGodKing–click through for more about Pogo and the Red Scare).
At Comics Alliance, David Brothers takes us on a walk through Black history in comics from Krazy Kat; Orrin C. Evans’ All-Negro Comics; Billy Graham’s Panther’s Rage; Hardware and Milestone Comics to now.
Walt Kelly presents Pogo‘s Albert Alligator in Muckey Spleen’s The Bloody Drip, “a Publication of the New National Treasury of World Culture.”