The Library of Congress has an online exhibit on the history of illustration, cartoons, animation, single panel gag cartoons and comic strips in the United States. (via @fantagraphics)
The Edge of the American West has a post about Charles Schulz’ introduction of Franklin in Peanuts as Schulz’ quietly anti-racist response to the times, and juxtaposes it with Hank Ketcham’s Jackson, the first African-American character in Dennis the Menace. Scroll down to the comments for an excerpt […]
Ted Rall documents his travels through Afghanistan in Afghan Notebook. (He also gets himself added to the list of artists like Joe Sacco, Guy Delisle and Emmanuel Guibert).
EC Comic artist Al Williamson has died. He’s probably best known now for his work on the Star Wars strip. Comics Beat has an overview of his career and tributes from other artists. (thanks, Denis!)
Dart Adams Presents: Black Like Me: The History of Black Comic Book Heroes Through the Ages, Part One (1900-1968)and Part Two (1969-2008). (Click it! It’s amazing).
Frank Miller’s Charlie Brown, Thumbsuckers. (With updated link)