Tag: gag cartoons

RIP, Bil Keane

Cartoonist Bil Keane has passed away. He was most famous for his long-running comic strip, The Family Circus.  Lynda Barry movingly remembers Keane.  The AV Club has an overview of Keane’s career.  The Belated Nerd has posted panels from Keane’s less well-known Channel Chuckles gag strip.

Franklin, 1968

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 […]