Tag: strips

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 […]

Summer Fun Time Reading ’11

It’s summer time and instead of beer bottles exploding out of coolers in a shower of refreshing ice, bikini-clad hotties and fireworks as we know it should be, everything is wilting and perhaps even melting. As far as I can tell there are only two possible explanations—Hot Lava […]

A Salute to Pioneering Cartoonists of Color

Cartoonist Tim Jackson has gathered together a meticulously amazing collection of cartoons and comics strips by cartoonists of color. He includes an extensive index of cartoonist, cartoon and character names as well as galleries of gag cartoons, strips, editorial cartoons and sports cartoons from the 1920s through the […]

AX: An Edged Collection

There are reasons I left alternative comics for superheroes and there are reasons I keep going back. They each have their wonder and joy; they each have their irritating and sadly heartbreaking points. Nothing’s perfect, not Superman, not Jimmy Corrigan. But there is a way to find comics […]