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Ask A Cartoonist: Why, Where Did You Get That Lovely Blouse?

Hi, there! It's National Compliment Day, so it seems like a good day to tell you all that there isn't a better group of comics fans anywhere!

In the spirit of the day, I've asked our AMAZING, splendid, superlative cartoonists to tell us stories about compliments-- compliments they've paid, compliments they've been paid, and compliments that they've used in their comics. Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: Poor Richard's Birthday!

Wow! It's Benjamin Franklin's birthday! Apart from being one of the founders of our country, Benjamin Franklin is still very much beloved as an inventor and writer known for his wit and humor. So, of course, in honor of one of our comic forefathers, I asked our cartoonists to share some of their inventions-- worthy of Benjamin Franklin-- with us today.

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Ask A Cartoonist: Biff! BAM! ...splat?

Happy New Year!

This week, we're talking about sound effects!

Sound effects are such an ubiquitous part of comic art and history that we can't imagine comics without them-- and big, bold, brightly-colored graphic sound effects often make their way into television and movies when people want to evoke a "comic-like" feel. But they're an artform unto themselves that plays a necessary role in comics and wouldn't exist if it weren't for the need to be able to illustrate a noise-- loud or quiet-- without sound! Keep Reading

Ask A Cartoonist: Spooky, Scary!

First off, we're sending our best wishes to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey, and to remind readers out there that there's still plenty of need for help-- please give to a relief organization of your choice, if you can!

Secondly, in the annals of "weird holidays you didn't know existed," today is FRANKENSTEIN DAY. Even funny people are afraid of things, and this week, I asked our cartoonists to talk about fear: the things they're afraid of, and the scary stuff they love the most. Here are their answers:

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Ask A Cartoonist: A Series of Tubes

Hi, all!

Every now and then, I think back twenty years to what my life was like before the internet, and I struggle to figure out what it might be like now without it! After all, I talk to all of you online every week as part of my job, and I even met my husband on the internet! For one thing, I'm pretty sure I would have far fewer friends without the internet.

I asked our cartoonists to talk about how the internet has influenced their comics and cartooning life.
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