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Editor’s Dispatch: Parody as a Creative Device

Category: Comics

Parody as a creative device has been used in comics since the early days of cartooning. Some would say parody is the sincerest form of flattery, especially when it is done with respect and appreciation of the subject involved. This was the case in the recent MARVIN series that featured a funny guest appearance by [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: The Code of Comics

Hello All, Today, I will follow up on the topic of censorship and self-censorship. It features our point of view on what comics are about. I thought you might like to peruse this excerpt from a 1946 short essay written by Bradley Kelly (1894-1969), who was King Features’ vice president and top comics editor. “At King Features, we have a [...] Keep Reading

Editor’s Dispatch: Q&A With Terri Libenson

Mother’s Day is on Sunday in the United States. There is still time to get Mom something special! Cartoonist Terri Libenson has published The Pajama Diaries: Déjà To-Do!, the first collection of full-color daily and Sunday PAJAMA DIARIES strips. If you read my previous post about THE PAJAMA DIARIES, you’ll  know that Terri draws from [...] Keep Reading

Supporting Cast: Tom Batiuk of FUNKY WINKERBEAN on sending a gay couple to the Westview Prom

Categories: Comics, Announcements

Prom season is getting underway around the United States, and this year, Tom Batiuk of FUNKY WINKERBEAN created a prom story about two young men at Westview High School who decide to attend the prom together. Controversies surrounding GLBT youth attending high school proms have heated up over the past few years. Tom was inspired [...] Keep Reading

Ask The Archivist: The Burning Questions

Hello Archivist Readers, First, I’d just like to say I’m glad you all enjoyed the Dik Browne graph. It was even picked up by The Daily Cartoonist, which was very nice to see. Browne drew the graph in 1983, as part of a promotion urging features editors to run HI AND LOIS, which was then about to reach its 30th anniversary. It’s always [...] Keep Reading

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