Ask A Cartoonist: I Scream, You Scream!

By Tea Fougner

Happy July, all!  While it’s been a bit unseasonably pleasant here in New York, it’s the height of Ice Cream Season, so I asked all of our cartoonists to invent a flavor for them or their characters– or to tell us about their favorites!


 –Benita Epstein, Six Chix


Zippy favors soft-serve. Because it’s twisty, like him!


–Bil Griffith, Zippy the Pinhead

Some of my recurring characters are bats, so of course their favorite flavor is midge with mosquito sprinkles.

–Isabella Bannerman, Six Chix

Dethany’s favorite ice cream flavor is black licorice. Yes, it’s a thing!

A few weeks ago ice cream came up during Autocorrect’s wedding in “Fastrack,” in the context of one of her frequent mistakes.


–Bill Holbrook, Kevin & Kell, On the Fastrack, and Safe Havens

I often do comic strips that feature Jughaid making homemade ice cream…cranking it the old-fashioned way, of course!  If Jughaid could create his own flavor, I’m sure he’d buy every type of penny candy he could at Silas’ General Store and throw it into the ice cream maker along with all the other ingredients and make the sweetest ice cream flavor ever! He’s probably call it Jughaid’s Jug O’ Candy ice cream!


–John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

The penguins’ favourite flavour is anchovy. I’m not so keen (right now, I’m addicted to dulce de leche). Here’s an early Lenny strip about ice cream:


–Alex Hallatt, Arctic Circle

I think Dennis said it all in this panel. How do you top CHOCOLATE?


–Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace

Eyes Cream!

–Mort Walker, Beetle Bailey