October 21st, 2015
It’s National Babbling Day!
I had two choices for the blog today: write three thousand words about nothing, or ask our cartoonists to talk about the things THEY babble about in their comics– or the characters who just won’t shut their traps!
Bill Holbrook, Kevin & Kell, On the Fastrack, and Safe Havens:
The dodos babble constantly…on social media. 🙂
Bud Grace, The Piranha Club:
Alex Hallatt, Arctic Circle:
I try and avoid babbling in Arctic Circle. I remember someone telling me that comic strips shouldn’t have more than 70 words in them and ideally massively fewer than that. Occasionally, one of my characters will have a bit of a rant though. Usually Howard.
Hilary Price, Rhymes With Orange:
My favorite bumper sticker is “Don’t believe everything you think.” So in terms of “Babbling Day,” I spend a lot of time trying to quiet my internal anxiety-fueled broadcasts.
Ron Ferdinand, Dennis The Menace:
Dennis Mitchell, the babbling comedian.
John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith:
Terri Libenson, The Pajama Diaries:
I tend to babble about social issues that are close to my heart. Usually they are women’s issues, like equal pay, paid maternity leave, flex time, things like that.
Here’s a strip that I got babbly and preachy with. And I love it.
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