Ask A Cartoonist– Happy Thanksgiving!

By Tea Fougner

Every year for Thanksgiving, I ask our cartoonists what they’ve been grateful for in the past year.  Here are this year’s answers! 

Alex Hallatt, Arctic Circle:

I’m thankful for a job that allows me to live anywhere in the world and the boys I travel with: Duncan and Billie!


 Mort Walker, Beetle Bailey:


 Bill Griffith, Zippy the Pinhead:

I’m not feeling much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. There’s  something about a white nationalist in the White House that doesn’t  give me warm & fuzzy thoughts.
Zippy, however, focuses on less weighty matters  as he gazes up at the  Gotham skyline and its multitude of cute water tanks (ignoring all the  super-skinny skyscrapers inhabited mainly by Russian oligarchs).


Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace:

It’s nice to see that the Mitchells and the Wilsons have their priorities in order on Thanksgiving!


Bill Holbrook, Kevin & Kell, On the Fastrack, & Safe Havens:

Here’s a real blast from the past; “Safe Havens” from 1990 when Samantha was just four years old. Note the old school tech.


 John Rose, Barney Google & Snuffy Smith: 

Even though his stomach may hurt from overeating in this Thanksgiving Day comic strip from a few years ago, Snuffy Smith is ALWAYS thankful for Loweezy’s delicious cooking!


Isabella Bannerman, Six Chix: 

I am grateful for my friends and family. And some of those friends and family know that I am also usually very grateful for mashed potatoes, too.

 David Reddick, Intelligent Life: 



Terri Libenson, The Pajama Diaries: 

I had a wonderful father, but unfortunately, he passed away many years ago. Still, I’ve been lucky to have had two great father figures in my life: my dad and — currently — my mother’s long-time boyfriend, Aaron. The side character, Harv, is loosely modeled after Aaron.
Last year, I created a Thanksgiving story line where Jill’s mom, Judy, briefly broke up with Harv. It was fictional, but poor Aaron had to endure phone calls from concerned friends who read about the “break-up” in the paper. Luckily, Judy and Harv’s relationship is still going as strong as my mom and Aaron’s. That’s definitely something to be thankful for.