August 29th, 2018

Ask A Cartoonist: Back to School!

by Tea

Summer’s almost over! It’s time for students (and teachers, and support staff, and all kinds of other folks) to go back to school! Our cartoonists are sharing their favorite back to school comic strips and back to school sentiments!

Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace:

Over the decades, Hank covered every aspect of school life for a five-year-old including the ‘back to school’ experience.
Hank always captured the classroom environment beautifully.



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

Several years ago at the start of the new semester Patina from On the Fastrack moved into the Safe Havens college dorm, deepening the ties between the two strips.


Bill Griffith, Zippy the Pinhead:

Every September, I return to the School of Visual Arts in New York to attempt to teach fledgling cartoonists something about making stories in panels (in pen & ink). The old saying is all too true—they teach me as much about comics as I teach them. Let’s do it again!

John Rose, Barney Google & Snuffy Smith:

When I drew this “first day of school” comic strip last year, it occurred to me that Jughaid Smith might grow up to be a cartoonist one day!


John Hambrock, The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee:

An Edison oldie, but one of my favorites.


Isabella Bannerman, Six Chix:

Since I am hoping to continue to get some “schooling” with some graphic arts software, I am sending this cartoon about getting training:






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