November 21st, 2018

Ask A Cartoonist: Giving Thanks

by Tea

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it!  Tomorrow is a great day for taking stock of what we’re truly thankful for, and today, our cartoonists share their Thanksgiving wishes as well as their favorite Thanksgiving comic strips!

Bill Griffith, Zippy the Pinhead

Yet another spin on Norman Rockwell’s famous “Four Freedoms” painting.

Here, the traditional Thanksgiving turkey makes way for the traditional Dingburg 20-pound Jell-O Mold.

I’ll be celebrating with my big extended family in Montpelier VT next Thursday (I’ll bring the Glue-Stick Casserole).

Patrick McDonnell, Mutts



Brian Walker, Hi & Lois

It is always a challenge to come up with fresh ideas to mark the annual holidays.  

Thanksgiving is celebrated on Thursdays, so we usually do a daily strip on that day.  

The scene we show most frequently is the family sitting around the table discussing what they are thankful for.  Other topics involve the preparation, cooking and eating of the meal.

On numerous occasions, we have featured a Thanksgiving Sunday page on the weekend before the official celebration.  In this episode from 1997, each member of the Flagston family shares what they are thankful for.  

We hope your Thanksgiving is stuffed with good food, football and family fun.


Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace

Hank always had fun with Thanksgiving.


Susan Camilleri Konar, Six Chix

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s my toon from last year—Nov. 22 2017. (I’ve always felt a bit sorry for the poor feathered dudes on Thanksgiving.)

Isabella Bannerman, Six Chix:

Here is a cartoon for Thanksgiving – maybe appropriate because it is supposed to be a cold one:

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!


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

One year, Dethany and her mother celebrated Thanksgiving together. (Yes, it was an unusual event.)






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