November 28th, 2018

Ask A Cartoonist: Holiday Shopping!

by Tea

Deck the halls with festive comics! It’s our favorite time of the year– holiday shopping time!

As we browse the holiday department store windows and our favorite online sales, we also wanted to share some fun shopping-themed comics and let you know about some of the neat things our cartoonists are selling.

And, of course, you can always buy that comic lover in your life an annual subscription to Comics Kingdom!

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

The latest Fastrack collection “Autocorrect” is now available from Lulu!


It covers the complete year of Fastrack strips for 2015, including Autocorrect’s wedding day when she married Percy, the Computer Bug.

Brian Walker, Hi & Lois:

This is my observation about Christmas shopping. I used to feel guilty when I gave Chance Browne a shopping mall to draw. He put so much wonderful detail in this Sunday page. We both live near the Danbury Mall which gets switched to the Cranberry Mall in the strip. It’s hard to believe this was 20 years ago! Some things never change.

Dan Piraro, Bizarro:

I have two sites where I sell stuff. This is where I sell cartoon-related stuff, and  is where I sell my fine art prints.

And here is one of my favorite Bizarro comics about holiday shopping. It was approved and laughed at by all three of my amputee friends, in case you were wondering. :^}

Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace:

Holiday shopping was always one of the best times of the year for Hank to display his astounding design talents.

Wayno, Bizarro:

Many cartoonists also make music, including Bizarro’s own Wayno. My band, The Red Beans & Rice Combo released their debut recording earlier this year, and if your shopping list includes any quirky music lovers, Let The Joy Begin! is the gift for them.The Combo describes the ten-song album as “Rockin’ Rhythm & Jazz.”


John Rose, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith:

This year, with a lot of help from my friends at King Features, my third Snuffy Smith comic strip collection was published. It is titled, Snuffy Smith In His Sunday Best and is a collection of my favorite Sunday comic strips from 2004-2017. This paperback collection is 200 pages in length. If you enjoy my work on the comic strip, I think you will really enjoy the book. You can find it for sale on, and Ingram.

Here is the link to my new book on

Bill Griffith, Zippy the Pinhead:

Lots of Zippy swag is available here. Zippy t-shirts (many styles, all sizes and colors). Also hoodies. mugs, pillows. clocks, mouse pads, posters, ties, stickers, postcards, even real U.S. postage and MORE!

Then, from the Zippy website

ANY Zippy strip can be purchased as a large Signed Print, with 3 options: B&W, Hand-Colored or Digital Color (Sundays only). And for the ultimate Zippy gift—the Signed Original Art to any available Zippy strip.

To request purchase links for any Signed Print. just write [email protected] and tell us the DATE or TITLE of the strip you’d like. For Original Art, write to the same address and ask for the availability and price of the strip you’d like —tell us its DATE or TITLE.

On the Zippy site, there are also 2 more Original Art options: the $25.00 Zippy sketch and the $100.00 large Zippy portrait.

On the Zippy site, you’ll also see autographed Zippy books for sale. Happy shopping!

John Kovaleski:

Here’s the link to my Bo Nanas books!

Patrick McDonnell, Mutts:

We have some awesome animal and earth friendly gifts for MUTTS readers, animal lovers, parents and grandparents at the MUTTS shop. 5% of all sales go to animal rescue.

Isabella Bannerman, Six Chix:

Here is a link to one of my best selling items, the “Coffee God” t-shirt.

And here is a random holiday cartoon:

Stephanie Piro, Six Chix:

I started trying to break into cartooning by hand screening my cartoons onto t-shirts. I sold so many that I was licensing to calendar and card companies for years before I sold my first cartoon to Glamour Magazine in the early 90’s. By 1995 I was syndicated with Fair Game and then in 2000 with Six Chix! I still sell tees and other gifty items in my Cafepress shop.
I also sell fan jewelry in my Etsy Shop and original art and prints by request or sometimes on ebay.







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