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Julia Gigliotti
Kansas City, Mo.
Hi! I’m Julia Gigliotti. I love laughing, so it is very fitting that I work at a company that syndicates some of the best comics in the world.
Interests: Comics!
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In recent years, the zombie theme has exploded. Zombies have popped up in television shows, movies, books, comics and more. There is something entertaining in this macabre fantasy that finds itself ever-more popular. Zombies are comical and provide for an entire storyline of “what if” scenarios. You expect to see such gruesome creatures as zombies in the more edgy comics, like Lio and Break of Day, but they are also being played out in some of the classics, including Nancy and Marmaduke. Lio Break of Day Nancy Marmaduke I have fallen prey to the zombie revolution. At this point, The Walking Dead television series on AMC is almost a religion for me. I never miss an episode! I discovered an app called Dead Yourself. It is fantastic! You can snap a picture of yourself and, using Dead Yourself, see what you would look like as a zombie. Aren’t I a beaut! Embrace the undead hype, because this trend will never die. --Julia Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at Laugh Tracks
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This time of year gives me chills -- literally. It’s almost January, and for a lot of the United States, that means it’s prime snow season. Calvin and Hobbes is the perfect comic to relish this time of year. With Calvin and Hobbes, you can fall into an imaginary world with snow monsters and wacky adventures that only a kid and his best friend can invent. Here are some the extraordinary snow creations of Calvin and Hobbes. Check out these real life snow renditions! They are fantastic. Enjoy this snowy season with Calvin and Hobbes comics. --Julia Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Laugh Tracks
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The world has truly entered the 21st century -- Pope Benedict XVI has a Twitter account. His holiness’ first tweets appeared on the @Pontifex feed, along with seven coordinated accounts with identical content in Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish and Arabic. According to an interview with Claire Diaz-Ortiz, manager of social innovation at Twitter, “They (the Vatican) want to reach believers where they are and they know that believers are online.” On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Pope Benedict XVI cast his first tweet: I suppose the Vatican was right about believers being online, because in a matter of five days, the Pope now has more than 1.2 million followers. According to Diaz-Ortiz, “The Vatican wants the Pope to connect with people as much as possible and are encouraging engagement with the Catholic community…” Now you can follow the Pope and receive his words and wisdom in 140 characters or less. As with any public event, our GoComics editorial cartoonists had something to say about the Pope’s recent adoption of social media. Joe Heller Mike Luckovich Joel Pett Rob Rogers Gary Varvel Check out the Pope’s Twitter account -- @Pontifex -- for yourself and tell us what you think. Does the Pope’s social media presence take away from the papal persona, or is it an innovative way to reach out to the Roman Catholic community at large? --Julia Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2012 at Laugh Tracks
I didn't grow up in a cul-de-sac, but reading about the Otterloop family and all their wacky adventures has made me wish I did. Thank you Richard for allowing me to remember what it's like to be a kid again. I can't wait to start reading the strip from the beginning on Monday (9/24), on GoComics.com.
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We are officially in the height of the wedding season. August and September are two of the most popular months of the year to get married and our GoComics cartoonists are picking up on this reality. Weddings are meant to be a time of celebration, happiness and renewed belief in the existence of true love. They are also, however, a stressful time, not only for those planning weddings and getting married but also for wedding guests. Allow me to take you into a woman’s mind when they open a wedding invitation. There is a steady stream of questions that ensue. First, there is the instant question of, “What do I wear?” Next, “Where are they registered and what do I get the happy couple?” Followed by, “Who else was invited?” And finally, the sometimes dreaded, “Who do I ask to be my date?” I also might mention that all of these questions come in the 5.7 seconds after opening the invitation. Cathy Guisewite has run this anxiety-filled story line in her Cathy comic strips since the middle of August. She has comically brought to light all the sporadic worries that go though a woman’s head when she is invited to a wedding. Julie Larson, in her Friday Aug. 31 Dinette Set panel, also brought in this wedding theme. Larson poked fun at the all too real behaviors behind buying wedding gifts. I don’t blame Joy and Burl one bit for trying to play off buying a discounted gift for full price – attending weddings can get expensive especially if you have been invited to more than one. I wish I could offer to you an official survival guide to the wedding season but I can’t. Being 22, I am new to the whole phenomenon myself. I can, however, give you a YouTube video of the famous entrance of Jill and Kevin’s big day to help you get excited for any upcoming weddings that you may be attending. Enjoy! --Julia Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at Laugh Tracks
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Jun 13, 2012