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This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. Candace 'n' Company 8-22-14 Onion & Pea 8-22-14 Winding Roads 8-22-14 Misc Soup 8-23-14 Batch Rejection 8-24-14 Bushy Tales 8-24-14 Frank & Steinway 8-24-14 Suburban Wilderness 8-24-14 No Place Like Holmes 8-25-14 Small Nerdy Creatures 8-25-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Laugh Tracks
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Speaking of hip-hop. I mean, speaking of comics. I wasn't aware of the first volume of Ed Piskor's graphic novel The Hip-Hop Family Tree, until I began seeing stories about the second, which was published last week. Check out Daniel Genis' story over at The Daily Beast story: "Bam! Pow! Bling! Hip-Hop's History Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment." Genis explains that the first two volumes comprise the "prequel," and subsequent volumes will each cover one year. I thought this comment was particularly interesting: "Ed explained to me that while a sampling a beat is a well-known device in rap music, he samples colors. He would find old fliers and comics with urban themes and when he noticed something that just looked right, he scanned it in and added the hue to his palette. Perhaps that is why the books look so authentic; they could be artifacts from the era." Also this: "Rose Porché, who is 54, lived through the birth of hip-hop intimately, dancing at the very block parties that Piskor had drawn. She was amazed by how well the artist had captured the moment, and so were her friends sipping on beers in paper bags. They were equally amazed to learn that Ed Piskor was white, but not a word was said about cultural exploitation or appropriation. Piskor’s work was taken at face value, not an attempt to cash in on a fad for subculture or the meddling of an outsider. In fact, Rose said, “Reading this, you would think he was there, he was listening, and he was black. The fact that he’s a white boy who is only 32 is impressive.” Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. Bushy Tales 8-19-14 Cartertoons 8-19-14 8-19-14 8-19-14 Regular Creatures 8-19-14 8-19-14 Buns 8-20-14 Cleo and Company 8-20-14 Don't Pick the Flowers 8-20-14 Jim & Sarah 8-21-14 Leadbellies 8-21-14 Misc Soup 8-21-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. Winding Roads 8-15-14 8-16-14 County Line 8-16-14 8-17-14 Frank Blunt 8-17-14 Good With Coffee 8-17-14 Green Pieces 8-17-14 Batch Rejection 8-18-14 Magic Coffee Hair 8-18-14 Onion & Pea 8-18-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. Batch Rejection 7-30-14 7-30-14 Frank & Steinway 7-30-14 7-30-14 Milton 5.0 7-30-14 Onion & Pea 7-30-14 Smith 7-30-14 7-30-14 Blackboard Daze 7-31-14 Girth 7-31-14 Regular Creatures 7-31-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. 7-25-14 Bushy Tales 7-25-14 Leadbellies 7-25-14 The Insolent Lemon 7-25-14 7-26-14 Millennialville 7-26-14 Apple Creek Comics 7-27-14 Buns 7-27-14 Magic Coffee Hair 7-28-14 Suburban Wilderness 7-28-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. 7-22-14 Peanizles 7-22-14 A Bit Sketch 7-23-14 Buns 7-23-14 7-23-14 Milton 5.0 Vernscartoons 7-23-14 Frank & Steinway 7-24-14 Green Pieces 7-24-14 Ron Warren 7-24-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
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Okay, I'm a few days behind on some cool crossover news about Donnie Pitchford's Sherpa strip LUM AND ABNER, which is based on the radio show of the same name, which was huge in the U.S. from the 30s to the 50s. The original Lum and Abner -- Chester Lauck and Norris Goff. Last Sunday Joe Staton and Mike Curtis' DICK TRACY, which since June 1st has been following a storyline involving the disappearance of Little Orphan Annie, featured this cameo appearance by Lum and Abner: LUM AND ABNER appears in Sunday format, which is supplemented by an audio version, so you can follow the strip even if you are blind -- or read the strip while hearing it acted out. For example, to listen to the strip below, click here: From radio show to comic strip to audio comic strip. Nice. There's a whole world of backstory to this project, and a hearkening back in admiration to the days of Old Time Radio. You can read more about the strip here. Cartoonist Donnie Pitchford with one of his originals. The Lum and Abner Jot 'em Down Store and Museum, in Pine Ridge, Arkansas. Their website, with more Lum and Abner history, is here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. Cleo and Company 7-18-14 7-18-14 Mort's Island 7-18-14 Pirate Mike 7-18-14 Boogerbrain 7-19-14 The Old Man & His Dog 7-19-14 Winding Roads 7-19-14 7-20-14 Kartoons By Kline 7-20-14 7-20-14 7-20-14 Padded Cell 7-20-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. And now... 7-15-14 7-15-14 7-15-14 Buns 7-16-14 Girth 7-16-14 7-16-14 Onion & Pea 7-16-14 7-16-14 Winding Roads 7-16-14 Suburban Wilderness 7-17-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
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I'm a fan of Lynda Barry, and was glad to recently come upon this short talk: : Here are a few of her rich collage pages: Those are from her Eisner-winning 2008 book What It Is, and make me think of the work of the late great Kenneth Patchen. This is her long-running alt-syndicated comic strip ERNIE POOK'S COMEEK: And here's an interview with Susan Kirtley, author of Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass, who notes that Barry calls what she does "image wrangling." Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
EARLIER WORK, FROM 2008-2012 12-17-08 12-19-08 12-26-08 1-19-09 1-21-09 1-26-09 1-28-09 1-30-09 2-2-09 2-25-09 3-2-09 3-4-09 3-6-09 3-9-09 3-11-09 3-13-09 3-16-09 3-18-09 3-20-09 3-25-09 3-30-09 4-1-09 4-6-09 4-8-09 4-13-09 4-15-09 4-17-09 5-13-09 5-27-09 6-8-09 7-15-09 7-27-09 8-24-09 9-21-09 10-5-11 10-7-11 10-21-11 10-24-11 11-16-11 11-23-11 12-23-11 12-26-11 12-28-11 1-4-12 1-23-12 2-3-12 2-8-12 2-13-12 3-23-12 3-26-12 3-30-12 4-27-12 4-30-12 5-23-12 6-4-12 6-21-13 6-24-13 6-25-13 6-27-13 7-1-13 7-3-13 7-8-13 7-10-13 9-4-13 9-6-13 9-9-13 SOME OF THIS YEAR'S WORK 1-10-14 1-13-14 1-27-14 1-29-14 1-31-14 2-5-14 2-7-14 2-10-14 2-12-14 2-14-14 2-17-14 2-19-14 2-21-14 2-24-14 2-26-14 2-28-14 3-3-14 3-5-14 3-7-14 3-10-14 3-12-14 3-14-14 3-17-14 3-19-14 3-21-14 3-24-14 3-26-14 3-28-14 3-31-14 4-2-14 4-4-14 4-7-14 4-9-14 4-21-14 4-25-14 4-28-14 5-2-14 5-5-14 5-16-14 5-21-14 5-23-14 5-26-14 5-28-14 5-30-14 6-2-14 6-4-14 6-6-14 6-9-14 6-11-14 6-13-14 6-16-14 6-18-14 6-20-14 6-23-14 6-30-14 7-2-14 7-4-14 7-9-14 Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. 7-11-14 Winding Roads 7-11-14 Lighter Side 7-12-14 Batch Rejection 7-13-14 7-13-14 Bushy Tales 7-13-14 7-13-14 Buns 7-14-14 Leadbellies 7-14-14 Soccer Earth 7-14-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. 7-8-14 Bushy Tales 7-8-14 A Bit Sketch 7-9-14 And now... 7-9-14 Elf and Motorbelly 7-9-14 Girth 7-9-14 7-10-14 Ron Warren 7-10-14 The Beauforts 7-10-14 The Boobiehatch 7-10-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. Pirate Mike 7-4-14 Smith 7-4-14 Sports by Voort 7-4-14 Winding Roads 7-4-14 Charmy's Army 7-5-14 Plenty of Penguins 7-5-14 Suburban Wilderness 7-6-14 Courageous Man Adventures 7-7-14 7-7-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
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People give a damn about interviews. Here's one, from the Comics Alternative, with New Yorker cartoonist Mick Stevens. Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
Here's a neat little interview with longtime Connecticut cartoonist Maria Scrivan, whose daily panel HALF FULL launched on GoComics last September, and whose website and other work you can check out here: Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. A Boots & Pup Comic 7-1-14 Cortoons 7-1-14 Elmo 7-1-14 Leadbellies 7-1-14 My Guardian Grandpa 7-1-14 Winding Roads 7-1-14 Spaceslugs! 7-2-14 The Old Man & His Dog 7-2-14 7-3-14 The Beauforts 7-3-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. 6-27-14 Two Bits 6-27-14 Rogue Symmetry 6-28-14 Sign Garden 6-28-14 6-29-14 Of Mice and Mud 6-29-14 6-30-14 County Line 6-30-14 The Old Man & His Dog 6-30-14 Wendle's Life 6-30-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
Here's the latest from Jose Villena and David Tomaselli, creators of the Sherpa feature ONION & PEA. This video, which launches their Indiegogo effort, is rich in cameos by a bevy of toonfolk: Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. 6-24-14 Courageous Man Adventures 6-24-14 Far Out! 6-24-14 Millennialville 6-24-14 Winding Roads 6-24-14 Zootopia 6-24-14 6-25-14 Snow Sez... 6-25-14 Two Bits 6-25-14 6-26-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
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Until last night I had somehow missed both the remarkable four-day ZIPPY THE PINHEAD series that Bill Griffith and Bil Keane did together, and Zippy's appearance in FAMILY CIRCUS. I hasten to pass along word of these marvels, which Bill Griffith explained in the Appreciation he wrote shortly after Bil Keane's passing, here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. Buns 6-20-14 6-20-14 6-20-14 6-20-14 Sleepytown Beagles 6-20-14 Boogerbrain 6-21-14 Frank Blunt 6-22-14 Blue Skies Toons 6-23-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
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Steve Breen -- two-time Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist and co-creator of the strip GRAND AVENUE -- has published this unusual book, the cover of which speaks for itself. As Michael Cavna explains: "Three of his sons would toss out ideas for illustrations that combined Lincoln and 'Wolverine' Logan, or Trump and a Tyrannosaurus – when not imagining alien abductions or Jedi mutations or, in a particularly notable example, death by cute fantasy animal." (Read the complete Cavna WaPo column here.) Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Laugh Tracks
This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anythng; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator. We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback. 6-17-14 Bushy Tales 6-17-14 ' Courageous Man Adventures 6-17-14 Batch Rejection 6-18-14 Cleo and Company 6-18-14 Millennialville 6-18-14 6-18-14 Suburban Wilderness 6-18-14 6-18-14 6-19-14 A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Laugh Tracks