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The 2012 Elections In Newspaper Comic Strips [Recap]


Unlike CA Senior Writer Chris Sims, who steadfastly scours the funny pages each month for his Funky Winkerbean/Crankshaft chronicle, Funkywatch (to say nothing of his inspiration, Josh Fruhlinger at the daily Comics Curmudgeon blog), there's a good chance you don't indulge in traditional comic strips as much as you'd like...

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FunkyWatch: October’s Most Depressing ‘Funky Winkerbean’ And ‘Crankshaft’ Strips


Thanks to Josh Fruhlinger at the Comics Curmudgeon, I started reading Tom Batiuk's long-running newspaper comic strips, Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, what started as a strip full of wacky high-school hijinx has slowly transitioned into being an inescapable quagmire of despair...

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‘Family Circus’ Creator Bil Keane Passes Away at 89


Bil Keane, creator of the long-running syndicated comic strip The Family Circus, has passed away at the age of 89 from congestive heart failure according to The Associated Press. Appearing in more than 1,500 newspapers at its peak and inspiring numerous multimedia adaptations in animation and merchandise, Keane's work on The Family Circus is known around the world for its family-oriented and heartfelt observational humor...

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‘Sheen Family Circus’ Cures Long-Running Comic Strip With Its Mind [Charlie Sheen]


Humanity's new omnideity Charlie Sheen has already asserted himself in the two-dimensional realm of comic books by way of cartoonist Michael Kupperman, who drew the ceaselessly bitchin' and winnin' Two and a Half Men star into the very first strip of Peanuts, causing a cosmic domino effect by which Charlie Brown was obliterated from all printed record...

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‘Jersey Circus': A ‘Family Circus’ x ‘Jersey Shore’ Mashup


If the Internet has made one societal advancement possible, it's both the prevalence and quality of parodies and mashups referencing Jeff and Bill Keane's "Family Circus." Urlesque's roundup featuring "Scott Meets Family Circus," "The Other Family" and the classic "Dysfunctional Family Circus" among others is a triumphant reminder of that...

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Comic Strip Shocker: Women Still Marginalized!


Brace yourself, readers, because this may be tough to believe! The Daily Cartoonist reports on a paper presented to the American Sociological Association that discusses the role of female characters in newspaper comics...

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