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The 2012 Elections In Newspaper Comic Strips [Recap]

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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. Me? I mostly only dig into traditional funnies around t

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

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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

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‘Family Circus’ Creator Bil Keane Passes Away at 89

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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 1,5

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

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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 d

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

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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

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Comic Strip Shocker: Women Still Marginalized!

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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. The paper examined a full year's worth of strips from "Beetle Bailey," "Blondie," "Dilbert," "Family Circus," "Garfield,

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