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It's not a newspaper strip, but I really like Homestar Runner, and especially the Strong Bad E-mails. I was introduced to them oh, about a year ago, and I've now seen all the e-mails, and some of the cartoons. It's good, it's clean, and it's funny. Anyone else here familiar with this site?

Oh my yes. I used to hit it all of the time, but haven't been to it in quite some time. They seemed to hit a creative drought for awhile, so I stopped going. However, there are definitely some classics on there. I still remember the first time I saw Trogdor and Stinko-Man.

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Missed this thread on vacation, so this is a response that should have been written a week ago to Jeffrey:

: I know some of you do some cartooning.

:

: Or the Michel-Gondry/Charlie-Kaufman bizarro-land

: of M. Dale Prins.

M. Dale Prins actually wrote an occasional comic strip for a time, one that occasionally -- and amazingly! -- was printed in a local (and now dead) altweekly in Richmond. Some samples, picked pretty much at random:

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Dale

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Okay. So some of those make no sense without context. Sorry, folks. I'll throw some more up Monday, if people are interested.

Dale

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Doonsbury is daily read and I'm Canadian...go figure.

My all time favourite and most missed comic is Bloom County.

Clive

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Double points if you correctly guess where the name came from.

It isn't here? biggrin.gif

Or this guy?

Parker Brothers and Milton Bradley?

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Ding ding ding on guess three.

Now what's two times zero again?

Dale

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I think what we all want to know is: Where is Le Strip de SDG, since, uh, you know, as opposed to certain people posting their comic strips on this thread, you can actually draw.

Also, since I never posted it, the comic strips I read regularly, in order of preference:

"Tom the Dancing Bug" (the only good political comic strip ever)

"Fox Trot" (mostly for Amend's ability to follow a good joke with an even better one)

And that's it. Sometimes "Zits," sometimes "Baby Blues," sometimes "Dilbert" (but I try not to). And dead strips "Calvin & Hobbes" and "Smarter Feller" are the only ones I really miss. It's not a genre I'm generally fond of, to be honest, which is one of the reasons I wanted to try my hand at "drawing" one.

Dale

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I think what we all want to know is: Where is Le Strip de SDG...

I have to admit, it does keep me up at nights sometime that I am not doing a comic strip. It's one of the things Suz says to me every so often... "You should do a comic strip!"

D'accord. I did go to school for that after all. But there is only so much one can do at any one time, and right now, when my film-criticly duties don't have we watching or writing about movies (which is more of my time than I'm happy with right now), I am trying to write a children's book. It's coming along very well, if slower than I would wish, primarily due to lack of time.

Someday, though, I may do a comic strip.

Thanks for asking...

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I'm surprised that only one person in this thread has mentioned Bloom County, a strip that is outdone only by Calvin and Hobbes when it comes to storytelling, characterization, and excellent artwork.

The new "Opus" strip, on the other hand... yeeesh.

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Ditto on the Bloom County. I never laughed so hard in all my borned days.

Fox Trot makes me laugh. Bizarro and Non Seqitur as well. I like off the wall stuff.

Growing up, however, I had close to 50 Peanuts books.

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Well, I don't know about the books, but if your talking about strips published for syndication then you're half right.  Yes, the black & white was the first one published.  However, the strip below was actually the last original C&H to grace any newspaper's Comics section, published on December 31, 1995.

Quite fitting too.

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I too am/was a huge Calvin & Hobbes fan. To be honest, I got teary eyed when this final strip was ran. I still have it framed, it's one of my favorites of the series and a perfect ending.

Has anyone heard about the 17-week run coming up having new cartoons in it? My guess is no, since it's to promote the collection that will be released.

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Don't any of you read "Mutts?" It is my favorite of all comics, and I even own most of Patrick McDonell's collections of his strip.

Sara

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Speaking as someone who reads the comics every day, Breathed's real problem isn't generational or attention span-related. The real barrier to him connecting to an audience is that, as far as I can tell from reading it every Sunday, his comic isn't engaging or funny or insightful enough to appeal to anyone other than nostalgic Bloom County fans. Of which I am not one.

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