Cidu Bill on Feb 25th 2016
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Cidu Bill on Feb 7th 2016
Cidu Bill on Jan 18th 2016
Somehow reminded me of this.
Cidu Bill on Dec 31st 2015
In Autumn of 2015, I asked you to send me your lists of specific comics that are so “essential,” we can assume that most fans of the genre will be familiar with most if not all of them.
Over 60 of you responded, sending me 67 different comics, well over 200 comics in all, most of which got multiple votes. Before I list the top 10 (actually 16 because of a 9-way tie, this is the Close But No Segar list:
Doonebury: “Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!” (which was on my personal list)
Peanuts: “Hold My Hand, Chuck”
Bloom County: “Death Star”
B.C.: “Clams Got Legs!”
James Thurber: “It’s a naïve domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you’ll be amused by its presumption”
Peanuts: “It Was a Dark and Stormy Night” (the original appearance)
And for the statistics-obsessed: Far Side was cited most often, 11 times; James Thurber 8; Calvin and Hobbes 6; The New Yorker (not including James Thurber and Charles Addams) 6; and Charles Addams 5.
And now the winners:
In a 9-way tie for 7th place (top to bottom, Gary Larson’s Far Side, Carl Rose in the New Yorker, James Thurber, Larson again, Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes, BobMankoff in the New Yorker, that Larson guy a couple more times, and Saul Steinberg in the New Yorker):
And now coming in at #6, from James Thurber:
#5, Charles Addams:
#4, Charles Schulz:
#3, Walt Kelly:
#2, Peter Steiner:
And finally from Bill Watterson, published 20 years ago today, voted #1 by a wide margin, and probably the greatest comic strip finale ever:
Filed in Bill Bickel, Bill Watterson, Bloom County, Bob Mankoff, Calvin and Hobbes, Charles Addams, Charles Rose, Charles Schulz, Charlie Brown, Doonesbury, Essential 10, Far Side, G.B. Trudeau, Gary Larson, James Thurber, New Yorker, Peanuts, Peter Steiner, Pogo, Saul Steinberg, Snoopy, Walt Kelly, comic strips, comics, humor | 52 responses so far
Cidu Bill on Oct 22nd 2015
Anybody remember what the original text was?
This week, Stone Soup joined The Meaning of Tina, Peanuts, FBOFW, Peanuts, Fox Trot, Doonesbury, PreTeena, and Boondocks (which only ran originally for about a week and a half before Aaron McGruder got bored) as daily strips that are no longer being written, but are still running as repeats (or, as they’re euphemistically billed, “classics”).
(quick disclaimers: a couple of these strips still have new Sunday strips, and I’m not sure PreTeena repeats are still running — I deleted it from my bookmarks after the first rerun run completed)
Am I missing any? And are you for or against the practice of repeating old strips instead of replacing them with new strips? Granted, for most of us, who get our comics online, this makes little or no practical difference: but it would be nice, I think, if some new artists rather than Charles Schulz’s estate could make a few bucks.
Filed in Bill Bickel, Boondocks, Doonesbury, For Better and For Worse, Fox Trot, Meaning of Lila, Mutt and Jeff, Peanuts, Pope Francis, Preteena, Stone Soup, comic strips, comics, zombie comics | 37 responses so far
Cidu Bill on Oct 10th 2015
Powers: Doonesbury is currently in reruns, except for Sundays, so we’ve been seeing classics from the 70s and 80s. This week, Honey Huang is nude-modeling for a newly reformist Shanghai art institute. I think the third panel clearly depicts her naked breasts, albeit in Cubist style.
Cidu Bill on Oct 8th 2015
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Cidu Bill on Jun 2nd 2013
Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dave Coverly, Doonesbury, G.B. Trudeau, Hilary B. Price, New Yorker, Rhymes With Orange, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 33 responses so far
Cidu Bill on May 15th 2013
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Cidu Bill on Sep 30th 2012
Filed in Adam Huber, Bug Martini, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cyanide and Happiness, Doonesbury, G.B. Trudeau, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Zach Weiner, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 59 responses so far
Cidu Bill on Jul 30th 2012
Robert sent these two Sunday strips:
Cidu Bill on Jul 25th 2012
Just wondering… are newspapers in the deep south — particularly Alabama and other “target” states — running Doonesbury this week?
Cidu Bill on Jul 25th 2011
Cidu Bill on Jul 19th 2010
Quoted on the Doonesbury site (apparently Trudeau didn’t understand it either):
“Coming here today was like coming to Doonesbury. The system has failed my daughter.” - Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael, following her sentencing to 90 days in jail
Cidu Bill on Jul 17th 2010
Cidu Bill on Jul 9th 2010
Related to our recent discussion about when mainstream comics will begin using the word “ass,” today’s “Sergeant Bitch” Doonesbury strip and an article about same.
Of course, we pretty much determined that Doonesbury gets a pass on certain words and phrases due to the nature of the strip.
Just as an aside: How are they going to handle Joe Biden: The Comic Strip?
Cidu Bill on Feb 1st 2010
Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Buckets, Dave Coverly, Doonesbury, G.B. Trudeau, Garfield, Jim Davis, Jimmy Johnson, John Deering, New Yorker, Pearls Before Swine, Speed Bump, Stephan Pastis, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, iPad, lol | 27 responses so far
Cidu Bill on Jan 21st 2010
Jack Applin (one of several people to send this to me): I get the implication of “You’re in the marines? The army must have rejected you,” but the significance of the parking lot escapes me. Are Dr. Shipley’s marine skills doubled in parking lots, so he can easily kill Leo for this offense?
Cidu Bill on Dec 28th 2009
Cidu Bill on Aug 28th 2009
An additional comic has been added to yesterday’s LOL page
Usual John: Hopefully the kid won’t actually remember, unless the mom uses this line repeatedly
Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Doonesbury, G.B. Trudeau, Leigh Rubin, Randy Milholland, Rubes, Scott Hilburn, Something Positive, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, humor, lol | 15 responses so far
Cidu Bill on Aug 18th 2009
Chris Reaves: Okay, this Doonesbury went over my head. Is the idea that the birthers won’t believe even the actual physical document? That they won’t show up to see it? That displaying it would be giving in to terrorists? That the birth certificate in fact DOES say “Kenya” on it? None are really funny. Furthermore, the language itself seems to imply that it’s the last option (the sentence trailing off where it does suggests the problem is with what they would see) which would be an incredibly uncharacteristic joke for Trudeau.
Cidu Bill on Jun 21st 2009
Filed in Abstruse Goose, Arlo Page, Bill Bickel, Dave Coverly, Dave Whamond, Dilbert, Doonesbury, Far Left Side, G.B. Trudeau, GPS, Hey Geezers! Comics!, Hilary B. Price, Leigh Rubin, Mike Stanfill, Pearls Before Swine, Reality Check, Rhymes With Orange, Rina Piccolo, Rubes, Scott Adams, Speed Bump, Spongebob Squarepants, Stephan Pastis, Tina's Groove, comic strips, comics, comics that made us laugh out loud, gay marriage, humor, lol, pizza, xkcd | 22 responses so far