Archive for the 'New Yorker' Category

D Minor

Cidu Bill on May 6th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 29 responses so far

Maybe someday I’ll understand too.

Cidu Bill on Apr 4th 2016

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Filed in Bernie Sanders, Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor, politics | 34 responses so far

Locks

Cidu Bill on Apr 4th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Charles Addams, New Yorker, comics, humor | 19 responses so far

Sunday Funnies - LOL, April 3, 2016

Cidu Bill on Apr 3rd 2016

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Kilby:

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Filed in Adam Huber, Bill Bickel, Bug Martini, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, New Yorker, Pardon My Planet, Speed Bump, Vic Lee, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 29 responses so far

Damn Money

Cidu Bill on Mar 24th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comic strips, comics, humor | 58 responses so far

The 50s Called… No, really.

Cidu Bill on Mar 11th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 17 responses so far

Okay, there’s another man’s coat there…

Cidu Bill on Mar 8th 2016

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This is Charles Addams: at the very least, I expect it to have three sleeves.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Charles Addams, New Yorker, comic strips, comics, humor | 26 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, March 6, 2016

Cidu Bill on Mar 6th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Close to Home, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dave Blazek, Dave Coverly, John McPherson, Loose Parts, New Yorker, Speed Bump, comics, comics strips, humor, lol, politics | 14 responses so far

Comic Duke Ellington Didn’t Understand

Cidu Bill on Mar 1st 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Duke Ellington, New Yorker, comics, humor | 22 responses so far

“Will you buy us booze?”

Cidu Bill on Feb 22nd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 16 responses so far

Comics That Made Cupid Laugh Out Loud (repaired)

Cidu Bill on Feb 14th 2016

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And this

Filed in Bill Amend, Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Buni, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Fox Trot, Mark Parisi, New Yorker, Off the Mark, Valentine's Day, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 8 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, February 7, 2016

Cidu Bill on Feb 7th 2016

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Tom D:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Doonesbury, G.B. Trudeau, Herman, Jim Unger, New Yorker, Virgil Partch, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 26 responses so far

Cleaning

Cidu Bill on Feb 3rd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 38 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, January 31, 2016

Cidu Bill on Jan 31st 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, New Yorker, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 46 responses so far

I am confused. CONFUSED, I say!

Cidu Bill on Jan 28th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 31 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, January 24, 2016

Cidu Bill on Jan 24th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, New Yorker, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 21 responses so far

The only way I can see this making sense would be if the Wicked Witch of the West were a Daxamite…

Cidu Bill on Jan 22nd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, Wizard of Oz, comics, humor | 54 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: January 17, 2016

Cidu Bill on Jan 17th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cyanide and Happiness, New Yorker, Strange Brew, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 30 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, January 10, 2016

Cidu Bill on Jan 10th 2016

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MORRIS KEESAN: I’m not sure whether I was really laughing out loud at the comic
itself, or whether I was just enjoying the homage to Calvin & Hobbs.

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Buni, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, New Yorker, Surreal McCoy, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 26 responses so far

Because… he’s… on top of the igloo??

Cidu Bill on Jan 6th 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, comics, humor | 61 responses so far

Oregon Trail

Cidu Bill on Jan 6th 2016

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Yes, this cartoon is referencing both the current stand-off and what Time Magazine calls “the game that traumatized countless children of the ’80s and ’90s”: but how does it tie those two things together?

By the way, this.

Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, New Yorker, Oregon Trail, comics, humor | 34 responses so far

Sunday Funnies: LOL, January 3, 2016

Cidu Bill on Jan 3rd 2016

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Buni, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Moby Dick, New Yorker, Superman, comic books, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 22 responses so far

The Essential 10

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):

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And now coming in at #6, from James Thurber:

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#5, Charles Addams:

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#4, Charles Schulz:

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#3, Walt Kelly:

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#2, Peter Steiner:

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And finally from Bill Watterson, published 20 years ago today, voted #1 by a wide margin, and probably the greatest comic strip finale ever:

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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

At Long Last, The End Of The List Of Comics That Might Already Have Made Us Laugh Out Loud In 2015

Cidu Bill on Dec 31st 2015

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dave Blazek, Far Side, Gary Larson, George Washington, Loose Parts, New Yorker, Speed Bump, comic strips, comics, humor, lol, xkcd | 14 responses so far

You guessed it… more comics that I’m not sure whether they made any of us laugh out loud in 2015 yet. Hey, at least I haven’t been accidentally running repeats on Sundays. That should count for something.

Cidu Bill on Dec 29th 2015

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Filed in Arlo and Janis, Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Edgar Allan Poe, F-Minus, Jimmy Johnson, New Yorker, Strange Brew, Tony Carrillo, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 43 responses so far