It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown: Celebrating 50 Years of A Charlie Brown Christmas

Lee Mendelson Productions Inc./ABC
Lee Mendelson Productions Inc./ABC


Cue: Vince Guaraldi’s familiarly cheerful jazz score, as millions of Peanuts fans worldwide tune in for the 50th anniversary of one of history’s most iconic and enchanting holiday specials, Charles M. Schulz’ A Charlie Brown Christmas.


Preceding tonight’s (Nov. 30) annual showing of Schulz’ animated classic, ABC will celebrate 50 magical years of the Peanuts gang and their pitifully adorable Christmas tree with It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown!


Airing on ABC at 7 p.m. CST and 8 p.m. EST, the network’s special holiday retrospective is hosted by Kristen Bell, and honors the milestone 50th anniversary with performances by Kristen Chenoweth, Pentatonix, Matthew Morrison – and more!

The celebration doesn’t have to end after tonight! Enjoy the magic of A Charlie Brown Christmas all season long, with The Charles M. Schulz Museum’s collection of holiday stamps. And, enjoy our collection of holiday-themed Peanuts comics!



Weekend Faves (Novemeber 30)

Lio by Mark Tatulli
Lio by Mark Tatulli


Run, Lio, run!




Close to Home by John McPherson
Close to Home by John McPherson


Love this! My only question: Does it come in "Harry Potter"?




Frazz by Jef Mallett
Frazz by Jef Mallett


It's amazing that with just a few words and drawings, you know EXACTLY what song Caulfield is singing.




FoxTrot by Bill Amend
FoxTrot by Bill Amend


It's official: I will forever prefer Jason FoxTrot's version of everything.




Soup to Nutz by Rick Stromoski
Soup to Nutz by Rick Stromoski


I don’t know how many of my childhood soccer team's losses felt like wins because I got a free Hawaiian Punch after every game. If you ask me, Andrew has his priorities straight.




New Comic Alert! Sketchy Chics by Rose Cooper

Sketchy Chics by Rose Cooper



Sketchy Chics are sassy and relatable with an insatiable appetite for wine, cupcakes, wine, chocolate, wine and anything blingy. They are graceful (in a clumsy way), enjoy singing and dancing (horribly) and practice positivity (my wine glass is half full!). Whether you’re having a horrible hair day or you’re in stirrups at the ob/gyn, they are there when you need a laugh. Also? If you find your tongue stuck in a wine bottle, or your muffin top turns into a pound cake after lunch, that’s OK too! Sketchy Chics support you. Like a best friend. Or a really great bra.


Read Sketchy Chics here.


Football Sunday With Calvin and Hobbes

Are you ready for some football?!


We know one 6-year-old and his pet tiger who are always down to throw the pigskin. We’re kicking off today’s Football Sunday with Calvin and Hobbes!


No more interesting a rivalry exists than that between boy and jungle cat. Calvin may be the king of touchdowns …


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson



But no one sticks a tackle like our ol’ buddy, Hobbes.


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson


Always a nail-biter, anything goes in Calvin and Hobbesbackyard stadium.


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson



Some losses are tougher to accept than others:


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson


Luckily for Calvin and Hobbes fans, we’re all winners, because in the end, we always get to see a rousing game of Calvinball.


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson


For more football funnies, view our full Calvin and Hobbes football collection.


You can spend every Sunday with Calvin and Hobbes! Score your own copy of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, here! 


Brooke McEldowney’s Wahoo Terminal Makes an Appearance in Pibgorn

Fans will get a peek into a version of “Wahoo Terminal” within the universe of “Pigborn” starting on November 28. Read on for insight from Brooke.



Wahoo Terminal by Brooke McEldwoney


Welling up out of the DEEP MAGIC from before the DAWN OF TIME and, in the best tradition of Colin Clive, brought to life from an admixture of Hunt nibs, India Ink, newt eyes and a generous dusting of runic curses, Wahoo Terminal roiled up under the watchful, editorial gaze of deer mice, and was sprung upon star-crossed syndicates in 1991. With lightning speed it was sprung back. However, one syndicate proffered a letter beginning with the words, "We've had a chance to digest the material in Wahoo Terminal. (After reading through it, my synapses became temporarily blocked, but now are functioning so I can respond.)"


As a cartoonist, I took this as encouragement. (As a cartoonist, I would have taken being kneecapped in an alley as encouragement, but I digress.) I have ever since preserved Wahoo Terminal, perhaps the runt of my litter but still the runt I adore, which brings me now to the decision, after 24 years, to redraw the strip, invent some new installments as they may occur to me, and present it here, interposed into the present story of Pibgorn.


All I can add to that is Colin Clive's observation upon watching Boris Karloff's fingers begin to move, "It's ALIVE!"


Read Pibgorn here.


Meet Your Creator: Michael Jantze (The Norm, The Norm 4.0)

The GoComics “Meet Your Creator” series brings you firsthand insight into the lives and careers of your favorite cartoonists. Each week, we hand over the keys to one of our talented creators, who share their inspirations, achievements, creative processes, studios and more! Read on to hear from this week’s featured cartoonist: Michael Jantze of The Norm and The Norm 4.0.






As I finish “Knocked Out Loaded,” a graphic novel featuring the characters from my (now-weekly) comic strip The Norm, I thought this might be an interesting time to reflect on the state of comics … well, MY comics. The rest of the creators and folks involved in comics publishing can be in charge of themselves, I suppose. Let’s start with an excerpt from the introduction I wrote to the “KOL” story in 2006:


"Charles Schulz said the only way a comic strip distinguishes itself from all other media, is that it intrinsically combines words and pictures into a wholly new and elevated sum. Without the intertwining pictures, it’s just radio, without the words it’s just pantomime. Sparky redefined the comic strip in the 1950s and perfected it in the 1960s. Many since have imitated it but rarely has anyone tried to create a new definition. In a way, we’re all drawing Peanuts redux. The modern comic strip is like a poem: short, repetitive and, yeah, no one reads it. But it could be more — maybe like an epic poem — without becoming a long-form comic book or graphic novel. A form of comic strip that’s neither gag-a-day nor serialized drama. Something that isn’t Schulz but also isn’t Caniff. And certainly not a television sitcom.”


Knocked Out Loaded by Michael Jantze


To make something newer. That’s the good part. The weird part? This book spans my whole comic career. Not kidding. I wrote the theme for this story on the back of a notepad in 1986. Then, a few years later, DC Comics optioned three of my stories.  After I walked away from DC three years later, I shelved it as no more than a treatment. It sat in a folder on a Zip disk for 12 years, and as a final experiment with The Norm, I thought it’d be fun to write “straight ahead” and let the comic strip pull Norm through the theme. 


Boy, was I wrong. Nine months into the storyline, I’m pulled away by both good and bad fortune. So how is it nine years later that I’m finally getting the ePub versions out? I think I was knocked out loaded.



Michael Jantze 2



But that’s any creative’s career these days. You can plan for the future, but that doesn’t mean it’s planning anything with you. I think the thing I’ve learned the most as a cartoonist isn’t how to use a brush like Jack Davis or write a better gag like Sparky, but how to adapt, repeat and remember the mistakes. I tell my kids that failure is always an option and it’s perfectly all right to fail. But learn from it: Fail up.


The Norm is a comic strip about our struggle to understand, to adapt, repeat and remember and to enjoy the “now.” Norm is pretty much an unchangeable force in the strip, whether he’s single, in love with Star Wars, unrequited in love with a friend or 4.0 (family of four, not 40). Norm is always learning while playing. He’s the boy who did grow up.



Michael Jantze 4



I’ve mixed my background in film, animation and journalism into my comics over the years, and the latest iteration is the Comic Readeos of The Norm 4.0 on YouTube. The strip is released each Monday, the comic readeo (like video, but you have to read them, get it?) is released the day after. I like the idea that the "little snack that is comic strips" can be consumed on paper, desktops or mobile. And I like the idea that it’s not animated at all … that it reminds you more of the comic strip it came from than the 800-lb. gorilla that most folks think animation should be (like those awful motion comic books from a few years back – ugh).


Who my influences are may not be as important as where they were found. My influences were, of course, the cartoonists who came before me, but honestly, Leonardo da Vinci and the Apollo space program and Charlie Chaplin and Ralph Bakshi and Frank Lloyd Wright and Alfred Hitchcock and Monet and Kurt Vonnegut and the Disney Studios were just as important.



Michael Jantze 3



And I found most of that at the public library as a teenager. I used to redraw, page by page, art and anatomy books: that was my art school. I checked out 8mm silent movie reels of classic, even ancient, films like “The Gold Rush,” Batman serials, “Battleship Potempkin,” “Intolerance,” “Star Wars” (no sound!), Disney’s "Peter Pan" (studied every single frame of the cave sequence in my moviola) and “Snow White.”


But the ritual was most important. Riding my bike to the libraries all around my university hometown, with a notebook, some dimes for photocopies of old magazines or Hogarth books and the expectation that maybe I’d find something new. Wow. That’s where I found and fed my passion as much as the discoveries themselves.


And I’m still doing that: Riding my bike, that is, looking for new discoveries. As I finish this book that’s completely different from the book I started, I’m still looking for the next moment I find something. That’s why I write, it’s why I draw, it’s why I create words and pictures and keep looking for a new way to intertwine them. I enjoy writing and directing animated film, but to be honest, I have so many tools and options and technologies available in film, it’s such a different journey, and in some ways an easier journey. 



Michael Jantze 9


That’s why I love books. It’s not the book itself, it’s knowing that someone else went through a journey to make it, and yes, sometimes even a journey to share the antiquated thing. Comics are the same thing, but with pictures! Where else but in comics can you hand someone a completed work and still ask them to do half the work to make up the voices, read the lines and set the pacing? The reader can go on their own journey to finish it, their way.


So comics? And books? Yeah, it’s what keeps me wanting to create more. What’s next for me isn’t as important as that there is more for me to do. As a book or a strip or a film, not as important as it’s what I do. I’m a cartoonist. 



Michael Jantze 8



Read The Norm here and The Norm 4.0 here.






5 Tips to Survive Black Friday

The dishes are done, our bellies are full and coupons have been cut. As Thanksgiving comes to a close, it’s time to trade in pumpkin pie for a pumpkin spice latte (extra shot of espresso), as we attempt to rise before the sun, ensuring a front-of-the-line spot at our favorite store.


Black Friday is officially upon us, and surviving this Battle Royale is no easy feat to accomplish, which is why we want to bestow upon you these crucial tips:


1. Don’t let Friday’s festivities black out Thanksgiving. Besides needing the moral support of your family, that extra serving (or two) of mashed potatoes and gravy is necessary to build your strength.


Glenn McCoy
Glenn McCoy


2. To avoid remorse: resist. Just because it’s on sale doesn’t mean you have to buy it. Instead, make a B-Line for the aisle housing what you originally set your sights on.


Stuart Carlson
Stuart Carlson


3. For those who don’t enjoy a good Black Friday brawl, opt for a cybershopping strategy, instead. We’ll make it easy on you – The Complete Calvin and Hobbes is guaranteed to be a great purchase, not just on Black Friday, but every day of the year!


FoxTrot by Bill Amend
FoxTrot by Bill Amend


4. Preparation is crucial. You may think you’ve seen it all, but when it comes to Black Friday, always expect the unexpected.


Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry
Over the Hedge by T Lewis and Michael Fry

5. Move it or lose it – literally. A wonderful way to burn off last night’s calories, Black Friday is no time for a leisurely stroll. You have to sprint to get those savings!  


Frazz by Jef Mallett
Frazz by Jef Mallett


Now that you have the knowledge of a true shopping warrior, what are you waiting for? Get out there before the best deals fly off the shelves! 



7 Things to be Thankful For this Thanksgiving

We've been gearing up for weeks and the day is finally here! The table is set, unmistakable aromas of old family recipes waft through the house and reunion hugs are flowing freely.


Thanksgiving has finally arrived, and we have plenty to be thankful for. Beginning, of course, with everyone’s two favorite holiday F’s:


1 and 2. Family and Food.


Grand Avenue by Steve Breen and Mike Thompson
Grand Avenue by Steve Breen and Mike Thompson


Luann by Greg Evans
Luann by Greg Evans


3. “Adult” grape juice.


The Bent Pinky by Scott Metzger
The Bent Pinky by Scott Metzger


4. Freedom from the daily commute (whether it’s to school or to work). 


Stone Soup by Jan Eliot
Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

5. Table scraps for our furry friends!


Zack Hill by John Deering and John Newcombe
Zack Hill by John Deering and John Newcombe

6. Did we mention food?


The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom
The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom

And last but not least …


7. Pants with wiggle room. 


Daddy's Home by Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein
Daddy's Home by Tony Rubino and Gary Markstein


Happy Thanksgiving to our wonderful readers! We’re thankful for YOU!


For more funnies to feast on, view our full Thanksgiving-themed collection. 


GoComics A to Z, Vol. 20: Speechless

A weekly feature spotlighting new & unusual features on the GoComics A-Z roster



Feature: Speechless
Creator: Len Borozinski
Format: panel
Frequency: M/W/F
Recommended if you like: The Far Side, fairy tales, witches, Free Range Comic Strip



Speechless is a great name for a comic strip, especially a comic strip that has (virtually) no words. Reading Speechless reminds me a little bit of leafing through a children's book where the animal characters and fairy tales stories have all been rewritten with slightly ironic or modern twists, delivered not with written explanations, but with a sly wink. Having to decipher the jokes and scenarios on your own activates a different part of your brain, or at least makes it work a little harder than usual. There are a lot of cows in Speechless, much like the Far Side, and there are also a lot of witches, especially during Halloween. I also detect subtle zen elements to the strip, such as those found in the early Ziggy strips, for example the recent panel in which the bear can't see the shooting/wishing stars because he's ascended too high searching for an enlightened view.




There's a whole parable there contained in only one image. Art-wise, the comic is a combination of skilled line art and bright splashes of computerized color, which has evolved into more subtle gradients since the strip launched on GoComics in 2013. Speechless Cartoonist Len Borozinski is an experienced cartoonist who decided to try something more whimsical, colorful and entertaining after decades of editorial cartooning. With Speechless, he's succeeded in doing just that.




Read more Speechless cartoons every day on GoComics. 

Giveaway: 2016 Calendar Sets

2016 Calendars


If time flies when you’re having fun, then you’ll soar your way through 2016 with comics calendars from our sister company, Andrews McMeel Publishing!


We’re giving away FIVE 2016 calendar sets!


Set 1:


Garfield Wall Calendar

Garfield Day-to-Day Calendar


Set 2:


Cartoons from The New Yorker Wall Calendar

Cartoons from The New Yorker Day-to-Day Calendar


Set 3:


WuMo Wall Calendar

WuMo Day-to-Day Calendar


Set 4:


The Argyle Sweater Wall Calendar

Get Fuzzy Day-to-Day Calendar


Set 5:


Dilbert Wall Calendar

Non Sequitur Day-to-Day Calendar


To enter, choose your favorite comic that is featured in this calendar giveaway (Find all comics available on GoComics here). Then, browse the archive of your chosen comic. Comment below with a link to your favorite comic on GoComics from the respective archive. To be counted, you must include your first and last name or handle.


This contest will end Tues., Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. CT. Five winners will be randomly selected and announced that day on the GoComics blog.


NOTE: This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only.


Browse more calendars from Andrews McMeel Publishing here.


Calendars for Crazy Cat People

We’re crazy for cats! At any given moment, you can find a GoComics team member giggling at a feline-focused comic, whether it’s Garfield, Breaking Cat News, Ask a Cat or Kliban’s Cats


Are you a crazy cat person, too? Andrews McMeel Publishing has you covered with 2016 calendars!


The “Pusheen the Cat” Wall Calendar features an oh-so-cute Pusheen comic for every month of the year.


Pusheen the Cat 2016 Wall Calendar Pusheen the Cat 2016 Wall Calendar



Boldly illustrated and wildly funny, cat owners gain valuable advice in The Oatmeal’s “How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You” wall calendar.


The Oatmeal 2016 Wall Calendar The Oatmeal 2016 Wall Calendar



Purr-fect for cat lovers, “Cat Cartoon-A-Day” offers a year’s worth of fur-bulous feline funnies.



Cat Cartoon-A Day 2016 Day-to-Day Calendar Cat Cartoon a Day Calendar




The “Cat vs. Human” Wall Calendar brings keen and quirky observations on the hilariously complex relationships between cats and humans. Even the most finicky of cat people will relate!



CAT vs HUMAN 2016 Wall Calendar Cat vs Humans Calendar



View more 2016 calendars from Andrews McMeel Publishing here.

December 2015: Twitter Q&A Schedule


Join us Fridays at 1:30pm CT on Twitter for Q&A sessions with our talented GoComics creators!


During these one-hour live-tweet sessions, we invite a cartoonist(s) to answer a set of core questions, then field queries from the public. We encourage our fans to take part in these Q&As.


Join in by tweeting questions directly to @gocomics, or tweet in using the designated hashtag.


Now, mark your calendars!


• 12/4: Dave Kellett of Drive / Sheldon
↳ #AskDaveKellett
• 12/11 (4 p.m. CT): Christopher Grady of Lunarbaboon
↳ #AskLunarbaboon
• 12/18: Dave Blazek of Loose Parts
↳ #AskDaveBlazek



Giveaway: Signed Stone Soup Comic Prints – Winners Announced

Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Thank you to all who helped us celebrate Stone Soup's 20th anniversary by browsing cartoonist Jan Eliot's favorite strips and choosing one to share with us!


We have randomly selected THREE winners!


Congratulations to:


Sandy McAuley (Chosen strip: Sept. 17, 1998)

Jaklyn Larsen (Chosen strip: Sept. 8, 2002)

Lisa Parsons (Chosen strip: Jan. 23, 2002)


If your name is listed above, please contact us at with your shipping address and phone number. Please note: You must contact us by 12/2/15 or your prize will be forfeited.


Stay tuned! The next giveaway will be announced on 11/25/15 at 6 a.m. CT.


Ensure 2016 Isn’t a RUFF Year

From Red and Rover to Pooch Café to Tiny Confessions, canines add bounds of comedy to GoComics. With an abundance of comics starring man’s best friend, we know our audience is full of dog lovers!


If you can’t get enough of these furry, four-legged friends, Andrews McMeel Publishing has some bitingly funny 2016 calendars for you, guaranteeing 365 RUFF-free days.


With a new cartoon everyday, “Dog Cartoon-A-Day” fetches chuckles and grins.



Dog Cartoon-A-Day 2016 Calendar Dog Cartoon a Day




The “Dog Shaming” wall and day-to-day calendars showcase cute-but-criminal pups.



Dog Shaming 2016 Wall Calendar Dog Shaming Calendar




Wish you could talk to your dog all day long? “Texts from Dog” presents an imaginary SMS exchange between a self-absorbed dog and his owner.



Texts from Dog 2016 Day-to-Day Calendar Texts from Dog




“Zelda Wisdom” is filled with adora-bull(dog) photos of the wisecracking bulldog Zelda.



Zelda Wisdom 2016 Wall Calendar Zelda Wisdom 2016 Calendar


View more calendars from Andrews McMeel Publishing here.


This recurring LAUGH TRACKS feature highlights individual Sherpa strips and panels that for one reason or another caught the fancy of the aide de sherpa. It could be anything; the drawing, the writing, the humor, the coloring, that they tried something interesting, or that it's a new step for that particular creator.

We hope this quirky sampler will alert you to features you might not yet have noticed amid Sherpa's abundant, ever-changing, and eclectic mix, and that it gives Sherpa creators a modicum of helpful feedback.




Cleo and Company  11-20-15





Girth  11-20-15










Whiteouts  11-20-15





Amanda the Great  11-21-15






Something About Celeste  11-22-15














Green Pieces  11-23-15









A complete list of all the Sherpa features can be found here.   

Weekend Faves (November 22)

Andertoons by Mark Anderson
Andertoons by Mark Anderson


Preparation is key when it comes to maintaining your sanity this Thanksgiving. Find a few more Thanksgiving survival tips here.




Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

Poor Chad.




Ordinary Bill by William Wilson
Ordinary Bill by William Wilson


Can't wait for my Pumpkin Pie hangover! #WorthIt




Looks Good on Paper by Dan Collins
Looks Good on Paper by Dan Collins


Don't let (Friday)'s festivities (Black) out Thanksgiving!



Loose Parts by Dave Blazek
Loose Parts by Dave Blazek


Well played, Fred. 




Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich
Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich


Someone might have a seat at the kids’ table this Thanksgiving.


New Comic Alert! Fowl Language by Brian Gordon

Fowl Language by Brian Gordon


Through Fowl Language, cartoonist Brian Gordon draws on his trials and tribulations of raising two small children. By poking fun at the daily tedium and frustrations of parenting, he hopes to give comfort to parents who are losing their minds just as quickly as he is.


Read Fowl Language here.


The Science Behind Calvin and Hobbes

From touring the Jurassic in their cardboard time machine, to exploring the world of evolution – we can always count on our resident philosophers, Calvin and Hobbes, to ignite our imagination and broaden our minds.


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson


Reminding us time and time again the importance of a curious mind …


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson


Calvin is never afraid to ask the hard-hitting questions, constantly searching for answers to all of life’s problems. 


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson


Calvin and Hobbes’ scientific findings have shown us many things, from how to maneuver a reverse-gravity situation:


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson


To undeniable proof behind the existence of aliens:


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson


Over the last 30 years, our favorite boy-and-tiger team of explorers has expanded our hearts and our brains, challenging our views on human nature, and painting a colorful picture of the universe, as we’ve never seen it before.


Discover our full collection of Calvin and Hobbes’ scientific theories, here.


Experience the adventure of Calvin and Hobbes over and over again. Purchase your copy of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection, now available in paperback. 

Meet Your Creator: John Kovaleski (Bo Nanas)



The GoComics “Meet Your Creator” series brings you firsthand insight into the lives and careers of your favorite cartoonists. Each week, we hand over the keys to one of our talented creators, who share their inspirations, achievements, creative processes, studios and more! Read on to hear from this week’s featured cartoonist: John Kovaleski of Bo Nanas.



Bo Nanas by John Kovaleski



Oh, hi, I didn’t see you. Well, don’t just stand there, c’mon in. Don’t mind the piles of paper on the floor and the various drum set pieces. You see, I’m raising a 5-year-old drummer because I’ve always thought that hearing is an overrated sense.



Kovaleski Studio



Let’s get down to business. You wanted me to talk about myself, right? That’s pretty much the only subject I know anything about.


So, like every being on the planet, I drew as a kid. And I was a television addict, to boot. I loved animated cartoons, and that was the gateway drug to ye ol’ printed comiques. And Peanuts was my heroin of choice. The first book I ever bought was a paperback collection.


I kept drawing – but not necessarily cartooning – and ended up in art school, majoring in graphic design so I’d have a way to feed myself after graduation. Comic strips were still my passion, and I submitted strip after strip for syndication, with no luck. So I buckled down … and gave up.






Yep, it seemed that syndication was not in the cards for me, and, since I was tired of being a graphic designer, I started freelancing on the side doing “humorous illustrations” until I had enough work that I could quit my full-time gig.



Bo Nanas by John Kovaleski



And then an odd thing happened – on a whim, I entered The Washington Post Writers Group’s Fine Toon Fellowship with a very rough version of Bo Nanas, and ended up as one of the winners. From there, Bo Nanas was syndicated from 2003 to 2007, taking up a couple of inches every day in newspapers, from here to somewhere over there.






What does one do when the bright lights of syndication dim? Well, I became one of The Usual Gang of Idiots at MAD Magazine, sired the above-mentioned miniature drummer, got my MFA from a hippie college in Vermont, and taught college. I also did a lot of experimenting with cartooning, like drawing on the pages of decommissioned library books, then using them to create installation art. In other words, cartooning that doesn’t make money. With my kid old enough to be in school making others deaf, I’m back chasing the elusive greenback with my art. As a matter of fact, in January, GoComics will start presenting my new comic Dadding Badly, based on strips I did when my son was a baby.



Dadding Badly by John Kovaleski


Read Bo Nanas here. Then, check out John’s blog!

Laugh Tracks Look Back (November 14 – November 20)

We know life can get busy! At the end of each week, we compile the most pressing GoComics blog posts from the week to ensure you didn’t miss a thing!





Happy 20th Anniversary, Stone Soup!


Stone Soup by Jan Eliot



Creator Jan Eliot shares her 20 favorite comic strips.

Editor Sue Roush provides a personal and professional look at Stone Soup.



Honoring Calvin and Hobbes' 30th anniversary, we shared an exclusive interview with Calvin and Hobbes Editor Lee Salem.


Lee Salem Interview




The #ReadCalvinAndHobbes fan photo winners have been announced!



Thanksgiving is just days away! We’ve provided 4 tips to help you prepare.


The Awkward Yeti by Nick Seluk



GoComics Spotlight: Tough Town by Bob Shannon


Tough Town by Bob Shannon




6 Parenting Tips from Calvin and Hobbes


Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson



New Comic: Sweet & Sour Pork by Bob Holt Returned to GoComics

Sweet and Sour Pork by Robert Holt


On Transformation Tuesday, we took a look at how a few of our classic comics have evolved throughout the years.



Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce



2016 Comics Calendars provide cheer for the whole year!


Dilbert 2016 Calendar


Stay ‘tooned!


New Comics on GoComics

Enter this week's GoComics giveaway!

Meet Your GoComics Creator: A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of our talented creators.

Twitter Q&As: Chat live on Twitter with our cartoonists Fridays @ 1:30pm CDT



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