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June 30, 2014

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

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 anythng; 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.

 

 

 

6-27-14

 

 

 

 

Two Bits  6-27-14

 

 

 

 

Rogue Symmetry  6-28-14

 

 

 

 

 Sign Garden  6-28-14

 

 

 

 

 

6-29-14

 

 

 

Of Mice and Mud  6-29-14

 

 

 

 

6-30-14

 

 

 

 

County Line  6-30-14

 

 

 

 

The Old Man & His Dog  6-30-14

 

 

 

 

Wendle's Life  6-30-14

 

 

 

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

ONION & PEA GOES INDIEGOGO

 

Here's the latest from Jose Villena and David Tomaselli, creators of the Sherpa feature ONION & PEA. This video, which launches their Indiegogo effort, is rich in cameos by a bevy of toonfolk:

 

 

June 26, 2014

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

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 anythng; 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.

 

 

 

6-24-14

 

 

 

 

Courageous Man Adventures  6-24-14

 

 

 

 

Far Out!  6-24-14

 

 

 

 

Millennialville  6-24-14

 

 

 

 

Winding Roads  6-24-14

 

 

 

 

Zootopia  6-24-14

 

 

 

 

6-25-14

 

 

 

Snow Sez...  6-25-14

 

 

 

Two Bits  6-25-14

 

 

 

6-26-14

 

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

 

ARE WE HAVING WHITE-HOT CROSSOVER ACTION YET?

Until last night I had somehow missed both the remarkable four-day ZIPPY THE PINHEAD series that Bill Griffith and Bil Keane did together, and Zippy's appearance in FAMILY CIRCUS.  I hasten to pass along word of these marvels, which Bill Griffith explained in the Appreciation he wrote shortly after Bil Keane's passing, here.

 

Zippy in Family Circus 3-7-95

 

June 23, 2014

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

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 anythng; 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.

 

 

Buns  6-20-14

 

 

 

6-20-14

 

 

6-20-14

 

 

 

6-20-14

 

 

 

Sleepytown Beagles  6-20-14

 

 

 

 

Boogerbrain  6-21-14

 

 

 

Frank Blunt  6-22-14

 

 

 

Blue Skies Toons  6-23-14

 

 

 

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

 

June 21, 2014

UNICORN EXECUTIONS

Steve Breen -- two-time Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist and co-creator of the strip GRAND AVENUE -- has published this unusual book, the cover of which speaks for itself. As Michael Cavna explains: "Three of his sons would toss out ideas for illustrations that combined Lincoln and 'Wolverine' Logan, or Trump and a Tyrannosaurus – when not imagining alien abductions or Jedi mutations or, in a particularly notable example, death by cute fantasy animal." (Read the complete Cavna WaPo column here.)

 

BREENunicover

June 19, 2014

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

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 anythng; 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.

 

 

6-17-14

 

 

 

Bushy Tales  6-17-14

 

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Courageous Man Adventures  6-17-14

 

 

 

Batch Rejection  6-18-14

 

 

 

 

Cleo and Company  6-18-14

 

 

 

Millennialville  6-18-14

 

 

 

6-18-14

 

 

 

Suburban Wilderness  6-18-14

 

 

 

6-18-14

 

 

 

6-19-14

 

 

 

 

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

 

ELF AND MOTORBELLY AND LILY

White cat crossover action in this recent ELF AND MOTORBELLY strip by Sherpa's Frank Grigonis -- a guest appearance by Lily, one of the feline denizens of Graham Harrop's GoComics feature TEN CATS.

 

Elf and Motorbelly

 

June 18, 2014

CHARLES BARSOTTI, R.I.P.

 

...Barsotti, born Sept. 28, 1933, in San Antonio, Texas, graduated from Texas State University in 1954 and worked for Kansas City-based Hallmark Cards as a greeting card artist before moving to New York to become cartoon editor for The Saturday Evening Post until that magazine closed. Barsotti and his family returned to Kansas City in the 1960s when Barsotti developed the "Sally Bananas" comic strip.

 

He freelanced cartoons for The New Yorker for several years before he became a staff cartoonist for magazine about 1970, while he and his family remained in Kansas City.

 

"You know, he drew cartoons about philosophy and kings, and I sort of think he was the philosopher king of cartoonists," Mankoff said. "Really. He asked the big questions. Why are we here? What should we do? In a very simple way which didn't come down on any sort of answers but says part of being human is just not ignoring these questions."... (Read complete obituary here.)

 

http://tvwriter.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Barsotti-on-Truth.jpg

 

 

 

And my favorites, clipped out many years ago:

 

 

 

 

June 16, 2014

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

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 anythng; 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.

 

 

A Bit Sketch  6-11-14

 

 

 

 

Anything Goes  6-13-14

 

 

 

 

Blue Skies Toons  6-13-14

 

 

 

Cartertoons  6-13-14

 

 

 

 

Girth  6-13-14

 

 

 

Plenty of Penguins  6-14-14

 

 

 

 

Sports By Voort  6-14-14

 

 

 

 

It's Just Jim  6-15-14

 

 

 

 

Batch Rejection  6-16-14

 

 

 

 

Bazoobee  6-16-14

 

 

 

 

Winding Roads  6-16-14

 

 

 

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

 

GEMMA CORRELL

Thanks to today's email from The Nib (the link-rich toon site Matt Bors edits) I can pass along this strip by Gemma Correll. I'm going to miss Game of Thrones.

 

Gemma Correll strip 6-16-14

 

June 12, 2014

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

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 anythng; 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.

 

 

 

6-10-14

 

 

 

6-10-14

 

 

 

Peanizles  6-10-14

 

 

 

 

The Fruit Bowl  6-10-14

 

 

And now... 6-11-14

 

 

 

Don't Pick the Flowers  6-11-14

 

 

 

 

6-11-14

 

 

 

6-11-14

 

 

 

6-11-14

 

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Winding Roads  6-11-14

 

 

 

 

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

 

CHARMING

Stefan Watterson's glorious six-strip PEARLS BEFORE HOBBES series, which ran last week and racked up a bajillion hits and launched a gazillion happy blog posts and news articles, inspired once and future Sherpa cartoonist Davy Jones to post this riff on Facebook over the weekend:

 

June 09, 2014

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

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 anythng; 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.

 

 

6-6-14

 

 

 

 

Pirate Mike  6-6-14

 

 

 

Wendle's Life  6-6-14

 

 

 

Boogerbrain  6-7-14

 

 

 

 

6-8-14

 

 

 

6-8-14

 

 

 

 

6-8-14

 

 

 

6-8-14

 

 

 

Magic Coffee Hair  6-9-14

 

 

 

My Guardian Grandpa  6-9-14

 

 

 

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

 

MWAAHAHA ! ! !

I... I feel compelled to post this:

 

June 05, 2014

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

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 anythng; 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.

 

 

Bushy Tales  6-3-14

 

 

 

 

The Beauforts  6-3-14

 

 

 

 

Cartertoons  6-4-14

 

 

 

 

Green Pieces  6-4-14

 

 

 

 

6-4-14

 

 

 

6-5-14

 


 

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

 

June 03, 2014

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

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 anythng; 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.

 

 

 

Girth 5-30-14

 

 

 

5-30-14

 

 

5-30-14

 

 

 

My Guardian Grandpa  5-30-14

 

 

 

 

The Lighted Lab 5-31-14

 

 

 

 

 

6-1-14

 

 

 

 

Don't Pick The Flowers  6-2-14

 

 

 

 

6-2-14

 

 

 

 

Spaceslugs!  6-2-14

 

 

 

 

Zootopia  6-2-14

 

 

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

 

May 29, 2014

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

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 anythng; 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.

 

 

Ben & Seymour  5-28-14

 

 

 

5-28-14

 

 

 

Cleo and Company  5-28-14

 

 

 

Frank & Steinway  5-28-14

 

 

 

No Ordinary Life  5-28-14

 

 

 

Misc Soup  5-29-14

 

 

 

 

 

The Lighted Lab  5-29-14

 

 

 

 

5-29-14

 

 

 

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

GARFIELD CINTIQ TECHNIQ

As someone who's glimpsed a few Cintiqs but never really seen one in action, I was intrigued to come upon this video of Garfield creator Jim Davis:

 

 

Speaking of Jim Davis, a while back I noticed that he has a lot of fun with the throwaway panels on his Sunday strips: voila, voila, voila, voila, voila, voila, and voila!

 

May 27, 2014

COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICKS

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 anythng; 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.

 

 

 

Girth  5-23-14

 


 

 

 5-23-14

 

 

 

 

Spaceslugs!  5-23-14

 

 

 

 

 

Rogue Symmetry  5-24-14

 


 

 

 

5-24-14

 

 

 

 

5-26-14

 

 

 

 

Don't Pick the Flowers  5-26-14

 

 

 

My Guardian Grandpa  5-26-14

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 


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