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July 21, 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.

 

 

Cleo and Company  7-18-14

 

 

7-18-14

 

 

Mort's Island  7-18-14

 

 

 

 

 

Pirate Mike  7-18-14

 

 

 

Boogerbrain  7-19-14

 

 

 

 

The Old Man & His Dog  7-19-14

 

 

 

Winding Roads  7-19-14

 

 

 

 

7-20-14

 

 

 

 

Kartoons By Kline  7-20-14

 

 

 

 

7-20-14

 

 

 

 

 7-20-14

 

 

 

 

 Padded Cell 7-20-14

 

Padded Cell

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

July 18, 2014

LYNDA BARRY: WHAT IS AN IMAGE?

 

I'm a fan of Lynda Barry, and was glad to recently come upon this short talk:

 

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Here are a few of her rich collage pages:

 

 

What Are Thoughts?

 

Time and Place 2

 

TO FOLLOW A WANDERING MIND

 

 

Those are from her Eisner-winning 2008 book What It Is, and make me think of the work of the late great Kenneth Patchen.

 

This is her long-running alt-syndicated comic strip ERNIE POOK'S COMEEK:

 

50 Teeth and 13 Nipples

 

Things I Can See From Here

 

And here's an interview with Susan Kirtley, author of Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass, who notes that Barry calls what she does "image wrangling."

 

July 17, 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.

 

 

And now...  7-15-14

 

 

 

 

7-15-14

 

 

7-15-14

 

 

 

Buns  7-16-14

 

 

 

Girth 7-16-14

 

 

 

 7-16-14

 

Onion & Pea  7-16-14

 

 

 

7-16-14

 

 

 

 

Winding Roads  7-16-14

 

 

Suburban Wilderness  7-17-14

 

 

 

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

 

July 14, 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.

 

 

7-11-14

 

 

 

 

Winding Roads  7-11-14

 

 

 

Lighter Side  7-12-14

 

 

 

 

 

Batch Rejection  7-13-14

 

 

 

 

7-13-14

 

 

 

Bushy Tales  7-13-14

 

 

 

7-13-14

 

 

 

 

Buns  7-14-14

 

 

 

 

Leadbellies  7-14-14

 

 

 

Soccer Earth  7-14-14

 

 

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

 

July 11, 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.

 

 

7-8-14

 

 

 

Bushy Tales  7-8-14

 

 

 

 A Bit Sketch  7-9-14

 

 

 

 And now... 7-9-14

 

 

 

Elf and Motorbelly  7-9-14

 

 

 

Girth  7-9-14

 

 

 

 

7-10-14

 


 

 

 

Ron Warren 7-10-14

 

 

 

The Beauforts  7-10-14

 

 

 

 

The Boobiehatch  7-10-14

 

 

 

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

 

July 07, 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.

 

 

Pirate Mike  7-4-14

 

 

 

Smith  7-4-14

 

 

 

Sports by Voort  7-4-14

 

 

 

 

Winding Roads  7-4-14

 

 

 

Charmy's Army  7-5-14

 

 

 

Plenty of Penguins  7-5-14

 

 

 

Suburban Wilderness  7-6-14

 

 

 

Courageous Man Adventures  7-7-14

 

 

 

7-7-14

 

 
 

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

MICK STEVENS

People give a damn about interviews. Here's one, from the Comics Alternative, with New Yorker cartoonist Mick Stevens.

 

Mick Stevens minnows

July 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.

 

 

A Boots & Pup Comic  7-1-14

 

 

 

Cortoons  7-1-14

 

 

 

Elmo  7-1-14

 


 

Leadbellies  7-1-14

 

 

My Guardian Grandpa  7-1-14

 

 

 

 

Winding Roads  7-1-14

 

 

 

Spaceslugs!  7-2-14

 

 

 

The Old Man & His Dog  7-2-14

 

 

 

 

7-3-14

 

 

 

The Beauforts  7-3-14

 

 

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

MARIA SCRIVAN

Here's a neat little interview with longtime Connecticut cartoonist Maria Scrivan, whose daily panel HALF FULL launched on GoComics last September, and whose website and other work you can check out here:

 

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

 


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