July 27, 2016

Goodbye, RT

What gifts you've left us.


The Art of Richard Thompson from GVI on Vimeo.



Relive the charm of Thompson’s beloved Cul de Sacread it from the beginning here.

July 25, 2016


Hi, folks, it's been a while since I've blogged and let me just say that the reader reaction has been overwhelmingly in favor of that. So, thank you.

You may be interested to know that I haven't been to the SDCC in a long time, but each year we do send a really talented crew out there to sell some books, shake some hands and show off some new projects.

One new project that's really been buzzing around here is the new GoComics site (or is that my tinnitus from too many Michael Buble concerts? LOL, no). The new redesign is great-looking, emotionally available and also looks design-appropriate on those mobile phone devices.

I know a lot of people are going to be nervous, because they love the ol' GoComics and all it's come to mean to them. But it is a pretty old site in a lot of ways and a good refreshment can make even an ugly friend look a little better.

I admit that even I was nervous until the GoComics team walked me through the designs and then a fly flew in mouth because my jaw had dropped and I swallowed that fly and I didn't even care because the new site was worth it and flies are basically very clean animals anyway. 

Best JG




March 11, 2013

As a fair-skinned person (Sunday's Non Sequitur)

Nq glynn

I was delighted to see this comic in my Sunday newspaper.

I don't want to alarm you, but I'm so fair-skinned that people will often say to me, "you're so freakin' transparent," "I can see right through you and your stupid agenda," and/or "why are you eating mayonnaise right out of the jar?"

Thanks for providing me with some much-needed sanctuary, Wiley Miller.

October 25, 2012

Proud of the costume I made for my son

You tube halloween

100% stolen from Thanks,!

October 05, 2012

Hands off my tailpipe!


Now, everyone knows I'm a bit of a gear-head and, yes, I am the recording secretary of my Classic Chevette Car Enthusiast Club, but I have to draw the line somewhere. 

So, I will not hesitate to call the authorities if I see these dog/wolf hybrid characters hanging around our parking garage. And don't get me wrong, I like to think I'm an openminded guy, but I think a man's tailpipe should not be tampered with. 

September 24, 2012

Yo! You near Philly on October the 8th?

Lio monster socks

Mark Tatulli will be in the Deptford, N.J. Barnes & Noble on October 8 signing copies of his new Lio collection, "There's a Monster in My Socks." You really should go. Mark can be awfully charming when he wants to be.

September 11, 2012

On her way!

Anna nutshell

My daughter came home with this school worksheet last week, and after I called a spelling tutor, I chuckled. You see, when Anna grows up she wants to be a "croostns" which is her way of saying "cartoonist." Now, the reason I laughed is because she's already spelling like a cartoonist! Right? Who's with me?! Anyone? 

Good times. True story. 




September 06, 2012

Bolling will have you 'bolling' over with laughter ... and quiet contemplation

Ttdb carousel

I've seen Ruben at many a show, perhaps most notably at the Christopher Hewitt memorial fundraiser "Drink Belvedere (Vodka) for Belvedere" ... and where someone from the "Mr. Belvedere" cast drank a little too much and ended up with a torn shirt and a very bad attitude (I promised no names, so to all those guessing Ilene Graff, "no comment") .

Anyway, you really should go see Tom the Dancing Bug's Ruben because he can incite a crowd to do a lot of strange stuff and he'll make you laugh and think and then laugh again. 

August 22, 2012

NPR's Ira Glass on his favorite childhood books

Doonesbury chronicles
From The New York Times Book Review interview of Ira Glass last weekend: 


So all the books I loved as a kid were comic books; “Peanuts Treasury” as a little kid. It defined the emotional climate of my elementary years. I completely identified with the loneliness and melancholy of Charlie Brown. And “Doonesbury Chronicles” was a revelation to me when I was in middle school. I’d never met people like the ones in “Doonesbury,” or a world like that where the people were so smart and talked about politics and the stuff they talked about.

August 20, 2012

White-hot sunday crossover action


August 17, 2012

Vive L' Otterloops!


illustration courtesy Nick Galifianakis


Richard Thompson's accomplished more than most cartoonists ever have, he invented Ernesto Lacuna and a boy with a head shaped like a bucket, and I ask where would we be today if he hadn't.

Thank you, Richard. 

August 16, 2012

Tom the Dancing Bug Classix ... every Thursday

Ttdb classix

If you're like me and you like your humor like you like your Diet Orange Fanta (in large doses and repeatedly), you should be delighted to know that Tom the Dancing Bug's Ruben Bolling has agreed to run a TTDB classic every Thursday. 

Now, I've been a TTDB fan since way back, but I'd always been hamstrung by how to access all his wonderful and brilliant and also wonderful archives. Frankly, I'm far too busy to click the back button or use the calendar function on GoComics, so this could not have come at a better time. 

Thank you for your munificence, Mr. Bolling!


August 15, 2012

Dan Thompson Taps His Editors



Thanks to Brevity's Dan Thompson. He was kind enough to "draft" his editors into today's Brevity. Where? you ask. Good question. Perceptive. Make us prove our pudding. Well, if you look on the taps, you'll see Glynn Ale, Reed Beer and Wetzel Stout (see below). Of course, you already know me from my recent appearances in NonSequitur, Pearls Before Swine and most other comics with any cultural significance. But those in the know might recognize those other names as Reed Jackson and Lucas Wetzel -- syndicate editors and all-around rennaissance men. In that, they both perform at the local RenFest.

I believe Lucas is a one of those stick dancers and Reed walks around engaging fairgoers in banter while eating a large poultry leg. 

I also want to thank Dan for not going for the obvious joke and naming it "Glynn Stout" as some subtle, yet scathing commentary on my weight issues. 


Brevity outtake

August 30, 2011

the hair is a bit too grey, but otherwise? Uncanny 

A lot of people ask me if I pay the cartoonists to get my name in the comics and to those inquisitive folks, I whisper lightly in their ears, "mind your own beeswax." 

Today's comic is from the unreprehensible Dave Blazek (Phila., PA). Dave works at the newspaper in Philadelphia and has an amazing sense of humor and a lovely wife. Dave is not a very good limbo dancer because he constantly sets the bar too high. 

Thanks, Dave. 

And, Dave, two follow-up questions: 

1) Would you prefer a signed 8 x 10  of me rollerblading in an oversized sombrero and velvet pants in color or black and white?  

2) What is your mailing address? 



August 15, 2011

Team Cul De Sac in the WAPO

Comic Riffs 

August 04, 2011

LOL! Right?



I was recently out of the office for a few weeks. This is what I put on my door. I heard several reports that people laughed long and hard and said it made them not miss me.

When I came back, many folks stopped by my office and said that I should think about doing more extensive travel.

July 25, 2011

The future of social gaming?

I could see the bottom video could having some comic applications and I could see the top one having a lot of young men being hit by cars as they flee from other young men.

June 20, 2011

Sneak Preview of Ken Burns new comics documentary

June 13, 2011

Working Daze Giveaway!

Working Daze


"Cornered" Infinity Animation

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