Saturday morning comics bender
During the course of my plotting out a blog post yesterday, I got carried away and started cruising around the GoComics archives until all of a sudden I looked at the clock and it was well after midnight, which meant a whole new set of comics for today, May 11. In the spirit of the Saturday morning cartoon-a-thons we enjoyed as kids, here's a few of the gems I found via the deliciously addictive GoComics app.
24/7 cartoons? Thatababy knows what I'm talking about.
A bit of classic cartoon superhero humor via La Cucaracha.
Lately I have been greatly enjoying Tom Horacek's Foolish Mortals, which features a new work of art each week. One of my favorite additions to the GoComics lineup in the past year.
Another recent winner is Aunty Acid. Here in the Midwest, people wear shirts with similarly sassy slogans that aren't half as funny/acidic as what Aunty has to offer. I really hope she branches out into apparel soon.
GoComics also offers several comics in Espanol including Trucutu, which English speakers know as Alley Oop. The Spanish-language storyline lags a bit behind the English one, but it reminds me a little bit of the Mexican soaps I watch in the employee lounge each afternoon while I'm supposed to be working. Tip: our Spanish-language comics are also a great way to learn Spanish!
Finally, a recent Frank and Ernest. These guys might not look like the brightest pair, but Frank's use of the phrase "circling the wagons" suggests he's been regularly reading the New York Times opinion page, where it has appeared several times in the past two weeks. One of the first rules of working with United Features syndicate properties, as told to me by a veteran salesman there: "Never, ever underestimate Frank and Ernest."
That's all for now, but I'll be back soon with a new bundle of favorites. In the meantime, you're always welcome to share your own discoveries and recommendations in the comments and/or through the social media.