The Struggles of Being an Introvert

Variety is the spice of life, and luckily, when it comes to personalities, people come in many, many different flavors.

 

If you need proof, just take a sampling of the characters buzzing around GoComics. We have the loud, outspoken Aunty Acid:

 

 

Aunty Acid by Ged Backland
Aunty Acid by Ged Backland

 

 

The bright and eager Gracie:

 

 

 

Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos
Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos

 

 

And Lola, the boldest senior citizen in town:

 

 

Lola by Todd Clark
Lola by Todd Clark

 

 

As much as we love these characters, we also have a special place in our hearts for our quieter characters.

 

The insecure Linus:

 

Peanuts by Charles Schulz
Peanuts by Charles Schulz

 

 

The bookworm Petey:

 

 

Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson
Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson

 

 

And the unlucky Ziggy:

 

 

Ziggy by Tom Wilson & Tom II
Ziggy by Tom Wilson & Tom II

 

 

Today’s post is dedicated to all the introverts out there. If you’re an introvert, you may be all too familiar with the struggles listed below.

 

 

1. Social situations make you anxious.

 

 

The Awkward Yeti by Nick Seluk
The Awkward Yeti by Nick Seluk

 

 

Drabble by Kevin Fagan
Drabble by Kevin Fagan

 

 

2. Too much social activity calls for a long recovery period.

 

 

Sarah's Scribbles by Sarah Andersen
Sarah's Scribbles by Sarah Andersen

 

 

3. You’re a master of excuses.

 

 

Speed Bump by Dave Coverly.
Speed Bump by Dave Coverly

 

 

Connie to the Wonnie by Connie Sun
Connie to the Wonnie by Connie Sun

 

 

4. Working up the courage to talk to your crush takes a long, long time.

 

 

Peanuts by Charles Schulz
Peanuts by Charles Schulz


 

 

5. It can be hard to put your foot down (and even harder to keep it down).

 

 

Invisible Bread by Justin Boyd
Invisible Bread by Justin Boyd

 

 

6. Public speaking is terrifying. 

 

 

Connie to the Wonnie by Connie Sun
Connie to the Wonnie by Connie Sun

 

 

7. You’re often labeled “anti-social.”

 

 

 

Dilbert by Scott Adams
Dilbert by Scott Adams

 

 

So, there you have it! You may be an introvert, but you’re certainly not alone! 

 

 

Connie to the Wonnie by Connie Sun
Connie to the Wonnie by Connie Sun

 

 

 





Giveaway: Back to School Prize Pack

AMP Back to School Prize Pack

 

It’s the time of year for freshly sharpened pencils, full boxes of crayons and blank notebooks ready to be filled.

 

Summer is wrapping up, and young minds are heading back to the classroom.

 

Our sister company, Andrews McMeel Publishing, offers an incredible line of children’s books. Attention-grabbing, entertaining and most of all, FUN, these books make reading a no-brainer for the kiddos!

 

We want to help eager little comic lovers fill their backpacks! We’re giving away a HUGE back-to-school prize pack featuring TEN great titles from Andrews McMeel Publishing, including:

 

• "AAAA!" by Bill Amend

• "Alien Invasion in My Backyard" by Ruben Bolling

• "Beginning Pearls" by Stephan Pastis

• "Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters" by Mark Tatulli

• "Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic" by Mark Tatulli

• "Phoebe and Her Unicorn" by Dana Simpson

• "Skip School, Fly to Space" by Stephan Pastis

• "Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue" by Paige Braddock

• "Unicorn on a Roll" by Dana Simpson

• "Woodstock: Master of Disguise" by Charles Schulz

• PLUS! Phoebe and Her Unicorn and G-Man posters and Phoebe and Her Unicorn buttons!

 

To enter, browse our collection of back-to-school comics here. Then leave a comment on this blog post with a link to your favorite comic from the collection, and include your first and last names. This contest will end Tues., Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. CT. One winner will be randomly selected and announced that day on this blog. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents only.





Giveaway: Back to School Prize Pack – Winner Announced

 

AMP Prize Pack

 

Thank you to all who entered to win our "Back to School" prize pack by sharing your favorite comic from our Back-to-School collection

 

The prize pack features TEN awesome titles from Andrews McMeel Publishing, including:

 

• "AAAA!" by Bill Amend

• "Alien Invasion in My Backyard" by Ruben Bolling

• "Beginning Pearls" by Stephan Pastis

• "Desmond Pucket and the Mountain Full of Monsters" by Mark Tatulli

• "Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic" by Mark Tatulli

• "Phoebe and Her Unicorn" by Dana Simpson

• "Skip School, Fly to Space" by Stephan Pastis

• "Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue" by Paige Braddock

• "Unicorn on a Roll" by Dana Simpson

• "Woodstock: Master of Disguise" by Charles Schulz

• PLUS! Phoebe and Her Unicorn and G-Man posters and Phoebe and Her Unicorn buttons!

 

We've randomly picked one winner: Congratulations to Meredith Ford! Meredith selected the following FoxTrot comic:

 

 

FoxTrot by Bill Amend
FoxTrot by Bill Amend

 

Please contact us at rewards@gocomics.com with your shipping address and phone number. Please note: You must contact us by 8/25/15 or your prize will be forfeited.





Remembering Randy Glasbergen

Our hearts are heavy this morning as we’ve learned of the passing of Randy Glasbergen, the mind behind Thin Lines and Glasbergen Cartoons.

 

As the featured cartoonist in a “Meet Your Creator” installment earlier this year, Randy opened up to us about his career and influences.

 

“I enjoy the excitement of freelancing, where every day has the potential to feel like Christmas morning. I never know what to expect when I hike up to my studio in the morning and start reading my e-mail. Much of my correspondence is fairly routine, but once in a while I get one that makes me smile and shout ‘Holy crap!’”

 

We, too, felt the excitement each and every day. While we never knew quite what to expect from Randy’s work, it was always delivered with talent and brilliance, and his gags were guaranteed to be met with a laugh.

 

As a tribute to Randy, we wanted to share a few of his comics here today.

 

 

Thin Lines by Randy Glasbergen
Thin Lines by Randy Glasbergen

 

 

Glasbergen Cartoons by Randy Glasbergen
Glasbergen Cartoons by Randy Glasbergen

 

 

 

Thin Lines by Randy Glasbergen
Thin Lines by Randy Glasbergen

 

 

Glasbergen Cartoons by Randy Glasbergen
Glasbergen Cartoons by Randy Glasbergen

 

Our thoughts and condolences go out to Randy’s family, friends and loved ones. We will truly miss him.





Parents Who Have Mastered the Back-to-School Send-Off

Every year, it seems like summer gets shorter and shorter, and the new school year starts sooner than the one before. While this is often music to parents’ ears, most children have a much less optimistic outlook on going back to school. For some helpful tips in transitioning the kiddos out of summer mode, we’ve consulted with the parents of GoComics, our resident experts on the back-to-school send-off:

 

Tip #1: Lure your kids in with the new school swag.

 

Nancy by Guy Gilchrist
Nancy by Guy Gilchrist

 

Waft those enticing school supply fumes.

 

Cathy by Cathy Guisewite
Cathy by Cathy Guisewite

 

Tip #2: Never (and we mean never) let them go shopping on their own. A budget holds zero relevance during those back-to-school sales. 

 

Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce
Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce

 

It’s definitely OK to splurge on them a little, but never lose sight of the bargain rack. After all, you know kids: They’re likely to outgrow something in the amount of time it takes to get home from the store, so why have to take a second mortgage out on the house to buy school clothes?

 

Luann by Greg Evans
Luann by Greg Evans

 

Tip #3: Similar to the feeling you get when you see the price increase on school supplies from last year, transitioning from summer vacation into back-to-school mode can threaten to send your child into shock. It’s best to ease them into it.

 

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

 

Tip #4: As kids get older, their lists of extracurricular activities get longer. In the fight against over-scheduling, forming alliances with other parents will save your life.

 

Stone Soup by Jan Eliot
Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

 

Tip #5: As we all know, desperate times call for desperate measures. It’s hard enough to get the kids back to school already, but if your child is anything like our precocious Calvin, sometimes psychological warfare is the only way.

 

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

 

All humor aside, back to school is an exciting and nostalgic time to be a parent. Every year they get older, so enjoy the shopping, caravanning and ornery excuses for what they are – your kid still being a kid.

 

You can reminisce with more back-to-school-themed comics, here.

 

– Amanda





Celebrate 65 Years of Peanuts at the Charles M. Schulz Museum

Charles M. Schulz Museum
Charles M. Schulz Museum

 

It’s still crazy to believe that, come October, it’ll have been 65 years since our beloved Peanuts gang first appeared in the funny pages! In celebration of the anniversary, the Charles M. Schulz Museum is holding an exhibition from August 19 through December 13, 2015!

 

In the strip rotation gallery, fans will watch their favorite characters change over the course of 65 years, from the earliest cartoons with “Charlie Brown absent his signature zig-zag shirt, and Snoopy as a puppy that walked on all fours.” 

 

Peanuts Begins by Charles Schulz
Peanuts Begins by Charles Schulz



Peanuts Begins by Charles Schulz
Peanuts Begins by Charles Schulz

 

To learn more about this upcoming exhibition celebrating 65 years of Peanuts, visit the Charles M. Schulz Museum website.

 

Or, read Peanuts from the beginning here. 





Giveaway: "Skip School, Fly to Space" by Stephan Pasits And Archive-Quality Print – Winner Announced

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Thank you to all who entered to win a copy of Skip School, Fly to Space, PLUS an archive-quality Pearls Before Swine print signed by Stephan Pastis by sharing your favorite Pearls Before Swine comic strip featuring Pig!

 

We've randomly selected one winner! Congratulations to Christine Rousselle!

 

 

Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

 

Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

 

Christine, please contact us at rewards@gocomics.com with your shipping address and phone number. Please note: You must contact us by 8/18/15 or your prize will be forfeited.

 

Didn't win? Purchase Skip School, Fly to Space here or read Pearls Before Swine here.





Happy Presidential Joke Day!

Frank & Ernest by Thaves
Frank & Ernest by Thaves

 

Contrary to how it sounds, today (Aug. 11) is not dedicated to making jokes about the president, but instead to recognize presidents who have displayed a sense of humor.

 

Disappointed? Don’t be! We can point you in the direction of those who are more than willing to make jabs at the president, as well as at the many, many other political figures out there.

 

GoComics is home to more than 60 editorial cartoonists. With viewpoints skewing left, right and in the middle, and covering the world’s most pressing topics, there’s no shortage of politically charged, but humorous, content.  

 

View the full list of editorial cartoonists here.

 

Or, follow along:

Facebook: GoComics Conservative; GoComics Liberal

Twitter: GoComics Conservative; GoComics Liberal 





COMICS SHERPA: EDITOR'S PICK

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.

 

 

 

All In Good Time  8-7-15

 

 

 

And now... 8-7-15

 

 

 

 

 

Cleo and Company  8-7-15

 

 

 

 

Smith  8-7-15

 

 

 

 

 

It's Just Jim  8-9-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-9-15

 

 

 

Candy Pills  8-10-15

 

 

 

Dust Specks  8-10-15

 

 

 

Navy Bean  8-10-15

 

 

 

 

The Unemployed  8-10-15

 

 

 

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

 

 

 





Happy Birthday, Snoopy!

Happy birthday to the only pup you know who can do ‘The Beagle’! 

 

Peanuts by Charles Schulz
Peanuts by Charles Schulz

 

In honor of Snoopy’s big day and love to boogie, we’re giving away two copies of his newest book: Keep Calm and Do the Snoopy Dance, a collection of more than 100 joyful quotes and sayings, highlighted with cartoons of our beloved beagle in all his happy-dancing glory!

 

Keep Calm and Do the Snoopy Dance by Charles M. Schulz
Keep Calm and Do the Snoopy Dance by Charles M. Schulz

 

To enter, dance your way over to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

 




Weekend Faves (Aug. 9)

A few comics from the weekend that tickled our funny bones!

 

For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

 

Nothing like that air-tight sibling logic. —Amanda

 

 

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Though this strip ran online this past Saturday, today, Aug. 10, is Snoopy's actual birthday! Couldn't pass it up. Happy Birthday to our favorite brown-eyed Beagle! —Lindsay

 

 

Real Life Adventures by Gary Wise and Lance Aldrich

 

Today is a day when I wish I could have called in tired to work. —Elizabeth

 

 

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Come on, humans. Take a little responsibility once in a while! —Lucas





Laziness: It Takes Work

Laziness gets a bad rap. For instance, think of all the awesome books, epic movies and glorious naps you would’ve missed out on if not for the occasional lazy day! Imagine what your life would be like if you never took time out for rest and relaxation (we know ours wouldn’t be pretty!).

 

In honor of today (August 10) being National Lazy Day, we’re pressing the pause button on our Monday  to celebrate the necessity of taking a break! Sit back and relax, because we’ve done the legwork on this one, bringing you a collection of couch-potato comics, sure to help you enjoy your lazy day to the fullest:

 

After all, who says laziness isn’t a philosophy?

 

Adam@Home by Rob Harrell
Adam@Home by Rob Harrell

 

Calvin and Hobbes love a good adventure, but even they understand that summer vacation isn’t complete without a day (or two … ) of lounging under a shady tree.

 

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

 

If you were a bear, laziness would be a coveted and treasured quality.

 

The Grizzwells by Bill Schorr
The Grizzwells by Bill Schorr

 

The funny thing about laziness is that it actually takes a lot of work.

 

Nancy by Guy Gilchrist
Nancy by Guy Gilchrist

 

There’s definitely strategy behind it.

 

Drabble by Kevin Fagan
Drabble by Kevin Fagan

 

These sloths have definitely gotten it down:

 

Half Full by Maria Scrivan
Half Full by Maria Scrivan

 

Want more lazy laughs? Check out our full couch potato collection.





New Comic Alert! Sheldon by Dave Kellett

Sheldon by Dave Kellett

 

 

Sheldon is a strange strip with geeky characters, all-ages storylines, and pop culture nerdiness. Twice nominated for the Eisner Awards' “Best Humor" category, Sheldon centers around a wonderfully odd little family: A boy, his duck and the grandfather who raises them both. The strip is famous for venturing away from the main cast and into stand-alone comics and storylines.

 

Read Sheldon here.





"A Uniquely Portable Magic"

Happy National Book Lovers Day! Would you consider yourself a regular customer at the local bookstore? Is the picture window in your wallet being used to display a library card, while your driver’s license stays tucked away in a pocket of lesser importance? When picturing your dream home, do you envision a room with wall-to-wall bookshelves, similar to the castle library revealed to Belle in Beauty and the Beast (the real reason Beast got the girl, as every book lover knows)?

 

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, today’s blog post is for YOU!

 

Books are, as Stephen King once described, “a uniquely portable magic.” Like a portal to another world, a book’s enchantment lies in its ability to defy the laws of time and reason, transporting us somewhere we’ve never been, sometimes to places we could never go otherwise.

 

Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than
Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than

 

With the simple turn of a page, comes a new adventure … 

 

Freshly Squeezed by Ed Stein
Freshly Squeezed by Ed Stein

 

And like that – we are lost, and happy to be so.

 

Freshly Squeezed by Ed Stein
Freshly Squeezed by Ed Stein

 

 

For there is no place more exciting to immerse yourself than in between the pages of a book:

 

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

 

Happy adventuring, book lovers! Check out some amazing offerings from our sister company Andrews McMeel Publishing





A Busy Week for Lola

Picture this: You’re reading one of your favorite comic strips, when suddenly – SURPRISE – a character from another comic strip finds its way in.

 

We call this white-hot crossover action here at GoComics, and we love it!

 

This past week, Lola was blessed with several guest appearances from other sarcastic and witty characters, including those from The Duplex, B.C., Zits and Dilbert.

 

Check ’em out:

 

Lola by Todd Clark

 

 

 

Lola by Todd Clark

 

 

 

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Lola by Todd Clark

 

 

  Lola by Todd Clark

 

 

 

Lola by Todd Clark

 

 

What a busy week for Lola!





Happy Odie Day!

Trivia Time!

 

Did you know Odie made an appearance in Garfield for the very first time 37 years ago today (Aug. 8)?

 

Garfield by Jim Davis
Garfield by Jim Davis

 

It didn’t take long for Garfield to begin tormenting the new member of the household, but Odie was here to stay.

 

 

Garfield by Jim Davis
Garfield by Jim Davis

 

Unlike Garfield, readers around the world can’t imagine the comic strip without Odie! Each year, Odie Day is celebrated on Aug. 8, and we certainly wouldn’t miss the opportunity to give a shout-out to one of our favorite canines!

 

It’s true that Odie isn’t the brightest dog in the world.  

 

 

Garfield by Jim Davis
Garfield by Jim Davis

 

But he makes up for it with his loving, caring ways.

 

 

Garfield by Jim Davis
Garfield by Jim Davis

 

While Odie is often getting bullied by Garfield …

 

 

Garfield by Jim Davis
Garfield by Jim Davis

 

… He can hold his own!

 

 

Garfield by Jim Davis
Garfield by Jim Davis

 

Ah, revenge is sweet!

 

 

Garfield by Jim Davis
Garfield by Jim Davis

 

Happy Odie Day! Do you have a favorite Odie moment? Share it with us in the comments! Or see Odie’s early days here.  





Meet Your Creator: Doug Bratton (Pop Culture Shock Therapy)

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Doug Bratton with son, Caden

 

 

How did you begin your career as a cartoonist? When did you start cartooning?

 

I started drawing superhero comics when I was 7 years old with my older brother, Dave. As fate would have it, we lived in the town next to the Kubert School, and I took Saturday morning classes taught by Joe Kubert and Mike Chen. I couldn’t have found better teachers anywhere in the world if I tried!

 

As I got older, I became interested in newspaper comics, thanks to Bloom County, The Far Side and Calvin and Hobbes.  Later, I became a fan of other gag/magazine cartoonists including Leo Cullum, John Callahan, Charles Addams, B. Kliban, Arnold Roth and Al Jaffee. 

 

 

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In my early 20s, I started developing different strips and submitted them to the syndicates. I made it to the final cut of the Washington Post Writers' Group's Fine Toon Fellowship program in its last year with Pop Culture Shock Therapy, but that program was discontinued. I received some very kind and positive encouragement for the feature from Suzanne Whelton, who was the Post's comics editor at the time.  College students started responding to Pop Culture Shock Therapy when I put it online at popculturecomics.com

 

 

 

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I received some requests to print it in college papers, so I began self-syndicating the feature to college papers in response to that feedback. Yay for the Internet!

 

What inspires you?

 

 

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I love reading humor books, particularly those made up of short essays. Absurdist humor is my favorite. It really gets my mind working. My favorite humor writers are Steve Martin, Jack Handy, Dmitri Martin, Jim Gaffigan and Simon Rich among many, many others.  I enjoy reading McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. I also enjoy going to comedy clubs in the city (New York, for those who don’t live near me).



 

Can you share some of your achievements/accomplishments?

 

I was accepted as a member of the National Cartoonists Society in 2008, and served as the Manhattan chapter chairman for four years. I was nominated for a Reuben Division Award for Best Newspaper Comic Panel in 2010, definitely a huge honor. Later that year, Andrews McMeel Publishing put out a hybrid humor book/comic collection of my work – The Deranged Stalker’s Journal of Pop Culture Shock Therapy

 

 

Deranged Stalker book cover copy

 

 

Feel free to buy a copy or five on Amazon! I was able to pick up over 50 newspaper clients independently, which was also no small feat. (He writes as he pats himself on the back.)

 

What are your favorite comics that you read today?

 

I read lots of different kinds of comics today. In longer form, I’m a big fan of Brian Fies’ work. My favorite comics, though, are still humor comics. I enjoy Bizarro and Lio, as well as Perry Bible Fellowship, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal and Poorly Drawn Lines.

 

Can you tell us about any upcoming projects or appearances?

 

 

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I have a new book coming out in the fall titled “Pop Culture Shock Therapy: Comics Re-Mix” and will be signing at New York Comic Con. I am also contributing some humor writing to an online humor collective Happyfunshow.com, and appearing at my son Caden’s Little League and travel baseball teams' games multiple nights each week in Rockaway, New Jersey. I’m the good-looking guy coaching 3rd base.

 

What is your studio/workspace like? 

 

I share a home office with my wife, Pam, which forces me to keep my workspace way neater than I would prefer (although not nearly neat enough for her).  I basically have a couple of desks for my Macbook Pro and scanner, papers and loads and loads of books – mostly cartoon collections. I do most of my pencil and inking (the old-fashioned way, which does allow me to sell original art) on a lapboard in my bedroom or living room. I have some cool little sketches, notes, and signed books displayed that I’ve picked up from fellow creators over the years. 

 

 

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The two best things about being a cartoonist: 1. Getting to create on a regular basis and (hopefully) make people laugh, and 2. Meeting and building friendships with really talented people whose work I admire. I am now, and will always be, a fan of comics and cartoonists!

 

 

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Read Pop Culture Shock Therapy here.





Laugh Tracks Look Back (August 1 – 7)

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!

 

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Samson, creator of Dark Side of the Horse, showed us his roots in the latest Meet Your Creator installment. 

 

“In August, my local paper is the first one in Finland to carry Calvin and Hobbes. What's left to say about it that hasn't already been said? To me, it's the Beatles of comic strips, the last comic strip that will completely blow my mind. I read it, I love it and later, I study it. Thanks, Bill.”

 

 

We celebrated International Friendship Day with a look at our favorite comic companions.

 

 

Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos

 

 

 

In honor of National Sisters Day, we provided a list of reasons to thank your sis.  

 

 

While we love to laugh, we examined a more serious side of comics.

 

 

Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies

 

 

“Comics are a powerful medium. With the right words and artwork, cartoonists have the ability to provoke many emotions in readers – happiness, love, nostalgia, grief, anger or fear. While we love humor and laughter here at GoComics, we also appreciate the beauty in comics that stir up deeper emotions.”

 

 

 

GoComics Spotlight: Free Range by Bill Whitehead 

 

 

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Why it’s time to honor Charles Schulz with a Google Doodle.

 

 

Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes Will Last Forever.

 

“Andrew Warhol was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 6, 1928, exactly 87 years ago today. We know him better as Andy Warhol: leader of the 1960s pop art movement, with an incredible talent for creating compelling artwork from life’s most commonplace things. Famous for his ability to blur the line between fine art and mainstream aesthetics, this is the man who picked up a Campbell’s soup can and transformed it into one of the most iconic works of pop art in American history.”

 

 

NEW COMIC: Molebashed by Wes Molebash

 

Molebashed by Wes Molebash

 

 

 

Does your cubicle need a reboot? Archive-quality Dilbert prints are the perfect way to brighten your workspace.

 

Dilbert Prints Here
 

 

To celebrate International Beer Day, we gave cheers to the characters we’d love to grab a beer with.

 

 

The Duplex by Glenn McCoy

 

 

 

Pibgorn and 9 Chickweed Lane creator Brooke McEldowney announces three new books.

 

 

We’re giving away a copy of the brand-new “Skip School, Fly to Space” PLUS an archive-quality, SIGNED Pearls Before Swine print.

 

 

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We hosted a live Q&A with Up and Out creator Jeremy Kaye.

 

 

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It was a busy week on GoComics! Which blog post was your favorite?





ICYMI: Twitter Q&A with Up and Out Creator Jeremy Kaye

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Thanks to cartoonist Jeremy Kaye for joining us on Twitter this week for a live Q&A! If you missed out on the chat, catch up here, or use the widget below: 

 

 

 

Read Up and Out comics here!

 

NEXT UP (Aug. 21): Cartoonist John Lotshaw, co-creator of Random Acts of Nancy! Join us by using the hashtag: #AskJohnLotshaw





Comic Characters We’d Love to Have a Beer With

You can find them at the local pub, adding to their long-running tab, ordering “the usual”; they’re the ones you ask for drink recommendations, who are always coveted partners in a round of drinking games and whose ability to survive without even an ounce of water is legendary. We call them beer enthusiasts, for they have one motto: “Life, liberty and the pursuit of hoppiness.” 

 

With today being International Beer Day (August 7), we’re giving cheers to some of the biggest beer lovers and legends of GoComics, counting down the top 8 comic characters we’d love to have a beer with!

 

Starting, of course, with Rat: debatably the biggest beer nut we know. Sign us up for the next trip to Beer Land.

 

Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis
Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis

 

We’d also like to thank Eno for reminding us of the health benefits of our favorite brew. After all, beer has hops, which are (basically) vegetables, and vegetables are good for you, so it’s like you’re drinking salad (right?). 

 

The Duplex by Glenn McCoy
The Duplex by Glenn McCoy

 

We commend Lil on her ability to handle those awful, alcohol-induced pick-up lines.

 

Diamond Lil by Brett Koth
Diamond Lil by Brett Koth

 

Congratulations to Lola for remembering the importance of drinking responsibly.

 

Lola by Todd Clark
Lola by Todd Clark

 

Even for a comic character, life can be stressful sometimes, and Walt knows it’s best not to keep things bottled up.

 

Aunty Acid by Ged Backland
Aunty Acid by Ged Backland

 

The folks at Dilbert’s office make you wish you had a marketing degree.

 

Dilbert Classics by Scott Adams
Dilbert Classics by Scott Adams

 

Next there’s Adam, who has no shame in being a beer lover. Personally, we think his ringtone is awesome!

 

Adam@Home by Rob Harrell
Adam@Home by Rob Harrell

 

Finally, thanks to Calvin’s dad for helping us reminisce on our college days.

 

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

 

Cheers, and happy International Beer Day, comic fans! 





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