2015 is off to a great start for GoComics! We added FOUR new features in January!
Peanuts Begins by Charles Schulz
In celebration of the 65th anniversary of Peanuts, GoComics has restarted the iconic comic strip from the very beginning. Follow along as we stroll down memory lane with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the whole gang as they retrace the adventures that began on newspaper funny pages in 1950. Those were the days!
Read Peanuts Begins here.
Big Nate: First Class by Lincoln Peirce
Take a seat and enjoy Big Nate from the beginning! Restarted here from the very first strip, Big Nate: First Class chronicles the humor and misadventures of 11-year-old Nate Wright — sixth-grade renaissance man, self-described genius, and the all-time record holder for most detentions in school history. Nate's inventive schemes and delusions of grandeur might make his classmates, teachers and family members roll their eyes, but they're a blast to read for fans of all ages.
Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist and writer. His comic strip Big Nate currently appears in more than 400 newspapers, including the Washington Post, the Boston Globe and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In January of 2016, the strip will celebrate 25 years in print. Since 2010, he has written a best-selling series of “Big Nate” chapter books for young readers. Like Nate, Lincoln likes dogs, ice hockey and Cheez Doodles (and dislikes cats, figure skating and egg salad). He and his wife, Jessica, live in the great little city of Portland, Maine, and have two children.
Read Big Nate: First Class here.
The Daily Drawing by Lorie Ransom
The Daily Drawing is a series of random scenarios with a fleeting cast of quirky (and often inanimate) characters. Sometimes there’s a dialog, but sometimes not.
“Life is weird,” says author Lorie Ransom. “I try to find a bit of ridiculous in the mundane things that most everyone can relate to.” Ransom likes to keep the subject matter light and whimsical, but will occasionally veer into the realm of saucy, just to keep you on your toes.
Ransom is a longtime graphic designer and itinerant artist who, in 2013, committed to completing a drawing every day for one year. This effort led her down a dubious path into cartooning, which culminated in The Daily Drawing panel comic.
In addition to The Daily Drawing comic series, Ransom has continued her quest to draw every day. Ever the glutton for punishment, she casts her wildly random results to the winds of social media with the mantra “it’s still ‘today’ somewhere in the world."
Read The Daily Drawing here.
Lay Lines by Carol Lay
Just as “ley lines” connect geographical anomalies and places of historical interest, Lay Lines connects ideas with drawings to create whole new worlds.
Lay Lines explores love, loss, quirky murder, alternate worlds, outer and inner space, magic, silliness and human folly. Features include freshly colored classic “Story Minute” strips and brand-new comics and stories.
Carol Lay’s weekly strip “Story Minute” ran for more than eighteen years in papers inclduing the LA Weekly and NY Press, Salon.com and The Funny Times. Lay has also had work published in Simpsons Comics, MAD, The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker. Books include MYTHOS (Pocket Books); four strip collections; GOODNIGHT, IRENE (Last Gasp); and THE BIG SKINNY (Villard). Lay currently lives in Joshua Tree, Calif., with two cats and a bevy of quail.
Read Lay Lines here.