Cartoonist Stephen Pastis, creator of popular comics Pearls before pork, announced on his Facebook yesterday that his July 27 comic had been taken down by unions and newspapers for being too offensive. Pearls before pork is a daily comic published in more than 750 newspapers. Its main characters are theRead More →

(Photo credit: LMPC via Getty Images) Not so long ago, children were asking for the Sunday paper. It wasn’t for the business section or the actual news – those belonged to mom and dad. The kids wanted the bright and colorful comic book page, also known as the “funny papers”.Read More →

A Pennsylvania newspaper has halted a syndicated comic strip after a cartoon published on Sunday included a hidden insult to President TrumpDonald TrumpArizona GOP asks court to overturn vote-by-mail system McCarthy slams GOP members who spoke at white nationalist conference: ‘Unacceptable’ First jury trial against defendant starts riot from JanuaryRead More →

The Richmond Times-Dispatch will no longer publish the “Non Sequitur” comic strip, effective immediately. Our comics section on Sunday included a Wiley Miller “Non Sequitur” strip that contained a vulgar reprimand from President Donald Trump. The same comic was published in many newspapers across the country. The writing, which readRead More →

The newspaper comic ‘Arctic Circle’, by environmentally conscious cartoonist Alex Hallatt, is about talking penguins and their northern kin. Starting Monday, under a caption that reads ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, the menagerie will see its world shrink and its conversations center around global warming. Readers will see the drawings come toRead More →

Readers love their comics. When the Chronicle ceased publication “Get Blurry” at the end of March, the emails started almost immediately: “What happened to Get Fuzzy? Bring him back please.” “No. You can’t get rid of ‘Get Fuzzy.’ It’s one of my favourites.” “There are several awful tapes…you could haveRead More →

When Trina Robbins was around 11 or 12 years old, her mother, a schoolteacher, brought home reams of paper and lots of number two pencils. After carefully folding the sheets in half (and diligently gnawing at the pencil erasers), Robbins would draw four-page comic strips for himself. She remembers oneRead More →

Chris Ware first discovered the work of the late cartoonist Frank King in the 1980s, in the seminal anthology “The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics”. Alley,” King’s long-running comic about the Chicagoan Walt Wallet and his adopted son, Skeezix, a baby left behind in 1921. Ware, an art student inRead More →