Barney & Clyde by Gene Weingarten, Dan Weingarten & David Clark

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  1. squirreldodger

    squirreldodger said, over 5 years ago

    Hey, I just found these guys. They had better not be on their way out. I need to figure out a way to get them into our Montana papers.

  2. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, over 5 years ago

    I have over 300,000 comic strips, panels and assorted newspaper cartoons in my garage. I’ve just begun to index the archive and I’m already struck by how many great comics we’ve lost. I read all my comics online now, and the pittance I pay for “Genius” status doesn’t go very far to pay the bills. Without newspapers, what IS the future of the newspaper comic?

  3. lakesnake

    lakesnake said, over 5 years ago

    Good Morning Doctor Toon. I hear you. I’m just a few years older so I’ve watched things “progress” as you have. Kinda sad in some cases. I love my computer, but miss paper copy on many levels, crossword puzzles come to mind first, but so do comics. So here I sit each morning with a computer on my lap and a BIG cup of WFDTNC in my hand. Smile, things could be much worse.

  4. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 5 years ago

    Here in Los Angeles, I have the (Torrance) Daily Breeze, the Times, Santa Monica Daily Press. Any comics in there I read in paper form. The rest, like this one, I have to read online. Like Brewster Rockit, which used to be in the Times, now I have to read it here.

    The day they don’t have comics in the paper will be the day I stop getting the papers completely.

    And the ones in the paper have shrunk over the years too. If I ever become a billionaire, I’m offering Bill Watterson a deal, in which he can have as many pages, colors, and sizes as he wants.

  5. Akylax

    Akylax said, over 5 years ago

    I love the fact that I can read comics online that aren’t available in my local paper, and that the Web has given rise to some wonderful comic writers and artists that never would have been seen a couple of decades ago.

    But the downside of “you can see everything, anytime” is that it’s not special anymore. I don’t need to petition the paper to run “Cul de Sac”; I get it here. Scarcity added value in a way, and I miss that.

  6. ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow"  -rado

    ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow" -rado said, over 5 years ago

    Nobody in L.A. mentioned the Press Telegram [which I anachronistically refer to as the IPT], but that’s most-likely due to the horrible News content….it has been described by a later-day Network News Anchor as “1/4 a Paper” and by Myself as “cheaper than a High School Rag”…but the Comics Section at-least has “Tina’s Groove”, the best-ever Strip by a Woman, and “Mother Nature and Grimm”; always good for a Chortle.

  7. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Eldo, I rather enjoy “Tina’s Groove”, but “the best-ever Strip by a Woman”? Really?

    I know “Cathy”, “Sylvia”, and “For Better or For Worse” all generate strong feelings both ways (as does “C’est La Vie”, I’d imagine), but I’ve been quite impressed with “Stone Soup” (for one thing, I think Jan Elliott can draw circles around Rina Piccolo).

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    It is style and substance. Not everybody draws the same & they have a particular style for their comics. Don’t start on the style. Your nose gets too far stuck in the air over it.

    If it weren’t for the Internet I wouldn’t be able to read all the comix I now have access to. I just can’t afford one news paper much less several I couldn’t find.

  9. Phillip  Ander

    Phillip Ander said, over 5 years ago

    Pickett slide rule? I still have mine but it isn’t make by Pickett. I don’t believe i ever heard of them.

  10. ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow"  -rado

    ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow" -rado said, over 5 years ago

    I’m sorta imbibed; so I’ll hasta deliver My argument aftwordissly..,,,,,but [yet; however] I have One.

  11. ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow"  -rado

    ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow" -rado said, over 5 years ago

    …….just the fact “Tina’s Groove” isn’t a “one face” Comic should speak volumes………

  12. ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow"  -rado

    ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow" -rado said, over 5 years ago

    Dang You Shy and Fritz……My Two favorite commentators……so;,,,,You’r’se’s Opinions and Mine do not coincide………….arguments may esfallow….

  13. ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow"  -rado

    ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow" -rado said, over 5 years ago

    Epilogue: I said “Best Strip” [Comic] “Drawing” is something separate.

    [aside] Can you say “Cloying”? ….sure; You can.

  14. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Different strokes for different folks, Eldo. De gustibus non disputandum est.

    To you, maybe “Stone Soup” seems “cloying”, but to me, “Tina’s Groove” seems “insubstantial.” It’s OK. It’s reasonably funny, but it doesn’t stick with me; I’ve forgotten it 10 minutes after I read it. “Stone Soup” sometimes aims for the heart rather than the funny-bone, it’s true, but the issues are handled with a light touch; it doesn’t appear in danger of developing into Soap Opera, the way “For Better or For Worse” did.

    As for whether the drawing and the writing are separate, I disagree vehemently. Yeah, bad art is less damaging to good writing than bad writing is to good art, but comic strips are a visual medium. I’m not including “Tina” when I say this, but there are so many strips out there where it seems like the attitude is “The art only has to be good enough to get the (verbal) joke across”, when in the best strips the art helps TELL the joke. (As someone who admires both Walt Kelly and Al Capp, surely you’d acknowledge how much REALLY GOOD ART adds to the total package).

    By stressing that “Tina’s Groove” isn’t a “one-face” comic, I’m assuming you’re implying that “Stone Soup” is. If that’s the case, I’d again disagree. Although perhaps in “SS” the characters all look like the same species, which isn’t always the case with “TG” (joke). Jan Eliot’s characters also seem (to me) to be much more EXPRESSIVE, in terms of body language and such, than Rina Piccolo’s. Tina herself may not look anything like Monica, or the blonde waitress, or whoever, but Tina ALWAYS looks exactly the same, Monica ALWAYS looks exactly the same, the blonde ALWAYS looks exactly the same. The characters in “Tina’s Groove” are (to my eyes) well-designed, but they’re stiff; they don’t “live.”

  15. ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow"  -rado

    ƹʅɗʘ "Oh, Mein Papa Oom Mow Mow" -rado said, over 5 years ago

    Always interested in You comments, Fritz, even when We disagree…..

    95% of the Strips, roughly, are “one faced, and yes I’d include “SS”. Amongst those NOT, “Baldo” and “Yenny” come to mind.

    I think “well-designed” rather underscores MY argument! I won’t totally agree with the “excactly” comment, but I don’t have real problem with that; it’s the matching of the “predictable” personalities [in R’sC] which generally ‘move’ the jokes. In “SS” I have basically no Idea who is who, or what they stand for.

    Yes, I’m glad when Comics are finely-drawn, but something as crudely executed as “Close to Home” can still get the job done.

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