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  1. about 3 hours ago on Scary Gary

    Some of the details — Uncle Zombie’s tufts of hair, for example — would not be visible against a black background. Still, this makes it look like the characters were drawn on separate sheets of paper, then cut out and placed on the background.

  2. 2 days ago on Rubes

    For a long time I thought Birdie was created to promote, not the early-bird breakfast, but chicken mcnuggets. They came out about the same time.

  3. 3 days ago on The Duplex

    Your achy-breaky head?

  4. 3 days ago on Overboard

    Or seals, for that matter. So we’re looking for a place on the migration route of monarch butterflies, but one that also has sea ice in winter.

  5. 4 days ago on Strange Brew

    In other words: No, if its claim to fame is having a Wikipedia page.

  6. 4 days ago on Strange Brew

    That’s the nicest that can be said for this cartoon.

  7. 4 days ago on Strange Brew

    I take it I am supposed to recognize that as an actual restaurant.

  8. 7 days ago on The Duplex

    OK. The less I know about Willie Nelson, the higher he is in my regard.

  9. 7 days ago on The Duplex

    For a time, I thought that mispronunciation was going away, but it is as widespread as ever today — even among people who should know better.

  10. 7 days ago on Scary Gary

    It has more to do with the premise and tone of an individual serial. I was never much of a fan of FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, but I understand how people were upset by Farley’s death; the real death of a main character in a family-friendly series is a jarring change in tone. On the other hand, OVERBOARD is based on the premise that the outrages of real pirates can be overlooked for the sake of humor, which means its attempts at preaching on the evils of, say, whaling fall utterly flat. Suicide in THE FAMILY CIRCUS would be shocking and offensive; here it cannot be.

    Death in this series is not meant to be taken seriously and — for the main characters, at least — either never happens or has no lasting consequences. Ironically, that means even its most gruesome strip can never be anything like as dark as Farley’s death.