Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for July 12, 2020


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    HollyStone  8 months ago

    I’m gonna miss all of the stone soup fam!

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  8 months ago

    One more week and Ms. Eliot can finally rest her wrist after all that doodling.

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    sipsienwa Premium Member 8 months ago

    It is like an old friend is going far away with no chance of communicating. Everybody deserves to retire. I sure wish there were someone to take over. Maybe you could send a postcard now and then.

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    stillfickled Premium Member 8 months ago

    When is the end again?

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    mikeywilly  8 months ago

    Jan-whiny Cricket?

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    Dean  8 months ago

    The very first Simpsons looked a little “odd”, but then the Koreans took over the drawing.

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    dwane.scoty1  8 months ago

    25 years, huh? Looks like a Retirement cruise heading for a come back by “Popular Demand”!

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    UmmeMoosa  8 months ago

    As sad as your creations critiquing you.

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    khmo  8 months ago

    Is this strip suffering a slow death? Keep it going as it is one of the best.

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    muminnek  8 months ago

    Stone Soup is unique. I tried to find similar kind of humor, without success. Calvin is great too, but Stone Soup has so many layers. 3 generations, teens, kids, dog, women vs men, very special man Wally, home, job, vacation – phew I could continue without end here. Great job done.

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    DJJG  8 months ago

    Yup, Valerie Stone’s first appearance! November 20, 1995:

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    CallMeMeg  8 months ago

    It’s fun to look at the first year of most cartoons… Doonesbury, BC, even Peanuts look very different.

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    bobblumenfeld  8 months ago

    I know there are two weeks left, but enjoy retirement, Jan. You’ve earned it. Thank you.

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    bobblumenfeld  8 months ago

    Question: Do coffee-cup vapor swirls ever start off going to the right? All the ones above start off going to the left. Must be a mystery of the universe.

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    Joseph Shelby Premium Member 8 months ago

    Mind you, you can say the same for several of the long-running comics – Doonesbury, Foxtrot, Pearls, all saw great artwork improvement over the years from where they started. Even BC and Peanuts evolved over time ‘til finally settling on the ’final’ look in the early ’60s.

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    Bill Löhr Premium Member 8 months ago

    Jan, we all can’t thank you enough. <3

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    bruno113  8 months ago

    I’m enjoying this count-down. I think it will help letting go to “know” that the characters live on in another world. They’ll probably continue to live and develop in Ms. Eliot’s brain, but it’s nice to have a small insight into that world.

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    Schneidley  8 months ago

    So long, Jan, and thanks for all the fish.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member 8 months ago

    Not sad. The early art still had it’s own charm. I can’t believe that i have been reading your work for so long. I’ve loved it all. :)

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    dtdbiz  8 months ago

    Favorite strips or arcs? Mine was a Sunday cartoon when Joan was in the later stages of pregnancy with Lucy. The whole family goes to the aquarium and the first generously sized frame is Joan in front of the whale tank saying, “How appropriate.” I shared it with a friend in the office who was also very pregnant and we laughed until our eyes watered.

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    car2ner  8 months ago

    It is interesting to be able to go back to the beginnings and see how a strip. jokes and artwork, develop over time.

    this is one strip that I will miss. Thank you Jan

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    vanaals  8 months ago

    Awkward Moment #255: When our creations remind us of our beginnings.

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    WF11  8 months ago

    It looks to me like everyone is drinking a cup of coffee. It seems to me that Joan and Val are usually drinking tea, as identified by the string and tag hanging out of the mug, but there are no strings and tags here.

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    kab2rb  8 months ago

    At least can enjoy 2 more Sunday strips. Jan you gave us a lot of pleasure over the decades.

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    heathcliff2  8 months ago

    Is this also coming to an end?

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    phideltas Premium Member 8 months ago

    I’m going to miss this comic so much! But, as everyone has said, we have the Stone Soup Classics to read.

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    heathcliff2  8 months ago

    What is with ending more and more strips? Do people think the world is coming to an end?

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    gbars70  8 months ago

    C’mon Val, don’t you remember the old saw ’bout getting better with age.

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    WCraft Premium Member 8 months ago

    So…they get better looking as time passes? Draw me!

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    Carolyn Cherry  8 months ago

    This is great. I have never seen a cartoon series end like this before.

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    FunnyPageLover  8 months ago

    This is so heartbreaking. :-(

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    rgcviper  8 months ago

    Thanks again for all the smiles over the years, Jan … and for the nice build-up to the big finale. I look forward to reading Classics, and hope you’ll come back to “see” us in the comments sometime.

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    The Legend of Brandon Sawyer Premium Member 8 months ago

    From the picture it looks like she’s actually lost some weight

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    JC1968  8 months ago

    I’ve followed Stone Soup for years and love it. I will miss it :-(

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    Shikamoo  8 months ago

    That IS an improvement. But Stone Soup is always great.

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    tracybsmith  8 months ago

    I just love this strip! Thank you Jan for all your wonderful work!

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    Ceeg22 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Too bad they all still look like they have a single tooth

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    KateTurner  6 months ago

    When the daily strip ended, I was bereft (good word, huh?). It was years before I discovered it had continued on Sundays because there is no Sunday paper in Ithaca, NY, where I live. I vowed that I’d tune back in at some point and catch up with all the characters. Which is now, when I learn that it is ending. It is a loss because as others said, there’s nothing quite like Stone Soup, but there is a time for everything, and the view of Jan Eliot in that boat looks pretty wonderful. Thanks for all the fun and entertainment you provided over the years! We’ll miss you!!

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    Adam-Stone(Soup)  5 months ago

    Wow; it actually has been 25 years!Well, I certainly hope that Jan (Eliot) enjoys retirement.Jan, I commend you, on your personal perspective portrayed through the years.Jan Eliot is certainly one cartoonist who knows how to convey a message succinctly without inferring a personal subjective to each..I don’t know the life of a cartoonist. But I bet it’s hard work, especially for someone who commits the time and energy to doing an excellent job..I’ve held long term positions in many fields over the years:analyst, engineer, college (university) and industry instructor (technical trainer); and, (long time) professional technical writer.I know what it is like to work hard and to enjoy (semi) retirement when you reach a certain age, so enjoy retirement Jan.- Graham Cooke (Canada)

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