August 1st, 2011
The Cartoon Color Wheel: A Slate Pigmentology. Possibly the only place on the web where you can find Professor X, Fred Flintstone and Shaggy side-by-side.
[Via Dahlia Lithwick]
July 3rd, 2011
Academics have carried out a detailed analysis of the 700 head injuries suffered by characters in the Asterix comic books, in a paper published by a respected medical journal.
The researchers, led by Marcel Kamp of the Neurosurgical department at Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf, conclude: "The favourable outcome is astonishing, since outcome of traumatic brain injury in the ancient world is believed to have been worse than today and also since no diagnostic or therapeutic procedures were performed." [...]
[Via Ansible 288, July 2011]
June 19th, 2011
June 8th, 2011
@Peanutweeter matches images from Peanuts cartoons with text from tweets.
It's sometimes quite funny, but I'm not sure how long it'll last before the estate of Charles M Schulz send a cease-and-desist notice, so if it sounds like something you'd enjoy you might want to follow that link sooner rather than later.
[Via Pop Loser]
February 23rd, 2011
February 18th, 2011
November 5th, 2010
October 20th, 2010
In 1916, a decade or so before he created Popeye, E C Segar was working in Chicago and missing his girlfriend Myrtle, so he wrote her a letter. Sweet.
(He and Myrtle married three years after he wrote this letter, and according to the IMDB they were still married when he died, nineteen years after that.)
September 26th, 2010
Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell greets Labour's new leader:
When Ed was brought into the government I had Gordon Brown say to him: "Since Tony left, this government has had a mad eye deficiency and you have not one but two."
But although the eyes are the obvious feature, I think he has huge potential for caricature. Like John Prescott and unlike Tony Blair, his face does tend to betray what is on his mind.