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Rejected Dilbert Comics

Scott Adams of Dilbert comics wrote about this cartoon strip that got rejected for some reason. I wonder why … Link – via Tastefully Offensive

Stone Age social networking similar to ours

Strip away all of the mod cons we all live with and we aren’t so socially different from our ancestors. By studying an industrially isolated group in …

7 Hilarious Garfield Variants

The comic strip Garfield has endured since 1978, when Jim Davis invented the lovable triad of Garfield, Odie, and their owner Jon Arbuckle. As a seven-year-old kid, I was a big fan — Garfield loved lasagna, and so did I. Odie (the dumb dog) was Garfield’s nemesis, so I decided that dogs were [...]

Charlie Brown and Snoopy: A Brief History

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. The comic strip Peanuts was originally called Li’l Folks. The great Charles M Schulz created it in 1950, and it soon became the most popular comic strip in history. Like so many of the great cartoon characters we all [...]

Peanuts is Incredibly Depressing Without the Last Panel

You guys might remember Garfield Minus Garfield, a tweak on Jim Davis’ classic comic strip that swept the Internet a couple of years ago, but Snoopy and the gang have received the meme treatment as well. 3eanuts has noted that Charles Schulz was typically dependent on the last panel of the comic strip for his [...]

10 Peanuts Characters You’ve Probably Forgotten

Everyone knows Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the main characters from Peanuts. But there have been quite a few personalities over the comic strip’s 50-year history that never reached the same level of popularity. 1. 555 95472 One of the most bizarre characters in the Peanuts universe was “555 95472,” or “5” for [...]

Dr. Seuss’ Short-Lived Newspaper Comic Strip

In 1935, Theodore Geisel composed a syndicated weekly newspaper strip called Hejji. It told the adventures of Hejji and the Mighty One as they travel through the mysterious land of Baako. The strip was not a commercial success and was cancelled. But you can read several installments of it at the link. Link -via The [...]

Comic Strips in the Future

A few years ago, to mark the 75th anniversary of the comic strip Blondie, Chip Zdarsky imagined the futures of six classic comic strips. Ones that, for no comprehensible reason, refuse to die. Link via Popped Culture

The Shocking Truth About the Las Vegas Strip

I’m going to Caesar’s Palace this weekend. And the Palms Casino. I’ll be flying in to McCarran International Airport. But I won’t actually be in Las Vegas. What is arguably the most famous part of Las Vegas – the Strip – isn’t actually even a part of the town. And neither is the “Welcome to Fabulous [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Obscure Disney Characters

No doubt you’re familiar with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and their posse of pen-and-ink pals. They all have incredibly complicated (and sometimes contradicting) backstories involving rarely-seen relations who pop up when it’s convenient to a comic strip plot. Here are 10 little-known Disney characters you’re probably never going to find signing autographs at [...]