Saturday, March 15, 2008


I'm a cartoon junkie. There, I've admitted it. The "funny pages" were what I always read first in a newspaper, followed by the editorial cartoons.

When I was a teenager I drew hundreds of cartoons with topics varying from a long "running" strip based on the Super Glue ads of the late 70's/early 80's called Super Goop to cartoons lampooning my friends and teachers. While at Tulane I drew a couple of cartoons for the school newspaper, The Hullabaloo, and I've even found one page of a cartoon I started in 1988 or '89 called The Adventures of Roach Man. That last one's kind of disturbing. The one page I have shows the birth of Roach Man caused when the radioactive spunk of a disgustingly fat janitor from the Nuclear plant (the seed spilled from a handjob from an underaged whore) lands on a roach who mutates into a human super hero. He was kind of a lame super hero as he was always running away from the lights, but I digress.

The internet has allowed my addiction to blossom into a daily routine with my morning coffee, the computer, and over a hundred comic strips, editorial cartoons, and animations. I get an e-mail from every day that I actually pay for. Here's a list of these cartoons:

Andy Capp
Bloom County
Calvin and Hobbes
For Better or For Worse
Red Meat
Strange Brew
Tank McNamara
Tom the Dancing Bug
Wizard of Id
9 to 5
Ballard Street
The Duplex
Stone Soup
Chip Bok
Stuart Carlson
Jeff Danziger
Matt Davies
Kerry Waghorn
Chan Lowe
Mike Luckovich
Glenn McCoy
Jack Ohman
Pat Oliphant
Ted Rall
Steve Sack
Ben Sargent
Wayne Stayskal
Paul Szep
Gary Varvel
Don Wright
Non Sequitur
FoxTrot Classics

And after that I open all these cartoons in separate tabs in Firefox and read them. It is like having the daily cartoon paper I always dreamed of:

Mark Fiore's Animated Political Cartoons!
Homestar Runner

Beetle Bailey
Cats with Hands
Grin and Bear It
Hagar the Horrible
Hi and Lois
Loose Parts
On the FastTrack
Safe Havens
Pardon My Planet
Reality Check
Rhymes with Orange
Shermans Lagoon
Speed Bump
Zippy the Pinhead

The unfeasible adventures of Beaver and Steve!

Rob and Elliot: A webcomic updated Mondays and Fridays

Pearls Before Swine

Funky Winkerbean
white ninja comics
Baby Blues
Rudy Park
Penny Arcade!
days o thunder
Editorial Cartoons
Harper's Magazine
vince ofarrell
Sluggy Freelance
get fuzzy

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John M. said...

Excellent stuff. This one is getting bookmarked, Stumbled upon, posted and Technorati'd