Since the merger of the Universal and United Media newspaper syndicates, GoComics.com
has been the place to find 80%+ of all newspaper comics online*. And it has been noticed that two of the most popular comics, both in papers and onsite, haven't had new content in decades: Peanuts
and Calvin and Hobbes
. As a result, GoComics is giving many other defunct funnies a second online run, including Bloom County
cartoons alternating with Kliban's Cats
, and, most notably among recent syndication casualties, CulDeSac
(as well as Richard Thompson's Poor Almanac
). With the artists of FoxTrot
cutting back to Sunday only, the site (as well as some papers) is filling in the other 6 days with reruns. While Dilbert is exclusive to its own website, Dilbert Classics
from the early 1990s are now rerun on GoComics. Even Luann
, who just graduated high school (finally!) has a parallel run of Luann Againn (sic)
showing her as 13 years old back in 1986.
But the most interesting example of recycling old comics comes from the current custodians of the 80-year-old Nancy
, who, after observing "the Greatest Nancy Panel Ever Drawn"
become a meme, now offer a daily feature of a single non-sequitur panel from a classic Ernie Bushmiller strip in Random Acts of Nancy
**. And they ARE random. [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop
on Aug 3, 2014 -
by Scott Adams (of Dilbert
fame) is now available for free in PDF form. It's a controversial book that presents a philosophically strange view of the universe. According to Adams
, it splits readers between "the best book they've ever read" and "an insult to literature and a disservice to humanity".
posted by Plutor
on Nov 18, 2005 -
Ever have those moments when your hand refuses to obey your commands? Scott Adams fills everyone in on the wonder that is focal dystonia
in his latest newsletter
(look under the "Who's Drawing Dilbert lately?" section) The topic was slightly touched on here
posted by riffraff
on Apr 12, 2005 -
When I was in college in the early 90s (B.W. -- before web), I used to subscribe to the daily newspaper just to get my comics fix every morning (back when Bill Waterson, Gary Larson, and Berkeley Breathed were king). Then the web came along and I had to suffer through the only (unfunny) cartoonist
to embrace the web. But not anymore. With stuff like Comics-via-RSS
I can fire up an app and start laughing every morning. I doubt I ever buy a newspaper again for the funny pages, and on top of that, these even let me avoid the lame ones
I don't care about.
posted by mathowie
on Dec 4, 2003 -
And the Weasel Award Goes to... In the best weasel tradition, this poll is exuberantly, unapologetically unscientific. Last year a conservative group rallied its troops to bias the poll to serve its own agenda. We applaud that behavior and find it to be in the true spirit of weaseldom.
Sounds like a challenge to me... [more inside]
posted by wendell
on Oct 2, 2003 -
What is this?
Why is Google licensing Dilbert for their banner? Compared to the subtle holiday theme banners they do, this just seems....tone-deaf.
posted by crunchburger
on May 20, 2002 -
Are sweeping generalisations
about French 'arrogance' and 'cowardice' really justified? What if Rob had suggested that Satchel take a more aggressive 'German' stance on Bucky's beanbag borrowing antics?
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Jan 13, 2002 -
Scott Adams has a new comic. His words:
"...it 's an engineered comic strip devoid of any artistic integrity whatsoever." It's a Dilvert spinoff set in Elbonia that he started over the summer. Now he's shelving it due to the resemblance between Elbonians and a certain nation we're at war with right now.
posted by badstone
on Nov 9, 2001 -
Scott Adams helps to design the ultimate cubicle.
Oh, the irony. According to The Register
"So has Adams sold out, or what?
On closer inspection, this whimsical parlay could well be a physical extension of the Dilbert strip. How else to account for the 'sun indicators', or as the blurb says:-'Regardless of the weather outside, sunlight travels across your space, glowing and fading with the rhythm of the day.' Yes, to remind you of the futility of your miserable, rabbit hutch existence, of course."
posted by jetgrrl
on Aug 30, 2001 -
Training toddlers to compete.
This reminds me of the Dilbert episode where Dogbert holds training sessions for toddlers. I know parents often want to realize themselves through their children, but aren't we going a bit overboard here?
posted by jedrek
on Sep 5, 2000 -