Saturday, March 03, 2007

Week wrap-up

Continuing with just the pictures.

Candorville by Darin Bell
Frazz by Jef Mallett

Monty and Frazz tie this week with two SPPs each.

Friday, March 02, 2007

All the pictures

Pictures only tonight. A lot of pictures only.

Adam@Home by Brian Basset
Dog Eat Doug by Brian Anderson
On the FasTrack by Bill Holbrook
Frazz by Jef Mallett
Hagar the Horrible by Chris Browne
Tina's Groove by Rina Piccolo

Thursday, March 01, 2007

More accidental brilliance

Two silent penultimate panels for Thursday:

Brewster Rockit: Space Guy by Tim Rickard
Monty by Jim Meddick

Sometimes the SPP collage takes on a whole new life. And I think it's done so today. Yes, the image of two sci-fi characters, one extremely large, one extremely small staring straight at you is quite intriguing. It almost tops anything else on the comics page.

At least I thought so until I saw this:

Now that is brilliance.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A giant-ass Z

Only one today. Monty sits there and ponders where have all the other silent penultimate panels gone.

Monty by Jim Medick

I found today's Heathcliff pretty interesting:

The Z is so large, it is no longer just a conventional comics device. It has a physical presence that makes the reader reconsider what these traditional pieces of comics shorthand mean. It's a cartoon about the medium itself.

You might think I'm reading too much into a stupid Heathcliff cartoon, but if this was Zippy you would think it was brilliant.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Killer Bs

Four for this Tuesday:

Between Friends by Sandra Bell-Lundy
Blondie by Dean Young and John Marshall
Bob the Squirrel by Frank Page
Brewster Rockit: Space Guy! by Tim Rickard

And with the last week of daily updates, we have more firsts for the watch. This time, for the time ever, every title on the watch begins with the same letter. A fact which, I guess, is like one of those inconsequential and barely interesting statistics you see on Monday Night Football late in the fourth quarter of a blow out. "This is the first time on Monday Night that two left-footed kickers have played against each other in a dome in October."

Monday, February 26, 2007

Still fine tuning.

A big day

Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson
Bo-Nanas by John Kovaleski
9 Chickweed Lane by Brooke McEldowney
The Duplex by Glenn McCoy
Pooch Cafe by Paul Gilligan

I've been at this for just about a year now, and I don't think I've seen something like this before:

A silent penultimate panel with no panels preceding it.

And I counted that, but I didn't count this:

The leading panels show progressive action. It probably goes on for a panel or two too long, but it just doesn't quite count.

Remember, this is the last week of daily updates. Next week, a brand new, mind-blowing blog experience begins.

Sunday, February 25, 2007 for the comic strip, for the band.

Three for this Sunday:

Baby Blues by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott
Blondie by Dean Young and John Marshall
Dog Eat Doug by Brian Anderson

I guess Blondie has appeared here a few too many times, as currently the Google Ad on this blog is an advertisement to start your own Dagwood sandwich shop franchise. If anybody coming here to read esoteric comic strip criticism and smart-ass remarks ends up buying a Dagwood franchise, well, I'd be very surprised. Please let me know if you do.