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Meet artist Kieran Castaño who draws Ripley’s Believe It or Not! comic strip

Meet artist Kieran Castaño who draws Ripley’s Believe It or Not! comic strip

Believe it or not, The “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” comic strip newspaper has been around since 1918. That is over 100 years of illustrated fun facts. In that time frame, many artists have contributed to the strip. Honestly, I did not know they were cranking out new material. A few months ago the strip added Orlando artist Kieran Castaño to the daily chore of educating us more cool educational tidbits.

Rare Bill Watterson Interview

Reclusive Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson has finally spoken and this is what he had to say about the comic book industry to Mental Floss magazine who scored this rare interview. Keep an eye for the issue this December. “Personally, I like paper and ink better than glowing pixels, but to each his own….

Marmaduke Creator Brad Anderson Celebrates 88 Years

Happy 88th birthday to Brad Anderson!  Brad Anderson?  He is better known for his creation Marmaduke.  His canine creation has been around since 1954.  Brad Anderson’s success pales in comparison to the likes of Charles M. Schulz and Hank Ketcham.  You either like Marmaduke or hate him.  The one panel strip has been criticized by…

Dating for Dummies: Ventriloquist Pick-Up Line

Another great moment from Bizarro.  This ventriloquist pick-up technique is a guarantee for those hard pressed in the dating scene. Dan Piraro is one of the old guard cartoonists that keeps newspaper comic strips alive. His blog has an added element that his single panel strips do not have. Get the behind the scenes extended…

Summer Days

You know what I like about summer days? They’re just made for doing things, even if it’s nothing. Especially if it’s nothing.

Garfield Abandoned

An imagination is a powerful tool. It can tint memories of the past. Shade perceptions of the present, or paint a future so vivid that it can entice…or terrify, all depending upon how we conduct ourselves today…(source)

Dick Clark’s Comic Strip

Dick Clark, the oldest teenager died today. Did you know Dick Clark had a comic strip called Dick Clark’s Rock, Roll and Remember?  It began in 1994 and faded into obscurity in 1995. Dick Clark’s Rock, Roll and Remember was written by Fred Bronson, the Chart Beat columnist for Billboard magazine who has an encyclopedic…

Phases Of Life

Brilliantly illustrated phases of life by Andrei Esca.

U.S. Acres Back Online

The Farmville gang of U.S. Acres are back again but not in print this time. The Jim Davis creation will be online according to his interview with USA Today. The strip debuted in 1986 on the back of the Garfield strip fame but lasted only a meager 3 years in syndication.

Dilbert Gets Fired

Dilbert gets fired! “You know, some people are angry,” Adams said. “They think I’m making fun of the unemployed, but most people take it for what it is – just a cartoon and people are saying, ‘You know, it’s nice to have somebody kind of reflect our reality.” Dilbert is trying to make ends meet…