Saturday, December 31, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
I broke down this year and did a holiday themed strip for the first time. Usually I only do themed strips for the offbeat holidays like April Fools, Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Day of The Dead but for some reason I was feeling festive. I guess Vic Lee over at Pardon My Planet was having similar feelings because we both coincidentally did the same "toy not included" joke. I'm afraid Vic's super awesome art blows mine right out of the water.
Posted by J. Lemon at 10:28 AM
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
The super wonderful and extra lovely Piers Baker announced yesterday that his daily comic strip, Ollie & Quentin is to end at the end of this month after four years of syndication. In a sign of a continuing poor market for newspaper cartoon sales this is the latest in an ever increasing list of great strips (My Cage, It's All About You, What The Duck, The Quigmans, Clear Blue Water, Bob the Squirrel, etc.) that have been forced into premature retirement. He writes in length about his decision on his blog. The good news is that he has a mouth-wateringly beautiful new book out (also in e-book form) and Ollie & Quentin will re re-run from the very beginning on the Daily Ink. My best wishes go to him and his future endeavors.
Posted by J. Lemon at 9:04 AM
Monday, December 5, 2011
Due to a "site upgrade", there seems to be a few bugs over at GoComics this week and as a result all my hard work on yesterday and todays strip never showed up!
Sunday's strip featured a cupcake joke. You don't see many of those these days now that the craze has died down. I expect they'll be a flurry of gourmet donut jokes in the not too distant future. Notice the "guest" appearance of Horace and Chicken in panel five!
Today we see a confused Eightball lamenting his dead cuttlefish. There's a pet store on my way to the subway called "La Casa de Canarias" (House of Canaries) that has a huge pile of cuttlefish in the window. They must be the canary equivalent of a juicy bone or a sticky bun.
Posted by J. Lemon at 8:55 AM