Thursday, January 27, 2011

One Grand

This is actually Rabbits Against magic strip number 1000!  That's nearly three years of continuous daily posting come rain or shine with no repeats or vacations, a fact that I'm curiously proud of.  Ironically it didn't load correctly on GoComics today although I can't yet confirm it was accidentally deleted.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Red Rabbit Against Magic

The always fabulous Big Blog of Kid's Comics posted this rather fascinating yet disturbing scan of a Red Rabbit story from a 1945 Ha Ha Comic (#17).  Red Rabbit is a gambling, smoking and rather dumb animal, just the sort of roll model that post WWII AMerica was looking for. He ends up dressing as a small child while his wife pretending to be his mother gives him a good spanking!  It was drawn by Irving Dressler who went on to animate many of the classic 1960s Popeye cartoons. There was another, slightly more sanitized Red Rabbit that appeared a few years later in his own comic.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vintage Soda Against Magic

Never heard of this delicious looking beverage before but it's definitely not affiliated with the Eightball stout produced by the Lost Coast Brewery here in California. Some brief Google research reveals that it was made for a brief time by the Red Rock Soda Company in Altoona, Pennsylvania.  Via best blog ever Mark's Scrapbook of Oddities and Treasures.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Anthropomorphic Ivy

I love this cover for "Comic Capers" issue one from 1944.  The inside features Super rabbit, Silly Seal, Ziggy Pig, Widjit (sic) Witch, Sharpy Fox, Percy Penguin and something called "The Creeper" (no doubt some cute anthropomorphic ivy character.  If you have a copy laying around it's worth $339 according to The Comic Shop.

Monday, January 10, 2011

How To Get Ahead Of Hare.

From the vast Flickr pool of images comes this awesome photo entitled "Rabbit on the Brain" by Laura Burlton.  I pretty much have rabbits on my brain every day. Via Tiny Bunny Woman.

Trickle Down Development

Over two years ago I got contacted by a wonderfully friendly Mexican who wanted to use one of my political cartoons.  I granted him permission and then forgot about it.  Today I was sent an impressive looking academic paper titled "Preserving Idealism in Global Health" which features my humble little illustration. After years of cranking out frivolous little strips it's nice to see my name associated with something meaningful again.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Miffy in the Ivy

I think this is Miffy from the Dick Bruna children's books.  It's super popular in Japan where this image came from. The colors on that pencil case are actually three colors I use a lot in my Rabbit strips. Thanks to 何か掘り出し物があれば良かったんですが  for the link.

Happy New Year! Bonne Année! Feliz Año Nuevo! Blij Nieuw Jaar! Ano Novo Contente! Nuovo Anno Felice! And a радостный Новый год to everyone.

Here's a selection of interesting Rabbit New Years cards posted over at our good friends at Pick Tentacle.