The BROWN

Charles looked over the barren, desolate plain as the sun slowly set. He knew he wasn’t going to get much sleep tonight. Too many foot prints. There was blood in the air. He just hoped Linus was having more luck at his end. Snoopy grumbled anxiously at his feet. He knew it was time to move on. He hoisted his worn and mangled pack higher on his back, squared his shoulders and took a deep breath.

“Good grief,” he sighed.


The piece was created by three artists: The colors were done by Sean Ellery, the pencils by Max Dunbar, and the inks by Vitali Iakovlev. (Circa 2015)

[Found  here, caption from Reddit. Related posts here.]

The Modern Nancy

Olivia Jaimes‘ update was a few years back (2019) but it was an was an interesting take on Ernie Bushmiller’s classic strip. More about her revamp here.

Yeah, we have a Nancy Archive, too, because Bushmiller was awesome.

And A Short Order of Hot Links

This link is All Bunk.

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a leftist.

The Peaky Blinders were nasty.

Carl Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit.

Need a Stabilized Amboyna Burl Pen?

Here’s a concise description of basic technical drawing with illustrations.

Once it was lost, but now Wallace’s giant bee has been found.

From the True Facts Department: Exactly half of all Americans have above average intelligence. Discuss amongst yourselves.

Breaking news / bombshell / tipping point / the walls are closing in / the beginning of the end. That still makes me laugh.

[Top image: Andy Capp, playing darts, wearing a peaky. Apparently he was a southpaw.]

Flogging someone with a dead pig really wasn’t my idea. Honest.

Pig Flogging

Dude’s strong as hell, but she’s still got the gun, and the Creepy Red Cabinet isn’t entirely innocent either. Who wears a turquoise jacket with yellow pants and blue shoes, anyway? I think that was her idea.

[Found here.]

Nancy & Sluggo & Aunt Fritzi

Nancy & Sluggo Creepo

Ernie Bushmiller was one of the most surreal cartoonists of his time, and this is a good example. Nancy’s and Sluggo’s bodiless heads pop up from side-by-side Jack-in-the-Boxes without any indication of who or what flipped open the latches simultaneously or why.

Nancy’s parents never appeared in the comic and their absence was never explained; her only caretaker was her Aunt Fritzi.

Fritzi Ritz was once an elite party girl, a flapper, who predated the Nancy comics by a few years until Bushmiller took over the strip created by Larry Whittington in 1922.  Bushmiller modeled Fritzi after his own fiancée (according to Wiki) and Aunt Fritzi eventually served as Nancy’s benefactor and disciplinarian. We can assume that she recognized Nancy’s psychosis, even though Fritzi was not quaified to raise a child with mental troubles. Although not an ideal model for a young child, Fritzi did the best she could given the circumstances.

Nancy & Fritzi Ritz 2

Nancy & Fritzi Ritz

[Images found here and here. BTW, Sluggo didn’t appear until 1938, and his last name was Smith – fun facts to know and tell. Related Nancy stuff here.]

Nancy & Fritzi Ritz 3

Nancy goes “PUNG-G”

Nancy PUNG-G

Nancy made a window disappear and lowered the ceiling.
Awesome.

[Found here, via here. Related posts here.]

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