« Click Everything Today | Main | Implausible undeniability »

03/13/2018

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Ignatz

What bothers me about the Big Nate is that it hasn't been 6 weeks and a day since Groundhog Day. That will be Saturday. Seems odd to do a strip like that without checking the calendar.

sean martin

"We all know "Make America Great Again" means going back before the Civil Rights Movement"

I think you meant to write "before the Civil War".

Mark Jackson

Big Nate is in reruns. This strip first ran March 17, 2009, 6 weeks and one day after Staten Island Chuck bit Mayor Bloomberg's hand during the shadow ceremony.

Mary McNeil

Well, MsDeVos would never have come to my school, but there were years when I was teaching out of 30-year-old-textbooks, and some of those students still ended up in med school, law school, etc etc. That's because kids are amazing, as you have pointed out before.

Kip W

I used QuarkXPress for fifteen years or so, and when I first ran into InDesign, it was like Bizarro world! Every possible QuarkXPress way of doing things was simply reversed or inverted or in some other way gainsaid, just because it had to be different. Keyboard shortcuts I'd used for all those years became irrelevant (though I still reach for them, ten years after I first picked up InDesign). My old Quark documents are dead weight on my storage drives now. None of them will open, because Quark made sure it would become useless after a while.

Funny story: I was moving my software over to a new computer after the old one had turned to smelly liquid, and Quark said, "Not so fast, Jack! You need a 37-digit alpha-numeric code that only exists on a piece of the wrapper for your original software in order to use the program you paid for and used for years!" Luckily, I had the scrap of paper. Then I got to InDesign, and it said, "Say there! You need that alpha-numeric code you used before!" and I groaned, and it went on to say, "Shall I type it in for you?" It was obvious which company wanted MY business (and it wasn't the paranoid, "You're probably stealing from us RIGHT NOW!" Quark.)

By the way, my favorite vanity plate ever may still be on a white van I used to see in the employee parking lot at the Post Office I used to drive past every day when I left my neighborhood: DSGRNTL.

The comments to this entry are closed.

What's so funny?

  • I read some 175 or more comics a day. Each day, I post a strip or two here that made me laugh, made me think or impressed me with its artistry. It's my hope that you'll see some new strips here and decide to follow that artist's work, and perhaps even to support that work by purchasing a collection of strips. But, mostly, I hope you'll find this a place to get a laugh or share a thought each day. After all, comic strips are a very demanding art form, but the ultimate point of all that work and all those deadlines is to give readers a little pleasure each day. If you find a comic hard to read, clicking on it will open a slightly larger version. (You may find that right-clicking and opening in a new tab produces a better result.) All comics here are copyrighted by their creators. -- Mike Peterson

The Prime Directive

  • The Prime Directive is that we don't single out comics for snark and abuse. This may change once I've won a couple of Pulitzers and a Reuben or two.

Twitteronomy

  • Want a daily reminder and link? My Twitter handle is @ComicStripOTD and I promise that you will never hear about what I had for lunch or the cute thing the dog said.

Independent publishers

  • Independent comic collections
    Not all cartoonists market their collections through Amazon. Here's where cartoonists can list their independently published, and marketed, collections and where fans can find, and buy, them.

Blog Roll

  • Comics Worth Reading
    Independent Opinions by Johanna Draper Carlson and friends News and reviews of graphic novels, manga, comic books, and related subjects
  • Comic Riffs
    Michael Cavna's Washington Post column on comics and related media news.
  • Mike Lynch Cartoons
    Cartoonist Mike Lynch's blog: Fascinating archival stuff he's found and scanned, tips on how cartooning really works and progress reports on his garden (in season).
  • The Comics Reporter
    Tom Spurgeon's Web site of comics news, reviews, interviews and commentary
  • Cartoon Movement
    An international site with sociopolitical cartoons from around the world, curated by Dutch cartoonist Tjeerd Royaards. A real mix of impressionistic panels and short-form graphic journalism.
  • Africartoons
    Cartoons from across Africa, which has an extremely lively cartooning culture. Most of the material requires you to be on top of African current events and political personalities, but even when you're not sure of the specifics, there's some creative stuff to envy in the lively nature of the art form as practiced there.

GoComics.com

  • GoComics.com
    Universal Press Syndicate's page. You can click on each strip and read for free, but for $11.88 a year, you can create your own page of strips and also avoid pop-ups. It's worth it.

Comics Kingdom

  • Comics Kingdom
    King Features' site, with free comics if you don't mind a truncated service, or a very good paid site for $20 a year. Some of the benefits, including Vintage strips, require that paid subscription. It's worth it.