This marks the 2,000th posting at Comic Strip of the Day, which started small back in 2010 with a single strip and a brief message of "read this one" and has since morphed into a multi-strip daily column.
It's easier to check in with the former type of thing, where you just look-and-run, and I appreciate those who stick around to read the pensées, which I struggle mightily to keep within a reasonable length, not always successfully.
I also appreciate the artists whose work I riff upon, one of whom, in a discussion of "fair use," said "You are free to use my cartoons whenever you want because you always have something intelligent to say about them."
I say this not to brag but to attempt to distinguish what I do from those who simply reproduce comics, which is not only a complete rip off but also pretty much what I'm going to do today.
However, we'll let my shutting up constitute the celebration of this milestone, and I hope you will enjoy lots of comics, most of them from before the dawn of the blog and thus new to it, and any one of which could have launched 1,000 words.
And that you will perhaps add some of these talented people to your bookmarks and even buy some of their collections. That's how you support the form.
And apologies in advance to friends-of-the-blog not featured today but it was getting out of hand even with me not blabbering.
Which I will now stop doing.
Cartoons that once graced my office wall
(Foxtrot, and a quick story: I nearly got in a fist fight over this one.
Should not have shown it to the editorial writer, or, at least,
should not have started laughing when he claimed not to know
who Musharraf was. Turned out he wasn't joking.)
Humor from inside the barrel
(Non Sequitur, striking perhaps a bit close to the bone)
And a cast of thousands
(Second-to-last Peanuts Sunday before the farewell strip)
(Zits. I had one, same color but a camper, and that's 100% accurate)
(Six Chix - Margaret Shulock)
(Richard's Poor Almanac. And it was a bar of soap.
If you write "lucky potato," the professor
will know you cribbed it.)
(Update: Damn. See comments.)
Which leads us logically to ...
(xkcd, and me, too!)
I'll have more to say tomorrow. Please come back anyway.