I ran across this and was so proud!
Apparently the newest Webster’s will bring back “wedgie” thanks to my constant efforts:
“Wedgie had been left out of previous updates because it used to be confined to the parlance of high school. But Agnes said it started showing up in comic strips and editorial cartoons, indicating a new, wider usage.”
I ran across this snippet of a review (damn you New York Sun!) about a book by Iain Topliss entitled The Comic Worlds of Peter Arno, william Steig, Charles Addams, and Saul Steinberg.
It’s a good thing we’re buying a new house next year, because I need bigger bookshelves…
Yesterday I pondered why the remake craze has never found it’s way into the comics. Today’s candidate…
Launched in 1964 and renamed Norbert in 1973, George Fett’s animal strip was popular in Australia and Japan until its end in 1983. Characters included Sniffy and his love interest Queenie, Little No-No the orphaned pup and Clyde the cat.
I say we take animals from other popular strips, take a cue from Hollywood, and switch just enough around to avoid any legal entanglements. Sniffy loves lasagna, Clyde sleeps on top of a hooded litter-box, and Little No-No works as an evil HR Director. Make Queenie a little yellow bird and you’ve got comic gold!