Funnies Farrago Meets Herb Mignery, Cowboy Cartoonist

Funnies Farrago Meets Herb Mignery, Cowboy Cartoonist
R. C. Harvey, pictured here with his signature rabbit (Harvey the rabbit), is a onetime cartoonist and all-time comics chronicler, critic, and all-around cheerleader for the art of cartooning. Cartooning is the visual-verbal art form, the pictorial blending of word and image, verbiage and pictures, which, together, conjure meanings neither one achieves alone without the other. R.C. goes on at great length in his online magazine of news and reviews, history and lore, Rants & Raves, at RCHarvey.com.

“Cowboy cartoonist” Herb Mignery is also a master of drawing horses. I went to a local “postcard and paper” show a few months ago. And, as always, I … Read more

The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell

The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell
R. C. Harvey, pictured here with his signature rabbit (Harvey the rabbit), is a onetime cartoonist and all-time comics chronicler, critic, and all-around cheerleader for the art of cartooning. Cartooning is the visual-verbal art form, the pictorial blending of word and image, verbiage and pictures, which, together, conjure meanings neither one achieves alone without the other. R.C. goes on at great length in his online magazine of news and reviews, history and lore, Rants & Raves, at RCHarvey.com.

Funnies Farrago presents a review of “The Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell.” This book is a treat (all 240 9×12-inch … Read more

Movie Review: “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Movie Review: “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Gary Chew was a classical music host, programmer and producer on Capital Public Radio’s KXPR 88.9FM, Sacramento for 18 years. He retired in January 2007. Read more about Gary's long and storied career here.
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“Florence Foster Jenkins” – a film review What you have to love about the very affluent, ebullient Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) is that, despite her ineptitude at … Read more

Insight on Cartoonists: Stan Mack

Insight on Cartoonists: Stan Mack
Stanford Chandler began writing when his parents gave him an Underwood Portable typewriter for his 8th birthday, the machine he still uses to this day.He has written for dozens of papers, including The New York Enquirer, Manchester Guardian, Mainichi Daily News and the Humor Times. His work with cartoonists is currently under the auspices of the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum.
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An interview with Stan Mack “You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy Levy’s Rye Bread,” was a very successful ad in New York City some years back. … Read more

‘Blind Squirrel’ & ‘Plan B’ Cartoons

‘Blind Squirrel’ & ‘Plan B’ Cartoons
Throughout the years I have always done some kind of artwork. Nothing too serious. A series of shoulder operations changed the way I use my arms. To help in the rehab I decided to start drawing again. I have been drawing with seriousdaughters say, "Dad your work is an acquired taste." Let me know if you think so as well.
Allen Purkapile
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‘Blind Squirrel’ & ‘Plan B’ Cartoons Gallery Click on any “Plan B Cartoons” thumbnail to enlarge, then you may page through cartoons, or click on image to return … Read more

Excerpts from the Catalog of the Global Warehouse of Abandoned Art

Excerpts from the Catalog of the Global Warehouse of Abandoned Art
Howard Zaharoff reads (a lot), writes (mostly humor), teaches (occasionally) and practices law (doesn't everyone?). He is the author of "Stump Your Lawyer!" (Chronicle 2007), and his work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Amazing Stories, Computerworld, The Journal of Irreproducible Results, The Annals of Improbable Research and the books Growing Up Jewish (Penguin 1987) and Sex As a Heap of Malfunctioning Rubble (and Further Improbabilities) (Workman 1993), among other places.

“Such works [of abandoned art] … will enter into a strange netherworld. Removed from the marketplace, these objects will live on in warehouses, unseen and unappreciated, becoming what … Read more

Insight on Cartoonists: Nick Downes (The New Yorker)

Insight on Cartoonists: Nick Downes (The New Yorker)
Stanford Chandler began writing when his parents gave him an Underwood Portable typewriter for his 8th birthday, the machine he still uses to this day.He has written for dozens of papers, including The New York Enquirer, Manchester Guardian, Mainichi Daily News and the Humor Times. His work with cartoonists is currently under the auspices of the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum.
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To navigate life’s all-too-frequent stumbling blocks successfully, it’s necessary to learn how to accept the downs as well as the ups.  But at the New Yorker magazine (still … Read more

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