Funnies Farrago Celebrates a Half Century of Doonesbury

Funnies Farrago Celebrates a Half Century of Doonesbury
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.

Taking a look back at the beginnings of the multi-talented Garry Trudeau’s ‘Doonesbury’ comic strip. G. B. Trudeau has been producing his comic strip Doonesbury for over 50 … Read more

Funnies Farrago on the Mythology of the Western, Part Three

Funnies Farrago on the Mythology of the Western, Part Three
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.

In the Mythology of the Western, even comedy can be authentic. Perhaps the most spectacular of the comic strip Westerns were the two produced by Warren Tufts, Casey … Read more

Funnies Farrago on the Western Mythology: Part One

Funnies Farrago on the Western Mythology: Part One
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.

Western Mythology… and the Two Frauds Who Helped It Along In the Hall of Statues just off the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., each state … Read more

Josephine Baker’s Book

Josephine Baker’s Book
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.

An exemplary graphic novelistic biography on Josephine Baker. Funnies Farrago: a Column on Comics and Cartooning Written by Jose-Louis Bocquet and drawn by Catel Muller, Josephine Baker is … Read more

Cartoonist Henry Boltinoff: His Signature Was Everywhere

Cartoonist Henry Boltinoff: His Signature Was Everywhere
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.

His iconic signature could be found in magazines, comic books and comic strips. Funnies Farrago on Henry Boltinoff. Henry Boltinoff died April 26, 2001. He had been a … Read more

Funnies Farrago: New York Times Gives Up Cartoons

Funnies Farrago: New York Times Gives Up Cartoons
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.

What’s wrong with this picture? A cartoonless New York Times gives up cartoons, and the Editooning World goes bonkers. THE NEW YORK TIMES, which doesn’t print editorial cartoons, … Read more

Insight on Cartoonists: Michael Capozzola

Insight on Cartoonists: Michael Capozzola
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 Michael Capozzola The old line, “They laughed when I sat down to play the piano,” doesn’t quite fit the work of Michael Capozzola, who wants … 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

Book Review: How About Never?

Book Review: How About Never?
Roz Warren Roz is the author of Just Another Day At Your Local Public Library and Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection Of Library Humor. She writes for The New York Times and The Funny Times. Her work also appears in Good Housekeeping, The Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer and of course, the Humor Times. Connect with her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter or visit her website.

“How About Never? Is Never Good For You? My Life In Cartoons” – a book review Bob Mankoff, the The New Yorker’s cartoon editor since 1997, has written a … Read more

Cartoonist Isabella Bannerman: Funny at 51

Cartoonist Isabella Bannerman: Funny at 51
Roz Warren Roz is the author of Just Another Day At Your Local Public Library and Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection Of Library Humor. She writes for The New York Times and The Funny Times. Her work also appears in Good Housekeeping, The Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer and of course, the Humor Times. Connect with her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter or visit her website.

“Six Chix” contributor Isabella Bannerman has always loved making people laugh “Now that I’m 51,” cartoonist Isabella Bannerman tells me, “cartooning is easier than it’s ever been. I … Read more

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