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

Mister Oswald

Mister Oswald
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 encounters the longest-running comic strip: Mister Oswald. IN 1968 WHEN A BOOK COLLECTION of Mister Oswald was published, Forty Years with Mister Oswald, almost no one … Read more

Farrago Funnies: Fay King, Prize-Fighting Cartoonist

Farrago Funnies: Fay King, Prize-Fighting 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.

Fay King: The greatest woman cartoonist, caricaturist and ‘kidder’ in the world — and where did she disappear to? IF FAY KING HADN’T MARRIED A PRIZE FIGHTER named … Read more

Why Bob Mankoff Left ‘The New Yorker’

Why Bob Mankoff Left ‘The New Yorker’
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 Explains: Bob Mankoff left “The New Yorker” as cartoon editor after a couple decades on the job — what was that really about? So why, actually, … Read more

Ray Billingsley Gets the Reuben

Ray Billingsley Gets the Reuben
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 celebrates the first African-American to get the Reuben Trophy for Cartoonist of the Year. The National Cartoonists Society made history on a week or so ago … Read more

Peter Arno and the Untrammeled Life

Peter Arno and the Untrammeled Life
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.

The Roaring Twenties and the Essence of The New Yorker: Funnies Farrago Meets Peter Arno. THE DECADE THAT HAS ENTERED AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY as “the roaring twenties” was created, … Read more

Funnies Farrago Meets Dr. Seuss, Henry and — The Flit!

Funnies Farrago Meets Dr. Seuss, Henry and — The Flit!
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.

The story of how Theodore Seuss Geisel created a celebrated advertising campaign for the “Flit” in the 1930s. Oh yeah, and then became Dr. Seuss. “Flit.” That simple … Read more

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

William Gropper: Cartoonist for the Downtrodden

William Gropper: Cartoonist for the Downtrodden
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.

The title of “Alay-Oop,” a graphic novel by William Gropper, comes from the French “allez-houp!” the cry of an acrobat about to leap (“Let’s go! Up!”). I’VE ALWAYS … Read more

Funnies Farrago: Pioneering Cartoonist Jackie Ormes

Funnies Farrago: Pioneering Cartoonist Jackie Ormes
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.

Jackie Ormes: The first professional black woman cartoonist in the U.S. Google has a Doodle every day. I didn’t know this. A Google Doodle, it sez here, is … Read more

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