Who Really Invented the Comic Character ‘Archie’?

Who Really Invented the Comic Character ‘Archie’?
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 reveals who, actually, invented Archie. THE COMIC BOOK Archie is so durable an American cultural artifact that it is surprising to discover that the newspaper comic … 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

Funnies Farrago: Another Second Coming

Funnies Farrago: Another Second Coming
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.

Comic book review: ‘Another Second Coming’ TO SAY THAT Mark Russell’s comic book Second Coming is about Jesus coming back to Earth (as promised, remember? — His return … Read more

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