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

In Latest Round of Sanctions, Biden Cancels Putin’s Subscription to Humor Times

In Latest Round of Sanctions, Biden Cancels Putin’s Subscription to Humor Times
Ted holland attended college for four years. The year that he bothered to go to class he studied history. He majored in throwing quarters in the jukebox in the Student Union canteen and minored in a girl named Marsha. His books include This Day In African American Musicand B Western Actors Encyclopedia.
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Dispatches from SNN (Slobovian News Network) President levels the most brutal of sanctions yet on Putin: No more political humor for you! SNN political correspondent Proppah Ghandah reports … Read more

Funnies Farrago and the Age of Schulz

Funnies Farrago and the Age of Schulz
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.

How Charles Schulz and his Peanuts strip re-shaped the comics medium. When he announced his retirement after producing a comic strip every day, seven days a week, for … 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

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 on Another Stan Lee Biography

Funnies Farrago on Another Stan Lee Biography
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 Stan Lee REALLY did at Marvel Comics Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee, editor, publisher and comics guru, is the subject of an article in last spring’s anniversary issue … Read more

Funny Women Who Asked for It: Turning the Tables on Sexual Harassment

Funny Women Who Asked for It: Turning the Tables on Sexual Harassment
Marilyn Sands is a former 80's Stand-Up Comic & Comic Booker.Sold Jokes to Joan Rivers & lesser lights.A Contributor to "Humor Times Magazine" while pitching her 2 Madcap Screenplays & a Stage Play. Her newly published book "CAN YOU PEE OUTDOORS" On-Line Dating Straight Linescan be purchased now in Paperback & ebook on amazon.com/dp/1733487409 And, proud to announce her latest published Memoir..."OWNING THE STAGE, RENTING THE BALLS"!My Life as a Funny Girlis available right now on amazon.com/dp/1733487417See...you don't have to be embarrassed to ask for the Title at a Book Store - just CLICK!

I was a little hard on the Cuomo – after all, many funny women may also be guilty of “sexual harassment.” Feeling a bit guilty after my last … Read more

Funnies Farrago Meets Edward Gorey and the Eccentric Macabre

Funnies Farrago Meets Edward Gorey and the Eccentric Macabre
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.

Edward Gorey could make us shiver as we grinned and vice versa (mostly vice). Author and artist, ballet enthusiast nonpareil, cat lover extraordinaire and master of the spectacularly unassuming … Read more

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