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.
R.C. Harvey

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.
R.C. Harvey

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

Morrill Goddard: Godfather of the ‘Comics’

Morrill Goddard: Godfather of the ‘Comics’
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.
R.C. Harvey

Funnies Farrago presents: Morrill Goddard, Godfather of the “Comics” Morrill Goddard is not a name we readily associate with the comics. In fact, it is a name that … 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.
R.C. Harvey

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

The Last Great Adventure Strip: ‘Modesty Blaise and Peter O’Donnell’

The Last Great Adventure Strip: ‘Modesty Blaise and Peter O’Donnell’
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.
R.C. Harvey

Funnies Farrago examines “Modesty Blaise and Peter O’Donnell” – the last great adventure comic strip! He calls her “Princess,” and that, it turns out, is the consummate expression, … 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.
R.C. Harvey

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

Nancy: An Old Character Revived by a New Cartoonist

Nancy: An Old Character Revived by a New 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.
R.C. Harvey

Funnies Farrago on Nancy Eight-year-old Nancy started her cartoon life as a bit player in Ernie Bushmiller’s Fritzi Ritz comic strip, but she was so popular with readers—and … Read more

Funnies Farrago Review: Two Books of ‘Editoons’

Funnies Farrago Review: Two Books of ‘Editoons’
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.
R.C. Harvey

“Editoons” — editorial cartoons, the best vehicle for political satire! IT’S A TOUGH TIME for editorial cartoonists: with the White House occupant being the Clown in Chief, it’s … 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.
R.C. Harvey

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

Funnies Farrago: Happy Superbirthdays!

Funnies Farrago: Happy Superbirthdays!
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.
R.C. Harvey

Three of DC Comics superheroes recently celebrated “Superbirthdays” — Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Three of DC Comics superheroes recently celebrated anniversaries, or “Superbirthdays” — Superman, Batman and … Read more

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