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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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.
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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

Tarzan Comic Strip: Reaching End of the Vine

Tarzan Comic Strip: Reaching End of the Vine
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.
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Funnies Farrago on historic moments in the Tarzan comic strip. The Tarzan we see in the funnies these days is a somewhat diminished reminder of the strip’s place … Read more

Funnies Farrago on Hilda Terry and the All-Boys Club 

Funnies Farrago on Hilda Terry and the All-Boys Club 
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.
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Hilda Terry challenged an “all-boys” cartoonist club of the early 1900’s, and won. The National Cartoonists Society had been a mens’ club since its formation in 1946. It … 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.
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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 Mythology of the Western, Part Two

Funnies Farrago on the Mythology of the Western, Part Two
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.
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Authenticity in Western Comics Even in make-believe, I opt for authenticity. In art, Russell over Remington, say. Admirers of western comics usually pit Remington against Russell, and, while … Read more

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