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.
R.C. Harvey

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.
R.C. Harvey

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.
R.C. Harvey

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.
R.C. Harvey

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

Funnies Farrago on the Western Mythology: Part One

Funnies Farrago on the Western Mythology: Part One
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

Western Mythology… and the Two Frauds Who Helped It Along In the Hall of Statues just off the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., each state … 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.
R.C. Harvey

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.
R.C. Harvey

“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.
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

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