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To me, Mutts is exactly what a comic strip should be." -Charles Schulz, Peanuts creator
MUTTS appears in 700 newspapers in more than 20 countries and receives about 1 million visits each month to its official Web site at www.muttscomics.com.
Always striking a delicate balance between lighthearted fun and responsible social commentary, Patrick McDonnell's MUTTS has been recognized by the National Cartoonists Society as Best Strip of the Year for its distinctive style, heartwarming humor, and strong yet gentle stand on important social issues.
McDonnell, a New York Times best-selling author, has been awarded the Reuben Award for Best Cartoonist of the Year, as well as the Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip, the Adamson Statuette from the Swedish Academy of Comic Art for Best International Comic Strip Artist, and multiple Genesis Awards.
Doonesbury.com's The War in Quotes is a startling account of the Iraq War, told entirely in the words of those who conceived, planned, advocated, and executed it. Presented in chronological order in thematic groups against a timeline of key events, this astonishing record of remarks both public and private speaks for itself, chronicling the dramatic unfolding of America's first preventative war.
THAT WAS THEN
"Once you've got Baghdad, it's not clear what you do with it. It's not clear what kind of government you put in place. How much credibility is that government going to have if it's set up by the U.S. military?" --Dick Cheney, 1991
"F*** Saddam. We're taking him out." --George W. Bush, to three U.S. senators, March 2002
"If the president wants to go to war, our job is to find the intelligence to allow him to do so." --Alan Foley, director, CIA Weapons Intelligence, to staff, December 2002
"There was no guidance for restoring order in Baghdad, creating an interim government, hiring government and essential services employees, and ensuring that the judicial system was operational." --3rd Infantry Division's official after-action review
"I really qualify it as militarily insignificant. They are very small. They are very random. They are very ineffective." --Maj. Gen. Ray Odierno, June 18, 2003
"Does [the Iraq war strategy] make America safer?" --Sen. John Warner
"I don't know, actually." --Gen. David Petraeus, in Senate testimony, September 11, 2007
Join Dilbert and his often infuriating office mates in this collection celebrating 20 years of Dilbert.
Scott Adams "is a VERY tough act to follow." --Suzanne Tobin, Washington Post
In the tradition of The Complete Far Side and The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, Dilbert 2.0 celebrates the 20th anniversary of Scott Adams's Dilbert, the touchstone of office humor.
This special slipcased collection-weighing in at more than ten pounds with 600 pages and featuring almost 4,000 strips-takes readers behind the scenes and into the early days of Scott Adams's life pre-Dilbert and on to the success that followed when Dilbert became an internationally syndicated sensation.
Divided into five different epochs, Dilbert 2.0 gives readers a glance at some of Adams's earliest strips, like those created for Playboy, and a peek at an abundance of special content ranging from numerous rejection letters to Adams's first cartooning check, and more.
Adams personally selected the material for this collection and offers original comments and humorous asides throughout. Also included is a disc that contains every Dilbert comic strip to April 2008.
This strip is the culmination of a life's worth of dreams. I'm using the opportunity to entertain, enlighten, and be the trembly voice of the socially awkward everywhere." -Cory Thomas
An edgy and nuanced strip-chronicling the demanding but reflective lives of six urban teens at Oliver Otis University.
Cory Thomas's Watch Your Head is presented through the eyes of Cory, an academically brilliant but socially inept college student. His friends at Otis U. include Omar, a recluse who seems umbilically tied to his computer; Quincy, Omar's friend (and therefore Cory's friend by default); and Kevin, who, as both a Canadian and one of the few whites on a predominantly black campus, feels like a foreigner times two. Robin, the object of Cory's crush, and Jason, Cory's roommate and polar opposite, round out the cast.
Through this diverse group, Thomas provides a raw critique on current social issues while perfectly relating the amusements, angst, and growth that come with the college experience.
Watch Your Head currently appears in papers stretching from New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston to Chicago, Dallas, and St. Petersburg. This inaugural book offering collects more than 40 weeks of strips.
Ever since Rose is Rose began, I have been one of its most ardent admirers." -Charles Schulz
Nominated as Best Newspaper Comic Strip five times Rose is Rose is the strip where daydreams and reality meet and mingle.
Life in the Gumbo family is anything but ordinary. A toe-biting monster dwells in the bathtub drain, awaiting Pasquale's bath time. Family-minded Rose occasionally morphs into her wild alter ego, Vicki the biker. Rose's love-note-writing husband Jimbo never disappoints as the always hopelessly hopeful romantic. The creation of Pat Brady and Don Wimmer, this Rose is Rose collection features more than 40 weeks of Gumbo family high jinks.
After two decades of sketching every Rose is Rose strip himself, Brady shifted the writing and drawing duties to Don Wimmer. This Rose is Rose collection features the talents of Wimmer as based on Brady's creation.
Nothing is certain but death and taxes. And laundry." -Baby Blues proverb
From prophetic Baby Blues proverbs like, "The grass is always greener on the knees of your kid's new white pants," to Dinner Table Olympics where Synchronized Whining is the main event, young parents Darryl and Wanda keep pace with energetic children Zoe, Hammie, and baby Wren, as Kirkman and Scott expertly navigate the daily nuances of newborns, nocturnal diaper changes, and the nirvana of family life.
A terrific comic now becomes a terrific book." -Larry King
Did you know that da Vinci sketched the prototype for the iPod? Or that before settling on cookies, Chinese restaurants experimented with putting fortunes in broccoli? Learn more about life in Brevity.
Authors Guy Endore-Kaiser and Rodd Perry combine their satirical tendencies with a minimalist illustration style to create Brevity, a single-panel comic that Shakespeare himself declares "the soul of wit." This Brevity treasury features cartoons from the Brevity and Brevity 2 book collections. No sporks, spheres, penguins, or superheroes were injured in the creation of this treasury.
Brevity dares to ponder such thoughtful perplexities as the difference in fulfillment between hot-air and cold-air balloon rides, the inherent dilemmas involved in eating Chinese alphabet soup, and the pros and cons of playing the violin or the fiddle.
The humor is a wickedly authentic blend of young-professional-bachelor shtick and pets-from-hell high jinks. . . . And, perhaps best of all, the strip keeps getting better." -Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Get Fuzzy was named Best Comic Strip of the Year in 2002 by the National Cartoonists Society.
Satchel, the Shar-pei-Lab mix in the Get Fuzzy family who actually believes what TV commercials say, and his owner-housemate Rob Wilco, a single, somewhat befuddled, Red Sox-obsessed ad exec, endure the scourge of their daily existence, Bucky Katt. Whether baiting the ferret down the hall for battle, gorging on rubber bands (and the ensuing gastric consequences), or joining the gun repair club, Bucky continuously tests the patience and endurance of his hapless mates.
Three Get Fuzzybooks, Bucky Katt's Big Book of Fun, Blueprint for Disaster, and Say Cheesy, have been New York Times best-sellers.
Cry over spilt milk. Remind them to always look happy in front of your friends. Nervously suggest they shouldn't go into the basement after dark and don't explain why. Attend parent-teacher night in a blue bunny suit."
Frederick Muench and Gregory Nemec offer a humorous account of all the little things parents can do to put the "fun" in "dysfunctional family." Parents of wayward children will no longer have to scratch their heads and wonder where they went wrong. By following this simple, straightforward manual, parents will know exactly why Susie's in rehab, John's in therapy, and Lucy's incarcerated.
In pithy, bitingly irreverent text accompanied by 60 funny illustrations, this book includes such useful tips as:
* A child can't cry or complain if his mouth is full of doughnuts.
* Gifts make up for not being there.
* Don't put your kids in your will, or they may kill you.
"Where there is stress, or receding hairlines and liver spots, there is humor." --John McPherson
More than one third of the world's population is officially over the hill, while the rest of us are quickly approaching its summit.
Be it the ritual hazing of new residents at Spring Meadow Retirement Center that requires retirees to drink 25 shots of prune juice, or the oxymoronic humor involved in the publication of the "1st Annual Swimsuit Edition of Aging Today," octogenarians, centenarians--even those younger and in between--all agree, John McPherson's comic mastery finds humor in life's most everyday act--namely, aging.
McPherson's Close to Home cartoon panel features a zany cast of malpracticing medics, denture-less dentists, and cynical civil servants. Culling more than 100 aging-specific black-and-white and full-color panels, McPherson creates the ultimate ode to getting older.
Ziggy is a "loveable, optimistic, funny-page favorite." --New York Times
* America's beautifully bald and beloved comic everyman inspires millions with his quirky mixture of poor luck surmounted by never-ending hope.
For more than 35 years, Tom Wilson's Ziggy, syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, has turned lemons into lemonade, rain into rainbows, and seemingly downhill experiences into character-building opportunities brimming with potential.
* Ziggy never forgets to remind us that even though we may find ourselves marching through life without hair, luck, or in Ziggy's case, pants, life's toughest challenges all have the potential for ending in celebration.
* Appearing in more than 600 papers Ziggy's daily exploits continue to mirror our own lives, while helping us positively reflect from within. In the great Parade of Life, Ziggy usually finds himself bringing up the rear . . . right behind the elephants! Yet, Ziggy marches on, showing us that every step of the way, life constantly places surprises in our path that we simply cannot afford to miss!
The most influential cartoonist now working." -The New York Times
Neither Democrat nor Republican is safe from the influential paintbrush of political commentator and cartoonist Pat Oliphant. A master of what he calls "confrontational art," Oliphant spares no one as he covers Bush's tenure in office-drawing comparisons on the war in Iraq to Vietnam, Kim Jong Il's nuclear antics to a circus act, and President George W. Bush's time in office with the reign of The Little King.
* Oliphant is the most widely syndicated political cartoonist in the world, currently published in more than 500 newspapers and magazines worldwide, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the New Yorker.