Ziggy .. R I P - RIP Bil Keane (Family Circus)

Joined: November 3rd, 2011, 10:24 pm

November 9th, 2011, 11:55 pm #21

But Snoopy was awesome. Sometimes I don't know you at all!
But Snoopy was awesome. Sometimes I don't know you at all!

U stink but I love U
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DJ.
Joined: August 30th, 2002, 3:13 am

November 10th, 2011, 12:05 am #22

<em>grimmace</em>

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Joined: November 3rd, 2011, 10:24 pm

November 10th, 2011, 12:08 am #23

He was never very funny, either.
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Joined: May 25th, 2002, 12:00 am

November 10th, 2011, 2:15 am #24

I read some quote (to lazy to find it) in an article today that said Bil Keane realized when he published a strip (can you call a one panel comic a strip? but Jude digresses...) where Jeffy says to his parents something about needing a hug and he got more mail about that then when he published the "funny". So, he goes on to say that he realized that his comic wasn't really about the funny, but the relating. So, there's that.

I remember as a kid that I loved the ones where he would track the kid's path through the yard, the neighbors, the house, whatev after mom asked the kid to take out the garbage or whatever. Totally loved those!

RIP Bil

ETA: And TEAM DJ... i loved Peanuts. Especially when the holiday specials were on TV. We got to eat in the living room, in front of the TV, on TV trays!
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barkenstein
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November 10th, 2011, 3:20 am #25

Newer comics pretty good.

Overboard

Pearls before Swine

Non Sequitur

In the Bleachers



Oh and R.I.P. Ziggy dude!



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Squid Boy
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November 10th, 2011, 3:25 am #26

Cathy's already dead I think. Has been for a while?
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Joined: February 5th, 2003, 5:14 am

November 10th, 2011, 4:34 am #27

Did they physically kill the character in the strip?

Anything less and I'm not satisfied.
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Joined: May 7th, 2002, 12:38 pm

November 10th, 2011, 1:53 pm #28

I think Andy Samberg effectively executed the character on SNL.
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Joined: June 12th, 2002, 8:14 pm

November 10th, 2011, 2:18 pm #29

I vote for the demise of Mary Worth. Good lord, that strip is insipid and sanctimonious.

The Comics Curmudgeon does a good job of eviscerating it and many others:

http://joshreads.com/
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Joined: March 4th, 2008, 5:04 pm

November 11th, 2011, 4:42 pm #30

Agreed on CC... I don't recall who turned me on to him, but it cracks me up.
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