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In honor of National Puppy Day—March 23

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I know what you’re thinking…The MacPherson’s don’t have a puppy. Continue reading

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This day in Baby Blues history, December 6, 2003…

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Hammie and Trent started the Look-out!-Here-it-comes!-Club. Sounds dangerous. And fun.

I want to know who the third member was.

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A very special Baby Blues Thanksgiving memory

With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought I’d find a Baby Blues strip with a Thanksgiving theme and write about how it all came about and the meaning of it to our family. Something poignant and funny.

I started by searching through my emails for “thanksgiving”—that’s an easy way for me to find something like this quickly. If that doesn’t work, I’ll head over to the BabyBlues.com archives and search.

While I was going through the emails, I ran across one that seemed odd to come up in a “thanksgiving” search. It was an email from Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine. The email was shortly after Thanksgiving of 2005. He had sent me the fourth in a series of gags he was working on. The email contained this strip, the peak of the action in the series where Zoe and Hammie, out on a beer run, ran over Jeremy from Zits and blew up a gas station:

Pearls Before Swine/Baby Blues crossover (Click to biggify)

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Tired of the election?

Jump on over to TheCartoonistStudio.com for some relief!

Two dozen popular cartoonists appear on the site, where you can get a glimpse into their studio lives.

It just so happens that this month Rick Kirkman has the featured Drawing Board of the Month.

While you’re there, check out Jerry Scott’s page, too.

 

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FIVE SECRETS sort of interesting things about Baby Blues revealed in BBXX

“Secrets” may not be the right word. “Secrets” implies that someone else might be interested in knowing them. Or that they’re things we wouldn’t want out there.

“Secrets” is also a word devised—first by magazines and TV, and now the Internet—to suck you into stories you wouldn’t give a second glance to otherwise. So if we’re being honest, then yes, “Secrets” it is. Here they are: Continue reading

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