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Happy Birthday, NASA! Darryl reveals 4 secrets of the cosmos.

On this day in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was formed. To celebrate, Darryl shares his knowledge of the cosmos with Zoe in a strip from August 26, 2001.

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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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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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A Baby Blues Halloween Oldie

(Click to biggify) November 1, 1998

This is one of my favorite Halloween gags for a few reasons:

It has some cute costumes that remind me of Trick-or-Treating with our kids

I love the dog I drew in the upper right corner panel (I’m allowed to like something I drew)

And it ends with Darryl eating something gross that one of the kids gave him. Now, that’s scary, eating something your child hands you without knowing where it’s been. You’ve been forewarned.

Got any gross Halloween experiences you’d like to share?

Bwaahahaha!

 

 

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