Thursday, November 6, 2008

Friday Five: Funny Papers

This week's Friday Five is courtesy of my good blog pal, Presbyterian Gal. She writes: After an exhausting election here in the states it's time for some spirit lifting! Join me with a nice cup of tea or coffee or cocoa and let's sit back and read the Funny Papers!


1. What was your favorite comic strip as a child?
I'd have to say Dennis the Menace, and I also liked the tv show. (In retrospect, Margaret probably got a bad rap!)



2. Which comic strip today most consistently tickles your funny bone?
I like things that are a little twisted, so Off the Mark is a good one...



3. Which Peanuts character is closest to being you?
I'd have to go with Marcie. (And it's cool because Offspring #1 had the role of Marcie/Marcy in the play Dog Sees God.)
Here's me reading in bed...




4. Some say that comic strips have replaced philosophy as a paying job, so to speak. Does this ring true with you?
I think that many cartoonists are philosophers (at least quasi philosophers). And some are theologians. But they have limited space so the most they can do is spark some interest and get you thinking.

5. What do you think the appeal is for the really long running comic strips like Blondie, Family Circus, Dennis the Menace as some examples?
They are like comfort food!


Bonus question: Which discontinued comic strip would you like to see back in print?
The Likable Adventures of Likable Mike -- all about this cute and (of course) likable optometrist:


Yeah, you're right... I made that up.

17 comments:

David said...

Did you draw that???? It looks like Dad!

Barbara B. said...

I did draw that -- it is indeed supposed to be Dad! :)

Mavis said...

I love optometrists. Tell me when you syndicate!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

A new career awaits you. :)

Diane said...

you are so talented!

RevDrKate said...

Clever girl!

RevDrKate said...

Get out that storyboard and go for it!

Presbyterian Gal said...

Oh my gosh, girl, you have serious drawing chops!! With your brilliant humor you can't miss. Someone get this woman a drafting desk for Christmas!!!

Jiff said...

adorable!

dust bunny said...

Mayb now you'll start working on that second career in children's books and comic strips. :)

Mary Beth said...

very cool drawing! I can't wait until you are a famous cartoonist!!

Jan said...

With your sense of humor and artistic ability, you could become a cartoonist! That's funny that he's supposed to be DAD!

Auntie Knickers said...

I, too, am impressed with your drawing! (And love optometrists, who have been helping me see and read since 1955!)

offspring #1 said...

Haha, that does look like Dad!!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

hee hee too funny!

David said...

Wow, good drawing then! When did you draw it?

Barbara B. said...

Thanks for your comments, everybody! (Unlikely I'd make much of a splash in the cartoon world!)

david, I doodled it at the desk upstairs a little while back. Thought it fit in well with the Friday Five so I scanned it!