Random Comments, February 2022 Edition

Same as the previous series of Random Comments threads (which have each been closed to further commenting because they’ve gotten too long), this will be accessible from a link in the left sidebar (under “triple-line” icon 1st tab).

Please remember that this is intended for public comics-related (or comics semi-related) comments only: if you want to send the editors a CIDU, or a comic for some specific folder (LOL, Oy, etc), or you want to inform us of a typo, please e-mail us at 4imageonline-co-textimage.  “Comics-semi-related” may in practice include your observations on life and language… But not politics, puh-leese!

However, starting in October 2020, we have been using a second, parallel open comments thread, for a specific area of topics: ideas for how to maintain or develop this site.   Look for the link in the left sidebar (under “triple-line” icon 1st tab).  The head post for the current Site Comments thread is HERE

Also: A list of the site’s most recent comments can be found in the left sidebar (under “folder” icon 2nd tab). A database of all the comments, compiled by larK, is here.

And the site’s FAQ is here.


  1. My comments so far related only to the concept of comic submissions.

    I don’t have anything against letting an occasional post get sidetracked by an image or link included in a comment, but I do not think that this should be encouraged as an official posting/publication path. The normal route (via e-mail) serves as a “gateway of rationality”, making sure that only relevant (or “acceptable”) material gets placed in posts.

  2. Very interesting illustrated essay from Tom Falco on his Tomversation blog today: https://tomversation.com/2022/05/12/my-cartooning-styles/

    I really don’t share his skepticism at those who directly enjoy New Yorker cartoons. But I will admit to an element of “taking a stand” when defending Frog Applause, or Lugnuts, or even old Klibans, that come in for the “you can’t tell me that is even sincerely meant to be funny” variety of criticism.

  3. At some point during the past months (or year?) I saw a beautifully rendered comic showing a global map of reported UFO sightings, confirming that the vast majority of them are within the continental U.S. I cannot find it at GoComics, and a Google search turns up nothing.
    Does anyone remember seeing it? The snarky tone of the surrounding text might have been from Doonesbury, but as I said, a GoComics search is unable to find it.

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