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The Sunday Funnies 11/29/09

This week’s round-up of animation-related comic strip gags:

Mark Tatulli’s Lio from Friday Nov. 27th.

Mike Peter’s Mother Goose and Grimm from Wednesday November 25th.

Above: Arlo and Janis from last Sunday November 22nd. Click panel above to read entire strip. Below: Scott Hilburn’s Argyle Sweater from Friday, 11/27.

If you spot a national comic strip making a clever reference to animated cartoons of any era, forward the link to us for our weekly round-up.

(Thanks this week to Wayne Daigrepont and Jim Lahue)

  • It’s not a newspaper strip (although the cartoonist does “Sally Forth” on the side), but this comic did two this week:

  • Oliver

    Another day, another incorrect spelling of ‘dalmatian’.

  • Paul N

    I wish my local paper ran “Lio.” Every time I’ve run across it, it gives me a grin.

  • oh the rapunzel one gave me a good hearty laugh after i stared at it a second…

  • JP

    Good idea with the Sunday Funnies, Jerry. I haven’t had a newspaper subscription in years, so it’s quite enjoyable to get a little taste of what’s worth reading in the funnies on your site each week!

  • haha they did misspell dalmatian

  • Compn

    first time i laughed at the sunday funnies in AGES. thanks for this.

  • Brian D. Scott

    I’ve never seen Lio before, but he looks like a young Ed Grimley!

  • David Breneman

    I’ve never understood why people found “Casper the Friendly Ghost” cartoons entertaining. But since they were a Famous Studios product, I suppose entertainment wasn’t ever part of the equation.

    “Aaaauuuugh! A GHOST!!” [There follows some humiliatingly grotesque escape sequence.]

    Yeah, lots of laughs there.

  • JML carries Lio (and many other comics).

  • Paul Penna

    I fall on my knees and fling hosannas at you for turning me on to Lio.

  • MG&G is so true. So very true.

  • I’m not sure I understand the last one. A part of me almost gets it, but at the same time it isn’t really clicking. I like the art in these, though.

  • J Hobart B

    Even in the context of the full strip, that Arlo & Jannis one doesn’t make sense. So the joke is just showing the character in front of different backgrounds, followed by an acknowledgment that this premise is vaguely similar to one used in a successful animated cartoon from over 50 years ago? Wow. Hilarious.

  • Anne

    Yes, GoComics is a really great site! You can find a lot of excellent comics there. “Bloom County”, “Take it from Circus”, “The Boondocks”, “Molly and the Bear”, “Doonesbury” and “Cul De Sac”.

    I’m a HUGE Bloom County fan! It’s probably the best strip other than Peanuts. It’s great that they make the entire run of it available online.

    Keep showing us these animation related strips. They’re awesome!

  • Dalmatian is spelled wrong.

  • Ze

    Where I can find the 1st edition of The Sunday Funnies?