September 16, 2011
Really? According to The Sun, Social Security is a successful, financially solvent, program that isn't in any real danger ("Social Security sets off sparks," Sept. 13)! Where does The Sun get it's non-facts, from the latest fiction book on the New York Times best seller list? The statement that the government is only using the Social Security trust fund "surplus" to pay for other government programs is laughable at best. Now I don't have to turn to the comic section. That was the best laugh of the day. Gail Householder, Marriottsville
July 11, 2011
You might know and love Flannery O'Connor as the legendary author of short fiction. (She's this humble correspondent's favorite short story writer -- mainly because could take the mundane motions of southern life and skew them into something dark and twisted.) But did you know that O'Connor also drew weird, counter-culture cartoons? Apparently, before she forever our consciousness with "A Good Man is Hard to Find," O'Connor was seriously pursuing a career as a cartoonist.
October 23, 1990
AND NOW, A little funny business.Accent, in conjunction with SUNDIAL, the free telephone information service of The Baltimore Sun, is conducting an electronic survey this week to determine which Evening Sun comics you like -- or dislike -- most.To register your opinions, call 783-1800 (or 268-7736 in Anne Arundel County) any time until midnight Sunday.After you hear the greeting, you'll be asked to punch in a four-digit code on your touch-tone phone. Punch 6300 and you'll be connected with a voice that will lead you through the survey.
October 20, 2011
McDaniel College is opening the doors of its Englar Dining Hall to the public on select Sundays for a Sunday Brunch on the Hill in conjunction with the its exhibition on newspaper comic strips. The brunch buffet will feature live music and free Sunday comics from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, Oct. 23 and Nov. 13. The cost for brunch buffet with complimentary mimosas and Bloody Marys is $10. The exhibiton, Kings of the Pages: Comic Strips & Culture 1895-1950 , will be open to the public 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. on these two Sundays.
January 29, 2004
Peter Kuper has nothing against superheroes, funny animals and maligned office workers. Except when that's all people know about the comics. "For most people, it's like a tossup between Dilbert, Garfield and Superman - that is the broad perception today of what comics are," says Kuper, a cartoonist, graphic novelist and comic artist whose work is far afield from such populist touchstones. "You are constantly shaking off that stigma." At 46, Kuper is among a bevy of comic artists trying to stretch the boundaries of what are popularly perceived as the medium's limitations.
May 2, 2008
Over the next three days, a few hundred thousand Americans are expected to show up at theaters for the premiere weekend of Iron Man, based on the Marvel Comics character. If only the country's 3,000 comics stores could entice even a small percentage of them into their shops. "There might be a few people who come in for their kids, but it won't be as many people as you'd think, as far as the person who's not into comics," says John "Bumper" Moyer, owner of Glen Burnie's Twilite Zone Comics.