More North Korean football references

Thanks to a post by comics writer Dan Mishkin, I’ve managed to add to more examples to this array of the “Lucy pulls the football away” concept being applied to the recent discussions with North Korea.

 

And that, of course, is just its use in cartoons. There’s plenty of use of this analogy in op/eds, such as  Trump won’t be Charlie Brown to Kim’s Lucy with the football  at The Hill and Did North Korea just yank the football — and Trump’s Nobel Prize — away? at the Los Angeles Times, and usage at The Washington Post and CNBC, and Washington Examiner, and the Korea Times, and I just stopped searching after that.

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Braddock says goodbye to Jane’s World

Paige Braddock, the Chief Creative Officer over at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates and quite a cartoonist on her own, has been doing her own strip for decades. I haven’t read all of “Jane’s World” but the chunks that I have read are quite enjoyable, and I always mean to …

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Snoopy makes many turns to the left

Coming to the racetrack this fall is another Snoopy-decorated race-a-ma-jig. Everybody’s favorite beagle… well, not everybody’s favorite, surely some people love their own dog more than they love Snoopy, it’s understandable… but the favorite beagle for the largest number of people, making him the most favoritest beagle, he will be on …

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Peanuts as bird droppings

Comics history buff Steven Thompson (not to be confused with pop culture buff Stephen Thompson, son of comics history buff Maggie Thompson; the world often confuses me) pointed out this 1970 ad for the Dayton Daily News. The paper tried using the Dayton Daily News Bird, crafted by comic book …