Monday, October 03, 2022

Oz Comics Roundup: Sherman's Lagoon

I promised I'd give you the complete saga once the storyline ended in Sherman's Lagoon, and now I am making good on that. This particular story was inspired by a real life discovery, a natural "yellow brick road" discovered on an underwater mountain near Hawai'i. (Snopes has a good summary of it all, including video.) So, here we go!

It turns out that this is part of a broader arc to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, which is pretty cool (and quite appropriate for a strip like Sherman's Lagoon).

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Oz Comics Roundup

A couple more that have appeared kind of recently:

  • All I will say about the September 12 edition of Strange Brew is, "Hmm, yeah, good question!" (I recently rediscovered that this is actually answered in the animated movie Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz, however. That movie also explains how Dorothy didn't get mud all over herself after falling into the pigstye in Kansas!)
  • All I will say about the September 19 edition of The Argyle Sweater is, "Ack, too much information!"
Sherman's Lagoon is also running an Oz-themed storyline, based around that undersea "yellow brick road" discovered earlier this year, but I'll wait to report on that after it's wrapped up. And I also hope to have something else on this blog soon besides comic strips. But "soon" is a relative term.

Monday, September 05, 2022

Oz Comics Roundup

Um, is it actually a roundup if there's only one? And it's a rerun from last week? (Yes, I lead a busy life.) Anyway, here is last Thursday's rerun from Liberty Meadows. I think that sauce may just be a bit on the spicy side.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Today's Oz Comic

I'll keep this one brief: Red and Rover are out hunting, and have a familiar call.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Oz Comics Roundup

With my job starting up for the year this week and all kinds of other things going on, I've been falling behind on all kinds of other things lately. But this morning, I want to share with you the comics page of this past Friday, August 12. Because there were not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR Oz comics that day! Not all of them were new, but it's still a pretty impressive feat! Here we go, in the order I read them:

I doubt we will ever have this Ozzy of a comics day again. But it sure was fun!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Oz Cartoon Round-Up (Kansas Election Edition)

With the surprising vote in Kansas last week to keep the right to an abortion in the state constitution, editorial cartoonists had a field day. And since it was in Kansas, you can guess what the topic of many of the cartoons was!

I wonder what the cartoons would have been like if this had all happened in some other state. The cartoonists would probably have to get more creative, as few states can give us this ind of easy shorthand.

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Oz Cartoon Round-Up (Non-Kansas Election Edition)

I've been very busy, but now I have a chance to breathe and catch up on stuff. Here are a few recent Oz comics:

I have a lot more cartoons to present, but as they all have to do with the results of last week's election in Kansas, and I'm running out of time and energy tonight, they'll have to wait until, I hope, tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

This Week's Oz Political Cartoon, No Video

Marshall Ramsey has an Ozzy take on what Donald Trump was doing on January 6, 2021.

This Week's Oz Political Cartoons, With Video

In case you haven't heard, Dr. Mehmet Oz is runnnig for the Senate in Pennsylvania. Well, here's an ad his opponent put out:

To celebrate, we have a historical cavalcade of Dr. Oz cartoons!

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Last Week's Oz-ish Comics Storyline

I started talking about the Over the Hedge storyline with Ozzily named off-brand snack cakes earlier in the week, but then I got distracted by heading to California for this year's abbreviated, post-COVID OzCon International. (Hey, I went to the previous thirty-nine iterations of this convention, I'm not going to let a little old thing like a deadly plague break my streak!) But this has also meant that I haven't been keeping you up to date. So, here is the entire week's worth of the story of Winkies!

Okay, we're good? You're all caught up? Excellent!

Today's Oz Comic

Today in Eek!, we learn a lot more about the Lollipop Guild than you may have ever expected!

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Today's Oz-ish Comic

The saga of the off-brand snack cakes continues in today's Over the Hedge.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Today's Oz Comics

A double dip today:

  • First up, here's today's Over the Hedge. Why is this Ozzy? Do you know what the name of the western country of Oz is? Do you know the name of the Wicked Witch's guards in the famous film version? I'll give you a hint, it's the same as the off-brand name in that last panel. This is especially appropriate since I'm off to OzCon International (the first in-person con in three years!) this week. Maybe I can blog about it from the road. Of course, before it was rebranded, this convention used to be called the Winkie Convention.
  • Also today, the website for The Far Side had this classic look at what happened on the Yellow Brick Road.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Today's Oz Political Cartoon

Okay, technically not from today, but I can't quite pin down when Gary Varvel put out this cartoon about the current oil situation. Like a lot of us, however, I suspect Varvel doesn't quite understand how the world market for petroleum actually works.

Friday, July 08, 2022

Today's Oz Political Cartoon, International Edition

Kevin Siers of the Charlotte Observer has this cogent, timely, and Ozzy comment on the differences between the Tories in the UK and their American brethren, the Republicans. Ouch!

Monday, July 04, 2022

Today's Oz Political Cartoon

Gary Markstein has a terrific, very Ozzy comment on what the Congressional January 6 Commision is doing right now.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Today's Oz Comics

Yes, these both appeared today. This is not a round up of the week, but of just today!

  • First, today's edition of The Argyle Sweater shows what an Oz story might look like in the community of Rith Matic from Kabumpo in Oz.
  • Skin Horse is wrapping up, which means they're running a campaign to fund the final two paperback collections. Let's just say that the cover of volume 12 looks mighty familiar, especially if you know the original illustrations from Ozma of Oz.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Today's Very Appropriate Comic

Technically, there's no Oz in this one, but today TrivQuiz remembers what happened on this day a century ago with this tribute to Judy Garland. (This one does need to be updated, however, as there was a fourth version of A Star Is Born back in 2018.)

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Monday, May 30, 2022

Oz Comics Roundup

Yikes! With the end of the school year coming up, I've been pretty busy, so now I have two week's worth of comics to update here — and thank goodness today's a holiday, or it might be at least another week!