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!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

This Week's Oz Comic

Yeah, only one this week, but it's fun. Take a look at yesterday's edition of Brevity and tell me you wouldn't play that game! (But why limit it to just two of Judy's movies? Why not also A Star Is Born, Summer Stock, In the Good Old Summertime, Words and Music, Easter Parade, or all the other musicals she's done?)

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Oz Comics Roundup

Yup, it's been another long stretch without many Oz comics, until this week.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Today's Oz Comics

Hey, with two today and a little extra time tonight, I thought, why wait for a weekend roundup?

  • In today's Rhymes with Orange, Toto has an unexpected but not unanticipated interaction with another character.
  • Meanwhile, the kids in Grand Avenue are thinking about how to tell their stories in musical form. (Boy, does that take a dark turn fast!)

Monday, April 04, 2022

Oz Comics Round-Up

No, really, I have other Ozzy things to talk about. I'm on spring break this week, so I may even get to some of them. But let's get the comics round-up out of the way tonight:

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Oz Comics Roundup

Another week, another handful of Oz cmoics!

  • On Monday, One Big Happy ran this edition involving a beloved Oz character. This is not the firsttime OBH has used this joke, and I think this may even be a rerun.
  • On Wednesday, this rather twisted comic appeared in The Argyle Sweater. Well, this could explani why Liir is an orphan in Son of a Witch.
  • And finally, on Saturday, the gang heads to a bar in this edition of Half Full. I'm not really sure I get this one, but it may have to do with the Witch's sister ending up in the opposite situation.