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rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 8:31:22 AM

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When I was a youngster - and that was a long time ago - I liked the cartoons of Marmaduke. I had forgotten the name and it took some time to find these comic strips on the internet.

rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 8:52:52 AM

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balamb
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 10:33:42 AM

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I realise that this places me firmly in the hippie era but:-
fat-freddys-cat.seebyseeing.net
was a firm favourite of mine!

He was created by Gilbert Shelton and was much smarter than his owner, Freddy, who was one of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
Maggie
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 10:57:10 AM

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We couldn't have such a thread without mentioning 'The Far Side', by Gary Larson. Some of his humor was considered controversial, like the attached example. But Jane Goodall LOVED this one, and asked Larson if she could use it on t-shirts to generate money for her projects and, of course, he agreed.



"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program." - Ronald Reagan
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 11:03:20 AM

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We have had the cartoons here before...
http://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst12080_Toon-Collection.aspx


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
balamb
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 11:04:18 AM

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Please can someone tell me how to download a picture onto this site. I've found one and downloaded it to my. . desktop. Then I've tried to drag it across but it just doen't work. This isn't the first time. Please help.
almostfreebird
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 11:10:36 AM

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Daniel Clowes






Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 11:14:35 AM

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balamb wrote:
Please can someone tell me how to download a picture onto this site. I've found one and downloaded it to my. . desktop. Then I've tried to drag it across but it just doen't work. This isn't the first time. Please help.


Have a look at this welcome thread in Site Features; GoldmanM has collected some good advice.
You could also quote any post with an image embedded here to see how it looks as a code.


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 2:59:37 PM

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balamb wrote:
Please can someone tell me how to download a picture onto this site. I've found one and downloaded it to my. . desktop. Then I've tried to drag it across but it just doen't work. This isn't the first time. Please help.

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Balamb, you can transfer a picture from the internet directly to this forum.
Either you do it by' copy this picture' or 'copy URL of this picture.

When writing here use first the oode for image and try if it works and produces the picture here. If not try to paste the URL-address into the code of image. Then you get the image.

It it doesn't work you can still use the code for link and put in the URL-address. Then you get the link.

I hope you get what I mean. It's a bit hard for me to explain these things in English. I hardly understand them in German.

JJ explained to me that I can't transfer a picture from my laptop to the forum - I have to have a special programme for such a transfer.
rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 3:12:31 PM

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Of course, Mickey Mouse is no comic strip from the newspaper but it's very long time that I haven't seen pictures of Mickey Mouse. Some pictures I have seen as a youngster are fixed in my mind for ever.

Donald Duck swimming in money



rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 3:19:13 PM

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To Maggie

It's an age that I haven't seen comics by Gary Larson. I still have some booklets of Gary Larson (hidden in boxes in some garage) and I remember how eager I was to study the everyday language in these booklets.

rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 3:25:28 PM

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almostfreebird
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 3:28:09 PM

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rogermue wrote:
balamb wrote:
Please can someone tell me how to download a picture onto this site. I've found one and downloaded it to my. . desktop. Then I've tried to drag it across but it just doen't work. This isn't the first time. Please help.

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Balamb, you can transfer a picture from the internet directly to this forum.
Either you do it by' copy this picture' or 'copy URL of this picture.



To transfer from your laptop to the forum:


imageshack and photobucket are popular:

how to upload pictures to forum using image shack


http://imageshack.us/

http://photobucket.com/





rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 3:46:15 PM

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Charles "Charlie" Brown is the protagonist in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 3:51:22 PM

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I like the Tintin series of Hergé very much. Especially these two stories. Wikipedia has an article about either of them.
Hope1
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 4:06:40 PM

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'For Better or Worse' and 'Calvin and Hobbes' are two I missed when the artists stopped writing the cartoons. However, they are re-running the former in our newspaper at home, and I have the latter on iGoogle.

Every man has a right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts. Bernard M. Baruch 1870-1965
balamb
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 4:26:58 PM

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Hooray! Here's Fat Freddy's Cat.




Thanks Jyrkka Jakka (sorry, can't do umlauts) and Rogermue for your help.


Yes, Tin Tin and Asterix are classics but let's not forget the great Robert Crumb.
rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 4:27:14 PM

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Calvin and Hobbes, a daily comic strip by Bill Watterson.
rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 4:30:12 PM

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To Balamb

Glad you have managed to solve the technical problem! I had the same problems at first.
rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 4:43:39 PM

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Garfield is a comic strip created by Jim Davis.
rogermue
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 4:54:24 PM

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The Phantom is an American adventure comic strip created by Lee Falk.

In the fifties Tarzan and Phantom appeared in Germany. We were thrilled and couldn't expect the next weekly edition.
Tarzan was our favourite number one, Phantom was number two.

I often wonder why Tarzan and Phantom vanished into thin air. It is almost impossible to get one of those old editions.
And on the net I haven't yet found anything. Perhaps someone knows where to find these things.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 6:37:09 PM

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Balamb,
(if you use Windows,) hold down ALT while keying 0228, release ALT - there's your ä!

Franquin:










In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
rogermue
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:02:43 AM

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Archie by Fernando Ruiz and Craig Boldman
rogermue
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:10:26 AM

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Married couples everywhere relate to husband-and-wife team Harriet and Stanley Parker of The Better Half. Their quest to keep the "spark" alive in their aging marriage brings a knowing smile to readers around the world. The adventures of the quintessential couple appear in the paperback collection "Randy Glasbergen's The Better Half, Living Happily Never After," which was published by CCC Publications in 1996. After 40 successful years, cartoonist Randy Glasbergen continues to attract new readers with his fresh, topical humor. The Parkers may not be runway models, but to their many readers, they rank among the hottest couples in the comics!
rogermue
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:19:29 AM

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rogermue
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:47:15 AM

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Dennis the Menace is the brainchild of Hank Ketcham. Appearing in more than 1,000 newspapers, the humor is based on the interaction of five-ana-half-year-old Dennis Mitchell with his parents, neighbors and various friends. Dennis is a combination of good intentions, misdirected helpfulness and exuberant energy, which never fails to provide an entertaining mixture of merriment.
Dennis’ world is inhabited by an assortment of personalities to whom we can all relate: From the grumpy, but lovable, neighbor to the prim and proper girl next door; from the harried, but loving mother to the impressionable and adoring little buddy. They all combine to make Dennis’ (and our) day a little more entertaining. Created by master cartoonist Hank Ketcham, and perpetuated by Marcus Hamilton and Ron Ferdinand, Dennis the Menace continues to occupy a place in the pantheon of national, and international, icons.

I've seen only a few Dennis strips, but some were good and had interesting lanuage. But, of course, it's difficult to find these things again.
rogermue
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:16:21 AM

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I remember a Dennis strip from about two decades ago:

The phone is ringing. Dennis answers the phone.
Someone wants to speak to his parents.
Dennis: Can you call later,
my parents are having a row.

A pity I can't find this strip.
pedro
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:59:32 AM

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Little Nemo- predates Bert and Ernie by some time

All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:09:25 AM

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Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012), known better as Moebius.
May he rest in peace.










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pedro
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:30:38 AM

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...and have a look in your attic



All good ideas arrive by chance- Max Ernst
Tetrapak
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 8:35:01 AM
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When very senior managers used to appear and hover around in our control room in times of (Railway) crisis I used to calm myself down by looking at this Perishers cartoon pinned on my desk. Always worked and the fantastic pun in the last speech bubble always cracked me up.






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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 1:33:42 PM

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My all-time favorite is Pogo, written and drawn by Walt Kelly.




"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
almostfreebird
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:21:23 PM

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:33:18 PM

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Hi roger! I think you have only seen the 'sanitized' American Dennis the Menace - not the original English one!


Tetrapack - my favourite characters in the Perishers were Wellington and Boot.




Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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