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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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TV shows to watch throughout the Halloween season

Do you want to get in the Halloween spirit? Many TV shows for all ages tell stories of vampires, ghosts, witches, zombies and more, offering the perfect outlet to dive into a visual spookfest.

Charles Schulz’ ‘Peanuts’ turns 70

Seventy years ago Friday, the “Peanuts” comic strip by then-obscure St. Paul, Minnesota, cartoonist Charles M. Schulz made its debut in just seven newspapers around the world.

The career of cartoonist Stephan Pastis

Stephan Pastis chucked a nine-year career practicing law in California to draw a pun-filled comic strip starring a pig, a rat and a goat and, more recently, to launch a series of successful “illustrated middle-grade” children’s books. Here’s a look at the master of daily comic strip puns:

A guide to the superhero movies of 2020, from ‘Birds of Prey’ to ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Warner Bros. and DC Comics are releasing films featuring their two most popular big-screen characters of the moment (Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn), Valiant Comics is finally seeing one of its heroes hit the big screen (Bloodshot), and Venom hopes to best its previous movie’s $856 million worldwide haul in a sequel that looks to be a lot bloodier.

Rob Curley: Adding more comics and puzzles still a great idea from 1954

Sometimes the lessons you learn when you’re just a kid don’t truly resonate until you’re much older. For generations, the first time many experience a newspaper is when they discover the simple joys of comics page somewhere around the time that they’re learning to read and tie their shoes.

Spokane-raised Jody Zellman looks to find his way into his hometown paper’s pages

Jody Zellman, 31, is one of 10 artists Spokesman-Review readers will soon put through the wringer. Beginning Wednesday, they’ll vote to select a comic strip that sees permanent play in the Spokane funny pages, either daily or in Sunday circulation. Unlike his competition, Zellman is the only artist from Spokane – or Washington, for that matter – and the only artist who’s “independent.”

‘Non Sequitur’ cartoonist apologizes for mistake as comic strip returns to publication

Wiley Miller, the cartoonist behind the popular “Non Sequitur,” told an audience for the first time Monday that he almost lost his livelihood and marriage after he scrawled a vulgar note to President Donald Trump that appeared in newspapers nationwide. The comic that ran on Feb. 10, 2019, was created weeks before on a day like many others since Trump took office. The president had said something that upset Miller, so he penciled the note.

Wiley Miller draws Spokane a special Non Sequitur

As a thank you to The Spokesman-Review readers, Non Sequitur creator Wiley Miller said he would draw a comic specifically for Spokane if the newspaper’s readers voted to bring back his strip.