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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

From ‘The Boondocks’ to ‘The Far Side,’ beloved ’90s comics are springing back to life

“The Boondocks” and “The Far Side,” two cartoon creations that enjoyed massive popularity in the 1990s, are showing new signs of life.


You decide if ‘Nancy’ should grace The Spokesman-Review’s comics page

The Spokesman-Review is offering samples of “Nancy” and four other potential new comic strips in the pages of the Serendipity section.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

‘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 …


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 …


‘Dear Editors and Readers’: Wiley Miller pens apology and appreciation to Spokesman-Review

As a “Thank You” to all of you, I have drawn a Non Sequitur specifically for Spokane that is running in today’s newspaper.


Rob Curley: No perfect way to pick top Non Sequitur strips, but we did it anyway

You know from the beginning that it can’t be a complete list of the best … more of just a guide to goodness.


Rob Curley: Non Sequitur creator, who went too far and lost a lot, will return to The Spokesman with a special Spokane strip

Non Sequitur was one of the most-read comics in the United States until its creator snuck an anti-Trump message into a strip and hundreds of newspaper canceled it. Slowly, some …


Rob Curley: Before we tell you if ‘Non Sequitur’ is coming back, you have to read this column. And boy oh boy, do we have a surprise …

We asked readers if they wanted to forgive the creator of the “Non Sequitur” cartoon for


Rob Curley: Should “Non Sequitur” return to the comics page?

Back in February, the “Non Sequitur” comic that ran in our newspaper had a hidden message in it. It was a naughty message. Really naughty. Involving President Trump. So, like …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019

Cartoonist hides vulgar anti-Trump message in his comic strip; S-R joins papers to drop the comic

At first glance, Sunday’s Non Sequitur comic strip just showed bears dressed up like Leonardo da Vinci. But much like da Vinci himself, Wiley Miller – whose work often tackles …


‘Pinky and the Brain,’ ‘He-Man’ artist brings nostalgia to Lilac City Comicon

Keith Tucker often hears from comic convention visitors that he “drew their childhood.” With storyboard credits that include some of the greats from the 1980s and 1990s, it’s easy to …


As DC’s ‘Action Comics’ approaches 1,000 issues, a classic Superman artist returns

Dan Jurgens’ pencils have finally caught up to his writing. If only for a few issues, Jurgens has returned to drawing Superman for DC Comics, handling the illustrating duties on …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017

Netflix plans new toys, merchandise based on hit TV shows

Netflix Inc. is plotting a move into the toy business. The world’s largest paid video service is looking to hire an executive to oversee the licensing of shows for books, …


Marvel’s She-Hulk is dropping the ‘she’ and keeping the Hulk buried inside – for now

For the first two issues of the series (the second of which was released Wednesday, digitally and in print), the “Hulk” in the title represents the monster Jen Walters is …


New superhero La Borinqueqa shows the power of Puerto Rican pride

After announcing his intentions to create an environmentally friendly Puerto Rican superhero as a part of this summer’s Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, with the collaborative …


“Dilbert” story line on Uber being replaced by syndicate

The syndicate that manages “Dilbert” will swap out a story line on the Uber ride-sharing service, but the decision came too late for the panel in today’s paper.


Comic Paula Poundstone stands up for Spokane Public Radio

To emphasize the nonglamour of her life on the road, Paula Poundstone posts pictures of chairs on her Facebook page. Skuffed-up metal folding chairs, hard plastic ones, grungy sunk-in easy …


Creativity’s spawn

Todd McFarlane calls himself “a jack of all trades, master of none,” although it’s difficult to see where he’s coming from once you take all of his accomplishments into consideration. …


‘Family Circus’ comic artist dies at 89

PHOENIX (AP) — Bil Keane, creator of the comic strip “Family Circus,” has died at age 89.


‘Off the Mark’ joins new comics lineup

“Off the Mark” joins our weekday comics lineup starting this week. The quirky comic by Mark Parisi – which was named Best Newspaper Panel by the National Cartoonists Society in …


Parisi’s eccentric ‘Off the Mark’ joins lineup today

“Off the Mark” joins our weekday comics lineup starting today. The quirky comic by Mark Parisi – which was named Best Newspaper Panel by the National Cartoonists Society in 2008 …


‘Sherman’s Lagoon,’ ‘Off the Mark,’ ‘Pickles’ win comics poll

Call it the last laugh. Our grand experiment with testing new comics is over – for now, anyway – and as a result, you’ll see some changes on our comics …


Voting is under way for ‘Reality Check’ comic

This week we continue voting on our final test comic, “Reality Check.” Call our comics line at (509) 459-3814 or send an email to comics@spokesman.com and rate it on a …


Weigh in on ‘Reality Check’

This week we continue voting on our final test comic, “Reality Check.” Call our comics line at (509) 459-3814 or send an email to comics@spokesman.com and rate it on a …


Voting under way for ‘Reality Check’

This week we begin voting on our final test comic, “Reality Check.” Call our comics line at (509) 459-3814 or send an email to comics@spokesman.com and rate it on a …


Vote on ‘Reality Check’ comic

This week we begin voting on our final test comic, “Reality Check.” Call our comics line at (509) 459-3814 or send an email to comics@ spokesman.com and rate it on …


Time to weigh in on comic ‘Reality Check’

This week we begin voting on our final test comic, “Reality Check.” Call our comics line at (509) 459-3814 or send an email to comics@spokesman.com and rate it on a …


Try out ‘new’ comic ‘Reality Check’

This week we begin our final test comic – and welcome a “new” comic to our daily pages. “Reality Check,” by Canadian cartoonist Dave Whamond, is the fourth and final …


A new ‘Reality,’ ‘Pickles’ returns

Today we begin our final test comic – and welcome a “new” comic to our daily pages. “Reality Check,” by Canadian cartoonist Dave Whamond, is the fourth and final single-panel …