Adventures in cross-comicality

Yesterday’s Mother Goose and Grimm pays a visit to another house in Comics Town:

To understand this cartoon, you have to recognize that the circus Grimm has run off to join is The Family Circus, a comic by Bil and Jeff Keane that is famous for its really cute kids and its warm, wholesome view of family life (characteristics that have made it a frequent target for parody).

There’s a page on this blog with links to my postings on The Family Circus.

Meanwhile, this is (at least) the 6th posting on this blog on cross-comic allusions in Mother Goose and Grimm. Earlier:

a 11/19/13 posting with Flintstones characters

a 1/30/15 posting with a Pearls Before Swine character

a 4/28/15 posting with Peanuts characters

a 5/7/16 posting with a Flintstones character

a 4/14/17 posting with Dr. Seuss characters

Cross-comicality is also a frequent feature of Zippy the Pinhead and Pearls Before Swine, and makes an occasional appearance in Bizarro.

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