Comic conventions

Comic conventions
including cartoon memes and meta-comics; penguin cartoons mostly listed in the Penguin postings Page

see also the “Obscenicon postings” Page
https://arnoldzwicky.org/the-language-of-comics/obscenicon-postings/

This list is up-to-date only from mid-2014 on.

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5/12/12: Gag cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/05/12/gag-cartoons/
cartoon memes: desert island, dog-in-a-bar, caveman

6/14/12: Death at play:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2012/06/14/death-at-play/
Grim Reaper cartoon meme

5/26/14: Two more on Memorial Day:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/05/26/two-more-on-memorial-day/
#2 Zippy on failure of cartoon characters to age

5/29/14: Threesies:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/05/29/threesies/
Bob Mankoff advice: things are funnier in threes

☛ 6/7/14: Assorted cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/07/assorted-cartoons/
#3 Zippy: absurdly meta
#4 Pearls referring to Calvin and Hobbes

6/11/14: Book notice: Visual Language of Comics:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/06/11/book-notice-visual-language-of-comics/
Neil Cohen’s The Visual Language of Comics

7/6/14: Cartooning at the diner:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/07/06/cartooning-at-the-diner/
Zippy: Zippy and Griffy on cartoon styles

11/8/14: Saturday trio:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2014/11/08/saturday-trio/
#3: Bizarro: character makes reference to crosshatching on another character

1/30/15: Another cross-comic allusion:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/01/30/another-cross-comic-allusion/
MGG: allusion to Pearls; links to earlier MGG strips with allusions to other comics

2/26/15: Return of the word avalanche:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/02/26/return-of-the-word-avalanche/
Pearls Before Swine: meta-comic

7/26/15: Kongtoon:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/07/26/kongtoon/
Bizarro: King Kong cartoon meme

11/22/15: Self-awareness:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/11/22/self-awareness/
MGG: meta-comic; convention that characters’ physical features are just lines on paper

12/15/15: The news for cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/15/the-news-for-cartoons/
Bob Mankoff on fact-checking cartoons; discussion of the conventions of the comic world vs. things in the real world; taboo vocabulary in cartoons
Zippy: eyes in manga/anime (with examples)
conventions on the use of background colors in the comics

12/17/15: manga/anime hair:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/17/mangaanime-hair/
Zippy: hair in manga/anime

12/30/15: Five cartoons for the penultimate day:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2015/12/30/five-cartoons-for-the-penultimate-day/
Zippy: #3 on cartoon conventions

1/8/16: Two New Yorker cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/08/two-new-yorker-cartoons-2/
#2 with conventions for identifying a caveman

1/12/16: Ahab and the whale:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/12/ahab-and-the-whale/
Ahab and the whale as a cartoon meme, especially in the New Yorker

1/16/16: Yaoi goes to high school:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/16/yaoi-goes-to-high-school/
conventions of gay manga

1/20/16: Five from Barsotti:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/20/five-from-barsotti/
conventions for assigning gender to anthropomorphized inanimate objects

1/21/16: The Ascent of Bruce:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/21/the-ascent-of-bruce/
the Ascent of Man cartoon meme

1/21/16: Tim Lockley and Ods Bodkins:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/21/tim-lockley-and-ods-bodkins/
the Batman cartoon meme

1/29/16: P.C. Vey:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/01/29/p-c-vey/
the caveman cartoon meme; movement lines (agitrons)

2/13/16: Word play for the weekend:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/02/13/word-play-for-the-weekend/
#2: MGG with a play on balloons and speech balloons in the comics

3/1/16: CounterEvolution:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/01/counterevolution/
the Ascent of Man cartoon meme

3/12/16: Mayan comics and alliterative music:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/03/12/mayan-comics-and-alliterative-music/
visual conventions in the Mayan counterpart to modern comics

5/1/16: Between the desert and the couch:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/01/between-the-desert-and-the-couch/
two cartoon memes; self-referentiality

5/6/16: Peter Kuper:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/06/peter-kuper/
the Ahab and the whale meme

5/22/16: A slow meme:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/22/a-slow-meme/
the slow snail meme

5/28/16: The snail days of summer:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/28/the-snail-days-of-summer/
The slow snail meme

5/31/16: Circularity at the dawn of language:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/05/31/circularity-at-the-dawn-of-language/
the caveman meme

6/2/16: Cartoony days:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/02/cartoony-days/
cartoony faces; awareness of cartoon characters that they are in fact cartoon characters

6/4/16: Geek compounds:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/04/geek-compounds/
repurposed drawings

6/9/16: Tom Toro:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/09/tom-toro/
#4 the (indistinguishable) penguin meme

6/24/16: Bob Eckstein:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/06/24/bob-eckstein/
#3 the seeker and the seer meme

7/16/16: Zippy on a cross-comic run:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/07/16/zippy-on-a-cross-comic-run/
Zippy with references to six other cartoon characters

8/24/16: Cartoon characters’ self-awareness:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/08/24/cartoon-characters-self-awareness/
Bizarro with characters on strike

8/25/16: November 24th, 2014:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/08/25/november-11th-2014/
Evolution of Life meme combined with Traffic Stop meme

10/6/16: Bozo’s ark:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/10/06/bozos-ark/
Noah’s Ark meme combined with meme of the clown and his balloon animals

10/12/16: Clown and balloon animal, take 4:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/10/12/clown-and-balloon-animal-take-4/
clown and his balloon animal

10/28/16: Halloween exposure:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/10/28/halloween-exposure/
background knowledge needed; torture as a cartoon theme

10/30/16: Toon animal time:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/10/30/toon-animal-time/
#1 Bizarro on the Ascent of Man meme

11/20/16: The mazel tov cocktail:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2016/11/20/the-mazel-tov-cocktail/
the cartoon bomb

1/21/17: Word balloons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/01/21/word-balloons/
word/speech balloons/bubbles

3/16/17: Cavenips:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/16/cavenips/
the caveman meme

3/30/17: Billy Zane:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/30/billy-zane/
superhero tights, no visible pupils

3/31/17: The Ahab-Moby affair:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/31/the-ahab-moby-affair/
the Ahab and the whale cartoon meme

4/10/17: A primate with a pipe:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/10/a-primate-with-a-pipe/
the dressed-up primate meme (ape or monkey)

4/13/17: Three more Reapings:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/13/three-more-reapings/
Grim Reaper meme; Psychiatrist meme

4/15/17: A scent of man:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/04/15/a-scent-of-man/
Ascent of Man meme; Caveman memes

5/1/17: Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit: three cartoons for the 1st:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/01/rabbit-rabbit-rabbit-three-cartoons-for-the-1st/
MGG: characters recognizing thsat they’re in a cartoon

5/5/17: Potato Head strip poker:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/05/potato-head-strip-poker/
the Potato Head cartoon meme

5/11/17: Nudist penguins on parade:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/11/nudist-penguins-on-parade/
the Penguin cartoon meme (with tuxedos)

5/31/17: Slow turtle and even slower snail:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/05/31/slow-turtle-and-even-slower-snail/
the slow snail cartoon meme and slow turtle cartoon meme

6/4/17: Detached bodyparts in the comics:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/04/detached-bodyparts-in-the-comics/
#1 Potato Head cartoon meme

6/6/17: Griffy Dimwit:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/06/griffy-dimwit/
on the nature of comics

6/9/17: An old mammoth joke:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/09/an-old-mammoth-joke/
the caveman cartoon meme

6/20/17: The terrible truth about bubble wrap:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/20/the-terrible-truth-about-bubble-wrap/
speech bubbles

6/28/17: The Ballad of Clark and Bruce: SuperBat of Pink Steel Forever:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/06/28/the-ballad-of-clark-and-bruce-superbat-of-pink-steel-forever/
superhero/explosion bubbles

7/6/17: Chast, Haefeli, Kaplan:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/07/06/chast-haefeli-kaplan/
Kaplan: allusion to another comic; understanding comics

7/11/17: Office Goofiosity cuisine:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/07/11/office-goofiosity-cuisine/
cartoony / cartoonish characters

7/12/17: Toonies and their toons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/07/12/toonies-and-their-toons/
more on cartoony / cartoonish characters

7/14/17: Vlad the Employer:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/07/14/vlad-the-employer/
speech bubbles; meta-comic

7/31/17: Today’s cartoon comprehension test:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/07/31/todays-comic-comprehension-test/
desert island cartoon meme; meta-comic

8/2/17: Self-referential cartooning:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/02/self-referential-cartooning/
meta-cartoon with illeistic self-reference

8/9/17: Further adventures in cartoon understanding:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/09/further-adventures-in-cartoon-understanding/
#1 Pirate theme, Pegleg Pirate meme

8/17/17: August 21st: two cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/17/august-21st-two-cartoons/
#1 Desert Island meme, self-reference

8/23/17: -izing the dog:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/23/izing-the-dog/
self-reference

8/25/17: Revisiting 1: Will McPhail:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/25/revisiting-1-will-mcphail/
#2 Ascent of Man meme

8/25/17: Speaking, writing, bubbles:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/08/25/speaking-writing-bubbles/
speech bubbles

10/13/17: Ascending and parting:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/13/ascending-and-parting/
#1 JAK cartoon with Ascent of Man meme

10/13/17: Clowns and their balloon animals:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/13/clowns-and-their-balloon-animals/
cartoon meme of the clown and his balloon animals

10/23/17: The pumpkin spice cartoon meme:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/23/the-pumpkin-spice-cartoon-meme/

10/31/17: Three kinds of cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/10/31/three-kinds-of-cartoons/
#1 Mick Stevens meta-cartoon

11/9/17: Comics on comics:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/11/09/comics-about-comics/
Zippy meta-cartoons

11/15/17: The Mankoff rat cartoon:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/11/15/the-mankoff-rat-cartoon/
the Pavlov meme

11/17/17: Singing in parts:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/11/17/singing-in-parts/
the Galley Slave meme

11/30/17: Two memic moments:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/11/30/two-memic-moments/
penguin cartoons; Maze-Rat meme

12/2/17: Two and a cover:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/02/two-and-a-cover/
Desert Island, Grim Reaper

12/7/17: The saguaro in bloom:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/07/the-saguaro-in-bloom/
saguaro as cartoon symbol of the desert

12/7/17: Monkey see, monkey fear:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/07/monkey-see-monkey-fear/
Bizarro with cross-comic reference, to the Curious George books

12/17/17: Moby Chick, Moby Duck, Moby Dip:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/17/moby-chick-moby-duck-moby-dip/
the Ahab and the whale meme

12/22/17: Memory and the power of diner food:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/22/memory-and-the-power-of-diner-food/
the Proust and the madeleines meme

12/29/17: George Booth at 90: elephants and holidays:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/12/29/george-booth-at-90-elephants-and-holidays/
#1, #8-10: the elephant in the room meme; #8 the psychoanalyst meme; #9 the witness stand meme

1/18/18: Out of the Inkwell:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/01/18/out-of-the-inkwell/
animated Koko the clown comics as meta-comics

1/19/18: More George Booth:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/01/19/more-george-booth/
#1 Dog In Bar meme

1/28/18: Four more recent cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/01/28/four-more-recent-cartoons/
speech bubbles/balloons in #2

2/17/18: Tell them you haven’t seen him:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/02/17/tell-them-you-havent-seen-him/
#1 Toper in Hiding trope; Waldo figure

2/23/18: Death’s end:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/02/23/deaths-end/
Grim Reaper meme

3/3/18: Familiar cartoon themes: Waldo and sugar bombs:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/03/familiar-cartoon-themes-waldo-and-sugar-bombs/
#1 Waldo figure, Psychiatrist meme

3/4/18: Two memic cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/04/two-memic-cartoons/
Walk Into Bar, Psychiatrist, Batman, Multiple Personality

3/9/18: The scythe in the casket:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/09/the-scythe-in-the-casket/
Grim Reaper meme

3/14/18: The Waldo watch:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/14/the-waldo-watch/
Waldo figure

3/16/18: The cartoon doctor:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/16/the-cartoon-doctor/
doctor symbols; the trope turn your head and cough

3/31/18: Little Orphan Anime:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/03/31/little-orphan-anime/
conventions of anime

4/1/18: Two Easter cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/01/two-easter-cartoons/
Psychiatrist meme

4/8/18: Three weekend cartoons: POP goes the caveman couple, recursively:
Caveman meme; stricture-disregarding man, stricture-enforcing woman

4/14/18: New frontiers in POPs:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/14/new-frontiers-in-pops/
Psychiatrist meme

4/15/18: Cave painting:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/15/cave-painting-3/
Caveman meme

4/17/18: Lars Kinseth:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/17/lars-kenseth/
#2 meta-cartoon (self-referential), Psychiatrist meme, Clown meme

4/27/18: Another q uick cartoon comprehension quiz:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/27/another-quick-cartoon-comprehension-quiz/
Doomsday meme, Godzilla meme

4/28/18: Drove my Chevrolet:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/04/28/drove-my-chevrolet/
meta-comic: Rat rebukes the cartoonist Stephan Pastis

5/3/18: Waldo Chast:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/03/waldo-chast/
Waldo meme

5/4/18: Them, if ever, come lusty days:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/04/then-if-ever-come-lusty-days/
Caveman meme

5/5/18: Mayotoon:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/05/mayotoon/
Banana Peel trope

5/14/18: Air spelling:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/14/air-spelling/
meta: characters’ awareness of the text in speech balloons

5/22/18: (I just) can’t stop (it):
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/05/22/i-just-cant-stop-it/
Godzilla meme

6/1/18: Narrative theory at the therapist’s:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/01/narrative-theory-at-the-therapists/
Psychiatrist meme

6/3/18: The canine therapist:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/03/the-canine-therapist/
Psychiatrist meme

6/4/18: Again with the nose job:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/04/again-with-the-nose-job/
cartoony / cartoonish characters

6/11/18: In case of cartoons, see therapist:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/11/in-case-of-cartoons-seetherapist/
Psychiatrist meme (3 strips), Desert Island meme

6/23/18: Return to the Amherst Diner in Winchester VA:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/23/return-to-the-amherst-diner-in-winchester-va/
Walk Into Bar joke format

6/25/18: Midsummer cartoons:
https://arnoldzwicky.org/2018/06/25/midsummer-cartoons/
#1 Psychiatrist meme