Continuity Incongruity

The other day, Steve sent me a closeup photo of a panel from another comic strip (which will remain nameless), where the main character had his right foot at the end of his left leg.

Every cartoonist has made a similar mistake or twelve during their career — left hand on right arm, right-handed character suddenly writing with her left, leaving off a pair of reading glasses in the last panel.

The Famous Funnies April Fools Prank

Happy April Fools Day! Anyone remember the Great Comic Strip Switcheroo of 1997? The prank was masterminded by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott, creators of “Baby Blues” fame. The boys sent out letters to comics creators, and they were surprised by the response.

A lot of matchmaking then took place, and on April 1, 1997 the funnies pages surprised readers and editors alike.



Toonfest-Logo-2Team Dustin was honored to spend last weekend being cornfed and celebrated along with fellow cartoonist guests, “Between Friends'” creator Sandra Bell-Lundy, and “Kim Possible” character designer Stephen Silver in Marceline, Missouri, during the annual Walt Disney Hometown Toonfest.

Marceline was the boyhood home of Walt Disney and each year they remember and pay homage to their favorite son with a daylong festival, parade and other cartoony events drawing (pun intended) Disneyphiles and fans of comic art and animation from miles around. We met fans who drove in from Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas City and St. Louis, many told us they’ve attended Toonfest for years.