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GERTRUDE'S FOLLIES

Gertrude's Follies

Gertrude's Follies #101
Shark nutto. Buy Gertrude et Alice.


FEGGORAMA

Feggorama

Mexico's master of the mirthful menagerie. Ecce Feggorama #48.


IGOR TRIPS

Igor Trips

Cinch up your helmet and fall in for another freaky foray in Igor Trips.


SPANKY

Kristy the Clown

Hijinks with the White House's Lil' Rascals Spanky and His Gang.


KRISTY

Kristy the Clown

Get your Jersey on with the beloved insult pol Kristy the Clown.


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FAVORITE SITES

Martin Kozlowski
The Baby Bloomer
Winard Editorial
Ant Farmers Almanac
Celebrity Death Haiku
PK in the Terrarium
Illustrated Courtroom


Critic's Corner by E. Basil St. Blaise
CINEMA

Ewan McGregor as Dan Torrance in Dr. Sleep in the pose of Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance in The ShiningDoctor Sleep –– Where the son don’t Shine.
Midway –– Between Bad and Terrible.
Marriage Story –– Split faced.
Last Christmas –– Noel exit.
Love Is Blind –– This is deaf and dumb.
Honey Boy –– Sticky.
Sunday Girl –– On the seventh day she jests.
Playing With Fire –– Dead singe.
Klaus –– But no cigar.
Racetime –– Sled astray.
Crown Vic –– Itty and the cruiser.
Cold Brook –– Up a creek.
Primal –– Scream!
Danger Close –– Combat droops.
Better Days –– There’d have to be.
My Dear Liar –– Doi story.
The Kingmaker –– Marcos robby.
Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man –– Streaming service.
16 Bars –– Jailhouse rot.
Slayer: The Relentless Killogy –– Slayer cake.
The All-Americans –– Least LA.
Disco’d –– Duck!
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TELEVISION

Regina King as Sister Night in WatchmenWatchmen (HBO) –– Tsk-tock.
Catherine the Great (HBO) –– Empress crudes.
Kelly Clarkson (NBC) –– Kelly green.
Leavenworth (Starz) –– Prison bleak.
Treadstone (USA) –– Treadwater.
The College Admissions Scandal (LIFE) –– Cheat sheesh.
Looking for Alaska (Hulu) –– Queen crab.
Nancy Drew (CW) –– A blank.
Modern Love (Amazon) –– Romance scandals.
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THEATRE

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical –– Stomach Turner.
David Byrne’s American Utopia
–– Byrne notice.
The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
–– Bolt out of the blew.
The Rose Tattoo
–– Bleeding red ink.
The Sound Inside
–– It's gas.
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MUSIC

What’s My Name / Ringo Starr –– Senility sets in.
Anima
/ Thom Yorke –– Enema.
Ghosteen
/ Nick Cave –– Cave in.
Hollywood Bleeding
/ Post Malone –– Post hates.
Threads
/ Sheryl Crow –– Threads bare.
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LITERATURE
Fiction

The Night Fire by Michael Connelly –– Bosch pit.
Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré –– Field and scream.
Blue Moon by Lee Child –– Child abuse.
Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich –– Twisted shit stir.
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark –– Clark blocker.

Nonfiction

Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie by Carly Simon –– Jackie woe.
Long Way Home
by Cameron Douglas –– Crack Douglas.
Catch and Kill
by Ronan Farrow –– Curse of the Farrow.
Me
by Elton John –– John d'oh.
Tough Love
by Susan Rice –– Rice erroneous.
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Trump Tweets Alt-American HistoryThe Golem's VoiceNow What BooksGertrude et Alice


E. Basil St. Blaise and Josef from the Critic's corner PodcastPodcast: Critic's Corner Ep. 11

In Episode 11, inspired by spray-on-tan icon Robert Evans' passing, E. Basil St. Blaise sets the Time Machine to the 70s …is no goody with Woody …tops Coppola …dinks De Niro …scorches Scorsese …isn't fare with Taxi Driver …Leans on Leo … Critic's Corner Podcast

 


Family Violence vignette by Igor KopelnitskyWhat Now: Igor Kopelnitsky

The cartoonist and illustrator Igor Kopelnitsky first published a drawing with the syndicated illustration service Inx in 1990 and for the next 23 years contributed an extraordinary run of deft and brilliant images. I first met him when … What Now

 


Bernie Sanders as Anguirus in Monster Rally 2020What Not: Monster Rally 2020

This Halloween season we've asked our master of critical jiu-jitsu, E. Basil St. Blaise, to review some of the most lumbering examples of that uniquely Japanese horror genre, Kaiju. The monster movies that feature sweaty actors in cumbersome rubber suits. What Not

 


Mike Bllomberg as senior running for Casa Blanca Retirement HomeHeadbangers: Senior Clash

Michael Bloomberg reportedly planning to enter Democratic presidential primary
–– Feels billionaire senior demo underserved.
All Marines are now allowed to use umbrellas
–– Navy SEALS circus hats.
Headbangers 11/08/19

 


Trump saying I'm Peach in parody of Magritte's The Son of ManInxart: Peach Hobbler

Inxart.com is the place for editors and art directors to download the best in political illustration. This week:
Protecting Whistleblower, Trump: I'm Peach, Pompeo & Barr Undercut Law, Paying for Warren's Plan, Breaching the Wall and China's TikTok at inxart 11/06/19.

 


Turkey's Erdogan as a spider attacking KurdsDeadlines: Little Miss Trumpet

Given the chance Trump will trumpet his turds:
Withdrawing troops shows how he can muff it.
It's beyond words: Erdogan's killing Kurds.
Flip Trump the birds and tell him to stuff it.
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RNC elephant with a whistle for a headBad Adss: Whistle While You Jerk

In times of National Emergency we all need to be on alert regardless of our political persuasions. But if your party created the damned crisis, it wouldn't hurt to be a tad more alarmed. Tom Hachtman has it down to a T in the latest Bad Adss.

 


Gertrude's FolliesGertrude's Follies: Shock Weak

Gertrude experiences the Carl of the Wild off the waterfront as she and her buddy tune in a scary sequel in the latest Follies. Shift out of cruise control and place your order for Tom Hachtman's Cult Comics Classic collection Gertrude et Alice. Gertrude's Follies

 


George Washington Back in New York CityNW Books: GW Back in NYC

George Washington returns to present-day New York City in a series of whimsical and warm-hearted cartoons by Felipe Galindo Feggo. The nation's first president rediscovers the city he knew in his Revolutionary War days. George Washington Back in New York CIty

 


Lady JusticeKozmic Pictures: Plug Ugly

After an endless investigation, Robert Mueller finally dropped his report with a resounding thud accompanied by the braying of the allegedly exonerated examinee. This semi-tragedy has inspired a comedy you might find it hard to sit through in Kozmic Pictures Proudly Presents