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My name is Lonnie Easterling, and I've been drawing “Spud Comics” for almost nine years. They're funny comic strips that I write, draw, ink, and color. You can find over 1100 on my website.

Spud Comics have nothing to do with potatoes (although I've drawn some potato comics here and there). My grandfather's nickname for me was "Spud", so I thought I'd use that to name the funny comic strip ideas I'd draw on paper.

A Short History of Comic Strips 

Let’s begin our short historical exploration of funny strips by acknowledging ourselves with the term. A comic strip is a series of drawings arranged horizontally and vertically and meant to be read as a narrative or a chronological sequence. The drawings can (and usually are) be supplemented with captions or speech balloons to make it a bit spicier. So, a short story in a couple of drawings. 

Now, onto the history of these popular strips. While one might think that the Egyptians started the trend of comic strips, this form of art actually came a bit later in our history, with the first examples dating back to Medieval times in Europe. It might amuse you to learn that the first

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comic ideas were actually woven into tapestries! Usually, they depicted the deeds of noble knights and weren’t all that hilarious. 

The first printed comic strips came into existence in the mid-18th century in England. There were a couple of prominent caricaturists at that time, and this is when funny clean comic strips woven into tapestries became a bit more raunchy and political, especially so when they wriggled their way into the newspapers, where they were usually used as a part of a satirical social commentary

Nowadays, comic strips can span various topics—from comics on Baby Shark for kids to funny comic strips for adults; it is still a much-loved form of art.

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

ummm..... actually it is because of the movement not the color that gets to them. just a fact

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He probably told her she could use a little less air lol

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But it was only $ 49,99 on teleshop, and it came with a free set of cuttlery.

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't knock the oatmeal raisin cookie they're fantastic I just made a batch yesterday because they're fantastic

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey, I was making jokes about that few years ago! But man, you are much better in drawing.

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought you need teeth to chew gum... oh, nvm, I guess they're some kind of baby sharks or piranha dressed as grumpy gold fish

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow he knows how to not be disappointed :o not everyone has that skill .

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