Artist Makes 20 Funny And Humorous Comics For People Who Like Dark Humor

Over the years, I’ve talked to many comic book artists, and many find the problem of putting an entire idea into just four panels the most challenging. Now imagine quadrupling this challenge and putting the same idea on a single panel. Most comic book artists would despair, but Dave Blazek would feel like a fish in the water because it’s what he does best. The brilliant cartoonist has years and years of experience doing syndication for The New Yorker and other top magazines, and at this point, he’s reached a level of mastery that makes creating a single-panel comic look easy. Brevity is the soul of wit, so let’s keep it short and jump right in: here are the Loose Parts Guy cartoons

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As stated above, Dave Blazek is the “old guard” of the comic book world, with his Loose Parts comics dating back to 1998. Naturally, there have only been a select few who have been around as long on the scene as Dave. It was back in the day when there was no Instagram or any other platform that made the job of self-publishing much easier, and a comic had to go through the old comic book route, the newspaper. Dave and his then partner John Gilpin found their home in the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer. And the rest, as the saying goes, is history.

So let’s count how long the Loose Parts comic has been… It’s 23 and a half years! And what’s even more impressive than the actual time period is that the comic has been nominated for and won an award. And unlike many other awards, this award really means something. It turns out that Mr. Blazek and the comic won the Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society, which is compared to the Oscars of the cartoon world in terms of importance. They won it twice in 2019 and 2020, and have been nominated a few more times. If I had to present the comic as “critically acclaimed”, I wouldn’t be wrong.


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