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Is my idea for a blog going to be a copyright issue, or is it fair use?

I want to write a blog that invokes the aesthetics and atmosphere of a certain fictional world from a comic strip. In this comic, they live very happily, have a delightful home, and go on many adventures. I'd like to write posts inspired by their activities. I would reference the strip in the blog name, and occasionally include single panels for context. Is this okay in terms of copyright? [more inside]
posted by to recite so charmingly on Aug 4, 2014 - 9 answers

Looking for a specific Bloom County strip

I'm trying to find the Bloom County strip where they made the "President James Garfield as Garfield the cat" joke ("Presidents don't respond on Mondays"). I've looked at this site which has a strip archive, and searchable text, but no luck. It was definitely in one of the original printed collections. Any idea which book it was in, or an approximate date, so I can track it down?
posted by Chrysostom on Jun 13, 2014 - 7 answers

Please help me identify this comic

Can you identify this comic/graphic novel? Coming-of-age type story about a girl who is gay, Canadian, has a degree in (I think) ceramics or something else she doesn't use, and makes ends barely-sort-of meet by working as a bike messenger until some art or writing starts to pay off. It was likely autobiographical or partly so. Looked like it was written and set anywhere from the late 80s to mid 90s. I believe it was offline originally, but put online maybe ten or so years ago. [more inside]
posted by Gingersnap on Jun 26, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me find this Peanuts strip

Help me find this Peanuts strip. [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Dec 27, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me find this comic!

I saw a comic online a few years ago; it featured a man surreptitiously putting nicotine patches on his girlfriend so that she went into withdrawal when she wasn't with him. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead on Aug 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Trying to track a British comic strip from late 50s/early 60s

My "Rosebud" moment. I have dim memories of British childhood comics (50s/60s) which would seem surreal/acid influenced today. Elements I can remember are some (all?) stories being set in caves/caverns with large wasp-like flying predators and candy cane sweets hanging from the walls. The central characters were definitely not human, i.e. they were cartoonish. Can anyone suggest things to help me look on google or more information? [more inside]
posted by epo on Aug 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Trying to track down a 1980s comic story...

Help my husband find this comic strip he remembers from his childhood (UK, 1980s, his words below)... [more inside]
posted by Katemonkey on Dec 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Let's go inside and turn on all the lights

Help me locate the Calvin and Hobbes strip I'm thinking of. [more inside]
posted by mekily on Nov 17, 2010 - 7 answers

What is this comic strip I used to read back in Russia?

[RussianComicsFilter] What is this comic strip I used to read back in Russia? (NB: Probably did not originate in Russia) [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 26, 2010 - 0 answers

Linus Van Pelt and the answer to life

Help me find the Peanuts cartoon in which Linus says "The way I see it, as soon as a baby is born he should be issued a banjo!" [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Comic Timing Coincidence?

Recently I keep thinking that there is some sort of mild conspiracy going on between print comic strip artists. One day, three strips will have a gag involving a scarecrow. The next day, two or three other strips will have a joke about stop signs. The day after that, several comics will be about a wheelbarrow, or the moon, or some same-themed idea. Is this coincidence? [more inside]
posted by eaglehound on Jul 2, 2008 - 16 answers

What's funny about potatoes?

What is funny and/or interesting about potatoes? [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Jun 14, 2006 - 90 answers

Self-publishing Comics

I've noticed that most newspaper comic pages are horrendous. What would it take to publish my favorite web / underground comics in a newspaper-like format, and distribute it across my metro area of choice?
posted by sandking on Nov 18, 2004 - 7 answers

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