Still Catching Up – Comic Strip Edition

The CompleteAsterix: The Chief’s Fightby Fabcaro and Didier Conrad

On October 26, 2023, Papercutz will release the 40th volume of Asterix, titled Asterix and the White Iris, and today ICv2 has an exclusive first look at three comic strips that are being released as a companion to the graphic novel.  The first three strips in the sequence have been published elsewhere, but the second three are debuting here, and together the six strips form a standalone story, “The Chief’s Fight,” about the chief of Asterix’s tribe, Vitalstatistix, and his wife Impedimentia.

© Hachete Livre/Goscinny-Uderzo

ICv2 presents the entire six strip sequence.


Hooked by Dennis James Knowles and Gail Ann Grizzell and Jamie Sale

Dennis James Knowles and Gail Ann Grizzell introduce “Hooked,” a comic strip based on characters taken from their new book, “Learn To Fish, A Step-By-Step Guide For Beginning Anglers.” The comic strip appears in northeast Ohio’s online newsroom Signal Cleveland.

© Dennis James Knowles and Gail Ann Grizzell

The Fishing Foundation has details (except for the start date).

“Hooked,” written and produced by Knowles and Grizzell, features a multicultural cast of teens who love to fish and decide to form a fishing club in Cleveland, Ohio. Together, through humorous adventures, they explore ways of becoming better anglers, learn about the environment, conservation, water safety, friendship and much more. Artist Jamie Sale is the illustrator.


Getting Squirrelly

When I saw Thursday’s Beetle Bailey I knew Joseph Nebus wouldn’t be able to resist commenting.

And here I am, not being cat, mouse, squirrel, or beetle. Also not a Beatle but that’s complicated. As promised yesterday, though, I wanted to take a good look at Beetle Bailey and just look hard at the squirrel situation here.

So, first, I’m not disliking this…


Ringo Awards – Webcomics Division

Comics DC reports on the 2023 Ringo Awards which includes webcomics categories.

Best Webcomic: Lore Olympus, WEBTOON (

Best Humor Webcomic: Evil Inc. (



There were several comic strips honoring 9-11. Two stood out.

The stark black and white design of Liô must really draw eyes to it on the comics page. Also striking is the art and color of Wizard of Id. Even on a black and white comics page it would draw notice, then the Flight 93 sentiment.

Liô © Mark Tatulli; Wizard of Id © John Hart Studios

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