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Fowl Language by Brian Gordon

This article originally appeared on 07.11.16


Brian Gordon is a cartoonist. He's also a dad, which means he's got plenty of inspiration for the parenting comics he creates for his website, Fowl Language (not all of which actually feature profanity).

He covers many topics, but it's his hilarious parenting comics that are resonating with parents everywhere.

"My comics are largely autobiographical," Gordon tells me. "I've got two kids who are 4 and 7, and often, what I'm writing happened as recently as that very same day."

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Democracy

Charles Schulz wrote to a young fan about faith in democracy in 1970. It still hits hard.

'Certainly all any of us can do is follow our own conscience and retain faith in our democracy.'

"Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz had some powerful thoughts about democracy.

The U.S. has just voted in the 2022 midterm elections, with millions of Americans participating in one of the great gifts of democracy. Our free and fair elections are foundational to the success of our democratic experiment, but unfortunately, unfounded claims of widespread election fraud have served to shake that foundation to its core and tragically deepen divisions among the American citizenry.

That's one reason a letter written by "Peanuts" comic creator Charles Schulz exactly 52 years ago is resonating with many.

According to KQED, a fifth grade class at a Beverly Hills elementary school had been given an assignment to write a letter to a person they admired and ask them, "What makes a good citizen?" A 10-year-old named Joel Lipton sent his letter to Schulz, and the comic writer responded.

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Well Being

A comic from The Oatmeal illustrates how we're missing the mark on happiness.

I do the things that are meaningful to me, even if they don't make me "happy."

By Matthew Inman/The Oatmeal. Used with permission.

How to Be Perfectly Happy

This article originally appeared on 12.02.16


Matthew Inman is the Eisner Award-winning author of The Oatmeal. He's published six books, including New York Times Best-Sellers such as "How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You" and "The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances." He enjoys running marathons, writing comics, and eating cake.

You can read more of Matthew's comics here.

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All images by Rebecca Cohen, used with permission.

Here’s a thought.

This article originally appeared on October 19, 2016


Self proclaimed feminist killjoy Rebecca Cohen is a cartoonist based in Berkeley, California.

Here’s what she has to say about her role as an artist taken from her Patreon page.

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