Long Tail Kitty by Lark Pien

Long Tail Kitty is sitting with another cat on the hood of a car in the city. The cat is scared to make new friends. Another cat comes by names Frances. The cat looks worried and says Noooo!
Do you ever feel like Tony does?

Reggie by Jen de Oliveira

Reggie is a comic about a young penguin. Reggie is wearing overalls and a stripe shirt and is marching in the living room holding a baton and pulling a toy wagon with stuffed animals in it. They keep marching and someone asks what they are doing. Reggie says he is marching into March as he nears a calendar on the wall that says March.
Do you ever feel too sad to wear pants?

Mr. Wolf by Aron Nels Steinke

Mr. Wolf is waiting to use the microwave in the office. They have macaroni and there is someone almost done ahead of them. Suddenly the person takes out their food and stirs it and uses the microwave again for another 9 minutes and Mr. Wolf faints.
Can you wait nine minutes?

Astronaut Academy by Dave Roman

A comic about Doug Hiro a kid that goes to astronaut academy. The kid is in and astronaut suit in vast space floating. The teacher steps out on a platform and pulls Doug in saying class has ended twenty minutes ago.
Would you like to float in space?

Mark & Zark by Dan Moynihan

Mark and Zark is a comic about Mark a boy and Zark his martian friend. Mark and Zark are in class. Marcia tells her teacher Mr. Calamari that her science experiment is going to be a surprise. Mark and Zark look doubtfully at each other. Mr. Calamari tells the class there is one week left until the fair and Mark and Zark look very concerned.
What should Mark and Zark do?

Smol Frens by Kaeti Vandorn

Smol Frens is a comic about black and white doodle creatures that are friends. A dog creature and a snake creature are writing on paper, A bat appears and they say conflict. The bat says Resolution! And they both look surprised and happy.
Have you ever written a plot?

The Bug Zapper by Tom Eaton

The Bug Zapper is a comic about a lime-gloved Mean Mosquito who is trying to trap a Bug zapper. An orange super hero with yellow hair walks past a trap rope with a note saying for the Bug zapper to pull it. The hero sees a bag and a wallet and discovers it belongs to Mean Mosquito. In the distance the rope that Bug Zapper passed is attached to a rock on a cliff above.
What would you do with Mean Mosquito’s wallet?

The Littlest Dungeon Guard by Meggie Ramm

Littlest Dungeon Guard is a little skeleton girl in a purple robe that guards a dungeon with her creature friends. She is chasing her skull down a hill. The skull hits a rock. Her serpent friend catches her skull and L.D.G. puts her skull back on herself. She is blushing as her serpent smiles.
Do you sometimes help someone that has lost something?

Nutty Conversations by Ruthie Lafond

A Pecan nut and a Marcona nut are hanging out. The marcona is doing a push up and ask if the other nut wants to have a pull up contest. The nut says it can’t do any pull upas and they both smile as they hang and decide on a tie.
Can you do a pull-up?

Norma & Belly by Mika Song

A comic about two squirrels, Norma and Belly. Norma is looking at a daffodil. Norma looks at blue bells and trumpet lilies. Norma is covered in rain drops.
What is your favorite flower?

From the Cartoonists:

  • Check out pages from Turtle in Paradise, an upcoming graphic novel by Jennifer L. Holm, Savannah Ganucheau, and colored by Lark Pien. The book comes out in May and can be pre-ordered now.

  • Lark will also be printing new Immortal Chicken mini comics. These are diary comics and notes from Lark’s internal arts studies, which are kid-safe but intended for adult readers. You can find sample comics here and at #immortalchicken on Instagram. If you’d like to pre-order, DM @larkpien on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
  • Ruthie illustrated The Invitation, by Jennifer Phillips, for the nonprofit Room to Read's Peace and Equality Collection. This is a story about inclusion and friendship, featuring a neurodiverse main character.
  • The first book in Isabel Roxas’ The Adventures of Team Pom series, Squid Happens, comes out June 1st, 2021. You can pre-order it now!
  • Visit the Bug Zapper website to get the books, watch animations, and print activities.

Until next week, stay silly!

Jen & Mika