Nutty Conversations by Ruthie Lafond

Walnut is sitting at a pink desk writing letters. Pistachio asks it what it's doing. Walnut says they are making cards for Nutty love Day. Pistachio says "I love you walnut." They hug.
What is Valentine's Day for?

The Flamango by Eliza Kinkz

Flamango looks excited. It says that the skunk has convinced them to stay. The flamango puts on a big cowboy hat and says that they are a Texan Flamango now. It says they will call the skunk Tweezy and that they will be friends. The skunk says it's name is Mo.
Do you think they will be best friends?

Norma & Belly by Mika Song

Norma the squirrel is looking at the wall and bundled in a blanket. She starts laughing. Belly asks her what she is doing. Norma says "I'm planning my summer."
Do you like to give presents?

Reggie by Jen de Oliveira

Reggie the penguin comes in wearing a ht turned back and a shirt on top of a tshirt. Bubba the stuffed bunny is sitting on a chair and frowning. He is trying on different looks for the new year. A pirate outfit. A mime outfit, a space-age glam rocker. He comes out of his house smiling and hugging his stuffed bunny in his usual clothes.
How many students are in your class?

Mark & Zark by Dan Moynihan

Meanwhile Zark is speaking in Martian. He says I'm going outside to ride my flying saucer. From off the screen someone says to return before dinner. Zark agrees. He squirts some pink glue on his face and sticks a pink clown nose on.
What do you think Martian glue is called?

Smol Frens by Kaeti Vandorn

PigMouse is baking cookies. Wriggler is excited and remembers a knock-knock joke. Knock knock! Who's there? Egg. Egg who? I'm egg-cited to be your valentine.
What is the best cookie shape?

Mr. Wolf by Aron Nels Steinke

A scene of a gray sky with leafy branches. There are words that say on difficult times I remember to go on a hike even if the weather is bad. Nature is healing. It is Mr. Wolf looking at the trees outside.
What makes you feel better?

The Bug Zapper by Tom Eaton

The Bee is laughing at the Mean Mosquito in the kitchen. The bee remembers all the wrong kinds of powder they used instead of itch powder. They sit down and eat some pancakes. The Bee starts to itch and asks Mosquito what powder they used to cook the pancakes with. On the counter is a can of itch powder.
Do you ever mix up your ingredients?

Food City by Jarrett Lerner

A yellow banana kid asks a brown spotty banana wearing glasses and holding a cane what it was like in the old days.
What would a smart cookie do?

Peter Cadaver by Stan Yan

Peter Cadaver is sitting next to the mean witch at the cafeteria. She tells Peter that Belanie will be upset when she gives him her valentines and he has nothing for her. Belanie gives him a card but they go and play. The mean witch is alone eating her lunch.
Does it matter if you give a friend a gift and they don't give you one back?

From the Cartoonists:

  • Eliza illustrated a book by Clint McElroy, Goldies Guide to Grandchilding! Pre-order it here!

  • Jen was a recent guest on the Isle of Elsi podcast. Listen in as she and cartoonist/host Alec Longstreth chat about teaching, comics, animation, and Reggie!

  • Valentines is tomorrow! Ah! If you need cards, Tom made some printable Bug Zapper Valentines! And Mika has some Norma and Belly Valentines!

Until next week, stay silly!

Jen & Mika