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Page Two: Funny Papers
More than ever, the Chronicle is what people make of it
"...My writing is just not very funny1. I like to think that I can be very..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Funny Papers
Rob Delaney stops off at BookPeople

Nov. 10, 2013 Books Post by Mac McCann

Was It Supposed To Be Funny?
"...Louis, I enjoyed your recent "Page Two" column ("Funny Papers") [Aug. 15], but I'm a bit confused. Was..."

Aug. 19, 2008 Postmarks

Bullish On Comics
Guillermo del Toro gets serious about the funny papers.
"...documented, visually referenced comic book artists working in the “funny animal” category. When he showed you a Spanish hacienda..."

March 8, 2002 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

Sweet Home Alabama
"...She hasn't much looked back, except for the divorce papers she air-mails Jake at regular intervals, divorce papers he..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Serving Sara
"...wife convinces a down-on-his-luck process server to serve divorce papers on her husband first, so that she can protect..."

Aug. 30, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Comics Writer Donny Cates Casts Spells on Doctor Strange
Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme and big bad Thanos get a local scribe
"...comics scene as a manager at now-lost institutions like Funny Papers and Thor's Hammer. He had a simple mantra:..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

In Person
Funny Papers, April 24
"...Funny Papers, April 24..."

May 14, 2004 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Live on Paper
When he's not covering canvas with acrylic-based images of Japanese toys and Italian scooters and good old American action-figures, Tim Doyle dabbles in the art of the comic book, distilling his day-by-day existence into three black-and-white segments each in monthly issues of Amazing Adult Fantasy.
"...details of his day job -- he works at Funny Papers, the comics shop in Dobie Mall -- to..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

La Vie De Bohème
This film honors the romantic notion of the starving artist while simultaneously mocking its illusions and pretensions.
"...that are as disturbingly bleak as they are wickedly funny. Freely based on Henri Murger's mid-19th century novel Scènes..."

Dec. 3, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Strange Wilderness
When a popular wildlife TV show starts slipping in the ratings, the clueless hosts go off to the Andes in search of Bigfoot and big ratings. Big mistake.
" has the feel of being penned on rolling papers, with room to spare. Looking for a ratings boost,..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Matthew McConaughey stars as an oily womanizer who does an about-face in this purported romantic comedy.
"...This romantic comedy by name alone attempts to make funny – not to mention culturally relevant – the kind..."

May 1, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Other Side of Heaven
"...stint serving the people of Tonga with their God papers -- and it's in Tonga that the bulk of..."

Feb. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

In the Company of Men
"...original piece of work. It's a dark, incisive, and funny drama about contemptible behavior, behavior that is so amoral,..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

" marry a young Russian-born woman who needs Czech papers to avoid deportation. But when she skips town to..."

Feb. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Donny Cates Is No 'Buzzkill'
Local writer collaborates with Toadies drummer for new comic
" a host of comic stores, including First Federal, Funny Papers, Southside, and Thor's Hammer. "Which are all gone..."

Sept. 18, 2013 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Revenge of the Return of the Son of the Graphics Giveaway Begins!
If Scrooge McDuck, Bruce Wayne, and Veronica Lodge are giving away millions, it can only be Free Comic Book Day, Part IV
"...Funny Papers, 2025 Guadalupe #132 (Dobie Mall), 478-9718..."

May 6, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Generic Ensemble Company's Carmen
This devised work shares the name of Bizet's opera, but it has its own story to tell, one that's modern, irreverent and funny
"...undercover ICE agents come prowling for someone who's supplying papers to undocumented workers, and where one of them falls..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

New in Graphic Novels
The Chronicle Comics & Manga Team hunts down some inky delights
"...Jeffrey Brown's Funny Misshapen Body (Touchstone, 308pp., $16) isn't a graphic novel..."

May 7, 2009 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Son of the Graphics Giveaway
Just as the success of the first X-Men film has spawned a sequel, so has Free Comic Book Day, and on May 3, 2003, this promotional event for graphic literature -- or funny books, if you will -- will give away more millions of comics about everything from guys in tights trying to save the world to schlubs in offices trying to hold onto their jobs.
"...has this promotional event for graphic literature -- or funny books, if you will. The giveaway was conceived last..."

May 2, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Hopper Energy Bars Ready to Jump Into the Local Market
Mixing it up with peanuts and honey and crickets and more
"...and seaweed bar, though? As they say in the funny papers, “Blecch.” But then – these are prototypes, after..."

June 17, 2014 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Rainbow Lounge Update
Fallout from the Saturday raid of Fort Worth gay bar on the eve of the Stonewall annivesary.
"...Here's what's funny/depressing:..."

June 29, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Andy Campbell

First, Free Comic Book Day, and Then – Ka-Baam!!
Comic books and comedy improv go hand in hand, sometimes with repulsor rays
"...Funny Papers2025 Guadalupe #256 (Dobie Mall), 478-9718..."

May 2, 2008 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Portraying the kids from the Peanuts comic strips is trickier than you might think, but two of the performers in the Silver Star Theater Group production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown radiate the bold outline and broad humor -- the cartoon essence -- of the source material.
"...them to feel just like the characters in the funny papers is trickier than you might think. Schulz's pen..."

April 26, 2002 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Snoopy!!!: See You in the Funny Papers
Watching this neat and happy Second Youth Family Theatre production of Snoopy!!! is like paging through a random helping of funnies from the philosophically comic genius of Charles Schulz. And with songs at least as clever as the comic shtick, it's an easygoing, good-natured musical that, as advertised, is theatre fun for the whole family.
"...Snoopy!!!: See You in the Funny Papers..."

March 23, 2001 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Big career moves for a couple of Austin playwrights and big parties thrown by a couple of Austin arts organizations.
"...pair of big-name hosts: that fat cat of the funny papers, Garfield, and his sidekick Odie. The fun starts..."

March 2, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

The Austin Cartoon Scene: Museum Worthy
"...go check out some cartoons. See you in the funny papers. -- Sam Martin..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Arts Review

A Small World After All
" up to its name... See you in the funny papers: Of all people to run across in a..."

Sept. 20, 1996 Music Column

Something for Everyone... Jack's Back... and It's Hell
" Tower Records, Austin Books, Blast Comics, Dragon's Lair, Funny Papers, and any good purveyor of alternative comics the..."

Nov. 17, 1995 Books Feature

About Schmidt
" has no foreseeable use for Warren's accumulation of papers and experience. He is feeling pointless and purposeless, lacking..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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