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John McMeel, newspaper syndicator who brought ‘Doonesbury’ to millions of readers, dies at 85

With his business partner, Jim Andrews, he distributed cartoons including “Calvin and Hobbes,” “The Far Side” and “Cathy,” as well as columnists including Abigail Van Buren and Garry Wills.

How Tig Notaro created a cartoon standup special about life, death and Dolly Parton

Notaro's HBO special "Drawn" takes her live performances and puts them to animation.

Kurt Westergaard, Danish cartoonist whose Muhammad caricature stirred debate and violence, dies at 86

His image of a bearded man wearing a turban with a fuse-lit bomb that a newspaper labeled as the Muslim prophet provoked a free-speech debate and sparked extremist attacks, including a massacre at a French magazine that republished the image.
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‘Mythic Ocean’: Playing nice with the gods

Its lessons might not be very deep, but the liveliness of “Mythic Ocean” makes it a great game to turn kids on to philosophical reasoning.
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The original Bugs Bunny voice was his idol. Now he plays the character in the ‘Space Jam’ sequel.

Jeff Bergman's life was changed by the legendary Mel Blanc. Now he's trading wisecracks with LeBron James.
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