(John Hinderaker) A running joke in the Wizard of Id comic strip was that the peasants were revolting: Here in Minnesota, the liberals are revolting, as the nationwide rash of anti-police demonstrations came to Minneapolis today. Actually,...Show More Summary
Good week for Michael Cavna, who remembered (or was reminded about) the 50th anniversary of the Wizard Of Id feature and did a round-up of reactions here. I'm generally curious about the role that the 1960s hardcore gag-type strips had on the development of features on the newspaper page. Show More Summary
FOR A HALF-CENTURY, it’s been good to be the King. The titular magician and the chicken-hearted chief knight and even the pickled jester haven’t had it so bad, either, freshly supplied as they are with pithy punch lines that can be served up as dark as mead. Read full article >>
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Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad could be here, right now. Wizard of Id, 8/23/13 Wizard of Id doesn’t go in for meticulously researched historical detail like Prince Valiant or whatever, but usually its strips include its pseudo-historical...Show More Summary
Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad could be here, right now. Wizard of Id, 7/21/13 I don’t know if whoever’s currently writing Wizard of Id just got a big dog or just got bored with writing jokes about the same ten-ish characters who have been in the strip since the ’70s or what, but for the past year or so there have been a lot of [...]Show More Summary
Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad could be here, right now. Wizard of Id, 4/20/13 Apologies to any all Garys who currently live in Utah and are I’m sure perfectly nice people, but isn’t it likely that a reference to “Gary in Utah” by the people of a certain age who run the longstanding Wizard of Id comic strip is in fact a reference to the [...]Show More Summary
Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad here, right now: $0 Wizard of Id, 2/15/13 I think when you’re correcting the depiction of a Scrabble game played in a faux-medieval magic world in a daily newspaper comic, you’re officially that guy, and lord knows I don’t want to be that guy, so let me just very briefly point out that if you’re going to say the [...]Show More Summary
Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad here, right now: $0 Wizard of Id, 12/20/12 Hey, teens, I bet you think that it’s “cool” to drink alcohol! Well, your pal Frosty is pretty hip and extreme with his backwards baseball cap and such, and he thought it would be OK to get drunk like a grown-up, and look what happened: he tore his own body apart [...]Show More Summary
Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad here, right now: $0 Wizard of Id, 12/13/12 If there’s one thing I took away from my failed attempt at becoming a historian (other than a failed attempt to become a historical romance novelist), it was a tendency to overthink comics set in the past. I’ve mused at great length about the historical setting for Hagar the Horrible, but [...]Show More Summary
Momma, 7/5/12 Momma owns a bottle of some kind of incredibly fast-acting and powerful pesticide, which is no doubt highly toxic to all living things that come in contact with it (e.g., Francis, Momma). Wizard of Id, 7/5/12 This lady is “keeping her husband on his toes” by threatening to have immolated alive. Hi and [...]
Wizard of Id, 5/8/12 It’s really kind of sad that this fearsome, powerful wizard, heir to a long tradition of human beings who have managed to piece through the barrier separating our mundane world from the realm of magic, having just used his unspeakable powers to bring a poor mortal back from the brink of [...]
Due to a printing error, last week's comics page did not include the final panel of The Wizard Of Id.
Through the eyes of the Wizard of Id team...
The Wizard of Id comic strip above [click image to enlarge], originally penned in 2004 had the last box containing the comment by Wizard as, "Then the best liar wins." It has since been altered, replacing the original comment by Wizard with "Then the Democrat wins." Get it? Democratic voters are stupid. Show More Summary