Bird Toon of the Day - August 7, 2015

Probably the most-missed of the comics that used to grace the newspaper but no longer do is Calvin & Hobbes.  Although the bird references were usually caught up in something Calvin's imagination had dreamed up, I have saved a handful and offer them as a very occasional special treat.  First up: February 14, 1987.

Bird Toon of the Day - August 6, 2015

Two cartoonists are our favorites because of their support of animal rescue ... Dan Piraro, who draws Bizarro and Patrick McDonnell, who draws Mutts.  The latter usually does a week of "shelter stories" strips sometime in the course of the year to encourage adoption of shelter and rescue animals.  Today's strip is one of his bird-related shelter stories, from November 5, 2013.

Bird Toon of the Day - August 5, 2015

This Bizarro, from way back on May 7, 1998, has been identified by Dan Piraro as one of his personal all-time favorites.  I like it as well, and hope you will too.

Note: Dan redid this panel, in color, on January 31, 2017. I'm including it here.

Bird Toon of the Day - August 4, 2015

Mark Lynch is a cartoonist based in Sydney (one giveaway is the use of the word "tipping" in this cartoon, that being Australian slang for "betting").  I only have a few bird-related toons from his portfolio, of which this is my favorite:

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