News post – Catch-23 No. 870 Be like Bagel

Ideally I’d like my comic strips to remain funny whether you’re reading them today or several years for now, but sometimes I have to trade longevity for relevance. Those silly Facebook ‘be like [insert name here]’ pictures seemed to be everywhere this week, but by next week they’ll be forgotten. Such is internet.

Mat

News post – Catch-23 No. 869 Inside the mind of a beagle

Some comic strips are ripped from the headlines, others originate closer to home. Certainly there’s more going on in Beagleland than just eating or sleeping – there’s also sniffing things.

Mat

News post – Catch-23 No. 868 Rest in peace, Professor Snape

A terrible week for famous & talented people – first Bowie then Alan Rickman. I wasn’t the only one who assumed (and hoped) that the news about Alan Rickman was a hoax when it was first breaking. Rest in peace Ziggy Stardust and Professor Snape. Thanks for all the art.

Mat

News post – Catch-23 No. 867 Tales of a food thief

Our cats have become quite ninja-like in their food heists. A single clink or rattle alerts the guards and anything left on the bench, sink or sometimes dining table just before a dinner party, is fair game. The chilli thing is not based on a true story, but it certainly could be.

Mat

News post – Catch-23 No. 866 New Year sundering

Many dogs, our rescue beagle included, are not the biggest fans of fireworks. My dog trainer friends tell me noises like thunder and fireworks are like giant booming barks from the sky, telling dogs they are doing something very wrong and they don’t know what that is. The best way to get a dog out of their storm or fireworks fears is to carry on as if nothing is wrong. If you console them too much, they’ll think it’s right to be frightened of the noise.

Mat