Car Talk in the Comics


What's so funny about a couple of brothers in a broadcast booth? A lot, apparently ... at least if you're a cartoonist.

For some reason, our humble hosts seem to find themselves the subject of more than a few cartoonist's musings. In recent years, Car Talk has appeared in comics from the august New Yorker to the quirky Zippy the Pinhead, to the nerdy-but-popular XKCD.

Want to check 'em out? Got a few minutes to kill? Great! Here they are, assembled right here for your time-killing perusal.

Mike du Jour by Mike Lester 1/27/14

Free Range by Bill Whitehead 10/29/11

How the NPR voices look (in my head) by Gaelan Kelly 9/14/11

Chuck & Beans by Brian 5/6/11

by PencilBlots 4/13/11

by Stuart Carlson 3/22/11

Otto Mechanic by Jay Piersanti 3/22/11

Far Left Side by Mike Stanfill 1/17/11

Dustin by Steve Kelley and Jeff Parker 2/21/11

Luann by Greg Evans 9/1/10

The Devil's Panties by Jennie Breeden 8/14/10

The Buckets by Greg Cravens 5/23/10

Close to Home by John McPherson 4/30/10

Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau 12/22/09

Unstrange Phenomena by Ed Allison 9/11/09

Brakes / 5/11/09

Zippy the Pinhead by Bill Griffith 5/8/09

Car Talk on PBS' "Arthur" 1/15/09

Nodwick by Aaron Williams 8/4/08

Nodwick by Aaron Williams 8/2/08

Nodwick by Aaron Williams 7/30/08

The Far Left Side by Mike Stanfill 6/4/08

New Yorker Cartoon by Edward Koren 6/16/06

Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson 1/15/05

New Yorker Cartoon by Robert Weber 11/29/04

New Yorker Cartoon by William Hamilton 6/30/03

by Wiley Miller 10/22/94

Hospital Cartoon by Benita Epstein

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