Loose Parts

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Loose Parts
Author(s) Dave Blazek
Illustrator(s) John Gilpin (1991–2001)
Current status / schedule ongoing, daily
Launch date 1999
Syndicate(s) The Washington Post Writers Group
Genre(s) Gag, humor

Loose Parts is a daily single panel comic strip drawn by Dave Blazek since 2001. It is similar in tone, content, and style to The Far Side, drawn by Gary Larson, involving Theatre of the Absurd-style themes and characters. Loose Parts is syndicated by The Washington Post Writers Group and appears in newspapers across the country and overseas. Loose Parts was nominated for Best Newspaper Panel Cartoon division award in the 2010 National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards.


Loose Parts began in 1999 as a collaborative effort between Dave Blazek (the writer) and John Gilpin (the illustrator). Both men worked in the marketing department at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. In 2001 Gilpin stopped drawing for the single-panel cartoon and Blazek took up those duties as well; he now writes and draws for the cartoon.[1]



  1. ^ loosepartscomic.com
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-11-22. 
  3. ^ "dave blazek". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 

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