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Murder and Mayhem! Ed Harrington Kills The Family Circus

Even as a kid, the simpering perfection of the Family Circus pissed me off. Somehow, this immensely annoying cartoon has become the most widely syndicated comic in the world, and it’s published in almost 1,500 newspapers worldwide. Just thinking about that makes me mad. So when I saw Ed Harrington’s renditions of The Family Circus, they put a huge smile on my face! Harrington is a master of combining pop culture, horror, cartoons and comics together in a distorted, disturbing mix that is just amazing to behold. Nothing is sacred, even these consonant droppin’ toddlers, who are terrorized by some of the most iconic horror characters of our time. Want to see Billy about to be massacred by Leatherface, or kneecapped by Kathy Bates? How about Dolly being murdered by Freddy Krueger? Baby PJ skinned alive or as Pinhead? No one is safe from Harrington’s twisted imagination, and finally The Family Circus makes me laugh! You should also check out his Tumblr and follow him on Instagram @nothinghappenedtoday to see his takes on everything from Star Wars to Peanuts to the Brady Bunch.





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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.



  1. Chris Watt

    June 21, 2016 at 11:20 am

    My 97 year old grandmother loves this friggin strip but something tells me she would not make the correlation.

  2. Nathan Sanders

    June 20, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Amber, Freddie, and Christopher.

  3. Robb Hudspeth

    June 20, 2016 at 6:50 am

    meh, Matt did it better.

  4. Lloyd Warren Ravlin III

    June 20, 2016 at 4:58 am


  5. Tom Melaniphy

    June 20, 2016 at 12:54 am

  6. Joshua David Menard

    June 20, 2016 at 12:28 am

    For the first time ever, Dilbert makes me laugh!

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